Clannad Episode 21

Posted by Neko Kyou in Clannad on March 17th, 2008

In Preparation for the School Festival

Clannad Episode 21

Rating: 7/10

It’s rather disappointing but looks like there’s only one more episode to go before Clannad comes to an end. I was really looking forward to a 24 episode series, and with so little time left, I wonder just how much more story will KyoAni cover. Fuko still hasn’t woke up, after all. Although, that probably won’t take more than a couple of minutes to just tie up the loose ends.

Clannad Episode 21

So my bad omen from the previous episode wasn’t entirely accurate. Nothing physical happened, but she did receive mental shock when she found her parents old picture album and diary. We already knew Sanae was a school teacher, but Akio was an actor? That’s totally new and unexpected. Maybe that’s why Akio was confident that the play Nagisa wanted to do wasn’t a theater piece.

Out of all the girls, seems that Tomoyo is the most honest one, going as far as to say out loud what the others wouldn’t, even if they did thought of the same thing. And her words probably gave some kind of closure for the other girls feelings towards Tomoya. The very fact that they are still happily helping out Nagisa for the theater club proves it.

Nagisa almost hits a pole

Tomoya reaches a whole new level by steering Nagisa…

Damnit, just one more episode left.

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Caramelldansen Meisters

Posted by Neko Kyou in Random Fun on March 16th, 2008

Suddenly Gundam 00 feels so funny, I can’t stop myself from rolling all over the floor laughing and banging my head against the wall.

And don’t forget to check out the absolutely delicious Kyou’s version *droolz* here:

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White Day is here!

Posted by Neko Kyou in Updates on March 14th, 2008

It’s White Day in Japan today…

Clannad Fan Art

Dango, dango, dango, dango… That’s actually my current SMS tone and damn, it’s addictive…

And I’m back home in the Cat City for a few days.

Back to my own, comfortable bed in my near zero temperature room with my warm and fluffy blanket and my trusty ol’ desktop PC.

Sure, my laptop has newer, more advanced technology compared to my 3 year old desktop. But overall my laptop still feels much more powerful and nicer and to use. Then again, I was never that big a fan of laptops in the first place. I only needed one because I needed the mobility.

Been rather pissed for the last couple of days and I would have saved myself plenty of stress and came home yesterday if it weren’t for some really effed up circumstances I found myself in.

Chocolates from Sakura

Chocolates from Sakura is the best cure for stress, depression and pretty much anything!

But now that I’m home, all is well again.

That is, until it’s time for me to go again.

Originally wanted to write a post for White Day during my flight back, but apparently being 33,000 feet above sea level, cramped in a cylindrical carriage with a few hundred people in very tight seating arrangement along with a large and heavy laptop doesn’t do very much for my creativity or thinking in general. So I ended coming up with nuts.

And instead, this post turned out to be more of a rant. I must be too tired. It’s time to get a very good night sleep after almost an entire month of restless nights.

Yeah, I love the sound and feel of my keyboard a lot better than my laptop.

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Clannad Episode 20

Posted by Neko Kyou in Clannad on March 13th, 2008

Secret Past

Clannad Episode 20

Rating: 8/10

The person who’s gonna finally bring Tomoya and Nagisa together would probably be the one who doesn’t want that to happen the most. And he’s none other than Furukawa Akio, who’s not only encouraged them to flirt (before he realized what the heck he was saying) but also accidentally made Nagisa blurb out that she has fallen in love with Tomoya. Aww…

Clannad Episode 20

Nagisa’s past is finally revealed and the story of the little girl and her small robot-thingy is finally revealed to be the story which Nagisa has always wanted to play out. And there I was halfway convinced that she wanted to do Romeo & Juliet. But since Tomoya seems to know the story as well while others did not, I suddenly have this crazy idea that that is perhaps something they both saw during a near-death situation. Because honestly, it would really be dumb if Nagisa turned out to be yet another forgotten childhood friend who shared the story with him before. It could happen, but I’m leaning more towards my crazy idea.

Fuko’s appearance was kinda unexpected this time around. I had really expected Nagisa to show up right when Fuko did, although her “zombie” march reminded me of Michael Jackson’s Thriller more than anything else. Hmm… Now that’s an idea Nagisa should consider for their next performance, perhaps when (and if) Fuko ever makes a true reappearance.

Tomoya blushing

We’ve seen him cry, seen him angry and seen him surprised. Now that we’ve seen him blush, is there any other expressions we haven’t seen from him?

Have I mentioned how badly I want to collect the widescreen version of Clannad on DVDs? And Tomoya is getting prodded by Sunohara about Nagisa again. Just go ahead and confess to her already, damnit! You know you want to!
Nagisa running

The buildup to this scene just feels… ominous…

Somehow, it just feels that something bad is going to happen to Nagisa, and I was almost convinced that she would just collapse that very instant.

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Clannad Episode 19

Posted by Neko Kyou in Clannad on March 12th, 2008

New Life

Clannad Episode 19

Rating: 8/10

The theater club is finally established thanks to Tomoyo as the student council president. Nagisa is finally taking charge and there’s really nothing Tomoya could do about it! Well, actually he probably could just ignore her like he would with any others, but apparently he’s already getting leashed by Nagisa.

Clannad Episode 19

I must say, Nagisa really knows Tomoya by now, even when he’s trying to lie his way out or what he’s more or less thinking. Now, unless KyoAni decides to pull a super huge twist before the end of the series, it’s pretty much confirmed that we’ll be seeing a Tomoya x Nagisa ending. We already knew how Tomoya felt about Nagisa from the (awesome) previous episode, but this time we’re pretty much seeing it from Nagisa. Tomoya is practically family now as well, being accepted by Sanae and a reluctant Akio into the Furukawa household.

But I’m still a bit confused with what the heck is wrong with Tomoya’s father. At first glance, he seemed to be giving Tomoya plenty of freedom to do as he wishes, but looking at it from another point of view, he seems like he doesn’t really care much to what happens to Tomoya at all. And Tomoya made it clear that he really hates his father.

However, he did show some signs of reluctance right before leaving and especially when his father actually came and asked where he was going. It’s still unclear whether or not Tomoya would make up with his dad by the end of the series, since as the rate it is going, its possible that Tomoya just never meets his father again for a very, very long time.

Nagisa is angry, oh noes!

Nagisa angry = kawaii!

Tomoya is seriously slow, and you know that’s very true when even Sunohara starts to speak out for Nagisa.

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