If you're a fan of CLANNAD that has already played the VN, then you'll know what tragic event is on the horizon in episode 16 of CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~.
If you've only been following the anime adaptation of CLANNAD, then be forewarned that there'll be spoilers on episode 16 of CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~ if you have not seen the fansub of it by whichever group you're following.
Today is a day I've been waiting on since first watching the CLANNAD anime in October 2007, the day where Nagisa Furukawa/Okazaki dies after giving birth to her daughter, Ushio Okazaki. And KyoAni more than delivered in bringing you this scene that is guaranteed to make you shed tears of sadness.
They even went as far as timing the change in that variation of Nagisa's song to the exact moment of her last breath. I always thought of that scene as cruel in the VN, but here it's been levelled up with Yuuichi Nakamura's powerful performance as Tomoya Okazaki.
But I am pissed at KyoAni for keeping that upbeat Torch ending for this episode. What in the hell were they thinking?! We just saw Nagisa DIE for fuck sake, and you go and make a fucking mockery of it by playing that! Damn you, KyoAni!! Damn you for making me lose another bit of the utmost respect I had for you at that precise moment!!!