This week’s CLANNAD has deadly onii-chan, deception, lies and … shiny eyes?
Everything about this episode was great but everyone’s eyes just suddenly got … shinier. Even the feel of the animation felt different. It was so Lucky Star-like it sort of bothered me. That aside, this week’s episode had a lot of impact; something Skip Beat lacks. Impact is important! Since I haven’t played through this route in the game yet I don’t know what it’s like but I have to say I was very moved. The transition from light-hearted to serious was well-done. I barely notice how the drama just started pouring in.
First Point: Sunohara
Youhei-kun looked about ten times manlier this episode. He looked taller and during the serious scenes, his expressions really hit me hard. Of all the characters in CLANNAD, it’s Sunohara I pity the most. He’s a nice guy really. I think he all know that by now. And I think we all know he’s got quite the sister complex too. From his expressions, it was easy too see that it hurt him to not run after Mei. Of course, I have absolutely no idea why Sunohara’s holding back. Why is he valuing Sanae more? Why isn’t doing anything about Mei? I’ve got a few ideas but none really click with me. Why didn’t he go help the girl who was getting bullied in the parc? It’s all so confusing.
Sunohara is an idiot Montage
I wonder why the Tomoya teasing Sunohara while completely forgetting he’s even ever teased him in the first place thing never gets old.
What the fuck is that game?
This must the funniest gag Sunohara’s has done since that food joke in the Tomoyo OVA. IT’S THE GOLDEN TOILET SEAT! MADE OF GOLD. How epic is that?
Sunohara is cute Montage
Wanna know what else was cool about this episode? The fact that we got to see so many sides of Sunohara. The idiot side were accustomed to, the cute side, the bitter side, the hopeless dope side … and the rest. Sunohara’s a way deeper character than we ever give him credit for. Even I forgot he was such a great character until now. Hopefully next week we’ll get to see his reliable side … I sort of admire that side of him.
I want to know why Sunohara dyed his hair. Brown was so adorable on him … even if it makes him look like Jin from Kannagi.
Sunohara hopeless, bitter and worried montage
I’m abusing the pictures aren’t I? Bear with me. I loved him so much this episode.
Okay, I’m done now. Onto the rest.
This is Tomoya learning the joys of being an older brother. This was the funniest part of the episode … even though you just know Sunohara will show up eventually. But because I knew, it made the scene all the more bittersweet.
Okay I lied, I was laughing my head off and completely not caring that Sunohara’s going to show up shocked.
Mei’s back spells “I love being a loli”
Anyone think how amazing Tomoya is for going from one mood to another so easily without it seeming unnatural? That’s some awesome body bending. The best part was Kyou, Ryou and Kotomi showing up at that precise moment. Acting like that is like begging to be called ‘HENTAI!’
(Thank you You-kyan. I haven’t heard you done that funny a line in such a long time)
I promised I try focusing less on the men in what I blog so here’s Mei. She’s one precocious kid isn’t she? You get the feeling she’s older sometimes but well … you never really forget she’s the youger sister either. No, no, not only because she’s a cute loli. It’s because she looks up to Sunohara, obviously. She just wants her more reliable brother back rather the hopeless dope he’s become. His idiocy must be ignored in this equation.
Ah, it’s the power of Junanasai deeesuu~
This is probably the only shot I took of Nagisa during the entire episode. Weird.
Moar DORAMA next week and I’m looking forward to it. I want a fight … just for the shots I can get out of that. Glad to see the normal eyes are back next week. Were they testing something out on this episode or something? Because it was damn awkward. I like my normal CLANNAD animation more. As it goes, can I guess the arc will be resolved next week? Well, I wouldn’t mind a fourth episode of this arc but ending it next week seems possible.
And before I end: