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The girls of Clannad: Tomoyo (top-left), Kotomi (top-right), Fuko (bottom-left), Nagisa (center), and Kyou (bottom-right).

This is a list of characters from the visual novel, manga, and anime series Clannad. The main character is Tomoya Okazaki, a male student who became a delinquent after a fight with his father that permanently damaged the tendon in his right arm. There are five heroines in this story, starting from Nagisa, an insecure and selfless girl, lacking in confidence and self-esteem, who wants to re-establish the long disbanded theatre club. The next is Kyou Fujibayashi, a girl from another class who is violent and has a bad attitude but otherwise is a good cook. The third heroine is a genius girl named Kotomi Ichinose, who is a very quiet but strange girl. She can be found almost everyday in the library alone during school hours reading very complex books. The fourth heroine is Fuko Ibuki, a childish but antisocial girl who carves wooden starfish to distribute to others as a present, inviting them to her sister's wedding in return. The last heroine is Tomoyo Sakagami, a transfer student who is rumoured to be a former delinquent. She wants to become the student council president in order to preserve the cherry blossom trees on the hill path to school.

Secondary characters have their own path too, and act as supporting characters who further the story. One of the secondary characters is Yukine Miyazawa, a second year student who hangs around in the library's reference room during lunchtime offering advice and support to those in need. Ryou Fujibayashi, a class representative of Tomoya's class, twin-sister of Kyou, timid and a keen fortune-teller. Misae Sagara, who is the landlady of Youhei's dormitory. Kouko Ibuki who is Fuko's older sister, and she is kind with people. Youhei Sunohara, who is Tomoya's friend, and fellow delinquent; he becomes a delinquent after getting kicked out of the soccer club. Mei Sunohara, who is Youhei's younger sister, and worries about Youhei's condition. Akio Furukawa, Nagisa's father, is bad-mouthed and rough, but is actually kind and sympathetic. He operates the Furukawa bakery along with Sanae Furukawa, Nagisa's mother, who is childish and a crybaby, but is dependable and strong-willed when needed; she creates breads that are anything but edible. Toshio Koumura, a former homeroom teacher of Tomoya and Youhei. Yusuke Yoshino, an electrician who works for the sake of love of the city. Kappei Hiiragi, a mysterious nineteen-year-old young man who is traveling around. Naoyuki Okazaki, Tomoya's father, who Tomoya distanced himself from after a quarrel that injures his arm. There are also secondary characters that appears only in the After Story. Ushio Okazaki, Tomoya and Nagisa's daughter, and Shino Okazaki, Tomoya's paternal grandmother.

Main characters

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Tomoya Okazaki as seen from the Clannad anime.

Tomoya Okazaki

Tomoya Okazaki (岡崎 朋也 Okazaki Tomoya?)
Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (DVD bundled with PS2 game), Kenji Nojima (drama CD, movie), Yuichi Nakamura (anime), David Matranga (English)
Tomoya is the male protagonist of Clannad. Due to his habit of always arriving late to school, skipping classes during the day, and staying out all night, he has been labeled as a delinquent, or a young person who defies authority. Ever since his mother, Atsuko, died in a car accident when he was young, Tomoya has been living with his father, Naoyuki, with whom he argues constantly. Tomoya was injured during a fight with his father three years ago; since then, their relationship has been very distant. While walking to school, Tomoya met Nagisa Furukawa; since then, his life changed. Nagisa describes him as someone who is seemingly mean and bad-mouthed, but actually kind-hearted.
The major story in Clannad is about Tomoya learning about the point of having family and friends. Throughout the game, he interacts with other people and going through with their problems. After solving their problem and making them happy, Tomoya will be granted a light orb, the symbol of happiness of the city. The light orbs that Tomoya collects will appear in the Main Menu of the game.

Nagisa Furukawa

Nagisa Furukawa (古河 渚 Furukawa Nagisa?)
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)
Nagisa is the main heroine of Clannad. Although she is in her third year in high school, as is Tomoya, Nagisa is actually one year older since she had to repeat her third year after an illness that lasted nine months. On the first day of school, she meets Tomoya on a long hill path in front of the school. She has a strange habit of muttering the names of food that she plans to eat as a way to motivate herself, such as anpan and also has a liking of a group mascot known as "Dango Daikazoku" (だんご大家族?, lit. Great Dango Family). She wants to re-establish the once-disbanded drama club, but does not have much self-confidence so she often needs help in order to motivate herself through the day.
The major arc of the story revolves around Nagisa. After Tomoya befriends Nagisa, she tells him of her dream of joining the drama club. They soon discover that the club was disbanded. While attempting to recreate the club, Nagisa and Tomoya discover that they cannot advertise for new members, having missed the deadline to do so. In order to create an officially recognized club, they find they need at least three members and a sponsor teacher for the club, and the only one left is Koumura, who asks them to discuss with the chorus club members. After listening to Rie's story, Nagisa gives up reestablishing drama club. Youhei is furious about the story, and decides to have a 3-on-3 basketball match with the basketball team to prove that the chorus club members cannot hide behind their handicap. This happens to be a success, since the chorus club members decide to share Koumura with the drama club.
After Tomoya had a falling out with his father, Nagisa offers to have Tomoya move into her house until things settle down, to which Tomoya agrees. Curious about Nagisa's play which is the same as the hidden world he dreamt, Tomoya tries to find about the story, which leads him to learn about the secrets behind Nagisa's sickness. Nagisa accidentally learns of the secret and becomes guilty about forcing her parents to give up their dreams. However, this changes once she falsely believes, by accidentally knocking down some boxes, that they had given up their dreams for her. During her performance, Nagisa starts crying instead of saying her lines. After crying for a few minutes, Akio comes in and yells to Nagisa that it's not her fault. Soon after, Sanae stands out from the crowd and agrees with Akio. After Sanae, Tomoya also assures Nagisa . Nagisa starts to feel better and starts the play. The day after, Tomoya confesses his love to Nagisa. Nagisa later succumbs to her sickness again, and is forced to repeat her third year again in After Story.
After Story is a continuation of Nagisa's story, where Tomoya works as an electrician, and Nagisa starts living together with Tomoya. In this story, Nagisa faces a tragedy and continues to battle with her sickness. She also successfully gives birth to Ushio, the daughter of her and Tomoya, however Nagisa dies shortly afterwards. If Tomoya manages to collect the needed amount of light orbs, a miracle will happen using all the light orbs, and Nagisa safely delivers Ushio without dying, thus ending Tomoya's "journey with the light". Nagisa, Tomoya, and Ushio are able to live together as a family without having a doomed fate.

Kyou Fujibayashi

Kyou Fujibayashi (藤林 杏 Fujibayashi Kyō?)
Voiced by: Ryō Hirohashi (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)
Kyou is a bad-mouthed and aggressive girl who is also well known as a good cook. She is the older of the Fujibayashi twins. She was in Tomoya's class in their second year, and has maintained a steady friendship with Tomoya even though they are put in different classes on their third year. She is currently the class representative of class 3-E. She has a pet baby boar named Button (ボタン Botan?). She owns a scooter, which is known only to Tomoya, Nagisa, and her sister. She throws various types of dictionaries towards anyone she gets furious with, especially Youhei.
Kyou's story starts when she tries to make Tomoya get intimately close with Ryou. However, when a rumor about Tomoya being two timer with Ryou and Kyou spread around the school, Kyou starts avoiding Tomoya, Ryou becomes more bold. Youhei finds out that Kyou has a crush on Tomoya too, and advises Tomoya to settle things out before more misunderstanding happens. After much conflict of playing boyfriend and girlfriend with Ryou, Tomoya breaks up with Ryou and confesses his love to Kyou, in return confesses her love to him and become a couple.
Kyou works as a kindergarten teacher in the After Story portion, and coincidentally is also Ushio's teacher. According to Tomoya, her personality is still the same even after reunion, but Ushio says that Kyou is a good teacher.
In the movie, Kyou does not talk to Tomoya much, but her relationship with Tomoyo is better.

Kotomi Ichinose

Kotomi Ichinose (一ノ瀬 ことみ Ichinose Kotomi?)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)
Kotomi is another schoolmate of Tomoya's in the same year, but, like Kyou, is in a separate class from Tomoya. She is in the top ten for every subject throughout the whole country in standardized exam results—she always goes to the library to read extra materials, especially books in foreign languages. Kotomi is a very quiet girl and it is quite difficult to communicate with her. In her spare time, she plays the violin, although she is very poor at it to the point of causing pain to those who hear her play as a comedic effect.
Tomoya meets her, but does not remember that they were once good friends, when he enters the library and finds Kotomi sitting on the floor barefoot, reading books with scissors in her hand, and acts oddly with Tomoya. After several meetings with Kotomi, Tomoya starts skipping the fourth period to spend time with Kotomi in the library. Kotomi soon decides to join the drama club.
Just when Kotomi starts to open up to everyone, a bus accident causes her to breakdown in front of everyone and returns home. Tomoya visits her in her house and learns that he and Kotomi were childhood friends, but lost contact with each other after Kotomi's parents died in a plane crash. Not wanting to feel the pain of losing someone important anymore, she asks Tomoya to leave her alone. Wanting to bring Kotomi away from her past, Tomoya decides to renovate her garden, while the drama club members decide to gift her a violin, but was unfortunately destroyed. After renovating Kotomi's garden, Kotomi appears to Tomoya, and after some poignant conversation, Tomoya brings Kotomi out of her house to see the outside world inside her heart. The next day, her guardian presents Kotomi her parent's briefcase that has traveled all the way to Japan, and inside is a teddy bear and a testimony, asking Kotomi to live the way she wants and grow up to be an adult. Kotomi realizes she is still being loved by her parents even after their death and cries. After this, Kotomi becomes more mature, and the drama club members finally give Kotomi a violin.
In the anime adaptation Clannad After Story, Kotomi moves to America to further her studies. She, however, occasionally visits Tomoya and the others. Kotomi also appeared in the movie adaptation, only being a background character as she is only seen conducting a song for the members of the Choir Club.

Tomoyo Sakagami

Tomoyo Sakagami (坂上 智代 Sakagami Tomoyo?)
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Kaytha Coker (English)
Tomoyo transferred to Tomoya's school as a second year student during spring. Although Tomoya is older than her, Tomoyo does not show him his due respect as a senior student. She has a younger brother named Takafumi (鷹文?).
She is rumored to be violent and to have a misconduct record for fighting. These rumors are later confirmed, when she beats up several delinquents from her previous school at a day during school hours. Youhei challenges Tomoyo, unable to believe what he saw. After several meetings with Tomoyo, Tomoya learns from Tomoyo that she wants to be a student council president, and later, her reason of wanting to be one.
Tomoyo is secretly going out with Tomoya. Tomoyo's relationship with Tomoya spreads fast in school, the school bodies try to separate Tomoyo and Tomoya, in hope Tomoyo will concentrate more in her position. With Tomoya worrying about his delinquent status will hold down Tomoyo, Tomoya reluctantly breaks up with Tomoyo. After several months, Tomoyo meets up with Tomoya, telling him that she successfully saved the cherry blossom trees from being cut down but she lost something in return: her time with Tomoya. She then confesses to Tomoya that she wants only him and will follow him to the odd ends. Tomoya is touched by her words and decides to resume being lovers. After Tomoya graduates in spring, he sees both Takafumi and Tomoyo off to school, with both of them admiring the beauty of the cherry blossom. Tomoyo's story continues at Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life, Key's fifth game, a sequel to Clannad, as the main heroine.
In the movie, Tomoyo was already a student council president when Tomoya just met Nagisa, and her relationship with Youhei and Kyou is better compared to the game and anime.

Fuko Ibuki

Fuko Ibuki (伊吹 風子 Ibuki Fūko?)
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English)
Fuko is a first year student at Tomoya's school. She is always alone, making wood carvings of starfish with a small knife to give to others as presents. This hobby completely drains her concentration and awareness of her surroundings. Tomoya meets Fuko in an empty classroom, carving a block of wood with a knife. Tomoya confiscates the knife after noticing she is hurting herself, but eventually returns the knife the next day. Some days later, Tomoya learns from Fuko that she is carving 700 starfish to be distributed to all the students in the school, wanting them to attend her sister Kouko's wedding. The main problem is that no one in the school knows about Kouko, who had retired three years ago.
After learning about Fuko's accident and her unknown existence as an ikiryō, or astral projection, both Nagisa and Tomoya decide to assist Fuko to accomplish her dreams. Just when they thought everything goes well, Fuko starts to disappear from everyone's heart, due to her waning spiritual powers, as the real Fuko had stopped breathing in the hospital. Wanting Kouko's wedding to happen, Tomoya asks Koumura to organize the wedding ceremony at May 18. Through many struggles and hardships, Kouko's wedding turns into a success and everyone that was given a starfish carving came to the wedding. After the wedding, Fuko thanks Tomoya for everything he did, and congratulates her sister before disappearing. After the wedding, Kouko and Yusuke decide to thank Fuko in her hospital room.
Through a miracle from Tomoya's light orb, Fuko recovers from coma in After Story arc. She is extremely fond of Ushio, intending to take her away from Tomoya. In Clannad's epilogue, she is shown talking to a sleeping girl in the illusionary world, asking her to play with her.
In the anime, Fuko appears occasionally in various unexpected situations; this is actually a nod to Fuko Ninja event in the game that happens in Tomoyo's path, after completing the whole Clannad game.

Secondary characters

Yukine Miyazawa

Yukine Miyazawa (宮沢 有紀寧 Miyazawa Yukine?)
Voiced by: Atsuko Enomoto (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)
Yukine is a second year student who hangs around in the library's reference room during lunchtime. Tomoya first met her in the library's reference room while trying to find a "how to" book about speeches. He is immediately greeted by her hospitality, and returns the next day with Youhei due to Youhei's insistence. Ever since, Tomoya, Nagisa, and Youhei start to enter the library reference room routinely. She later avails Tomoya and Youhei an instruction book for magical spells for them to try. Most of them are in the favor of Tomoya, involving the girls they met.
She has friends outside of her school, which turns out to be delinquents from other schools. She made friends with the delinquents through her brother, Kazuto, who is also a delinquent, after his death trying to save a friend from an accident. Tomoya learns briefly about the light orbs through Yukine, which are called the symbol of happiness. The light orbs are actually the girl's wishes in the hidden world.
According to the script writers, Yukine was originally intended to be one of the heroines of Clannad, but as her story did not reach their expectations, she was made into a secondary character. However, she was still depicted on the regular edition cover of the PC release, and on the PlayStation 2 release which used the same art as the regular PC release.

Ryou Fujibayashi

Ryou Fujibayashi (藤林 椋 Fujibayashi Ryō?)
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
Ryou is Tomoya's classmate and class representative. She is Kyou's younger twin sister. Unlike her older sister, Ryou is timid and does not cook well (but is otherwise good at chores). Ryou is very keen about fortune telling, but her predictions, while incredibly specific, always manage to be either somewhat skewed or extremely wrong. Ryou plays as a major supporting character in both Kyou's path and Kappei's path.
Ryou has a crush on Tomoya, as shown in Kyou's arc, and needs Kyou's help on pursuing Tomoya. In Kappei's arc, she pursues Kappei instead, which worries Kyou. Ryou has her own optional path, where Tomoya pursues Ryou and become boyfriend and girlfriend, however it is considered as Kyou's bad end.
Ryou takes nursing course and as a nurse in After Story portion. Her job as a nurse is further proven as seen in Kappei's path five years later, where she works as a nurse, along with the anime adaption Clannad After Story, where she is seen working as a nurse in episode 22.

Misae Sagara

Misae Sagara (相楽 美佐枝 Sagara Misae?)
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Elizabeth Bunch (English)
Misae Sagara is the resident manager at Youhei's dorm. Misae is 23 years old at the time the story takes place; this is only mentioned in the visual novel. She was Hikarizaka's first female student council president when she was in high school. She achieved a full week of perfect attendance for the whole student body and she was loved by the students. Misae is friendly with the dorm students but strict when it comes to the dorm rules. She is also well-liked by the rugby members. Depending on decisions, Tomoya can change her to a violent dorm lady through his lecture, which is her original personality, who uses brute force to convince the dorm students to do their cleaning duty.
Misae is waiting for her lover to return, which is actually her cat—Katsuki Shima. When Tomoya tries to pursue Misae, the cat gives Tomoya a dream about Misae's past. When Misae was still in high school, she met a boy named Katsuki Shima who insisted in granting her wish as a payment for encouraging him to recover. Misae's reluctance on having her wish granted and Katsuki's persistency eventually have their feelings for each other develop further, which also made her elected as the student council president due to her rumors with Katsuki. However, Katsuki realizes that his true identity is not Katsuki but his cat, who gave him the duty of granting Misae a wish before dying. Being conflicted with his duty and his love for Misae, he insisted her on having her wish granted. After announcing her wish on having Katsuki forever loving Misae, Katsuki obliged. Katsuki returned to his cat form, and waited for Misae like usual. Noticing the cat's fondness on her, Misae takes the cat as her pet, without knowing the cat's identity as her lover. At the town's festival, Tomoya tells Misae about her cat's true identity.

Kouko Ibuki

Kouko Ibuki (伊吹 公子 Ibuki Kōko?)
Voiced by: Yūko Minaguchi (Japanese), Stephanie Wittels (English)
Kouko is Fuko's older sister. She used to be an art teacher at Tomoya's school, and she treats everyone kindly. Kouko is one of the familiar faces in the Furukawa Bakery, and Nagisa admires her very much, being her former art teacher. Currently she is engaged with Yusuke Yoshino, and is the major reason why Fuko still exists in the school, despite still sleeping in the hospital.
In the movie, Kouko was a drama teacher instead of an art teacher. She, along with Youhei and Tomoya helped supervise and revive the drama club for Nagisa.

Youhei Sunohara

Youhei Sunohara (春原 陽平 Sunohara Yōhei?)
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)
Youhei is Tomoya's friend and also a delinquent. He entered the school on an athletic recommendation in soccer, but was kicked out of the soccer club after being involved in a fight. After this incident, he became lazy, becoming the only student with a higher absence rate than Tomoya. He is left handed when it comes to sports and fighting (this is only mentioned in the anime), but he writes with his right hand, hinting that he is ambidextrous. He and Tomoya are known as the "Dirty Pair" in school. His hair is naturally black; he bleaches it blond. He has a sister named Mei. Youhei is a comic relief character; as a recurring gag, he often gets punished or beaten up by various characters due to his behavior, including Tomoya.
Youhei plays a major role in some character paths. Youhei plays the most role in the Sunohara siblings' arc, which centers around his relationship with his sister Mei, who tries to bring back her brother's former self. In After Story arc, he attends Nagisa's fake graduating ceremony after being begged by Tomoya, and visits Nagisa when she is sick and pregnant. According to the scriptwriters, he has the most appearance in the School Life arc. In the visual novel, there is a possible ending in which Tomoya reveals to Youhei that he loves him, and, by threatening Youhei, the two start a relationship together.
In the movie, Youhei is depicted less as a comic relief character and is more serious about life, such as when he gets a part-time job due to his family's financial situations. He also gets along with Tomoyo and the two even worked together to ease Tomoya's depression.

Mei Sunohara

Mei Sunohara (春原 芽衣 Sunohara Mei?)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese), Serena Varghese (English)
Mei is Youhei's younger sister who loves Youhei as a brother and lives in the countryside. Mei is a smart girl and likes to see new things. She is a fan of Yusuke Yoshino, an older male graduate from Tomoya's school, who is a member of a band. Worried about her brother's situation, she calls Youhei, but instead of her brother, Tomoya disguised as Youhei tells her to come.
Mei's personality is a direct opposite of that of her brother, Youhei. She can be very nosy about things, like trying to further Tomoya's relationship with Nagisa by becoming their cupid angel or learning Youhei's current situation. Although Youhei tries to avoid Mei, he still cares for her, as seen when he stands up for her when she gets bullied by the soccer club in Sunohara sibling's path.

Akio Furukawa

Akio Furukawa (古河 秋生 Furukawa Akio?)
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Andrew Love (English)
Akio is Nagisa's father. Although he often talks and plays rough, he is kind and sympathetic. His childish side makes it easy for people to befriend him. He runs the Furukawa Bakery with his wife Sanae. In his spare time, Akio plays baseball with children in the small park next to the bakery, and indulges in the Gundam fandom. He is often the victim of Sanae's bread, having to eat her bread in front of her while claiming that he loves it.
During the School Life arc, Akio reveals that he was an actor in a theatrical company, but has to quit his job due to Nagisa's health. Akio replaces Youhei's role as the comic relief during the After Story arc, however, he can be serious when needed, as he often gives advice to Tomoya on what it is like to become a man. He tells the story about how Nagisa almost died due to their unintended negligence, and how her life is connected to the city after getting saved from her fever.

Sanae Furukawa

Sanae Furukawa (古河 早苗 Furukawa Sanae?)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Kara Greenberg (English)
Sanae is Nagisa's mother. Normally she's very childish and a cry-baby, but when needed she can be very strong-willed and dependable. She runs the Furukawa Bakery with her husband Akio. She often tries out strange concepts to make breads that are anything but edible and never get sold. Outside of the bakery, she tutors children. She's quite proud of the way people often mistake her for Nagisa's older sister because of her youthful appearance.
Sanae plays a larger role in After Story, often comes to Tomoya's aid when Nagisa is sick and needs to be accompanied, especially during Nagisa's pregnancy. Before being a baker at the Furukawa Bakery, she was a junior-high teacher, and had to quit her job due to Nagisa's health. Sanae is the mastermind behind Tomoya and Ushio's trip to the flower cape, in hope for them to reconcile. She knows Shino, Tomoya's grandmother in his father's side, although it is never revealed how they met.

Toshio Koumura

Toshio Koumura (幸村 俊夫 Kōmura Toshio?)
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Japanese), Todd Waite (English)
Toshio Koumura is a language teacher at Tomoya's school and Tomoya's home room teacher during his first year. His age conceals his once vigorous past marked by his enthusiasm in teaching. He was friends with Kouko Ibuki three years ago.
Five years ago, he was a strict teacher in an engineering school being well known for delinquents. He changed a lot of delinquents in the engineering school for the better, but at Tomoya's school, his skill is not needed due to the prestigious image of the school. He finds Tomoya and Youhei to be odd ones and decides to change them for the better; he is the one who arranged Tomoya and Youhei to meet.
He retires one year later, prior to the end of the school segment of the story. In After Story, he returns and organizes the fake graduating ceremony intended for Nagisa, arranged by Tomoya.

Yusuke Yoshino

Yusuke Yoshino (芳野 祐介 Yoshino Yūsuke?)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Illich Guardiola (English)
Yusuke is an electrician who once attended Tomoya's high school and lived as a rock musician. He is admired by Mei for his infrequent rock play. Tomoya first met Yusuke during a street light accident involving a person's car, and assists Yusuke in his work. Through Yusuke, he realizes the pain of working in society. Yusuke is engaged to Kouko, and is also one of the reasons why Fuko exists in the school.
He plays a more prominent role in After Story, giving Tomoya a job as an assistant electrician in his company, and sometimes gives him advice. Due to Tomoya's interest in him, Yusuke tells him of his past - how he became a rock musician, rose in fame, and ended due to his loss of his original motivation, along with stress and drugs. After being rehabilitated, no one wanted him anymore, except for Kouko, who had encouraged him to become a rock musician during his high school days. Throwing away his past, he now works as an electrician. Realizing that there are people who still love his music through Tomoya, Yusuke decides to create another music CD that sings his love for the city.
In the movie, he is Tomoya and Youhei's employer.

Kappei Hiiragi

Kappei Hiiragi (柊 勝平 Hiiragi Kappei?)
Voiced by: Ryōko Shiraishi
Kappei is a mysterious nineteen-year-old young man who is traveling around. His goal in life is "to live like a man". Tomoya will meet Kappei if he chooses to avoid Kyou's scooter on the right side. Kyou intends to hit Tomoya as a revenge for Button running back home wet, but hits Kappei instead.
Kappei's goal is to find a job and a kind person who he met with. The kind person turns out to be Ryou, and through her he finds a job at the hospital. Both of them start to become intimate ever since. However, it was revealed that he had osteosarcoma, a cancer which he carried since he was young, causing him to be hospitalized and is also revealed to have once been a prodigious runner for his country.
Kappei refuses to have his legs amputated even though it would cause him to die because he could not bear not being able to run, but is convinced out of it by (mainly) Ryou and Tomoya, who were encouraged after having received advice from Yusuke. Ryou also informs him that a new technique of treatment using liquid nitrogen would not require an amputation. This encouraged him and he finally decided to take the operation. 5 years later, Tomoya visits the hospital again to visit Kappei and Ryou, working as a nurse in the hospital, guides him to Kappei's room where he greets him with a nostalgic line.
Kappei is the only character in the visual novel who does not appear in the animated versions of Clannad.

Naoyuki Okazaki

Naoyuki Okazaki (岡崎 直幸 Okazaki Naoyuki?)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (Japanese), Chris Hutchison (English)
Naoyuki is Tomoya's father. Tomoya's mother, Atsuko Okazaki, died when Tomoya was young, thus leaving only himself to raise Tomoya. After the accident, Naoyuki turned to alcohol and smoking, and held frequent fights with his son. One day while arguing with his son on trivial things, he slammed Tomoya against the wall, dislocating Tomoya's right shoulder. Immediately after that, Tomoya refused to come out of his room, and by the time he finally went to the hospital, it was declared to be untreatable. Ever since then, his father has treated Tomoya more kindly, but like a stranger rather than family. This only hurt Tomoya even more, so he becomes a delinquent, as he is unable to participate in basketball activities any longer, and he avoided returning to his home early enough to be confronted with his father. Tomoya has the intention of running away from his home, as revealed from Kotomi's path.
As revealed from Shino's story about Naoyuki, even though his wife died and he had become depressed, Naoyuki sacrificed everything in his life just for Tomoya's sake, hoping Tomoya to grow up to be a proper man unlike him. After Tomoya comes to terms with his father, Naoyuki decides to return to his hometown to stay with his mother, claiming his role as a father has finally come to an end.
In the movie, Naoyuki works a graveyard shift instead of staying home and becoming a drunk. He also cares about his relationship with Tomoya and even tries to ease his son's depression in order prevent his son from becoming like him.

Shino Okazaki

Shino Okazaki (岡崎 史乃 Okazaki Shino?)
Voiced by: Miyoko Asō
Shino is Tomoya's grandmother on his father's side. She only appears in the After Story portion of the plot. During Ushio's path, when Ushio is finding her toy she lost in the flower field, Tomoya meets Shino at the edge of the cape, who introduces herself to him and their meeting is planned by Sanae. Shino tells the story about Naoyuki's past and tragedy, which is similar to what Tomoya is facing after Nagisa's death, along with his sacrifices made for Tomoya just to see him grow up to be a proper man. After listening to Shino's story, Tomoya feels guilty on how he abandoned Ushio, and how he treated his father who loved him all along, and decides to mend his relationship between him, Ushio and his father.
Shino wants Naoyuki to return to her house to stay with her, which Naoyuki agrees and decides to move out from his house after being told by Tomoya.

Ushio Okazaki

Ushio Okazaki (岡崎 汐 Okazaki Ushio?)
Voiced by: Satomi Koorogi
Ushio is Tomoya and Nagisa's daughter. She only appears in the After Story portion of the game and anime, and in the movie. After giving birth to her, Nagisa dies. This deeply saddens Tomoya to the point he gave up raising Ushio and left her to the care of Akio and Sanae. Tomoya resorts to alcohol and cigarettes to ease depression.
Five years later, Sanae arranges a trip for Tomoya and Ushio in hopes that they will be together again. During the trip, Tomoya meets his grandmother, Shino, and learns about his father's past and the sacrifices he made for Tomoya, which leads him to regret his actions, and decides to raise Ushio and acknowledge Naoyuki as his father. Shortly after Tomoya sets things right, Ushio is stricken with the same disease as Nagisa. Despite the efforts and sacrifices of Tomoya, Akio, and Sanae, Ushio's fever never subsides but worsens. In the coming winter, being filled with desperation of wanting to do anything for Ushio, Tomoya brings her for a trip, but she falls unconscious and dies shortly thereafter along with her father who succumbed to his grief. Ushio is then revealed to be the girl in the hidden world.
In the movie, after seeing Tomoya so depressed, his father asks his friends to take him to a train station where he meets with Ushio. It's hinted that he will stay with her and not end up like his father.

Girl from the Illusionary World

Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (Japanese), Melissa Davis (English)
The only human in the hidden world, a world that Tomoya dreams of. This is Ushio, who had lost her memories. She creates a body out of garbage for an unnamed entity only referred to as "Me," so that she will not be alone in the hidden world. At the edge of death after failing to get away from the world, Ushio, who had regained her memories, informed the garbage doll (Tomoya) about some of their linked past. In Clannad's epilogue, she is shown sleeping under the tree where Akio begged for Nagisa's life.

Garbage doll

Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Shannon Emerick (English)
He has no name, but narrates the situation in the illusionary world seen through Tomoya's dream while referring to himself only as "Me." He had his body created by the girl out of garbage so that he can be with her. The body is about half the girl's height. He can't talk as he is created without a mouth, so relies on body language to communicate with the girl. This is Tomoya himself after his death. Ushio, in the edge of death in the illusion, told him to collect light orbs to create a miracle to save Nagisa, Ushio and himself from tragedy. He later succeeds in doing this.
In the anime, he is sent back into the past, where his past self (With memories of the bad future) is about to change history and not meet Nagisa. But, he and his 'other self' (garbage doll) become one mentally, and they decide to meet Nagisa, who also remembers the future, but doesn't want him to regret meeting her. Presumably they gather orbs of light, and the Nagisa of the past is saved as well.

Minor characters

Rie Nishina (仁科りえ Nishina Rie?)
Voiced by: Chisako Tatsumi (game), Mai Aizawa (drama CD, anime), Rozie Curtis (anime, English)
Rie is a member of the chorus club. She used to be a talented violin player, entered a lot of concerts, but had to quit her violin career after an accident. She almost gave up her life when Koumura confronts her and teaches her chorus. Thus, Rie regained her meaning of her life, and wants to create the chorus club. In Kotomi's path, she lends Kotomi a violin. In After Story, Rie works as a waitress in the same family restaurant as Nagisa.
Sugisaka (杉坂?)
Voiced by: Ai Bandō (Japanese), Lesley Tesh (English)
Sugisaka is a member of the chorus club. She tries to force Nagisa to give up on establishing theatre club by threatening her, but later confronts Nagisa directly, telling Rie's past, hoping she will not bother Rie's dream. Youhei does not trust Sugisaka due to her usage of threat letter, and her attempt on messing up Nagisa's shoe cabinet. In the After Story anime, Sugisaka works as a waitress in the same family restaurant as Nagisa.
Voiced by: Miki Fukui (game), Azuma Sakamoto (anime)
Yū only appears in Yukine's path. Wanting to locate his sister, who is a delinquent, he meets up with Yukine. His mother escorts him later, leaving bad remarks on Tomoya, Youhei and Yukine.
Isogai (磯貝?)
Voiced by: Fumi Oda (Japanese), Elizabeth Bunch (English)
Isogai is an old lady who lives next door to the Furukawa bakery. She often sees Akio and Sanae running out of the store, and remarks on how the neighborhood finds it entertaining because of the two. In the early part of the series, her last name is used by Fuko and Mei.
Male student in Tomoyo's path
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)
He is not given a name, but he is a member of the student council. He advises Tomoya to stay out of Tomoyo's way since she has a good future ahead of her while Tomoya will only get in her way. He is the main reason why Tomoyo and Tomoya decided to break up.
Takafumi Sakagami (坂上鷹文 Sakagami Takafumi?)
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (drama CD)
Takafumi is Tomoyo's younger brother. Just when Tomoyo's family is about to break apart, Takafumi attempted suicide in hope of reconciling the family. After he is hospitalized, Tomoyo's family reunite again for the sake of their family. He enters the same school as Tomoya one year later. He plays as a secondary character in Clannad's sequel Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life.
Gentleman in Kotomi's path
Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (Japanese), Rob Mungle (English)
A gentleman without a given name, he is Kotomi's guardian, a co-worker of her parents, who had died in a plane crash. Kotomi refers him as a bad guy, due to her misunderstanding and her tragedy involving her parents.
Atsuko Okazaki (岡崎敦子 Okazaki Atsuko?)
Atsuko is Tomoya's late mother. She died in an automobile accident when Tomoya was very young. This is the cause of Naoyuki's breakdown, because he wanted to raise Tomoya along with Atsuko.
Kazuto Miyazawa (宮沢和人 Miyazawa Kazuto?)
Kazuto is Yukine's dead brother. He was a delinquent, but was kind to his sister. He died in an accident escorting his friends home. Yukine and her delinquent friends refer that Tomoya's personality is the same as her brother. His death is the reason how Yukine gets close with the delinquents, who were Kazuto's friends.
Katsuki Shima (志麻賀津紀 Shima Katsuki?)
Voiced by: Romi Park
Katsuki is a boy Misae met several years ago. She encourages Shima to recover when he is still in his wheelchair. Their meeting leads to the event in Misae's path. His true identity is a cat kept by the real Shima, who asked the cat to grant Misae a wish before dying.
Igarashi (五十嵐?)
Voiced by: Hidehiko Kaneko
Igarashi is Misae's past love interest, who already had a girlfriend. After finding out about Misae's crush, he asks Shima to tell Misae about his relationship with another girl without hurting her. It is Igarashi's rejection of Misae's love that Shima and Misae's feeling for each other develop.
Mitsui (三井?)
Voiced by: Miho Saiki (Japanese), Joanne Bossano (English)
Mitsui only appears in Fuko's path. She is Fuko's first friend before Fuko's accident. Although Mitsui still remembers Fuko, she acts coldly towards her, refusing Fuko's invitation to her sister's wedding, as she is more concerned about her third year exams. Tomoya depicts her as a disgusting class representative because of her treatment towards Fuko. During the Founder's Festival, Mitsui is touched by the fact that Fuko has been giving out the starfish all that time and accepts one.
Button (ボタン Botan?)
Voiced by: Machiko Kawana (Japanese), Melissa Davis (English)
Button is Kyou's pet baby boar, and is a comic relief character. Button will sometimes go to Kyou's school just to see her. Due to its small size and the fact that it is a baby boar, it is sometimes captured by several characters who talk of eating it. It has the ability to do seven actions that Kyou told him to do. Button hates Ryou because it mistook Ryou for trying to eat it when she took it for a warm bath. In the After Story, Button has become an adult boar, but still acts the same. Button has seven different skills, one of them being able to take the appearance of a stuffed animal by being extremely still. Another skill is called "Rugby Ball" in which Button shrinks his legs until he resembles a ball, allowing Kyou to use him as a projectile. These skills are considered to be animal cruelty by Tomoya. Two other skills are mentioned in the visual novel, but never shown, called "massager" and "pillow".

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