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View Poll Results: Clannad - Episode 09 Rating
Perfect 10 186 70.99%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 42 16.03%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 19 7.25%
7 out of 10 : Good 6 2.29%
6 out of 10 : Average 3 1.15%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 0.76%
4 out of 10 : Poor 4 1.53%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2007-11-29, 23:19   Link #41
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Awesome episode ^-^ Ana for the win. Now on to Kotomi her story was quite good, her's is one of my favorite ^-^ I liked how it was like "Bully?" and then they would go "yes" right after in the preview XD
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Old 2007-11-30, 00:23   Link #42
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Beautiful episode. The build-up itself was nice and pretty evenly timed I think.

But the climax scene really blew me out of the water. The last line "...zutto, zutto shiawaseni!" with insert music in the background was said with such bliss. It was intensely moving, more so than any tragedy might have in the same scene. Nonaka-san really pulled this off.
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Old 2007-11-30, 00:35   Link #43
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Up until now, I have not been as enthusiastic about Clannad as I expected to be. It hasn't been hitting me that hard. But that all changed with ep9. As I sit here with tears still in my eyes, I want to say that was a beautiful, beautiful episode.

One thing that has been striking me all the way through, however, is how good a job Nonaka Ai has been doing as Fuuko. I thought she reached a new level as Mikan in Manabi Straight, and this is another high. Ai-pon (her nickname) was Iriya in Iriya no Sora, Ichijou-san in PaniPoni, and Kafuka in Zetsubou Sensei.

Here's a video of her talking. And here's a photo:

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Old 2007-11-30, 06:20   Link #44
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Watched the TWH-Sprocket sub of Episode 9.... (EDIT: fixed by velocity7. You know it's a good story when it has got you blubbering too hard to notice your mistakes...)

.... I BAWWW-ed.

Man. This is not Makoto's story. This is not even Ayu's story. This is Fuuko's story, people, and it is a beautiful one in its own right.

And I had thought that I've managed to build up a resistance to BAWWW-ing due to overexposure to KEY's stories, since I wasn't BAWWW-ing all that much throughout Fuuko's arc....well, the end of Fuuko's story in this episode is strong enough to override that resistance.

SHAFT's ef ~a tale of memories~ issued the strongest challenge to KyoAni yet with an excellent Episode 7, and KyoAni answered with a one-up in this episode. Another episode where voting a 10 for it simply isn't enough.

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Old 2007-11-30, 07:00   Link #45
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A very nice conclusion to Fuuko's arc, albeit bittersweet. Loved it, like everyone here does. Very touching, very emotional, and KyoAni does it again. 10.

Next up is Kotomi's arc. I have very high expectations for this.
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Old 2007-11-30, 08:53   Link #46
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Well I guess I'm just not the sucker for KEY's offer em up and snatch em away style of storytelling that seems to get so many people:

Spoiler for Feelings:


Overall though the arc felt kind of pointless, and you know it's Nagisa that is really the important one. Fuuko was always an odd duck character to me that never quite felt real enough to develop a real emotional tie to that would make her story really poignant or immersive. Like I've said before though, it felt like an interesting diversion, but I've never really cared much for the way this or Kanon was structured in such clear character arcs. It feels natural in that it's focused (and I mean that it feels close to an actual VN, not real life), but unnatural at the same time in that it's too much so and you get the feeling you're being lead towards a particular conclusion that is meant to make the viewer feel a specific way at key moments (like....a VN). It's technically well done, but really in the long run all to predictable. Though I probably should have expected as much as some have told me.

Well, anyway this arc is it were is where I get of the Clannad ride for now most likely. I'll probably pick the series up after it's done, but more of it is not in my to watch list for the time being. Though I'm somehow curious to find out how the movie handles things now that I've seen an arc of the TV Series in action, but not right now.

Anyway, sorry to be the downer as usual.

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Old 2007-11-30, 09:16   Link #47
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man the thing that got me teary eyed is when nagisa and tomoya wake up and forget everything, just imagine fuuko all alone shouting their names but they can't see or hear her, man just that thought alone invoke my very emotion, and suddenly fuuko re-appear beside them when they remember her again oh man.. the loneliness, i feel you fuko i feel ya

and also the last scene, zutto zutto siawaseni, omg

man i need my klenex sob

good story telling and bgm placement as usual, bastard got me right on spot sigh..
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Old 2007-11-30, 09:20   Link #48
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This episode was fantastic. It is the first episode of clannad that has recived a 10 from me! I was teary eyed all the way through (well almost). That by itself shows it was a great episode. What makes it a fantastic episode is that the reason for my "teary eyed"-ness was constantly changing. It was sometimes joy, sometimes sadness.
Spoiler for most powerfull scene:

For once, I decided to watch the preview as well, just to see if they gave any hints. I was pretty amased... there I was, still with somewhat blurry eyesight, and suddenly I bursted into laughter! The two last lines of the preview was hilarious! Of course they have cut the scenes so it ended up that way, because there is noway those two lines can follow eachother in the next episode, haha! For those of you that skipped the preview, WATCH IT.

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Old 2007-11-30, 09:32   Link #49
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All I can say is, I hate tears blurring my eyes while watching stuff.....

The Key feeling is so heavy here, even though it's not a truly bad ending, I still can't help but feel depressed.
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Old 2007-11-30, 10:34   Link #50
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Watched the TWH-Sprocket sub of Episode 9...
Same mistake again?
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:01   Link #51
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Same mistake again?
........

I must have been crying too hard to double-check.
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:03   Link #52
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Gawd, I feel like a pussy cos I was nearly crying from this episode. But to hell with that!!! This episode was the best one so far!!! Very, very, touching. I hope we see more of this godliness from KyoAni.
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:28   Link #53
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On another note, blog article is up:

[RIUVA] CLANNAD (TV), Episode 09

Well, I gotta go sleep now; Sociology exam tomorrow. Wish me luck, guys!
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:34   Link #54
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Arg i was almost crying too, especially when....

Spoiler for Episode 9:


10/10

Fantastic episode though, best one so far.

Also really glad to see it looks like Kotomi's arc is next
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:36   Link #55
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10/10 i loved this ep, it was very heart warming. i also was about to cry when (ep9)
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were there any major mistakes in sprocket TWH's subs?
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:58   Link #56
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Beautiful. Simply Beautiful.

My only complaint would be that we will have to wait 3 weeks to see it in widescreen, 4:3 does not do this episode justice at all.
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Old 2007-11-30, 12:00   Link #57
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I plan to give this episode a 10 long before, but I have to watch it first, and I was not disappointed with my decision to do so.

Fuuko has accomplished what she came to do, with excellent results, and can depart happily.

The whole episode was well done, the pacing, the scripting, the music, even the ending.

I was a bit worried that they would do a "Zero no Tsukaimi II styled" Deus Ex Machina ending and quickly bring Fuuko back to school, which would have cheapened the impact of her departure.

(I'm sure many lambasted the ending of ZnT2, so I won't go into details here. )

I was glad Kyo-Ani made that "ending" open-ended, meaning she won't return until at least very, very late on, if she does return.

There really is nothing to add which hasn't been said.

97.5% people who have rated this episode as of writing have voted 9 or above speaks volumes. This transcends blind Kyo-Ani fanboyism, not even the most pickiest of critics can dent this absolute majority in sentiment. If it's good, then it's good.

Now Kyo-Ani has to show they can do even better. If Fuuko made you weep, be prepared for Kotomi.


And LOL at how they edited the preview conversation:

Kotomi: Is Nagisa-chan a bully?
Nagisa: Yes!
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Old 2007-11-30, 12:30   Link #58
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I have to admit, very touching. Got me glued to the screen.
Spoiler for just incase, for those that havent seen ep 9:

I found the "call by first name" scene very entertaining. Nagisa is so cute

And I was lol'ing at the ep 10 preview when Kotomi goes "bully?" and whoever she was talking to replied "yes!".
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I plan to give this episode a 10 long before, but I have to watch it first, and I was not disappointed with my decision to do so.

Fuuko has accomplished what she came to do, with excellent results, and can depart happily.

The whole episode was well done, the pacing, the scripting, the music, even the ending.

I was a bit worried that they would do a "Zero no Tsukaimi II styled" Deus Ex Machina ending and quickly bring Fuuko back to school, which would have cheapened the impact of her departure.

(I'm sure many lambasted the ending of ZnT2, so I won't go into details here. )

I was glad Kyo-Ani made that "ending" open-ended, meaning she won't return until at least very, very late on, if she does return.

There really is nothing to add which hasn't been said.

97.5% people who have rated this episode as of writing have voted 9 or above speaks volumes. This transcends blind Kyo-Ani fanboyism, not even the most pickiest of critics can dent this absolute majority in sentiment. If it's good, then it's good.

Now Kyo-Ani has to show they can do even better. If Fuuko made you weep, be prepared for Kotomi.


And LOL at how they edited the preview conversation:

Kotomi: Is Nagisa-chan a bully?
Nagisa: Yes!
Wait, whoa whoa whoa, hold on a sec now. If you say you planned to give the episode a 10 well ahead of time, and then state that if "it's good it's good" and it transcends "blind fanboyism" in a way that cannot be tainted.....it seems a bit contradictory. You can't really predjudge an episode with a rating and then say that it's definitive of something or to "speak volumes".

I tried that once and took a lot of flack for it, which I think was well deserved now that I look back.
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