I will not deal on the screenshots or something or some summary of some sort. It would certainly be better if YOU WOULD WATCH IT. IT’S NO SENSE LOOKING AT SOME SUMMARY OR REVIEW. IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HEART WANTS TO SAY, YOU HAVE TO APPROACH IT. SENSITIVITY. Guess that’s what the episode means, and oh my, does it struck me like a lightning bolt.
I’m just hear to shout my heart out after I have watched the episode. First off, this has got to be the best Clannad episode I have watched in the 24-episode phenomenal series that it is. Tomoyo’s arc is certainly better than Nagisa’s. It would’ve been better if it was explored more than that of Nagisa’s. But I guess I understand the fact that Nagisa’s arc contains the other world where wishes come true. But certainly, Nagisa’s arc wasn’t as romantic and as lovely as this!! They’re a perfect pair. Amazing how 24 minutes can contain a lot… [I don’t know if I will still hear the crying voice of Tomoyo again. So lovely and heart-warming…]
But watching at the first episode makes me just want to shout this with all my strength and all my heart:
I STILL LOVE YOU! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE…
Maybe we are miles away, time lapses have separated me from you, but Tomoyo does not regard any of it, even after finishing school and achieving her life-long dream of preserving the sakura trees, she still prompted to be with Tomoya. Because, being with the one you love is “a place much higher than what the teachers or any tests will give. It is something you value more than anything”.
But alas, that is the anime world. We live in a non-ideal reality where our hearts are not always our guide to what will happen. But I’m sure if you put much effort to it, then you can achieve what the heart longed for. Life sure is hard. But it’s even harder if you want it to put things your own way. So by separation (and I mean separation) I guess… That’s the way it should be… Acceptance? I have accepted that. Guilt? Not really. I guess I’ll just remember that someday, I dated a great person like you.
So, until then…
It was long. A goal that I wouldn’t yield over. It’s finally been realized. But I lost something in return. I should have been with the person I loved. I love you. Even now, I love you more than before.