CLANNAD: After Story – Episode 02

Mai’s worried about Sunohara having no plans for the future, so Sunohara and Tomoya hatch a plan to trick Mai into thinking that Sunohara has a girlfriend.

Mai is still hanging around after the baseball game since she’s worried about Sunohara’s future and the fact that he doesn’t seem to have any plan for the future. Tomoya then decides that the best course of action is for Sunohara to find a fake girlfriend to prove to Mai that he’s not worthless.

However, after unsuccessful attempts at getting Ryou, Tomoyo, Kotomi, and Miyazawa to play along successfully, Sanae offers herself up to be Sunohara’s fake girlfriend (with Sunohara still believing that she’s Nagisa’s older sister). However, there are signs that Mai is either concerned with Sunohara’s supposed girlfriend or not buying the plot.

Um, so what was this show about again? No, really. We’ve had 2 episodes of nothing, with a 3rd seemingly on the way, unless this pretend-girlfriend thing is meant to set up a major event in the next episode. Having Sunohara beaten up by everyone is always entertaining, but it isn’t enough to make the show good.

We also got our first extended view of the world with no world and no end in this season, as the girl and the robot go out to collect junk and run into a pair of…sheep things.

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6 thoughts on “CLANNAD: After Story – Episode 02

  1. Even if the fake-girlfriend thing is a setup, it still doesn’t do justice to the second episode. After rewatching it a few times I deemed the second episode filler; completely devoid of the details Clannad usually has. The first episode was much more successful in making me think, since a lot of previously-minor characters had quite an active role and appeared like they will become quite prominent in After Story.

    And I swear, I’ve seen those sheep-things somewhere else before, I just can’t remember where…

  2. Exactly, tai, which is why I asked “what was this show about again?” I saw absolutely no point to the 2nd episode at all, personally.

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