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• 11/1/2013

Theory about Tachibana's Past

What if Kanade was in a coma, waiting for her heart surgery? While she is in a coma, she is in a dream state where she is in the same world as Otanashi. (KANON SPOILER: Like in Kanon when Ayu was in a coma for seven years that goes into an astral projection and met Yuuichi.) Isn't her purpose of her staying in the Afterlife world was to thank Otanashi for his heart?

This is just my theory but please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Kaitok
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• 5/6/2014

And Kanade says 'I had longer to live thanks to your heart'- meaning after her heart sugery she DID recover, but maybe an accident caused her to end up in the afterlife

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• 5/6/2014

... Is Kanade cute? Because my friends said "Kanade isn't cute! She doesn't deserve the ISML... Some Nagamo/Hinato Emi did- though Nagamo whatever didn't participate... Kanade is cute in my opinion/

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• 5/14/2014

Well, in the came that she never really died, it would not be the first time that key, (assuming that is the producer unless my brain shorted out)or whoever wrote this has done this. (Clannad spoilers) remember fuko from Clannad and how she wasin a coma the whole time ? by that reasoning I might see why you could say that.

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• 5/14/2014

Also, sorry for any typos. I am on a mobile and autocorrect hates me.

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• 5/28/2014

I don't think we should discard the coma theory that easily, after all, it has been widely used the including of non-dead characters into an Afterlife thing, another example being the anime Shigofumi where [spoiler] the mail with the regrets of dead people (the shigofumi) was delivered by dead people themselves, and there was this only girl who kept aging despite being supposedly dead. It was later revealed that she was actually in a coma [end of spoiler].

Also,  I'll stay with the thing of Otonashi being the actual donor for Kanade. Come on people, this is kind of what gives the "HNGGG" factor to the whole series; and could also kind of explain how even if the possibility or meeting there was very low and what's more, Otonashi had no need to end up there given he had no regrets, they met bonded by this heart thing ♥

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• 6/14/2014

I would like to point out that people who do get a heart transplant have an average of life expectancy of three years so it mainly depends on how long in a coma she would be. Would she be in a coma until she wears out the little time she has left or would it be only take a fraction of her remaining time. There is the possibility she is one of those very rare individuals who will live past the expected life expectancy with the longest ever recorded in real life being thirty five years.

If Kanade was in a coma and spending her time in the Afterlife then it could be that because time is relatively different between the two because Kanade is dreaming. For what is a month in the real world could be a century in the Afterlife since time is perceived m faster when dreaming. But it could just be that time has no relevance in the supernatural plane of existence.

But I think the coma theory isn't likely because it seems to defeat the purpose the plot. Kanade was able to live a little while longer to enjoy her life having her only regret be to thank the person who gave her those precious memories which was why she was in the Afterlife in the first place.

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• 4/29/2016
lol m8s
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• 6/21/2017
Maybe Kanadewould've thanked anyone who didn't have a heart because she wouldn't know who gave her the heart.
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• 9/13/2017

Well then, why did Kanade move on? Wouldn't it be appropiate if Otanashi were her donor, like a sense of completion and gratitude for the right person? And wouldn't she know who her donor was when her donor came along? She could've felt something. I mean, this IS the afterlife afterall. Also, it kinda defeats the purpose of them meeting if they were practically strangers with no connection whatsoever.

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• 11/7/2017

I agree! There is a theory that Otonashi is actually the " creator " of Kanade's program, and his backstory matches the one that happens at the end of the anime.

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