History TearJerker / Clannad

3rd Jun '16 10:54:48 PM _Gabe_
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** Earlier in the episode, Tomoya enters Nagisa's room (which hasn't changed since their marriage) and he tightly hugs a dango plushie while having flashbacks of Nagisa

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** Earlier in the episode, Tomoya enters Nagisa's room (which [[spoiler:(which hasn't changed since their marriage) marriage)]] and he tightly hugs a dango plushie while [[spoiler:while having flashbacks of NagisaNagisa]]
3rd Jun '16 10:32:35 PM _Gabe_
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** Earlier in the episode, Tomoya enters Nagisa's room (which hasn't changed since their marriage) and he tightly hugs a dango plushie while having flashbacks of Nagisa
10th Mar '16 8:10:45 PM BNSF1995
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* The girl and the doll attempt to build a second doll, [[spoiler:with the subconscious intent for Nagisa to inhabit it. But it's no use, since Nagisa's soul went to the normal afterlife.]] They bury the doll in episode 22.
28th Jan '16 4:18:28 AM ChrisX
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** The ending of that flashback as well. Just as he returned home after [[spoiler:his career death]], the first person who met him is his crush/future wife, Kouko, whom he promised to propose once he became a pro [[spoiler:(he forgot to contact her after basking in success)]]. While Kouko not caring about that and just glad he returned, and said that dreams come true if you don't let go of it would make a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, it doesn't quite fully: That made Yusuke realize [[spoiler:if he had used his passion and love for Kouko to sing and create love songs, he might have kept his career alive.]] In the end, he completely broke down crying on the ground with Kouko trying to comfort him.
9th Dec '15 11:01:06 PM ChrisX
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** The ending is this combined with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Just when Tomoya resigned that all he'll have for the future is menial jobs, turns out Tomoyo sacrificed her already good prospects in future to stay with Tomoya, even if he berated her for trying to stay with a loser like him. After realizing that he still has Tomoyo, he reaffirms that he will stay with her and walk the path together, which results Tomoyo [[CryCute bawling]] TearsOfJoy, and Tomoya followed suit while hugging her. The anime version greatly increases the mood to make you cry together, because whoever voiced Tomoyo, they did a god damn good job in the bawling part.
9th Dec '15 10:44:22 AM lilpurplebird
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* Doubling as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, episode 12 ends with the score "The Place Where Wishes Come True" playing as Tomoya [[spoiler: proposes to Nagisa after an emotional moment where Tomoya yelled at his father sitting in prison.]] Nagisa's response?
--> '''Nagisa:''' Yes. Of course I'll stay with you. No matter what happens. For as long as we live.
** The dub takes this further with slight rewording:
--> '''Nagisa:''' Forever and ever.
6th Sep '15 8:14:56 AM Soufriere
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This ending was so tragic that Key, the generally accepted [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} masters]] [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} of]] [[Anime/AngelBeats heartbreak]] [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} and]] [[TearJerker tragedy]] actually [[PetTheDog released an updated version of the game – Memorial Edition – with extra text throughout, and [[spoiler:an ending where Tomoya lives, to make it less depressing.]]

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This ending was so tragic that Key, the generally accepted [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} masters]] [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} of]] [[Anime/AngelBeats heartbreak]] [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} and]] [[TearJerker tragedy]] actually [[PetTheDog released an updated version of the game – Memorial Edition – with extra text throughout, throughout]], and [[spoiler:an ending where Tomoya lives, to make it less depressing.]]
5th Sep '15 6:35:16 PM Soufriere
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VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}} is a Creator/KeyVisualArts game, and as such, features many emotional moments across both its seasons. In particular, Nagisa, the female protagonist, is essentially the personification of TearJerker in that she's a shy, timid, ill girl from a happy family who is gentle to a fault, gets emotional easily, has unclear ambitions, sings an old children's song that no one appreciates, and occasionally gets so sick that she has to skip a good chunk of school, which leads to her having to stay back a year and leading to the events that follow. While CLANNAD may not have as many Tear Jerkers as other anime, it has been considered to have some of the most poignant and depressing ones.

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VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}} ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' is a Creator/KeyVisualArts game, and as such, features many emotional moments across both its seasons. In particular, Nagisa, the female protagonist, is essentially the personification of TearJerker in that she's a shy, timid, ill girl IllGirl from a happy family who is gentle to a fault, gets emotional easily, has unclear ambitions, sings an old children's song that no one appreciates, and occasionally gets so sick that she has to skip a good chunk of school, which leads to her having to stay back a year and leading to the events that follow. While CLANNAD ''CLANNAD'' may not have as many Tear Jerkers as other anime, it has been considered to have some of the most poignant and depressing ones.



* Much of this series, quite frankly, qualifies seeing as Clannad brutally enforces its EarnYourHappyEnding. On the "plus" side however the series does have some [[TearsOfJoy happy tearjerkers]] as well.
* Fuko was lonely for a very good part of her life and just recently got new friends for support. While things looked like they were recovering, her friends' memories of her disappear from her friends' minds more quickly than they appeared and once more left her. Despite this, she nonetheless remains by their side in wait until they could see her again: [[spoiler: they eventually do]].
** Sanae started to [[spoiler: forget her after she'd visited Fuko's body in the hospital]]. What made it worse was that she knew it was happening, and was inconsolable, on the floor, asking through her tears [[spoiler: if Fuko was there and if Fuko knew that she'd always be welcome at the Furukawa house]].
** Whenever Nagisa is reminded of how she may lose her memory of Fuuko eventually, she holds onto her like a teddy bear.

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* Much of this series, quite frankly, qualifies qualifies, seeing as Clannad ''Clannad'' brutally enforces its EarnYourHappyEnding. On the "plus" side however side, however, the series does have some [[TearsOfJoy happy tearjerkers]] as well.
* Fuko was lonely for a very good part of her life life. She hoped to make friends in high school, but was in an accident her second day and just recently got has been in a coma ever since. Using some sort of AstralProjection of herself, she was finally able to make some new friends for support. While Just as things looked like they were recovering, looking up, however, her new friends' memories of her disappear disappeared from her friends' their minds more quickly than they appeared could form, and once more left her. she ended up alone again. Despite this, she nonetheless remains by their side in wait until they could see her again: [[spoiler: they again.[[spoiler:They eventually do]].
do.]]
** Sanae started to [[spoiler: forget [[spoiler:forget her after she'd visited visiting Fuko's body in the hospital]]. hospital.]] What made it worse was that she knew it was happening, happening and was inconsolable, on the floor, asking through her tears [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if Fuko was there and if Fuko knew that she'd always be welcome at the Furukawa house]].
house.]]
** Whenever Nagisa is reminded of how she may lose her memory of Fuuko Fuko eventually, she holds onto her like a teddy bear.



---> '''Tomoya:''' That girl student suddenly became the talk of the school. Pure and earnest, running around the school... that's the image of the girl. And then we all waited for the day that girl might awaken. I was definitely one of them. And that day will, someday...
---> '''Fuko:''' Please, please be my friend. Be one of my very best friends, would you?


* Ichinose Kotomi's backstory. Her first and only friend - and implied crush - was [[spoiler: Tomoya]]. However, as the years went by he'd managed to completely forget about her, and she has become so withdrawn that she initially fails to respond to any human contact (she doesn't even notice when Sunohara tips over a fully-loaded bookshelf to get her attention) with the one exception of [[spoiler: Tomoya calling her "Kotomi-chan".]] As the story develops, we find out that her [[spoiler: parents had died in a plane crash]] when she was a child and she NeverGotToSayGoodbye. Upon hearing what happened, she [[spoiler: lapses into a DespairEventHorizon, leading to an attempt to burn her house down while she was still inside]]. The attempt fails thanks to some last minute intervention, but Kotomi's left alone in her grief for years. To add salt to the wound, when she finally finds her childhood crush again, [[spoiler: he winds up choosing her newfound best friend Nagisa over her, even though she's been in love with him since she was a very small child.]]
** Kotomi's reaction to a bus accident arises from the fact that she [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye never got to say goodbye to her parents]] before [[spoiler: they died in a plane crash]]. Who didn't want to give her a hug when watching the scene?
** Kotomi eventually comes to terms with her parents after receiving the Teddy Bear that was to be her birthday gift many years ago and realizes that her parents' [[spoiler: last act was to ensure that she received that gift, even at the expense of their own research]].
---> "Father... Mother... Welcome home."
** To truly capture the pain Kotomi suffered at [[spoiler: her parents' deaths,]] she finds out what happens to them on her BIRTHDAY after finding out that no-one had come to her birthday, and, upon hearing the news, breaks down immediately. To further add insult to injury, Kotomi suffers a HeroicBSOD and pleads with GOD to bring them back, pleading with him that if he brings them back, she'll be a good girl. This is followed by her running around the house to search for her parents in an attempt to see where they have gone, after which, she attempts to burn down the house with her inside [[spoiler: she fails thankfully!]]

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---> '''Tomoya:''' That --->'''Tomoya:''' "That girl student suddenly became the talk of the school. Pure and earnest, running around the school... school… that's the image of the girl. And then we all waited for the day that girl might awaken. I was definitely one of them. And that day will, someday...
--->
someday…"\\
'''Fuko:''' Please, "Please, please be my friend. Be one of my very best friends, would you?


you?"
* Ichinose Kotomi's Kotomi Ichinose's backstory. Her first and only friend - and implied crush - was [[spoiler: Tomoya]]. [[spoiler:Tomoya]]. However, as the years went by by, he'd managed to completely forget about her, and she has she'd become so withdrawn that she initially fails to respond to any human contact (she doesn't even notice when Sunohara tips over a fully-loaded bookshelf to get her attention) with the one exception of [[spoiler: Tomoya [[spoiler:Tomoya calling her "Kotomi-chan".]] As the story develops, we find out that her [[spoiler: parents [[spoiler:parents had died in a plane crash]] when she was a child and she NeverGotToSayGoodbye. Upon hearing what happened, she [[spoiler: lapses [[spoiler:lapses into a DespairEventHorizon, leading to an attempt to burn her house down while she was still inside]]. The attempt fails thanks to some last minute intervention, but Kotomi's Kotomi is left alone in her grief for years. To add salt to the wound, when she finally finds her childhood crush again, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he winds up choosing her newfound best friend Nagisa over her, even though she's been in love with him since she was a very small child.]]
** Kotomi's reaction to a bus accident arises from the fact that she [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye never got to say goodbye to her parents]] before [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they died in a plane crash]]. Who didn't want to give her a hug when watching the scene?
** Kotomi eventually comes to terms with her parents after receiving the Teddy Bear that was to be her birthday gift many years ago and realizes that her parents' [[spoiler: last [[spoiler:last act was to ensure that she received that gift, even at the expense of their own research]].
---> "Father... Mother... --->"Father… Mother… Welcome home."
** To truly capture the pain Kotomi suffered at [[spoiler: [[spoiler:at her parents' deaths,]] deaths]], she finds out what happens to them on her BIRTHDAY ''birthday'' after finding out that no-one had come many hours of no one coming to her birthday, and, upon see her. Upon hearing the news, she breaks down immediately. To further add insult to injury, Kotomi suffers a HeroicBSOD and pleads with GOD God to bring them back, pleading with him assuring Him that if he He brings them back, she'll be a good girl. This is followed by her running around the house to search for her parents in an attempt to see where they have gone, after which, she attempts to burn down the house with her inside [[spoiler: she fails thankfully!]]inside. She fails, thankfully.



* The scene where Tomoya and [[spoiler: Ushio]] reconcile is heart rending.
---> '''Tomoya''': Let's just buy another one.
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': There's only one.
---> '''Tomoya''' There's lots of them at the store.
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': but that's the one you got for me. First thing from [[spoiler: Daddy.]]
---> '''Tomoya''': [[spoiler: Ushio]], were you lonely?
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': Yup.
---> '''Tomoya''': [[spoiler: Ushio]], would it be all right if I stayed with you? I've been a bad [[spoiler: Daddy]] for many years. But I'll do my best for you from now on. So, would it be all right if I stayed with you?
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': Yup.
---> '''Tomoya''': Really?
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': I want you to be with me. But today I lost an important thing, so I'm sad. [[spoiler: Daddy]]...You know...is it all right not to hold it in anymore? Sanae-san told me places I can cry are in the bathroom and in [[spoiler: Daddy's]] arms.
---> '''Tomoya''': Yes...YES! *cue [[spoiler: Ushio]] hugging Tomoya and crying her eyes out, reducing Tomoya to tears as the music crescendo's.
* Misae's arc in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} ~After Story~'' is a moving one and ends with this exchange:
---> "I'm sorry I couldn't be with you until the end of the festival."
* Episode 16 of ''~After Story~'', namely, the part where [[spoiler:Nagisa dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Tomoya desperately crying out her name and all the flashbacks]] make it even worse.
* Episode 17 was equally unbearable. All the cutsie anime antics could barely cover up the fact that Tomoya is still recovering from a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: that lasted ''five years''.]] That, and [[spoiler: his daughter and he are barely speaking to each other, very much like how Tomoya's father emotionally abandoned him after his mother's death.]]
* Episode 18 ends with [[spoiler:Tomoya finding himself unable to finish telling the tale of Nagisa to Ushio, breaking down in tears and crying out her name.]] [[note]]This very moment is pictured above.[[/note]]

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* The scene where Tomoya and [[spoiler: Ushio]] [[spoiler:Ushio]] reconcile is heart rending.
---> '''Tomoya''': -->'''Tomoya''': Let's just buy another one.
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''':
one.\\
'''[[spoiler:Ushio]]''':
There's only one.
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one.\\
'''Tomoya''' There's lots of them at the store.
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': but
store.\\
'''[[spoiler:Ushio]]''': But
that's the one you got for me. First thing from [[spoiler: Daddy.]]
--->
[[spoiler:Daddy]].\\
'''Tomoya''': [[spoiler: Ushio]], [[spoiler:Ushio]], were you lonely?
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': Yup.
--->
lonely?\\
'''[[spoiler:Ushio]]''': Yup.\\
'''Tomoya''': [[spoiler: Ushio]], [[spoiler:Ushio]], would it be all right if I stayed with you? I've been a bad [[spoiler: Daddy]] [[spoiler:Daddy]] for many years. But I'll do my best for you from now on. So, would it be all right if I stayed with you?
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''': Yup.
--->
you?\\
'''[[spoiler:Ushio]]''': Yup.\\
'''Tomoya''': Really?
---> '''[[spoiler: Ushio]]''':
Really?\\
'''[[spoiler:Ushio]]''':
I want you to be with me. But today I lost an important thing, so I'm sad. [[spoiler: Daddy]]...[[spoiler:Daddy]]… You know...know… is it all right not to hold it in anymore? Sanae-san told me the only places I can cry are in the bathroom and in [[spoiler: Daddy's]] arms.
--->
[[spoiler:Daddy's]] arms.\\
'''Tomoya''': Yes...Yes… YES! *cue [[spoiler: Ushio]] ''[-[cue [[spoiler:Ushio]] hugging Tomoya and crying her eyes out, reducing Tomoya to tears as the music crescendo's.
crescendos]-]''
* Misae's arc in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} ~After Story~'' is a moving one and ends with this exchange:
---> "I'm -->"I'm sorry I couldn't be with you until the end of the festival."
* Episode 16 of ''~After Story~'', namely, the part where [[spoiler:Nagisa dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Tomoya [[spoiler:Tomoya desperately crying out her name and all the flashbacks]] make it even worse.
* Episode 17 was equally unbearable. All the cutsie cutesy anime antics could barely cover up the fact that Tomoya is still recovering from a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that lasted ''five years''.]] That, and [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his daughter and he are barely speaking to each other, very much like how Tomoya's father emotionally abandoned him after his mother's death.]]
* Episode 18 ends with [[spoiler:Tomoya finding himself unable to finish telling the tale of Nagisa to Ushio, breaking down in tears and crying out her name.]] [[note]]This ]][[note]] This very moment is pictured above.[[/note]]



---> '''Akio''': [[spoiler:It's all right, you know? You've done well. Now it's your turn to cry.]]
---> '''Sanae''': [[spoiler:Akio-san...]]
---> '''Akio''': [[spoiler:Even with all hope gone, I'll still help you. I'll be here until you stop crying. [[CryIntoChest So it's all right now.]]]]
* In Tomoya's father's arc, the moment when father and daughter hugged each other for the first time, and when Tomoya [[spoiler: was telling Ushio about her mother and starting crying halfway through, quietly repeating "Nagisa..."]] is a particularly tear-inducing scene.
* ''Dango Daikazoku'' returns in Episode 20 when Ushio asks: [[spoiler:"Daddy, can you sing Mommy's song?"]]

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---> '''Akio''': -->'''Akio''': [[spoiler:It's all right, you know? You've done well. Now it's your turn to cry.]]
--->
]]\\
'''Sanae''': [[spoiler:Akio-san...]]
--->
]]\\
'''Akio''': [[spoiler:Even with all hope gone, I'll still help you. I'll be here until you stop crying. [[CryIntoChest So it's all right now.]]]]
now]].]]
* In Tomoya's father's arc, the moment when father and daughter hugged each other for the first time, and when Tomoya [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was telling Ushio about her mother and starting started crying halfway through, quietly repeating "Nagisa..."]] is a particularly tear-inducing scene.
* ''Dango Daikazoku'' "Dango Daikazoku" returns in Episode 20 when Ushio asks: [[spoiler:"Daddy, can you sing Mommy's song?"]]



---> [[spoiler:"Daddy? I love you"]].
** And just like when [[spoiler: Nagisa died, we're treated to a ReallyDeadMontage for Ushio. Only this one is much shorter, because the images are all from the previous few episodes - in other words, all of the memories Tomoya had with the daughter he'd barely begun to get to know.]]
* Happy tears this time in episode 22. The moment when [[spoiler: Tomoya runs to Nagisa and hugs her so hard that her shoe falls off]] is enough to make anyone get watery-eyed.
---> [[spoiler: "Nagisa...''NAGISA!!!"'']]

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---> [[spoiler:"Daddy? -->[[spoiler:"Daddy? I love you"]].
you."]]
** And just like when [[spoiler: Nagisa [[spoiler:Nagisa died, we're treated to a ReallyDeadMontage for Ushio. Only this one is much shorter, because the images are all from the previous few episodes - in other words, all of the memories Tomoya had with the daughter he'd barely begun to get to know.]]
* Happy tears this time in episode 22. The moment when [[spoiler: Tomoya [[spoiler:Tomoya runs to Nagisa and hugs her so hard that her shoe falls off]] is enough to make anyone get watery-eyed.
---> [[spoiler: "Nagisa...-->[[spoiler:"Nagisa… ''NAGISA!!!"'']]



* The entire last episode is a beautiful combination of heartwarming and tearjerker, really. [[spoiler: The meeting with Nagisa on the hill becomes more and more heartwarming upon consideration. Tomoya doesn't know at the time that Nagisa will survive this time round, but he loves her so much that he chooses to run back over to her. He'd rather ''go through it all over again'' - the good and the bad - than be without her.]]


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* The entire last episode is a beautiful combination of heartwarming and tearjerker, really. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The meeting with Nagisa on the hill becomes more and more heartwarming upon consideration. Tomoya doesn't know at the time that Nagisa will survive this time round, around, but he loves her so much that he chooses to run back over to her. He'd rather ''go through it all over again'' - the good and the bad - than be without her.]]




* Tomoyo's route in the game is unusual in that Tomoya and her hook up quick, luring players into a sense of peace with Tomoyo waking Tomoya, making him lunch, and helping him study in between sessions of sweet nothings and kissing. These times don't last, as the entire student body work towards and succeed in breaking them up. In the aftermath, Tomoya returns to his old ways punctuated with the heart-wrenching line "and now the last thing Tomoyo gave me...is gone."
* In the Visual Novel, Kappei's arc has Ryou and Tomoya [[spoiler: visiting him in the hospital to convince him to have the operation on his leg. It goes as far as Ryou talking about marrying him and having a family. As touched as he is, when he mourns over the fact of losing it, Ryou's response is simply]]
---> "[[spoiler:Even if you lose your leg, you'll still have arms to hug me]]."

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* Tomoyo's route in the game is unusual in that Tomoya and her hook up quick, luring players into a sense of peace with Tomoyo waking Tomoya, making him lunch, and helping him study in between sessions of sweet nothings and kissing. These times don't last, as the entire student body work towards and succeed in breaking them up. In the aftermath, Tomoya returns to his old ways punctuated with the heart-wrenching line "and now the last thing Tomoyo gave me...me… is gone."
* In the Visual Novel, Kappei's arc has Ryou and Tomoya [[spoiler: visiting [[spoiler:visiting him in the hospital to convince him to have the operation on his leg. It goes as far as Ryou talking about marrying him and having a family. As touched as he is, when he mourns over the fact of losing it, Ryou's response is simply]]
---> --> "[[spoiler:Even if you lose your leg, you'll still have arms to hug me]]."



---> '''Fuko:''' [[spoiler: If you don't mind, please go out with Fuko!]]

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---> '''Fuko:''' [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you don't mind, please go out with Fuko!]]



* In the [[AlternateTimelines Alternate Universe]] that Tomoyo After takes place in(following [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin after the end of the Tomoyo Route]] from the original game) there are several, but easily the most poignant is the very end, which makes a valiant play for the most tragic sequence in the entire franchise: [[spoiler: Tomoya collapses from a head injury he sustained, and when he wakes up in the hospital he has a case of amnesia and has forgotten everything since just before starting high school, and thus [[AmnesiacLover before he met Tomoyo.]] She records day he gets out of the hospital in clebration and takes him around for just over a week, showing him the school, meeting his father, etc in the the hopes of something triggering his memory. [[TearJerker And never once, in all that time did she hear the one thing she wanted to hear most from Tomoya: "I love you."]] Tomoya finally says it reaffirming his(forgotten) promise to her that no matter what he will always love her, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming causing her to burst into tears of joy.]] Her reaction seems justified, if a little out of proportion until she explains [[ViciousCycle that this isn't the first time she has done this, that every 10 days or so his memory resets in the same way. Then again.]] [[HandWave It is explained as blood pooling in his head from the injury.]] This has been repeating over and over again not for a few weeks, not months, but for [[WhamLine TWO YEARS.]] And she has recorded [[HarsherInHindsight every single one of his release dates.]] Tomoyo and Tomoya get married just before the cycle repeats again, and after he wakes up amnesiac, he decides to undergo an incredibly risky operation to try and stop the cycle so he can return to his normal life. The viewer is just starting to feel hopeful and the epilogue tells us that Tomoya's memory comes back... [[KickTheDog but then he dies]] [[PlayerPunch shortly after.]] So in the end, after everything Tomoyo has been through supporting Tomoya in the hope they could still be together and happy, she's left alone. She proceeds to become an internet councilor helping people through their grief online.]] This ending is so tragic that Key, the generally accepted [[{{Visualnovel/Air}} masters]] [[{{Visualnovel/Clannad}} of]] [[Anime/AngelBeats heartbreak]] [[{{VisualNovel/Kanon}} and]] [[TearJerker tragedy]] actually [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog released an updated version of the game(Memorial Edition) with extra text throughout, and an ending where Tomoya lives to make it less depressing.]]]]
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* In the [[AlternateTimelines Alternate Universe]] that Tomoyo After ''Tomoyo After'' takes place in(following in (following [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin after the end of the Tomoyo Route]] from the original game) there are several, but easily the most poignant is the very end, which makes a valiant play for the most tragic sequence in the entire franchise: [[spoiler: Tomoya franchise.\\\
[[spoiler:Tomoya
collapses from a head injury he sustained, and when he wakes up in the hospital he has a case of amnesia and has forgotten everything since just before starting high school, and thus [[AmnesiacLover before he met Tomoyo.]] Tomoyo]]. She records the day he gets out of the hospital in clebration celebration and takes him around for just over a week, showing him the school, meeting his father, etc etc. in the the hopes of something triggering his memory. [[TearJerker And never once, in all that time did she hear the one thing she wanted to hear most from Tomoya: "I love you."]] Tomoya finally says it reaffirming his(forgotten) his (forgotten) promise to her that no matter what he will always love her, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming causing her to burst into tears of joy.]] joy]]. Her reaction seems justified, if a little out of proportion proportion, until she explains [[ViciousCycle that this isn't the first time she has done this, that every 10 days or so his memory resets in the same way. Then again.]] again]], [[HandWave It is explained as blood pooling in his head from the injury.]] injury]]. This has been repeating over and over again not for a few weeks, not months, but for [[WhamLine TWO YEARS.]] YEARS]]. And she has recorded [[HarsherInHindsight every single one of his release dates.]] dates]].\\\
Tomoyo and Tomoya get married just before the cycle repeats again, and after he wakes up amnesiac, he decides to undergo an incredibly risky operation to try and stop the cycle so he can return to his normal life. The viewer is just starting to feel hopeful and the epilogue tells us that Tomoya's memory comes back... back… [[KickTheDog but then he dies]] [[PlayerPunch shortly after.]] after]]. So in the end, after everything Tomoyo has been through supporting Tomoya in the hope they could still be together and happy, she's left alone. She proceeds to become becomes an internet councilor counsellor helping people through their grief online.]] ]]\\\
This ending is was so tragic that Key, the generally accepted [[{{Visualnovel/Air}} [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} masters]] [[{{Visualnovel/Clannad}} [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} of]] [[Anime/AngelBeats heartbreak]] [[{{VisualNovel/Kanon}} [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} and]] [[TearJerker tragedy]] actually [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog released an updated version of the game(Memorial Edition) game – Memorial Edition – with extra text throughout, and an [[spoiler:an ending where Tomoya lives lives, to make it less depressing.]]]]
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2nd Aug '15 5:56:52 PM LadyYuki
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** And just like when [[spoiler: Nagisa died, we're treated to a ReallyDeadMontage for Ushio. Only this one is much shorter, because the images are all from the previous few episodes - in other words, all of the memories Tomoya had with the daughter he'd barely begun to get to know.]]
29th Jul '15 8:22:01 PM Cherryblob
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VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}} is a Creator/KeyVisualArts game, and as such, features many emotional moments across both its seasons. In particular, Nagisa, the female protagonist, is essentially the personification of TearJerker in that she's a shy, timid, ill girl from a happy family who is gentle to a fault, gets emotional easily, has unclear ambitions, sings an old children's song that no one appreciates, and occasionally gets so sick that she has to skip a good chunk of school, which leads to her having to stay back a year and leading to the events that follow. While CLANNAD may not have as many Tear Jerkers as other anime, it probably has some of the most poignant ones.

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VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}} is a Creator/KeyVisualArts game, and as such, features many emotional moments across both its seasons. In particular, Nagisa, the female protagonist, is essentially the personification of TearJerker in that she's a shy, timid, ill girl from a happy family who is gentle to a fault, gets emotional easily, has unclear ambitions, sings an old children's song that no one appreciates, and occasionally gets so sick that she has to skip a good chunk of school, which leads to her having to stay back a year and leading to the events that follow. While CLANNAD may not have as many Tear Jerkers as other anime, it probably has been considered to have some of the most poignant and depressing ones.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=TearJerker.Clannad