ef - a tale of melodies

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Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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eaper eaper says...

These series are both very unique, very well known romance/drama series based on H-games. They both have amazing OSTs and art work. Furthermore, they both have very original elements them that help made them as great as they are.

bebe4styll bebe4styll says...

These two animes are connected through the emotions they give, through the feeling of helplessness in face of inevitabilities. Air and Ef-A tale of melodies represent stories of pure-hearted people who have to suffer, to love and keep living in spite of everything. You will love the animation, the way the story goes, the similarities between characters and everything else ! They are both a must-see!

darczon69 darczon69 says...

Ef - A Tale of Melodies and Air have quite a few things in common, among those:

1) Extremely well developed plots, with enough mysteries to keep you entertained

2) Interesting character development

3) A certain degree of drama mingled with a healthy doze of realistic romance

Madoka Madoka says...

I was a litte on edge about linking these two series but after rewatching them both i see they are alike in a few areas. They both of course are great for emotional impact, the selling point that is. but that alone doesn't make them similar.

The actual plots shared between the series can be alike on a few levels and though the events building the splot isn't it's still well put together. Both of course are full of emotion and loss, if you like one i think it is at least worth giving the other a try as they do have some simularity.

Myself; Yourself

Myself; Yourself

After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?

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eaper eaper says...

These series are two of the more prominent series within their genres, and for good reason. Both of these series bring something to their anime that make them excel and stand out from all their other competitors, and that is what brings these series together, the fact that they are both unique.

fae fae says...

if you like ef you would love this anime because both went you think everything is good they got a sudden change of mood 

Kanon (2006)

Kanon (2006)

It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.

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eaper eaper says...

Each of these series can be characterized by their superb OST, moving story, and the individuality of their story. If you enjoyed either of these series, there is little doubt you'll enjoy the other.

bebe4styll bebe4styll says...

Children who go through some kind of tragedies while they are young come to face the consequences after they've grown up just a little bit. This may sound like the main plot for both Kanon and Ef- a tale of melodies. Each of the characters has his/her own problems and a unique personality. It is with the help and support of others that those problems are solved, after much pain. The animation is alike in both animes, wonderful, gives an aura of magic, which is anyway present. You will most certainly love how the characters evolve, as well as their relationships, and you will be saddened by certain unpleasant moments, and all in all, you will love both animes! 

Honey and Clover II

Honey and Clover II

While Takemoto uncovers a path for himself, his love for Hagu is forcing him to lead a difficult college life. Takemoto, Hagu, and Morita are still trying to deal with their love triangle, and each of them must make a decision. Furthermore, Mayama must decide how to proceed with Rika, as she is leaving for Spain. The pain of love will continue to hurt many and even cause them to separate. Now, each of them must take on their chosen paths and walk towards the future.

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renderer renderer says...

One has a happy ending, another, not so happy, but both are great tales of love. Sure to enjoy both.

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S

As a young boy, Phoron met a spirit named Corticarte Apa Lagranges after she heard his song one night. Now, twelve years later, Phoron attends the Tolvas Commandia Academy, where humans train to become Dantists – people who can control spirits with music. One day, while unsuccessfully practicing a melody, Phoron sings the same song from all those years ago and not only does he manage to summon Corticarte to his side, but also makes a contract with her! Now he is bound to the temperamental spirit and, alongside his friends, Phoron must learn exactly what it means to perform a Commandia. But with a dark threat approaching, is it possible that this hapless orphan could actually be the key to preventing disaster?

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chii chii says...

Both anime have beautiful animation. (ef slightly moreso) Both have a dependancy on music to tell their stories and the characters are suprisingly similar considering they are faced with many dilemas. The biggest difference of these 2 are the plots. ef - a tale of melodies is heavy on drama/romance where Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S takes the world in a fantasy direction with interesting powers and conflicts. This is kind of a gut recommendation here but if you liked one i highly suggest checking out the other.