Visual Novel Little Busters Ex Episodes 4,0/5 1869votes
Nagisa: 'Do you like this school?' Nagisa: 'I really, really love it. But nothing can stay unchanged.' Tomoya (internal monologue) A girl I've never seen before. The words weren't directed at me.
She must be talking to someone in her heart. Nagisa: 'Fun things. Happy things. They can't all possibly stay unchanged.
Even so, can you keep on loving this place?' Tomoya: 'Just find them.' (Nagisa, startled, turns to face Tomoya. They look at each other for the first time.) Tomoya: 'Just find new fun and happy things. C'mon, let's get going.' We start to walk up.
Uphill climb. Tomoya Okazaki is an who Always by the rest of his classmates, who are busily preparing for their college entrance examinations. He hates his life and the whole town, and the closest thing he has to a real friend is Youhei Sunohara, who just barely manages to rise to the level of at the best of times. Tomoya is thoroughly miserable. Then one day, while walking to school, he bumps into Nagisa Furukawa, a whose only friends at the school have already graduated. Whenever Tomoya sees her around school, she's alone; her classmates scarcely notice she exists, and no one has any interest in befriending her. No one, that is, except Tomoya, who without even realizing it finds himself taking her under his wing.
As he sets out to help her reestablish the school's drama club, he finds himself connecting (or, as it often turns out, reconnecting) with several other girls from the school. Although he doesn't care much about them at first — he doesn't much care about anything at first — he gradually opens his heart to them as they get to know each other better.
First, I'll note that the video quality in Refrain / EX is substantially better than the first season, which I very much appreciated. The eight episodes here comprise three stories; this is, of course, a very limited medium to contain what likely was thousands of lines of text from the original visual novel. The three story arcs focus.
The title,, comes from the Irish word for 'family' (although 'Clannad' is actually the name of an Irish band, an abbreviation of 'Clann as Dobhar' or 'the family from Dore') — and indeed family, along with the related concept of, is the major theme of CLANNAD. The original was made by and released in 2004.
The adaptation, illustrated by Juri Misaki, was published by Jive between November 2005 and March 2009; Drama CDs were released in 2007. In September 2007, released, directed by – his final project, it turned out. The television series, produced by, directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, and written by Fumihiko Shimo, aired between October 2007 and March 2008. The and the television series are each divided into two parts, the high school portion, which takes place during the first few weeks of Tomoya's senior year, and the After Story, which takes place later.
Two special OVA episodes were made for this series. The first is the 24 in the first season,, and the second the on the final Clannad DVD,. (: over at the Anime News Network, CLANNAD ~After Story~ (i.e. Season two of the series) among the almost 6000 series and movies listed there — It also previously held the #1 spot in a similar listing at Not that online polls are worth the paper they're (not) written on. Interesting.) Both seasons and the movie are licensed by, the of the once-prosperous – in fact, it was one of the first releases from the new company.
The first two episodes are available online for free. Viewers in the U.S.
Can watch the subbed versions of both and in their entirety on. Sekai Project released the of the visual novel on on November 23, 2015. This release was funded on Kickstarter In November 2015, Key announced that Tomoyo After would be localized as well. The was released on Steam on July 1, 2016. CLANNAD's; its; its. Not to be confused with the Irish band (although they are the origin of the name). CLANNAD contains examples of: •: The English dub's character names, for those accustomed to the Japanese voices.
For example, Nagisa is pronounced 'Na-GEE-sa' in the dub. •: When Tomoya first meets Nagisa's parents Akio and Sanae, they keep inventing bizarre names for him (e.g., 'Cosmic-san').
They're not being mean, they're just rather. •: • If you're watching all three Seasonverse anime in order.
Now ikiryou are eventually doomed to be, especially if they're discovered? This wasn't in. Oh, wait, it was in, but only if you played the game.
The final episode of Kanon's 2002 anime adaption featured a person wearing a shirt featuring this visual novel's logo prior to its release, thus implying a connection between the two works. • The seems to confuse a lot of people who aren't familiar with the visual novel on the first viewing. •: The movie compresses a long visual novel into an hour-and-a-half-long movie. •: This show takes a shot at fathers. Imagine if your wife died giving birth, and you'd raised your child for years, only to have her die in your arms, her last words were that she loved you and didn't know why it was getting so dark. Tomoya broke down and cried, dying and crying out for someone to help him save his daughter. • Akio and Sanae as well.
Imagine if your daughter died giving birth and you were forced to raise her child for five years due to your son-in-law's. Then he gets over it and takes her back only for her to become terribly ill and die from the same illness that killed your daughter, leaving your son-in-law to die of despair, clutching the corpse of your five-year-old granddaughter. •: The musical score often has this as a nod to the Irish connections of its namesake, as well as to invoke a sense of whimsical romanticism and everyday wonder. •: Tomoya envisions a future with all the trappings of such series, with Fūko as the hero's sealed superweapon ('Starfish Manipulator!' • In addition, the Illusionary World seems to be some sort of extreme version — a world that has ended and has no sentient life except for one little girl (and her toy) who turn out to be Tomoya's daughter Ushio, and Tomoya himself, respectively.
•: In the: Kappei Hiiragi. So effeminate-looking that Tomoya is unsure of whether he is a guy or a girl even after he states his gender. Even after having the truth dropped on him, Sunohara, in a state of denial, chooses to pursue what Tomoya calls 'unrequited love.' The are not lost on us. •: Nagisa, Kotomi, Tomoyo, Kyou, and Ryou all fall for Tomoya, who is supposedly a delinquent. •: • Fūko's reappearances in the anime are based on a mode in the where, if you obtain the Fūko Master and Fūko Ninja statuses, when replaying Tomoyo's route, Fūko will pop up at random times. • The Light Orbs and the are both from the original VN.
• The sub has lots of translator's notes that explain bits of Japanese culture necessary for a Westerner to really understand what's going on. The Sekai Project translation of the VN adds the 'Dangopedia' that does the same thing. •: The first season's episode 24, in which Tomoyo wins (and the her potential romantic rivals don't even make an appearance onscreen), and the DVD-only episode for ~After Story~, in which Kyou wins.
All the routes in the game are a bunch of to each other. This actually becomes a plot point.
• Also, within the anime's canon storyline, an is the result of the Ichinoses' research, as continued by Kotomi after she graduates. Becomes a focal plot point for the.
• May be the way how the miracle at the end happens. The miracle did not turn back time and save Nagisa, it simply created an where Nagisa survives, meaning that Nagisa, Tomoya, and Ushio are still dead in the universe where they died. Interestingly, the miracle requires you to replay or reload to the point where Nagisa dies, the same way you do when you're going for another route and another continuity. • There is another theory for the end of Clannad. At the end Tomoya gets transported to the time of Ushio's Birth after he watched Ushio die.
During episode 24, Tomoya recaps the whole series and talks about how after he watched Ushio die he cried out, 'Not like this.' And he woke up in front of Nagisa. This renders the above theory impossible as Tomoya wouldn't have enough time to die.
Or kill himself. The reason this theory is thought of is due to the fact that Tomoya 'caught' a wishing orb.
When Tomoya makes peace with his father, Ushio sees a 'light' enter Tomoya's body. When Tomoya says 'not like this' he inadvertently makes his wish. On a more personal note: Tomoya killing himself or just dying would make it seem like death leads to happiness. And I don't think the author would want it to seem like that. •: Not so much in the or the TV series, but definitely in the 2006 movie. Generally, the action therein skips back and forth between two timelines: Tomoya's senior year in high school, when he's falling in love with Nagisa, and the weeks, months, and then years after Nagisa's death, when Tomoya is going through (and eventually recovers from) his. So instead of season one followed by ~After Story~ as in the KyoAni series, in the movie we get the former and the latter half of the latter interspliced.
•: 'Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you.' Said several times by Kotomi to Tomoya. Also (appearing essentially unchanged six times), Robert F. Young's love story,. • Many of Nagisa's quotes are good examples, especially 'Would you like me to take you.
To a place in this city where wishes come true?' As well as her very first lines, quoted at the top.
• Nagisa is pretty much the queen of this trope as far as Clannad is concerned. Ironically, she is probably the one who would be most surprised to find out how much meaning her own quotes have. •: Of a more subtle sort, at least: the 'Illusionary World' scenes are animated at a sharply higher quality than the main series, with no duplicate frames and consequently very fluid movement. The scenes make heavy use of CG, too. •: Kyou and Tomoyo each tend to give the audience an whenever they tease resident Sunohara into another of his stupid outbursts. • A more poignant example, from near the end of season one: in front of the whole drama club, Tomoyo tells Nagisa, The slighted parties — Kyou, Ryou, and Kotomi — each give their own version of the.
Is almost defiant, with a hint of Tomoyo-directed dagger eyes. Her subtler registers shame rather than anger. Subtlest of all is: her head doesn't even move as she peers at the audience; evidently she's too lost in thought to fully register that Tomoyo has (inadvertently?) insulted her. • In ~After Story~, are common ways to punctuate a joke, especially (but not always) at Youhei's expense. •: Everything usually likes to put in their games comes in here. • Not quite everything, considering Key's. • Tomoyo's design was apparently based on Jun Maeda's taste in women.
•: When he first meets Tomoya, Nagisa's dad decides that his name is too wimpy and proceeds to try to think of a better one. Something big and imposing, like 'Galaxy Cosmos'.
•: A, when plays baseball: at the plate, she starts a thought stream about angles, velocities, and so forth, while fancy schematics and statistics flash by in the background. But when the pitcher actually pitches, Kotomi chickens out, and the ball winds up bouncing off the bat's handle simply by accident. •: Ryou attempts this with Kappei in his route, only for the whole lie to fall flat on its face when he reminds her that they haven't had sex, so it's impossible. She then tries again, threatening to have sex with him while he's unconscious in order to get pregnant. •: Tomoyo and Kyou. The adorable part is fairly obvious, and the badass part is typically demonstrated on Sunohara. (Sometimes they get a.) •: The first season opening credits prominently feature an important character who doesn't appear until ~After Story~.
As a for players of the. Might count as a bit of a even for those who haven't, in that the scene depicted doesn't take place until more than halfway through the.
• •: Shown with Fuko and Sanae. Also with Ryou and Kyou in their OVA. •: A hint of this, in the ~After Story~ episode 23, set a year before the first episode of season one. Kyou finds Tomoya sleeping in the school courtyard and is about summon her newfound powers to scold him for being late to class. Instead she gets lost in noticing. (Unless you choose to view this episode as a prelude to the OVA Another World: Kyou Arc, this scene fuses with.) Note that Youhei spoils things by not only waking Tomoya up but claiming that Kyou was about to pull a on him.
• Not surprising since Kyou is the first girl besides to fall for Tomoya. •: Between Kyou and Tomoya, both in Kyou's route in the and in the OVA Another World: Kyou Arc. •: In the, Ryou — at least if Sunohara continues to pursue what Tomoya calls ' for Kappei. •: Sunohara, of all people, in Episode 4 of the second season. •: Both Nagisa and Ushio.
•: Tomoya, Kappei, Yusuke, Akio. • Arguably Yohei, for similar reasons as Kappei. Admit it, 'baby face' Sunohara is hot, he's just the butt monkey. • Tomoya's dad in his younger days, before hardships took its toll on one's body.
Who did you think Tomoya got his drop dead gorgeous looks from? •: Design aesthetic used for just about every female character in the cast. •: • In the, Tomoya uses an expression involving Kotomi (who has a fear of being bullied) having a tail. Kyou launches a thorough investigation and checks breast size while she's at it. Kyou later uses threats of 'massages' to coerce Kotomi. This is downplayed — somewhat — in the anime. • When visiting Ushio and Tomoya, Fuko worriedly asks if Tomoya slipped any sleeping pills into the food he prepared.
•: 'Moff Burger' is used in place of. •: Kotomi and Tomoya after receiving a bad fortune, which provides the page image. Nagisa and her mother also do this separately in dramatic fashion, with identical lightning strikes in the background. •: Ah, Kotomi and your continued abuse of Japanese wordplay. Half the time she doesn't get the joke being made and the other half she's made a, often leading into a. •: As part of his effort to socialize Kotomi, Tomoya tries to teach her this.
It culminates in Kotomi, Ryou, and Nagisa working together to learn the tsukkomi role, with Kyou as their strict teacher. • Youhei, as befits the resident, invariably and unwittingly winds up in no end of.
Often with Tomoya, but with many of the other characters, too. • Tomoya's character revolves heavily around being a tsukkomi and he tries to be one with just about every character, whether it be verbally or just in his thoughts. It doesn't work too well on Kotomi though since she just doesn't get it. • According to Tomoya, he's surrounded by bokkes, namely Nagisa and Ryou. It is for this reason that he can't help but be the tsukkomi all the time. ( with Kotomi.) • Kotomi's assets are due to her being based on the, a common character.
•: Clannad After Story begins and ends with a scene of Tomoya and his father walking through a field of sunflowers. • Also, some of the original 's bad endings finish up like a, and they both begin and end with Tomoya's vision of him and Ushio submerged in the snow.
•: Not as extreme as some other examples, but in Tomoyo's Other World episode, Tomoya breaks up with Tomoyo in order to prevent himself from stopping her from accomplishing her goal. Tomoya was perfectly aware that she would never forgive herself if she failed. As per typical Clannad, it's really painful to watch him say things like 'I didn't love you' in order to make Tomoyo leave. •: At one point in the visual novel, Tomoya says that they should stop kicking Sunohara because the current screen looks wierd. •: Tomoyo, who got her route extended in Tomoyo After. •: Tomoya is a male example. • Poor Kyou and Ryou.
•: In ~After Story~, episodes 19 and 20 have elements of this. Not that they're light and fluffy — they're in their own right — but at least in comparison with episode 16, in which Nagisa dies giving birth to Ushio; episode 17, in which we learn that Tomoya, in his grief over Nagisa, has fallen into that he has essentially ignored his own daughter for five years and thus become precisely what he hated most about his own father; episode 18, in which Tomoya reconciles with Ushio but bursts into tears (and takes us with him) when telling Ushio about Nagisa — and of course, episode 21, in which Ushio (and possibly ) dies.
• The first half of ~After Story~ episode 16 serves as a breather half-episode. Because of the episode's, it's easy to forget how cheerful and optimistic the reunion scene is, and what a relief after all the tension of episode 15. This is the last time we see Tomoya, Nagisa, Kyou, Ryou, Kotomi, and Youhei together; leaving aside the montage in the, this is the last we see of Ryou, Kotomi, or Youhei. • It's odd to consider the first episode of a season as a breather episode, but episode 1 of ~After Story~ certainly qualifies. After the power of the end of the first season, and before all of the nuclear powered emotional scenes later in ~After Story~, it starts with the cast. Playing baseball?
• Episode 22 of ~After Story~ might be the first one that's the last episode of the series. It's like Key was apologizing for all of the. •: The stars given out to everyone by Fuko are forgotten due to her coma status prevailing and preventing her from waking majorly are seen by the viewer.
Occurs when the viewer realizes that the characters cannot remember their actions with her but can only be remembered by the stars. •: A curious example with the English sub. The American company has Tomoya and Yoshino working with 'spanners' (wrenches in American English). Yoshino also releases an album titled Love and Spanner. •: People who dislike the of ~After Story~ generally think it undermines all of Tomoya's and the message that you should accept your losses and make the best of what you have.
•: This happens twice whilst playing baseball. It's Akio's fault both times.
• Tomoya had one in the later part of After. Like father-in-law, like son-in-law? •: Tomoya and Nagisa •: Kappei, Ryou's love interest and later husband from the, doesn't make an appearance in any of the adaptations. •: Tomoya this when Mei talks to him about setting up a relationship. •: Sunohara, who is routinely brutally beaten, thrown out windows, and skipped across concrete — usually at the hands feet of Tomoyo. And it's nearly always his own fault. In addition, his gullibility makes him a frequent victim of pranks.
• Sunohara 'enjoys' an unusual niche among: just about everything bad that happens to him is his own fault. • Except when it involves Tomoya's pranks. Even though you can tell that Tomoya is true friend when push comes to shove, he's also a jerkass of a friend too. Though, I guess abuse is okay when its anyone on Sunohara. •: Parodied with Kotomi, whose naive attempt at a involves an incantation. Considering her surprise when nothing happens,.
•: • The 'Okazaki SAIKOU!' Scene in After Story references Fuuko's dream in Ep. 6 where Okazaki says the same line and is wearing (nothing but) those same black tights. • There's another, which doubles as an, in the Illusionary World's that references two earlier events. One of them is in After Story episode 20 where Tomoya sings Dango Daikazoku to put Ushio to sleep. The other is from season 1 episode 22 where Nagisa ends the play by singing the same song. It culminates in this conversation.
The Girl — You should. It's the song you always sang to me. • During her 'date' scene with Sunohara, Sanae refers to herself as 'Sanako Isogai.' Fuko also used the last name 'Isogai' (the name of Sanae's next-door neighbor) as a cover when introducing herself to the Furukawas. •: Nagisa becomes fully-flushed drunk the second she downs her cup and turns into a. • Inherited from her mother Sanae. •: Tomoya was a talented basketball player before the start of the series until an injury from a physical altercation with his father resulted in him being unable to lift his arm above shoulder-level, forcing him to quit the team.
This on top of the subsequent emotional neglect is shown to be a major contributor to his delinquency and resentment of the town at the beginning of the series. •: Nagisa's 'Ehehe' in the game. Subtler in the series. Unexpectedly, Tomoya does one, too, at one point.
•: Family is the most important thing in life. •: Every character in the series experiences this, but more particularly with both Tomoya and Nagisa.
Nagisa shown more confidence of herself at the end of Clannad while Tomoya becomes more open to his feelings. Most of Nagisa's character development is from Clannad while Tomoya's at Clannad ~After Story~. •: Tomoya's relationship with Nagisa is strictly hugging but no kissing. • The VN explores this more than the anime as Tomoya deals with his internal struggle over this.
It mostly has to do with Nagisa's soft and fragile demeanor as he is MUCH more forward with Tomoyo in her route. • In the anime, Tomoya and Nagisa start going out, start holding hands, and then get married. As a married couple, every image of them in bed together shows both of them fully clothed and about 3 feet apart., we discover that Nagisa is pregnant. (In fact she announces how it happened: 'We have sex and sex makes babies!' .) So they aren't actually chaste, but they certainly appear that way onscreen. • Because they never kissed onscreen in the anime, any fanart of them doing so will inevitably be labelled as 'the missing scene'.
•: The significance of the Light Orbs. • In the anime, Fuko after her arc would be; she makes a few random appearances mostly as while her significance with regards to the dream world and role as a key catalyst to the whole story only becomes apparent in the. The only time his injuries are not is when he and Tomoya brawl in the rain as a result of Sunohara's neglect of Mei. •: CLANNAD being Key's 'spring' work, cherry blossoms are blowing in the wind almost all the time. The first scene of the series — the scene in which — is almost clogged with them.
•: Used repeatedly. •: Both Ryou and Kyou (in separate classes). Ryou, however, was assigned the job via lottery. Her more outgoing sister is in at least her second year as. •: in the anime adaptation, where, during a teasing session between Akio and Tomoya regarding the fact that they're now in-laws, both of them jokingly mimic the action as an expression of extreme disgust. •: Ushio's bi.
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