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By Lien Murakami, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tragedy and comedy converge in animated teen drama.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 9+

Good Show

This show is really nice, its a tearjerker. It has some really strong characters and have some strong girl characters. I did 9+ because, well, a lot of the people who use this are very sensitive to what there children see. They discus the possibility of having sex, nothing happens it's just said. My kids know what sex is so I don't care if the word is said in front of them. There is some cursing but in the real world people curse and as soon as your kid gets to middle school even some of the teachers say bad words. There is use of drugs and some boys are perverts, no naked parts are shown. all in all the show is good and It's good for 9+
age 5+


Love this show, i watched it with my five year old who also watches naruto, depends on what you think but I think all kids who can walk and talk can watch this

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (19 ):

This is a nice departure from the typical anime experience with no monsters to battle or advanced technology or magic. Aside from a few supernatural and fantasy elements, the Clannad world is everyday Japan with regular people. Much of the plot of Clannad revolves around Tomoya being drawn in to his rather eccentric friends' problems and helping them cope with their various losses. He supports his friends through surprising ways by making them feel better and helping them move on with their lives.

If there is one major plot element in Clannad it is that all of the main characters have some terrible tragedy in their history. While many of these histories feel like authentic stories if grief and tragedy, others seem soley created to make viewers cry. The lovely music score helps draw out the tears, and you might wonder if there are any well adjusted normal teenagers at Tomoya's high school. Fortunately, there are also some genuinely funny laugh out loud moments in the series to help balance out the serious drama.

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