Life and Death: Clannad


Good evening. Time for a 2nd Key/Visual Art novel.

Orignated from a VN. Anime lasted for 2 seasons of 23 and 24 eps each with 2 OVAs. Beware: Heavy Feels Inbound.

Storyline is a severely feels downslope. It just keeps going down all the way till the ending of After Story. Clannad was pretty fine, the downhill gradient isnt as steep, but when After Story comes, it keeps even more steep and bam, hits a rock. They do have their own comedic elements, they do make people laugh, but the feels sometimes overwhelms it, so you cant feel it go lighthearted. They dont really try hard on the comedy but they bombard you heavily with all the feels. Clannad ended pretty abruptly but then After Story came so it was fine. It was pretty fun for the first half, then the second half came and then its a downhill ride of feels hell. Comedy was all zero and it was all meaningful and touching scenes. The climax was a seriously a heartkiller and put me into a state of shock and depression. The happy ending was really fine, wraps up the story pretty well but it doesnt make me feel any better. The need for more is pretty much zero for me due to me unable to handle the feels they bombard me with. The OVAs were pretty much relievers but still didnt do much effect. The comedy is really good for the OVAs so its still enjoyable. Ishihara Tatsuya again, you have my respect.

Art is done by the-one-and-only again KyoAni. Characters design were stuck to the Air/Kanon style but were slightly improved thus boosting the cute elements a lot.

Music are all pretty sad, one of the reason why the series cannot go back to the positive side…

VAs are a list of damn good people. Nakamura Yuichi, Nakahara Mai, Hirohashi Ryo, Noto Mamiko, Kuwashima Houko, Nonaka Ai, Koorogi Satomi, Enomoto Atsuko, Kanda Akemi, Yukino Satsuki, Midorikawa Hikaru, Minaguchi Yuko, Aono Takeshi, Shiraishi Ryoko, Naka Hiroshi, Aso Miyoko, Okiayu Ryotaro, Inoue Kikuko, Sakaguchi Daisuke, Tamura Yukarin, Kawakami Tomoko, Yajima Akiko. Yuichi did his job damn well, Mamiko at her usual voice. Mai’s voice would most probably be the most enjoayble for me.

Best girl would pretty much be Kotomi.



Story: 9/10 (Clannad, OVA1 and 2), 9.5/10 (Clannad After Story)

Art: 9/10

Music: 8.5/10

VAs: 9/10

Highly recommended also. They hit the spot really well, bring a box of tissue, really.

Thats it for now.

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