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** Combined with DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sometimes when Fūko falls into one of her {{cloudcuckoolander}} traces, [[TheTrickster Tomoya attempts to "help" her back to reality]] by sticking a drinking straw up her nose.

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** Combined with DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sometimes when Fūko falls into one of her {{cloudcuckoolander}} traces, trances, [[TheTrickster Tomoya attempts to "help" her back to reality]] by sticking a drinking straw up her nose.


* BaseballEpisode

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* BaseballEpisodeBaseballEpisode: The baseball route is an optional route that revolves around Akio recruiting a replacement baseball team consisting of himself, Tomoya, Sunohara, Kyou, Tomoyo, Fuko, Misae, Mei and Yusuke.


* ButtMonkey: Sunohara, who is routinely brutally beaten, thrown out windows, and skipped across concrete -- usually at the [[strike:hands]] feet of Tomoyo. And it's nearly always his own fault. In addition, his gullibility makes him a frequent victim of [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya's]] pranks.

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* ButtMonkey: Sunohara, who is routinely brutally beaten, thrown out windows, and skipped across concrete -- usually at the [[strike:hands]] feet of Tomoyo. And it's nearly always his own fault. In addition, his gullibility makes him a frequent victim of [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Tomoya's]] pranks.



** Combined with DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sometimes when Fūko falls into one of her {{cloudcuckoolander}} traces, [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya attempts to "help" her back to reality]] by sticking a drinking straw up her nose.

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** Combined with DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sometimes when Fūko falls into one of her {{cloudcuckoolander}} traces, [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Tomoya attempts to "help" her back to reality]] by sticking a drinking straw up her nose.



** "''Fujibayashi Kyou is bi!''" Just another of [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya's]] pranks -- although [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kyou_-_get_to_know_Kotomi_better.jpg Kyou certainly isn't helping things.]]

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** "''Fujibayashi Kyou is bi!''" Just another of [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Tomoya's]] pranks -- although [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kyou_-_get_to_know_Kotomi_better.jpg Kyou certainly isn't helping things.]]



* TricksterArchetype: Tomoya.

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* TricksterArchetype: TheTrickster: Tomoya.


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* UnexpectedlyRealMagic: Main character tries out a book of charms out of boredom in his visits to Yukine's old library reference room. There are nontrivial instructions like "stack two coins on edge, then say the written words, then think of someone" with promised effects written out. Realizing a pinch of LiteralGenie at play later, he's led to believe that it's the spell that has caused him to get locked with Kyou in a sports equipment shed, so he has to perform some embarrassing actions to dispel the charm. In the visual novel, certain choices lead to scenes with other characters in place of Kyou (even Nagisa's dad).



*** Shima has Grade A when he's dressed in the girl's uniform in the flashback. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial N-Not that anyone would keep track!]]

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*** Shima has Grade A when he's dressed in the girl's uniform in the flashback. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial N-Not that anyone would keep track!]]track!]]
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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.]]

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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 Tomoya survives, Ushio dies but Tomoya disappears, and Tomoya and Ushio both survive.]]

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* ActorAllusion: When 'dating' Sunohara, Sanae declares to Mei: "Isogai Sanako, 17 years old." In which [[Creator/KikukoInoue her seiyuu]] [[RunningGag always refers herself as 17 years old]].


** Also in the songs, especially "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Ana]]", the lyrics of which are almost entirely awkwardly translated English.

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** Also in the songs, especially "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Ana]]", the lyrics of which are almost entirely awkwardly translated English.


* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nagisa and Tomoyo, although they don't interact much. Nagisa is timid and physically weak, while Tomoyo is confident and physically strong. In addition, Nagisa speaks politely to everyone, even Tomoya, while Tomoyo almost always speaks informally. Interestingly, both Nagisa and Tomoyo seek to invert this relationship; Nagisa wants to become stronger and more confident, while Tomoyo wants to become calmer and more feminine.


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[-[[Characters/{{Clannad}} A few]] of your [[LoveInterest heroines]] in ''CLANNAD'', clockwise from midnight: [[NiceGirl Yukine Miyazawa]], [[{{Tsundere}} Kyou]] [[ClassRepresentative Fujibayashi]], [[BrattyHalfpint Fuko]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ibuki]], [[IllGirl Nagisa]] [[ShrinkingViolet Furukawa]], [[BookWorm Kotomi]] [[TeenGenius Ichinose]], [[ActionGirl Tomoyo]] [[StudentCouncilPresident Sakagami]].-] ]]


* EveryoneCanSeeIt: The viewer can tell Tomoya and Nagisa are the OfficialCouple by the opening credits of the first episode. Most other characters come to this conclusion quickly, too... except that Kyou and Ryou discover this the hard way. But even after a naval battle's worth of ShipSinking, Tomoya and Nagisa just can't see themselves as a couple. [[spoiler: Until the CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming final scene of the final (non-{{omake}}) episode of season one.]]

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: The viewer can tell Tomoya and Nagisa are the OfficialCouple by the opening credits of the first episode. Most other characters come to this conclusion quickly, too... except that Kyou and Ryou discover this the hard way. But even after a naval battle's worth of ShipSinking, Tomoya and Nagisa just can't see themselves as a couple. [[spoiler: Until the CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} final scene of the final (non-{{omake}}) episode of season one.]]



* GrandFinale: Doubles as a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Episode of Heartwarming]].

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* GrandFinale: Doubles as a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Episode of Heartwarming]].



----> '''Ushio:''' "Sanae-san told me...where it was okay to cry...was in the bathroom...[[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and in daddy's arms.]]]]"

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----> '''Ushio:''' "Sanae-san told me...where it was okay to cry...was in the bathroom...[[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments and in daddy's arms.]]]]"



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A SubvertedTrope. [[TheDitz For some reason,]] Sunohara adamantly believes that he and Tomoyo share this dynamic, but he's quickly proven wrong with a kick into the sky and nothing else, not even a passing glance from her. Ouch. Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A SubvertedTrope. [[TheDitz For some reason,]] Sunohara adamantly believes that he and Tomoyo share this dynamic, but he's quickly proven wrong with a kick into the sky and nothing else, not even a passing glance from her. Ouch. Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.



* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: This tends to happen to Youhei. (A lot.) Sometimes down the hall, out the window, and into the top of a nearby tree. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And down a garbage chute]]

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* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: This tends to happen to Youhei. (A lot.) Sometimes down the hall, out the window, and into the top of a nearby tree. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And down a garbage chute]]


* CleanPrettyChildbirth: [[spoiler:Ushio's birth is remarkably blood and bodily-fluid free, especially since her mother doesn't survive it the first time around. You'd probably be forgiven for thinking Nagisa just fell asleep. Played completely straight in the true ending. Tomoya gives Ushio her first bath, but she doesn't look like she needs one.]]

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* CleanPrettyChildbirth: [[spoiler:Ushio's birth is remarkably blood and bodily-fluid free, especially since her mother [[DeathByChildbirth doesn't survive it it]] the first time around. You'd probably be forgiven for thinking Nagisa just fell asleep. Played completely straight in the true ending. Tomoya gives Ushio her first bath, but she doesn't look like she needs one.]]


* BookEnds: Clannad After Story begins and ends with a scene of [[spoiler:Tomoya and his father walking through a field of sunflowers.]]

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* BookEnds: Clannad After Story ''~After Story~'' begins and ends with a scene of [[spoiler:Tomoya and his father walking through a field of sunflowers.]]



*** Except when it involves Tomoya's pranks. Even though you can tell that Tomoya is true friend when push comes to shove, he's also a jerkass of a friend too. Though, I guess abuse is okay when its anyone on Sunohara.

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*** Except when it involves Tomoya's pranks. Even though you can tell that Tomoya is true friend when push comes to shove, he's also a jerkass of a friend too. Though, I guess abuse is seems to be okay when its anyone on Sunohara.



** The "Okazaki SAIKOU!" scene in After Story references Fuuko's dream in Ep. 6 where Okazaki says the same line and is wearing (nothing but) those same black tights.
** There's another CallBack, which doubles as an IronicEcho, in the Illusionary World's GrandFinale that references two earlier events. One of them is in After Story episode 20 where [[spoiler: Tomoya sings Dango Daikazoku to put Ushio to sleep]]. The other is from season 1 episode 22 where [[spoiler: Nagisa ends the play by singing the same song]]. It culminates in this conversation:
--> '''The Girl''' -- [[spoiler: (hums Dango Daikazoku)]]
--> '''The Doll''' -- Wait, I ''know'' [[spoiler: that song]]!
--> '''The Girl''' -- You should. It's [[spoiler: the song you always sang to me]].

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** The "Okazaki SAIKOU!" scene in After Story ''After Story'' references Fuuko's Fuko's dream in Ep. 6 where Okazaki says the same line and is wearing (nothing but) those same black tights.
** There's another CallBack, which doubles as an IronicEcho, in the Illusionary World's GrandFinale that references two earlier events. One of them is in After Story ''After Story'' episode 20 where [[spoiler: Tomoya sings Dango Daikazoku to put Ushio to sleep]]. The other is from season 1 episode 22 where [[spoiler: Nagisa ends the play by singing the same song]]. It culminates in this conversation:
--> --->'''The Girl:''' [[spoiler: (''hums Dango Daikazoku'')]]\\
'''The Girl''' -- [[spoiler: (hums Dango Daikazoku)]]
--> '''The Doll''' --
Doll:''' Wait, I ''know'' [[spoiler: that song]]!
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song]]!\\
'''The Girl''' -- Girl:''' You should. It's [[spoiler: the song you always sang to me]].



** 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.

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** Let's just say that ''After Story'' is one hell of a DemotedToExtra for any heroines not named "Nagisa." Justified since After Story ''After Story'' is the continuation of her route.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Quite literally. In the game, you have to go through every character route in order to get the "true" ending of After Story. To put it in perspective this involves around 100 hours of reading, not to mention crying your eyes out on at least half a dozen occasions.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Quite literally. In the game, you have to go through every character route in order to get the "true" ending of After Story.''After Story''. To put it in perspective this involves around 100 hours of reading, not to mention crying your eyes out on at least half a dozen occasions.



*** Similarly, in the anime, the scene where they state the episode number and title changed over time, adding orbs of light after major events that roughly correspond to when they are obtained in the game. In the first season, orbs are added at the beginning of episodes [[spoiler: 7, 10, 13, 15, 19 and 22.]] In After Story, orbs are added in episodes [[spoiler: 1, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 21.]] After episode 22 in ''After Story'', the Girl from the Illusionary World is now seen lying in the grass under the tree.

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*** Similarly, in the anime, the scene where they state the episode number and title changed over time, adding orbs of light after major events that roughly correspond to when they are obtained in the game. In the first season, orbs are added at the beginning of episodes [[spoiler: 7, 10, 13, 15, 19 and 22.]] In After Story, ''After Story'', orbs are added in episodes [[spoiler: 1, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 21.]] After episode 22 in ''After Story'', the Girl from the Illusionary World is now seen lying in the grass under the tree.



** Additionally, when the topic of the possibilities of multiple worlds and timelines was mentioned in episode 16 of After Story, Tomoya suddenly remembers Nagisa's play, which is a rough description of ''The World that Ended''

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** Additionally, when the topic of the possibilities of multiple worlds and timelines was mentioned in episode 16 of After Story, ''After Story'', Tomoya suddenly remembers Nagisa's play, which is a rough description of ''The World that Ended''



*** It makes sense for the VisualNovel, not so much for the anime[[spoiler:, because in Episode 20 of After Story, Kyou mentions that she, Youhei, Kotomi and the others planned to visit Okazaki sooner or later, showing that the events after Ushio's death take place in the same timeline in which Tomoya gets to meet and befriend everyone.]] So the [[spoiler: Reset Ending triggered by the Lights is, in the Anime, the result of a gigantic Karmic reward made possible by the Lights, earned by Tomoya with his good deeds in the series, and triggered by Ushio's and Okazaki's death]]. It still works. Just, differently.

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*** It makes sense for the VisualNovel, not so much for the anime[[spoiler:, because in Episode 20 of After Story, ''After Story'', Kyou mentions that she, Youhei, Kotomi and the others planned to visit Okazaki sooner or later, showing that the events after Ushio's death take place in the same timeline in which Tomoya gets to meet and befriend everyone.]] So the [[spoiler: Reset Ending triggered by the Lights is, in the Anime, the result of a gigantic Karmic reward made possible by the Lights, earned by Tomoya with his good deeds in the series, and triggered by Ushio's and Okazaki's death]]. It still works. Just, differently.



* GottaCatchThemAll: In the VN, you have to complete all the other routes in the School Life arc before advancing to the After Story arc.

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* GottaCatchThemAll: In the VN, you have to complete all the other routes in the School Life arc before advancing to the After Story ''After Story'' arc.



* HospitalHottie: You'll literally say HelloNurse [[spoiler:Ryou]] in After Story.

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* HospitalHottie: You'll literally say HelloNurse [[spoiler:Ryou]] in After Story.''After Story''.



* HotTeacher: Sanae used to be a teacher, but still remained hot. [[spoiler:Kyou]] becomes one in After Story. Kouko also used to be a teacher.

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* HotTeacher: Sanae used to be a teacher, but still remained hot. [[spoiler:Kyou]] becomes one in After Story.''After Story''. Kouko also used to be a teacher.



* LoveHurts: Especially in After Story.

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* LoveHurts: Especially in After Story.''After Story''.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Misae's two friends Saki and Yuki. Saki even [[LampshadeHanging comments on their background status]].

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Misae's two friends Saki and Yuki.Yuki, which is notable because they're background characters to someone who is a background character to start with. Saki even [[LampshadeHanging comments on their background status]].



** Background characters to someone who is a background character to start with.



* ThrowTheDogABone: Sunohara actually manages to secure some dignity for himself in Kyou's route and also shows himself to actually be a fairly decent guy. Even though he claims in the same route he would be going for a harem end to solve Tomoya's dilemna. Then again, the fact that just having a little dignity is ''that'' rare for him sort of cancels it out. This trope could also be considered the main purpose of the Sunohara siblings route, in which Tomoya and Sunhohara's relationship is examined much more seriously.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Sunohara actually manages to secure some dignity for himself in Kyou's route and also shows himself to actually be a fairly decent guy. Even though he claims in the same route he would be going for a harem end to solve Tomoya's dilemna.dilemma. Then again, the fact that just having a little dignity is ''that'' rare for him sort of cancels it out. This trope could also be considered the main purpose of the Sunohara siblings route, in which Tomoya and Sunhohara's relationship is examined much more seriously.



* TokenMiniMoe: Mei. Played with to no end (and by Mei herself, no less!) early on in the After Story.
** [[http://svg.kyon.pl/static/img/remiq.net_9435.jpg Onii-chan!]]
*** She has some pretty serious competition from Fuko as well

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* TokenMiniMoe: Mei. Played with to no end (and by Mei herself, no less!) early on in the After Story.''After Story''.
** [[http://svg.kyon.pl/static/img/remiq.net_9435.jpg Onii-chan!]]
*** She has some pretty serious competition from Fuko as wellwell.



--->'''Kyou''': ''FORGET IIIIITTTT!!! * [[MegatonPunch kicks the above editor to the sky]]* ''

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--->'''Kyou''': -->'''Kyou:''' ''FORGET IIIIITTTT!!! * [[MegatonPunch [''[[MegatonPunch kicks the above editor to the sky]]* ''sky]]'']



** It seems that Key doesn't like best friends hanging around when the protagonist is facing huge problems in his life, Sunohara was not seen in the later years of After Story, while the other girls obviously shouldn't have much importance as Tomoya already consumated with his choice, some of them actually get expanded appearances in the anime, whereas Sunohara does not in any way, the only information about him is given when the story is next to it's closure, said information is only about what's his current job and that's it, even his sister got to appear more than him.

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** It seems that Key doesn't like best friends hanging around when the protagonist is facing huge problems in his life, Sunohara was not seen in the later years of After Story, ''After Story'', while the other girls obviously shouldn't have much importance as Tomoya already consumated with his choice, some of them actually get expanded appearances in the anime, whereas Sunohara does not in any way, the only information about him is given when the story is next to it's closure, said information is only about what's his current job and that's it, even his sister got to appear more than him.


* AlternateUniverse: The first season's {{omake}} episode 24, in which Tomoyo wins (and the her potential romantic rivals don't even make an appearance onscreen), and the DVD-only episode for ''~After Story~'', in which Kyou wins. All the routes in the game are a bunch of [[AlternateUniverse Alternate Universes]] to each other. This actually becomes a ''plot point''.
** Also, within the anime's canon storyline, an AlternateUniverse is the result of the Ichinoses' research, as continued by Kotomi after she graduates. Becomes a focal plot point for the GrandFinale.
** May be the way how the miracle at the end happens. [[spoiler:The miracle did not turn back time and save Nagisa, it simply created an AlternateUniverse where Nagisa survives, meaning that Nagisa, Tomoya, and Ushio are still dead in the universe where they died. Interestingly, the miracle requires you to replay or reload to the point where Nagisa dies, the same way you do when you're going for another route and another continuity.]]
** There is another theory for the end of Clannad. [[spoiler:At the end Tomoya gets transported to the time of Ushio's Birth after he watched Ushio die. During episode 24, Tomoya recaps the whole series and talks about how after he watched Ushio die he cried out, "Not like this." and he woke up in front of Nagisa. This renders the above theory impossible as Tomoya wouldn't have enough time to die... Or kill himself. The reason this theory is thought of is due to the fact that Tomoya "caught" a wishing orb. When Tomoya makes peace with his father, Ushio sees a "light" enter Tomoya's body. When Tomoya says "not like this" he inadvertently makes his wish.]] On a more personal note: [[spoiler:Tomoya killing himself or just dying would make it seem like death leads to happiness. And I don't think the author would want it to seem like that.]]

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* AlternateUniverse: AlternateUniverse:
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The first season's {{omake}} episode 24, in which Tomoyo wins (and the her potential romantic rivals don't even make an appearance onscreen), and the DVD-only episode for ''~After Story~'', in which Kyou wins. All the routes in the game are a bunch of [[AlternateUniverse Alternate Universes]] Universes to each other. This actually becomes a ''plot point''.
** Also, within the anime's canon storyline, an AlternateUniverse Alternate Universe is the result of the Ichinoses' research, as continued by Kotomi after she graduates. Becomes a focal plot point for the GrandFinale.
** *** May be the way how the miracle at the end happens. [[spoiler:The miracle did not turn back time and save Nagisa, it simply created an AlternateUniverse where Nagisa survives, meaning that Nagisa, Tomoya, and Ushio are still dead in the universe where they died. Interestingly, the miracle requires you to replay or reload to the point where Nagisa dies, the same way you do when you're going for another route and another continuity.]]
** *** There is another theory for the end of Clannad. [[spoiler:At the end Tomoya gets transported to the time of Ushio's Birth after he watched Ushio die. During episode 24, Tomoya recaps the whole series and talks about how after he watched Ushio die he cried out, "Not like this." and he woke up in front of Nagisa. This renders the above theory impossible as Tomoya wouldn't have enough time to die... Or kill himself. The reason this theory is thought of is due to the fact that Tomoya "caught" a wishing orb. When Tomoya makes peace with his father, Ushio sees a "light" enter Tomoya's body. When Tomoya says "not like this" he inadvertently makes his wish.]] On a more personal note: [[spoiler:Tomoya killing himself or just dying would make it seem like death leads to happiness. And I don't think the author would want it to seem like that.]]



* 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, ''Literature/TheDandelionGirl''.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"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, ''Literature/TheDandelionGirl''.



* AsideGlance: Kyou and Tomoyo each tend to give the audience an AsideGlance whenever they tease resident ButtMonkey Sunohara into another of his stupid outbursts.

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* AsideGlance: AsideGlance:
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Kyou and Tomoyo each tend to give the audience an AsideGlance whenever they tease resident ButtMonkey Sunohara into another of his stupid outbursts.



* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: As part of his effort to socialize Kotomi, Tomoya tries to teach her this. It culminates in Kotomi, Ryou, and Nagisa working together to learn the ''tsukkomi'' role, with Kyou as their strict teacher.

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine:
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As part of his effort to socialize Kotomi, Tomoya tries to teach her this. It culminates in Kotomi, Ryou, and Nagisa working together to learn the ''tsukkomi'' role, with Kyou as their strict teacher.



* BreatherEpisode: In ''~After Story~'', episodes 19 and 20 have elements of this. Not that they're light and fluffy -- they're {{Tear Jerker}}s in their own right -- but at least in comparison with [[spoiler: episode 16, in which Nagisa dies giving birth to Ushio; episode 17, in which we learn that Tomoya, in his grief over Nagisa, has fallen into [[HeroicBSOD such a severe depression]] that he has essentially ''ignored his own daughter for five years'' and thus become precisely what he hated most about his own father; episode 18, in which Tomoya reconciles with Ushio but bursts into tears (and takes us with him) when telling Ushio about Nagisa -- and of course, episode 21, in which Ushio (and possibly [[DeathByDespair Tomoya]]) dies.]]

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* BreatherEpisode: BreatherEpisode:
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In ''~After Story~'', episodes 19 and 20 have elements of this. Not that they're light and fluffy -- they're {{Tear Jerker}}s in their own right -- but at least in comparison with [[spoiler: episode 16, in which Nagisa dies giving birth to Ushio; episode 17, in which we learn that Tomoya, in his grief over Nagisa, has fallen into [[HeroicBSOD such a severe depression]] that he has essentially ''ignored his own daughter for five years'' and thus become precisely what he hated most about his own father; episode 18, in which Tomoya reconciles with Ushio but bursts into tears (and takes us with him) when telling Ushio about Nagisa -- and of course, episode 21, in which Ushio (and possibly [[DeathByDespair Tomoya]]) dies.]]



* CatchPhrase: Nagisa's "Ehehe" in the game. Subtler in the series.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Kotomi, when she first gets drafted by Tomoya. (She gets better though. Somewhat.) Also, Fūko. And of course Sunohara, who, unlike the others, actually ''is'' stupid.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Kotomi, when she first gets drafted by Tomoya. (She gets better though. Somewhat.) Also, Fūko. And of course Sunohara, who, unlike the others, actually ''is'' stupid.



** 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.

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** Yukinewas Yukine 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.



* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: In season one, Episode 20:
---> '''Tomoya''': ''* after hitting a home run* '' Did you see that, Nagisa?
---> '''Nagisa''': Yes, I watched you carefully!
---> '''Akio''': [[MeaningfulEcho Love him all over again?]]
---> '''Nagisa''': Ye- Dad!?
---> '''Akio''': ''* cigarette falls out of his mouth* '' Damn it! So she is in love with him!

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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: DidIJustSayThatOutLoud:
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In season one, Episode 20:
---> '''Tomoya''': ''* after --->'''Tomoya:''' [''after hitting a home run* '' run''] Did you see that, Nagisa?
---> '''Nagisa''':
Nagisa?\\
'''Nagisa:'''
Yes, I watched you carefully!
---> '''Akio''':
carefully!\\
'''Akio:'''
[[MeaningfulEcho Love him all over again?]]
---> '''Nagisa''':
again?]]\\
'''Nagisa:'''
Ye- Dad!?
---> '''Akio''': ''* cigarette
Dad!?\\
'''Akio:''' [''cigarette
falls out of his mouth* '' mouth''] Damn it! So she is in love with him!



---> '''Akio''': Jeez, why can't you two just go make out in the bedroom like normal teens? ''*{{Beat}}*'' What the hell am I encouraging!?

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---> '''Akio''': --->'''Akio:''' Jeez, why can't you two just go make out in the bedroom like normal teens? ''*{{Beat}}*'' [''{{Beat}}''] What the hell am I encouraging!?



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the AlternateUniverse ''Tomoyo Arc'' {{omake}} episode. Tomoya and Tomoyo are sitting next to each other on a park bench when a distraught Tomoya spills ice cream on his knee. Tomoyo's hand reaches out of frame as she reaches down to wipe the ice cream off his knee. [[spoiler: It's just then that Tomoya announces he's breaking up with her. The visual suggestiveness of the scene only increases the scene's emotional punch.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
**
In the AlternateUniverse ''Tomoyo Arc'' {{omake}} episode. Tomoya and Tomoyo are sitting next to each other on a park bench when a distraught Tomoya spills ice cream on his knee. Tomoyo's hand reaches out of frame as she reaches down to wipe the ice cream off his knee. [[spoiler: It's just then that Tomoya announces he's breaking up with her. The visual suggestiveness of the scene only increases the scene's emotional punch.]]



** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything combined with DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sometimes when Fūko falls into one of her {{cloudcuckoolander}} traces, [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya attempts to "help" her back to reality]] by sticking a drinking straw up her nose.

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** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything combined Combined with DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sometimes when Fūko falls into one of her {{cloudcuckoolander}} traces, [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya attempts to "help" her back to reality]] by sticking a drinking straw up her nose.



** Basketball match of episode 16 of season 1. Your average stuff of winning by one point included.
** Baseball match in episode 1 of ''After Story'', pretty much the same thing.

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** Basketball The basketball match of episode 16 of season 1. Your average stuff of winning by one point included.
** Baseball The baseball match in episode 1 of ''After Story'', pretty much the same thing.



* EvolvingCredits: When Tomoya's grandmother is introduced in episode 18 of ''After Story'', she shows up in the ending credits as well. At the end of the next episode, Tomoya's father is added to the parade as well. In the final episode, Fūko and Ushio lead the line.

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* EvolvingCredits: EvolvingCredits:
**
When Tomoya's grandmother is introduced in episode 18 of ''After Story'', she shows up in the ending credits as well. At the end of the next episode, Tomoya's father is added to the parade as well. In the final episode, Fūko and Ushio lead the line.



* {{Expy}}: Misae Sagara is similar to Kaname Chidori from LightNovel/FullMetalPanic. They are both voiced by the same voice actress, have similar hair color (blackish blue), similar personality, and Misae's last name is the same as Kaname's love interest. They both also seem to be fond of the suplex. Given that both anime were also made by Kyoto Animation, which may have something to do with both characters having the same voice actress.

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* {{Expy}}: Misae Sagara is similar to Kaname Chidori from LightNovel/FullMetalPanic.''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. They are both voiced by the same voice actress, have similar hair color (blackish blue), similar personality, and Misae's last name is the same as Kaname's love interest. They both also seem to be fond of the suplex. Given that both anime were also made by Kyoto Animation, which may have something to do with both characters having the same voice actress.



** "[[spoiler: Papa?]] I love you." [[spoiler: Ushio, dying in Tomoya's arms.]] In the [[SnowMeansDeath snow]].
** "Someone! Someone save [[spoiler: Ushio! Nagisa!" Tomoya, before he follows Ushio in death.]] In the very same [[SnowMeansDeath snow]].

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** "[[spoiler: Papa?]] I love you." [[spoiler: Ushio, dying in Tomoya's arms.]] In the [[SnowMeansDeath snow]].
snow.
** "Someone! Someone save [[spoiler: Ushio! Nagisa!" Tomoya, before he follows Ushio in death.]] In the very same [[SnowMeansDeath snow]].snow.



* {{Fanservice}}: The ShipTease, below, or Kyou in gym clothes in general (such as her {{Gainaxing}} twice in the opening credits bouncing a basketball). A late episode features several of the girls stretching off each other's backs: chest in foreground, everything else blurred out. Goodness, were Ryou's breasts ''always'' that big? Also, the extra episode of the after story has the bath scene of the two sisters.
** Well, she is [[BoobsOfSteel Kyou's]] twin sister.
*** Interestingly, there is ''nothing'' of this sort in the VisualNovel. Not one piece of perverse imagery. The closest thing to Fanservice in the V.N. are a couple of misleading conversations that clarify themselves immediately after for comic effect - most notably, the situation Tomoya and Sunohara engineer wherein [[spoiler:Ryou thinks Nagisa is trying to confess to her. She's actually trying to ask for advice on forming the drama club.]]

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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
**
The ShipTease, below, or Kyou in gym clothes in general (such as her {{Gainaxing}} twice in the opening credits bouncing a basketball). A late episode features several of the girls stretching off each other's backs: chest in foreground, everything else blurred out. Goodness, were Ryou's breasts ''always'' that big? Also, the extra episode of the after story has the bath scene of the two sisters.
** Well, she is [[BoobsOfSteel Kyou's]] twin sister.
***
Interestingly, averted in the VisualNovel as there is ''nothing'' of this sort in the VisualNovel. Not ''not one piece piece'' of perverse imagery. The closest thing to Fanservice in the V.N. are a couple of misleading conversations that clarify themselves immediately after for comic effect - most notably, the situation Tomoya and Sunohara engineer wherein [[spoiler:Ryou thinks Nagisa is trying to confess to her. She's actually trying to ask for advice on forming the drama club.]]



* FirstNameBasis: Tomoya calls all of the other main girls by their given name without honorific, adding "-chan" for [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kotomi-chan.jpg Kotomi]] because she won't notice him otherwise, but he and Nagisa call each other by family name. At one point, Fūko, who approves of them as an OfficialCouple, tries to convince them to be more "adult-like" by switching to a first name basis (complete with -chan and -kun honorifics), but after a stuttering attempt both protest that it's too embarrassing (though Tomoya does manage it by leaving off the "-chan").

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* FirstNameBasis: FirstNameBasis:
**
Tomoya calls all of the other main girls by their given name without honorific, adding "-chan" for [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kotomi-chan.jpg Kotomi]] because she won't notice him otherwise, but he and Nagisa call each other by family name. At one point, Fūko, who approves of them as an OfficialCouple, tries to convince them to be more "adult-like" by switching to a first name basis (complete with -chan and -kun honorifics), but after a stuttering attempt both protest that it's too embarrassing (though Tomoya does manage it by leaving off the "-chan").



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Sunohara asks Yukine to be his fake girlfriend, a mishap happens which foreshadows Yukine's story arc.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
When Sunohara asks Yukine to be his fake girlfriend, a mishap happens which foreshadows Yukine's story arc.



* GratuitousEnglish: Sunohara tries to use some, but his English is so bad "revenge" comes out as more like "rezombie". The anime version of Kotomi's arc ends with a misspelled note in English also spoken in a variety of languages, with varying levels of success. The English note was free of errors in the original game.
** ''I am pretty dog. Thank you, my friend from New York!''
** ''Like the fireball!''
*** Sunohara often uses English in horrible wrong ways. Tomoya often calls him out on it.

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* GratuitousEnglish: GratuitousEnglish:
**
Sunohara tries to use some, but his often uses English is so bad in horribly wrong ways to the point that "revenge" comes out as more like "rezombie". The anime version of Kotomi's arc ends with a misspelled note in English also spoken in a variety of languages, with varying levels of success. The English note was free of errors in the original game.
** ''I am pretty dog. Thank you, my friend from New York!''
** ''Like the fireball!''
*** Sunohara often uses English in horrible wrong ways.
"rezombie". Tomoya often calls him out on it.
--->"I am pretty dog. Thank you, my friend from New York!"\\
"Like the fireball!"
** The anime version of Kotomi's arc ends with a misspelled note in English also spoken in a variety of languages, with varying levels of success. The English note was free of errors in the original game.



** There's a lot of GratuitousEnglish in the series. Also in the songs, especially "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Ana]]", the lyrics of which are almost entirely awkwardly translated English.

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** There's a lot of GratuitousEnglish in the series. Also in the songs, especially "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Ana]]", the lyrics of which are almost entirely awkwardly translated English.



* IndirectKiss: At one point, Nagisa acts flustered when Tomoya reachers over and takes a piece of a pastry she is eating to eat himself. Nothing is said, but Nagisa's reaction makes it clear she understands the implication.

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* IndirectKiss: IndirectKiss:
**
At one point, Nagisa acts flustered when Tomoya reachers reaches over and takes a piece of a pastry she is eating to eat himself. Nothing is said, but Nagisa's reaction makes it clear she understands the implication.



* MistakenForGay: "''Fujibayashi Kyou is bi!''" Just another of [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya's]] pranks -- although [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kyou_-_get_to_know_Kotomi_better.jpg Kyou certainly isn't helping things.]]

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* MistakenForGay: MistakenForGay:
**
"''Fujibayashi Kyou is bi!''" Just another of [[TricksterArchetype Tomoya's]] pranks -- although [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kyou_-_get_to_know_Kotomi_better.jpg Kyou certainly isn't helping things.]]



*** It is explained [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alu7qWXAmFE here]]
* OnlySixFaces

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*** It is explained [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alu7qWXAmFE here]]
* OnlySixFacesOnlySixFaces:



* PutOnABus: Fuko, with the aid of [[spoiler:massively induced amnesia concerning her very existence]].
** Several characters after ep 14 [[spoiler:Tomoyo, Mai, Yukine, The Choir Club Girls]] and ep 16 [[spoiler:Sunohara, Kotomi, Ryou]] of the second season.

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
**
Fuko, with the aid of [[spoiler:massively induced amnesia concerning her very existence]].
** Several characters after ep 14 [[spoiler:Tomoyo, Mai, Yukine, The Choir Club Girls]] after episode 14 of the first season and ep 16 [[spoiler:Sunohara, Kotomi, Ryou]] after episode 16 of the second season.



* ResetButtonEnding: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in this series, as compared to other [[ResetButtonEnding Reset Button Endings]]. This undoes the existing ShootTheShaggyDog ending.

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* ResetButtonEnding: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} in this series, as compared to other [[ResetButtonEnding Reset Button Endings]].Endings. This undoes the existing ShootTheShaggyDog ending.



* RunningGag: Any events where someone says Sanae's bread tastes like trash, especially if it's Akio who says it
-->'''Sanae''': ''"My bread... is... trash material!?!?" * runs off crying* ''
-->'''Akio''': ''* stuffs said bread into his mouth and chases after her* "I LOVE IIIITTT!!!"''

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
**
Any events where someone says Sanae's bread tastes like trash, especially if it's Akio who says it
-->'''Sanae''': ''"My --->'''Sanae:''' My bread... is... trash material!?!?" * runs material!?!? [''runs off crying* ''
-->'''Akio''': ''* stuffs
crying'']\\
'''Akio:''' [''stuffs
said bread into his mouth and chases after her* "I her''] I LOVE IIIITTT!!!"''IIIITTT!!!



** Another from Kotomi: "''[[ShrinkingViolet Ijimekko]]''?" ([[ShrinkingViolet "Is she a bully?"]])

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** Another from Kotomi: "''[[ShrinkingViolet Ijimekko]]''?" ([[ShrinkingViolet Kotomi is whenever Tomoya introduces her to a new person, she asks, [[ShrinkingViolet "Is she he/she a bully?"]])bully?"]]



* ScareChord: Invoked [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpKmNUdXsys&feature=related hilariously here.]]



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

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



** Episode 20 also has a brief shout-out to the famous music video for ''Thriller''.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4huZHu84PI Which has since been dubbed over the scene...]]

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** Episode 20 also has a brief shout-out to the famous music video for ''Thriller''.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4huZHu84PI Which has since been dubbed over the scene...]]
''[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]''.



* SleepCute: The end of Fūko's arc has Tomoya and Nagisa sitting on the floor of a classroom during the evening, with Fūko in-between, only to have the two end up leaning against each other sound asleep by the next morning.

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* SleepCute: SignatureLaugh: Nagisa's "Ehehe" in the game. Subtler in the series.
* SleepCute:
**
The end of Fūko's arc has Tomoya and Nagisa sitting on the floor of a classroom during the evening, with Fūko in-between, only to have the two end up leaning against each other sound asleep by the next morning.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Misae's two friends Saki and Yuki. Saki even [[LampshadeHanging comments on their background status]]
--->'''Saki''': Come come now, ours have always been the lives of supporting characters. * Turns to Shima* Go give it your best Main Character!

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Misae's two friends Saki and Yuki. Saki even [[LampshadeHanging comments on their background status]]
--->'''Saki''':
status]].
-->'''Saki:'''
Come come now, ours have always been the lives of supporting characters. * Turns [''turns to Shima* Shima''] Go give it your best Main Character!


([[{{Nerd}} For those who care about such things]]: over at the Anime News Network, ''CLANNAD ~After Story~'' (i.e. season two of the {{anime}} series) [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/ratings-anime.php is currently ranked #3]] among the almost 6000 {{anime}} series and movies listed there -- [[ViewersAreGeniuses at least if you go by]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayes_estimator Bayesian estimator.]] It also previously held the #1 spot in a similar listing at [[http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php MyAnimeList.]] Not that online polls are worth the paper they're (not) written on. Still. Interesting.)

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([[{{Nerd}} For those who care about such things]]: over at the Anime News Network, ''CLANNAD ~After Story~'' (i.e. season two of the {{anime}} series) [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/ratings-anime.php is currently ranked #3]] #4]] among the almost 6000 {{anime}} series and movies listed there -- [[ViewersAreGeniuses at least if you go by]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayes_estimator Bayesian estimator.]] It also previously held the #1 spot in a similar listing at [[http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php MyAnimeList.]] Not that online polls are worth the paper they're (not) written on. Still. Interesting.)


The original VisualNovel was made by Creator/KeyVisualArts and released in 2004. The {{manga}} adaptation, illustrated by Juri Misaki, was published by Jive between November 2005 and March 2009; Drama [=CDs=] were released in 2007. In September 2007, Creator/ToeiAnimation released TheMovie, directed by Creator/OsamuDezaki his final project, it turned out. The television series, produced by Creator/KyotoAnimation, directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, and written by Fumihiko Shimo, aired between October 2007 and March 2008. The VisualNovel and the {{anime}} television series are each divided into two parts, the high school portion, which takes place during the first few weeks of Tomoya's senior year, and the ''After Story'', which takes place later. Two special OVA episodes were made for this series. The first is the [[{{omake}} bonus episode]] 24 in the first season, [[AlternateUniverse "Another World: Tomoyo Arc"]], and the second the [[{{omake}} bonus episode]] on the final Clannad DVD, [[AlternateUniverse "Another World: Kyou Arc"]].

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The original VisualNovel was made by Creator/KeyVisualArts and released in 2004. The {{manga}} adaptation, illustrated by Juri Misaki, was published by Jive between November 2005 and March 2009; Drama [=CDs=] were released in 2007. In September 2007, Creator/ToeiAnimation released TheMovie, directed by Creator/OsamuDezaki his final project, it turned out. The television series, produced by Creator/KyotoAnimation, aired from October 4, 2007 to March 27, 2008. The series was directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, and written by Fumihiko Shimo, aired between October 2007 with Kazumi Ikeda serving as character designer and March 2008.chief animation director. The VisualNovel and the {{anime}} television series are each divided into two parts, the high school portion, which takes place during the first few weeks of Tomoya's senior year, and the ''After Story'', which takes place later. Two special OVA episodes were made for this series. The first is the [[{{omake}} bonus episode]] 24 in the first season, [[AlternateUniverse "Another World: Tomoyo Arc"]], and the second the [[{{omake}} bonus episode]] on the final Clannad DVD, [[AlternateUniverse "Another World: Kyou Arc"]].

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