ef: A Tale of Memories. - Prologue

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Synonyms: Ef: The First Tale
Japanese: ef - a tale of memories. ~prologue~


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Visual novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 1229912,299 users)
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Ranked: #35992
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Popularity: #3513
Members: 29,601
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The prologue for ef - a tale of memories, released on a separate DVD two months before the premiere of the TV series.


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Apr 14, 2009
Retro8bit (All reviews)
"Can anime be considered art?"

Well if you have ever seen the "ef" series before, then you already know the answer, as the anime has been well known for it's artistic style and drama, not seen often in a romance series. As the name of this title says, this version of the series is simply a 4 minute prologue to the first season (ef - a tale of memories). It gives little samples of what is expected to come in the actual anime. From Miyako and Kei's rivalry, to the growing friendship between Hiro and Chihiro! There really is little to anything new with this read more
Apr 4, 2011
Argyll (All reviews)
This review is attributed to the prologue ONLY.

I watched the prologue after the whole series (1st season). And I am glad I did not do it any earlier. The prologue (besides offering a good music video) is not required for understanding the anime. All "mysteries" about the characters will unwind as the series progresses.
The prologue is presented as a brief quarrel between the two female main characters over the person they both like - a main conflict of one of the two stories in the series. However, it is, in my opinion, much more interesting to watch the series without the conflict already revealed. After read more
Apr 23, 2018
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 4
English Subbed

Food for thought passage was a nice way of starting. Allows viewers to question one's own adventures and reflect. What proceeded shortly after was a bit confusing. From the little i know from the show and that is only information provided from this prologue, it is about memories. Although it was clear how the subject was going to be presented. For example, is plot going to be an amnesiac gathering lost memories? An elderly person reflecting on memories of good and bad as they pop in mind? As for conclusion it seemed to be on a different note than the introduction.

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