Sketchbook ~full color’S~ 01

Sketchbook seems to be quite a cute show so far. This show feels alot like Hidamari Sketch, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s a nice, calmly paced slice-of-life anime just the way I like it. The animation doesn’t seem too bad either, actually… I love it. A person like me would absolutely love this anime: a slow, warmhearted show with pretty decent animation to pass the time away. Others, however, would probably fall asleep if they set their expectations a little too high.

Although there were really no special things that I’d comment on in the first episode, except for…

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A Big Dango Family

A Big Dango Family

Whenever we find ourselves finishing an episode of CLANNAD, we find ourselves treated to a really cute ending song – だんご大家族 (Dango Daikazoku). For me, I’m always treated to some tears for some reason after listening to it.

I find it kind of strange actually. Despite it being a very happy and calm song, it just seems to have a sad feeling to it in order for me to get a little teary-eyed. I know it’s NOT supposed to be a sad song, but I just can’t help myself (;_;).

Then I realized, it’s not the song – it’s the series. The only reason it gave off that sad feeling is because it’s a happy ending song for a potentially sad series, with all that drama the main character, Tomoya, is facing (with his mother dying and his alcoholic dad and all). Either that or I’m just a big softy deep inside…

Nice job, Kyoto Animation and Key Visual Arts. You created yet another series that touched my heart emotionally… and this is just the ending song!

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