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Clannad

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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
Clannad TheNextrumProject 6/10 May 19, 2014
Clannad rester11193 9/10 Apr 5, 2014
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Little Busters!

Little Busters!

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Sev229

Clannad and Little Busters! are both visual novels created by Key, so right away fans will notice the similarity of both series. While Clannad focuses more on the concept of family and love, Little Busters! is more about friendship and the innocence of discovering first love. Both have emotional and touching stories which constantly take you on a fantastic roller coaster of laughter and tears. In the end, both are beautiful stories that should not be passed up.

Nanamy

Both are created by Key so the story of the characters are similar with painfull and lonely pasts making you cry sometimes,both deal with the importance of the family and friendship in our lives, the feels are too much, the storys are very heart worming.

Rifunger

This anime takes the priority in character development and got kinda like dramatic-nostalgia feels. It is also very sad like Clannad and Clannad ~Afters Story~ and also very funny. You will definitely enjoy this anime. A must watch for Key and Clannad fans.

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Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

Aoi Sakuraba, heir to the Sakura department store, has only one thing on her mind-- her beloved. Betrothed from a very young age, she has been in love with him, Kaoru Hanabishi, ever since. After Kaoru left his family, their bethrothal was nullified. Aoi sets out to find him. Will they be able to stand against the barriers that will try to keep them apart?

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YoLuvMonkey

I think if you're a fan of Clannad then you would probably enjoy Ai Yori Aoshi, if you haven't already seen it. Both Ai Yori Aoshi and Clannad are centered around the romance of the two main characters. Both of these series are harlem and contain both their serious moments and their comical ones. While Clannad tends to be a little heavy at times, Ai Yori Aoshi tends to stay on the lighter side.

MeLeo

Both Clannad and Ai Yori Aioshi are about a young couple who progress slowly in their relationship. I noticed that in both series the girl is someone who tries her best and doesn't want to trouble anyone but also tends to be a bit of a crybaby. The boy is a person with a dark past until that girls comes brighten up his life so he cares a lot about her. He has a lot of girls hanging around him which causes comical situations but the romantic thread in the story is quite serious.

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ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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Dark1992

That's really good love story. EF - a tale of memories & Clannad will make you cry ;] Also history is the same. Boy and girl, on a start just friends, then big love. And oh... a lot of girls around main character !

eaper

These series each have a similar background, a slight harem feel (although it is stronger in Clannad), and something that keeps a main character from being with the women he wants to (or at least making it more difficult). Finally, a female in each helps a male character start to chose his path in life.

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H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~

H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~

After a series of unfortunate events, the young Hirose Takuma was rendered blind. In an attempt to reverse his condition Hirose moves in with his uncle in a rural village, and upon his arrival he quickly begins to make new friends. However, Hirose soon discovers that one of his classmates, Hayami Kohinata, is being harshly bullied by her peers for reasons that neither she nor anyone else wants to explain. Even the seemingly honest and gentle Hinata Kagura, who had been doing her best to be friendly and helpful to Hirose since his arrival, acts harshly towards Hayami. Once a mysterious girl bequeaths Hirose with a life-changing gift, he takes it upon himself to help save Kohinata from her loneliness while working to uncover the truth of the situation.

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wolfangel87

Clannad and H2O both are cute school romances or so they appear to be. In each there is a darker side to them with a twist of the characters different experiences. Both are clearly harem anime with the girls vying for the main guy’s attention.

Merryberry

Changing the lives of others has always been a source of good material for animes, with Clannad and H20 striking a somewhat same message, but from completely different perspectives. However, don't let this put you off as both series incorperate a great range of characters who you just can't help but associate with and with a storyline that weaves elegantely through the series, they are simply un-missable.

Hana-Saku Iroha

Hana-Saku Iroha

Ohana Matsumae is a sixteen-year-old girl with no purpose or direction in life. One day, however, she gets the chance to reinvent herself when her mother and her boyfriend do a moonlight flit to escape his debts. Left alone, Ohana goes to live with her estranged grandmother, but when she arrives she finds herself forced to work at the family’s hot spring resort, the Kissuiso Inn. With her grandmother considering her nothing more than an employee and a roommate who hates her, Ohana’s happy dream of a new life soon turns into a nightmare. Now the wide-eyed girl must learn the value of hard work as she attempts to make friends and familiarise herself with life at the resort.

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anisoft

For the main characters gender is completely different and setting is different they both experiance there own problems while also helping others with there problems. Clannad is far sadder then Hana-Saku and isn't always has happy. Clannad can be funnier and alot less corny but Hana-Saku can still be a wonderful anime.

jypsyjulia

Hanasaku Iroha and Clannad are both animes that feature a variety of characters in the high school age.  They are both Slice-of-Life about a girl who is trying to make her dream come true.  They are both feel good anime that have the same sort of "feel" to them: that feel being the happy-go-lucky aura slice-of-life tends to have.  Each character in these anime are aiming to achieve something and form friendships and relationships in the meantime.

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