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!
Dango Dango Dango Dango
Yancha na yaki-dango, Yasashii an-dango
Minna, minna, awasete hyakunin kazoku
aka-chan dango ha itsumo shiawase no naka de
toshiyori dango ha me wo hosometeru
nakayoshi dango te wo tsunagi ooki na marui wa ni naru yo
machi wo tsukuri dango hoshi no ue minna de waraiau yo
usagi mo sora de te wo futte miteru dekkai otsuki-sama
ureshii koto kanashii koto mo zenbu marumete