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Poll: ef - a tale of memories Episode 12 Discussion

Nov 14, 2015 12:06 AM

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So not particularly a fan of Renji x Chihiro story line. Also Kei, Chihiro and Hiro never were in one scene together in present time. That bothed me. That relationship also could've used more backstory; Slow moving story that had melodramatic moments. I really did enjoy Hiro's arc though. 6/10
Dec 23, 2015 2:24 PM

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UWOTM8 ? A good ending ? Haha, I wasn't expecting that. This series managed to stay just about right imo, the beginning was a chore though.
Nov 9, 2016 3:12 PM

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So the moral of the story is, no matter how big you fuck up, someone will always fix it right, even if it means coughing up blood. As long as you're a girl, of course.

Unfortunately, this series repeats the cliches so prevalent in the genre. The guy is a white knight, who's duty is to save the relationship if anything goes wrong, no matter whose fault it is; the girl is a princess, who can demand anything of her knight. In every single story-line, the girl made a great effort to sever ties with the guy completely, not even considering his feelings; naturally, Chihiro went to the greatest extents here and chose the easiest way out (considering that she knew the break-up would only be painful for Renji). It was impossible for me to enjoy such a stereotyped finale. A shame, because the part of the show before the climax was amazing, so I really wanted to give it a high score.
Nov 13, 2016 3:59 AM

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Renji x Chihiro, okay.
Hiro x Miyako, good.
Kyousuke x Kei, what? How come? Kei is so obsessed with Hiro and how come she ended up with Kyousuke? Isnt it kind of forced pairing? There is no way Kei will fall to another man so easily.

Ending was okay. There will be a encounter between couples on sequel, I think.


Overall: 6/10


Thanks to someone noticed this word play "euphoric field", can be found at each episode title which is taken from first letter of the word and connect each letter to form the word "euphoric field". That was awesome and well thought. ef also meant euphoric field too.


Overall: 7/10
Modified by Raijin-sama619, Nov 13, 2016 4:06 AM
Nov 22, 2016 9:43 AM

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Ending kinda ruined it for me. Too many things are left unexplained. So can Chihiro remember things now? Or does she just remember her time with Renji? Does she still only have the 13 hour cycle?

Also I'm really surprised how how Kei was so okay with Hiro and Miyako being together. Hiro literally confessed to both of them that he loved them in the same episode. That makes no sense. Also Kyousuke's backstory didn't get explained very well.
Nov 26, 2016 8:08 PM

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totally meh to boring, had to use wikipedia to follow what was going on the whole time. Ending pairs made no sense.

Dec 12, 2016 2:15 PM

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Melodramatic and absurd, the final episode felt like a copout. Sudden curing of Chihiro? Kei being tossed to the side? Pffft. Don't know if I can end this with a positive rating, bottom really fell out of it.
Jan 3, 2017 5:51 AM

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I'm broken. Dead inside. This was just absolutely beautiful. A masterpiece.
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Jan 4, 2017 8:28 PM

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This continues the trend of everything that I start on my birthday I don't like in the end. I've had this on my ptw for a while and have only heard good things about. Since I finished Toradora and didn't like that at all I was hoping to follow it up with a romance I'd enjoy but this was just as bad as Toradora.

Some of things that I didn't like about this were.
The Characters: they were very boring and none of them were unique in anyway that I haven't seen before.
Quality: why was it so dodgy? Close up on faces were fine but when they were drawn 5+ ft away everything just looked like shit. In episode 2 or 3 there was a conversation were it was just 2+ minutes of a still frame with the clouds moving lol.
Story: was I really suppose to give a shit about anything that happened? None of it was sad or happy because I hated all the characters.

The only thing I liked about this was how funny some of the juicy drama bits were, and they were JUICY! Like when Kei came in on them together or when she deleted all the voice messages. JUICY! But I didn't care in an emotional way, more like a reality TV way were these bitches are all conniving and I just want to watch New York and Pumpkin go at each other.

Aug 27, 2017 6:37 AM

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even if people had had mixed reactions to this anime they have to admit it was well made. It was touching for me than clannad after story, in fact it is way out of its league. The between Renji and Chihiro touched me to the and I felt her pain. I am glad she got over that 13hour memory loss curse. I would recommend it as a must watch.
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Nov 9, 2017 4:14 AM

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And she gets her memories back because she has to.

Of course it could not have a bad end, what did you think this was, School Days?
Sep 19, 2018 11:53 AM

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lihle808 said:
even if people had had mixed reactions to this anime they have to admit it was well made. It was touching for me than clannad after story, in fact it is way out of its league. The between Renji and Chihiro touched me to the and I felt her pain. I am glad she got over that 13hour memory loss curse. I would recommend it as a must watch.

I completely agree, it is so much better than clannad, they are even not comparable.

I really enjoyed it overall, first anime from Shaft that i actually liked, well done!
Loved the way it was directed, and the story was touching.
Feb 5, 2019 7:23 AM

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I don't agree with a lot in this anime.. But it also delivered feels, made sense in many moments, made me think.. Overall, I like it better than usual works.. But don't agree with some things as well.. In the end, I guess, I'm still glad I watched it..
Mar 17, 2019 12:12 PM

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When Renji searched for the pages it really hurt me emotionally over her and when I saw him in his torn clothe my tears couldn't hold up anymore...

I'm so glad it was a good ending after all, everyone seemed happy even Himura san with the mysterious soul Yuko.

really great series looking forward to next season. 8/10
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Jul 9, 2019 9:48 AM

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Wow, that OP had me shook with it's changes, and so did the episode. I love how everything was resolved and at the same time everything is back to square one (Renji's novel's first sentences, for example, were in Episode 1).

A good, maybe great 9/10. A few personal irks here and there, such as the blonde guy's lesser development, the chances of a paper plane flying for 13 hours, and the use of sex, but it still holds up to a 9/10 for me.
Nov 3, 2019 11:23 AM
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To make it clear: Chihiro is not cured

What happened was, from the previous night when she wrote the note to forget him, she just was not able to stop of thinking about him.

- She wrote the note like midnght.
- Went to sleep thinking on him and what they did.
- Wake up in the morning still remembering him and what they did.
- Forgot everything about the previous events except Renji and what they did yesterday.

Because the moment you rescue some memory from your mind and reflect about it, it become "updated" like an actual memory.

Was just that what happened. She is still losing the memories that are not "rescued" in 13 hours.
Nov 3, 2019 11:47 AM
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Second necessary elucidation:

Chihiro-Renji-Himura are, at the same time, living in a different place from Hiro-Ken-Miyuki.

That is why they are never show togheter.

It is futher explained in the sequel, IF a tale of melodies.

But it is a fact you can catch without even to appeal to the sequel: just pay attention in the climate - in the 1st episode, on christmas, why the weather in that train station where Chihiro/Renji are look so warm?
Jan 5, 5:33 PM

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This was kinda weird because it was basically two completely distinct stories (okay they were marginally related) told in the same anime. I thought the Chihiro story was much more compelling, but shaft did a lot to elevate the simple love triangle story.

The ending was kinda cheesy and I was thinking to myself how could they possibly end this with Chihiro actually remembered Renji. When he started running around collecting pages I irked because that's just too unrealistic. There's no way something like that would work. I'm quite happy it ending up being much more simple. She simply could not force herself to not think of Renji for over 13 hours so she never forgot about him. I like it.

There are things I could complain about in this series like the occasional sketchy pacing or "over dramatic" characters, but strangely I don't find myself too bothered. I think I find myself sympathizing with these characters to the point where I feel their reactions are justified. This hit on enough of my real life experiences I suppose.
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