Ranked #7

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
Season: Fall 2008 to Winter 2009
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.111 (scored by 217,366 users)
Ranked: #72
Popularity: #31
Members: 337,640
Favorites: 31,984
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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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May 6, 2009 7:20 PM
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 3:01 PM
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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Jan 9, 2014 10:20 PM
Emotions are a powerful thing; they have the capability to override any modicum of rationality and force even the ficklest of beings to succumb to their emotional disposition. Due to this, often times, those of us who claim ourselves to be critics of various mediums fall short of our own expectations. “Clannad After Story”, a series described as “life-changing” by many is the perfect suspect; a production that captured the hearts of the majority that viewed it while instantly becoming a classic within its genre. Littered with subpar designed moe characters, irrelevant arcs, contradictory elements, forced plot devices, and a plethora of other obvious issues, read more
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Mar 22, 2009 7:25 AM
*Yet another successful heart warming series produced by Kyoto Animation that surpasses its predecessor.*

“… an astounding series with a slightly less astounding conclusion.”

Due to the frequent references to Clannad (first season), from here on, the term “Clannad” will be used when referring to season 1 and “After Story” will be used for season 2 and the term “Clannad After Story” will be used when referring to the Clannad series as a whole. A few friendly reminders before we begin. After Story is a direct continuation of Clannad, thus it is not very “new audience-friendly”. Knowledge of certain key events and character relations are expected from 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. 
reportRecommended by Mauru23
Anime: Angel Beats!
All characters in both series have some tragic past, accident or something tragic will during the series to them
reportRecommended by Bladeguy
Anime: Itazura na Kiss
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. 
reportRecommended by IchiroEX
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: Byousoku 5 Centimeter
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. 
reportRecommended by TheFukoMaster
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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