Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Read More Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day
The beauty of Clannad is in how it shows love expressed through family of all different kinds – that kind of love has the power to heal, to restore, to give life, even in the midst of extraordinary difficulties, even when life itself isn’t fair. There’s a sincerity to the series that’s lacking in most… Read More When Community Fails: Tomoya and the Failure of Clann
I started rewatching Clannad last week. I’ve viewed my favorite episodes of the series multiple times, but I’ve only made my way through the show in its entirety once. Based mostly on those particular episodes, my opinion of the series has risen over the years, and though I remembered thinking that it was often clunky… Read More Why We Rewatch Anime
We live in a culture that’s about big displays of love – grand marriage proposals (all caught on Facebook Live of course), fancy trips around the world, heart stirring confessions in the rain. We want immediate gratification in our love, for our hearts to be set afire. The long, challenging work of a relationship is… Read More Clannad and Failing at the Ends of the Earth
Have you ever filled out one of those memes on Twitter or Tumblr where you talk about your anime favorites? The questions are like, “What’s your OTP?” and “Anime or manga?” Sometimes it’s difficult to give just one answer to those questions, but there’s one that I have no problem with. It’s the question that… Read More Tomoya Okazaki is the Reason I Don’t Drink
Do you ever look back at your life and just think, “Wow, look at how much changed in a year!”? I know I do. Especially with Facebook’s latest “On This Day”. I have posts dating as far back as 8 years ago… Basically, 11-year-old me posting strange things like “is so, so upset :’(” (Note… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: Clannad ~After Story~
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. Today’s submission comes from Michael: Hello I have some questions about clannad. 1 would you recommend this title? 2 which version of clannad should I read/play first to get the whole story, from start to finish? (VN, LN, anime, manga). Thank you… Read More Untangled: Clannad Visual Novel or Anime?