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.