From the world renowned visual novel studio Key, the highly rated story of CLANNAD is now available on Steam! Improved visuals, achievement integration, and Dangopedia make this the best version of CLANNAD to date.
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Release Date: Nov 23, 2015

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July 5

Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English Edition is Now Available!


We're a little late with this bit of news due to all the Anime Expo turmoil, but we are very happy to let everyone know that Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English Edition has been released on Steam!

Tomoyo After is a continuation of Tomoyo's route in CLANNAD, and it follows Tomoya and Tomoyo's journey together. However, this journey suddenly changes when Tomo, an illegitimate child of Tomoyo's father, is abandoned by her mother and ends up in their care.

Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English Edition is currently available for $15.99, 20% off its normal price, until July 8th (PST). If you are not quite up to speed on Tomoyo's story, be sure to check out her route in CLANNAD, which is currently available for $24.99 (50% off) for the next 24 hours (give or take a few).

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About This Game

Story

After the death of his mother, Tomoya Okazaki—a guarded delinquent student at Hikarizaka High School—struggles to not only make sense of the abusive relationship he has with his alcoholic father, but also find meaning in his life. While on his way to class one morning, he meets a mystifying girl named Nagisa. She is a delinquent like him, but only because she is repeating her senior year, unlike the perpetually tardy Okazaki. From their brief encounter, Nagisa decides they should be friends, and enlists Tomoya's help to revive the school drama club. Not being busy in any way, he decides to join in. Along the way, the two make friends with many other students and try to find both solace and belonging in their endeavors.

New Features

HD Upgrade
All visuals have been upgraded to 1280x960 for the Steam release of CLANNAD.

Dangopedia
Exclusive to the English version of CLANNAD is the term encyclopedia, Dangopedia! It's a handy reference tool for understanding aspects of Japanese tradition and pop culture.

Achievements
Steam achievements are supported! There's also an in-game menu to review your progress.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x480
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x960
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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/h/Unimaginable noob
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
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JonnyPT
( 72.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Grab your paper tissues and a water bottle, because this ride will make you dry as a bone.

Edit: After finishing every route, subroute, and basically everything this game has to offer I can confidently say that this is hands down the best Visual Novel I have ever played. At first you'll die of laughter. Then you'll die of sadness. But in the end, the only feeling I get is that I've experienced something I probably won't experience ever again, which may sound sad but is actually the greatest achievement a game like this can get. -Definitely Recommended. If you enjoy a beautiful story with a fullfilling ending, then this game is for you.
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Suntop Kinseeker
( 107.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Lacking knowledge of how KEY/Visual Arts are with thier fans and how they have no Frigs given, play this game with this going in. Slight Spoiler: It will make you cry, it will make you tear up, it will make you spend $20.00 on kleenix. It will make you angry with the whiplashes. IT WILL TEAR YOUR HEART OUT and STOMP on it, throw a ninja star and punch it before handing it back to you just to rip it out again! This is a very emotional game. And if you haven't seen the Anime, it is fine you can still play the game. This is an emotional game and if you are not ready for it. I suggest you read about what KEY/Visual Arts are known for.

This game starts out a bit slow but the first few days determines what 2-4 routes you can take during the time. Based on your initial choices. However there are very important choices you must make to change the world of 2 girls. I will not reveal thier names but if you want to know read the walkthough. Please understand this, the game, is more in-depth than that of the anime. Although the same things happen, at least there is a chance of chasing a different girl than the anime female protagonist.

This game is tough to buy at $49.99 unless you are hardcore Visual Novel player. I played the other Key game on here Planetarium and it made me so so sad. And I do not even know why I wanted this game *while it was on deep discount* knowing how KEY is and you will NOT be disappointed if you buy this game at full price. This game has the Japanese Seiyuu (Voice actors) from the anime so if you watched the anime, you can throughly enjoy this game. It will take a long time to complete. tl;dr My time on record is wrong, I left the game running by accident for 2 1/2 days went out of town, thought I closed it. So my time is more along the lines of 40 hours because I am doint muli-path this game.

For the multi-path, I am chasing 3 or 4 of the girls starting with the easiest ones to get, then moving on to the others. I am trying for 100% but I do not know if I can go through the game that many times knowing how it is. This game is the clean version of thier games (short Planetarium) Thier other games were more garnered to the late teens early adults.. So if you are looking for a echhie game this is NOT one of them. If you are looking for a tear jerker this is game for you. And if you like a huge Dongo family you can have it by just playing the game. :) (Joke with the story)



This tear jerker of a game is worth the time to play. So when you do get this game enjoy and make sure you have plenty of tissue to blow your nose and wipe away the tears.
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starkdeath
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I liked every path of this visual novel and have compleated all of the *specail paths* (ones you get the acheavment for) and they are mostly good by my standard.This has made me cry and even if you have seen the anime and know what happens you might still cry.This was still goos even though i watched the anime first and that is because all the other paths are nicely developed.(the dangopedia is a nice touch)

Now is the time for the bad about it.The fact that you have to get every choice right to get the *orbs of light*(the things that you need all of to get the bonus conntent). and that is all that i have to say.
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TheSpyroFan12
( 96.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Let me ask you a question. Why are you reading the reviews of this game rather than just insta-buying it?

In all seriousness, Clannad is a great experience that is worth the time. And considering it will take about 70+ hours for the complete experience, £29.99/$49.99 is worth the money. Maybe buy it when it's on sale if you want to get it for cheaper, but seriously though, you need to support this game so more games made by Key can be released on here!

For the story, there are 10 main routes that must be completed before unlocking the 'main' story. These routes can be done in any order and many of them will send you on an emotional rollercoaster. I recommend playing one playthrough without a walkthrough, then using one to find out what the key choices are for the other routes, although this isn't that important to do so. Just be prepared with tissues. If you don't cry at least once, then you probably aren't human.
Even with the emotional ride this game will take you on, there are plenty of comedy scenes to help lighten the mood throughout the game (mostly the early stages of a playthrough). The scenes with Sunohara and Akio are the best in my opinion.

I rate this game a solid 10/10 and definitely suggest you buy it. Seriously. Buy it. BUY IT NOW.
Also, when other Key games like Air, Kanon, Little Busters and Rewrite come on Steam, you should buy them too. BUY THEM!!!!


Also, Kyou is best girl.
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p18sch
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Truth be told, I didn't know how I would feel about this "game" when I bought it. After playing through one route, I can honestly say that it gave me almost as many feels as the Anime did, from just one of the story routes. Definitely worth the money!
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Grand Crusader
( 78.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Let me start by saying that I never would have tried this VN (or any VN for that matter) were it not for Clannad's anime adaptation. It was my first VN and I highly recommend it. If were like me and typically played FPS, RPG, and RTS games but never gave a VN a chance, Clannad is the VN to take the risk on.

If you like anime at all I'm sure someone has recommended that you watch Clannad. IMO, the anime is really good but assumes you have some additional understanding from the VN. While both the anime and VN are Clannad, the anime and VN tell the stories slightly differently. In the anime, which I think is better understood if you play the VN, most of the routes are somewhat combined so all the characters make an appearance. Fuko's, Kotomi's, Mei's, and Tomoyo's routes are blended fairly well into Nagisa's story (however the anime doesn't do everyone justice, for example Kappei doesn't even make an appearance). In the VN by contrast, most of the routes are fairly separate from the various characters. The anime's and VN's stories are similar in that their primary route is Nagisa's but each approach the story differently.

The strength of this VN is that there is more dialogue, alternate routes, and information not provided in the anime. I also had some of my questions about the anime answered by the VN's explanations. That said, the VN is long and if you aren't into reading then you may prefer to just watch the anime as you will cry just as much watching the anime as you will playing this game. If you are like me however, this VN will have won you over to try other VNs. I plan on picking up Tomoyo After in the near future.

TLDR: If you've never played a VN before given this one a chance. If you still can't be bothered to do that, at least watch the anime. I think it is one of the best anime's I have ever watched.
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isaac13_13
( 70.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
... Well, I did it. It's been a fun, but long, journey. I played this game to almost completion. (dangopedia is at ~90%, that's all.)
Was it all worth it? Yeah, I can say yes to that.
It grew me as a person. I listened to the music, and the emotion that was conveyed in this story... and I did cry.

It was a good journey, up that long, long hill.
(Btw, $50 is a bit much, wait for a discount if you can)
(buy the music!)
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Belial de Requiem
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
First the cartoon pulled at my feelings making me cry like a baby and now the game coming close to do the same.
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Dat Dere Kirby
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Clannad has absolutely got to be my favorite experience. Both the anime and the visual novel. Since this is a review for the visual novel, I can somewhat expand further with it.

It holds the best character development, OST, and story I have seen. I grew to love every character, even the ones who are made to be disliked for most of the story. Each route had something that makes them so memorable and enjoyable, as well as fully fleshing out every character during their respective route (and even a little bit during other routes!)

The differences between the anime and VN are noticable which allows them to give some different experiences for the story (or well, stories.) while staying similar otherwise. There's routes that are exclusive in the visual novel that expand further into each character and shows how they really are and gave a really good impression of them.

The OST is absolutely perfect for how the game wants to be. If there's an upbeat moment, there's enjoyable and happy music. If it's being serious, then it's got deep music, If Nagisa and Ushio are dying and you're bawling your eyes out like I was, you bet your ♥♥♥ there's some damn good music with it. I could spend so much time listening to the full OST.

Honestly, I could talk more and more about Clannad as a whole and how I absolutely love it, but why not just play the visual novel or watch the anime yourself? It's an amazing story and I fully recommend it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
85 of 96 people (89%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
194.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Before playing this game, i go through a checklist:
10x Tissue Boxes ☑
3x Water Bottles ☑
2x Spare Hearts ☑
2x Spare Pants ☑
Another 10x Tissue Boxes ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑

What's this now?
YOU RAN OUT OF TISSUES?
I'd better prepare for another tsunami.

This game is insane, i made my local grocery store run out of tissues.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Play for 2 minutes.

Yep, still overwhelmed by the feels.

Overall, a series of beautiful and sometimes sad stories about various people, culminating into the epithome of feels that is the After Story. Watched Clannad anime? Try the visual novel. Never watched Clannad anime? Try the visual novel regardless. If you're into visual novels in general or feel like trying one, Clannad is a great pick.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Clannad is one of my all-time favourite visual novels. SekaiProject's localization is great for the most part, with rare mistakes to be seen. The addition of the Dangopedia (a small dictionary containing japanese terms and reference explanations) is very helpful for newcomers as well.

The story itself offers both comedy and drama and will keep you busy for roughly 50 hours or more. I highly recommend reading it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Absolutely wonderful writing, art and characterization. The soundtrack is extremely memorable and one of my favorites to have come from a video game. Warning: Major feels trip on most playthroughs but extremely worth it.

10/10 would buy again.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Clannad has absolutely got to be my favorite experience. Both the anime and the visual novel. Since this is a review for the visual novel, I can somewhat expand further with it.

It holds the best character development, OST, and story I have seen. I grew to love every character, even the ones who are made to be disliked for most of the story. Each route had something that makes them so memorable and enjoyable, as well as fully fleshing out every character during their respective route (and even a little bit during other routes!)

The differences between the anime and VN are noticable which allows them to give some different experiences for the story (or well, stories.) while staying similar otherwise. There's routes that are exclusive in the visual novel that expand further into each character and shows how they really are and gave a really good impression of them.

The OST is absolutely perfect for how the game wants to be. If there's an upbeat moment, there's enjoyable and happy music. If it's being serious, then it's got deep music, If Nagisa and Ushio are dying and you're bawling your eyes out like I was, you bet your ♥♥♥ there's some damn good music with it. I could spend so much time listening to the full OST.

Honestly, I could talk more and more about Clannad as a whole and how I absolutely love it, but why not just play the visual novel or watch the anime yourself? It's an amazing story and I fully recommend it.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
can't play without crying :'3 watch the anime, play the game, n cry a lot :3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Grab your paper tissues and a water bottle, because this ride will make you dry as a bone.

Edit: After finishing every route, subroute, and basically everything this game has to offer I can confidently say that this is hands down the best Visual Novel I have ever played. At first you'll die of laughter. Then you'll die of sadness. But in the end, the only feeling I get is that I've experienced something I probably won't experience ever again, which may sound sad but is actually the greatest achievement a game like this can get. -Definitely Recommended. If you enjoy a beautiful story with a fullfilling ending, then this game is for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Let's get the big question out of the way:

Is it worth the premium compared to other VN's on Steam?

Absolutely.

This game is actually broken up into two parts. The first part is a harem style VN with branching storylines. Some storylines are stronger than others but they all serve to flesh out the world and it's people.

The second half of the game becomes a slice of life VN. Because you've played the first half you become a little more connected with the protagonist and the situation. (I honestly did not like the guy in the first few hours.) One of the core concepts of this VN is family. I think a lot of what makes a good VN is the ability to relate these concepts in your own personal life - this game definitely brought it.

If you enjoy VN's I recommend playing through this one. It'll definitely get you laughing and if you're not too cold, you may even shed a tear or two. It took me 40 hours to get to the true ending so there's a lot of content here.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Play Clannad,
Try not to cry,
Cry a lot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
One of the biggest visual novels made it on Steam, CLANNAD.

CLANNAD is just a ball of feels, you play it, you will feel the feels.
For someone that watched the anime, and also favorited it, I can say I'm glad I am finally able to play the game.

Haven't played it much yet, but planning to marathon it one day.
Anyway, if you like heartwarming/sometimes depressing storys, this visual novel sure is for you!
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