Clannad – 21 (this week, the rest of the doujin collection)
Is it just me or has the story’s pacing gone really slow? Well it’s probably just me but to get to this point in Nagisa’s arc seems to be taking it’s sweet time, and given that this is also the 2nd last episode for TV broadcast, I wonder how much more they can cover in the DVD episodes. That is unless we get 4 DVD only episodes but as if that would happen. Anyway plenty of funny moments this episode as well like Tomoya’s reaction to Nagisa mentioning she has never watched a theatrical play before, as well as Sunohara’s way of calming Nagisa down.
As expected Nagisa eventually found out about her parents past and how they gave up their dreams for her. It certainly has come at a bad time since she has a play to act out, but it will be interesting to see if Nagisa can step forward from this herself, but I’m guessing she’ll get some help from Tomoya. It’s rather surprising to hear that Akio was an actor as well, but it may also explain how Nagisa heard of the girl alone in the world story, but of course there is still the mystery of Tomoya having heard the story as well.
I really like when Tomoyo mentioned that she is glad it was Nagisa, as this drew the attention of the other girls. In a way it would be like their final moments to shine since next episode will be purely focused on Nagisa, and I’m guessing that they’ll be leaving us on this cliffhanger. And damn it’s a long way till the last DVD. Oh and Tomoyo with glasses is just as hot.
Merchandise of the Week
Well since Clannad has been set to finish at 22 episodes for the TV broadcast, I decided to go all out and show the rest of the Clannad doujins that I have. Keep in mind I bought these WAY back in December 2005 and it was my first trip to Comiket. Back then I didn’t care what I bought, as long as I could carry it all, so quality wasn’t really an issue for me. But that’s all changed now and I know what I should be looking for next time I go.
My personal favourite would have to be the very last one by Rakukine. This artist also did a Da Capo one which I found in Akiba and I was really pleased with it. At the time, Clannad had already been released for a while so I didn’t expect to see too many Clannad doujins at the time since it was a dry time for anything Key related.