Clannad After Story – episode 19 review

Clannad After Story episode 19

Tomoya and Ushio have returned from their trip to the north. Their father-daughter bond has got in the state in which it should have been right from the beginning, when Ushio was born. Tomoya has decided to live together with Ushio in his apartment from now on and raise her. He also feels very bad that he forced Furukawas to take care of Ushio and left all the hard work on them.

Clannad After Story episode 19

Tomoya stays the night at Furukawas’ place and overhears a conversation between Akio and Sanae. Akio says that Sanae hasn’t cried since that day, day of Nagisa’s death I guess. He tells her that she has done well all the time and that it’s fine now and she can cry because he will always be by her side to support her.

Clannad After Story episode 19

Tomoya comes to pick up Ushio from kindergarten and somebody there tells him that Ushio’s teacher is on holiday now and will be back next week, so Tomoya will meet her then. Ushio describes her teacher as a kind, beautiful person with long hair (髪が長くて、きれいで、優しい). I think there’s no doubt who that teacher is, right? Will we see Kyou already in next episode?

Kyou isn’t the only one coming back on scene. Fuuko woke up from comma and now she meets Tomoya. There was a strange atmosphere during their greeting, as if they were on verge of remembering something.

Next day, Tomoya comes to visit his father together with Ushio. He tells him that he met his mother and heard a lot of things from her. Tomoya shows that he is thankful for him, because he sacrificed his own life and happiness only to bring up Tomoya and provide him a happy life. Tomoya tells him that his mother is waiting for him and he should return home now. Tomoya’s father tidies up with Tomoya’s help and leaves for his old-new home.

Clannad After Story episode 19

This episode was very moving and my eyes watered the whole time. At times I laughed and cried at the same time. I believe that the next episodes won’t be different and bring us a lot of sad emotions and happy moments, too.