While I haven’t found Kotomi’s story as interesting as Fuuko’s so far, it’s still proved to really surprsie me. I like the whole idea about their being hidden worlds, and I hope they explain more of how these work. I’m guessing that Kotomi somehow can go inside of them, or at least knows how to find them. A lot was explained this week, thankfully, because otherwise I would’ve killed the broadcasters for making me wait until January for the next episode. Still, there’s several things that I’d still like to know, such as what the researchers did to traumatize Kotomi so much.
I don’t know why, but the mysterious man really interested me from just his brief appearance last week. I had a suspicion that he wasn’t as bad as Kotomi seemed to think. He still might turn out crazy, but he does really seem to regret whatever wrong he did. Perhaps he caused the fire.
Fuuko’s back! Seeing her show up the way she did was so cool, and she’s still very much herself. It’s a shame nobody remembers who she is, but I hope she can pop up more often like this.
In the first few episodes, when all the characters were being slowly introduced, Fuuko interested me the most. Of coruse, I was pleased to see that her arc came first, where in Kanon and Air, I had to wait until the end for my faves (Nayuki and Misuzu.) I don’t necessarily know if Fuuko will remain my favorite, not knowing much about the other girl’s backgrounds, and being rather intrigued by some of them, but anyway, that’s besides the point. Clannad is already being successful at being depressing, seeing how this episode ended. It was rather optimistic at first, presenting the thought of Fuuko waking up someday and making firneds, like Tomoya and Nagisa. It even seemed like Ibuki-sensei’s wedding plans would be worked out soon. But of coruse, it couldn’t last. People are forgetting Fuuko and being unnable to see her. Now all her hard work in distributing the starfish and getting people to come to the wedding seems like it could all be in vain. So this presents the question of just what she is. It’s pretty likely that she was somehow projecting her spirit, but I guess as her condition is deteriorating, she’s becoming less and less able of this. I wonder if soon, even the people she was closest to will forget about her. I sure hope not, but I’m expecting the conclusion to this story to be as depressing as ever for a Key anime. Of course, this wasn’t all depressing. Nagisa and Fuuko arguing over whether the Dango Daikazoku or starfish were cuter was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. Especially Nagisa’s plagiarism line. The Dango are cuter, for the record.
Button is so cute! He’s not as awesome as Potato, but I officially love the way Key designs animals. They’re just like little balls of pure fluff. *dies*
In other news, Kyou is attempting to compete with Tomoyo for who can do more awesome moves, and Fuko is gaining major favoritism points from me. Maybe it’s just because she’s so weird. I hope they get into some of the girl’s individual arcs soon, even though mostly crack episodes like this are fun, just so that she and everyone else can start making some sense. I think it took them until about the 4th or 5th episode in Kanon though, so I’ll be patient through what looked like more crack on the preview. Clannad is still an enteraining show.
This short post bought to you by one who has been very lazy this week. >_<
Like most people, I was really anticipating Clannad. As the next Key game adaptation (responsible for Air and Kanon of course) and a KyoAni work, it definitely has quality behind it. So will it be able to live up to its predecessors? I’m thinking it has a chance. For the first few minutes, I wasn’t that thrilled. The OP theme was lovely, at least. I’ve had the song for a while, so I’m familiar with it, but I like this version of it better than mine, and the animation was nice too.
Then Tomoyo showed up. I’ve heard of the Tomoyo Fighter games before, but wasn’t sure quite what they were about. Now I fully understand, and wish to find and play said game. Tomoyo is awesome. I didn’t expect her to own so much, but I think if nothing else, she has a chance of totally making this show. That scene was just… wow.
And then it goes on, remaining interesting. Nagisa’s family is quite interesting. Love how they all have hair antennae.
Perhaps they’ve got some Insector blood in them. Nagisa herself seems to have some kind of strange ability. Wonder exactly what it is, and why. We’ll have to wait to find out, because the ending theme appears next, and it’s completely on crack. Not that I don’t like it, but it’s… bizarre. In conclusion, since I suspect a lot of people will be blogging this, I probably won’t. Maybe I’ll do what I did with Kanon, and just do some short impressions on each girls arc.