It's also hard to understand Tomoya's motivations at the start of the series, i.e. [3/10] ENJOYMENT: Obviously higher if you're a moe fan, but those who derive little enjoyment from watching cute girls doing cute things might find this series rather trying.
why he even bothered with/cared about Nagisa et al. Why would a so-called delinquent suddenly take up this project of helping a random girl he's never met before? Those who watch anime with their brain switched on will find this series trying.
As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realize life isn't as dull as he once thought.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to Play Station consoles and the Xbox 360.
The anime series and OVAs were licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks in 2009.
The first season of the animated series received positive to mixed reviews, while the second season Clannad After Story received wide critical acclaim.
- not to mention the fact that Fuuko, Kotomi and Nagisa, at least, sound at least half their age.
Their childish and insecure natures (especially early in the series) make for unrealistic characters - and therefore compromise this show's unrelenting attempts at making us care about them.
[5/10] If Clannad weren't so obviously manipulative, it might be a better series. Clannad is one of the most cherished anime of all times." The first time I watched Clannad was back in 2008, and I just finished re-watching it for the 3rd time this past few days.
Which is not to say that the series is obviously cynical - on the contrary, I think it exhibits a genuine warmth that lesser harem-type series lack. Now I realize that will take years before I watch something that does the same impact on me like this anime did.
Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls.