Valiant Fight
Yūki Aru Tatakai
Clannad ~After Story~, Episode 8
Valiant Fight Shot
Air date (Japan) 21 November 2008
Episode chronology
Her Whereabouts
En Route on the Sloped Road
List of Clannad ~After Story~ episodes

Valiant Fight (勇気ある戦い, Yūki Aru Tatakai?) is the eighth episode of Clannad ~After Story~. The episode was first broadcast in Japan on 21 November 2008.


Tomoyo speaks to Yukine and the others about hearing that the police will start to get involved in the fight between the two gangs if it gets any worse. Trying to stave off a major brawl, Yukine goes with Tomoya to try to talk the other gang out of a fight, and the leader settles on a fight between him and Yukine's brother Kazuto. Youhei reluctantly goes to stand in for Kazuto, but is incapacitated along with everyone else but Tomoya after eating Sanae's bread, so Tomoya fights the leader of the opposing gang. Yukine impersonates Kazuto to end the fighting, and finally reveals to everyone that did not already know that Kazuto has been dead for some time, and his wish was to end the fighting in the town.

Major eventsEdit

  • It is discovered that Yukine's brother is deceased
  • It is discovered that Yukine's brother was a gang leader, and had a rival gang



  • Various parallels with the play West Side Story abound in Yukine's arc, including the two rival gangs with more in common than they thought.
  • It's never actually explained how Kazuto died. His gang only told Tomoya, Nagisa, and Sunohara that Kazuto tried to save a buddy from a car accident and was sent to the hospital.