Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2007 to Mar 26, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.631 (scored by 10205 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagscomedy drama harem romance
Nov 20, 2007
The story of Shuffle! Memories, if you can so call it that, is basically a complete recap of the original series. That's it. There are no new characters, no new developments, and no new scenes in terms of story. The only saving grace for this "series" was a new episode for a conclusion that essentially was nothing more than a fanservice filler. While the final episode was enjoyable, it by no means made up for the spanning recap episodes that lead up to it.
Seeing as how Memories is nothing more than a recap, the artwork has remained the same. No new scenes means no new art. Characters are still as well designed and developed as they were the first time around. The lively colors and interactive backgrounds are still present as well.
Perhaps the highest point of mention for Memories, is the introduction of new introduction music. With each episode focusing on a different character, viewers are treated to a character vocal song based on the focus of the upcoming episode. Hearing a new melody for every episode was pleasant, yet only served to give fans a taste of something new before serving them twenty five minutes of things they've already seen. Unfortunately the ending themes were not as lucky to get the same treatment as the introductions. The original "Innocence" ending theme closes every episode with the same animation of the girls standing in the rain. Nothing special, nothing new.
The characters for the series are as lively as they were in the original series, considering that it essentially is the original series. Fans will be able to relove their favorites with a second helping of what they've already received. Aside from that, there's not much more.
Shuffle! Memories apparently tried to bank on the fanbase of the original series by having them watch the same thing a second time. The new opening soundtrack was enjoyable as was the final new episode, but they only serve to wet the palette of fans. While one would haved expected Memories to be a fresh serving, they are left with only yesterday's leftovers. Fans of the original series will either be glad to see their characters return, or disappointed at the lack of new development. Unless one is truly a hardcore fan of the original series, it is recommended to skip this recap and simply enjoy the final fanservice episode. read more
Nov 7, 2007
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As many other reviewers have said, Shuffle Memories is pretty much a review of the Shuffle series. Thus, it's missing some vital information about some of the few events as Shuffle Memories.
For example, [spoiler]the date between Asa and Rin was preplanned. Rin was determined to only follow Itsuki's plan, making him not enjoy himself. And Asa scolded him for it. This was not included in the Shuffle Memories[/spoiler]
Moreover, the story is told fuller in the Shuffle series.
The thing is the series' scenes become quite redundant because they show a summary of the story in each of the character's point of view.
Art:I'd give a nine for Shuffle's art. But since the art was not its own and was taken right out of the original series, I'd give it a 7. The only original thing was the art of the opening and ending themes
Sound: Frankly, since many of the parts have been cut and paste to create this series, many of the songs were not connected. However, since most of the time, the BGM was absent, I cannot criticize for its performances. Other than that, the opening and ending themes were okay. I liked Rimu's opening theme, it sounded like very melancholic and nostalgic.
Character: Since most of the series was missing some vital scenes, it's inevitable that the character could only be terrible.
Enjoyment: I only enjoyed the last episode and the innovative methods the creators have made their openings and their endings for the series.
Overall:I would have given this series a 4 even a 3. But due to the last episode, the extra chapter, or omake, which I quite enjoyed, I saved it to a 6. read more
Sep 17, 2009