Clannad After Story
Clannad is based off a visual novel. It follows the story of a high school senior named Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little. He hates the town he lives in and his alcoholic father. ...read more.
The most amazing anime series I watched so far. Made me laugh, love, cry... The love story is so beautiful, so perfect and not perfect the same time. The main characters are like real people, with all the problems people deal all day long. But, well, there's always hope in life And love. Real, true, unconditional love. Happiness. And family. People today forget to easily about family. They are the most important people in your life. We should cherish them as long as we have them with us. Because, yes, lives are always changing. And that brings us to the pain. The hurt life often brings along. To loose the people you love most in life. To let them go. And to move on. But never forget who you left behind. And to know that the important people will always stay at you side. I love Clannad After Story. I will watch it again. I will laugh again. And I will cry again. And I will remember, that you shouldn't take your family for granted.
This is the most emotionally devastating anime out there by far! I can't even imagine someone not crying throughout watching this - I cried for hours while AND after watching! The "rollercoaster" of feelings that this series puts you through will make you realize just how beautiful and fragile life is. And "No", I'm not over exaggerating when I proudly claim this masterpiece of an anime to be the best anime ever made (I watched this series several months ago and have seen hundreds of other anime and none have been able to match or succeed CLANNAD After Story). Anyone who enjoys comedy, romance, and tragedy anime will absolutely love CLANNAD and CLANNAD After Story! Please watch this anime. I'm sure you will not regret it
Painfully hard to just pick one, I certainly enjoy almost everyone listed here. If you have not seen Clannad and Clannad After Story (AS) or have not been introduced to Anime drama - you are in for a treat and a crazy roller coaster ride or emotions. Clannad AS took a wonderful series (1st Season Clannand) and sent it flying. Yes, as others have said, you can't possible NOT shed a tear watching (sorry for the double negative). But those tears can make great drama - something that makes you feel your own emotions, want to hug and hold your own kids, then want to watch it all over again.
For anyone that thinks this is just some silly high school drama comedy, you may have not lived long enough to appreciate the beauty of this show, I can only hope you give it another chance later in life, and feel the same I do. Cheers!
Draws audience in from original clannad and then acts out all the tragedies exquisitely. The back stories of each character tremendously connected me to the characters on a personal level. I felt as though I myself was in clannad, growing up with each character and understanding their flaws and happiness. Beautiful anime and amazing dub I was truly sad when the anime ended, wished the adventure could go on forever. Clannad teaches that all of us contain our own orbs of light and that we ourselves control our destiny. In times of need we can always depend on friends and family because we are one big dango family
Dude sorry to rain on your charade, but the dub for Clannad sucked. - americancartoonssuck
Clannad after story it's the saddest part of Clannad that makes peoples cry like a baby. But Clannad and Clannad after story its in one pack you can't watch only one of them and specially After Story, because After Story is the continuation of Clannad. What I'm trying to say is you can't compare Clannad to After Story. Its even say AFTER STORY! So Clannad After Story need to be at 20 place to together with Clannad.
I am a male, 18 years old, I grew up in a rough town, a bit tough minded, I don't cry much. I didn't even cry in my best friends funeral. But Damn man, watching this made me weep. Even my Mom thinks this is one of the best animes she saw, and I have made her watch tons of anime. Seriously saying this voter list was made by kids who just want to see their favorite character rather than voting on the content of the anime itself.
I cried like a little girl. I'm 18. Literally made me think about how ungrateful I have been.. Changed my life. It's a must watch for any anime lovers. No joke.
I honestly don't understand how this is at least not top twenty AND that it has a lower rating than Clannad - the prequel. Sure it might be a little older than many of the anime that made it onto this list but in my opinion its definitely a lot better than most of the top twenty. This is a much watch - the prequel just is there to build up this. A true masterpiece.
I'm a 16 year old male. I use to be depressed before watching this anime. This truly changed my life dude... This anime might change anyone's life to see life on a different perspective. It also has a very smooth ending. I recommend this anime for ANYONE. If you haven't cried in a long time, thinking you won't cry watching this. I dare you to try to watch this without crying. Truly my #1 anime. WATCH IT!
Wow I'm surprised at the rating. This anime is always top three on any anime board that isn't English oriented. Seriously I think this should be top five... Although I think this anime is suberb, I can see why it has such a low rating. Given that this is an English site with English people visiting it, the animes with a large fanbase of the English dubbed version would naturally have a higher rating. If more people give this a try it'll definitely have a higher rating. Its for you to judge while watching it but I'm sure you won't regret it! It's a true masterpiece of an anime.
This anime deserves a top 5 rank.
This is my first time writing opinion for an anime on internet
I am 22yo male but not going to lie I cried badly & was so depressed for almost full week after watching this my mother asked what happened to you but this made me a better person then before. I still get tears in my eyes if I think about it.
I laughed.. & I cried.. After watching this anime I experienced something that changed my life... It's a must watch for anyone just give it a shot you won't regret it.
It is the best, for an action loving fan like me, clannad was difficult to adjust to, I was on verge of saying it goodbye during the first episode but I continued and now after completing both clannad and clannad after story I can say that it is the best anime ever, for me it beats Naruto which was my ex best anime
This anime is one of the best life story anime I have ever watched. This is the season two to the first clannad but let me tell you, It get way better and you get so caught up with the characters that you experience what they do. Who ever watched this anime knows how good it is! (thumbs up)
This should be number one! An anime has never made we feel the way clannad made me feel! I laughed, I cried and I felt as if I were travelling through life with the characters. I'm disgusted at the rating, should at least be top 5!
There is no way a masterpiece like this can be rated under Naruto. Give me a break. Absolutely the most touching, hear wrenching, sometimes funny, piece of media I've even witnessed.
Why is everyone of these shows your "absolute favorite"? Also, many of them are the only show to ever make you cry... Does that make sense? How can one show be the the only anime that you cried while watching, and another be the only show to make you cry? False praise my friend. This list is nearly identical to my favorite shows! However, please be more honest a forthcoming about the reviews.
Best anime I've ever seen.. I was crying the so hard.. I felt every episode of it.. this should be aired as a movie.. hope to have season 3 of this.. the story line is so damn good! Please make another season of this!
This is the only show I feel truly changed my life. It brings me tears just thinking about it. Just a beautiful slice of life that make you cry and cry some more And I'm a 21 year old man
WOW! That's all I can say... I'm a dude and this one hit me hard. It had me choked up and still does just remembering it. If this was western film it would have aced all the awards shows...
To those people that feel that they have hearts of ice and no human emotions that know how to cry. Watch this and you'll know very well that you are still human lol
This needs to be at least in the top 10.
It's a very well written story about a young man's struggle through life. The characters are all fleshed out and relatable.
I personally think this deserves a higher ranking this was a very emotional heart warming with a bit of laughter I really enjoyed this its in my top ten
Didn't know I could still cry until watching clannad, then the after story. Very touching, funny, engaging. Should be in top 5.
This should be higher then 30. It made me cry, but it made me laugh too. (The episode with Fuko and Ushio )
Loved it so much but their story never happened at the end witch is so stupid but it was sad good luck not trying to cry