Category Archives: CLANNAD

CLANNAD English Translation Screenshots

The people who are doing the translations have not stopped yet and not about to give up. I haven’t checked back for any info on the translation but I just did it now and on March 1st 2008, they released some screenshots of their progress. It looks like its going well and hopefully it will be released this Summer if not this Winter or next Spring.

Here is the link to the screenshot page of their project in progress: http://clannad.thewafflehouse.net/index.php?page=screens

Be sure to keep checking back here or their site for updates on this wonderful project. I downloaded the CLANNAD game before in Japanese and I believe it was 2GB. So you may want to download it and burn it on to a DVD or something and wait for the project to be finished and released.

CLANNAD OP & ED Single Released

As of yesterday, October 26, the OP & ED Single for CLANNAD released. I got the single and I have told you, the readers of this blog, that the TV OP and the movie OP are the same song. I sort of find it unnecessary to release this single.

Why? 「メグメル ~frequency⇒e Ver.~」 and 「メグメル ~cuckool mix 2007~」 are the same songs. They should of just released the ED separate and just put stickers on the 「メグメル ~frequency⇒e Ver.~」 saying that its the same as the TV OP.

So really the only reason you would want to get this single is to get the ED song if you have the movie OP single already.

This single features:

  • メグメル ~cuckool mix 2007~
  • だんご大家族
  • メグメル ~cuckool mix 2007~ – TV animation ver. –
  • だんご大家族 – TV animation ver.-
  • メグメル ~cuckool mix 2007~ – off vocal ver. –
  • だんご大家族 – off vocal ver. –
  • 少女の幻想 ZTS Remix

You’ll get your moneys worth if you don’t have the movie OP already but if you do then, I guess you are paying a little extra just for the ED song and the bonus song by riya. Either way, the songs are great definitely worth a buy.

I’m not providing any links for the torrent to this single. If you must pirate it, check for links at the Community section of the sidebar.

click image to view CD.

Feature: CLANNAD OP Release Date

The release date for the OP single for CLANNAD is October 26, mark it on your e-calendars or something. But as I have said before in my Feature: CLANNAD Preview, the OP used in it is the same as the movie OP. The Movie OP is called 「メグメル ~frequency⇒e Ver.~」 the TV OP is called 「メグメル ~cuckool mix 2007~」 but they sound exactly the same, believe me I played the ~frequency⇒e Ver.~ and played the OP for the TV to see if its they sounded the same.

They both sound the same but just have a different title for some reason. Unless they had a little beat change or something but I’m 100% certain that they are the same song just with a different title. If you want the OP single now, go to Tokyo Toshokan and search up CLANNAD it should come up. If you rather wait for the TV OP Single which is the same, you people have to wait until the 26th for it to release. It will be available to you from Nipponsei or EAC.

Image on the left is not the OP Single cover art

Fall 2007 Reminder

This is just a reminder also an update to the list a bit. At the beginning of October (week 1), a few anime will be starting so just as a reminder, look through the list and hope it will remind you of whats to come. Week 1 of October marks a great time for anime. Well, look through the list below and see what catches your eye. If you don’t like what you see or want to see whats more, please check MOON PHASE for entire listing of anime and air time, check AndrewLB’s Fall 2007 wiki for which fansub is subbing what. These are the only one I am currently interested and hopefully you guys will be watching these ones too.

Check Anime List for what I plan to do with each anime and how long I plan to stay with each. If you find a series listed here but not in the Anime List Page, it most likely means I have no plans of blogging it so don’t expect it on this blog but I will definitely watch it.

Confirmed dates are put on each one so don’t worry. If you are still unsure about it, check MOON PHASE for the listings.

CLANNAD
http://www.tbs.co.jp/clannad/index-j.html
Premiere Date: October 4th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Thursdays at 25:55
Myself;Yourself
http://www.anime-myyour.com/
Premiere Date: October 2nd, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Tuesdays at 26:15
Shakugan no Shana II
http://www.mbs.jp/shakugan2/
Premiere Date: October 4th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Thursdays at 25:25
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
http://www.gundam00.net/
Premiere Date: October 6th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Saturdays at 18:00
Prism Ark
http://www.p-ark.tv/
Premiere Date: October 7th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Sundays at 24:30
BAMBOO BLADE
http://www.bambooblade.jp/pc/
Premiere Date: October 1st, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Mondays at 25:30
ef – a tale of memories
http://www.ef-memo.com/
Premiere Date: October 6th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Saturdays at 25:35
Sketchbook ~full color’s~
http://www.sketch-full.net/
Premiere Date: October 1st, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Mondays at 26:00
Rental Magica
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/sneaker/magica/
Premiere Date: October 7th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Sundays at 24:00

Update: Previews & Reviews

Seeing as how I haven’t written anything for the past 12 days I suppose I’ll give you the readers a little heads up of whats to come.

Alright, first off, Lucky Star is nearing its end of its 24 episode run. Scenes from the final episode will be used in the review so be prepared to expect some spoilers from the images. Review for ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~ will be delayed due to the fact that I haven’t really been watching ARIA The NATURAL. So don’t worry about not seeing a review of ARIA The OVA for a short while.

Now for Previews. Preview for episode 9 of Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi has been canceled. I apologize for this but I forgot that it was episode 9 I was suppose to preview so I kind of messed up there. Since episode 10 is coming out sometime this week, I will be doing a preview using that episode. Remember to check the date and episode for previews in Anime List (Fall 2007). Rental Magica, Sketchbook ~full color’s~, CLANNAD, and ef – A Tale of Memories will not be airing until sometime in October so no preview of those will be showing yet. If any trailers have been uploaded onto Tokyo Toshokan for any of these series, I will download them and write a little preview of it.

That is all for the update, here is a little table of what is said above to make it a little easier:

Reviews:

Series Potential Spoiler Date (subject to change)
Series Blog Archive
Lucky Star Yes September 17, 2007 Series Blog Archive
ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~ Yes Delayed Series Blog Archive

Previews:

Series Date (subject to change)
Series Blog Archive
Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi – episode 10 September 17, 2007 Series Blog Archive

Trailer Previews:

Series Trailer Date (subject to change)
Series Blog Archive
Rental Magica
Not Released October 2007 Series Blog Archive
CLANNAD
Released September 10, 2007 Series Blog Archive
Sketchbook ~full color’s~
Not Released October 2007 Series Blog Archive
ef – a tale of memories
Released September 11, 2007 Series Blog Archive

Fall 2007 Preview

It’s almost back to school… its a sad, sad time for all anime watchers but good thing newer anime is coming out! So, to prepare for that here is a list of the Fall anime of 2007. The date/time in the list is not the confirmed official time and may be subject to change.

Please check MOON PHASE for entire listing of anime and air time, check AndrewLB’s Fall 2007 wiki for which fansub is subbing what. These are the only one I am currently interested and hopefully you guys will be watching these ones too. Anyway lets start shall we?

Premiere Date/Airtime in Japan are subject to change

CLANNAD
http://www.tbs.co.jp/clannad/index-j.html
Premiere Date: October 4th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Thursdays at 25:55
I guess for anyone who has played the visual novel already know what story could possibly be about. Supposedly the TV anime is an alternate retelling of the movie that was premiered in Japan theaters only. I don’t know what the story is going to be about, but I do hope its gonna be a fantastic one since it is by KEY who also did Air and Kanon visual novels. Both of those had wonderful story so I’m pretty sure CLANNAD would also have a wonderful story that would make you wish for a sequel of some sort.

Odds of me sticking with this series: Guaranteed
Blogging Plans: Previews/Review
ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~
http://www.ariacompany.net/ova.html
Premiere Date: September 2nd, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Sundays at 24:00
ARIA is probably the most beautiful series I have watched. The graphics are just so beautiful and Neo-Venezia is beautiful. Makes you want to live there. So anyway, this is probably the last sequel (I hope not) to ARIA. Akari is still trying to be a Prima like Alicia. This is one of those anime even though its a OVA that I cannot wait for. September 2nd though, thats pretty soon.

Odds of me sticking with this series: Guaranteed
Blogging Plans: Review
ef – a tale of memories
http://www.ef-memo.com/
Premiere Date: October 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):TBA
Another new anime based of a visual novel. I’m not going to talk too much about this one since I have no idea what this anime is possibly going to be about so no details here or anything. But I hope you will check it out anyway.

Odds of me sticking with this series: Guaranteed
Blogging Plans: Previews/Review
Sketchbook ~full color’s~
http://www.sketch-full.net/
Premiere Date: October 1st, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):Mondays at 26:00
I think this might be like Hiwamari Sketch, just a group of friends who like to draw and tend to do really stupid and funny things. I actually like Hiwamari Sketch but I could never find any torrents for the next episode so I just gave up. Hopefully a fansub would be kind enough to stick with this anime and sub it long enough so that I can enjoy or it hate it, either way.

Odds of me sticking with this series: Good
Blogging Plans: Previews/Review
Rental Magica
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/sneaker/magica/
Premiere Date: October 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9):TBA
A kid named Itsuka Iba inherits a “rent-a-magician” company called Astral, complete with quirky, magic-wielding employees after his father had disappeared. The kid has a freaky red right eye but he covers it with an eye patch. I just this on my Newtype USA September issue and thought it looked pretty cool with this red eye of his. Thought I might as well check it out, I wonder if this red eye of his is like a Geass. That be pretty cool.

Odds of me sticking with this series: Good
Blogging Plans: Previews/Review

CLANNAD English Translations

CLANNAD has been one of Key’s most popular titles in the visual novel genre. I have not seen any CLANNAD CG sets so I’m not sure if there is any sexual content in it but supposedly it has a really good story.

For those who are interested in visual novels such as CLANNAD but sadly can’t read Japanese or your computer isn’t Japanese and the kanji doesn’t show when playing, don’t worry. Baka-Tsuki which is a translation team has put CLANNAD visual novel has one of their active projects since January 22, 2007. The latest announcement was on May 17 which says Tomoyo’s route is 53% complete.

If you want to help with the translation project visit their wiki site which is Clannad – Baka-Tsuki. I don’t see why translation companies only do eroges and not visual novels. I think visual novels will sell quite well here in North America since there are quite a few people I know that really wanna play CLANNAD or other ones like Little Busters!

Lets wish Baka-Tsuki luck on translating this and hope they don’t give up and finish soon. There is no estimated date of when it should be complete but my estimate date should be Spring/Summer 2008.

Spring Anime List 2007

During spring break I was extremely bored… Bored out of my mind. So bored that I actually remembered I had some items for auction on Final Fantasy XI. (I should really start leveling my character…) Well anyway, I found a few anime but most of them turned out to be really boring. Here is a list of the ones I found so you can check them out yourself:

Continue reading Spring Anime List 2007

Hit Game to TV Series?

So for most of you who watched Kanon 2006 and finished it. You will know there is a 29 second trailer for the hit game in Japan called CLANNAD. This series is going to be a TV Series in Fall 2007. The art style is really similar to Kanon 2006, so I’m assuming that the staff that did Kanon is making CLANNAD.

Check ANN to make sure for yourself. Hopefully the series will be a 24+ episode long series and not some 13 episode bullcrap. Every time I watch a 13 episode series I always seem rushed and not enough has developed in the character for me to appreciate the series.

Title: CLANNAD (クラナド)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Plot Summary: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year student labelled as a delinquent. Everything seems to be unchanging for his school life until he meets Nagisa, and Tomoya finds that his life is about to change. He starts to have dreams of a bleak world and meets a girl who has the ability to fuse junk together in order to create things, and doing so, creates a body out of junk for him. He is then reborn into this empty world and follows around the girl, the only two existences who are “alive”.

Estimated Release Date: October 2007

There is also going to be a movie for this series. Same plot, although the movie is actually how the story went when it was serialized. The TV is supposedly an alternate retelling of the movie. To clarify, this is a movie not an OVA. Therefore, this movie will be premiering in Japan theaters on September 15, 2007.