Clannad 18 – The Good? Kyou cried! The Bad? Tomoyo’s story is freaking short!
Posted February 17, 2008on:
Yes I do!
From the title of this post, I suppose you can roughly guess that I’m definitely not a Kyou fan. If that’s what you think, then you’re only 50% correct. The truth is, I hate her to the core, just like how I hate Yuasa Hiromi for being a bitch.
For quite a long period of time, Clannad has yet to leave me with any big impression, but it had successfully done so with episode 18.
I believe this is one episode which most people will either hate to the core or love 100%-ly. For me, it’s actually a mixture of the two. Sorry to anger any Kyou and Ryou fans here, but I still have to say that I just can’t stand them bitching around Tomoya trying to steal his affections from Nagisa and Tomoyo. I rather see Tomoya end up with Fuko than to let either Kyou or Ryou get him. Though Kyou is a rather popular Tsundere, I would still rather watch Nagisa and Fuko bicker over whether the Dango Daikazoku or the starfish is better than to sleep with a Kyou daikimura.
This made me 100% joyous…
Seeing this 3 seconds later made me jump up for joy!
I suppose this is where the story of Kyou and Ryou will end? They have already fulfilled the necessary conditions for a Key character to end her story:
1) They have cried.
2) They have left a deep and lasting impression on the viewers. (Yes, indeed!)
I sure hope the story won’t focus on them anymore so that there could be more episodes left for the Tomoyo After story. I would definitely love to see more of Tomoyo and Nagisa! They’re by far my favourite Clannad characters of all.
The elegance of Tomoyo. Learn from her, Kyou and Ryou!
Just look at how elegant Tomoyo was after knowing that the guy whom she likes already had feelings for another girl. As expected of Tomoyo! At least she didn’t create a scene and cry like some girls as if they got kissed by Sunohara. This, to me, is why Tomoyo > Kyou + Ryou.
The happy family of Tomoyo, though it bored me to death.
After getting excited over the tears of Kyou and Ryou, I’ve to say that I’m actually quite disappointed over Tomoyo’s life story. I believe we’ve already seen countless times of those kinds of scenes in other animes. In a nutshell, the story can be summarized as such: The parents were quarrelling and because of an interference by their child, the family was restored. Trust Key to come up with such cheap plot for Tomoyo!
Tomoyo is definitely one of the major and most popular characters in Clannad and to end her life story in just one single episode is a huge failure! I expected it to last for around three or four episodes like Kotomi’s but it was rather disappointing to see it end in a blink of an eye. It wasn’t heart wrenching and emotional at all and in fact, it was pretty boring, at least to me.
I just hope that the next six episodes of Clannad would be able to tie up all loose ends and deliver us a wonderful and complete Clannad. Still, I won’t mind if KyoAni repeats what they did for Air. It would be great for Clannad to have a few extra episodes depicting the Tomoyo After story. 24 episodes just ain’t enough to satisfy us Clannad fans!
To end this post, here’s a little gift for all of you. If you’re wondering what is the song which was played during the tennis match, it’s actually called ‘Over’ and is sung by Riya from eufonius. It can be found in the Clannad Image Vocal Album Sorarado. Enjoy!
Over by Riya