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Clannad

Clannad

Alternative Titles

Japanese: CLANNAD -クラナド-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2007 to Mar 28, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.431 (scored by 239069 users)
Ranked: #1452
Popularity: #12
Members: 384,316
Favorites: 16,317
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy drama harem romance school slice of life

Synopsis

Okazaki Tomoya is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he'll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away.

One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims "Anpan!" (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya's attention. He soon discovers the girl's name is Furukawa Nagisa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing.

However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school's drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls.

As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realise life isn't as dull as he once thought.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

More Episodes Episodes

Episodes  23 / 23
Aired  Oct 5, 2007 to Mar 28, 2008
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Clannad, CLANNAD Official Another Story
Alternative version: Clannad Movie
Alternative setting: Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen, Clannad: After Story - Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Kyou-hen
Sequel: Clannad: After Story

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujibayashi, Kyou
Fujibayashi, Kyou
Main
Hirohashi, Ryou
Japanese
Hirohashi, Ryou
Fujibayashi, Ryou
Fujibayashi, Ryou
Main
Kanda, Akemi
Japanese
Kanda, Akemi
Furukawa, Nagisa
Furukawa, Nagisa
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Ibuki, Fuuko
Ibuki, Fuuko
Main
Nonaka, Ai
Japanese
Nonaka, Ai

Staff

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



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Feb 20, 2013
xbobx
"Poignant. Compelling. Heartbreaking. Clannad is one of the most cherished anime of all times."

The first time I watched Clannad was back in 2008, and I just finished re-watching it for the 3rd time this past few days. Now I realize that will take years before I watch something that does the same impact on me like this anime did. I was moved by it the first time I watched, and the third as well, but surprisingly in a different way. Throughout all anime history this is one of the most notorious series in the romance/drama genre, not only for the emotional load it carries but read more
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Jan 2, 2015
rob1610
Everyone will tell you "get ready to cry." Well, it's true. Clannad is extremely emotional. But is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, for an anime where the theme is family (lead writer thought Clannad was Irish for Clan or family), I don't think it goes too far.

The story is a decent tale of a delinquent guy who meets a girl with a weak constitution and their adventure to reform the drama club and make friends begins. You can probably tell where it goes from here, but it still manages to focus enough attention on the other characters to let you get read more
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Mar 28, 2010
randomvoice
Here's the central problem with Clannad: it wants to tug your heartstrings, so it doesn't think about anything else. Unfortunately for this show, this means that it ends up being utterly contrived, unrealistic, and outright stupid.

This show expects us to believe that teenage girls act like five-year-olds. It expects us to care about these infantile, one-dimensional characters. It expects us to have genuine emotional reactions to the 'blossoming relationships' between our bland protagonist and these excuses for characters.

Is this too harsh? Let's look at the individual components that MAL expects us to rate anime by.

STORY: To be fair, the anime didn't have much to work read more
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Feb 25, 2015
cboyes7
While I usually find writing something about anything hard I think I can make an exception for this show.

Before Clannad, I had only watched action anime (most with a little romance involved) but this was my first venture outside of the genre and I'm glad I did it although it was never intended. After exhausting pretty much every reputable action series I decided to give another genre a shot. Every site I went to mentioned this series so I decided to give it a try.

From the first two episodes I could tell it was different from anything, as many have described it as "poetry" and read more
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Recommendations

The two main characters are very similar in their sarcastic tone. The story surrounds the main male lead's interaction with the girls around him. 
Drama has similar fell and has same over the top comedy relieves. Both has great animation and music has been done by same composer. 
Both anime focus on a guy that doesn't know what to do with himself, and instead starts to help a girl fufilling her dreams. Also, the animations are quite alike, as they're both based on a visual novel by Key. 
reportRecommended by Teddy - Add to favorites
Both are brilliant slice of life high school romcom dramas. It's mainly consisting of comedy (well done comedy) but every so often turn serious and dramatic - pulling heart strings. These can be from issues concerning love or family etc. Both are great watches if you are into romcom high school dramas.  
Both Clannad and Ano Hana are good dramas featuring the development of friendship and a bit of supernatural events.

The main difference between thoso two is that Clannad has a lot more of funny scenes and jokes, while Ano Hana is on the cute side and deeply focused on its long drama.

If you want a soft drama, Clannad is your call. But if you really want the tears to flow, Ano Hana is the choice. They are two sides of the same coin.  
-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Clannad, Air, Angel Beats and parts of Kanon
-Both are adaptions from visual novels created by Key
-Both animes's setting/story goes by an omnibus format, and have small arcs for each heroine that doesn't diverge from the central plot of the story (with the setting intact)
 

Opening Theme

"Megumeru ~cuckool mix 2007~ (メグメル~cuckool mix 2007~)" by eufonius

Ending Theme

"Dango Daikazoku" by Chata

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