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Apr 14, 2009 3:27 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Beautiful preview of the series.
I love the instrumental version of Yuukyuu no Tsubasa. <3
 
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Apr 14, 2009 3:47 AM
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Back then I didn't know how awesome the series would be even though this prologue already looked and sounded great.
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Apr 14, 2009 5:25 AM

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wooow, the instrumental version was awesome *--------*


 
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Apr 14, 2009 12:29 PM

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I never even knew that this existed, I love the violin piece from Yuu!
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Apr 14, 2009 8:06 PM

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If I am planning to watch the TV series, should I watch this first?
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Apr 14, 2009 8:53 PM

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kaminakun said:
If I am planning to watch the TV series, should I watch this first?


No there really is no need to, it really only shows different scenes from the anime. Still it is only 4 minutes long, so you may want to view it as a demo, to see if it interests you or not. :)
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Apr 16, 2009 5:02 PM

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Sonja said:
wooow, the instrumental version was awesome *--------*
yeah, but it wasn't the full thing. It was only part of it.
 
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Apr 16, 2009 5:24 PM

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Metroid_Ex said:
Sonja said:
wooow, the instrumental version was awesome *--------*
yeah, but it wasn't the full thing. It was only part of it.

I want a full version so bad.
But it's on none of the soundtracks I think.
 
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Apr 16, 2009 5:31 PM

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didnt expect this to not have any comments at all when it came out o.o, let alone wasnt in the database before


De-JaY said:
I want a full version so bad.
But it's on none of the soundtracks I think.


yea, i got the regular version of it, along with regular/instrumental of emotional flutter. but not the instrumental for this, so dunno if there is one. but if it exist, probably in the visual novel soundtracks. -edit- well thats the game's version anyhow, not the anime. noticed the difference after listening to it again
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Apr 17, 2009 3:13 PM

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atruong18 said:
but not the instrumental for this, so dunno if there is one. but if it exist, probably in the visual novel soundtracks. -edit- well thats the game's version anyhow, not the anime. noticed the difference after listening to it again


Well, this version even can't be found on any of the game soundtracks.
 
Apr 18, 2009 8:46 AM

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i wished that it was longer. time to rewatch ef now
 
Apr 19, 2009 3:08 PM

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De-JaY said:
atruong18 said:
but not the instrumental for this, so dunno if there is one. but if it exist, probably in the visual novel soundtracks. -edit- well thats the game's version anyhow, not the anime. noticed the difference after listening to it again


Well, this version even can't be found on any of the game soundtracks.
Guess will just have to wait for some music nerd to edit out all the singing and upload a instrumental version ;_;
 
Apr 20, 2009 1:40 PM

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Zig-sama said:
kaminakun said:
If I am planning to watch the TV series, should I watch this first?


No there really is no need to, it really only shows different scenes from the anime. Still it is only 4 minutes long, so you may want to view it as a demo, to see if it interests you or not. :)


thanks for the recommendation

I guess I'll give it a try ^_^

*edit*
is it really 4 mins long? I see it as one full episode
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Apr 24, 2009 7:09 AM

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the preview/prologue was beautiful :D
awesome

 
Apr 25, 2009 3:58 PM

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kaminakun said:
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is it really 4 mins long? I see it as one full episode

Nope it's just 4 mins.
 
Jun 20, 2009 1:20 PM

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Some of the best music ever. This was the reason why I was so eager to watch the parent series. Instrumental version is impossible to find anywhere on the internet, so I just ripped it from the video. At least it isn't horrible quality, but such a great song should really be on the OST or something.
 
Oct 28, 2009 10:04 AM

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That was great.. The music is really beautiful!
 
Jun 29, 2010 11:59 AM

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One of the best demos ever
 
Aug 26, 2010 4:56 PM

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Prologue didn't even happen in the anime.

Credit to WingZero619 from Animesuki!!
 
Nov 14, 2010 5:56 PM

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eh thought it was something else lol
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Feb 9, 2011 4:12 PM

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Left the prologue until after I completed season one. Was rather confusing.. no.. it WAS confusing. It made no sense whatsoever. You'd swear they changed the plotline with Hiro, Kei and Miyako somewhere between the prologue and the actual season's airing, lol.
 
Apr 4, 2011 5:37 PM
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Dislike.. (the prologue)
I didn't watch the prologue till finishing the actual series and found myself lucky not doing it any earlier. It was quite fun to have to learn the tension between the two female characters as oppose to being injected with it beforehand.
The actual series is brilliant though. It probably deserves more praises too.
 
May 8, 2011 10:31 AM
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The scenes in the first 90 seconds actually came from the game. However, these scenes were removed in the anime, and the ending was entirely rewritten. You'd have to play the game in order to appreciate the prologue more.

Here's the context:

(scene with Miyako in bed, lines in the prologue are bold)
200 [Hey, Hiro-kun.]
210 [Yeah?]
220 [The girls you draw are so skinny they look like their limbs might snap, and they don't really have much of a chest, right?]
230 [Yeah, I guess.]
240 [Do those kinds of girls interest you?]
250 [What are you asking all of a sudden?]
260 [It worries me. I'm not fat, but I do have some meat on me.]

The remaining scenes all come from the same script:

(Hiro with Kei)
1360 [I'll carry you.]
1370 [Huh?! You can't do that!!]
1380 I turned to face her.
1390 [I don't want you to push yourself. After all, you're...]
1400 She needed to worry about herself more than anyone else.
1410 There was a reason she had to.
1420 [That's...]
1430 She should understand.
1440 [Right?]
1450 [But I can't. I can't!]
1460 She stubbornly shook her head.
1470 [If I let you carry me, I don't think I could ever get off...]

(Miyako appears)
1630 [Hiro-kun... I figured you'd be here.]
1640 [Yeah.]
1650 [You surprised me... You were already out when I woke up...]

1660 Kei's shoulders began to shake in response to that casually stated bomb.
1670 [Stop that. I don't want you to disappear without saying anything.]
1680 [Miyamura-sempai. What are... you talking about?]

(confrontation)
1810 [You know, I didn't think I'd win against you.]
1820 [Miyamura-sempai...?]
1830 [You knew Hiro better than anyone, and were always by his side. And you're cute, too. I thought anyone could fall for you.]
1840 [That's right... You could have won.]
1845 [You were winning, yet you didn't put up a fight, so it ended up like this.]
1850 [You better... You better watch your mouth!]
1860 [What the hell do you know?!]
1870 [What kind of feelings I had for him-- You have no idea why I couldn't say anything, do you?!]
1880 [I don't.]
1890 Kei's body stiffened with surprise.
1900 [I don't, but... no matter how much you pray, your feelings will no longer reach him. I won't let them reach him because I'll always be nearby.]


(second quote)
2640 She released my sleeve from her grasp.
2650 Her usual, complete smile rose to her face.
2660 [Sorry. I just... did not want to relinquish what I cherished.]

Seeing these exact scenes animated was awesome because there was more emotion put into them than in the game.
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May 21, 2011 7:08 AM

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Hmm.. should start watching ef.
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Sep 5, 2011 9:59 AM

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The graphics are so beautiful. <3
 
Nov 23, 2013 3:10 AM

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i watched this after the series and am happy i did so because i feel they reveal too much content which takes away from the build up of the plot in the series itself, in particular the love triangle that appears and the fact that miyako is shown to be sleeping with hirono, massive spoilers.
 
Aug 21, 2014 6:54 AM

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Idk if it was necessary. Dunno what to think about. 5/10 I'll just head over to actuall series.
 
Mar 21, 2015 6:51 AM
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Well that was a beautifull prologue.
 
Apr 16, 2015 11:36 PM

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Soundtrack was great, but the art was like I was watching a visual novel lol was like wtf? Is the art really like this in the main series? :/ If so gunna take a while to get used to...

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Nov 22, 2015 12:52 AM

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I'm struggling to decide whether to play the VN or not. I hear bad things from the source material.
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May 9, 2016 10:02 PM

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@FireEmblemIke24, don't. minori's writing is mediocre at best, it's on the teenage light novels level, and not of the best kind. Shaft really overdid themselves on this one, transforming so-so story into something greater with their outstanding visuals.
It's just as Yume Miru Kusuri - this was the first visual novel for many Western fans, so they tend to overrate it.
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should be this
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Jan 14, 2018 12:55 AM
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Not sure how to rate this one. Really liked the music, but if I had watched this promo before the show I probably wouldn't have watch the show thinking it would be overly dramatic.
 
Mar 8, 2019 8:44 AM

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Got me hooked already.
Beautiful instrumental.
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Dec 10, 2019 6:27 PM

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Loved the piano and violin play at the back.

This is one of the best romances I've watched, animation design excluded.
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This seemed really visual novel-y in the worst way. Not a good start.
 
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