At roughly 12:00 pm UTC today, Kyoto animation announced the release of Clannad: The Tomoyo Chapters for DvD-only release, to much rejoicing of down-syndrome fanboys (fuck). However, to make things worse for the rest of us, they have announced that lead Clannad anime designer - Tatsuya Ishihara was now in charge of all further Kyoto animation production schedules. Tatsuya exclaimed in his press release, “I have worked on many high-profile projects with Key, and I am excited to see future Key games line up the full roster of Kyoani’s esteemed entertainment brand. I urge all Key fans to look forward to it and support us like they did with Clannad”. Managing director of media operations at Kyoani Rie Atsui had this to say, “With regards to Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and further releases of Full Metal Panic, we know fans are still eagerly awaiting them. I assure our customers that many dedicated animation teams are working hard for a late 2009 release for both titles, and everyone here is very excited and proud of how both titles are looking so far”.
Source of this infuriating piece of news: Kyo-Ani Japanimation (渚もｳｯｰ) press release