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Submission by Meneldal
Name Meneldal
Date 2013/07/08
Location France
Submission Type Yes Message
Status Yes Unreviewed
Content (English)

Key, I'd like to begin by thanking you for all the works you've made. They've been a life changing experience for me. When I first began watching anime, I didn't watch a lot of drama and romance, because I think I wanted to avoid the sadness that they often inspire. At a time in my life when I was really depressed, I found myself watching a lot more anime, because I didn't have the motivation to do anything else, and that was when I discovered Kanon (2006). I found myself in shock, because I'd never expected to enjoy it, but it was nice to cry tears for what I was watching, rather than for the life I hated so much, and because Key's stories hold as much happiness as they do sadness, after watching it, I felt so much better. A few weeks later I watched Clannad, followed closely by After Story, and it was an even more tear jerking experience than Kanon, but after watching it, I felt like I had a little hope, and managed to drag myself out of my depression. After that, I continued to watch and enjoy Key's works whenever I felt down, and I began playing the Clannad VN. To this day, I haven't found the time to complete the VN, but now I'm saving it for moment of depression in the future.

Thank you so much, Key, for giving me back my hope, when living seemed pointless. I don't know what would have happened to me if I'd never come across your works, but I'm certain that I am the better for experiencing them.