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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 [[ShrinkingViolet shy]], timid, 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'' 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}}'' 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 [[ShrinkingViolet shy]], timid, 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'' may not have as many Tear Jerkers as other anime, it has been considered to have some of the most poignant and depressing ones. We are not kidding when we say you should bring tissues.


* 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?

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* Doubling as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, 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?



** 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 [[Creator/HoukoKuwashima whoever]] voiced Tomoyo, they did a god damn good job in the bawling part.

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** The ending is this combined with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. 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 [[Creator/HoukoKuwashima whoever]] voiced Tomoyo, they did a god damn good job in the bawling part.



** Episode 18 of ''~After Story~'' takes this to a whole new level with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming soaring version]] of that tune [[spoiler:when Tomoya and Ushio reconcile]]. Viewers are suggested to have a box of tissues ready.

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** Episode 18 of ''~After Story~'' takes this to a whole new level with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments soaring version]] of that tune [[spoiler:when Tomoya and Ushio reconcile]]. Viewers are suggested to have a box of tissues ready.



[[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 the day he gets out of the hospital in celebration 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 THREE YEARS]]. And she has recorded [[HarsherInHindsight every single one of his release dates]].\\\

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[[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 the day he gets out of the hospital in celebration 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 [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments 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 THREE YEARS]]. And she has recorded [[HarsherInHindsight every single one of his release dates]].\\\


* Though not quite as bad as Kotomi's, Nagisa has a reasonable TearJerker when she finds out exactly how much her parents have sacrificed for her sake, going into a DespairEventHorizon upon the revelation and publicly breaking down in front of her entire school. Of course, with the Furukawas being who they are, this only leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* Though not quite as bad as Kotomi's, Nagisa has a reasonable TearJerker when she finds out exactly how much her parents have sacrificed for her sake, going into a DespairEventHorizon upon the revelation and publicly breaking down in front of her entire school. Of course, with the Furukawas being who they are, this only leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.



** 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.

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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, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, 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.

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* Nearly four years after the film was released, director Creator/OsamuDezaki passed away on April 17, 2011 due to lung cancer. It's sad watching this film, knowing that it was his last.


** 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.

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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 [[Creator/HoukoKuwashima whoever]] voiced Tomoyo, they did a god damn good job in the bawling part.



[[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 the day he gets out of the hospital in celebration 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]].\\\

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[[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 the day he gets out of the hospital in celebration 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 THREE YEARS]]. And she has recorded [[HarsherInHindsight every single one of his release dates]].\\\


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 reunited with Tomoyo, though the interpretation is however differ from certain fans, considering how she mentioned that Tomoya went to a huge sleep after that:
** spoiler:Certain group felt that Tomoya only fell into a short period of coma and reawaken, meeting Tomoyo once more.
** In another opinion, some believed that Tomoyo passed away from old age and [[TogetherInDeath reunited with Tomoya in the afterlife]].]]

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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 reunited with Tomoyo, though the interpretation is however differ from certain fans, considering how she mentioned that Tomoya went to a huge sleep after that:
that:]]
** spoiler:Certain [[spoiler:Certain group felt that Tomoya only fell into a short period of coma and reawaken, meeting Tomoyo once more.
more.]]
** In [[spoiler:In another opinion, some believed that Tomoyo passed away from old age and [[TogetherInDeath reunited with Tomoya in the afterlife]].]]


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 reunited with Tomoyo, though the interpretation is however differ from certain fans]], considering how she mentioned that Tomoya went to a huge sleep after that:
* [[spoiler:Certain group felt that Tomoya only fell into a short period of coma and reawaken, meeting Tomoyo once more.]]
* [[spoiler:In another opinion, some believed that Tomoyo passed away from old age and [[TogetherInDeath reunited with Tomoya in the afterlife]].]]

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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 reunited with Tomoyo, though the interpretation is however differ from certain fans]], fans, considering how she mentioned that Tomoya went to a huge sleep after that:
* [[spoiler:Certain ** spoiler:Certain group felt that Tomoya only fell into a short period of coma and reawaken, meeting Tomoyo once more.]]
* [[spoiler:In
more.
** In
another opinion, some believed that Tomoyo passed away from old age and [[TogetherInDeath reunited with Tomoya in the afterlife]].]]


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]], and [[spoiler:an ending where Tomoya lives, reunited with Tomoyo, though the interpretation is however differ from certain fans]], considering how she mentioned that Tomoya went to make it less depressing.a huge sleep after that:
*[[spoiler:Certain group felt that Tomoya only fell into a short period of coma and reawaken, meeting Tomoyo once more.]]
*[[spoiler:In another opinion, some believed that Tomoyo passed away from old age and [[TogetherInDeath reunited with Tomoya in the afterlife]].
]]


* A meta example: Nagisa dies of an illness after giving birth to Ushio. Fourteen years later, Betty Ann Grissom, the real-life grandmother of Creator/LuciChristian, died of old age.

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* A meta example: Nagisa dies of an illness after giving birth to Ushio. Fourteen years later, Betty Ann Grissom, the real-life grandmother of Creator/LuciChristian, died of old age.



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* A meta example: Nagisa dies of an illness after giving birth to Ushio. Fourteen years later, Betty Ann Grissom, the real-life grandmother of Creator/LuciChristian, died of old age.


[[caption-width-right:350:CLANNAD is where one will laugh and cry with the characters all within one episode]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:CLANNAD is where [[CerebusRollercoaster one will laugh and cry with the characters characters]] [[UpToEleven all within one episode]]
episode]]]]


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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, 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'' 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}}'' 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, [[ShrinkingViolet shy]], timid, 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'' 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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'''Tomoya''': Yes… YES! ''[-[cue [[spoiler:Ushio]] hugging Tomoya and crying her eyes out, reducing Tomoya to tears as the music crescendos]-]''

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'''Tomoya''': Yes… YES! ''[-[cue ''(cue [[spoiler:Ushio]] hugging Tomoya and crying her eyes out, reducing Tomoya to tears as the music crescendos]-]''crescendos)''








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* Kyou's route. The scene in the rain between Kyou and Tomoya, where she keeps telling him to stay away from her, because he's her sister's boyfriend, is incredibly tear jerking. And then she ends it with this:
--> '''Kyou:''' You shouldn't be so nice to me...

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