CLANNAD : ANOTHER WORLD -TOMOYO CHAPTER-
studio : Kyoto Animation
director : Tatsuya Ishihara
serial run : July 16, 2008
total episode : 1 [ OVA ]
score : *****
TOMOYO > EVERY OTHER CHARACTER IN CLANNAD
this single episode ova further elaborates on tomoyo's arc from where it had left in the main tv series, emphasizing more towards the conflict both tomoya and tomoyo had on their relationship upon tomoyo's promotion into the student council.
tomoyo's admittance into the higher rank however requires a toll [ a staple plot drive in most romantic flick ], of which she had to sacrifice tomoya [ though she were reluctant to do so, until tomoya himself took the unlikely iniciative ], being that any further relationship between the two [ a student council president dating an infamous delinquent were regarded as an unlikely sight within the school ] not only brings bad image and hard times upon herself and her one and only goal [ to conserve the sakura trees ] as it as well puts up a gap / distance between herself and tomoya, slowly separating both their times together with tomoyo's hectic schedule. as the story progresses beyond the couple's untimely break, tomoya himself began to felt that he no longer could chase tomoyo as she flew beyond the wall he thought he could never cross, until tomoyo returns and broke the gap between them, reuniting the two back together under the falling snow.
out of all possible coupling in clannad i've began to think that tomoya x tomoyo seems to be the best and the cutest >///> [ seconded by tomoya x kotomi and tomoya x nagisa ] especially during the brief morning scene prior to the OP. tomoyo's reaction toward tomoya's staple cruel joke somewhat sent a great tremor down my moe-meter enough to get me rolling on the flowerbed of happiness lol.
as usual, the BGM shouldn't be taken lightly [ well the ova borrows the entire catalogue from its parent series ] as the composer excels in summing up all the mood and drama with the greatness of the featured compositions, providing a light, heart warming atmosphere as the story unfold itself from the beginning until the very end. +the IN as well helps in elevating the mood seen in the final scene when the two were reunited back together. as i concluded my run over the ova i swiftly went lurking for it on the net upon realizing that i am yet to own the track within my collection :3