Have you ever thought that...
the first person that you met on the first day of the school might be the person that will change your life? There will be endless fun and laughter...Friends that you make along the way whom will help u solve your problems? If you love such a lifestyle, u should watch this anime Clannad. It reflects this exciting way of life! A definitely must-watch anime for all!!!
Stepping into a brand new life.
Tomoya Okazaki's life changes when his mother passed away due to an accident, resulting in his family changing. His father spent his time drinking and lost the ability to work. Besides that,he treated Tomoya-kun as if he is a stranger. Tomaya-kun was featured heading to school, and this is the point whereby he met one of the main female character, Nagisa Furukawa, and they were both heading to school together. Tomoya-kun started to have more and more friends such as Kyou Fujibayashi, Kotomi Ichinose, Tomoyo Sakagami and Fuko Ibuki. Endless situations appeared and it is up to Tomoya-kun and his friends to overcome the problems by themselves, Tomoya-kun will find himself in situations whereby he will be in a dilemma, and Nagisa-chan is always there to help him. Tomoya-kun also have a close buddy, Youhei Sunohara who he met in school, they first met each other outside of the teacher's homeroom, when both of them saw each other's pathetic expressions, they broke into laughter. From then on, they are always seen hanging out together, as they were both delinquents, they were always late for classes. Tomoya-kun also know a pair of twins, Kyou Fujibayashi and Ryou Fujibayashi, the younger sister, Ryou Fujibayashi, is in the same class as Tomoya-kun and she is class representative and she also took part in solving situations along with Tomoya-kun and friends.
As Tomoya-kun spent more and more time in school, he started to realised several things which included, his life, his future, as well as trouble in love. Tomoya-kun will find himself helping various characters with their problems that they faced, for example he and the others helped Nagisa-chan in re-establishing of the drama club through the various needed procedures. Not to forget that love blossom, Tomoya-kun slowly find himself falling for one of the female characters, which is always the person to calm him down as he is aggressive towards the people around him. However, Tomoya-kun's characteristics in terms allows a lot of the female characters to fall for him. Will Tomoya-kun stay true to his love or will he change?
One of the specialty of the anime is that at the starting of the anime, it will always features a robot and a girl which are in an unknown land. This section is very important as it is actually related to Tomoya and Nagisa, The story of the robot and the girl came into a coincidence when Nagisa need to think of a plot for her first performance for the drama club.
Clannad consists of 24 episodes for the first series, there is a continuous series Clannad After Story. Follow this groups of strong-tied friends and see how they able to overcome each problems that they faced. An anime that is worth the tears shed, when you discover how true this anime is able to reflect the reality that people nowadays are facing.
The main guy character in Clannad, he is not on good terms with his father as ever since his mother died, his father started consuming alcohols and treated him as if he is a stranger. Tomoya hated this kind of treatment and eventually moved out of the house, he went to live with Nagisa's family where they treated as if he is their son. Tomoya enjoyed the time spent in that family as they are interesting and funny. Tomoya faced a lot of problems in life that he had to solve, but he always choose to avoid. Nagisa is always the one to help him to the right track and in turn Tomoya help her with her dreams which is the drama club. Tomoya's right hand is injured thus he is unable to lift it higher than his shoulder, he kept this injury to himself and even tolerate the pain if his right hand is really needed.
I like Tomoya as he is straight forward and he kept on playing pranks on people, i find him very true to himself, I admire how he tried to help everyone with their problems. Tomoya is someone that need not people to worry for him, he is very much independent, however he could be weak at times but he won't show it to others.
Nagisa is cute as in order to gather courage, she will say out the name of her favourite foods, this happens on the first day of school when Tomoya first met her. Her determination to set up the drama club again earned my respect for her, even though she may be weak yet she tried her very best. She have great ideas for the drama club and it's a pity that she had an illness which kept her repeating the same grade for two years. The love that Tomoya and her have is so great and touching, Tomoya is always there for her especially when she is sick. Nagisa in turn, helped Tomoya to be on better terms with his father even though she is scared that Tomoya might be angry, she still tried to persuade his father and update him about Tomoya's stuation. Nagisa love the Big Dango Family since she was young, and the dango family played a role in her life, Tomoya knows her love for the Big Dango Family and once cheered her up with it.
I like Nagisa for the cheerfulness and her determination that nothing will fail, she is so innocent and caring towards everyone around her. She can make friends easily due to her character but as she is rather shy, she wishes for people to approach her first, thanks to Tomoya, Nagisa is able to know a lot of friends which helped her in her drama club.
The joker in the bunch of friends, the funniest part of him in the anime is that he keep finding Tomoyo-san to fight as he did not believe that a girl can be that strong and even suspect that she is a male. He have a sister Mei Sunohara, his relationship with his sister is special as even though he tries to ignore his sister, he did save her in times of need when his sister was bullied by the soccer team players.
i like Sunohara's characteristics as it is happy-go-lucky and he have great friends around him. Even though he might be dumb at times but he teaches us to be cheerful at all times which is a rather important aspect. I like it when he finds Tomoyo for challenge, he might be defeated times after times but he never gave up!
The elder of the twins, she is strong-willed, Kyou always can be found bickering with Tomoya even for the minor things. Kyou also helped Nagisa by joining the drama club as well as helping Kotomi with her family problems. Kyou and Ryou have a pet called Botan, a very cute wild boar, who have seven abilities. Kyou protect Botan very well, tot the point that when Tomoya took a look at Botan, Kyou will suddenly appear to bash Tomoya without understanding the situation first.
Kyou may be aggressive but she brought a lot of laughter to the group of friends, she can be matured when needed thus advice that come out from her is mostly heeded. I like Kyou for her character, even though she fall for Tomoya, she did not portray it out and even tried to help her sister when she find out that Ryou is interested in Tomoya.
The younger of the twins, she is good at using cards to predict the future and it mostly came out true, however it is funny, one of the time she predicted Tomoya's future is that he will be late for school the next day, which came out true as Tomoya didn't intend to go to school on time. She is mistaken by Botan for trying to stew it when the bathwater is too hot, thus Botan don't really like Ryou. Ryou is rather soft-spoken and shy, she do not dare to show her love for Tomoya and her sister is trying very hard to pair both of them together.
I like how Ryou use the card to predict the future, it is definitely interesting, besides i like how Ryou is always so helpful and caring to people around her, she will help whoever is in need without further hesitation. I love her character as it depicts how a normal girl is like in real life.
The cutest character in the anime, she is stuck in the school carving out starfish that look like stars to Tomoya and Sunohara. She is actually a patient unconscious in the hospital, but due to certain reasons, she can be found in the school giving out starfish to students to ask them to attend her sister's wedding. She wanted her sister to have the wedding in the school that she once taught in. Tomoya and the others helped her in carving out large amounts of starfish to distribute to the students, Fuko always goes into a trance when she held the starfish and Tomoya-kun tried to play pranks on her to teach her a lesson. Fuko always said that she dislike Tomoya as he is a bad guy, actually she actually enjoys his company, however problems came up which is when the students heard of Fuko being in the hospital, they went to visit her, however when they came out, they forgot the existence of Fuko and couldn't remember or see her in school. They wondered how they got the starfish which is given by Fuko, this made Fuko rather sad, however she did not give up and continue persevering on.
I like Fuko as she is innocent, her love and care for her elder sister touched my heart. Knowing that she is in the hospital, her elder sister will want to share her happiness with her sister and refused to get married, Fuko tried to relay the message to her sister through Tomoya and friends. I like how she always bicker with Tomoya as it actually shows how she like Tomoya even though she may not show it.
Kotomi is in the same grade as Tomoya-kun, she can be found in the library, something unique about her is that she is actually a genius, her grade is among the top throughout the whole school. Kotomi first met Tomoya in the library and she doesn't respond to Tomoya calling to her unless Tomoya addressed her as Kotomi-chan. Kotomi is actually childhood friends with Tomoya-kun however Tomoya-kun does not remember that fact till the later part of the anime. The funniest scene in the anime should be Kotomi trying to play the violin, due to her lack of practice, the sound produced didn't come out very well.
I like Kotomi in the anime as i find her past touching, her parents loved her a lot and she only found out later, she can be very emotional at times but i like her first meeting with Tomoya, she was very shy. Tomoya was the one that helped her make friends with Kyou and the others. I liked how all of them able to interact with each other well.
The strongest female character in Clannad, she is also the student council president, her motive is simple which is to preserve the cherry blossom trees that were planted outside along the path to the school. That's the reason why she transferred to the school, she met Tomoya and Sunohara first as she heard that both of them are always late for school and she wanted to change their habits. She even visit them in the morning just to wake them up, Tomoya and Sunohara slowly get used to Tomoyo's way of doing work. Tomoyo helped Nagisa with her drama club by consulting ways to re-establish the club which is easier for Nagisa as the previous president refused to reveal any details.
To me, Tomoyo is very strong in her character, but yet she wants to be a normal girl living a normal life. I like how determined she is as she live her life with a goal and in order to achieve her goal, she will not give up. I admire this kind of attitude as it reflects how we should really reacts in life.
Interesting Fun Facts
Almost all the female characters in Clannad fell in love with Tomoya-kun! I wonder why... ^^
The Big Dango Family plays a part in Nagisa's life with Tomoya!
Fuko-chan seems to be a ghost, some of the students can't see her, this include her sister!
Nagisa-chan is a character that make me laugh and cry, she can be so strong at times.
Tomoya-kun is very good at playing pranks, Sunohara and Fuko-chan are victims of his pranks :D
There is an extra episode in Clannad, featuring Tomoya and Tomoyo being together :D
Sneak Preview :D
Below are sneak previews of funny moments, sad moments, happy moments of Clannad! Enjoy!
Tomoyo vs Sunohara
One of the interesting scene in Clannad whereby Sunohara challenge Tomoyo to duel!
Botan!!! Fujibayashi sisters' pet
Botan, the most adorable pet in Clannad, the one who cheers me up with its cuteness!!!
Fuko goes into a trance and woosh Tomoya-kun is going to trick her once again.
Clannad Opening Song
Clannad Ending Song
The Big Dango Family!
Do you know that Clannad is actually a visual novel?
Clannad Visual Novel Opening
Kyou x Tomoya Cosplay
Nagisa Furukawa Cosplay
Kyou Fujibayashi Cosplay
How Clannad managed to catch your attention?