I must say this was very enjoyable read despite its short length.
Story: Simply outstanding story, as expected from KEY. An excellent story from start to finish, however I did find a few things confusing such as Tomoya's memory loss, like many of KEY's works, its a finely tuned story.
Art: I wouldn't say it is a masterpiece in artwork, but the drawing is well done nonetheless. A good mixture of fights, touching moments, and chibis here and there.
Character: A small cast of characters, but definitely one that I loved very much. However, from what I have seen in the Clannad anime, Tomoyo's personality has changed alot, for better or worse it depends on how much you liked her in Clannad. The cast is diverse and I enjoyed each's character's appearance and the impact they have when you read through each chapter, an element of becoming strong.
Enjoyment: Like I said, short, but awesome. It has become one of my favorite manga of all time and I hope that it will be made into an anime, as it could be very promising.
Overall: Despite not getting a perfect score, I absolutely loved this manga. I was pretty skeptical at first why Tomoyo would even have spin-off series for herself instead of continuing her arc in Clannad. But I see Tomoyo's character in a different light now, and become one of my favorite characters in this manga and in Clannad as well.read more
What can I say...Very short, and very satisfying. A very well done manga with a story that we might never see animated.
I myself, have not played the game that this is based off of. To see it in the form of manga was surprising to me, but still a very good experience.
Tomoyo and Tomoya are stars of this manga. No where to be found are the other characters from the anime. But this does not take away from the experience. This is a side of the anime many people might not see, and is defiantly not worth skipping out on. To those who are looking for a quick and satisfying manga, then this one is for you. read more
Any story described as "Key" starts in a happy and sweet manner, then suddenly throws the reader in heart-aching despair, then whole-hearted admiration for the strong characters who over-came that despair.
This is what I think of Tomoyo After.
Alrite, most ppl who would want to read this are mostly affected by Clannad in its many forms (Manga, Anime, Movie). For those who are not in this group, do not fret. You can still enjoy this manga equally.
To put it simply,"Tomoyo after story" is set one year after Okazaki Tomya graduated from high school where Tomoyo is his girlfriend (Think the Clannad Game where you went the Tomoyo Path.)
Like most other stuff Key made, the start of the story (or arc) starts off with heart-melting sweetness that magnify GAR and MOE by like infinity. Then the main characters will fall into a tragedy. Given that their GAR and MOE is really strong, it is really painful to read (emotionally) After the tragedy, the characters would have become emotionally stronger and continue with their life, which wraps up the story with satisfied readers.
I have to admit, i actually cried (internally) for this manga on the last chapter. This is one of the saddest ending I've ever seen, yet it is also beautiful. One word: Bittersweet
I can't find the words to describe how BEAUTIFUL Clannad: Tomoyo After is. It's hands down a epic romance story regardless which female character you favor from the parent story. There aren't a lot of romance stories which stick out in my mind as much as this one. I'd HIGHLY recommend this to any romance/clannad fanatic remotely interested in this.
Story: SOLID 10/10
The story is simply beautiful and brilliant...
If you've never read/watched the parent story to this you can still learn to appreciate it very much. I'd recommend being aware of the parent story though, but it's ultimately up to you.
The story is narrated by Tomoyo reminiscing on her flashbacks being a couple with Tomoya. The story unfolds at a very nice progressive pace and there aren't any parts that I feel wasted my time. The story displays characteristics of human emotion very accurately and the practicality of the series of events which take place are reasonable and realistic.
The art is that of your other standard Clannad stories. There isn't a whole lot of details in the art and at times it's presented in a chibi like fasion, but as you're engaged in the story you fail to take notice to these petty things. It's easy to comprehend what's going on throughout the manga and I'm left to say that I have no complaints for the art.
Regardless of this being a very short manga series, the main characters develop into solid personalities and you're given a VERY clear concept about what type of people they are. You can relate yourself to the characters and can become very sympathetic for them, both Tomoyo and Tomoya's qualities are illuminated wonderfully in this manga.
Enjoyment: SOLID 10/10
I really enjoyed reading this story. I'm not too much of a manga reader, but Clannad: Tomoyo After really engaged my attention and left a significant emotional impact upon me. From start to finish, this story is very satisfying to read and I am far from disappointed. Especially for how short this story is, it's a very creative and beautiful tale of two lovers.
Overall: SOLID 10/10
Combining my reviews for the story and enjoyment, it's inevitable that I rate this a perfect 10. Don't be deterred by anything negatively said about this manga, it's a beautiful romantic tale and should be very much appreciated. Clannad: Tomoyo After is a manga that can bring forth my emotions of utter sadness and happiness at the same time and I highly recommend reading it.read more