Since bookclub has now officially started I’m gonna talk about the stuff I’m going to talk about in the individual character route threads.
To start, CLANNAD’s routes have a few common themes. Like many works of literature, CLANNAD’s title has great significance over the whole story. It has been said that CLANNAD means (or at least thought to mean) family in Gaelic. And unsurprisingly, CLANNAD has a huge focus on family. But in this context, family is not just limited to blood-related family. Here it may be defined as good friends, lovers, teachers, and even pets. I will be using this stuff later when the bookclub moves on to other routes.
Another common theme is wishes. I won’t go into much detail with this for now but I will start with this: “Would you like me to take you to the place in this town where wishes come true?” -Nagisa
There’s other themes as well but ehh whatever we can deal with those when we get there. So for those of you joining us for the bookclub, have a good time with discussions! And together let’s begin the long, long uphill climb!