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First Slice of life anime

There are a couple genres that I ignored during my catching up on anime series. Not on purpose though since most of the anime I ever watched were recommendations and I had terrible memory then. Those were the Mecha and Slice of Life genres.

I started Code Geass, my first Mecha anime last year but I have yet to move pass the third episode. And on Tuesday (or was it Wednesday) I started Clannad – my first Slice of Life anime. It was a pick from Lucky Star, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya or Clannad. I started with Clannad because of vague recollections from past friends telling me to watch it, and one of my favorite anime reviewers recommended it. So after I finished Ao no Exorcist I started it.

Clannad Girls

I absolutely love it so far and the only bad thing is that I started it during exams. So it’s been such a fight between studying and squeezing in another episode.

before-exams

Basically that was me two days ago, but luckily the exam I had was Literature so the paper wasn’t too bad – although time caught up to me in the exam, which was bad.

I don’t even know where to start on how much I love Clannad. I’m at episode 17 now. At first I didn’t take it seriously when I saw warning comments that the anime was a real tearjerker. Eight episodes into it, as I walked to the bathroom to get some tissues, I almost gave myself a heart attack when I glanced in the mirror. Runny nose, puffy red eyes. It was terrible. And yet I keep thinking that I’ve murdered my tear ducts to the point of no longer being able to produce tears. Clannad proved me wrong.

But the thing about Clannad is, one episode I’m wailing like a baby, the next, I’m twitching on the floor from laughing too much. I just love that kind of quality in an anime, where it has the balance of being funny and yet so serious at the same time.

Nagisa has the best parents I’ve ever come across in an anime.

Akio and Sanae

I absolutely love Fuko and Kotomi too.

Fuko chan

Her spacing out moments happen so much more than mine.

Kotomi

Kyou is now one of my favorite Tsunderes. I just think it’s so cute that she likes Okazaki, although I can already tell that Nagisa is the one who he’s going to be with. Kyou

Then there’s Sunohara, my top favorite character. It’s so disappointing that none of the girls like him.

Okazaki is the ultimate troll.

The only thing I really want to see explained now is Okazaki’s relationship with his father, why he’s so repulsed by him and also to know his father’s side of the story. Apart from the obvious, there’s also a much more serious issue going on and I’d like that part to get as much screen time as the other characters have been getting so far. I’ll be putting off the rest of the episodes until June since my exams end then.

So that’s it for me and Clannad.

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11 comments on “First Slice of life anime

  1. Shinashi
    May 18, 2013

    Woo! I heard from a lot of people that they liked Clannad. I tried it and it was just so… bleeeeh! But I can totally see why people like it. (Plus, the parental unit is totally cute!) I found Lucky kind of boring, but I looooved Haruhi, woo!

    • charlmeister
      May 18, 2013

      I was hoping I could be apart of the group that didn’t have a sobfest over it xD But why’d you find it so bleeeh?
      Yeah I heard Lucky Star is a bit boring. So I guess I’ll use that as an indicator and move to Melancholy after I finish Clannad.

      • Shinashi
        May 18, 2013

        It has too much drama, and it’s sadness isn’t really even with its comedy or action- for me anyway. Plus, I found the art blindingly dull. However, I was always excited when the episode ended so that I could sing along to Dango Daikazoku.

        Lucky Star is cute, though, so you might enjoy it if you liked Clannad.

      • charlmeister
        May 18, 2013

        Oh, I haven’t seen any drama yet though, although I sense it coming because it’s got that harem element. I’m pacing myself for that. I like the art though and yes, the Dango Daikazoku song is just precious ^-^ I wish you liked it more. I think I’ll like Lucky Star.

      • holysorrows
        June 13, 2013

        There are some references to Melancholy in Lucky Star, so I would watch Melancholy first just to enjoy those moments a bit more.

      • charlmeister
        June 13, 2013

        Ooh, lucky enough, Melancholy is what I started with after I finished Clannad so I won’t be clueless then while watching Lucky Star 🙂

  2. Walters
    May 18, 2013

    Weird. I haven’t spoken or seen anyone who likes Clannad ;-; Is it really good?

    • charlmeister
      May 19, 2013

      :O Well that’s no longer true now :p It is but then as Shinashi made me realize, it depends on your tastes in anime. You’ll probably enjoy it; if you like comedy and drama in a bundle and don’t mind the pace of it.

    • Sindar
      May 25, 2013

      Really? =) I haven’t seen many people who don’t like it. It seems to me to be one of the most loved series of the genre.

  3. Sindar
    May 25, 2013

    Good anime and exams aren’t going well together : D I will really like to see your reaction on the Clannad After Story if you watch this sequel. I heard grown men say that that anime made them cry. Literally.

    • charlmeister
      May 25, 2013

      Tell me about it but exams are almost over \^^/ Ha I saw comments like that ;-; I have 5 more episodes left before I get to After Story. I hope I don’t cry as much as they did xd

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