Coming Soon to a Theater Near You




Yes, I am watching the widescreen releases of CLANNAD, so I’m three episodes behind, so therefore I have just now seen 6.

It was pretty good, really. We’re starting to get out of the “silly wacky” part of Fuko’s arc and into the more “serious” part. :( What I like about this series above Kanon are the silly moments like FINAL HITODE TSUKAI FUKO and the hilarious RPG-esque popups whenever Tomoya tortures Fuko in a new way. Kanon had its own share of brilliant comedic moments, but since both the anime are dramas with “light” humor, they shouldn’t be the focus of the show. Although, you have to admit, part of what makes Kanon and CLANNAD more fun to watch than AIR is simply that they had a longer run, enabling them to leave in more of the lighthearted moments. And the better character designs adaptations. AIR’s adapted designs weren’t the greatest, but over the course of these three series Kyoto Animation has really done a better and better job of adapting Key designs–CLANNAD looks a far sight better than Kanon, although not as much as the gap between Kanon and AIR.

As I mentioned earlier, what I really like about this anime is that it feels much more like a simple love story (between Tomoya and Nagisa) than it is a “Tomoya trying to mack on all the ladies at school” anime. Of course, we won’t get any actual progress on the relationship between the two, but little things like Nagisa saying “We sound like Fuko’s mother and father” and then getting all embarrassed and trying to play it down are the kinds of romantic gems I like. This probably makes me sentimental, but I don’t care. I’m a sucker for cute romantic things (and more sophisticated romantic things) so, eh.

Future Fuko/Nonaka Ai greatness to come. I should have benn a Nonaka Ai fan back when she was still kind of new. I only kind of realized that I really liked her voice when I watched Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and went “wow, she’s awesome” and now she’s up on my seiyuu lists.

Enough blather. I want a Fuko starfish carving.

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I cannot understand those that take anime seriously, but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this blog.

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