CLANNAD After Story 05

CLANNAD AFTER STORY

Misae’s flashback arc begins and I’m surprised. It’s the stork story, only in reverse. Literally. Reverse. In gender-wise or time-wise. No wonder the cat had more screen time than Botan had, LOL.

I am really surprised to see this happening though, because it’s so…. magical, yet so familar and also with a dash of outlandishness to it too. Does this mean they’ll retroactively change the past so that the present happens? It’s all so weird though, mostly because the show has been pretty “normal” throughout the series so far. I guess this means KyoAni is finally ready to throw in the mystical parts of CLANNAD to us, the viewers, already.

Younger Misae was… not what I expected, hahaha. She’s so much more violent than her older self will be and it sure seems she’s been pretty well schooled in the arts of tackling, armlocking and suplexes. Now I kinda understand why Satsuki Yukino is her voice actress *coughchidoricough*. Poor Shima-kun getting a real nice taste of Misae’s “skills”, heh.

Also, seeing her trying desperately to attract the attention of her crush, Igarashi-kun, seriously made me think, “Ahhh, youth is as youth does.” The ending of this episode was a really heart-wrenching moment though, even made more so by the unintentional cruelty of Misae’s own words. It’s actually the first time CLANNAD has touched so close to the purse strings in my heart and if this story continues on like this…. well, we’ll see.

11 Comments

  1. trxd Said,

    October 31, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

    Sanae’s flashback arc?

  2. Kaisos Said,

    October 31, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

    Lol spelling mistake.

    I swear, whenever I see this route I’m reminded of Kanon… anyone else get that feeling?

  3. trxd Said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 12:14 am

    lol im always doing stuff like that kurogane

    @kaisos
    I never got that feeling but now that you mention it i see where your coming from. It certainly has the same mystical feeling kanon does.

  4. Sheba Said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 8:33 am

    I have not played the game, yet I have a feeling that Shima gonna go Yukito/Sora on Misae.

  5. Clear Said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    what gave you the idea? May be cause her cat hypnotized him then going to the flash back?

    why, of course. I’m liking this arc so far.

  6. Bunster B Said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

    Season 2 of Clannad (TV) is definitely getting more and more interesting.

    Thanks for the article.

  7. Myssa Rei Said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 7:58 pm

    Ha ha, Misae Sagara. Played by Chidori’s VA. Let that sink in a bit…

  8. Rawr Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 12:22 am

    Ghost of a girl who’s been in a comatose for three years comes out wandering the city giving people starfishes doesn’t come off as mystical or magical to you kurogane?

  9. manga Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 2:56 am

    So that´s why I thought it was Chidori Kaname that was doing the wrestling moves and all to those poor souls.

    A nice episode. But it also feels a bit to much like Kanon for me, to be able to grant one wish? Hm what could that wish be I wonder… I don´t think Misae will get to make that wish really.

    I do hope for more wrestling moves and more brutalities from her. To another weeks worth of waiting for the next ep.

  10. trxd Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 6:02 am

    I just want to see misae’s CG animated. She looked beautiful in that.

    So im guessing one more episode of misae (played the game, thinking her arc could be summarised in 2 episodes) and then… yukine?

    God bless kyo-ani! Some months ago i thought it would be impossible to fit the after story in the anime, never mind the secondary arc’s. I suppose this solves everything but the lack no kyou arc. But considering how hard they are working with season 2, i am willing to forgive and forget *shakes kyoani’s hand*

  11. Heero Yuy Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 1:49 am

    Misae’s route was one of my favorite in the original game, and I’m not going to spoil anything.

    I’ll just say with the way it’s laid out it’s only a flashback, and it won’t change anything in the present, so you don’t have to worry about them making up any mystical voodoo crap.

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