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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
4 October 2007 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 25 of 75)
Yûichi Nakamura ... Tomoya Okazaki (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mai Nakahara ... Nagisa Furukawa (23 episodes, 2007-2008)

David Matranga ... Tomoya Okazaki (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Luci Christian ... Nagisa Furukawa (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ryô Hirohashi ... Kyou Fujibayashi (22 episodes, 2007-2008)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Kyou Fujibayashi (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Akemi Kanda ... Ryou Fujibayashi (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brittney Karbowski ... Ryou Fujibayashi (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ... Youhei Sunohara / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
Greg Ayres ... Youhei Sunohara / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mamiko Noto ... Kotomi Ichinose (17 episodes, 2007-2008)
Emily Neves ... Kotomi Ichinose (17 episodes, 2007-2008)
Houko Kuwashima ... Tomoyo Sakagami (15 episodes, 2007-2008)

Kaytha Coker ... Tomoyo Sakagami (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Andrew Love ... Akio Furukawa / ... (15 episodes, 2007-2008)

Kara Greenberg ... Sanae Furukawa / ... (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ... Akio Furukawa (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kikuko Inoue ... Sanae Furukawa (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hilary Haag ... Fuko Ibuki / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ai Nonaka ... Fuko Ibuki (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Melissa Davis ... Botan / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Maggie Flecknoe ... Yukine Miyazawa / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)

Blake Shepard ... Students / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Minoru Shiraishi ... Avid Fan / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shannon Emerick ... Voice of 'I' / ... (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Series Directed by
Noriyuki Kitanohara (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Taichi Ishidate (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yasuhiro Takemoto (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoe Aratani (2 episodes, 2007)
Tatsuya Ishihara (2 episodes, 2007)
Ichirou Miyoshi (2 episodes, 2007)
Noriko Takao (2 episodes, 2007)
Mitsuyoshi Yoneda (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Jun Maeda (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fumihiko Shimo (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steven Foster (12 episodes, 2007)
Janice Williams (11 episodes, 2008)
Clint Bickham (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
David Del Rio .... producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Maya Fujino .... assistant producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Naohiro Futono .... producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoko Hatta .... producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
John Ledford .... executive producer / producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yuichi Matsunaga .... assistant producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shinichi Nakamura .... producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshihisa Nakayama .... producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nagaharu Ohashi .... assistant producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Eiichi Takahashi .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Jun Maeda (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shinji Orito (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Magome Togoshi (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ryuuta Nakagami (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kengo Shigemura (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoko Sato (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mutsuo Shinohara (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Production Management
Fumitake Itahara .... production manager (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Satori Senami .... production manager (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shin'ichirou Hatta .... production manager (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Naoko Yamada .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Tatsuya Ishihara .... storyboard artist: opening credits / storyboard artist / ... (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kazuki Kurihara .... setting manager (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Keiko Maekawa .... logo design cooperation (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kazuya Sakamoto .... storyboard artist: ending credits / storyboard artist: end credits (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Akiyo Takeda .... color designer / color setting check (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rie Takagi .... color setting check (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Naomi Ishida .... color setting check (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Miyata .... assistant color setting check (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ayumi Shimoura .... color setting check (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Taichi Ishidate .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Noriyuki Kitanohara .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yasuhiro Takemoto .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yûsuke Ishihara .... assistant color setting check (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mayumi Nagayasu .... assistant color setting check (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoe Aratani .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2007)
Noriko Takao .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Yôta Tsuruoka .... sound director (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mika Kamemoto .... assistant sound recordist (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Eiko Morikawa .... sound effects (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yasushi Nagura .... sound recordist (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound production coordinator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steven Foster .... adr director (12 episodes, 2007)
Janice Williams .... adr director (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Special Effects by
Rina Miura .... special effects (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Animation Department
Shoko Ikeda .... key animator: opening credits / animation director / ... (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoe Aratani .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kazumi Ikeda .... animation director: opening credits / animation director (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sunao Naitou .... key animator: ending credits / key animator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Futoshi Nishiya .... key animator: opening credits / animation director / ... (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kazuya Sakamoto .... animation director: ending credits / key animator: ending credits (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rie Sezaki .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroyuki Takahashi .... key animator: ending credits / key animator: opening credits / ... (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yasuhiro Takemoto .... key animator: ending credits / key animator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Naoko Yamada .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mitsuyoshi Yoneda .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jôji Unoguchi .... background artist (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
Miyuki Hiratoko .... background artist (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Naoki Hosokawa .... background artist (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shinji Matsuura .... background artist (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ikuko Tamine .... background artist (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Naoko Fujita .... inbetween animator / animation checker (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mie Kiyohara .... animation checker / inbetween animator (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kenji Murayama .... inbetween animator / animation checker (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoyo Kurita .... inbetween animator / animation checker (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoko Aizawa .... digital paint artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hitomi Imaizumi .... digital paint artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rina Ito .... digital paint artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Noriko Kashihara .... inbetween animator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yasumi Kawai .... digital paint artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nanako Kitaoka .... digital paint artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroko Kuroda .... inbetween animator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mayumi Nagayasu .... digital paint artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fumie Okano .... key animator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Aya Sato .... inbetween animator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yumiko Hashi .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yukiko Horiguchi .... key animator / animation director (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hana Hosoda .... key animator / inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sayaka Ikeda .... key animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mihoko Koda .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fumiyasu Kodaka .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chiyomi Koura .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Takako Kurebayashi .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kumi Kuroda .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Miyata .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yukako Nakagawa .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chitose Nakamine .... inbetween animator / animation checker (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Emi Nakano .... inbetween animator / animation checker (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Manami Natsumeda .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rika Ota .... inbetween animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shoko Sasaki .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoko Shukutani .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Natsumi Tada .... key animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mayumi Taguchi .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sachie Tsuda .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shizuka Uno .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yuka Yoneda .... digital paint artist (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yumi Ôhashi .... inbetween animator / key animator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Saiichi Akitake .... key animator / animation director (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Emi Ebisu .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masato Fukushima .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kaori Furukawa .... inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shoko Higaki .... inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masumi Ichinose .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Maki Inoue .... inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yûsuke Ishihara .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yuichi Ito .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Miku Kadowaki .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoyo Kamoi .... key animator / inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroshi Karada .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yôhei Kawasaki .... inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshiko Kimura .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masaya Makita .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Emiko Nakano .... key animator / animation checker (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Saeko Oofuji .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tatsuya Satô .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tomoko Shima .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoko Takada .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Aya Toyosawa .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chiyoko Ueno .... key animator / animation director (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Minako Usuki .... inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroko Utsumi .... key animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ayumi Yamamori .... digital paint artist (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kozue Yoshida .... key animator / inbetween animator (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kunihiro Hane .... key animator / inbetween animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Katsuhiro Hashi .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kayo Hikiyama .... key animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sagako Itakura .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Eisaku Kawanami .... key animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshikatsu Matsumoto .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ryouhei Muta .... key animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Reiko Oobuke .... key animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yumi Ookawa .... inbetween animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Akiyoshi Shito .... key animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mariko Takahashi .... animation director / key animator / ... (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroyuki Tsubaki .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshiaki Urata .... key animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Emi Kesamaru .... background artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Taichi Ishidate .... key animator (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yuugo Oohashi .... key animator / inbetween animator (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jun Nakagawa .... key animator (4 episodes, 2008)
Takuji Jizoumoto .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kentaro Akiyama .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Keisuke Goto .... key animator (2 episodes, 2007)
Kanako Ishizaki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2007)
Rie Saito .... key animator (2 episodes, 2007)
Seiki Tamura .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (2 episodes, 2007)
Keito Watanabe .... background artist: Anime Workshop Basara (2 episodes, 2007)
Shingo Kasai .... background artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Nozomi Oishi .... background artist (2 episodes, 2008)

Itaru Hinoue .... original character designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Naoki Kanazawa .... on-line editing coordinator (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Music Department
Yasushi Nagura .... musician: violin (1 episode, 2007)
Takuto Nishio .... musician: violin (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Takahiro Baba .... planning cooperation (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshimi Nakajima .... planning cooperation (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mikie Nishiguchi .... publicity producer (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mizuho Tanaka .... publicist (22 episodes, 2007-2008)
Akiko Noguchi .... web site designer (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fumihiko Shimo .... series composition (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
Janice Williams .... subtitle timing: English language version (8 episodes, 2008)
 

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Runtime:
Japan:30 min (23 Episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (part 1) | Australia:M (part 2) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (part 1) | Canada:G (Manitoba) (part 2) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:PG (part 1) | New Zealand:M (part 2) | South Korea:15 | USA:TV-PG

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Named after the Irish band Clannad, whose name was believed to be the phonetic spelling of the Gaelic word for "family". (It is actually short for Clann As Dobhar, Gaelic for "the family from Dore".)See more »
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Spoofed in Kuronado (2008) (V)See more »
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I've honestly never been able to say any film or television series has changed me as a person until now, 10 September 2014
Author: mikeyk255

Introduction; I've honestly never been able to say any film or television series has changed me as a person until now. I'm not going to write any specific detail about the series (no spoilers here!) Be careful with reviews and especially comment areas about 'after story' unless you want the plot to be ruined, 2 words seen accidentally did this for me! The definition of good artwork in my opinion is any media that provokes an emotional reaction and this is how I've reviewed the series and why it gets 10/10. Clannad and Clannad After Story will leave you reaching for tissues and possibly even questioning the way you look at life. Being new to the anime genre, I started watching this with a fair amount of skepticism. After all, how grown up or engaging could a 'cartoon' about the lives of some high school children possibly be? The first few episodes left me feeling a little embarrassed for watching them to be honest (its been 12 years since I was in school) but I told myself I was going to give it a proper try and am glad I did.

Structure review; The detail put into character development is second to none, half way through the first series I was highly engaged with the main characters going about their mostly? normal lives, in fact most of the first series seems to be primarily character development with some supernatural elements and a large portion of school / slice of life thrown in. At the core of the story, Its the usual rebel boy meets goody girl cliché, fortunately there's enough detail put into making this believable as well as character role reversal that it doesn't get dull, added to that the main story is interwoven with some wacky sidekicks having stories and oddities of their own and also dropping hints towards the greater picture. There's also a great deal to be learned about typical Japanese culture and the rich nature of their imaginations when telling a story. Animation and sound.. i cant really comment, it was my first anime so i had no comparison at the time, however some scenes particularly from the side story were very imaginative. The dubbed version I watched was well done and some of the sound, IE a certain song (u'll see) added while very simple was cleverly effective at expressing character emotion.

The second series 'After Story' holds most of the actual content as it follows the lives of the main characters after they leave school and over the next 7 years. I've never seen this done before and it was nice to see how the characters grew and progressed. This is where the story really begins and will hit you with spectacular ups and downs as well as rounding off stories for some of the lesser character arcs. While some may be tempted to skip straight to series 2 I would consider this a huge mistake as your connection to characters will be largely meaningless. Try to pay particular attention to any strange myths/legends that are mentioned as many of them form the more advanced version of the ending!

Getting to the sub-story set in an alternate reality... separate from time yet running in parallel with both series and key to the ending or at least if you want to come away from it without questions. This is my only criticism of the entire series, while I had no problem coming to a semi accurate conclusion, I know a lot of people did have lingering questions. This isn't to say the series isn't concluded, but rather there's a much more complex explanation of exactly what happens available in the visual novel which is rather hard to get to from the series alone, which only offers u tiny pieces of the whole picture and generally tries to hide those in the middle of some obscure dialog or graphically semi hidden at the edge of the scene or behind characters we're focused on. In fact I would have liked to have seen a third series detailing the events that happen off screen and in repeated time lines that you're left to piece together for yourself. I even go so far as to suggest they might have intended this originally as so much content was omitted or crammed into the final episode, either that or they just wanted a simpler version. Some will say it was presented this way purposely for effect though causing (almost all) explanations regarding the end you can find to be wrong or missing large parts of information.

Taste + genre; I think people of any tastes will enjoy watching these series given a serious attempt, Its obviously aimed at the young adult demographic. An interest in anime, romance, supernatural or science fiction genres will help things a long. Die hard action fans may want something else however i challenge even the manliest to watch both series and then say they felt nothing.

Recommendations to watch after this (Similar); Clannad (After Story) Obviously! Anything else by Kyoto Animation, in particular; The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006 - 2009) 2 series anime, similar school setting but the focus is more on Sci-Fi and comedy, IE more content, less tissues! The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010) Film set after the series above, watch the series first or it wont make any sense! Air (2005), Kanon (2006) both single series anime; These are both very similar to Clannad and feature the same highly emotional plot lines.

Other recommendation (Something different); Kara No Kyoukai (a set of 8 films, adult only content!) probably the best newer anime films available. The stories are complex and told out of chronological order so requires a lot of thought at the start but the animation and sound are simply beautiful, especially during the action scenes.

All in all.. 10/10!

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