CLANNAD After Story 01

KyoAni sure loves their baseball. Every time they do one, it’s bound to be awesome.

First episode of After Story starts off slow, with the Akio getting Tomoya to rope people up for an upcoming inter-town baseball match. Predictably, the main cast + extras are all roped in, consisting of:

1. Akio
2. Tomoya
3. Nagisa (replacing Akio midway)
4. Kyou
5. Tomoyo (following Misae)
6. Misae
7. Sunohara
8. Yoshino Yusuke
9. Kotomi
10. Mei (because of Yusuke)

Big hitters are Kyou, Tomoyo and Misae, Tomoyo even hitting a crazy homerun despite being it her first time holding a bat. Sunohara becomes the joker as usual, hillariously failing at batting or base, although the most amusing one was Yusuke’s self-monologue whenever he goes up to bat and hits the ball, forgetting to run to base. Kotomi’s “calculation” of ball trajectory was worth some laughs too. Also, she looks almost similar to Kyou when she’s wearing a helmet.

Nagisa replaces Akio midway in the game when he gets injured accidentally, and it provides us with a ton of moe-moe faces whenever she her pitches are hit or she fails to bat. Despite that, she’s actually pretty okay at baseball, probably from watching her father’s games all the time, and even gets the final winning point for the team after Tomoya manages to hit the final pitch for her.

Final victory celebration had a nice moment when Sunohara actually asked Tomoya if Sanae was Nagisa’s sister. “Bijin shimai” ROFL.

Funnily enough, I was half expecting Fuko Hijack to happen, but none did, so I guess KyoAni’s toning it down a bit for the serious tone of the show. Still, there sure was a ton of “fanservice” this episode with all the burumas and the sports action… mmm~~

The new OP by Lia sounds pretty awesome, and KyoAni has updated the animation to include some new stuff. I think I died seeing kindergarten teacher Kyou. The ED gave me a bit of a shock with the “noisy” intro, but it got better after that. Not dangos anymore, sadly :(.

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

CLANNAD After Story

Man, why is so stimulating to see them play baseball? KyoAni sure is good at pushing my buttons sometimes.

17 Comments

  1. Sheba Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

    Kotomi’s bounce was so distracting.

  2. riddle Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    lol Fuko doesn’t has a screen time in the OP. Only once when she hugs Ushio but her face isn’t shown in the scene.

    And yes Kotomi looks like Kyou in the helmet. The bouncing doesn’t though.

  3. DrmChsr0 Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    D’awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

  4. solgae Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

    Heh, KyoAni decided to scratch off Fuuko in favor of Kotomi. In the game, you can’t recruit Kotomi at all, and you’re required to recruit Fuuko to win.

  5. expo25kr Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

    Hooray rejoice Clannad fangirls and fanboys! It is finally back! xD

    btw, Kotomi bounce ftw.

  6. Azu Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

    I must admit, buruma was never a turn-on for me until they were worn by the CLANNAD girls. I guess you’d need hawt bodies for me to be convinced and they are on top of the list.

    And the killer blow would be spraying them with water for that wet shirt effect…

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

    >>And the killer blow would be spraying them with water for that wet shirt effect…

    If they did that, I would be in the hospital now for anaemia…

  8. Guncannon Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

    Tomoyoooooooo

  9. totali Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

    Heh, KyoAni decided to scratch off Fuuko in favor of Kotomi. In the game, you can’t recruit Kotomi at all, and you’re required to recruit Fuuko to win.

    Fuck them!

    F….Fuuko..!!!! \o/

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

    Fuuko ran out of her POWER OF EXISTENCE alre– hey who was it that I was just talking about just now?

  11. DrmChsr0 Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 11:12 pm

    No, I ate Fuuko.

  12. Ithekro Said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 12:13 am

    She’ll be back (you know she will). And I expect Fuko to get the last word, because she can.

  13. ryggim Said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 4:13 am

    This…a gift from me!!!!!!!! CHILDREN! This is the only gift I can give you right now…A formless gift called “Memory” Hahaha Yusuke is seriously OWNED in that scene ^^ It’s nice to see Clannad back, it seems like it was only yesterday that the first season aired. And to think that I was right to assume that they’d do a Tomoyo Centric episode like the Tomoyo After game ^_______^ you can just imagine how happy I am hehehe First up the light comedy, next up the melodramatic tear jerking drama. You better brace yourselves ^^

  14. Ithekro Said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 6:08 am

    I must be imagining things, but it looks like they altered Mei’s image at little (at least in your last two pictures). She’s looking a little like Tessa (FMP!).

  15. shaoron Said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    NO! FUKO! WHY!? WHY!? WRRRRRYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

    anyway… is this anything similar to.. “Boredom”?

  16. Kaisos Said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

    I noticed while playing the route in the game that it was a lot like Haruhi…

    Despite the epicness of the route, I didn’t think they would do it in the anime, though…

    What I find amusing is that a lot of people who haven’t played the game are either crediting KyoAni with coming up with these ideas or detracting it as filler…

  17. EvilDevil Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 8:50 am

    No Fuko??? No Fuko way!!!!!

    this was a great ep.

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