Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
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.
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.
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.
I absolutely love Fuko and Kotomi too.
Her spacing out moments happen so much more than mine.
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.