The After School Rhapsody
Hōkago no Kyōsōkyoku
Clannad, Episode 11
The After School Rhapsody Shot
"Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you."
Air date (Japan) 13 December 2007
Air date (US) 17 May 2009
Episode chronology
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List of Clannad episodes

The After School Rhapsody (放課後の狂想曲, Hōkago no Kyōsōkyoku?) is the eleventh episode of Clannad. The episode was first broadcast in Japan on 13 December 2007, and in the United States on 17 May 2009.


Kotomi is still trying to play the violin, but has not improved at all; in short, her playing is painful to anyone listening. Kyou gets the idea to have Kotomi play at her first violin recital after school the day after tomorrow, and in the mean time Kotomi can practice. The day before the recital, Tomoya visits Kotomi at the school's library and eats her delicious homemade apple pie. Shortly after, Tomoya falls asleep and has a very strange dream. At the recital, Kyou blackmails several students into coming with her position as a class representative. In the end, Kotomi did not improve at all, and the recital was still very painful to listen to. When Kotomi and her friends are going home, a strange man approaches Kotomi, though leaves shortly after; Kotomi was terrified of him.

Major events

  • Clues about Kotomi are revealed.



  • Kotomi chants a Latin quote from the fictional De Vermis Mysteriis in this episode.
  • The line that Kotomi recites by the window, "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you," is from "The Dandelion Girl", a short science fiction story written by Robert F. Young in 1961.