Episode of the Week:
Clannad – 18
This was a tough decision. Before Clannad aired I was going to give this to True Tears. Their revelation at the end of this weekâ€™s episode was huge and really changed a lot of things in the show and how things can progress. However I had to go with Clannad in the end. It actually made me tear up at a point and that there shows how much impact the episode had for me, as I didnâ€™t tear up during True Tears and the big part only came at the end really, the choice ended up swaying in Clannad favor.
This episode of Clannad was incredible. As I said above I teared up at a certain point in the episode. Even though it turned out what I got emotional about wasnâ€™t as serious as it could have been, for the show to do that really shows something I think. That mixed with the fact that this episode was essentially the end to two girlâ€™s arcs at the same time, kind of three if you count Ryou and Kyou separately, thatâ€™s pretty damn big. A LOT of stuff happened in this episode. Tomoyo got some real extensive development, plus those three girls all pretty much realized they had no chance with Tomoya. That amounts to some pretty big things and paves the way for some really precise focus later on.