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02-12-10, 1:55 AM

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I love when they experiments with art styles to fit the storytelling. But this one was just scattered. It was more like the artists wanted to put in all art styles they could think of without really thinking it through.

Still I think the anime have some promise, but I really hope they calm down and make the art more whole. Try fitting the beautiful art styles in to the more powerful scenes than just put them in rapidly.
 
03-14-10, 3:05 PM

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I like the art & the characters seem okay but I'd be hard pressed to tell someone what happened in this episode, lol.
Such junk...
 
04-04-10, 2:54 PM

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Hmm, SHAFT did change Hiro's personality a lot... The convo with Yuuko in the church was also a LOT shorter, and different.
But meh, I guess it was a good episode.
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05-14-10, 8:58 PM

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Kinda confused with everything that went on in just episode.
And that girl that sits in the train station is just stupid.
 
05-29-10, 9:11 PM

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I feel like this is going to tame on an emotional ride. It should be interesting.
 
07-07-10, 4:44 AM

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Does anyone know the title of the opening of Episode 1? It isn't euphoric field...since there is no official opening for ep 1.

The BGM played between 1:27 to 2:57 - which I guess is called the opening of episode 1? Even wikipedia quoted it, but no title of the song was given. I checked out the both soundtracks and could not find it. Anyone know the title of the song?
 
10-10-10, 12:53 PM

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oh shaft...why are your anime series always hard to digest :p,even this was random as hell,and it's the 1st episode :(

on the other hand,the soundtrack is amazing so far...i love it :)

i don't know what's up witht he story,but it's promising :)

4/5
Sayonara,papa!


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10-10-10, 12:54 PM

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oh shaft...why are your anime series always hard to digest :p,even this was random as hell,and it's the 1st episode :(

on the other hand,the soundtrack is amazing so far...i love it :)

i don't know what's up witht he story,but it's promising :)

4/5
Sayonara,papa!


"Just how a mirror reflects you,people will also reflect your heart."
~Athena Glory,Aria

"Whatever happens,happens"
~Spike Spiegel's thoughts on dying(Cowboy Bebop)
 
12-01-10, 11:57 PM

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I'm already VERY interested... and I'm a huge sucker for symbolism and abstract elements within animation.

Very gorgeous & fitting for this month (December ^^)...

We'll see if I remain impressed as the series continues...
 
12-22-10, 7:31 PM

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I am really confused lol. The fact that there are multiple time periods going on at once is screwing me up. On the upside: I really like the artwork to this and hopefully I'll understand it a bit more.
 
01-25-11, 10:02 AM

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Character models seem a bit strange, but I can look past that. So much development for just the first episode!! Cant get out of my head that Hiro is Yabecchi
 
07-11-11, 7:44 AM

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So is there a reason for the two lucky star references in this episode (same producer/etc) or is it just for shits and giggles?
 
07-12-11, 2:43 AM

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Good animation, though it wasn't anything too special overall. Does Chihiro forget everything each day so she writes it down or something?
 
07-23-11, 9:21 AM

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Lots of characters in this show, and the time period thing caught me off guard.

The art and music were really nice. Overall, I'm interested in this show.
 
08-30-11, 12:35 PM

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Haha, you can just tell it's Shaft, but at least they lowered the crazy sensibilities so that it's not over-the-top, like Bakemonogatari or Arakawa.

I wonder if I can expect tear-jerking moments like Clannad gave.
 
08-30-11, 12:43 PM

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yea, the art was surprising but i was almost sleeping. kinda disappointment, but i'll watch some more episodes.
 
08-30-11, 4:19 PM

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HKenji said:
yea, the art was surprising but i was almost sleeping. kinda disappointment, but i'll watch some more episodes.
Try holding out until ep7
 
11-05-11, 11:39 AM

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SO many characters! Well it seems interesting and it will get better as soon as they start focusing on each relationship.

On a side note, the art is simply BEAUTIFUL!
 
11-11-11, 7:03 AM

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Quite confusing for the first episode. Gonna see where will this anime headed~
 
02-09-12, 9:29 AM

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This episode was boring.
the art is great but the dialogues were so boring.
 
03-20-12, 11:11 PM

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Seems okay so far.... not really my type of character design, but I think I'll live. Besides that, the art looks great.

As far as the storyline goes, I don't know much about it yet, but it seems like the relationships are a little anime-cliche. I'll have to keep watching to see if I'm proven wrong.

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04-02-12, 10:29 PM

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WELL SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED?
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
06-12-12, 11:38 PM

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Jesus, the anime moves fast. Its as if I'm playing the VN at 5x speed while on crack.
 
07-09-12, 1:41 PM

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interresting, i dont know what to think of it
 
11-04-12, 3:12 AM

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Interesting first episode, was a bit confused in the middle of the episode bcs of the change of character but in the end it seems the story will be concerning 3 main male characters.

Most of the characters where quite nice especially the girl with the eye patch seemed interesting but having something mysterious around her. Quite interesting if you ask me!

Well lets see what it will give us in the end!
 
11-15-12, 2:25 PM

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This style of anime reminded me of Bakemonogatari
 
02-09-13, 11:58 AM

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I'm confused. Who is the main character?
Words are only as effective as their definition.
 
02-09-13, 12:00 PM

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This show is visually stunning.
 
06-29-13, 8:38 PM

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i am okay with how this show started i am not sure if i want to watch the second episode yet but who knows i am watching the dubbed version n not bad but quite a few of Clannad voice actors r also in this one so that is cool
 
06-29-13, 8:43 PM

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Did anyone else notice that Chihiro and Hiro are Like the movie 50 First Dates
 
08-24-13, 10:19 AM

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I love what this first episode did. It introduced many of the characters right away and hinted at the fact that even though they are separated right now, they are related in some way (friend, brother, etc.). This also built up some nice mystery especially with those two who were waiting for someone in the church.

The exchange between Renji and Chihiro was soo sweet. I think I'm gonna end up liking them a lot. All of the characters were well introduced. That couple in the beginning (guy and girl filming) is an example. Their little banter about him checking out another girl shows that they're pretty close - also the fact that they sleep together.

All this in beautiful 1080p. I'm so excited for this!
-What do you mean life doesn't work like my Chinese cartoons!?
 
08-31-13, 8:45 PM

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first episode.. and I have got favorite girl.. it is chihiro XD
but I still dont understand the story yet.. but it is promising so I'm gonna watch it! XD

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09-10-13, 5:14 PM

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First episode captured me with its beautiful visual style (which continued thorughout the series and sequel). Also a fine job introducing both storylines.
 
10-09-13, 3:48 PM

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UnbornMVs said:
This style of anime reminded me of Bakemonogatari
Me too. Probably because SHAFT has something to do with both.
"Whatever happens tomorrow, and whatever you do // Just keep in mind that the source and end is you" (Epica)
 
11-13-13, 4:29 PM

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I'm not sure what I've seen so far, but it wasn't bad.

I liked Miyako's and Hiro's part more so far. I'm already liking Miyako :D
I'm kind of sensing a love triangle already which I really don't like :(

Asou's seiyuu is horrible, I hated him in Shinsekai Yori as well...

The art style is pretty good.
 
01-29-14, 3:53 PM

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I don't have a clue of what happened... So I read the synopsis and now it all make sense :P
But now I feel a bit spoiled at the same time xD

I always love Shaft art style, it's always original. Though, I must say that I'm not really fan of this character design, look a bit too much realistic forced.

I thought at the beginning that Hiro was Kei brother, I think I misunderpreted.
«Time is passing so quickly. Right now, I feel like complaining to Einstein. Whether time is slow or fast depends on perception. Relativity theory is so romantic. And so sad.»
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02-16-14, 4:17 PM

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Ah the standard boy meets girl scenario but this was a little more interesting than most.

I liked the black/white intro, and the sound track is very melodic and soothing. It looks like they’re going to several couples in this story. I think I'm gonna to enjoy this anime ^^

So it starts off with Christmas on the first episode? They certainly don’t waste any time.

All of the characters seem nice but I am confused about Chihiro’s behavior though. Perhaps she should be taking the ambulance instead.
 
03-11-14, 5:41 PM

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This first episode gave me the greatest impression ever! Have a feeling that I'm really gonna like this anime!
Wondering if Chihiro has some sort of memory loss!
 
06-12-14, 1:39 AM

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well I can def tell it's done by shaft <3
 
06-22-14, 11:35 PM

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Shafted!

Well I liked the visuals
, but I'm not particularly interested in any of the characters or their interactions. Pretty much it was a boring episode, but that's to be expected since it's the first one and they just introduced characters.
 
06-25-14, 1:08 AM

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Well the Shaft is strong with this one! I already have absolutely no clue what's going on... Can't wait to find out though :)
 
08-16-14, 9:48 AM

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When I tried begin to watch Bakemonogatari I couldn't go past episode 3 because of Shaft's way of animate things, with their fast screenshots and all, so everytime I start watch a Shaft anime I always carry with me a head painkiller, but more time passes and more I see that Bakemongatari was were they went more at breakneck speed, because every other anime of their were quite easy to follow.

This first episode of Ef-A Tale of Memories was one of them, fortunately.
I have to say that this show really intrigues me, even though I felt that those final sentimental parts were in some ways forced.
Maybe exagerated.
By the way one big point imho is the mechanic of it. With me those stories where multiple ones are involved in a bigger plot is always a safe bet. The episode was all backgrounded by a very good soundtrack and the art seems nice.
I am most intrigued by the 2 people of the church, I feel that their will be a good story.
 
08-21-14, 7:26 AM

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I like the art. Following 2 stories at the same time might be hard but I'll find out.
That Renji looks and sounds like a fag. Annoying. That girl is stereotypical too. Seems like a boring pairing.
Anyways it might be an interesting series. Meh OP and ED , good OST.
 
03-21-15, 7:53 AM

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That calm attitude while calling for an ambulance tho.

The OST was amazing!
 
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