I like to think we as a planet have evolved since the early twentieth century. We hold and value others equally, regardless of their appearance/ethnicity, and judge them on merit.
Most of the time anyway, racists and sexists still exist, but they are few and far between, no?
Hm, maybe. But what if an entire writing staff was full of these people? Also the actors who read the produced lines, the artists who agreed to produce this mess, and any other staffers associated with a certain show.
The percentage of bigots in the world seems to be shooting up in recent times, creating somewhat of an inverse bell curve.
The point of all this is I was genuinely surprised when I encountered Clannad. This is the story of how an average Joe (Male) causally waltzes into the lives of five women who just can't help themselves. They have problems, they're flawed, but do they have the ability to heal? Nope.
That is, until they meet our main character, Tomoya. Suddenly, life has meaning, the sun shines anew, and their status becomes it's ascent from the gutter. Women incapable of leading a fulfilling life until a man helps them.
Great lesson for the kids, KyoAni.
No, seriously, this is terrible. I know Japan is a misogynistic society, so I'm not surprised, but this should not be ported and dubbed in America. This whole show is a disgrace to the women's movement and all of feminism.
Putting that aside, let's judge the technical aspects of the show.
Art? Passable, but the animation kills it. Not much happens, and yet they can't even animate the paint drying without a good amount of choppiness.
Voice acting..wow. I seriously think the same actress voices every one of the female main characters. (Badly, I might add) Way to show some effort, guys.
And the characters (Though I prefer the term cardboard cut-out in this case) are all worthless stereotypes. Every single one of them.
I'm not paying too much attention to these though, as they don't matter. Once the show is outright bigoted, I can't see past that.
It is worthless as anime, and indeed, as any form of entertainment.