Oh, just wow. I must say this was done pretty nicely. My early expectations for the ED was rather uncertain, since it was nicely named “Dango Daikazoku”, but they’ve done a very nice job on it. At the end of it, I even had some tears welling up in my eyes.

A discourse by two random occupants of #animeblogger nicely puts it in context:

<meganeshounen> How can a song about dangos be so touching? ^_^;
<totali> how can a song about dangos NOT be so touching?

Also, managed to watch a higher-res version of the CLANNAD OP, and I must say…. seems to be tons of spoilers thrown in there by KyoAni.


  1. Totali Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    I liked it better than the OP honestly. Dango~ Dango~

  2. Yyi Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    Ultimate cuteness.
    Though I have no idea how this relates to the CLANNAD storyline besides the family concept.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

    Oh if you’d played the game and understand the story, the lyrics are a metaphor of the story.

    Hope CLANNAD will be good.

  4. Atashi Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

    “Dango Daikazoku” is something that Nagisa loves dearly while its popularity is nearly gone. What significance the ED animation has with it, I don’t know.

  5. Forceflow Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

    I get part of it but is there a full translation? My moonspeak is not totally up to the grade.

  6. meganeshounen Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    Mmm.. you get that warm, fuzzy feeling while listening to the song and watching the ED..

    Dango dango dango dango~~~

  7. Kinny Riddle Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    Seriously, this ED gives away most of the story already. lol Well, if you still don’t know the story, I guess it’s ok. :D

  8. rain Said,

    October 1, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    loved the simplicity of the presentation: cute animated dangos accompanied by beautiful song. the message is so easily understood^^

  9. Josh Said,

    October 1, 2007 @ 5:40 am

    Am I the only one who thinks that ED is totally messed up? lol. Maybe I’ll just have to see how it works with the actual show.

  10. korosora Said,

    October 1, 2007 @ 8:27 am

    i kawaiigasmed.

  11. Atashi Said,

    October 1, 2007 @ 11:37 am

    @ Forceflow:
    You can find it here:

  12. Dan Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    Hey Kurogane, I ended up getting a little teary eyed over the end song too..
    too damn cute..
    sad to admit and here I am a 30 year old guy.

    Clannad FTW

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