Overall I have to say I was very surprised at how dark this whole series got near the end. The way it started, and just the way the series progressed made me think that it was going to be a lot more light hearted. I thought it would have this kind of fun atmosphere to it, as a lot of mahou shoujo shows have. However this quickly turned into something more. It almost seemed like it became more than just an average mahou shoujo show. It wasnâ€™t about tackling the monster of the week or something, but it very quickly turned into this rather deep conversation about darkness inside of people. Talking about how people who are the most cheerful will sometimes carry more darkness then others or how they canâ€™t deal with it as well. They touched on subjects such as not throwing away the darkness inside of you but dealing with it. The enemy wasnâ€™t just some generic bad guy; the enemy was effectively the darkness and evil aspect of everyoneâ€™s hearts. It was that hidden part of people that was the enemy and I thought if you looked at it that way, if you saw some of the metaphors that were going on, it was really quite interesting.
I was also surprised and kind of impressed with the series for ending on a semi sad note. Not a lot of shows in this genre do that. I really got the impression that although Kanon came to really care for Marin, that they would indeed have to stay separated. I half expected for that goodbye scene to go through and then the next day Kanon wakes up to find them sitting at the table eating breakfast saying something along the lines of they decided not to go by some old rule. However it seems like they stuck with it and it was kind of sad considering how Kanon didnâ€™t really have a lot of friends.