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En Route on the Sloped Road
Sakamichi no Tochū
Clannad ~After Story~, Episode 9
The gang celebrating Nagisa's birthday on 24 December.
The gang celebrating Nagisa's birthday on 24 December.
Air date (Japan) 28 November 2008
Episode chronology
Valiant Fight
Season of Beginnings
List of Clannad ~After Story~ episodes

En Route on the Sloped Road (坂道の途中, Sakamichi no Tochū?) is the ninth episode of Clannad ~After Story~. The episode was first broadcasted in Japan on 28 November 2008.


Tomoya and his friends are nearing graduation, and are discussing what they will be doing after they graduate. Kyou wishes to be a kindergarten teacher, Ryou hopes to go to a nursing school, Kotomi wants to study in America, and Youhei aspires to be a model. Tomoya still has not decided on what to do yet. Nagisa's sickness returns, making her unable to go to school and take the exams. On the day of graduation, Tomoya returns home to Nagisa who wishes to take a walk with him while holding hands.

Major events[]

  • Tomoya, Kyou, Ryou, Kotomi and Youhei graduate.
  • Nagisa decides to repeat her senior year as a result of her illness.



  • This is the last time Youhei is shown with blonde hair.