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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
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.111 (scored by 224,105 users)
Ranked: #72
Popularity: #32
Members: 348,998
Favorites: 33,346
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Clannad: After Story, the sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad, begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. Together, they experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Unable to decide on a course for his future, Tomoya learns the value of a strong work ethic and discovers the strength of Nagisa's support. Through the couple's dedication and unity of purpose, they push forward to confront their personal problems, deepen their old relationships, and create new bonds.

Time also moves on in the Illusionary World. As the plains grow cold with the approach of winter, the Illusionary Girl and the Garbage Doll are presented with a difficult situation that reveals the World's true purpose.

Based on the visual novel by Key and produced by Kyoto Animation, Clannad: After Story is an impactful drama highlighting the importance of family and the struggles of adulthood.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Okazaki, Tomoya
Okazaki, Tomoya
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Furukawa, Nagisa
Furukawa, Nagisa
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Okazaki, Ushio
Okazaki, Ushio
Koorogi, Satomi
Koorogi, Satomi
Sakagami, Tomoyo
Sakagami, Tomoyo
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko


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

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Goodbye at the End of Summer
Natsu no Owari no Sayonara (夏の終わりのサヨナラ)
Oct 3, 2008
2 Search for False Love
Itsuwari no Ai wo Sagashite (いつわりの愛をさがして)
Oct 10, 2008
3 Disagreeing Hearts
Surechigau Kokoro (すれちがう心)
Oct 17, 2008
4 With the Same Smile as That Day
Ano Hi to Onaji Egao de (あの日と同じ笑顔で)
Oct 24, 2008
5 The Season You Were In
Kimi no Ita Kisetsu (君のいた季節)
Oct 31, 2008

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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Nov 28, 2015
Clannad After Story expands on what the first season of Clannad gave and introduced. After Story takes it to a place where not many anime's go, the after-part of dating and falling in love. After Story took key features and enhanced and expanded on them from the previous.
Characters that were developed quite a bit in the first season were developed farther into the point of adulthood and the struggles of real life as you continue to grow older via making the characters even more developed and realistic.
The music more or less was equal quality of that of the first. But it took on read more
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Nov 28, 2015
/!Spoiler free
About Clannad and Clannad After Sory

Art=9-Chara-design is pretty special but fit well to the plot
Character= 10
I tried to watch Clannad several times but...I found the story annoying and banal. A simple slice of life with "moe" characters. I droped the serie after 4 episodes.
But I made a horrible mistake. The worst mistake than I have ever made.

During a boring sunday, I decided to retry to watch Clannad. I didn't except that I will watch the best anime that I have ever seen.

Clannad is a story who can be lived by everybody. The story of the first love, the beginning of read more
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Yesterday, 5:13 PM
First review I'm writing here.

I'm not a pro, nor am I a great reviewer, but I want to do it anyway.

Clannad After Story (as well as the first season).... I have just watched them in the span of a few days, during final works and exams at university. I was not able to stop. I did not know why.

The show was just fantastic. Everything from beginning to end, the character development is just amazing. Tomoya going through what his father endured and realizing how much his father sacrificed was moving. All the characters improved their weaknesses by the end of the series.

Also, the sound, read more
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Nov 25, 2015
Clannad: After Story is the pay off from all the character and plot building that Clannad first set up. The characters that you've come to love are beginning to face the challenges of adulthood and are set on their individual paths. The two leading characters, Tomoya and Nagisa, become even deeper characters as they face these new challenges together. This whole series is a roller-coaster of emotions and you'll definitely want to have some tissues prepared for this one. This whole season is very strong plot wise....until the last six episodes. (The ending is why I gave a six in the story category.) A lot read more
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Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Both will make you cry with their tales of love and loss. With the help of a supernatural force, the characters learn to cope with their grief and accept the fate of their situations. 
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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. 
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All characters in both series have some tragic past, accident or something tragic will during the series to them
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Anime: Kanon (2006)
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.
reportRecommended by Forever
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
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.  
reportRecommended by Jonahtang
Anime: Little Busters!: Refrain
As a fellow *KEY anime*. Same Authors, Similar situations but different Endings. I really recommend all those who watched Little Busters Refrain to watch Clannad After story (Although I recommend the the opposite direction with percaution: don't get angry while watching Refrain!)

Also, both shows need tissues.
They are recommended for all the family, especially teens and post teens. 
reportRecommended by kayTheFalcon

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