Title: Tomoyo After ~ Dear Shining Memories Author: Key, Sumiyoshi Yukiko Release: Monthly Status: Finished Genre: Slice of Life, Romance Art: C Originality: B Story: B Characters: B Humor: B Action: B
Impression: This is a manga adaptation based on a spin-off sequel of Key's matserpiece, Clannad. Basically it's the rest of the story after Tomoyo's route in the original game where Tomoya and Tomoyo are getting used to having each other in their lives. Tomoyo and her routes were basically my favourite character and route of the original game mainly because of how great a character she is. That's why it was a bit of a disappointment for me that she mellowed out from the combo kicking reformed vigilante that she was in the original game. This manga's plot was okay but I felt that they should have at least given it three volumes to adapt everything from the spin-off game properly. It would have also fixed the pacing of the plotlines here since they're individual chapters with their own individual arc. In any case, you'll like this if you're a fan of Clannad.