Clannad (in Japanese, クラナド [Kuranado]) is a Romance-Slice of Life-Tragedy visual novel, game, manga and anime series, though, it all started with the visual novel. It was first released year 2004 by the visual novel studio Key for Windows PC, rated for all ages (unlike Key´s other works). It was later ported to several consoles such as Xbox 360 and Playstation. The game was ranked as the best-selling PC game sold in Japan for the time of its release, and charted in the national top 50 several more times afterwards.
The anime series was aired from October 4th 2007 to March 27th 2008, with 23 episodes creating it.
"Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he'll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Youhei Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away. One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims "Anpan!" (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya's attention. He soon discovers the girl's name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing. However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school's drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls. As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realize life isn't as dull as he once thought."
Nagisa Furukawa is the main female protagonist of Clannad; a beautiful young girl with short, wavy auburn hair that reaches a little below her shoulders, with two ahoges sticking out on top of her head. She has a frail physique, therefore she is petite compared to her peers, due to her poor health & weak immune system. Her height is 155 cm and weight is 43 kg. Nagisa has olive skin and big, downward-slanting, amber eyes.
Nagisa is a shy girl who is always kind and sweet towards others, even going out of her way to assist a stranger. She is selfless and self-depreciating as she thinks lowly of herself and values other people´s happiness more than her own. Nagisa is naive and optimistic, as she always sees the good in everyone. She is very sensitive and feels insulted easily. Nagisa usually lets her emotions out and has a holding them in. At times, she accidentally is too honest and blabbers out the truth. She can, at times, be confident though. Despite her introverted personality, she is social and talkative so she isn't a quiet person.
Plot twist: I have actually not seen, read or played Clannad before, despite writing about it... But it has always been on my mind to engage myself in either the visual novel or anime one day when I have time, because I have been hearing how amazing the series is. And apparently it is a big tear-breaker too, and if you know me, I love to cry, so ofcourse I had to know more about Clannad before seeing it. That is why I decided to write about it and one of the main characters, cute little Nagisa Furukawa. I hope I will be able to play or see it soon enough, after everything great I have read and heard about it!