Ahhhhhh yeah, it’s Anime Challenge time! I started you up on a high note just to bring you down… Yep it’s Day (Week…ish) 12. If you’re keeping up than you know that today’s the day I name my choice for saddest anime scene. Get your fricken’ tissues ready people. Things are about to get real.
That’s right… We’re talking Clannad: After Story real.
If you’re not familiar with Clannad I feel like I should give a brief introduction into the show. Sentia Filmworks describes its’ first season as:
“Tomoya Okazaki is a Junior in high school and has had a very rough life. When he was little, his mother died in a car accident which made his father turn to drinking and gambling. Due to his Father’s behavior, Tomoya and Father do not get along and Tomoya has become a delinquent. One day Tomoya meets a girl named Nagisa, and they start to hang out together. Tomoya is now beginning to think his life is about to change because of his new friend.”
And it’s second season Clannad: After Story as:
“Picking up where Clannad the series left off, Tomoya has confessed his love for Nagisa, taking their relationship to a new level and direction. The second semester starts up and Tomoya continues to meet new people, who alter his perspective of family and relationships. As time passes, the path which Tomoya and Nagisa walk is filled with challenges and struggles that will test the strength of their love.”
I describe both seasons a little differently. If I was in charge of writing synopsis of shows Clannad and Clannad: After Story would be described as:
“A beautifully drawn story about two high school students and how their lives interact with those around them. This is a story that teaches the viewers that terrible things happen to good people no matter how much you yell, scream, and cry at your TV screen. A story that proves that no matter how many tissues you go through you will keep watching because it is just such a goddamn beautiful and well done anime.”
Sadly they continuously reject my proposed change.
Now that you’re in the correct mindset let’s get to the challenge. Even though there are some heartfelt scenes in Clannad and Clannad: After story there is one scene that stands above the rest.
* THIS IS GRIMMGIRL I DO SPOILERS ALL THE TIME!!! DON’T KEEP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HIT SOME SERIOUS SPOILERS *
The scene I’m talking about comes from Clannad: After Story and it is the scene where Tomoya apologizes for being such a bad father and we learn that Ushio (Tomoya’s daughter) has been holding back her crying because there’s only two places she was aloud to cry according to her Grandma. In the bathroom or in her daddy’s arms, so she has been waiting all this time to have him even acknowledge her.
I have gotten misty eyed during some anime scenes and I have shed a tear or two, but to this day this is the only scene that has made me flat out ball. I’m talking legit ugly crying and giving no F’s who sees me sort of crying. I think to understand why this scene is so emotional you really have to watch the show from the beginning to get the full impact but I’m posting this clip below for anyone who needs to refresh their memory as to what scene I’m talking about.
Before you even ask, hell yeah I cried during this video clip! I’m not made of stone people.
So what’s your saddest anime scene? Comment below and let me know I’m not the only one ugly crying in the dark on my couch while watching anime.
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