A recap of the Shuffle world, set ten years in the future. Gods, Demons, and Humans freely visit the other worlds as if traveling overseas, and romance is in the air. Demons, Gods, And Humans together have been falling in love and creating new families, breaking down the wall that once seperated them. Past memories are visited by Rin Tsuchimi and the events that occured between him and Lisianthus, Nerine, Kaede, Asa, and Primula.
Shuffle! itself was an excellent harem anime that brought together unique characters, a strong feeling of drama, and a rather unexpected conclusion. Shuffle! Memories, however, failed to deliver any form of new development to the series. It essentially provided fans with a complete summary of the original series without providing anything new in terms of story or character development.
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.
It's a reviw of Shuffle and done purly or maby average. You just rewatch scenes from Shuffle and some extra info. But the story about ASa-senpai and Rin is left out (they're not what they used to be) so it sux. The ending is just a funny episode, the only one worth watching, but its more like a filler altought is the last episode. Nothing happens and it doesn't conclude the whole series. My advice would be to just watch Shuffle and ignore Shuffle Memories.
This Recap is more of a flashback to review each character individually revealing small details not released in the first season, but episode twelve is an extra chapter that has a few laughs "So I'd say watch it I laughed quite a few times".
The most important thing I take from Shuffle! Memories is how fun it was to watch the original Shuffle! Even though this is just a recap series and the events are really mixed up because they focused the episodes on the different girls and put a new extra episode at the end, it was actually really fun to watch.
As I said, this is a recaps series so there is no new story here. The slight bit of information you may want to know about his section is in the description already. I will say that this is
not a replacement for the original series since all the events arr way out of order throughout the reap due to the episodes being entered around a specific girl. Some events are repeated as well due to the set up.
The characters are the same. There are different opening and ending themes, but all the background music is reused from the original series. It was pleasant hearing the Shuffle! music again.
The art and animation are the same as well. Shuffle! always did really well in this category and that hasn't changed.
I actually rather enjoyed this. It's the third time I'm saying it, but the recap is way out of order and it would be confusing for a new comer to start with Shuffle! Memories. Despite this problem and the fact that this series doesn't bring anything new to the original story, it was still really fun to watch. This gets a well deserved 7/10. I would rate it higher, but it is really an unnecessary series overall and it is a rather sloppy recap. I think you'll remember how much fun the original series was to watch though if start watching Shuffle! Memories. Assuming, you were a Shuffle fan to start.