Nov 9, 2020
When I first starting reading this I was expecting it to just be a retelling of Tomoyo's story from the visual novel or anime OVA, but instead it is a reimagining of her story. While the basic plot points stay the same, including Tomoyo wanting to become student council president so she can save the cherry blossoms, there are enough differences that make this a unique and engaging story. Most notably, Nagisa plays a key role in this version of events, acting as a catalyst that bring Tomoyo and Tomoya closer together. Unlike the authors previous work Tomoyo After, the pacing here felt a lot
more natural. The art is clean and has a mature feel, which is fitting for the tone of the story. My only gripe is that the art style changes slightly in the last chapter which makes the characters look slightly younger/cutesy. It isn't a bad change, it's just a shame the art isn't consistent the whole way through.
Overall this manga is able to stand on its own and is a nice alternate story that expands upon Clannad's pre-existing character's and themes.
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