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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Very Positive (13 reviews) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (593 reviews) - 98% of the 593 user reviews for this game are positive.
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


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.

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.

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

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I choke up just seeing the Title in my library.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Best feels trip
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I haven't finish this game yet [And didn't even reach the 15 % of this game]
This game had a REALLY REALLY Long story.......[And it a really really good too]

So if you guys are looking for visual novel that had a lot of story and a lot of routes....I recommend this game !!!
It really worth the price :)

[It an old visual novel so don't expect the good art for this game. Just only care for story XDDDDDD]

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game was beautifully written and emotionally gripping. I just finished my first playthrough, and I feel so heartbroken over the events that happened. I can barely process it. But I recommend this for anyone with an interest in visual novels. Even with its high price point, it is well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Overall review, 9.7/10. Can't recommend enough, which is why I chose it for probably the only review I'll ever do.

Completely in love with this VN. I was skeptical because it was released in 2004, and is still a $50 game. but after much more hours played than shown here(I usually play in offline mode), I have come to the conclusion that I feel awful for not paying full price. The creators made so much content, and did such a wonderful job that I would consider getting it for other people. But definitely not during a sale.

My only complaint would be that there is a "True Ending", which while adorable and well written in itself, takes away from the other girls' endings based purely on the fact that there is only one you should end with. Even with this though, they do a very good job in making everyone's ending amazing, and stopping before the true ending opens will only hurt because you want more.

Art 8/10- the art is definitely dated, and artists can do much better by hand. BUT considering that t was made in '04, and it fits the feel of the game with how silly it can be, and how well it defines the emomtions of characters, I will give it a solid review

Gameplay 9/10 - little kinks here and there, but most of the quirks in talk are explained in the "dangopedia"(which even the name of the in-game dictionary connects to one of the characters)

Story 12/10(or 5/7 if you're a memelord) - multiple times where i didn't get enough sleep for work because i didn't realize how much time had passed while bawling my eyes out or laughing so much. you definitely feel the full spectrum of emotions in this VN, you get a personal connection to many of the characters, and each story is long enough to be a seperate VN.

If you enjoy VNs, and are even remotely considering this game, buy it now. Don't wait for a sale, or you'll probably end up regretting buying it on sale like I did. My general standard is 1-2 hours of enjoyable gameplay per $1 spent, and even at full price, it well exceeded that
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
107.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
It's amazing. 14/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
88.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Alright, here's a review from a jaded and critical visual novel enthusiast. If you eat up visual novels like candy, there's no reason not to think that you'll love Clannad, as most of these reviews are pointing out. But maybe you're like me and are a bit tired of outdated anime tropes taking up hours of your time for a simple misunderstanding, or because the girl is 'too embarassed'... well, honestly, Clannad has some of that too. Refreshingly though, it's really not that jarring nor frequent.

Let's get the cons out of the way first, for a big purchase like this you should know what you're getting into if you have high standards. Obviously I'm in the 'you should buy it' camp, but there is still room for some eye-rolling. If you want to get every route in the game, there's a route with a creepy over-sexualization of a minor (nothing sexual happens, but she is sexualized), not to mention that route suffers from one of those obnxious over-the-top suffering scenes, where really a teacher should have been called. It's about the worst it gets though. Besides that, there are a few repetitive jokes, and semi-overt anti-gay sentiment (mostly, they say people are gay to make fun of them), and a lot of casual Japanese-themed sexism. It's not as bad as other games, but seeing as this came out early 00's, you probably shouldn't expect it to feel very progressive. The girls are pretty diverse and interesting, but every once in a while it throws in a line like, 'you shouldn't help me because you're a boy' which is like... meh, I 100% would have helped with her sewing, I'm not scared that thread is going to suck my testosterone dry... whatever.

But on the positives, this is a really fun game. The main character is fleshed out very well over time, and is refreshingly honest and straight-forward for the most part. He is lazing about going day-to-day without any real goals or meaningful relationships. There are tons of different paths you can go on, not just with different girls, but interacting with different groups of friends depending on how to act. It's very in-depth with its ability to bring several elements together based on your previous actions. It's interface is also probably the best I've seen, very easy to use and helps with whatever you need.

It's hard to describe 80+ hours worth of story and characters, while at the same time covering mostly just a month or so of time. This game feels professional, yet it can sometimes feel like you're just hanging out with your friends. There's lots of lessons in this game that resonated with me, and a lot of jokes that make me laugh out loud. I'm usually pretty stoic when I'm reading, so it was a pleasant surprise when it was able to make me laugh and cry. If you're like me, this isn't a crazy tearjerking festival, but it cetainly went far enough to make me tear up on the route I was most invested in. This is good though, because it means this isn't melodramatic. There are difficult things that happen, but they all feel very realistic and earned.

To me, some routes felt a bit forced at parts, or maybe they appealed more to a Japanese audience, but overall the stuff that worked REALLY worked. Even characters I hated at first became dear to me in their own way. Unlike most VN protagonists, I never feel frustrated by Okazaki. He was light-hearted, easy-going, and pulled a lot of pranks. He has tons of issues to work through, but probably ended up being my favorite character of the game. It's nice to have a protagonist who's a underdog, but still feels like he deserves being admired by all these girls. I'd want to be his friend too, and it's nice to see him get off his ♥♥♥ and find a reason to keep going.

So tons of varied content, realistic slice-of-slife with down-to-earth problems, doesn't take itself too seriously or poke fun too much, and professional interface and voice acting. It's probably not going to blow your mind like something with sci-fi or supernatural/horror, but you'll probably remember it for a really long time, like it was a school year of your own.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
744 of 867 people (86%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
153.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
CLANNAD is one of the most well-regarded visual novels in the world, boasting an epic 80-120 hours of content; about twice the size of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It starts off at a very slow pace with lots of light-hearted comedy, but once you begin getting involved with each of the characters' individual conflicts, the story ramps up into some gripping emotional storytelling, sometimes sprinkled with a tinge of supernatural intrigue. The character routes are very worthwhile in their own right, but the true value of CLANNAD is to be found in its final route: After Story. It doesn't matter how emotionally hardened you think you are; After Story will hit you like a sledgehammer with its relentless emotional impact, and you won't come out unscathed.

So, yeah, CLANNAD is kinda cool. Changed my life / 10.

You can read my full review at Kazamatsuri below:
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887 of 1,056 people (84%) found this review helpful
923 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Click start.
Music begins playing.
Already out of tissues.

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546 of 653 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,071 people found this review funny
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Onion Cutting Simulator 2015
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43.8 hrs
Posted: October 19
As expected from KEY. This is one of the masterpiece.
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22.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
loved it liked it better then the anime
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Lt. Labcoat
17.9 hrs
Posted: October 15
This is a very, very, outstandingly good novel! It's sort of like a romance novel, only where the romance is replaced by actual MANLY FEELINGS rather than sappy love sap. It's not actually depressing, it's just very good at messing with your feelings.

It's also REALLY friggin' long! Each route on it's own feels like it could be a book in itself.
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