- Oct 30, 2010
The third Key / Visual Art's animated project from Kyoto Animation, Clannad mostly discards the magical aspects of Kanon and Air for a more down to Earth story about a boy, a girl, and the numerous people they encounter in both school and outside of it.
At the same time, it's also about family, as every character's arc in this series revolves around their family members in some form (and even some of the side characters do as well). Whereas Air and Kanon felt like separate stories with a theme that loosely tied the cast together, Clannad has no such disjointed feeling, and is part of the reason that I think this is (arguably) the best written of the three Key animated adaptions by Kyoto Animation to date.
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who doesn't like school and lives with his father (whom he fights with often, and is responsible for paralyzing once of his arms). One morning on his way to school he meets a girl named Nagisa Furukawa. Out for a year due to being sick, she feels awkward and alone at school as her friends have since moved on. Over time she opens up to Tomoya and finds herself spending more time with him, changing him in the process.
Clannad is one of my favorite anime series ^^ Very deep and beautiful. Not only beautiful in art, but a beautiful story ^^ It really digs into the bond of family and friendship. Each character is special in their own way. I guess that's why I enjoy this anime (as well as the other two Key productions) ^^
Has anyone else seen this series? I haven't seen After Story yet, but I bet it's as good as the first season <3
As always, please use spoiler tags for the sake of those who have not seen the anime ^^
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