Clannad ~After Story~ Episode 1


Let’s play Ball!

(56k warning, there are alot of pictures, uguu~.)

Not much plot advancements, but it’s a entertaining episode at the very least.

Posted on Feb 20th, 2009

Short Summary (assuming that everyone have saw it):


Akio decided to play against the rival baseball team who he lost to them. With that, the Drama Club members join the team including Tomoyo, Misae-san, and Yoshino.


On Sunday, it’s time for the baseball game. The first half, Furukawa Bakery managed to score 4 points with the help of Kyou, Akiko, Misae, and Tomoyo, until a accident happened when the Rival team accidently threw the bat and hit Akio’s leg, making him unable to participate. Nagisa replaces Akio, but the rival team started to catch up and eventually the rival team had one point more.


It is the last inning, two outs, base is loaded and Tomoya is up, and he said he can’t make it because his right shoulder. Everyone on the team encourage and cheer on for him and apparently he hit the balls the ball and after the game, the team had a party to celebrate their victory.

OP and ED:

Clannad ~After Story~ have new OP and ED, both by Lia which sound pretty awesome, but sometimes, the ED is out of place (For episodes 16 and 18)

OP: Toki wo Kizamu Uta

A very elegant song which fits Clannad ~After Story~ pretty good… If you read the translated lyrics… and I got hooked to this beautiful song… it seems like all Key adaptations by Kyoto Animations have great sounding OP and EDs.


Torch is a very upbeat song and happy song… pretty much like Kaze no Tadori Tsuku Basho ED in Kanon (2006), but sometimes… this ED is out of place in several instances…

Anime Differences:

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Despite being a filler episode, this episode is very entertaining and funny  (Kotomi batting, Yoshino’s speech after batting, and also Youhei being as catcher and getting an out after batting)… The production quality is good and pretty much stayed with the original content (with some minor changes). Overall, this episode gets a 8.5/10.