So I’m sure anybody whose completed Rewrite knows why it’s called Rewrite, and anybody who knows even the overview of Little Busters knows why it’s called Little Busters. But what about the rest of Key’s Titles?
- Why is Clannad called Clannad? (Wikipedia has an answer to this but I don’t like relying on Wikipedia)
- Why is Air called Air? (This may be kind of obvious but I don’t want to jump to conclusions having not played the VN)
- Why is Kanon called Kanon? (Sure, the anime plays Pachelbel’s Canon, but there is no sign of that in the VN)
On that note, quite a lot of Visual Novels’ titles make absolutely no effing sense, but I wanted to talk about these ones first.
Sidenote: I quite love Angel Beats’ meaning. The “Angel” part is fairly obvious, while I believe the Beats part is interesting as it has a duality in meaning, where it can refer both to the beats played by GDM (which is a central theme in the series), and to the beating of a heart. In other words, Angel Beats can literally refer to the beating of the heart inside Kanade, which, as we all know, is the main theme of the ending