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CLANNAD Invitation DVD


OP Sequence

OP: 「メグメル~cuckool mix 2007~」 (Megumeru ~cuckool mix 2007~) by eufonius
Watch the OP!: Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Mirror 3
As expected, the OP shows off the wide range of beautiful animation that KyoAni can do, from the snowy landscapes to fields of flowers. It of course reminds me of the Kanon OP in many respects, but a bit faster paced, and the characters are clearly spelled out in this one. The eufonius song is pretty good too, though I haven’t listened to it enough to be able to tell a difference between it and the game’s original.

ED Sequence

ED: 「だんご大家族」 (Dango Daikazoku) by Chata
Watch the ED!: Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Mirror 3
Like the title (A Large Family of Dango)implies, this ending sequence is filled with dango playing various family roles. I was a bit surprised to see an ending like this, but it’s rather cute, and the song is good in a very happy kind of way. After listening to this for a while, I think I actually like the ED a little more than the OP.

CLANNAD is only a week away now, and the Invitation DVD serves up some more promos along with the creditless OP and ED. Having not played the game, I’m still trying to keep myself in the dark about the plot so that everything is fresh for me when I watch the anime adaptation. I’ve got pretty high expectations for this, and if these promos have been any indication, Kyoto Animation and Key’s story won’t disappoint. The main downside is that these all had a 16:9 aspect ratio, but TBS is going to be airing this series in 4:3, and the widescreen version probably won’t be available until this airs on BS-i three weeks later. In any case, CLANNAD is due to start airing next Thursday night (October 4th) at 25:55 JST.

September 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm
  • September 29, 2007 at 1:35 pmShin

    I’ll be looking forward to this…

  • September 29, 2007 at 1:42 pmKyonne

    gogo Kyoani

  • September 29, 2007 at 1:46 pmGintama

    I love Clannad!! Key did a good job XP

  • September 29, 2007 at 1:48 pmkk

    let’s see, kanon has a cat, air has a dog, and now clannad has a pig, nice

  • September 29, 2007 at 1:48 pmLike MJ-chan

  • September 29, 2007 at 1:54 pmnj_neto

    Goodjob! (- -)b

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:08 pmZmmCool

    One more week to wait…
    I can’t wait..

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:09 pmhei

    fall line up is coming soon ihope

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:10 pmNeara

    Aww, I cannot say no to these eyes. Rewatching Kanon 06 atm to mentally prepare for Clannad :p.

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:11 pmtotali

    So I think the right question to ask is, who isn’t excited about this show? ^.

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:12 pmShinigami

    Can’t wait.

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:24 pmnegima1228

    10 out of 10 star, definitely worth it

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:26 pmEld

    i hope this is not bloody like school days

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:27 pmHei

    i wouldn’t be able able to handle another school days…

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:28 pmKaioshin Sama


  • September 29, 2007 at 2:29 pmSyaoran Li

    Well, you’ll have to blog Shana and Clannad the same day… sweet

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:29 pmMia

    I love em all.. kanon , AIR series ^^ i love the story line :) im looking forward to watch clannad.

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:34 pmZephyr

    dango n_____________n

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:52 pmaurabolt

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:53 pmmutio

    For all who are interested in the game as well, please support the Clannad translation project on Wiki!!!

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:58 pmGDP

    Huh. From just reading the Tomoyo route translation, I expected Tomoya to look older. I hope they don’t turn him into a weepy loser generic harem protagonist.

  • September 29, 2007 at 3:45 pmmikemil828

    //i hope this is not bloody like school days//

    Clannad the game was made for all ages, so a bloody ending is highly unlikely.
    For anyone wondering ‘Clannad’ is the Irish word for family.

  • September 29, 2007 at 3:59 pmklazyguy

    YEAYEAYEYAEYAEYYAEYAEYAYEY7AEYAEYAYEYAEYAYE!!!!CLANNAD!!!!HUZZAH!!!!Personally…CLANNAD and Kanon are tied for me…followed by Air. Clnnad in some ways are more meaningfull and deep thatn the others

  • September 29, 2007 at 4:10 pmSyaoran Li

    Well KyoAni, show us your wonderful job once again…

  • September 29, 2007 at 4:43 pm41nano

    That makes me wonders if Omni will do a preview post this season ?

    Grat OP, though I was more fond of the original song, the remix is still grat

  • September 29, 2007 at 4:54 pmfireboy88

    Sad to see clannad fall into the category of showing 4:3 version first….guess its TBS’s specialty to change resolution after all…

    some shows also…

    Venus Versus Virus
    Kaibutsu Oujo

  • September 29, 2007 at 5:00 pmfireboy88


    i think MBS should be showing the WS version…which means earliest WS version is on october 13…. which is 1 week later

  • September 29, 2007 at 5:10 pmsento

    My favorite series of all Key’s works. ^^ Looking forward to this very much.

  • September 29, 2007 at 5:30 pmsetsuke

    well the pic looks exactly like the manga Show Spoiler ▼

  • September 29, 2007 at 5:35 pmFireChick

    I am DEFINITELY watching this hands down! ^_^

  • September 29, 2007 at 5:47 pmshh227

    I guessing the the datings will rule the season clannad no.1 ef a tale of memories no.2

  • September 29, 2007 at 6:22 pmG-Wolf

    looks funny.

  • September 29, 2007 at 6:25 pmf(_)ck

    this show is like air,kanon,shuffle(it’s five girls and a guy) it’s nice and all but cmon the story is gonna be like just another romance anime. all the girls love the guy but only one can share him not like school days u bang all the girls,makes u wonder the ending,main character dies that’s wat you call an awesome show that you will remember for a long time.


  • September 29, 2007 at 7:22 pmhey!


  • September 29, 2007 at 8:02 pmHei

    do they have a code geass 2 trailer?

  • September 29, 2007 at 8:16 pmTensai Otaku

    After the nice ending from SCHOOL DAYS and the deception from Romeo and juliet…
    I am thinking in giving up the anime world to build a new family for real….
    ” WHAT TENSAI OTAKU IS GOING TO MARRY ???? ” you all ask me….and I reply…
    ” FUCK THE NEW FAMILY!!! I AM GOING TO FOLLOW KOTONOHA´S PATH AND KILL EVERYBODY!!” ;D And I am not japanese( saikin kona mono wa nippon ni bakari tsuiteiru!!)
    I know it´s not april fool but hey cheer up dudes and let´s go to the NEXT SEASON!!!!

  • September 29, 2007 at 8:43 pmHotaru

    what a pretty anime….I cant wait ^^

  • September 29, 2007 at 8:55 pmSylon Beta

    The ED looks cute… I want to take a dango home.

  • September 29, 2007 at 9:27 pmrelentlessflame

    > i think MBS should be showing the WS version…which means earliest WS version is on october 13…. which is 1 week later
    – fireboy88

    Nah, MBS and CBC are both part of the TBS network airing the show in 4:3. BS-i is their premium subscription channel, and that’s why it’s the only one airing it in 16:9.

  • September 29, 2007 at 9:53 pmperson

    the ED is so cute

  • September 29, 2007 at 11:32 pmSenefen

    Field to run through this time appears to be canola.
    OK it’s probably just flowers.
    I wonder if the people at Kyoani have ever heard that ‘Fields of Gold’ song (by Sting or eva cassidy). It seems to suit their series well.

  • September 29, 2007 at 11:33 pmSensei-kun

    can someone tell me why I nearly cried when watchign the ED? I’ve a hard time figuring it out myself xD

    anyway, I haven’t read any good summaries or reviews, but when I first heard of Clannad (with the Kanon episodes) I already planned on watching it

    but this’ll probably be 1 of those animes I’d want to buy on dvd xD

  • September 29, 2007 at 11:40 pmWererat42

    Why do I get the feeling I’m going to be crying girly tears while watching this?

  • September 29, 2007 at 11:53 pmrakel

    i think i gonna like this..hoping thats there is no bloody ending like school days

  • September 30, 2007 at 12:10 amSensei-kun

    where do you get the bloody ending idea from? cuz this looks like an anime that wouldn’t have an ending like School Days…. School Days was just asking for an ending like that xD

  • September 30, 2007 at 12:55 amNewprimus

    I love the little breast bounce for Kyou. ^^

  • September 30, 2007 at 12:58 amdunames

    i think i shred a few tears watchign Airs. Kannon 2006 was a nice change of paste for me. i havent play the novel game for this one so i gonna dive into this serie blind. i hope i wont shred an tear of sadness like i did with Airs cuase i’m runnign out of maney for tissue.

  • September 30, 2007 at 1:00 amFlameStrike

    What the heck, do those of you wondering about if CLANNAD of all things would be like School Days have ANY IDEA about the orginal story? Or even anything about KyoAni? This is KyoAni we’re talking about, there’s NOT going to be and be-headings here, it’s like your insulting the awesomeness that is Clannad.

    By the way, Clannad the Visual Novel was first relased as an all-ages version.

  • September 30, 2007 at 2:55 amewok

    preparing supply of kleenex – for tears, you pervs out there!

  • September 30, 2007 at 4:44 amWinny

    The only downside for me is that only Nagisa will get her true ending >_>;

  • September 30, 2007 at 6:18 amMaxmilian

    I´m soo looking forward to this. Man another KyoAni anime I just can´t wait. Just when will air Haruhi 2?

  • September 30, 2007 at 9:22 amGameSky

    Neat, I’m looking forward to this, since it’s KyoAni’s

  • September 30, 2007 at 9:56 amAlien


  • September 30, 2007 at 11:03 amAnonymous

    the ED use the theme song Nagisa…..

  • September 30, 2007 at 12:33 pmmikemil828

    //The only downside for me is that only Nagisa will get her true ending >_>; //

    For the most part everyone in Kanon got their true endings in a sense, I don’t see why Kyoani won’t be able to do the same here.

  • September 30, 2007 at 1:05 pmasdf

    wow – the character designs are so annoying…

  • September 30, 2007 at 5:24 pmSensei-kun

    I don’t find anything annyone about the character designs… it’s nice for a change to see an anime where there aren’t mainly big chested girls or loli girls xD

  • September 30, 2007 at 6:27 pmbowser

    fallingsnow.jp will be bringing quality fansubs for Clannad.

  • September 30, 2007 at 9:20 pmHien

    Can’t wait so baddd

  • September 30, 2007 at 10:37 pmmoondoggiebuiscuit celestial mode

    Please after SC, I can’t stand another drama/highschool romance anime. But since Key is the keyword here, I might try it….

  • October 1, 2007 at 12:51 amShut up ~Desu.

    Man the screencaps just scream out “I was made by Key!”

    The eyes style and the production values absolutely rock

  • October 1, 2007 at 1:02 amShut up ~Desu.

    Sorry I mean KyoAni

  • October 1, 2007 at 3:15 ambj0rN

    First it was the Taiyaki~ Time to make money out of DANGOS!!!

  • October 6, 2007 at 5:17 amraimaru2880

    WOW!!! Now it’s like a combination Air, Kanon, and the other 2… Absolute cuteness!

  • October 7, 2007 at 3:37 amraimaru2880

    I miss Kamio Misuzu!

  • October 9, 2007 at 5:13 pmKin

    yeah this might be the thing to carry me over to haruhi season 2
    i mean my god it rockz

  • November 13, 2007 at 9:04 amlit

    I’m downloading the ost