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ef: A Tale of Memories.

ef: A Tale of Memories.

Alternative Titles

English: ef ~ A Tale of Memories
Japanese: ef - a tale of memories.

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2007 to Dec 23, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.281 (scored by 49436 users)
Ranked: #2272
Popularity: #189
Members: 91,496
Favorites: 2,147
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono's bike is stolen by a girl chasing a thief who stole her purse. He gives chase and finds her unconscious and his bike ruined. The girl, Miyako Miyamura, soon awakes and the two begin to talk. After making sure she is okay, they end up spending Christmas Eve together. Later, Hiro finds out Miyako attends the same school as him and they begin to spend more and more time together, Miyako developing affections for Hiro. Kei Shindou—Hiro's childhood friend who has long held a crush on him—begins to become jealous and a love triangle follows.

The series also tells the story of Renji Asou. One day, he meets Chihiro Shindou, the twin sister of Kei Shindou, at an abandoned train station. Even though she's very shy, they get along pretty well and begin meeting at the same spot everyday. However, Renji finds out that Chihiro was in a car accident years ago and as a consequence she suffers from a disability: her memory lasts only 13 hours. Nevertheless, after learning that Chihiro's dream is to write a novel, Renji finally decides to help her fulfill her dream while also trying to make her overcome the difficulties imposed by her condition.

Related Anime

Adaptation: ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two.
Sequel: ef: A Tale of Melodies.
Prequel: ef: A Tale of Memories. - Prologue
Summary: ef: A Tale of Memories. - Recollections

Characters & Voice Actors

Asou, Renji
Asou, Renji
Main
Takagi, Motoki
Japanese
Takagi, Motoki
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
Hirono, Hiro
Hirono, Hiro
Main
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
...
Miyamura, Miyako
Miyamura, Miyako
Main
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Taguchi, Hiroko
Japanese
Taguchi, Hiroko
Shindou, Kei
Shindou, Kei
Main
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
Okada, Junko
Japanese
Okada, Junko
...

Staff

Matsuda, Akio
Producer
Oonuma, Shin
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Mar 14, 2008
TheLlama
Several love stories... they will make you cry. Definite recommendation.
Love. Tragedy. Sadness. And a happy ending. This show has all the basic ingredients that's needed to make me cry. . However, not all shows with those basic ingredients have done so. What made this show so special then?

I guess the characters, and the way they were portrayed. They were all struggling... struggling with their dreams. What to do. Who to be with. That was portrayed in such a way that I completely fell into it, with my entire mind. It was as if I was standing next to them, having to watch them struggle through read more
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Jun 11, 2009
KAMIOPPAI
“Put your wishes into the memories you do not want to forget…”

Ef – a tale of memories is one of those anime that will probably stay in your memory and will be used as a standard to compare with other similar series in the future. Why in the future? Because the entire series is so beautifully made that there is only a very small handful of shows that are worth comparing it to at present time. In fact, as far as animation quality and technique are concerned Ef – a tale of memories is one of a kind and will most likely remain so read more
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Recommendations

At first glance ef-a Tale of Memories and Air do not seem to have much in common, the first being more focused on romance while the second deals primarily with tragedy and family ties, however these titles have a similar atmosphere to them. Both are character driven through and through, the interaction between the characters is what advances the plot. These anime are highly emotional in the way they approach human relationships, a stellar soundtrack and flawless animation make them akin in more ways than one. Especially relevant is the attention to detail in the several scenes that feature the sky that are simply gorgeous both in Air and in ef-a tale of memories.
both have deep emotional arcs and meanings. both contains drama powerful stories to touch the heart. although clannad is more comedy-orientated whilst ef is more drama orientated, both have amazing artwork (though different in style), and BOTH ARE ABSOLUTELY EPIC AND TOTALLY WORTH WATCHING especially if you like drama/romances/slice of life/school stuff!!!!

Opening Theme

#1: "euphoric field" by Tenmon feat. ELISA (eps 3-9, 11)
#2: "euphoric field (Japanese ver.)" by Tenmon feat. ELISA (ep 12)

Ending Theme

#1: "I'm here" by Hiroko Taguchi (eps 1, 3, 7, 10)
#2: "euphoric field" by Tenmon feat. ELISA (ep 2)
#3: "Kizamu Kisetsu" by Junko Okada (eps 4, 5, 9)
#4: "Sora no Yume" by Natsumi Yanase (eps 6, 8, 11)
#5: "Yūkyū no Tsubasa 07mix" by Yumiko Nakajima (ep 12)
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