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So besides the amount of distance shots that made the episode look terrible compared to what it usually is, I'm wondering what KyoAni is planning.

With episode 19 officially starting Nagisa's path, episode 20 will probably reveal the secret that Sanae and Akio kept from Nagisa. After that is the play, and her getting sick. What I'm confused is about how they're going to split this into 4 episodes, since really it can be done in 2, 3 is stretching it a bit really.

Regardless, the way it is, After Story will more then likely be put into OVAs.