As expected from KyoAni, very nicely done first episode for CLANNAD. The girls introduced this episode are the main heroine Nagisa, the Fujibayashi twins, Kyou and Ryou, and of course, the ever awesome, Sakagami Tomoyo.

Most of the events of the game’s initial few days are animated in one episode already, but KyoAni’s pacing is done pretty tightly, so there isn’t a sense of being “rushed” to it. Glad they kept in a lot of the hilarious moments of the story, including Ryou’s fortune-telling, Kyou’s dictionary attack, too bad no Button yet, Sunohara being… well, Sunohara and the ever awesome, Tomoyo Kick. I seriously doubt if Tomoyo is human at all, LOL. Just watch the video I’ve uploaded on Youtube here.

Tomoyo Kick BANZAI!!!

Then, there was also the Furukawa family. Sanae is just so moeee~~ when she runs off after people complain about her “concept” breads. Then Tomoya having his named changed to “Ginga” (Galaxy) or “Daiuchuu”(The universe) or “Tomoya ETERNAL” was just plain laugh out loud. Haha, there’s never a dull moment with them.


Oh lawl Sanae-san~~

Overall, a very nice intro episode to the world of CLANNAD. KyoAni definitely has a momentous task cut out for them to adapt CLANNAD into a 24/26 episode series, really, considering the amount of material in the game. Next episode, the remaining two girls, Ibuki Fuko and Ichinose Kotomi will be introduced.


  1. TehShaw Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 6:13 am

    I really enjoyed that Tomoya Kick(s)
    I also thought that “dad” in the Furukawa-family were really cool lookin’
    …oh…and lolz @ the “concept” bread. :x

  2. Asrialys Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 6:15 am

    “Spectator View” LOL

  3. arigatou Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 6:28 am

    Nice thing to emphasis Tomoya Kick. It seems a lot of anime recently doing this kind of tactic wherein viewer’s view and other’s view other example’s are
    Seto No Hanayome’s episode 14 where everyone’s view of the cat is cute where as in the mermaid’s view the cat is a big monster haunting them. Good start with episode 1.

  4. NC Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 6:44 am

    I thought of only one thing from that.

    “Super Combo Finish”

  5. Sniper Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 9:55 am

    Yo that kick was the funniest scene I love the spectator point of view.

  6. sadakups Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

    She puts the “kick” in “kick-ass”… ^_^

  7. Davwon Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

    John woo might need this for his next breakthrough movie(Tomoya Kick) ^_^

  8. FlameStrike Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 7:56 am

    Heh Clannad looks like it’s going to be just as awesome if not better then Kannon! I can’t wait to see how it turns out, because unlike Kanon I don’t know a thing about Clannad’s story line. I heard some stuff about how it’s really really sad, so that’s a minus. I’d prefer a nice happy end.

    Hm and I really hope Nagisa isn’t a ghost/spirit/astral projection or something…

  9. Syaoran Li Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    KyoAni, you’re my heroes.

    I haven’t enjoyed a first episode of a new series since a long time ago; not even Kanon (the original) manage to did that. That’s when you know is good not knowing anything about the series; that way you can enojoy every moment, every single moment. I don’t care if it’s sad… I only care for a good story.

    Tomoyo’s Kick sugoi…

  10. FortMan Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    I really love the first 2 minuted of the series, the music, the color change, everything blend together flawlessly.

    OT: Akiko-san (of Kanon fame) and Sanae-san should team up and make the ULTIMATE BREADWORK! XD

  11. nhy7bgt6 Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    The 1st episode is great, except that it is 4:3…….
    Still have to wait for 3 weeks for bs-i to air 16:9 version LOL

  12. tj han Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

    I thought the CH2CHOH joke was gold. As well as the “spectator view” thingy. Much as I’m against the Key fanboyism, I have to say I enjoyed ep 1.

  13. manga Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    Nice series, a must follow. Damn I was amazed the episode was over so fast, didn´t feel like time was passing when I watched this first episode. Hopefully this´ll go on trough the whole series.

  14. Clannad Said,

    October 6, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

    I like Kyou the most, she reminds me of Nayuki from Kanon… she’s awesome:D I hope we can see more of her in next episodes…

  15. Darkwater Said,

    October 7, 2007 @ 5:43 am

    Kyou is mai waifu.

  16. anonymous Said,

    October 8, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    the first episode was really well.

    @FortMan: Do you want a special jam? :D

  17. anonymous Said,

    October 8, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

    the first episode was really pretty. Give me more please!

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