Farewell to the End of Summer

Clannad

Clannad

 I’ve waited too long for this series to start, and now finally, it’s here.

But I won’t give much of a review on this episode. Let’s say this is just another introduction – there’s nothing much really. I could easily classify this as a filler episode at the very start, if not for the closing moments of the episode. (There are still lots of funny moments as always. n_n)

So the theme remains to be close-relationship ties among the moe friends of Tomoya and Nagisa’s parents as well (included also are the other characters from season 1).  The episode is just about a baseball game and what’s striking from this episode is the support of one to the other, especially to Tomoya (since we know he can’t raise his shoulder up). In the end, he was the one who hit the ball (dunno if it was homerun) to send Nagisa (who else) home and a score to win the game.

Overall, a really entertaining episode and I’d say it’s not a great start, but not really horrible. Hoping it would live up to its expectations on the future episodes. Hooray. n_n

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Clannad After Story OP/ED

Clannad OP [Toki wo Kizamu Uta – Lia] :

I absolutely love this OP. =D Just how I felt about Tabi no Tochuu. n_n

Kimi dake wo
Suki de ita yo
Kaze de me ga nijinde
Tooku naru yo…

Clannad ED [TORCH – Lia] :

CLICK HERE.

The tone is so catchy. Like it. n_n

Further Announcements: (Still needs confirmation though) AnimeNewsNetwork says that Clannad After Story will be aired in 24 episodes, and not 13 as pre-supposedly assumed. Hooray for that. n_n

Sugoi!

Are you a Clannad fan? Yes?

Do you love music? Yes?

You want a combination of both plus the word absolutely fantastic?

Then YOU have to WATCH and HEAR this awesome vid. Really really good I tell you. n_n

This last one’s quite funny at the start. I really started laughing haha. n_n. But eventually, it delivered the goods. n_n

Clannad ~After Story~

Words have it that this Clannad ~After Story~, believed to be a 13-episode second season of Clannad (all information still doubtful), will be released next week, 16th of July (this one’s sure). Promo commercials have been given out to give a backdrop of what it will contain and it really seems this one will focus on the “other world”.

I can’t wait to watch this as I have been a huge, huge fan of Clannad myself. ^^, Those who have played Clannad said that this is the best of Clannad. I’ll be expecting a lot then. ^^

^^,

I just finished watching Clannad and H2O: ~Footprints in the Sand~ a while ago. Sorry I wasn’t able to provide screenies because I’m sure it’ll be a lot better if you have wathced them instead!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

For the two anime, these are my thoughts:

Clannad:

  • I wish I had known the titles of the songs inserted within scenes as well as the beautiful, kawaii piano scores. ^^
  • I thought the ending was great, without having to sacrifice the fact that there were lots of questions that needed answers in the pre-ending episode moments. But despite that, a lot of questions still remain in me.
  • Will the distance remain between Tomoya and his father?
  • Absolutely taking aside the movie, will Nagisa and Tomoya end up together, as in, with a child that is in the bleak world?
  • Did Fuko actually died? Or reunited?
  • Did Nagisa actually realized that the dream their parents had ended was continued by her?
  • I just hope Kyou, Ryou, and Tomoyo gets to find someone for them as well.^^, I’m taking Kitomi for that matter. ^^
  • Where did the story of Nagisa’s play originated? Yes it is the future of Tomoya but where did she grabbed the idea from?
  • Some characters, I believe, should have role-played more on the story. e.g. Youhei, the library gal..
  • A must watch anime if you’re looking for really hilarious scenes and dramatic ones.
  • 10/10

H2O: ~Footprints in the Sand~:

  • The better of the two mentioned, character-wise, plot-wise, ending-wise, wise…. Anything. Absolutely wonderful.
  • Amazing sakuga. Not to mention that Clannad has a very kawaii sakuga too.
  • The plot left behind an empty space in the final episode which puts the viewers into thinking what REALLY happened.
  • Makes you really feel attached to the story.
  • A very good ending nonetheless. Unexpected one.
  • A must watch too! Really touching, soulful. Great job on this one.
  • Hirose x Hayami is probably the MOST deserved and the best pair ever.^^
  • Left me with some questions too:
  • Who was that new village elder?
  • Will Otoha remain with Hirose x Hayami?
  • I’d like to believe that Hayami really did not die in the last scene, but was rather at the rear end of the tracks when the train passed by, hence, still alive in the ending moments of the anime. But what really happened?
  • I HATE HOTARU/HINATA’S GRANDFATHER SO MUCH I WANT HIM TO BE THE ONE SHOT WITH THE TWO RIFLES AND AFTER THAT, RAMMED DOWN BY A TRAIN. *curses*
  • Simply 10/10.

Clannad Ep. 21: In Preparation for the Festival

I have watched the 21 episodes of Clannad already and woah, I love this anime. I’ve never been so attached in what I’m watching up until now! For some drama and really hilarious comedy you should just can’t stand, watch Clannad and you’ll never be disappointed.

It says in some reviews that it has 22 episodes in the main story, 1 episode for the side story and 1 episode for I think OVA which will be released in July, so overall, 24 episodes for this series. What I’m waiting now is for the last episode of the main story which will be released 5 days from now! I CAN’T WAIT TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN! SO SAD really…. ='(

BTW, to those who have watched or planning to watch, some highlights from Ep. 21

[WARNING: Descriptive spoilers ahead.]:

What? Nagisa, did you just say you haven’t watched any theatrical play yet? And how surprised Okazaki was!^^

Oh Nagisa watch out for that post! You’ve already memorized the script! It’s just practice! Thank God Okazaki’s with you. ^^

Wow, looks like everyone else, and I mean the girls, have given up on Tomoya knowing that Nagisa’s got him. A promise to finish this all ’til the end…

Sunohara, couldn’t you be more attentive during practice? Watch out for the fists of Kyou!!!

And they’re back home from practice. What Akio, what did you just said???

Okay everybody, let’s all do this together now even if it’s just a practice!!!^^

Akio, I thought you’ve both agreed upon that it’s not those potty-chair you’re looking for! Lol…

Nothing like a conversation between those two before the actual play starts. Confidence booster I guess.

Oh no, you didn’t just stumble upon those old photo albums!!! Nooo!!

Okay, those tears start to fall now. Akio, why didn’t you reveal to Nagisa much earlier! Now that she knows it already in a real bad timing now, EVERYONE’S IN BIG TROUBLE NOW.

Damn this last scene makes me really watch the next episode real soon now.

To all those who want to watch it, there’s also a release movie in the same title, Clannad the Movie, but the producers are different. Not all the characters in the series are in the movie and I think it has a different ending, though I haven’t watched the movie yet and the anime ending hasn’t been released yet. I HOPE IT ENDS WELL… Sigh.. ='( *sniff*