So I finished the Tomo Arc yesterday, and it was my favorite arc yet. The conflict between Tomoya and Tomoyo here was very believable and a conflict where both sides have a point, although I would ultimately side with Tomoya as well.
Now, there are actually some questions about Tomo’s mother that gathered in my mind while playing. First of, what late night job did she have that the other parents thought Tomo’s a bad influence for their children? Or is it a general late night job = bad in Japan? If it’s not, then my first guess would have been Hostess, since this is definitely a job through which she could have met Mr. Sakagami. It was after all stated that she met him during these jobs if I remember correctly.
The second question regarding her is her ailment, although reading the other posts, I guess it was just supposed to be some unknown illnes which will cost her life in a few years. Still, with the direction my mind went for her profession (I know that a Hostess usually doesn’t have sex with clients, but at the time playing, prostitution was another possibility for her job, although that’s unlikely after googling and knowing that that’s illegal in Japan), at the time I thought she’s suffering from AIDS. That could still be possible, though. Who knows what could have gone wrong at a hospital or some such.
Now to something more positive, I like that Tomoya’s actions actually remind him of his father and his situation with him. I actually like it more than the resolution in Clannad After Story, (Clannad After Story) since here he actually thinks about that through his own actions, unlike in After Story, where it was basically set in motion through some third party exposition. Although the resolution itself didn’t happen yet, maybe in the After arc, maybe it was just a short mention to tie up loose ends.
And to get even more positive, during the 17th August I had a giddy smile on my face and must have looked really silly, that’s just how heartwarming the story of Kanako befriending everyone was. So yeah, Kanako is the MVP of Tomoyo After. Also, this made me think that Tomo’s going to become a child of the whole village, which is even more potential for Fanfiction, on top of the ones @EisenKoubu already mentioned. Really, I have a picture in my mind with Tomo being surrounded by smiling villagers with Tomo having the time of her life. Alas, I can’t draw well enough to do that art myself, sorry.
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Near the end of the arc, I couldn’t hold my tears back at the moment Tomoya, Takafumi, and Kanako were prepared to say their goodbyes cherishing the wonderful moments they spent with her.
Well, I got nothing to complain, so I think you did a great job.