Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life (?????? ~It's a Wonderful Life~ ,Tomoyo Afuta ~It's a Wonderful Life~?) is a Japanese visual novel developed by Key and released on November 25, 2005. The original version, first available on the PC as a DVD, contains adult content of a sexual nature. A version without this content was released on the PlayStation 2 consumer console by Prototype on January 25, 2007 under the title Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life CS Edition; CS stands for "consumer software". An all-ages version playable on Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access mobile phones was released on June 2, 2008 by Prototype, and Prototype will release a PlayStation Portable version of the CS Edition on March 19, 2009. The gameplay in Tomoyo After follows a plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the title character Tomoyo Sakagami. The story follows the lives of Tomoya Okazaki, a young man who recently graduated from high school, and his close friend Tomoyo; they are starting to see more of each other in a romantic relationship.
After releasing their highly-anticipated title, Clannad, Key gave its designers the freedom to work on projects as they wished. Tomoyo After was the result of Jun Maeda's decision to make a game based on the Tomoyo scenario from Clannad. Maeda handled the game's scenario, and Leo Kashida, a new member of the team, accompanied him. The art was done by Fumio, best known for his work on Pia Carrot G.O. TOYBOX ~Summer Fair~. The music was worked on by Key's signature composers; Shinji Orito, Magome Togoshi and Jun Maeda. The opening and ending themes were performed by I've Sound singer Lia, called "Light colors" and "Life is like a Melody" respectively. Tomoyo After has been received well, and was even the fourth-highest selling bishojo game of 2005 in Japan.
A manga version, under the title Tomoyo After: Dear Shining Memories, was serialized in the Japanese shonen manga magazine Dragon Age Pure between April and October 2007, published by Fujimi Shobo. The manga, illustrated by Yukiko Sumiyoshi, takes its story from the visual novel that preceded it, though instead of the story being told from Tomoya's point of view, the manga is told from Tomoyo's perspective. A single bound volume was released in Japan on December 8, 2007.