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Japanese: CLANNAD
English: Clannad
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2007 to Mar 28, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 752769752,769 users)
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Ranked: #6352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #88
Members: 1,405,973
Favorites: 27,638

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Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he'll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Youhei 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 Nagisa Furukawa 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 realize life isn't as dull as he once thought.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Clannad adapts the visual novel of the same title.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Dango Daikazoku" by Chata


Feb 9, 2024
Clannad is based on a visual novel produced by Kyoto Animation. The female cast of the series is quite big, something usual for this genre. Nonetheless, is not a harem anime. It has romantic storylines , drama and humor that lift it beyond the genre parameters.

In many aspects, Clannad follows a structure akin to Kanon (2006). Fuko's arc, in particular, shares numerous parallels with Makoto's, even down to the episode count. However, Clannad distinguishes itself by infusing more humor at the expense of some drama. While both arcs are enjoyable, reducing Clannad to a mere rehashing of the same plot with different characters would be ...
Nov 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Spoiler-free should-you-watch review of Clannad + After Story:

I seriously don't even know where to start with this review, I've started it five different ways at five different points from five different perspectives. My feelings about Clannad are a complete mess, much like Clannad itself; there are parts of this show that I simultaneously treasure and despise. I don't know if I can recommend Clannad, because it gets so close to reaching greatness that it only hurts that much more when it squanders everything it builds. For your entertainment, the tragedy of Clannad in five simple truths:

First simple truth: Clannad's first season is quite bad. The ...
Apr 7, 2023
Clannad is a visual novel created by Jun Maeda and adapted by the only anime studio in Japan to respect the human right to a salary for a day’s work. Clannad is astonishingly trite. It would take an unbelievable amount of naivety to take on its clearly manipulative storytelling tactics in good faith and glean any sense of enjoyment out of it. It’s considered a classic by people who have no idea what they’re on about. They must’ve been off a perc, off a xan, too much henny, baby-battered out of their mind to consider Clannad a classic. Clannad is not a classic. A classic ...

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