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View Poll Results: Clannad series - Overall Series Impressions & Total Series Rating
Perfect 10 279 64.88%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 96 22.33%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 31 7.21%
7 out of 10 : Good 10 2.33%
6 out of 10 : Average 3 0.70%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 0.47%
4 out of 10 : Poor 2 0.47%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 0.23%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 1 0.23%
1 out of 10 : Painful 5 1.16%
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Old 2012-07-19, 01:14   Link #741
Ithekro
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Well, I will point out one thing for you. The two extras are the Tomoyo route (not Tomoyo After) and the Kyou route. Since both of those were romance routes, they are mutually exclusive to each other and to Nagisa's route. Thus they were seperated while keeping Nagisa's route since her's is the only one that leads to After Story (the generally accepted great part of the series).

For the rest. Eh. To each their own.
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Old 2013-03-19, 16:24   Link #742
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I cannot believe I haven't voted on this thread yet!
Absolutely, a 10/10 from my side.
Simply an amazing experience watching it, great job.
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Old 2013-06-11, 03:57   Link #743
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Very interesting story, this anime is so much more than just a "slice of life" anime it was based on this world but ultimately it is another universe with an Illusionary World. Might want to read the "Discussion and Interpretation Thread" if anyone confused is reading this. It will explain so much!
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Old 2013-09-01, 07:49   Link #744
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I agree with a lot of what has been said about this series. It's been about a year since I started the first season, and I just finished After Story.

The second half or so of After Story is masterfully done, and somewhat unique as far as anime goes. It is a beautiful experience to get attached to characters and then see them go throughout life, hitting major life events that we, the viewers, are likely to experience ourselves. It is profound in that you vicariously live those moments, only to return to where you are in your own life with some further knowledge and understanding of what is to come.

The rest of the series, including the first season, somewhat drags down what the second half of After Story accomplishes. That's because the first season and the first half of After Story are fairly stereotypical high school drama series. Yet even as a high school drama series it felt somewhat banal; there were too many episodes where I didn't feel much motivation to move on to the next one. I almost inadvertently dropped the series twice by taking breaks, but continued on because I'm a completionist (and, not wanting to re-watch episodes that I had already seen, was worried that an extended break would cause me to forget everything and be forced to start from the beginning again).

There are some series where I watch them and then desire to share them with my wife. In those cases, re-watching the episodes that I've already seen is enjoyable. I wish I could share the second half of After Story with my wife, but I feel that we would need to go through the entire first series, at least, in order for its true impact to be felt. The thought of doing so feels as if it would be a chore.

I wish that more of Clannad were like the second half of After Story. It also would have been amazing if After Story had gone even farther, bringing Tomoya and Nagisa to old age, and Ushio to the point of high school or even new motherhood. Then we would see the entire "life cycle" in one series. It would have made for an even more beautiful experience.
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