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Once Again After Crying
Namida no Ato ni Mō Ichido
Clannad, Episode 3
Scene from Once Again After Crying
Air date (Japan) 18 October 2007
Air date (US) 19 March 2009
Episode chronology
The First Step
Let's Find Friends
List of Clannad episodes

Once Again After Crying (涙のあとにもう一度, Namida no Ato ni Mō Ichido?) is the third episode of Clannad. The episode was first broadcast in Japan on 18 October 2007, and in the United States on 19 March 2009.


After the previous night's events, Tomoya goes to see if Nagisa is okay; she is, but he finds out that she has been physically weak all her life and is staying in bed as a precaution. While walking back from Furukawa Bread, Tomoya is accosted and a random person tries to make Tomoya a witness because the person suspects that a dent in his car was caused by a dropped tool. The electrician accused of damaging the car denies it while uttering highly eloquent yet cheesy lines. Tomoya gets the electrician out of a jam by realizing that the dent looks like it was made by a cat, and the electrician gives Tomoya his card. Finding his name to be Yusuke Yoshino; Sunohara later reveals that Yusuke is a retired professional musician who disappeared some time ago. Tomoya also learns to his surprise that Sunohara has a little sister.

After school the next day, Tomoya helps Nagisa rehearse for the open house by heading to the reference room to find books on speech; in there he runs into Yukine, who uses the forgotten room often and is friendly to whoever comes in looking for help. After receiving what they came to get and enjoying a cup of coffee, Tomoya and Nagisa head to the club room to rehearse. As he expected, Nagisa has a hard time speaking up in front of people, so Tomoya starts asking questions people would ask at the open house. After disclosing that she has little theatrical knowledge but can easily talk about the Great Dango Family, she reveals that she wants to act because she thinks that working with everyone would be fun, even though she could never participate in plays because of missing school from her illness.

Major events[]

  • Tomoya meets Yusuke and Kouko
  • Tomoya meets Yukine
  • Tomoya learns that Sunohara has a little sister
  • Sunohara mentions Yusuke's past


Note: Characters denoted with an asterisk (*) debut in this episode.