Clannad After Story – episode 20 review

Clannad After Story episode 20

Pleasant days have finally come to Tomoya’s apartment when Ushio moved in. The parent-child love has grown between them and they finally live peaceful days supporting each other as it should be. Well, it shouldn’t be like that, somebody is missing there. Somebody who did everything possible to make this actual situtation come true, but never got the chance to be part of it. Still, that person is watching over them and even now she is definitely doing her best to safeguard them.

Clannad After Story episode 20

Tomoya meets Ushio’s teacher who has been away the last week and he is very surprised about the fact that Ushio’s teacher is Kyou. He finds out that despite this, Ushio knows nothing about the fact that Kyou was a friend of her mom. Tomoya tells Ushio that Kyou used to be a violent girl and that she bullied him. Kyou gets angry, but he has got the point, hasn’t he?

Clannad After Story episode 20

Kyou tells Tomoya that Ryou, Kotomi, and Youhei are worried about him, but they all thought that it would be better to leave him alone for some time.

Clannad After Story episode 20

Then, we hear song Ushio from Clannad OSTs, but this is a modified version with lyrics and a little bit slowed down. It sounds really sad and has quite a big emotional impact, but it isn’t a match for the song that comes next. When Ushio and Tomoya are lying in bed and about to fall asleep, Ushio wants Papa to sing Mama’s favorite song. Tomoya starts to sing, of course, it’s the song that comes to mind when thinking about Nagisa. At first, I burst into laugh, but when the real song began to play and there was a view at photo of Nagisa I burst into tears. It had a very strong emotional impact on me, and I’m sure that not only on me but on everyone.

Clannad After Story episode 20

Fuuko has decided to befriend Ushio and goes to visit her on Sunday. She brings a starfish bread made by Furukawa-san as a present for Ushio. I was worried about Ushio when she ate it, but it seemed that the bread was baked by Akki because it had no special effect on Ushio and she liked it.

Clannad After Story episode 20

Tomoya trains for Sports Day at kindergarten because he is challenged by Akio for a relay race and Akio has decided that Tomoya will be the anchor, same as him, except for the fact that Tomoya is on the parent’s team but Akki is on teacher’s team as a substitute.

Clannad After Story episode 20

A few days later, Ushio is on a stroll and she meets Fuuko. Ushio leads her to her beloved place. And that place is the ground of the new hospital built on the meadow where Akio used to go. The place which gave Nagisa a second chance to live. Ushio says that she’s attracted to this place for some reason, but she doesn’t exactly know why.

Clannad After Story episode 20

The day of the Sports Day is about to come, but on the Sports Day eve a horrible thing happens. Ushio falls ill with a high fever… does she have the same illness as her mom, what future is awaiting her and the others? Will those tragic days repeat? Will all the happiness disappear again? We shall see, we shall be worried, we shall feel angst, we shall cry, but we will not be able to do anything else…

Somehow, when I was writing this post, I unintentionally wrote Nagisa instead of Ushio a few times… Strange, isn’t it? And a little sad.