Clannad Anime Review
(WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
This review is not for After Story, OVA or the Movie.When I decided to watch Clannad, I prepared myself for the worst. I heard that this series had many “feels” and that it was very sad. Little did I know, that it wasn’t as extreme as I thought. Keep an open mind while watching.
Plot of Clannad
The story starts off with the delinquent Tomoyo Okazaki walking down the street to the high school when he see a girl staring at a tree talking to herself. Later they reunite and Tomoyalearns that her name is Nagisa Furukawa. Tomoya also learns that Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school's drama club. He statesthat he has nothing better to do, and decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of other girls. Tomoyo didn’t really care about his reputation and often skipped out with his friend Youhei Sunohara. Throughout the series Tomoyo makes it to school on time and gains friends that helps him turn his life around.
Characters of Clannad
Tomoya Okazaki is a senior at a high school. His mother died in a car accident when he was young and lives with his father. He got into a fight with him a few years before the series starts and now he can not lift his right arm past his shoulder. He was athletic and had a passion for basketball before his accident. He does things because he claims she has nothing else better to do, but deep down he is kind hearted and doesn’t want anyone to get hurt.
Nagisa Furukawa is a senior at a high school. She is a year older than everyone because she was out for 9 months due to a serious illness. She loves the Dango family and wants to restore the drama club. She often beats herself up over small things but Tomoya is there to cheer her up.
Youhei Sunohara: Is senior at a high school. He is girl crazy. Youhei is great friends with Tomoya due to the fact that they are both “deliquents” at the school. He is the comedian of the group and often is the one that the other students picked on. He doesn’t let that get to him and in the end of the day he laughs it off. He has a younger sister, Mei, and even though he pretends he doesn’t care, he is always on her side.
After watching this anime, I had nothing bad to say about it. It made me question my choices in life and made me value the relationships I do have. I recommend this anime to all.
No blood, little fighting. No sexual themes.