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Explaination of Clannad?
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Posted 9/3/08
Clannad was originally an RPG (I think) game. just think of something like Sukisho or I think Fate/Stay Night. They all have different endings to them....
Posted 9/3/08
I just watched the anime series and called it a wrap... it was good enough as it is, didn't need no ova's or movies to tell me different.
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Posted 9/3/08
clannad is a boring and crap anime!! the story is confusing and doesn't make sense!!
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Posted 9/3/08
it's quite confusing, isn't it?
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Posted 9/3/08
didn't saw it yet ...



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Posted 9/3/08

lkmjr wrote:

No body here's making any sense. ^_^;;

OK, look. CLANNAD was orriginally based on a visual novel, AKA video game, in which Tomoya could end up with whoever the person playing the game wants him to (sense you play as Tomoya.) So, the story branches off in several places, and the game ends a different way with each character. It also includes an After Story arc for each character, in which it goes into what happened after the first arc. Tomoyo and Nagisa seem to be the ones people like him to end up with the most. Since the anime favored Nagisa, Tomoyo fans were unsatisfied and the anime company made an OVA/special ep/whataever you wanna call it about what would happen if Tomoya ended up with Tomoyo. The light novels, manga, etc. follow whichever storyline the creators liked better.

The movie is crap, ignore it. When I watched it it completely ruined CLANNAD for me. The thing about it is, however, it includes it's version of Nagisa's After Story. Ushio is Nagisa and Tomoya's daughter, though whether or not Nagisa actually dies in chldbirth in the game I have no idea.

The story with the "Other World" is a bit of a mystery. If you've seen the anime, it's a play Nagisa wants to perform, though she doesn't remember where she'd heard the story before. The little glimpses of the world you see during the anime are pieces of the play, though it came out differently when they actually performed it. Not the story, exactly, just the props and the way things look. It's also different in ther movie, but like I said, ignore the movie. It's crap. There are other little, unexplained mysteries throughout the series. The Fuuko arc, for example. We don't know anything about Fuuko's existance, or why her sister can't see her, or why she comes close to being forgotten, or even why she was remembered at the last moment. We don't know why she reappears to Tomoya and the rest at random moments, or why even though they feel like they know her they can't remember her. We don't know about these "other worlds" that Kotomi's parents discovered, or why Tomoya forgot he had ever known Kotomi, despite having rescued her from a fire. We don't even know about the butterfly that led him to her house in the first place. The beauty of CLANNAD is these mysteries and that their secrets are never revealed, leaving the watcher to wonder.....



suteki no description!!! I agree wholeheartedly...
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Posted 12/10/08
I'm not going to check if anyone else explained this properly yet. Here's the deal:

CLANNAD GAME (Multiple Endings)
Clannad is a visual novel (dating sim) game produced by KEY. It has multiple endings depending on which female character you choose to pursue. Each female character leads to a different ending. HOWEVER, in the game, Nagisa's ending is the LONGEST storyline, carrying past graduation and into their adult lives. For this reason, the ending where Tomoya hooks up with Nagisa, is widely considered the "standard ending." But that said, there is not "true ending."

TOMOYO AFTER GAME (continues the Tomoyo ending)
This is a sequel game produced mainly to please fans that were disappointed that Clannad was not an H-game. It is a sequel to the Tomoyo ending (meaning it's doesn't link with the long Nagisa ending from the original game.) So yeah. Tomoyo After is a continuation of the Tomoyo ending, and NOT related to the Nagisa ending.

CLANNAD MOVIE (retelling of the Nagisa ending)
The Clannad movie was created by Toei Animation, the same studio that did the Air movie, and the first anime series of Kanon (all based on KEY games). This movie compresses the entire Nagisa storyline into one movie. It completely ignores the other possible endings.

CLANNAD ANIME (Season 1 of the anime) (retelling of the Nagisa ending)
This anime was produced by Kyoto Animation (different studio from the movie). The anime is similar to the movie in that it retells the Nagisa ending only. But it only tells the first half of the story. At the end of the anime, Tomoya and Nagisa are still in school.

CLANNAD: AFTER STORY (Season 2 of the anime)
This is the sequel to the first anime. It continues the Nagisa story past graduation. In fact, this series is still in production, and at the moment, only the first 10 episodes have been uploaded here on Crunchyroll. Presumably, the two seasons of the Clannad anime will combined, cover the same story as the movie and the Nagisa ending of the game.

So... which is the true ending? None. But the Nagisa ending is the MOST popular and the most developed.
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Posted 12/10/08
Oh.. one more thing.

Kyoto Animation (who made the anime) also did an OVA for Tomoyo After. It's probably based on the Tomoyo After game, and is probably set in an alternate universe from the rest of the anime episodes. I will watch it and get back to you on it.
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Posted 12/10/08

Spaz93 wrote:

Tomoya doesnt end up with Tomoyo, its just a special episode


i wonder why its only tomoyo..
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Posted 12/10/08
Cool thanks!
Posted 12/19/08
No personal threads allowed. Post in the Clannad threads or use the Anime/Manga Help thread

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