ef - a tale of memories

TV (12 eps)
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In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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FalseDawn's avatar by FalseDawn on Apr 4, 2008
Score: 8/10

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On the surface, ef - a tale of memories seems to be your average romance anime series, featuring a range of characters forming relationships as they spiral awkwardly towards adulthood. Certainly, this series almost disappeared under the radar, and I only watched it on the recommendation of a fellow fansubber who was enjoying it himself. And I have to say, I'm glad I did.While ef - a tale of... read more

mahius's avatar by mahius on Jul 25, 2015
Score: 10/10

Ef – A Tale of Memories (pronounced ‘eff’) is a short 12 episode drama romance anime, based upon a light novel. I think (couldn’t find in English), but apparently there’s visual novel versions of it. A unique anime, capable of invoking emotion and making the viewer think, something I appreciate. Off the bat, this was a rather serious, yet sensible anime with a mature, intricate... read more

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ef - a tale of memories: Prologue OVA 2007
ef - a tale of melodies TV 2008
ef - a tale of melodies: Prologue DVD Special 2008
ef - a tale of memories: Recollections OVA 2008 Condensed Version

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ef - A Fairy Tale of the Two 2006

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