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XiThau's Clannad Tv,ova Review

Clannad

Clannad tv,ova Review

Deliquent Okazaki Tomoya finds himself starting his final year in high school with no hope for the future, no girlfriend, bad grades, and a strained relationship with his father.
All seems lost, until the moment he meets Furukawa Nagisa. This girl brings forth hope, love, and family into Okazaki's life.

Story & Playability

Spoiler (show)

Overall, the series in my opinion would be 10, because it's my favorite Anime. Though, the story itself was very complex with all the characters connected together, and when you think about it, the story wouldn't be the same without 1 character or another, in terms of each were moral support for other characters at one point.
The characters were Nagisa Furukawa, Tomoya Okazaki [<--2 Main characters], Yohei Sunohara [Everyone calls him Sunohara, though], Kyou & Ryou Fujibayashi [Twins], Tomoyo Sakagami [Tough girl with similar name to Tomoya], Kotomi Ichinose [Childhood friend of Tomoya], Fuko Ibuki [Ghost girl who plays a huge role], Yukine Miyazawa [Storage room girl], & Misae Sagara [Dorm mother of Sunohara and other boys]. These are just mainly the characters.
Nagisa & Tomoya had a thing going on throughout the Anime, but it built slowly, but shows that if 2 people love and care each other enough, they'll last. Yohei Sunohara met Tomoya around begining of high school, nearly before the rest of them, I'm sure. He gets beat on by Tomoyo who had entered the school as a Junior while the rest were Seniors and was known to be very tough, and also made quite an entrance by beating up Gang members disturbing the peace at the school, and her main goal was ironic, she wanted to preserve the Sakura Trees, by becoming the School's Student Council President. Kotomi was Tomoya's childhood friend who he had stumbled upon her yard as a child and hung out with her until his friends teased her, but right before her birthday too, so he stopped coming and she lost her only friend, as well as her parents on her birthday. She finds out they tried to get her Teddy Bear to her during those years by sending the suitcase with it around the world, because it was found drifting in sea when the plane crashed. Fuko Ibuki was a Ghost girl who manifested herself out of the hospital with the will to grant her sister an amazing wedding whom had been a student and teacher at that school once before. Yukine is friends with 2 rival gangs and she treats them both nicely trying to calm the violence, but fails until the end where they all find out her brother, the leader of one of the gangs had died already, which put an end to their fighting. Misae is the Dorm mother of Sunohara and other guys and is highly respected along with how she was the Student Council President as a Student at that school and made sure no absences occurred for a week.

I'll stop there. Mainly, the story was well thought out, and had many rhetorical questions around it, but if you knew the answers to them, you'd understand the story more. The visions that happen alot in the anime usually at the begining of it was Ushio, the daughter of Tomoya and Nagisa in a different world, which connects to the real world. [spoiler]When she died in that world, she did so in the real world too, but used the last of her power to send the robot she made, which was actually Tomoya back in time before Nagisa died and changed the course of events so that Nagisa survives and Tomoya knew exactly what happened just there. Tomoya would've been lost in that world forever which means Ushio would've died in both worlds not being able to send him back, ending the story morbidly

, if it hadn't been for Fuko who was the sheep in the other world who lead them back together. That is why they emphasized the sheep. And she did that because she feels as though she owes Tomoya that much for helping make her sister's wedding a great one.[/spoiler]

As you can see, the story was done very well. Hm; Well, the review was mostly spoilers, I suppose. It covered both Clannad and Afterstory.

Rating: 10

Graphics

The Visual Novel Art would've gotten a 6/10 from me if I did that review, but in the Anime, they redid the art and it looked great. The tears for the characters looked realistic and well-done. You could see through it and see how it was like water too. When it was a rainy day, they made sure to slowly make the character get more and more wet as long as he/she stayed in the rain. The sun was good too, as they added shade in the correct manner in certain areas, made sure that everything looked the right angle and basically, the Art was very good.

Rating: 10

Sound

The voices on here all fit the characters and the voices changed according to mood at the right time, but never seemed sudden, or not-to-fit the mood. The background music they inserted into certain areas all had a great effect and greatly increased the atmosphere, the mood, I suppose from happy to dramatic, vice versa. It doesn't sound like it can be done, but they did it in some scenes, which was well played. They made sure all the characters had their emotional sides and could show it well, so a tone in voice was added as well. I praise the voice actors and the OST Artists.

Rating: 10

Fun

Humor and Drama were added quite nicely because of how they'd bring you into the anime from the first couple episodes with humor, then strike you with drama. The Drama was just so well done, it was depressing. But that's the thing about it! Clannad can make any person cry easily. Crying to this Anime is something I do not consider embarassing in the least. It is something to show you have a heart because all the characters have a scene that's just sad when you watch it/listen to it. If it gets translated to english, I bet listening to the depressing scenes will make you cry because of the perfectly done OST they used.

Rating: 10

Final Verdict

10.00 (excellent)

Reviewed by XiThau, Nov 01, 2009

Comments

  1. Fanatik007 Nov 02, 2009

    good anime review,tnx

  2. mattduy Nov 02, 2009

    I so agree. Clannad is just amazing in every aspect.
    My all time favorite anime probably forever.

  3. bongob200 Nov 02, 2009

    A very nice review. I have been wondering about this, but I think I'm convinced to check it out. Thank you.

  4. Matanteloki Nov 03, 2009

    yeah! perfect 10! clannad rules! especially "~after story~"

  5. animalandia Nov 12, 2009

    This story I liked a lot and although I am male I can not help admire the interesting and romantic which is the series, thanks to anime

  6. XiThau Nov 13, 2009

    I'm a male, boy, guy, but I fully admit to falling in love with this anime.
    Not to sound ignorant or anything, but I'm not gay. [Don't get me wrong, I support gays.]

    But yeah, Clannad is too great. :D

  7. Warpten29 Nov 17, 2009

    good!

  8. kikuchivn Nov 25, 2009

    Yeah, thanks for nice review. Sometimes I felt my life is just so boring, everyday spending together with parents, friends and other is somehow like an endless loop but Clannad and Clannad after story has shown me how happy I have been and how to treasure what I'm having. I have more inspiration to life thanks to those animes. They are my Favourite anime forever

  9. XiThau Nov 26, 2009

    Kikuchivn, I agree completely.
    Only problem is, you can treasure it more than I can, because my life isn't as plain.
    My family, my friends, it all doesn't happen like that, so I can't fully understand.
    But Clannad, yes, "it's more than meets the eye," eh? I appreciate the thoughtful comment! :D

  10. Ilona Dec 11, 2009

    Nice review... though the story part has too many spoilers. I am surprised you developped a lot an arc story especially since it isn't the first, I am not sure but wasn't Fuuko's story the first arc ? And you shouldn't have told about the end of Clannad After Story, it has nothing to do in a review in my opinion.

    Clannad is a lovely and moving anime. It was fun and it made me cry a lot... well I am not sure I will cry during a second rewatch unlike Code Geass, especially since I felt a little cheated. But I like how it talked about simple happinness, hardships and relationships.

  11. lordryo Dec 15, 2009

    Great review!

  12. dnandre Dec 16, 2009

    wow ... all 10 point ... what an excellent score xD
    nice review, and especially this is also my fav series too :D
    well ... if you add the after story thing, then ... maybe you should add the after story title too :p
    about the graphic :D you shouldn't compare that with the game art :D (my opinion though) because they're in a different age (also they're in a different type ... a game and an anime) ... the VN itself made/release at 2004 while the anime originally at 2007, for me ... it isn't fair :D
    and about the music, :-? well ... the music also was originally from the game (with some new arrangement) so I have no comment about that beside of NICE (i also love the music bg, and i agree if you give that 10 out of 10 xD)
    OST artists in the anime who also from the game :D

  13. SchRita Dec 22, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  14. DarkGSSJBeast Jan 03, 2010

    It's nice to see that you said everything that deserves this anime...
    I agree with you 100%!For real this anime is amazingly created...
    Thanks for the review and really great work...

  15. darkark Jan 03, 2010

    <a href="http://photobucket.com/images/cc%20code%20geass" target="_blank"><img src="http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc347/RukiTemaFan21/Code%20Geass/a8aec60509b0616e2e0e06604be52ac6.jpg" border="0" alt="Lelouch and C.C. Pictures, Images and Photos"/></a>

    its a good review.. it makes me love it more.. good job

  16. minayuri Elite Member Jan 06, 2010

    If you've enjoyed the series Clannad and the sequel After Story and if you haven't seen these two series, Air and Kanon(the 2006 one), I reccommend watching Air and Kanon 2006, both series are just as good as Clannad and equally touching.

  17. bandage Mar 14, 2010

    cute anime and characters....... (n__n)

  18. mbeckley Jun 16, 2010

    I can agree with you even more. ^^
    Nicely done on your review.
    Clannad is an amazing anime i had ever seen.

  19. zankoku Jul 08, 2010

    this is one, if not the most, beautiful anime that i had ever seen
    its packed with scenes that makes you laugh and cry

  20. ShanaFlare Apr 28, 2011

    I can see you put a lot of effort into writing this review and it's worth it^^ Clannad is one of those anime that is hard to come by :)

  21. XiThau Apr 28, 2011

    At the time I did this, I did put lots of effort, but if I rewrote it, I would do a better job, and not make a review entirely comprised of spoilers. :P

  22. Blue-Latte May 29, 2013

    I like your review, it makes me want to watch this anime. :) The characters seems cute too. X3

  23. fitarol15 Sep 19, 2014

    I Like your review!
    for me to say the truth i haven't shed one tear over clannad i don't think it's sad as everybody says...
    And i like a lot of characters of this series (Specially TOMOYA!) But the game gives you the freedom to make tomoya end up with the girl you want him to end up with the anime chose nagisa's arc as the main and made tomoyo and kyou chapters as an OVA For me i like tomoya and kyou more she fits him perfectly nagisa is just too immature but i also like nagisa with tomoya as one of my fav couples,,anyway at the ending after you collect the orbs you can make nagisa alive so i don't see anything sad at the end everybody have a happy ending
    but still love this series my fav actually~~

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