Top Ten Best Anime Like Clannad That You Will Love!

Top 10 Best Anime Like Clannad That You Will Love!

Did you love watching Clannad? Are you craving to watch more anime like Clannad? If so, here’s a list of anime similar to Clannad!

Clannad is a very emotional anime that gets better and better as the series progresses. It has a total of two seasons, with the first one being more lighthearted than the second.

In this article, I will be listing some of the best anime that have similar plots, characters, and overall settings to Clannad.

List of the 10 best Anime like Clannad

In this section of the article, I will count down the best shows that have the same feel as Clannad and Clannad After story.

They are not arranged in any particular order because each and every one of the following titles is amazing on its own way.

So without any further ado, here are the top ten best anime similar to Clannad:

  • Kanon
  • Angel Beats!
  • Little Busters!
  • Orange
  • Rewrite
  • Sunday without God
  • Charlotte
  • Anohona: the flower we saw that day
  • Rascal Does not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai

1/10. Kanon

Kanon - Best Anime Like Clannad
  • MAL score: 8.08
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Mar 16, 2007

Yuuichi Aizawa returns to his aunt Akiko’s residence after seven years apart while his parents pursue their jobs in Africa. Even though he had many visits to this location as a child, his memories of it were curiously lacking.

This anime follows Yuuichi as he unearths the secrets of his past through shards of memories and evidence discovered while moving into his new home.

This anime is more like Clannad. It even features a man who resembles Sunohara!

2/10. Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!
  • MAL score: 8.28
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010

Otonashi awakens in an unusual location, where he meets Yuri, a rifle-toting girl who informs him that he is dead and that here is the afterlife. Other than his name, he has no recollection of himself.

Yuri then invites him to join the Shinda Sekai Sensen (afterlife battlefront), which attempts to combat the wicked angel. Otonashi joins the SSS, but instead of fighting the angel, he attempts to understand her, gradually rediscovering his memories. Thus begins his afterlife adventure!

3/10. Little Busters!

Little Busters! - Best Anime Like Clannad
  • MAL score: 7.60 (Season 1), 8.31 (Season 2)
  • Total Episodes: 39
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013 and Oct 5, 2013 to Dec 28, 2013

Little Busters is another Slice of Life anime like Clannad that focueses on the emotional aspect of human relationship.

Riki Naoe’s life, which has been cut off from the outside world since his parents’ deaths, is transformed when he is invited to join a squad known as the Little Busters. They had a good time combating evil and enjoying fun together as kids.

Years later, they plan to resurrect the Little Busters by transforming them into a baseball team (similar to Clannad) and recruiting new players.

Then, one day, they get a mysterious letter tied to Rin’s cat, in which they are asked to learn the world’s secrets by fulfilling particular tasks. What is the hidden secret?

4/10. Orange

Orange: Mirai (2016)
  • MAL score: 7.71
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 4, 2016 to Sep 26, 2016 

Naho Takamiya, a high school student, receives a mysterious letter written to her from her future self in this anime. The letter was written in try to alleviate her regrets by protecting a specific boy, Kakeru Naruse, who was about to transfer to her high school.

The letter describes the events that are about to occur in her life. Knowing this, Naho must make careful judgments to ensure that Kakeru does not commit suicide, as stated in the letter.

This anime is like Clannad in terms of the emotional ride it takes you on.

5/10. Rewrite

Rewrite - Best Anime Like Clannad
  • MAL score: 6.81 (Season 1), 7.43(Season 2)
  • Total Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016 and Jan 14, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017

This anime is about Kotarou Tennouji, a high school student with the capacity to permanently rewrite a specific section of his body, enhancing his speed, agility, strength, and so on. He meets “the ghost girl,” who gradually becomes devoted to him.

He later discovers that the ghost girl was the key that two sides were searching for. The one party intended to rescue the world by destroying mankind, while the other wished to stop them. Can he survive being caught in the middle of this battle?

6/10. Sunday without God

Sunday without God - Best Anime Like Clannad
  • MAL score: 7.45
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 22, 2013

Sunday without God is another anime like Clannad that is very close to my heart. The mood it sets is something you won’t find in most other series these days.

This anime takes place in a world where new life cannot be born and the dead wander restlessly among the living. The gravekeeper is responsible for burying the dead.

Ai, a happy little girl who is perhaps the world’s youngest, is the gravekeeper who has taken her late mother’s post.

One day, she meets a guy named Hampnie Hambart, who claims to be her father and kills all the undead villagers who raised her in her mother’s absence. She then embarks on a journey with this man, visiting faraway locations in order to fulfill her duty as a gravekeeper.

7/10. Charlotte

  • MAL score: 7.91
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

Charlotte is a beautiful anime that is also about teenagers with superpowers who have been gathered into a particular school in order to protect them from becoming test subjects for scientific experimentation.

The main protagonist, Yuu Otosaka, because of being caught using his powers to cheat on tests, is forced to join the student council and is made to work with the rest of the council members to track down and make those with superpowers join their institution.

8/10. Anohona: the flower we saw that day

Anohona: the flower we saw that day
  • MAL score: 8.53
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011 

Anohana is another emotional anime like Clannad that will break your heart as episodes go by.

Jinta Yadomi is a homebody who skips school to play video games all day. One summer day, his long-dead childhood friend “Menma” appears in front of him and asks him to grant her forgotten wish.

He initially believes he is hallucinating and avoids her, but eventually discovers that she is the ghost of Menma. To grant her request, he collects the childhood gang and they do everything they can to find the forgotten wish. What could be the wish?

9/10. Rascal Does not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • MAL score: 8.25
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018

Bunny Girl Senpai is home to one of the most popular waifus of all time, Mai Sakurajima.

The story follows Mai and Sakuta as they go through several mysterious phenomena at their school.

As a matter of fact, they both met because of one such phenomenon. Mai suddenly became invisible to others, so she wore an alluring bunny girl outfit and roamed around.

This is when Sakuta sees her and gets to know her.

Bunny Girl Senpai is an amazing anime with a ton of comedy, drama, and romance, making it a perfect anime that is similar to Clannad.

10/10. Hyouka

Hyouka - Best Anime Like Clannad
  • MAL score: 8.25
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018

Hyouka is an anime like Clannad that takes place in high school settings. However, it does not get as emotional as Clannad. But that might be a good thing.

Because this anime has other beautiful elements, such as its main characters and their relationships,

This anime focuses on Oreki, who is a very smart but extremely lazy individual. He falls in love with a girl and solves school mysteries along with her.

This is a perfect slice-of-life anime similar to Clannad’s first season, so you’re definitely going to love this one!

That’s it for this post! These are the top ten best anime like Clannad that you should watch.

Hope you found something new and interesting to binge on!


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