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Kanon 2006 Anime Episode 23
The Scarlet Red Finale
Kanji 茜色の終曲 〜finale〜
Rōmaji Akane-iro no Shūkyoku ~finale~
Release Date March 8, 2007 (Japan)

January 31, 2008 (South Korea)

Production Staff
Screenplay Fumihiko Shimo
Storyboard Kazuya Sakamoto
Episode Director Kazuya Sakamoto
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The Scarlet Red Finale (茜色の終曲 〜finale〜, Akane-iro no Shūkyoku ~finale~?) is the twenty-third episode of the 2006 anime series Kanon.


Waking up in an apartment, Yuichi meets an old acquaintance who he admired as a child named Makoto Sawatari. Back at their promised place, Yuichi sees Ayu again, and she asks for her third and final wish to be for Yuichi to forget about her, but Yuichi is unwilling to grant it. Ayu then makes a different wish, and disappears soon after in Yuichi's arms. Nayuki comes out of her depression, and she attempts to get her cousin out of his own.




  • A Finale is the grand end of something, especially a show or piece of music.
  • This is the first and last appearance of the actual Makoto Sawatari in the 2006 anime.