Show me more Anime like "Clannad"
October 8, 2013 12:05 AM Subscribe
I just watched "Clannad" and "Clannad: After Story"
(the tv series) and it was amazing. Please tell me about more things like that. They can be tv or movies, anime or not anime, as long as they have the same feel.
posted by drjimmy11 to media & arts (9 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Until this past month the last anime I had watched was "Robotech" when I was about 11. Then I saw a few clips of the "Clannad" tv series, got the English-subtitled discs off Netflix, and was instantly hooked. I'd honestly put it up there with "Six Feet Under" on my all-time favorite tv shows list.
Netflix lists it as "quirky and sentimental," which I think is a big part of what I loved about it. "Clannad" is fairly down-to-Earth compared to most animes (relatively speaking), and I liked that too. I enjoyed the metaphysical and highly-stylized aspects, but I liked that it focused on something resembling life on Earth as we know it, as opposed to crazy magic powers/sci fi/superhero stuff.
But having that stuff is not a dealbreaker. All I want is that same feeling of emotional engagement and knowing there are things going on beneath the surface but not knowing exactly what (Actually I watched all of "Clannad" and "After Story" and still didn't get it until I read a blog that broke it all down.)
If you haven't seen "Clannad," you probably have no idea what I'm talking about and won't be able to help me. But hopefully at least a few of you have. I cannot speak Japanese at all, so I'll need subtitles to be available. Thanks!