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Clannad: After Story

Clannad: After Story

Alternative Titles

English: Clannad After Story
Japanese: CLANNAD 〜AFTER STORY〜 クラナド アフターストーリー


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.131 (scored by 196487 users)
Ranked: #72
Popularity: #30
Members: 302,861
Favorites: 29,671
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Popular Tags

comedy drama romance slice of life


Events in After Story take place immediately after the first season, following Tomoya's final semester of high school. After declaring his love to Nagisa, they begin to have a close relationship. Their life together will be faced with unexpected challenges, as the truth behind the illusionary world and the city's legend come to light.

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Episodes  24 / 24
Aired  Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Alternative version: Clannad Movie
Prequel: Clannad
Alternative setting: Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen, Clannad: After Story - Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Kyou-hen

Characters & Voice Actors

Furukawa, Nagisa
Furukawa, Nagisa
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Okazaki, Tomoya
Okazaki, Tomoya
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Okazaki, Ushio
Okazaki, Ushio
Koorogi, Satomi
Koorogi, Satomi
Garbage Doll
Garbage Doll
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko


Hatta, Yoko
Nakamura, Shinichi
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

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May 6, 2009
I laughed...
I cried...
I experienced something that changed my life...

In a nutshell, Clannad ~After Story~ influenced the way I will live for the rest of my life and not just in some half-assed way like any other show would. It legitimately moved me to make certain decisions, for better or for worse. In that sense, no other anime can compare, as no other anime has provided an equivalent reaction on my part.

Before you continue, you should know that Clannad ~After Story~ is a continuation of the story from Clannad and an adaptation from the original Visual Novel by KEY. Although knowledge of the first season read more
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Aug 12, 2011
Recently I had the absolute pleasure of watching Clannad: After Story. I had previously seen the original Clannad and liked it as a light-hearted slice of life anime, good but not amazing. I went into After Story expecting the same thing, but what I got was something fantastically different.

Story- 10/10

As I said before, I started After Story expecting it to have the same light-hearted high school drama feel as the first season and, unfortunately, the first eight episodes did nothing to prove me wrong. The first eight episodes are Clannad at its storytelling worst, more specifically the Sunohara arc. Thankfully, Clannad read more
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May 2, 2015
Clannad Afterstory is the second season to the 'Key' visual novel adaption, Clannad, so it is recommended to finish watching 'Clannad' before continuing on for the full experience. For the sake of the review, I will refer to Clannad Afterstory as just AS.

So, what makes AS stand out? Before answering this question, let us first discuss Japan's peculiar obsession with highschools. Anime, as a flexible medium, has constantly flooded the market with similar romantised adaptions of this particular period where adolescence, in the minds of Japan, live life to the fullest. Though seeing the heroine and the main of an anime confessing to each read more
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Feb 8, 2015
After watching many anime and reading many manga, I would recommend Clannad AS to most people just as strongly as when I first finished it. (I cry to it just as much too.) What sets After Story apart for me is the encompassing world it develops in addition to the main story. The completeness of the narrative is beautiful and rare, since many other media products of our time give up on telling a complete story for a variety of reasons. A plethora of stories are all told at once for the imaginative viewer who appreciates all of the series' nuances. Without spoilers, by the read more
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beautiful ost and amazing plot and character development. what more could I ask? Oh yeah, more episodes or a season two but that's just too much. Just hoping that jinta gets a kid with anaru and saa-kun gets a kid and well, you do the math.

tragedy and awesome plots, these two are highly recommended.  
Both stories are about the joys and pain of falling in love throughout their lives from high school to marriage. The concept of family is realistically strong from both of them & characters will face the trials of tragedy and sadness. 
All characters in both series have some tragic past, accident or something tragic will during the series to them
If you like Clannad, you definitely have to watch Kanon, since it's the predecessor and a true masterpiece.

It's similar in many ways, but it can score with great characters, great comedy, cuteness, tear breaking drama, overflowing happiness and some really really fantastic and intelligent story arcs.
Although at the beginning of CLANNAD ~After Story~, it starts off as mostly a comedy, it gets much more deeper. They both have the same pain of losing the person you love, have the same feelings and emotions. To be honest, Tomoya reminded me of Takaki in the way they dealed with everything. They also both have absolutely beautiful backgrounds, although 5 cm Per Second's was a bit more detailed. and the last thing, they both make you want to cry. 
Same feels and void. Both have really good character developments for main male MC. Similar kind of lesson too. As a character, i think female MC in Shigatsu is better than Nagisa. And I think that the story progression in Shigatsu is a tad better. I would say Shigatsu is kind of slow but if you enjoyed the pacing of Clannad, then it won't be considered slow. Beautiful soundtracks in Shigatsu also. Another difference is the seriousness in Clannad usually progresses. In Shigatsu it sometimes gets cut off by some gag humour. But when Shigatsu has to be serious, it does it really well.  

Opening Theme

"Toki wo Kizamu Uta (時を刻む唄)" by Lia

Ending Theme

#1: "TORCH" by Lia (eps 1-21)
#2: "Chiisana Te no Hira (小さなてのひら)" by Lia (ep 22)

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