CLANNAD After Story 04

CLANNAD After Story

Final episode in the Sunohara arc and everything resolves just fine. But Mei is kinda naive, really, to try and get Sunohara back in that soccer club that’s populated by assholes. Didn’t he quit because they were bullying him? If I were Mei, I wouldn’t even try to think of getting my brother back in to a club that bullied him until he snapped.

Anyways, I’m pretty damn surprised they kept the “Sanae is Nagisa’s sister” lie for that long. God, it was hillarious when Sunohara tried to ask for Sanae’s hand from Akio. Tomoya can be such a bastard at times. Must add though, his flashbacks of his time with Sunohara sure was…. “suggestive”? Ahahahaahaaaa

CLANNAD After Story

Next week is surprisingly Misae’s arc! Apparently we get to see her in her high-school days too! Woot!

17 Comments

  1. trxd Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 6:22 am

    Im very glad they are fitting all the secondary arc’s in the after story! Misae was a nice little side-arc in the game, im guessing yukine is next?

  2. irrelevance Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 6:37 am

    The way they ended Sunoharas’ arc is awesome and all, but for some reason it doesn’t have as much emotional impact as I’ve felt in the game.

  3. trxd Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 6:44 am

    btw i havent seen this episode yet but i played the game and if the first pic on this post is what i think it is, im going to tear up tommarow.

    How could someone pick on mei? Its like punching puppy in the face!

  4. Haesslich Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 7:23 am

    You know someone’s not really all that good a friend when you’re being chased by an irate husband… and all he can do is laugh at you as you flee for your life. ;)

  5. Kaisos Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 7:34 am

    @Irrelevance: Probably because you’ve seen it before?

    Nothing give the same impact twice.

  6. Clear Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    Irrelevance, rarely, anyone who have experienced with the original will not feel the same impact as they do when they see the replica. This applies to many, many things. Manga to Anime Adaptations, switching seiyuus from drama CDs to anime… etc.

    I haven’t played the game, that’s why I think it was nice how they handled it.

    On Topic:

    I do agree, Mei is rather naive, but I don’t think she knew that how those assholes are treating him, that’s why. She was thinking that her brother just simply gave up in life, when really, he has been ascended up to heaven and came crashing down. That’s why he sets up this “defense mechanism” after the ordeal, being a rather (unsuccessful) skirt chaser and idiot in general. That’s how he hides his self-pity.

    How do I know this? Let’s just say I’ve been through something like that, and I still wallow myself in self-pity.

  7. irrelevance Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    well, that’s probably the reason. But I also think that Tomoya’s internal dialogue in the game contributed to the emotion that I felt at the time.
    But at the same time, I almost cried when Mei got bullied by those bastards and when Sunohara came to the rescued (in the anime). That’s why I think KyoAni did an awesome job at adapting this particular route since it caused me to almost relive that feeling again.

  8. Kaioshin Sama Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    Hi, uhhhh can I just ask, do you get your screenshots directly off of a streaming feed or are they from that Horrible Raws group I’ve been hearing about? The second one is kind of out of focus there.

  9. Clear Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

    Can’t you just wait for Eclipses to sub it? It should not be more than one or two days.

    You can just watch a raw now on Youtube or something.

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    It’s from Horrible Raws’ TV stream. The second shot is out of focus due to the low bitrate. I could probably grab a better cap, but mehh~

  11. Silent Minsrel Said,

    October 24, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

    @Clear
    I understand your feeling…since I experienced something similar (to Sunohara) in my life as well.

    That is the reason why KyoAni(or KEY) is sooo awesome.

  12. Keiya Said,

    October 25, 2008 @ 2:27 am

    I want to destroy the soccer team. Yanno, much like how Sousuke Sagara totally demoralized and humiliated that one rugby team with his maniacal military rugby team of doom?

  13. Clear Said,

    October 25, 2008 @ 5:05 am

    ah Keiya, how could we ever forget that Fumofuu episode. Aside from the mafia one, that was the best.

  14. FlameStrike Said,

    October 25, 2008 @ 5:19 am

    Blllargh since I’ve seen the game version my emotional impact levels where way down T.T I think I teared up in the game while watching this I was like, lol nice animation.

  15. Myssa Rei Said,

    October 25, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    FlameStrike: The episode brings out different responses from different people. I played the game too, but I had to try hard suppressing sniffles in this one.

  16. shaoron Said,

    October 25, 2008 @ 9:00 am

    yet another tear jerker episode…

    Kyonani is really good going the extremes. first they made us nosebleeds, and then balances it out by making us cry….

    CURSE YOU KYOANI FOR SO BEING DAMN GOOD!

  17. Ipsod Said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 4:23 am

    “But Mei is kinda naive, really, to try and get Sunohara back in that soccer club that’s populated by assholes. Didn’t he quit because they were bullying him? If I were Mei, I wouldn’t even try to think of getting my brother back in to a club that bullied him until he snapped.”

    Saying stuff like this is very “meh”-like. Part of naivete is not knowing, so if you were placed in Mei’s position, and knew, you’re not naive nor Mei anymore.

    But I think what makes most people connect to this situation, is that those involved and knew about what happened, don’t say anything. At this point the phrase “Ignorance is bliss.” might seem appropriate, but thoughts like that become a path deadly to tread, and there is a desire for conflict resolution and completion, even if the end is grim. Much to the chagrin of the audience, a good storyteller will always use this to pull at your heart. :)

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