"How does 'Ushio' sound?
"Yes. It's about how the tide rises and falls. ...I'm sure that a lot of things happen within a life. But as time passes, things return to us."
Clannad is not my favorite anime. It has many faults, and is subject to the criticisms of many modern anime, including pandering to fans of the “moe” aesthetic and a lack of layered symbolism, but It is still an anime that will go down in history as a true masterpiece, and the one single anime I wish everyone would watch at some point in their lifetime.