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  • Here we are with the final episode of the Kanon Bookclub Podcast. Being our final episode, we will be referencing events from all five routes, so a spoiler warning for those who haven't completely finished Kanon! We go into what did and didn't work with us from Ayu's route, and a bit of introspection over how we feel about Kanon as a whole. Your hosts for this podcast are Aspirety,…


    5 months ago

  • What a podcast this one turned out to be! The route was unanimously acclaimed by all five people here (and most of the forum), so you can expect a bit of gushing. But don't let that deter you, we got some really terrific analysis and even a bit of introspection going in here. What a fantastic route and character. Your hosts for this podcast are Aspirety, Pepe and therationalpi, joined…


    6 months ago

  • Welcome to the podcast of the secret girl and her cheerful friend! Opinions on this route were very divisive, and the analysis was a bit scattered since this route is SO DAMN CONFUSING! But none-the-less, we give it our best shot to dig deep and analyse this route, and we had a lot of fun sharing different interpretations and concocting different theories, so we hope you enjoy what we came…


    6 months ago

  • Time to look back at one of the most defining points of Jun Maeda's writing career: Makoto's route! Like her or hate her, we've seemed to reach a consensus that this route has some pretty elegant construction, featuring characters coping with the inevitability of loss, folkore-inspired intrigue, and it even manages to raise some questions on the different forms love can take. Your hosts for this podcast are Aspirety, Pepe…


    6 months ago

  • Welcome back, kagikko, for the latest in our series of Bookclub Podcasts: Kanon's Nayuki route! It ended up being a pretty divisive route, and the podcast managed to reflect many different opinions on how the route was written. Your hosts for this podcast are Aspirety, Pepe and therationalpi, joined by our guest SuikaShoujo. A big warm thank you to all the forum members for their discussion of this route, and…


    6 months ago

  • Kanon Bookclub

    It's been a long time coming, but today I am finally proud to announce that the Kanon Bookclub is definitely, most certainly happening! If you're unfimiliar with our Bookclubs, they are community-wide events which rally everyone to join together to read through, discuss and celebrate the visual novel for a few weeks. They're a lot of fun and can be really illuminating, so to newcomers to Kanon and veterans alike,…


    7 months ago

  • Community Spotlight: Animenz Key Anime Piano Medley

    Here we are with yet another community spotlight! May the 17th sees famed anime pianist Animenz publish a new video to his Youtube channel: a medley combinining AIR's 'Tori no Uta', Kanon's 'Last Regrets' and CLANNAD: After Story's 'Toki wo Kizamu Uta', a medley which he claims to have been working on for the past five years. You may remember Animenz for his work on the Global Collaborative Arrange Album…


    2 years ago

  • Japesland's KEY Anthology Saxophone Collection Announced

    At Kazamatsuri.org, we do our best to cover all the latest Key news from official sources. But we also need to take the time to cover significant events happening across the international community of Key fans as well. This post is about one such project. Japesland is a Youtuber who produces saxophone covers of various Japanese anime and game music. Just today, he has announced a project he has…


    2 years ago

  • Visual Arts Summer Sale 2014 coverage

    Article by forum member Pepe. Hi all! So I visited the Visual Arts Summer Sale 2014 in Gamers Akihabara yesterday, and thought I'd make a write-up of what it's all about. I took a whole bunch of pictures but, unfortunately, I only have a low-quality cellphone camera, so please bear with me. The sale was held at the 5th floor of Gamers Akihabara. For those who don't know, Gamers is…


    2 years ago

  • How popular are Key girls in Japan?

    Forum member @rune_devros has conducted a little study in his free time, collecting data on the number of fanart posted on pixiv of each Key girl and using that to measure their popularity. It's thought it was really neat, so I thought I'd share it with you guys here on the blog! I'll let him take it away. I've been doing surveys for how popular Key character are on…


    2 years ago

  • ATTENTION: Sekai Project invites you to participate in a survey regarding the localisation of Key Games and other Visual Novels

    Important news guys! Sekai Project have just posted a link to a survey on social media asking followers for data on their buying preferences of Visual Novels, what companies' games you'd like to see localised in the west, and more importantly to us, what Key games you would like to support localisation of through crowdfunding. Why is this a big deal? Well, for a start it clearly demonstrates that Sekai…


    2 years ago

  • Kanon Writer Naoki Hisaya to work on Sora no Method Anime

    A teaser website has opened for the new Anime 'Sora no Method', and it has been confirmed that Naoki Hisaya will be writing for it. To those less familiar with the name, Naoki Hisaya was the main scenario writer for Kanon, before quitting Key following its completion. Hisaya previously worked on 'One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e' and 'Moon.' as part of Tactics, before Key was formed. Kanon fans might want…


    3 years ago
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