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This article is about a character in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Kanon (嘉音) is a young servant who works for the Ushiromiya family and Jessica Ushiromiya's love interest.

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A young servant.

He performs his duties silently and diligently, but is not so highly regarded as a servant due to his unsociable nature.

There are multiple other servants with the "on" (音) character in their pseudonyms. He and Shannon just happened to be the ones on duty that day.

Appearance

Kanon appears to be a very weak and frail boy with medium-length dark gray hair and blue eyes. He wears a black shirt with a purple bow in the middle and red shorts. He also wears stripped socks, brown shoes and his signature red hat.

Personality

Kanon is a serious and fervent servant, carrying out his master's orders thoroughly. He is also a bit frail and antisocial. He highly disapproves of Shannon's feelings and relationship with George, as he believes they are furniture and thus are not allowed to feel love. Kanon denies any human emotions in himself yet struggles with his feelings for Jessica.

Abilities

Kanon can manifest a red sword and to shown to have some agility. Kanon is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and was capable of battling and defeating Lucifer in Banquet of the Golden Witch. He is stronger when with Shannon as they were originally one piece of furniture. He can also link up with Shannon to deploy a magic interference field, as shown in Alliance of the Golden Witch when they use it on the Chiesters.

Background

Kanon is an orphan who was raised in the Fukuin House with Shannon acting as his older sister. Like many other Fukuin children, he would later work for the Ushiromiya family.

See Yasuda's page for more information.

Relationships

Ushiromiya Family

Servants

Other

Role in the Story

Legend of the Golden Witch

Confronts Beatrice in the boiler room, only to get stabbed in the chest. Nanjo attempts to save him but he dies.

Found in the boiler room with a weapon resembling an ice-pick sticking out of his chest.

How presumptuous of lowly furniture like that.

Turn of the Golden Witch

Beatrice traps him and Jessica in Jessica's room, summoning goat butlers to kill them. When the goats prove too weak, the Stakes of Purgatory Asmodeus and Satan are summoned, killing Kanon and Jessica for the second twilight. Afterwards, Kanon's body is made to vanish.

The witch erased his corpse for fun. That alone caused an incredible uneasiness among the survivors.

If that which exists resides in the human world, then that which does not exist is truly fantasy.

Fantasy takes the form of what they fear.

Death

There's no corpse. And yet, he's dead.

The witch said so in red. So, he definitely is dead, even though there's no corpse.

Banquet of the Golden Witch

Beatrice makes a bet with him: if he can defeat the Seven Stakes of Purgatory, he and one other person won't be killed in the ceremony. He accepts the offer, but fails anyway; he's used in the first twilight in a chain of closed rooms.

His corpse was found in the chapel. The weapon used on him is assumed to be a gun or spear-shaped object.

For Kanon, the chapel. Let him continue to protect the Lord's precious place, even after death.

Alliance of the Golden Witch

Was one of many people captured by Gaap and sent to the underground prison in Kuwadorian. After staging a prison break, he's the first to be killed by the Chiesters.

Battler was not able to find his corpse.

No matter how he's killed with magic, without a corpse, he's a definite suspect. Now that's definitely anti-fantasy.

Therefore, I guarantee his death with the red truth.

Now that's definitely anti-mystery...!

End of the Golden Witch

Alive by the time of the game's suspension.

Dawn of the Golden Witch

Kanon begins to build his relationship with Jessica and reveals to her his real name of Yoshiya (嘉哉). They later take part in Zepar and Furfur's love trial, with Kanon targeting Rosa.

At the climax of the love trial, he has a duel with Shannon and loses. In order to save Battler from his logic error, he enters the closed room and swaps places with him in the closet.

Requiem of the Golden Witch

In Bern's fragment, Kanon and Shannon take turns manning the reception desk inside the chapel. Lion doesn't seem to remember their names. After meeting Shannon, Willard asks her to call Kanon so that he can interview them together, but she refuses.

In the Tea Party, Kanon and Battler are introduced to each other in the Rose Garden.

Twilight of the Golden Witch

During Bernkastel's game he disappears after Shannon is killed.

Trivia

  • Yū Kobayashi is the same voice actor as Satoshi Houjou of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
  • His true name, Yoshiya, has some secret meanings:
    • One reading of his name is as the number 16, which is possibly a reference to the true number of people on Rokkenjima.
    • "Yoshiya" is also "Sayo" flipped around, with an "ai" (meaning "love") in it.
  • Kanon's birthday being October 6th may represent the day when Yasu "created" Kanon.

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