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The Tidal Breeze's Mischief
Shiokaze no Tawamure
Clannad ~After Story~, Episode 20
Ushio and Fuko playing with Nagisa's dango dolls.
Ushio and Fuko playing with Nagisa's dango dolls.
Air date (Japan) 26 February 2009
Episode chronology
The Road Home
The End of the World
List of Clannad ~After Story~ episodes

The Tidal Breeze's Mischief (汐風の戯れ, Shiokaze no Tawamure?) is the twentieth episode of Clannad ~After Story~. It was first broadcast in Japan on 26 February 2009.


When Tomoya brings Ushio to school he meets her teacher, who is none other than Kyou Fujibayashi and they have a conversation. After that, Tomoya goes to work and Yūsuke asks him for Fūko to play with Ushio, since she likes her. Tomoya agrees to this and Fūko arrives at his house to play until the evening when she goes back home. When it is time to sleep, Tomoya uses Nagisa's song to lull Ushio to sleep. The next day, Kyou tells Tomoya about sports day at school where the parents are to participate as well. He is reluctant about it, but Ushio encourages him, which makes him change his mind. One evening, Ushio is taking a stroll to the new hospital by herself and encounters Fūko on her way. When the latter asks why she does this, Ushio says it is for no real reason. The next day, Tomoya is preparing for the meet at Furukawa Bread with Sanae and Akio, when Ushio is suddenly struck with a fever, much to the others' shock.

Major events[]

  • Tomoya meets Ushio's kindergarten teacher - Kyou.
  • Fuko visits the Okazakis' apartment to play with Ushio.
  • Akio and Tomoya intend on participating in the sports day.
  • Ushio becomes ill; Tomoya is forced to cancel his participation.



  • The episode's title is a play on Ushio's name, which itself refers to the tide.
  • Sunbeams Streaming Through the Leaves from the Sorarado Append album was used as an insert song in this episode.
  • At the scene arriving at Ushio's kindergarten, a recorder version of Shining in the Sky plays.
  • This is the first time Tomoya and Kyou have seen each other in five years; they last saw each other a few days before Nagisa gave birth to Ushio.
  • Ushio repeatedly refers to Botan as "Nabe" for some reason.