Huge Clannad Continuity Error Shocks Fans


Clannad fans have had the roots of their faith in the much vaunted integrity of the title’s narrative shaken, after observations revealed a continuity error of the most egregious sort between the two seasons.


As you can see here, the Furukawa household’s stairway, on the left and from episode three of the first season, has no banister. Episode 17 does.

Fans have difficulty explaining this away, save by invoking mysterious redecorations.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen such shocking disregard for quality in a top anime, but this hardly excuses such slovenliness.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know, this kind of stuff wouldn't be apparent or even addressed by normal ppl if this wasn't turned into 'news' like this.

    Comment by Q
    07:15 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I usually feel that they've going over the details a bit too much. I just want to enjoy it, not really to spot how the script is like, any details they've missed out etc. However, the attitude of the viewers have changed these days I guess.

    Comment by Darkoneko
    11:03 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it would be something more... important... -__-;

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "save by invoking mysterious redecorations.

    It’s not the first time we’ve seen such shocking disregard for quality in a top anime, but this hardly excuses such slovenliness."

    and calling this something that "Shocks Fans" is a huge overstatement.... The "decorations" a.k.a. renovations aren't mysterious at all and calling this an act of "slovenliness" is really a bit much... someone tried to pack as many insults into one article?

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    Comment by Quen
    13:16 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're completely mistaking the playful sarcasm we often use in our posts here for something else, this time directed at the 2channers who brought this up.

    Nobody here actually considers this to be a serious error, I assure you...

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    Comment by basilio
    06:45 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why Ushio? Perhaps it's not a child banister, but maybe it's Akio getting old and needing the support to go up the stairs.

    Comment by Mike
    05:11 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My faith in Anime has been crushed... Utterly Crushed!

    Comment by Eitetsu
    02:35 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0) The presence or non-presence of a banister neither adds or detracts to/from the story. A completely minute detail.

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    Comment by Vetus
    02:43 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol. Mistakes like these we can see even on big-production hollywood movies. For example, at the Independence Day when the first city was attacked by the aliens and everything was vanished by the alien's beam a single tree was untouched.

    Comment by EcureuilMatrix
    03:45 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Irony is wasted on some people, it seems.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, these otakus can spot all these things and bitch and moan about it as if they were the ones who decides everything. Amuzing article none the less..... =P

    Comment by Rincewind
    19:25 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ¡A wizard did it!

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    Comment by Meimi132
    05:23 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL I didn't even notice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 04/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's only discontinuity if they remove it again without explanation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 03/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    how can they put their heart into it ... when you get paid about 2$ an hours???

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 03/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe they had one installed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 28/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you people stop and think that maybe the handrail was ADDED on?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    am i the only one who is looking at sanae's boobs in the pic? i mean who cares if a stupid railing is missing or something? id rather her clothes be.. now that's news!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    <_< i don't know what everybody loves clannad if it's shitty in all the sense.

    I bet that error is the real true face of the quality of the anime, of course, only if the fans would accept it....

    very baka-yarou.

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    Comment by YouPeople
    04:23 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look how low down the banister is. Ushio lives there now, so they added it so Ushio could climb up the stairs. Not an error.

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    Comment by motaku96
    01:12 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol. I thought the error was gonna be something big that affected the plot. I wouldn't have noticed this on my own. Yeah, like already stated, probably put in for Ushio.
    Speaking of discontinuity, someone probably already mentioned this but in Minami-ke, there are some differences between the first and second/third seasons(different production company). Haruka's highschool has regular style classrooms(with desks) in the first but in Okawari/Okaeri they have lecture style classrooms. It's possible the same school has different types of classrooms but I thought it was a pretty noticeable difference.
    Oh and Chiaki and Kana had separate rooms in the first whereas they share a large room in second/third. Again they could've just remodeled but I don't see why they'd take down a wall.

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    Comment by motaku96
    09:13 18/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just noticed another difference between the first and second season. In the first season they walk to their apartment from the right, indicating that the stairs or elevator is to the right of their room. In the second season they are the last room on their floor. They also happen to be on the far right, meaning there's no chance for there to be anything else there.

    First season episode 4 - 2 minutes in.(chiaki finds what's his name, depressed by their door)
    Okawari episode 6 about - 14 minutes in.(they try to get fuyuki to come out, you can see that there's only one room next to his, and they head in that direction when going back home)

    Comment by Howling-kun
    01:34 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I also had noticed that.
    It's probably the studio change.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its been five years, Ushio now lives there. I wouldn't be surprised if the banister was for her to go up the stairs safely.

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    Comment by exia
    09:46 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe they adopted a dwarf. Oops ushio.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, if adding banisters for kids is supposed to be shocking, let's have them cook ramen for themselves instead

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:13 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, wtf
    The posts on this site seem to be getting worse, this is nonsense
    Not only does no one care (shocking my ass =/) but it's easily explained

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    Comment by Chris
    16:44 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I suppose we can't blame you since Artefact forget the /sarcasm tag at the end of the article.

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    Comment by Kip
    02:21 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not true, they could have hired someone to do it too!


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, idiots will be idiots.

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    22:39 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do realize Artefact was not the one who found these "mistakes", no? And you DO realize he is only letting readers know about something that happened over at 2ch or 2chan(whichever it is).
    Why do you even bother to come to this site if it irates you so?
    You a masochist or something?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did I say he was the one who found the mistakes? Not at all, I don't care where it was first posted, there was no need for this at all, a useless post
    If he had actually posted this same thing but stating that it's ridiclous to think this a grave error, then that would have been fair enough
    Oh yea, because a few posts lately have annoyed me I'm going to completely disregard every other post ever made and never come here again, idiot

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    15:19 05/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have shaken my faith and shall pay for this error!

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    Comment by Karmappi
    05:19 19/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "stating that it’s ridiclous to think this a grave error"

    Well, that pretty much is what he did.
    He let us know of this arguably interesting tibid of random anime-related news that's come up, only thanks to him we can actually understand it, since in place of the crazy moon runes, it's written in plain English. All the while mocking how it really isn't that big of a deal (Sarcasm, internet etc.).

    And, really, isn't that the reason we keep coming back to read his posts? (Besides, of course, the galleries of lolis & idols, news of arrested sex-offenders, new releases, the occasional MAD/other fanmade stuff, and to check how much school girls near your area ask for their bodies.)

    Comment by Anon
    09:31 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess anime characters aren't allowed to do home improvements over the course of 5 years or so.

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    Comment by otaku
    09:29 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe something happend in the household...
    wars or something...

    Comment by KonaKona4
    09:27 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A few years...DIY happens =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    handicapp friendly........

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    09:27 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it has been years, and Ushio is living there, thus it's not surprising for it to be added

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    Comment by Artefact

    As I said, there are those who think it actually a deliberate addition.

    Comment by Van Fallen
    09:29 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is this an error?

    Comment by euclids
    21:23 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I presume Sankaku Complex is running a tad bit low on things to post. This isn't even remotely funny, witty or interesting.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you escape from irony like a fish escapes a magnet.

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    Comment by dmil666
    21:45 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The horror! The horror!

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    Comment by paul
    23:05 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well they have a kid in the house now so having a banister is for safety

    Comment by AmericanOtaku83
    23:21 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Use the handrails. I invented them for a reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 08/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who cares anyway.. didn't even notice...

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