Clannad ~After Story~ – Episode 09December 2, 2008 at 5:13 am | Posted in Clannad | 9 Comments
Tags: aww, fangirling, sentimental, shipping
Yay! Finally they returned to Nagisa’s arc! And…they finished it off in one episode. Hmm. Well, more Nagisa is good no matter what.
I had to take a two week break from blogging Clannad because I was feeling all moody because of the lack of Nagisa.
There was enough Nagisa in the beginning considering I didn’t have any Nagisa at all when Clannad wasn’t airing, but I started getting impatient.
Then Yukine’s arc came along and was so below my Clannad expectations that I just decided not to blog it. Yukine is a character I like and her arc might be good in the game. It was not good in the anime. It felt like it was out of place or something. It had its moments, but the animation got all weird and that fight was…well, really weird. The fight at the end of the Sunohara siblings arc was fine, but this one was so over the top that it just felt wrong.
Only two sparkling Nagisa moments got me through it all (Nagisa is so cute~). And now, if Nagisa is the focus all episode, I can blog again with a smile on my face!
I automatically love any episode that focuses on Nagisa. So yes, overdone screencapping (and sometimes with nothing to say too…)
But I do not apologize this time because instances of extreme Nagisa cuteness needed to be captured.
Ooo~ I’m incredibly spoiled on what happens in Clannad except what happens in the other world after this point, so I’m going to be looking forward to seeing more of these parts from now on. Until now it kind of didn’t seem connected or very interesting (just a lot of random glimpses) so I’m definitely looking forward to it now.
Ah, I loved the scene with the two of them walking to school together. It’s the first time this season where I’ve really been able to feel like they acted like a couple. This cute little discussion was just so…I was the happiest fangirl I’ve been all season for Nagisa love and my NagisaxTomoya love too. Their conversation was just so cute and…*giggle* I was happy.
Ah. Considering he’s so good at lying, Tomoya is pretty bad at changing the topic. So unnatural and obvious.
Nagisa caught on right away. Of course that’s partially because she’s such a girlfriend and is always looking at for Tomoya (kyaa~ Nagisa!).
Ehe~! I love how Nagisa always blurts out such nice romantic things and they both get embarassed afterwards. Way too cute.
…OMG so cute. Nagisa~
Heh. Look at Tomoya. He knows he’s got Nagisa successfully distracted this time. Talking about dates and such, you’re not playing fair Tomoya!
…OMG so cute. Happy Nagisa~ (And blushing too~!)
Of course, Nagisa eventually realized (and that was so cute too btw), but it’s okay because she was distracted by Tomoya talking about going on a date with her which would logically work since she loves him so much (awww!). So she’s stil an incredibly great girlfriend (and so cute)!
lol. Tomoya’s reaction to Sunohara being a model. Classic (as his reactions to Sunohara always are).
Ah. Kotomi is leaving after all. I kind of figured it last season, but I forgot.
…Yeah I have nothing to say, but it’s a development that still needs a mention anyway (wonder if she’ll already be gone by next episode).
Nooo! Don’t be sick Nagisa! Ah…this sucks. Be prepared for me to say, “Poor Nagisa” and such with ;_; a lot from this point on.
Tomoya specifically makes sure to say goodbye to her in the morning. What a good boyfriend…
Oh~ After so many weeks without only little moments of NagisaxTomoya, this episode is pretty much like an overload for me.
lol. Stuffed Botan (or Button or whatever). I want one too. (I want to bring it to Class with me!!!)
Nagisa… ;_; She couldn’t even get all the way to school. Dammit, can’t life be fair at least in fiction!?
This scene was…just great. I can’t put it in better words than that. Tomoya talking about how he didn’t want to go out because he was waiting to go out with Nagisa and hold hands and then Nagisa saying that they could hold hands then and…oh such a great scene.
They both said such wonderful things and now no one will ever be able to convince me that there’s any other girl and Tomoya would make a better couple in the game because it just defies logic (of course, you couldn’t convince me in the first place).
Ah…Nagisa’s smiling even though she’s sick. I can’t help but wonder if she was able to smile the last time she was sick though since Tomoya wasn’t there and it makes me kind of sad (Nagisa ;_; of course, you hope her friends from the last year were there with her). Ah…but then I still have to be happy that Tomoya is there with her and she can smile now.
Tomoya…he was being pretty childish, but since it’s because he loves Nagisa I think it’s okay. He has pretty good self-awareness now though. That’s one thing I always liked about Tomoya, but never really got to mention. He can usually admit his own faults to himself.
Happy birthday Nagisa!!!
Now I’m making a cake on Christmas Eve~
OMG lol Sunohara. He was pretty much at his best in this episode…of course he’s always at his best. He’s Sunohara! The Santa suit was such a plus though.
Ah~ I love how happy the dango pillow made her. Partially because it’s a dango and partially because it from Tomoya (OMG, so cute, I’m giving myself a fangirl overload with all my thinking!).
Ah…so cute. Smiling Nagisa with her dango pillow. So very, very cute.
Nagisa! Listen to your parents! It’s not “someone like me” because you’re the best someone in the entire world!
Stepping away from Nagisa love for just a moment though, her parents are such wonderful parents. They always say the right thing (especially Akio).
Aww and a nice (almost) full cast shot. Hm…makes me wonder how many of these people we’ll actually get to see again. Mostly wondering about Kotomi (since she’s going away) and Yukine and Misae (since they’re side characters).
Ohoho~ Tricky old man. Feigning memory loss when someone catches onto his tricky ways. Of course, we know his brain is fully functioning because he knows that Nagisa’s a smart girl with her act together (because she is~).
Nagisa flashbacks made me get all teary-eyed. Of course, another time through I noticed that we didn’t get any clips from this season really, which got me all frowny when I reflected on this season, but keep it positive. I got teary-eyed (Is that positive?).
Ah~ Nagisa~ I got all choked up here again (though I never really ended up crying). Waiting outside for Tomoya to congratulate him even though she couldn’t graduate herself. Every time I think Nagisa has to be at her best she outdoes herself.
Oh…this scene. I wonder if this scene outdoes the others. It has to I mean…aww.
Being with Nagisa in his last year is what made him actually like school for once. He hated the school, but if it was with Nagisa he wanted to be there forever. Not with anyone else, but with Nagisa. And that’s just so…ah I can’t even really…it’s so nice and sweet and…awww. Let’s leave it with “aww” okay?
Oh snap. She did it again. Nagisa showed that her “best” is even better than what it was before. Of course, i realized she was this type of girl before, but she never sounded so mature before. For the first time I was able to actually think that she’s older than Tomoya.
“If you can move on, then you should.” See? What a wonderful and mature thing to say? I said before, during Sunohara arc, that Nagisa would become a great woman someday like her mom, but I think she’s pretty much already there (and I didn’t even realize). I think I love Nagisa even more today. Who would have thought that was even possible.
And aww…I got one last NagisaxTomoya moment to top off this wonderful episode. They got to walk while holding hands~
Of course, according to those who played the VN, the greatness is more due to the writing of the source material than the actual adaptation. I’ll have to take their word for it until I go play through Nagisa’s route myself some day, but without seeing the original, I liked this just fine. It made me happy and it made me feel very satisfied for an “ending” to Nagisa’s route.
I really think it would have been better if they ended last season with this episode instead (cutting out the extra episode and certainly Tomoyo’s episode if necessary), then just do the After Story this arc. I mean, I would have missed our extra episodes, but I feel like the series would have felt more “complete” and satisfying last season and it would make more sense story-wise. Of course, you can’t change the past though, so I’m just happy to see it now.
Ah Nagisa…you’re such a wonderful girl. I think you’re going to be one of my favorites forever now.
And the After Story really begins! Not much to say except for that and…do your best Nagisa-chan! I’m rooting for you!
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