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Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Clannad Movie Movie 2007 Condensed Version
Clannad After Story TV 2008 Sequel
Clannad: Another World, Tomoyo Chapter DVD Special 2008 Alternate Universe Alternate tale where Tomoya dates Tomoyo. Released on the last volume of the Clannad DVDs.
Clannad: Another World, Kyou Chapter DVD Special 2009 Alternate Universe Alternate tale surrounding Tomoya and Kyou. Released on the last volume of the Clannad: After Story DVDs.

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Clannad: 4-Koma Manga Theater 2004 TBD
Clannad 2005 TBD
Tomoyo After - Dear Shining Memories 2007 TBD
Name Role
Kazumi IKEDA Character Design
Tatsuya ISHIHARA Director
Jun MAEDA Music
Shinji ORITO Music
Magome TOGOSHI Music
Yoshihisa NAKAYAMA Producer
Shinichi NAKAMURA Producer
Naohiro FUTONO Producer
Yoko HATTA Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

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Clannad Sheex 8/10 Jun 6, 2008
Clannad FalseDawn 7.5/10 Apr 2, 2008

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Clannad Aominecchi 9/10 Jun 21, 2014
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Kanon

Kanon

For Aizawa Yuuichi, returning to the town where he spent his childhood has been an unusual affair. Yuuichi, it seems, has forgotten his memories of the past, including encounters with several young ladies who would love nothing more than to see him again. As the days pass, flickers of the past began to surface, revealing more and more of the dark events that once came to be. As the reuniting continues, Yuuichi soon starts to realize that his past may be far more complex than he once believed it to be...

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Kilplow

If you like Clannad, you'll surely like Kanon. Both series involve the main guy with a large group of girl friends. Not quite a harem anime because the guy is only really interested in one girl romantically. Both series of the same animation studio producing them, high production values, are school slice of life stories, a single character that excels at fighting, extreme amounts of comedy, some sad dramatic parts, crisp and interesting character designs, and a touch of the supernatural. Clannad and Kanon are entertaining whirlwinds of excitement and neither is to be missed.

Atsu

Both Clannad and Kanon are full of perfect examples of daily life in Japan with their own hint of imagination that touches the heart of all who love life, especially if you are familiar with life in Japan.

jypsyjulia

Both Clannad and Kanon were created by Key and boast similar visual styles. Also, they both have a central plot that diffuses throughout the entire anime.  They focus on a youth male who has various relationships with the women around him.

amandasoriginal

Both involve some sort of romance and then after everyone is happy. something sad happens to make the happiness go away. If you like drama and sad animes you would love both shows. The artwork is very similar as well because i believe there by the same company. In any case they are both really good and i highly recommend them both.

seine

they have the same style of drawing, the characters are somewhat like each other, and most of all, they are both under the same studio.

Myself; Yourself

Myself; Yourself

After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?

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YPaladin

Need another school romance to complement this one? Then try Myself;Yourself. While it's not quite as brilliant or pretty in my opinion, Myself;Yourself does a good job of crafting interesting relationships. It's darker than Clannad, however, so be warned.

wolfangel87

Myself; Yourself and Clannad are both school romances. Myself; Yourself is more dramatic and darker than Clannad, although they both have similar types of character personalities. Clannad is more on the supernatural side of a student life whereas Myself; Yourself has a more realistic feeling to it with very in depth emotional problems having to be faced by the main characters. Even though Myself; Yourself seems like a lighthearted mini drama, there are heavy issues expressed.

Tyrcian

I find that these animes are extremely comforting because they clearly demonstrate strong bonds of friendships, romance and family. You may feel as though Clannad trails off vastly from what you thought was the main plot. Some may dislike this, but I think it simulates the unexpectedness of certain things in life.This "trailing-off" aspect, combined secrets waiting to be found behind a character's first impression, is why you will enjoy Myself; Yourself.

fizrox

In both anime there is some secret, which everyone are partly aware of but no one would ever speak of. Through the series, we follow main characters changing and getting closer to the answers they long to dicover. Both Myself; Yourself and Clannad are about high schoolers' every-day life filled with really hard problems and emotional issues.

Asraz

in myself yourself and clannad there are a lot of comedy factors a high school life with 5-6 people they both gradually becomes more and more dramatic romance factor applies both of them so if you like clannad or myself yourself you should try the other you wont regret it at all

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Amagami SS

Amagami SS

After being stood up during a date on Christmas Eve, Junichi’s confidence took a critical nosedive. Two years later, he’s now a second year high school student and ready to give love another chance. Will he fall for the beautiful and popular Morishima, mischievous childhood friend Kaoru, shy and timid underclassman Sae, dependable class president Tsukasa, hardworking underclassman Ai or his gluttonous childhood friend Rihoko? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: Junichi is determined to make his next Christmas Eve date a successful one!

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noisexkillua

Amagami SS is like a better version of Clannad (not art-wise) but how it is all evenly focused on each girls, giving them a 4-episode arc (unlike Clannad which focused 24 episodes on Nagisa and 1 episode on others) don't get me wrong I loved Clannad it's just that the drama makes me cry =(.

If you watched either of these im sure you will love the latter =].

P.S. speaking on behalf of Amagami's 1st arc, it was sooooo cutee xD

Galadriel

Both shows feature a male lead dating different female leads. While Clannad mainly focuses on one girl (Nagisa) and alocates only 1 episode for all the other female leads, Amagami SS focuses on all 6 female leads being divided into 6 arcs each having 4 episodes. If you enjoyed watching one, you will surely enjoy the other one as well.

theazariah

These are both anime based off of video game stories so it makes sense that they have a similar style.

Both stories feature an empty-shell guy in a normal situation that guys could relate to and then place them around like 5 extremely different and unique girls that are ALL interested in him. What's not to like haha...

The main difference is that Amagami SS explores each girl's "route" for 4 episodes and restarts, while Clannad explores the different girls' relationships in one timeline story - with the main character picking one at the end.

functi0nal90

As stated by the other posters, both series focus on the relationship between a man and multiple women in a school setting. Both possess comedic elements, although clannad also includes some drama. Overall, both are great and if you're a fan of romance, you can't go wrong with either!

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Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape

Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape

"If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I do have to do it, make it quick," is the basic principle by which energy conservationist Houtarou Oreki lives. But after his sister convinces him to join the Classics Club, Houtarou's life is turned upside down when he meets Chitanda, a perpetually-inquisitive girl who challenges the boy's easygoing existence. Intrigued by the slightest hint of a mystery afoot, Chitanda doesn't hesitate to pester the reluctant yet highly analytical Houtarou into satisfying her curiosity at every turn, no matter how small the problem. Alongside fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door, a strangely-popular library book, and even the shadowy history of the very club to which they belong!

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Zaig

Both are produced by Kyoto Animation, and a somewhat lazy male lead - voiced by the same seiyuu - constantly helps a hopeless girl while participating in a club together, although he didn’t want to join/won’t join.

tayinoop

Both have an overly enthusiastic female lead who meet a somewhat lazy/low-energy male and form a club to stop it from being abandoned completely, all the while making new friends. This is probably the only similarity between the two, however.

Kai777

Clannad and Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape are similar because of the characters. For example, Okazaki from Clannad reminds me of Houtarou; Satoshi of Sunohara and Chitanda about Nagisa. I think another reason they remind me of each other is beacuse coincidently Okazaki and Hotarou have the same voice actor; so does Satoshi and Sunohara.

Lamune

Lamune

Kenji Tomosaka is a young boy who moved from the city to a coastal town at a young age. The ocean fascinated him, and that is where he met a girl named Nanami Konoe. Together, they played together on the beach; but unknowingly, they lived next to each other, their balconies just feet apart. As time moves on, their relationship deepens, and many of their friends call them a couple; but neither Kenji nor Nanami is willing to make a move. Time passes, and summer comes again; but this time, something will happen that will change them both forever...

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avedenik1

If you like cheesy stuff this anime is for you. Drama, love and portrait of human relationship. It will blow your mind away.

Tapirs

Because they're both Slice of Life love story's with beautiful scenery shots. and the whole story gives you a pretty feeling.

kionu

Kenji is a lot like Tomoya, the way he socializes with people, and how he unconciously helps everyone with their problems. Everytime they help someone, they make a new friend, just like in Clannad.