English: Clannad The Motion Picture
Synonyms: Gekijouban Clannad
Japanese: 劇場版 クラナド
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 15, 2007
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.481 (scored by 31753 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Apr 20, 2009
Did you get confused with the ending in Clannad After Story? Did you wish for a more realistic ending? Did you know that Clannad The Motion Picture might just be what you are looking for? Or perhaps you have heard of Clannad and Clannad After Story from all your friends, but you have yet to try it out? Clannad The Motion Picture (TMP for short) provides a great summary of all the major events that took place in the ~46 episodes (excluding OVA/recap) series between the two main protagonists. Please be mindful that the movie is retelling a story in ~90 minutes that its TV counterpart took ~1100 minutes to tell! Thus some events may seem to occur at an unreasonable pace. But nonetheless Clannad TMP is still a movie that a true Clannad fan should not miss out on.
While the story is still being told from Tomoya’s perspective, many aspects of the show depart from the TV series. Assuming you have the background from the TV series (if you have no background what-so-ever please skip the rest of this paragraph) then you should be warned that first of all, this is purely a Tomoya x Nagisa scenario with all other heroines playing a minor role, or in some cases did not even have a role. This means that Tomoya never develop any kind of deep friendship with the others and consequently did not help them when they were troubled. This in turn means no light orbs … hence a more realistic ending.
Although Clannad is a slice of life/romance anime, its similarities end there with other show of the same genre. Clannad is like a milking machine. Its whole purpose is to milk out all your emotions that you often don’t have toward anime. While the movie did not do very well in this department compared to the TV series (largely due to the lack of character development and coverage), the overall story in the movie did manage to create a similar atmosphere for viewers. This means that we still get the usual comedic side of a delinquent high schooler lifestyle. It also means a confused protagonist at a loss after being challenged by the hardships in life.
There was this “illusionary” world in Clannad TV series where they featured, with great CG animation, a girl and a robot built from scrap metal. Mirroring this concept, Clannad TMP also has an illusionary world. But instead of the girl and robot, we have a “clown”. The symbology in the two illusionary worlds is slightly different but both fit perfectly fine in their respective show. These illusions generally give the viewers more background on the characters and the way they think/feel about certain things.
Like previously stated, the characters in Clannad TMP consist of Tomoya and Nagisa. Their role did not get amplified compare to the TV series, instead the other characters just never get enough screen time. One strong point about the characters in the movie is that there is no ambiguous character relationships developed between Tomoya and various heroines. This allows us to truly enjoy Tomoya and Nagisa’s journey through life instead of wasting our time rooting for other females who will never end up with Tomoya.
One glaring eye poison of the movie is the character design of the lovable Nagisa and her equally adorable mother, Sanae. They look like characters drawn from a low budget production in the 90s (actually the looks are straight ripped out from the manga, but Toei Animation should have improved on it). Thankfully there does not appear to have much character “deformation” in the other characters, they all look similar to their TV counterpart which is definite a welcome for most fans. And thankfully (again) there does not appear to have any ear poison either. Although nothing sounds too spectacular from the movie (especially when compared to the TV series) there is no serious window shattering horrid nightmarish music/soundtracks. Lastly I recommend you not to make any comparison between the TV series and the movie since:
1. The movie was made before Clannad season one so technically there was nothing to compare to back then.
2. The movie was made by a different animation studio (Toei Animation) compare to the TV series (Kyoto Animation). read more
Aug 13, 2010
People say I shouldn’t compare to the series because the series was release after the movie. So I didn’t, but instead I compared it with the visual novel. Before that, I think Kyoto Animation did a fantastic job in porting the story from the visual novel to the series with many of the original content still remaining except the story was alter in order to make all the character’s story operate in one single universe instead of the multiple parallel universe that the visual novel runs in. So basically, in some degree comparing the series is also comparing back to the visual novel into some extend. [Sorry for any terms that might alienate non fans] While the movie only focus on Nagisa’s arc and only half way through the After story arc. I think it’s unfair to judge the series with the movie like that, simply because that it have 48 episodes to explain nearly 7 character arcs (if I’m not wrong) and a complete and lengthy After Story arc. Plus, if we were to compare the movie with the series, the movie only summarise approximately 10-12 episode worth of story from the series out of the 48.
But I say won’t compare to the series, so here’s my other point of view on the movie.
The problem with the movie is how much referencing I should be making with the vn. The movie is written to be able to stand on its own. Many other studios also do this by taking and redoing the story of other VNs to suit the timeframe and demands of the market. So why was Clannad such an exception to the modification make in the movie? Reason is simply because of the story and how it captures the heart of its audience. While I agree that one and half hours is way too short to truly and deeply capture the heart against a minimum of 90 hours gameplay or 48 episode series but then again I find Toei Animation isn’t even trying (too much business too less romance if you ask me). Ask yourself if you watched both the series and the movie, how memorable or funny moments can you remember from both of them. So the movie very feels like a summary but summary of what? I not allow to compare it with the series and it has totally different storytelling from the VN. So, I would say it like a summary of the plot or the key events of Nagisa’s arc and first half of After Story arc.
tl/dr: Same plot but different way of storytelling
Absolutely horrible. This is the part where the movie failed the most. I’m not comparing it to the series which was the total opposite of it. (FYI, the movie’s first public announcement was around March 2006 and premier on September 2007 while the series was in March 2007 and October 2008. There was only around a year of differences between both the series and the movie’s announcement date and airing dates. So the point where people are comparing the movie’s artwork with the series is quite reasonable and valid unlike the case with Kanon02 and Kanon06 where they have 4 years difference)
But I would like to also point out that my main reason of rating the artwork so low was because it was a 2007 movie and that it did not meet up standards of its time. There are just too many animation inconsistencies and the character just look too flat at some moments for me.
tl/dr: Seriously, it was a 2007 movie? I thought it was made in 1997.
Another let down of the movie was its soundtrack. I find the soundtrack to simple and just work. Why? Because VisualArt’s/Key and Jun Meada did a great job in the visual novel with soundtrack that’s totally authentic to Clannad franchise itself. (FYI, the series reused almost all of the soundtrack from the VN which give gamers a right at home feel). So the reason wasn’t that the soundtrack was bad, it was generic but good enough and matched the scenes properly. The real problem was that the visual novel already set a very high bar for the movie which it also fail to reach expected level of quality that the visual novel have. Maybe that’s the reason why kyoani didn’t bother reinventing the wheel on the series.
td/dr: Visual novel(2004) have great soundtrack so why the movie(2007) only has ok level soundtrack?
Except Tomoya, Nagisa, Sunohara, Akio and Sanae, almost all the characters have their characters and personality changed which is a good thing as I can’t very predict was going to happen next since I can’t rely on my known knowledge about the characters. While I have no real complains as they are changed to adapt to the current storyline, but the character were less lovable (not just because of artwork but also their dialogue and choice of actions) than in the VN and series. Plus, where is FUKO????
p/s: I have no problems with the voice actors even Tomoya’s since he has no voice in the vn.
I can’t say I enjoyed fully it but it served me another way to love the series even more instead. The movie also serves a simple straight to the point ending for people that can’t fully understand what’s going on in the true After Story ending.
But the real problem for me was that the movie doesn’t have any elements that scored well for me to clinch to. It was simply because either the visual novel or the series outperformed it in every aspect that it outshined the movie and make it look bad. So, I also believe this is the biggest reason why many people didn’t like the movie.
tl/dr: Nothing to like about the movie.
Should you watch it?
YES if you are a fan of the series.
or else NO, watch and love the series than come back or don’t bother. Cause there’s better movies.
Messy straight to the point story, horrible artwork, ok soundtrack but could be better, plain simple character, no love for it cause the series took them all read more
May 6, 2008
Even though the movie was not all that good, it still sorta went along with the story of the game and the TV series. I'm well aware that, because it's a movie, it couldn't put the other characters in like they should have been put in, so it's understandable that they only focused on Nagisa's story. The story was done okay, so I'm rating it 8.
I can't say very much about the art besides it was awful. At first all that came to mind was the animations from the AiR movie, which I thought was good. Because of that, I had high hopes for Clannad. Unfortunately, I was let down, like a lot of people have been. The art is undescribable, and it's not up to par with the anime being released today. It brought me back to the mid-80's at a few parts. Nostalgia won't get you anywhere when it comes to suddenly changed art style, sorry. Be consistent, or not make it at all.
The sound didn't match the plot or what was at the time going on. The Dango song came on a few times as well, with the characters singing it. I mean really, is this movie targeted for kids or something? I thought this movie would have been made for older audiences, instead the music made me think I was watching some kid's show. The BGM made no sense to me at all, so that's why it's got 2.
It's obvious that they couldn't put all the characters into the movie, and that's okay. The problem starts when the characters act out of character. I won't spoil anything for anyone, but to make an example would be when Nagisa's posters were being either taken down or painted with red marks. Why they put Fuuko's sister and fiance in it, but not Fuuko herself is beyond me. Changing a bit of Sunohara's character ticked me off too. He's supposed to be a kicking-around character. Because of badly changed personalities of the characters, I rate 6.
The Dango song by itself almost made me turn the movie off. The movie was horrible up until a point about 2/3's of the way through, then it got good. So that's why it's not getting a 1 rating, but 4.
It can only be called average and forgettable. The TV series went into the story accurately, while the movie went and threw it all asunder. To me it looked very amateurish and sloppily done. I would only recommend this movie to you if you want to compare it to the TV series and the game. read more
Mar 14, 2008
Instead of the usual format of explaining each of the 5 categories (Story, Art, Sound, Character, Enjoyment), i'm just going to tell you what I was feeling right after I watched it.
The first hour or so of the movie was ok, I found a little boring to be honest. I paused it for a second and ended up watching the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou concert, and completely forgot I was watching this movie for a good 30 min until I remembered I hadn't finished it. The animation quality wasn't really up to par on this one. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either. I think the worst aspect of this movie was that the music didn't fit with the movie AT ALL, unlike the Clannad TV series in which the music flows perfectly. The music wasn't bad, but put together with the Clannad atmosphere, it was horrible.
...and then came the last 30 minutes of the movie. Holy shit that was amazing. The ending of this movie is the closest i've ever been to crying during an anime or a movie. I'm trying not to spoil too much, but the ending was breathtaking.
I'm giving this an 8/10, even though it disagrees with my individual ratings on this review. (They end up to be something like 6.8). I would've rated this a 6 or a 7 like my review numbers said, but along with Sunohara being so damn funny the entire movie, the amazing ending bumped it up to an 8.
Thanks for reading,
Max/Pokedude97 read more
Mar 22, 2013
Feb 16, 2009
I highly recommend watching both the Clannad series, and the Clannad After Story series. If you still feel the urge to watch this movie, at least wait until you get to about ep 18 in After Story.
Dec 18, 2012
I though it would focus on a specific point and make me feel something again. But no, it didn't. This movie is like a 90 mins summary of the Clannad series, season 1 and season 2. It follows the similar pattern. But they are not the same. It seems to be a Clannad world upside down. Everything is slightly different. Also the solution is each problem is different .This is like telling Clannad series in a different way. Besides from this, it moves in a very very fast pace. I felt nothing except boredom when I watch this one. Everything is unclear. It lacks of information, and really confusing if I didn't watch Clannad series. For example, Kyou and Tomoyo who seems to be the villains in the beginner, all of the sudden, becomes good friends with Okazaki, (and Nagisa). Really confusing!!!
The art is fine. It's nice but it's not the same as what it used to be. That is the design of character's facial, at some point, they are different. Sometimes, they look like two different person. Other than that it's great as usual.
Sounds are different from the original one. The new dango theme song is pretty nice as well. Really enjoy the new one. The sound effects is okay though they're a bit unattractive.
Character is another thing which disappoints me. The character is really strange. Nagisa, who's quite shy, began the conversations many times, and ask Okasaki for different things. She's braver than usual. Character suddenly has their characteristic changed. Some becomes more violent, more rude, and more responsible. This causes a bit of misunderstanding.
I didn't enjoy this movie at all. Too much information to absorb in one pace. And while watching it, it really brought neither emotion nor fun, unlike original series. If you already watched Clannad series, I suggest not to watch this one. It would mess up your mind. If you haven't watched Clannad, I still suggest you not to watch this movie. Because after watching it, I don't think you will watch original Clannad. Not only that but also, it will spoil the ending and many other thing. So, ignore Clannad movie, and just watch the anime series. read more
Mar 14, 2008
I don't think that the movie will spoil the series, because its alternative to it, but who knows. By the time I'm writing this review, I've
seen only 20 episodes, so I don't know how the anime ends.
Anyway, I'll start the actual review.
Art / Animation:
to tell the truth, it was horrible. There was time where I wondered if I'm watching a movie from the end of 2007, or a movie
from the early 80`s. Though the backgrounds scenery was pretty good, the characters looked awful, with a lack of proportion and made some
weird moves. I just couldn't ignore it, and I think that it was the only thing that spoiled my enjoyment of the movie.
Nothing special, really. It was fine, and I haven't noticed it for most of the time. The ending theme was nice, but that's all. The new version of Dango Daikazoku was cute and feet with the style of the movie.
The story was great. There were even some scenes that almost made me cry, and some that made me laugh. As far as I saw from the series, the story in the movie was better. I haven't played the game,
but I think that the meaning behind CLANNAD was transferred better in the movie. A lot of the changed scenes fet just right in the movie. The fact that they've 'jumped' from the past to the present kept me interested, and the change of mood of each scene made a lot of Impact on me, and it was a great idea. Just KEY's style, and there was no disappointment here for me.
The characters personality was kind of different from the anime. Kyou's (really minor role) personality was completely different from the anime, and Tomoya was kind of strange to me. But hey, that may be just my imagination. But besides that, the characters were great. Each of the main characters has gone through development, especially Tomoya. The scene with his father and the lat scene were just great, and almost made me cry.
Enjoyment + Overall:
I think that the only bad thing here was the art, the rest ware really good. The implementation of this movie was wonderful, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. If after the anime I've thought that the CLANNAD story has nothing special, after seeing this movie I realized that I was really wrong.
If you didn't like the series, see this movie. read more
Mar 12, 2008
Basically, the story is about the sole relationship of Tomoya and Nagisa. It stars just as in the CLANNAD anime, with them meeting on the hill towards the school. The main thing I liked about the story was that it changed the lines and the events. The secondary characters didn't get too much time to actually have a story but that's normal in a movie (take a look at AIR the movie) and I'm honestly not bothered by it, the story about Nagisa and Tomoya was enough for me. Even though I was expecting a bit more drama and touching moments, I think it was pretty much great, not to mention the last scene was very touching for me.
Well, the art was fair, they kept the original movie drawing they got from AIR the movie and it's not that I don't like it, but it's a bit bland. Could have been better, if you ask me, and I wish they put a little more effort in the backgrounds and scenery. Well, maybe I'm just used to the KyoAni awesome animation, who knows.
Not much to say here, it was good but nothing more. The one thing I enjoyed at full was the ending song (1st one) that's a different version of the CLANNAD Tv ending "Dango Daikazoku", sung by Eufonius, and I love that band. The one thing that really bothered me was the change of the Tomoya seyuu, I would of liked it to remain the same since it took a good 15 minutes to get used to it.
It kind of lacked. I'm honestly giving it a 7 out of good will. Let's just say that I was expecting a bit more character development from the others but that's just the way it is. They kept the original personalities for most of 'em except for Sakagami Tomoyo. She seemed a bit different, and being a Tomoyo fan it was a bit of an eye-twitcher. At least they changed Sunohara to the real punk he is in the game (haven't played it but I know he was tons tougher than the Tv anime).
I enjoyed it. It has it's bad parts but I can't say it wasn't good. I was expecting a bit more coming from CLANNAD but I think I'm too much of a Key/KyoAni sucker. Key should stop making movies and go directly to Tv anime from now on. Don't expect TOO much if you want to watch it.
Final Overall Grade: 7.4, rounded up to 7. read more
Apr 5, 2008
Story: in short, I loved the story. It was alot better then the one in the serie, why? Because they focus more on the Nagisa & okazaki relationship and they dont focus on the other characters so much like the series did. And because of that the movie surpasses the series with horse lengths. And the movie continues more after were the series stopped and you will get surprised what happens (No spoiler here)
Art: I completley loved the art, the thing with the animetion is that you got that little old school feeling when you watched it and that is completly my taste. It was thought some scenes were they did some weird moves that looked terribly awful. But there wasnt so many of those so that gives the art a high score. They also made a really nice work with the coloring. The color looked good and they were good with the shadowing so it almost feelt like it was a real movie.
Sound: nothing special really, it feelt little weird in the start, because some characters had the same voice actors as the serie but some didn´t. and that lowers the score just because that. But they managed good with the side sounds, trains, cars, music etc and thats a big plus (+).
Character: okazaki and nagisa was alot better character wise in the movie then in the serie, but they dont focus so much on the other side characters. But I was expecting that from a movie that is 1.5 hour. The serie was alot longer and could there for focus more on them. But I loved that they didnt show exactly everything with the side characters in the movie and focused more on the Mains.
Enjoyment: Was outstanding I got completley lost when I watched it and I can not stop thinking about how good it was. I think it was because it was alot shorter then the serie. The serie just made you loose intress in some parts. But if you want to completley enjoy this you should watch the series first thought, Because they jumped alot in some sceenes in the movie. And you might wonder "wtf happened between those scenes?" if you havent watched the series.
Overall: It was amasing, it was the sound that draged the score down, but if you can forget about the voice actor thing, you will completley love this movie.
Jun 30, 2010
The movie only scraped the surface of the story showing only some of the key-points rather then being a bit longer and going little deeper into the story and giving one the full understanding of the story.
As it came out before the Series I guess it was okey but as I said, anyone who'd like to check out CLANNAD and what it's about should rather go and check the series.
May 4, 2010
Jul 10, 2008
Story: The story is quite different than it was in the anime. Given this, do NOT compare the two. The characters are the same, Nagisa and Tomoya are the main characters, Sunohara, Sanae, Akio, etc. are the supporting characters. I found the story very interesting and informative (it filled in gaps in the anime) and the scene where Nagisa performed on stage was excellent. I really enjoyed Tomoya's reaction to the play and to the little confrontation with his father. The story messes with your emotions because it starts off happy and cheerful, but midway through the story takes a turn for the worst. The plot development is good, it keeps the viewers interest. It starts off slow and eventually picks up speedwise. Soon enough, you'll be eager to click the fast forward button to see the ending. It is that good. Even though we knew something bad was going to happen, we wouldn't know what it would be until we saw it. The only problem i found was that the transitions were quite fastpaced. Some i found quite confusing, that i had to resort to rewinding and rewatching.
Art: The art is decent as usual, i really liked the character's appearances. The scenery and blowing sakura blossoms were quite nice. Nothing wrong here.
Sound: Nothing out of the ordinary. I liked the sound effects during the play. Dango song got kind of annoying though.
Character: Given the time restraints, i think they did a good job, however i would have liked the creators to stretch the climax a little bit more. For me, it was quite rushed and it didn't leave as huge impact as I had expected. There were some missing characters that I had wanted to see, Kotomi, Fuko etc from the anime. But their absence isn't a huge problem; the movie was mainly Tomoya & Nagisa. Tomoya was the most developed character and very few times have i seen a character suffer through so much hardship and emotional trauma. His character was what made me give the movie an 8, being a main character he has to have his ups and his downs otherwise the movie ends up being a borefest. I also enjoyed seeing more of Yoshino, he had more air time then the anime. Same with Sanae and Akio.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this movie, except for the fact I had to go back and rewatch a part because it didn't make sense. Then again, it was at 11 pm and i was tired. It could've been the subbers, but i watched it again and it made more sense than before. It was quite quickpaced, as previously mentioned, but that is expected due to the time restraints. If you are a fan of the Clannad TV series, you definetely don't want to miss this movie. The ending is very emotional and will most likely cause you to shed a tear. I know i had my moments.
Overall: Overall, this movie is very good, I highly recommend it, it has alot, if not everything a Clannad fan would want from a movie based on it. The story basically fills in the gaps that the anime had left behind. To fully experience Clannad, one should see both the movie and the anime. It fills in everything, expands everything and was an excellent addition to the Clannad series. read more
Mar 11, 2008
The only thing I found good was the story and the character development, but then again that was key's work and not TOEI. I didn't give it a better score on story because hilarious parts like most of Sunohara are gone, the movie does not explain any of how the relationship is made between the main characters and the side characters...
About the OST what can I say... I have over 400 songs (all clannad OST), the one used here was just pure deception. Probably the only good part was the festival part. The dubs are horrible as well, I wonder why they couldn't just use the same as the game or the series (maybe budget?, who knows).
The animation was almost unwatchable. Maybe my eyes got used to KyoAni's eyecandy animation, but the animation oddly reminded me to dragon ball in almost every minute. There's also here and there trying to highlight an scene and they just go repeat the scene over and over with a drum over it, "Pathetic" is the word for that.
In a nutshell: I wish this move didn't exist, I wish I didn't watch this movie. Think it twice before watching this, if you liked the series, or the game you probably won't like this. read more
Jun 18, 2012
Clannad as a TV series with two seasons over 1000 hours of information, the show lets you grow with the characters, while this movie makes it very difficult to grow that attachment to the characters, which really hinders the emotional effect it has on us viewers.
It very vaguely explains the story although the flow is average, which isn't the best but better then a flow that is terrible.
If you did watch the series watching this movie would be pointless. You'll be left thinking to yourself: "How is it possible for someone to know how powerful this story really is if they just watched the movie?"
I do understand Clannad is from a visual novel, but comparing to the TV series, I am very upset. I decided that I do NOT recommend watching this if you have seen the series.
The characters have a different feel to them as well. When I say this I mean it's almost as their personalities are different. And when the show takes a time leap, their attitudes grow in relation to the series, which is confusing when watching the movie, not knowing how they got there.
In the end I give this movie a 5/10.
I love Clannad, but this movie just left me with a bad taste in my mouth. read more
Jan 28, 2012
Please trust me.
This movie is the worst one i ever saw ( Because I saw Clannad and Clannad AS before, and the two are uncomparable. )
All the emotional scene are absent in the movie, or at least not emotional at all.
Fuuko and Ryou Don't appear in the film
Kotomi appears 2 time, less than 10 second each. And she NEVER hold a books. ( I let you guess what she do, you will never find x) )
Ushio appears a single time, like 1 minute 30 second.
I have lost 1h30 of my life ^^"
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Oct 23, 2008
How do you ruin some as awesome as Clannad.
Well, they did. There are so many things wrong with those movie I don't even know where to start, so I'll do each category sequentially.
Meandering, directionless, and totally boring until the last half hour or so. Except for the last thirty seconds or so(which were actually pretty heartwarming) the ending was the lamest attempt at a feel-good ending I've ever seen. It's hard to say more without spoiling anything, but let's just say if I were Okazaki I would have been really pissed off at what my friends did to "cheer me up".
Okay, it's pretty damn hideous.
Didn't even notice it. Voice acting seems okay, but not awesome.
Whereas in the show every time Nagisa came on screen I internally screamed "AHH I LOVE YOU NAGISA YOU'RE SO CUTE", here she was just annoying. No real personality aside from being vaguely sweet and rather annoying.
Akio and Sunohara were still funny, but Okazaki wasn't at all. Plus, there was practically no development through the whole thing.
What can I say? I was bored to tears, and then when it finally picked up I said to myself, "Well, I could have executed that better while I was asleep."
Big waste of my time. Sorry. read more
Mar 19, 2013
The art and music (aside from the thing I just mentioned) are similar to the TV series which are still great, but music and animation alone are not enough to save something.
The thing that annoys me the most in this is Tomoya. In the TV series, he is one of my favorite characters ever. In the movie, however, he seems much more like a jerk, especially to Nagisa early on. The dreams he has about the clown are also a strange new concept taken from the “Hidden World” in the series which is what the play Nagisa performs is about.
Since I haven’t even watched the whole movie, I’ll stop here. If I had to suggest something to anyone, I would tell them to go watch the TV series Clannad/After Story instead of watching this movie. Recap movies in general tend to annoy me, I prefer ones that come up with creative plots instead of condensing many episodes into a few hours or less. read more
Jun 20, 2010
So, yeah. This movie sucked. (Then again, this is after watching the Anime ver.) I had to watch it from 2-4x speed on VLC player in order to get through it. The art quality in the movie is awful in comparison to the anime. In addition, so many Out of Characters moments. Ridiculous.
However, this is biased, since I'm viewing this in comparison to the far better anime version.
By itself, the movie was pretty good. Although I cringed at the artwork since it was somewhat shoddy in terms of defining each character's features, the story and sound make up for it, well the story mostly.
Even though the movie doesn't elaborate very much what the heck is going on (which I bet many of you potential Clannad movie watchers will find yourself to be), it still does a decent job highlighting the major events of the story.
My advice. Ignore this movie, if you already watched Clannad (series), since you'll end up wasting your time then complaining soon afterward saying it's the worst movie ever.
If you haven't watched the series, watch the movie, if you want, but I suggest you don't since it would confuse you when you watch the series. If you do watch it, you'll find that there are some pretty shocking differences between the series and the movie.
So I'm giving this movie an "unbiased" overall score, had I not watched the series. read more
Mar 25, 2008
First, watch the whole anime first. well 1-22.
Story: Just perfect, ok it has some things changed from anime / novel, but it includes the core of the Nagisa's arc, so if you love Nagisa, the story is what you expect.
Art/sound: After you watch KyoAni, well this movie seems plain, but art is well made and at the end you are so into the movie that you don't care. Sound is decent, some visual novel / anime music, some new, and the new dango dango dango, that somehow it sounded weird at first, but now i love it.
Character: well i say 9, but not every character, some characters don't´t appear and some have different rols, but the main line characters are what they are supposed to be. Also same Nagisa voice helps a lot.
Enjoyment: i enjoyed so much this movie, cuz it is important to add some after story to the animation, and Nagisa is my favorite character. Also if you watched the anime, you can think the second part of the movie as the continuation, the ending is something you must see. Now the opening of the anime will make a bit more sense, and you´ll be happy.
Thanks for reading, Clannad is so far 1 of the best animes ever made, i think, so you should watch everything related =P