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22nd Jan '18 4:46:12 AM Cryoclaste
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* ArcWords: "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." Said several times by Kotomi to Tomoya. Also ArcWords (appearing essentially unchanged six times) [[ShoutOut in its source]], Robert F. Young's TimeTravel love story, ''TheDandelionGirl''.

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* ArcWords: "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." Said several times by Kotomi to Tomoya. Also ArcWords (appearing essentially unchanged six times) [[ShoutOut in its source]], Robert F. Young's TimeTravel love story, ''TheDandelionGirl''.''Literature/TheDandelionGirl''.



* ShoutOut: In addition to the standard Creator/KyoAni cross-referencing, Kotomi quotes a line from the short story ''TheDandelionGirl'': "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." (See also ByThePowerOfGreyskull, RPGElements.)

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* ShoutOut: In addition to the standard Creator/KyoAni cross-referencing, Kotomi quotes a line from the short story ''TheDandelionGirl'': ''Literature/TheDandelionGirl'': "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." (See also ByThePowerOfGreyskull, RPGElements.)
17th Jan '18 9:02:19 PM DavidDelony
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Fūko's sister suggests that she stop referring to herself [[ThirdPersonPerson in third-person]], to sound more grown-up. Fūko decides to start using ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns atai]]'', [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns a first-person pronoun only used by immature little girls.]]



* CompilationRerelease: In 2017, Sentai Filmworks released a collection of both the first series and ''~After Stories~'' on Blu-ray.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Fūko's sister suggests that she stop referring to herself [[ThirdPersonPerson in third-person]], to sound more grown-up. Fūko decides to start using ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns atai]]'', [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns a first-person pronoun only used by immature little girls.]]

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* CompilationRerelease: In 2017, Sentai Filmworks released a collection of both the first series and ''~After Stories~'' Story~'' on Blu-ray.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Fūko's sister suggests that she stop referring to herself [[ThirdPersonPerson in third-person]], to sound more grown-up. Fūko decides to start using ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns atai]]'', [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns a first-person pronoun only used by immature little girls.]]
Blu-ray.
17th Jan '18 7:56:06 PM nombretomado
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Fūko's sister suggests that she stop referring to herself [[ThirdPersonPerson in third-person]], to sound more grown-up. Fūko decides to start using ''[[JapanesePronouns atai]]'', [[JapanesePronouns a first-person pronoun only used by immature little girls.]]

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Fūko's sister suggests that she stop referring to herself [[ThirdPersonPerson in third-person]], to sound more grown-up. Fūko decides to start using ''[[JapanesePronouns ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns atai]]'', [[JapanesePronouns [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns a first-person pronoun only used by immature little girls.]]
14th Jan '18 11:07:23 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: In addition to the standard KyoAni cross-referencing, Kotomi quotes a line from the short story ''TheDandelionGirl'': "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." (See also ByThePowerOfGreyskull, RPGElements.)

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* ShoutOut: In addition to the standard KyoAni Creator/KyoAni cross-referencing, Kotomi quotes a line from the short story ''TheDandelionGirl'': "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." (See also ByThePowerOfGreyskull, RPGElements.)



** Specific examples of the KyoAni crossreferencing: [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai's sword and Sayuri's magical staff, along with their ribbons]] make an appearance in the Drama Club's prop box, and in episode 1, the desaturated opening is similar to the first chronological episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. In episode 17 of ''After Story'' a giant stuffed anteater much like the one from ''Kanon'' is visible in the Furukawa house. Finally, the toy store is called Shiraho, which was the name of the spirit possessing Kano in ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''.

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** Specific examples of the KyoAni Creator/KyoAni crossreferencing: [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai's sword and Sayuri's magical staff, along with their ribbons]] make an appearance in the Drama Club's prop box, and in episode 1, the desaturated opening is similar to the first chronological episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. In episode 17 of ''After Story'' a giant stuffed anteater much like the one from ''Kanon'' is visible in the Furukawa house. Finally, the toy store is called Shiraho, which was the name of the spirit possessing Kano in ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''.
13th Jan '18 8:42:30 PM teh_nubkilr
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* RealPlaceBackground: Hikarizaka is based on the Tokyo suburb of Mizuho, as seen in [[http://punynari.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/clannad-anime-pilgrimage/ these pictures]]. There's also a bit of Osaka, where Key is based, thrown in for the apartment Tomoya moves into. Tomoya's and Ushio's trip takes place at the tip of Tohoku.

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* RealPlaceBackground: Hikarizaka is based on the Tokyo suburb of Mizuho, as seen in [[http://punynari.[[https://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/clannad-anime-pilgrimage/ com/2012/04/27/mizuho-tokyo-home-of-clannad/ these pictures]]. There's also a bit of Osaka, where Key is based, thrown in for the apartment Tomoya moves into. Tomoya's and Ushio's trip takes place at the tip of Tohoku.
31st Dec '17 12:52:44 PM DavidDelony
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** The supplemental materials have even more variations, in several stories in the 10th anniversary art book: [[spoiler: Ushio dies but Tomoyoa survives, Ushio dies but Tomoya disappears, and Tomoya and Ushio both survive.]]

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** It seems that ''CLANNAD'' supports the "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation Many-worlds]]" side of the alternate universe debate. The supplemental materials have even more variations, in several stories in the 10th anniversary art book: [[spoiler: Ushio dies but Tomoyoa survives, Ushio dies but Tomoya disappears, and Tomoya and Ushio both survive.]]
31st Dec '17 12:50:04 PM DavidDelony
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** The supplemental materials have even more variations, in several stories in the 10th anniversary art book: [[spoiler: Ushio dies but Tomoyoa survives, Ushio dies but Tomoya disappears, and Tomoya and Ushio both survive.]]
22nd Dec '17 4:55:38 PM DavidDelony
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* CompilationRerelease: In 2017, Sentai Filmworks released a collection of both the first series and ''~After Stories~'' on Blu-ray.
14th Nov '17 6:42:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: [[spoiler: Naoyuki]] gets off pretty lightly, considering that his physical abuse ended up permanently disabling his son. Both that incident and the subsequent emotional neglect were oddly glossed over in the series, to the point where [[spoiler: Tomoya’s]] tearful gratitude for his 'sacrifices' later on creates some potentially [[InsaneForgiveness mixed]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming feelings]].

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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: [[spoiler: Naoyuki]] gets off pretty lightly, considering that his physical abuse ended up permanently disabling his son. Both that incident and the subsequent emotional neglect were oddly glossed over in the series, to the point where [[spoiler: Tomoya’s]] tearful gratitude for his 'sacrifices' later on creates some potentially [[InsaneForgiveness mixed]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming feelings]].series.
23rd Sep '17 10:28:27 AM N1KF
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%%** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later in the {{anime}} series, when Nagisa survives through the forced time-reset that Tomoya instigates.]]

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%%** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} later in the {{anime}} series, when Nagisa survives through the forced time-reset that Tomoya instigates.]]



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: In what surely must be a ShoutOut to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', the {{anime}} for ''CLANNAD'' begins with [[strike: Kyon]] Tomoya [[{{narrator}} narrating]], telling us how much he hates the town he lives in and his life in general. He's clearly depressed, and the world is presented almost exclusively in white, blue, drab green, and grey. Abruptly [[LoveInterest Nagisa]] appears, almost as if by magic. As Tomoya watches her talk to herself, the monochrome of his world begins to break down. The screen flashes with brilliant colors. A few seconds later, with some DramaticWind and some even more dramatic camera movement, Nagisa turns to look at Tomoya. The screen is awash with vibrant colors, and Tomoya's world has officially changed forever.
** In addition, the {{anime}} series occasionally employs briefer DeliberatelyMonochrome sequences in order to imply a sense of unreality -- for example, when Youhei is in a fog after first waking up.
** Late in the series, a heart-breaking use of DeliberatelyMonochrome - episode 16 of ''~After Story~'' concludes with something of an IronicEcho of the series' opening scene. Whereas the original scene gradually bursts from monochrome to full color as Tomoya and Nagisa first notice each other, here the color palette fades from almost surreal intensity (even the tree trunks are purple!) to nearly black and white,[[spoiler: to signify that Nagisa has died.]]

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The {{anime}} series occasionally employs briefer Deliberately Monochrome sequences in order to imply a sense of unreality -- for example, when Youhei is in a fog after first waking up.
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In what surely must be a ShoutOut to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', the {{anime}} for ''CLANNAD'' begins with [[strike: Kyon]] Tomoya [[{{narrator}} narrating]], {{narrat|or}}ing, telling us how much he hates the town he lives in and his life in general. He's clearly depressed, and the world is presented almost exclusively in white, blue, drab green, and grey. Abruptly [[LoveInterest Nagisa]] appears, almost as if by magic. As Tomoya watches her talk to herself, the monochrome of his world begins to break down. The screen flashes with brilliant colors. A few seconds later, with some DramaticWind and some even more dramatic camera movement, Nagisa turns to look at Tomoya. The screen is awash with vibrant colors, and Tomoya's world has officially changed forever.
** In addition, the {{anime}} series occasionally employs briefer DeliberatelyMonochrome sequences in order to imply a sense of unreality -- for example, when Youhei is in a fog after first waking up.
** Late in the series, a heart-breaking use of DeliberatelyMonochrome Deliberately Monochrome - episode 16 of ''~After Story~'' concludes with something of an IronicEcho of the series' opening scene. Whereas the original scene gradually bursts from monochrome to full color as Tomoya and Nagisa first notice each other, here the color palette fades from almost surreal intensity (even the tree trunks are purple!) to nearly black and white,[[spoiler: to signify that Nagisa has died.]]



* DemotedToExtra: Let's just say that ''After Story'' is one hell of a [[DemotedToExtra Demotion To Extra]] for any heroines not named "Nagisa." Justified since After Story is the continuation of her route.
** A better example would be Yukine, who was originally intended to be one of the "main heroines" and her route was supposed to be longer but Jun Maeda was unsatisfied with her route. She still ends up with Tomoya but her route is noticeably shorter and lacking in impact compare to the main heroines (Nagisa, Tomoyo, Kyou, Kotomi, Fuko). All of the heroines take a back seat to Nagisa but it was always intended to be that way.
** Fuko after her arc is completed in the first season. She does make occasional reappearances, but the characters don't remember her, and she only shows up for comedic effects for the rest of Season 1. However, it's subverted late in Season 2, when the real Fuko does show up again, mostly for Ushio [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe kidnap attempts.]]

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* DemotedToExtra: Let's just say that ''After Story'' is one hell of a [[DemotedToExtra Demotion To Extra]] for any heroines not named "Nagisa." Justified since After Story is the continuation of her route.
DemotedToExtra:
** A better example would be Yukine, who was Yukinewas originally intended to be one of the "main heroines" and her route was supposed to be longer but Jun Maeda was unsatisfied with her route. She still ends up with Tomoya but her route is noticeably shorter and lacking in impact compare to the main heroines (Nagisa, Tomoyo, Kyou, Kotomi, Fuko). All of the heroines take a back seat to Nagisa but it was always intended to be that way.
** Fuko after her arc is completed in the first season. She does make occasional reappearances, but the characters don't remember her, and she only shows up for comedic effects for the rest of Season 1. However, it's subverted late in Season 2, when the real Fuko does show up again, mostly for Ushio [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe kidnap attempts.]]attempts]].
** Let's just say that ''After Story'' is one hell of a DemotedToExtra for any heroines not named "Nagisa." Justified since After Story is the continuation of her route.



** Considering that [[AlternateUniverse alternate universes]] are also a very important point, a DeusExMachina may not have happened at all. In the universe where [[spoiler:Ushio and Tomoya die]], they really did [[spoiler:die]]. The miracle is that [[spoiler:Nagisa survives in an alternate universe, though it is unclear whether the consciousness of the Tomoya of both universe are the same]]. This is supported in that the miracle does not happen after [[spoiler:their death]], it happens only if you re-play [[spoiler:Nagisa's death scene again]], making it like you're playing another route.

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** Considering that [[AlternateUniverse alternate universes]] {{alternate universe}}s are also a very important point, a DeusExMachina may not have happened at all. In the universe where [[spoiler:Ushio and Tomoya die]], they really did [[spoiler:die]]. The miracle is that [[spoiler:Nagisa survives in an alternate universe, though it is unclear whether the consciousness of the Tomoya of both universe are the same]]. This is supported in that the miracle does not happen after [[spoiler:their death]], it happens only if you re-play [[spoiler:Nagisa's death scene again]], making it like you're playing another route.



* DownerEnding: In ''Tomoyo After'', [[spoiler: Tomoya dies after an operation to remove a brain tumor.]]

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* DownerEnding: In ''Tomoyo After'', [[spoiler: Tomoya dies after an operation to remove a brain tumor.]]tumor]].



** In one episode Kotomi [[InvokedTrope Invokes]] it by opening a window.

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** In one episode Kotomi [[InvokedTrope Invokes]] {{Invoke|dTrope}}s it by opening a window.
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