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ef - a tale of memories

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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
ef - a tale of memories: Prologue OVA 2007 TBD
ef - a tale of melodies TV 2008 TBD
ef - a tale of melodies: Prologue DVD Special 2008 TBD
ef - a tale of memories: Recollections OVA 2008 Condensed Version

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Nobuhiro SUGIYAMA Character Design
Shin OONUMA Director
Tenmon Music

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ef - a tale of memories FalseDawn 8/10 Apr 4, 2008

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ef - a tale of memories Bronia 8/10 Dec 24, 2012
ef - a tale of memories KillerZEK87 8/10 Oct 5, 2012
ef - a tale of memories FullmetalCowboy24 7/10 Jul 16, 2012
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