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Clannad is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 2 anime series, 1 manga series
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This is a much requested long overdue episode that has been stalled for long enough dagnammit!

Yes on this episode we are going a lil backwards to discuss one of the industry’s most successful and beloved anime titles FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST

My man Habib returns once again to discuss the various elements surrounding this franchise such as

Alchemy vs Magic, Other Series that dabbled with Alchemy before & after FMA, 2003 vs Brotherhood, Why the earlier 2003 series DOES NOT TOTALLY SUCK, The FMA Manga and other off topic relatable’s such as the newly announced Fate SN reboot, S-CRY-ED, Soul Eater & Clannad

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Again, Big thanks to my man Habib for returning on this episode

And also a Big Thanks to EriksBlue for the cool title card! (Been a while :oP)

Thanks for listening folks!

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After watching both Clannad and Clannad After Story you can't help but feel a little deppressed. Having witnesed a rollercoaster ride of emotions with uphile cutesy love and the downhile sadness that brought tears to my eyes. I wish there was more of this story, i wish i could watch the family grow up togethor instead of being treated to a 2 minute montage. I know its based of a visual novel so it would be hard to make a 3rd series but Kyoto Animation could easily take creative license and make something awesome.
What i truly loved about Clannad was the great characters. After only 10 episodes of the first season i genuinely cared for all the main characters (except maybe tomoya's friend Youhei Sunohara). I also enjoyed the romance between tomoya and nagisa. It was perfect because they barely showed any romance to each other but through great animation you could tell how much they did love each other and because of there great characters they blush everytime they say something that makes them a couple. This cute and adorable relationship is great to watch and to see the progression of it as the episodes fly by.
 
*spoilers from this point onwards*
*While i am thankful for the realy wierd happy ending i know that i can't really believe it*
Sometimes I almost wish that Clannad was not as sad as it was because I genuinely wanted Tomoya and Negisa to live happily ever after, I didn't want  to see Nagisa or Ushio die and i wanted to see them be happy togethor living with little Ushio and enjoy there current shy relationship. The shyness is realy what makes there relationship great. They don't even need to express there affection towards each other through kissing or hugging, they just have to look at each other and smile. Come to think of it, they only hug like one or two times and one of those is kinda by accident and then Tomoya proposes. It's just so cute and adorable and I truly wish relationships were more like this. It is truly great writing and great animation that makes this possible to be believable. I was so sad when Nagisa passed away after the birth. You can feel this emotion because having watched all the episodes before this you become attached to the characters and you can't bare to see one of them go, let alone one of the most important and probably one of the best ones.
 
That is what made Clannad so great. You get attached to the characters and then when something bad happens you get emotional and thats what the writers where aiming for. But after giving it lots of though, i realy wish Clannad After Story was not a drama filled anime. I wish After Story was more like the original series. I wanted to see the relationship between Nagisa and Tomoya blossom and for them to live happily ever after. I wanted After story to not be filled with sadness and instead be happy like the original and the first half of After Story. Unfortunately Clannad is not that kind of story and the writers did what they wanted to do and that is what is makes me so sad. I will never get to see these characters in a new series again. These characters are finished and those characters that i got so attatched to have disapeared from my computer screen because to watch the series again would be pointless. I will be honest. Clannad is only like the 3rd or 4th short anime series i have ever seen. (by short i mean not ongoing like pokemon or naruto.) I want a new series that continues on with Tomoya, Nagisa and Ushio living happily, I want this but i know it will never happen. Because if they did remake it, it would probably contain more saddness and sorrow which i could't bare to put myself through.
 
So i put a question out there is there an Anime very similar to Clannad but without too much sadness?(there can be a little but no main character deaths or tradgedies).
But i know the answer anyway. No there isnt nothing will ever grab my attention again like Clannad because I will be comparing every anime from now on to Clannad and no character will compare to those in Clannad and nore will i find a romantic anime with a shy, kind and cute girl like Nagisa and an angry, mind speaking yet kind guy that is Tomoya.
This is what makes me deppressed about the finish of Clannad. I will always remember you.

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  • Kotomi is my favorite character from the first season.
  • I'm somewhat disappointed didn't see more of the other characters from the first season in After Story, but also understand that it needs to focus more on Nagisa and Tomoya.
  • After Story is much more serious and emotional than the first season, which is a good thing.
  • The comedy that is mostly in the first season is really funny.
  • I really enjoyed that most of the characters eventually got their past revealed.
  • I cried somewhat on some of the episode. Very much so on episode 18 of After Story.
  • After Story is sad and depressing.
  • The Dango  Daikazoku  song is both sad and happy:
 

 
  
That's all for now. I may post some more thoughts though if they pop up in my head.
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I just finished watching the Clannad anime series (both of them) and well, I'm glad that I did.  I really haven't watched much romance stuff but, I'm starting to get into it now.  I enjoyed the characters, story, the comedy, the sadness, and all the wackiness of the show.  The show started off basic in the first series but, it was very enjoyable.  What I really liked was the second series, Clannad After Story.  There was one part that made me cry when Tomoya started talking about his mother to his daughter, Ushio.  I wasn't balling or anything but, it brought a tear to my eye.
 
The only thing that is on my mind at the moment is the ending.  I'm not sure if I should be pissed or if I should be happy.  While Nagisa gave birth to Ushio, she dies and Tomoya's life just goes down from there.  Five years later Tomoya starts being with Ushio and they do just fine but, Ushio gets sick.  Ushio ends up have the same mysterious illness that her mother had.  One day Ushio wants to go on a trip with her father and he finally agrees to it.  While the two of them are walking outside, slowly taking there time due to Ushio being weak, Ushio losses all of her energy and ends up dieing in Tomoya's arms.  After all this, it shows the other world with the girl and robot but soon after that, you learn that the girl is actually Ushio and the robot is Tomoya.  I big giant blast happens then all of a sudden, Tomoya wakes up at Ushio's birth and this time Nagisa doesn't die.   When all that stuff happen I just couldn't help myself by saying "Really?  REALLY?"  I was just so confused yet, happy that the show actually ends on a happy ending.
 
My Score for the series: 4.5/5
 
Anyways, I'm very glad that I ended up watching the Clannad anime series.  I'm not really sure what I should watch next.  I want to watch another romantic comedy but, not sure which one I should watch next.  Before I watched Clannad I watched Toradora, which I also loved.
 
Well, thanks for reading my blog.  I'm not very good a describing stuff that well.  I can think of how to describe it in my head but, it's sometimes hard to put it into words.  I guess I should mention that this is my first blog post for AnimeVice.  I kinda blog over at Giant Bomb but, not very often.  I thinking of doing a blog post after I finished watching an anime/read a manga and tell my thoughts about it.
 
See you on the flip side!
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...well, I didn't really finish it. There's still one episode left, but that's just some prologue. Anyway, it was really bittersweet. This series is one of the (very)few that have made me cry, and the only one to do so several times. Wait, did I say cry? Sorry, what I meant was that some testosterone leaked out of my eyes*cough*. Touching moments, sad ones, funny ones... this anime had it all. I felt that the ending was kind of a lazy way to end the story, but I don't really see how they could have ended it better at that point. I will always cherish Clannad as one of the best shows I have ever seen.

Also, I'm surprised. I made some edits at the site over the course of a few days, and then left for months, and I'm still in the top 30. I find that slightly weird...
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