Ef ~ a tale of memories / ef ~ a tale of melodies


#1

###ef ~ a tale of memories

Genres: drama, psychological, romance
Themes: amnesia, love triangle
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2007-08-24

Plot Summary: The anime revolves around two protagonists, Hirono Hiro and Asou Renji. On Christmas Eve, Hirono Hiro meets a girl named Miyamura Miyako who was chasing a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out together. This made Hiro’s childhood friend, Shindou Kei, feel left out. Kei then tries to compete with Miyako for Hiro’s affection and a love triangle ensues. The anime also tells the story of Asou Renji. Renji meets a girl named Shindou Chihiro at an abandoned train station. He soon learns that Chihiro suffers from a type of amnesia where her memory span only lasts for 13 hours. He also discovers Chihiro’s dream of writing a novel, but she has never been able to fulfill that dream due to her condition. Renji then decides to help her fulfill that dream.

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###ef ~ a tale of melodies

Genres: drama, psychological, romance, supernatural
Themes: abuse, connected lives, death, love, orphans, siblings, tragedy, tragic past
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2008-10-06 to 2008-12-22

Plot Summary:
A tale of Melodies is a continuation where the tale of Memories left off. It tells the tale of two couples - Kuze and Mizuki, and Yuuko and Yuu. Alternating between the past and present, as well as two different twin-cities, it reveals the connections all of the characters share, as well as their tragic past…

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The anime once again tells two stories. The first story takes place in the past. Himura Yuu meets a girl, Amamiya Yuuko who seems to know him, but he doesn’t know her. However, he soon remembers that she was a girl whom he knew from long ago. Yuuko then tells him something which he never knew. He was her first love since then, and her first love has not ended yet. The second story takes place in the present, just after the events of ef - A Tale of Memories. Shuuichi Kuze meets the cousin of Aso Renji, Hayama Mizuki and spends a lot of time with her. Unknown to Mizuki, Kuze had contracted a fatal illness and has little time left to live. Kuze had decided to break all romantic ties, but things go bad when Mizuki tells him that she loves him.[/quote]


#2

With this, we can probably assume that both are getting a dub.

[quote]Title: EF ~ A TALE OF MEMORIES COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/31/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

Title: EF ~ A TALE OF MEMORIES COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/31/2012
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98[/quote]

I’ll add the buy links to the first post when the pop up on TRSI.


#3

I’m so excited for ef. I can’t wait until January!


#4

Guessing game time!

http://www.fandompost.com/forums/showthread.php?7230-ef-a-tale-of-memories-Cast-Guessing-Game

[size=19]ef - a tale of memories Cast Guessing Game[/size]

As always, please reply directly to my post to help me keep track of whom I’ve replied to. Take your best guesses over the weekend, and I’ll reply on Monday. Have fun!

Ah, and I’ve tried to avoid any major spoliers in the character descriptions, but it’s kind of hard to give a meaningul description of some of them without a few minor ones. All of which are revealed early in the series, so my apoligies to those who don’t want ANY.

ef - a tale of memories.
ADR Director - Christopher Ayres

CHARACTERS TO BE GUESSED:
Hiro Hirono - Hiro is a high school student who is actually a working manga-ka. He spends most of his nights up working on his manga, so he doesn’t really like waking up and going to school. He is straight forward, and a bit grumpy; often from his lack of sleep.

Miyako Miyamura - Miyako meets Hiro when her purse is stolen, and she begins a relationship with him that turns into a romance. She is a handful, at times petulant and almost always flirty. She also does not like going to school, and is pretty brash about it.

Kei Shindou - Kei is Hiro’s childhood friend. She is sassy and at times comical. She is an all-star athlete, and she has a tendency to mother Hiro, even trying to wake him up and force him to go to school. In reality, she is deeply in love with Hiro and has been since childhood. Her jealousy of him resulted in the injury of her twin sister Chihiro. Her world is torn apart when she finds out about the relationship between Hiro and Miyako, and she tires everything she can to end it.

Renji Asuo - Renji is a quite, bookish student at the same school, who thinks he wants to be a writer. He is kind hearted and compassionate, and when he meets Chihiro he decides he’s going to help her.

Chihiro Shinduo - Kei’s Twin sister. She was hit by a car when she was 12 years old, and the result was a form of amnesia that only allows her to remember things for 13 hours. At the start of the 14th hour she loses the 1st, and so on. She is quiet and shy and comes across as younger than most of the others, even though she is the same age. She constantly writes in her diary, as it is the only way she has of having a memory.

Yu Humura - Yu is a kind of a care taker for Chihiro, and is very protective of her. While he is a nice man, there is a sadness to him. So, there is a part of him that desperately needs to help Chihiro or aid the person who will be able to help her, but he is very protective of her and at first dubious of Renji.

Kyosuke Tsutsumi - Kyosuke is a student at the same high school; he is the same age as Hiro and Renji. At the start he is part of the school’s film club, but breaks away from them quickly as their goals are only to win contests, and he is much more concerned with the art and the artistic integrity of the work. He sees Kei early on and decides to shoot a movie about her, in doing so he comes to care for her very much.

Yuko Amamiya - Yuko is seen briefly by each character. She is mysterious and more often than not tells the characters what they NEED to hear instead of what they WANT to hear, but even her questions lead to uneasy answers for them. While there is an air of mystery to her, there is also an air of lightness and compassion.

Mizuki Hayama - Mizuki is a little younger than Kei, and is very much in love with her. She is fun and at times a bit of a gossip, but she is caring and even tries to help Kei in winning over Hiro (because she’s that sure that one day Kei will be hers.)

Sumire Asuo - Renji’s mother, she looks and sounds almost young enough to be is sister. She’s very fun and has an off beat sense of humor. She doesn’t mean to embarass her son but often does. It is very obvious how close they are and how much she cares about him.

Kuze - A neighbor and friend to Renji and Sumire, he is a bit of a playboy and plays up that image, but is actually a very kind hearted man.

Izumi - She is the president of the film club and Koysuke’s girlfriend, but his irrational behavior causes them to break up. She is young, but pretty much no nonsense.


#5

Janice Williams of Sentai Filmworks is having a Cast Guessing Game over at http://www.fandompost.com/forums/showthread.php?7230-ef-a-tale-of-memories-Cast-Guessing-Game&p=56060#post56060.

[quote]ef - a tale of memories.
ADR Director - Christopher Ayres

CHARACTERS TO BE GUESSED:
Hiro Hirono - Hiro is a high school student who is actually a working manga-ka. He spends most of his nights up working on his manga, so he doesn’t really like waking up and going to school. He is straight forward, and a bit grumpy; often from his lack of sleep.

Miyako Miyamura - Miyako meets Hiro when her purse is stolen, and she begins a relationship with him that turns into a romance. She is a handful, at times petulant and almost always flirty. She also does not like going to school, and is pretty brash about it.

Kei Shindou - Kei is Hiro’s childhood friend. She is sassy and at times comical. She is an all-star athlete, and she has a tendency to mother Hiro, even trying to wake him up and force him to go to school. In reality, she is deeply in love with Hiro and has been since childhood. Her jealousy of him resulted in the injury of her twin sister Chihiro. Her world is torn apart when she finds out about the relationship between Hiro and Miyako, and she tires everything she can to end it.

Renji Asuo - Renji is a quite, bookish student at the same school, who thinks he wants to be a writer. He is kind hearted and compassionate, and when he meets Chihiro he decides he’s going to help her.

Chihiro Shinduo - Kei’s Twin sister. She was hit by a car when she was 12 years old, and the result was a form of amnesia that only allows her to remember things for 13 hours. At the start of the 14th hour she loses the 1st, and so on. She is quiet and shy and comes across as younger than most of the others, even though she is the same age. She constantly writes in her diary, as it is the only way she has of having a memory.

Yu Humura - Yu is a kind of a care taker for Chihiro, and is very protective of her. While he is a nice man, there is a sadness to him. So, there is a part of him that desperately needs to help Chihiro or aid the person who will be able to help her, but he is very protective of her and at first dubious of Renji.

Kyosuke Tsutsumi - Kyosuke is a student at the same high school; he is the same age as Hiro and Renji. At the start he is part of the school’s film club, but breaks away from them quickly as their goals are only to win contests, and he is much more concerned with the art and the artistic integrity of the work. He sees Kei early on and decides to shoot a movie about her, in doing so he comes to care for her very much.

Yuko Amamiya - Yuko is seen briefly by each character. She is mysterious and more often than not tells the characters what they NEED to hear instead of what they WANT to hear, but even her questions lead to uneasy answers for them. While there is an air of mystery to her, there is also an air of lightness and compassion.

Mizuki Hayama - Mizuki is a little younger than Kei, and is very much in love with her. She is fun and at times a bit of a gossip, but she is caring and even tries to help Kei in winning over Hiro (because she’s that sure that one day Kei will be hers.)

Sumire Asuo - Renji’s mother, she looks and sounds almost young enough to be is sister. She’s very fun and has an off beat sense of humor. She doesn’t mean to embarass her son but often does. It is very obvious how close they are and how much she cares about him.

Kuze - A neighbor and friend to Renji and Sumire, he is a bit of a playboy and plays up that image, but is actually a very kind hearted man.

Izumi - She is the president of the film club and Koysuke’s girlfriend, but his irrational behavior causes them to break up. She is young, but pretty much no nonsense.[/quote]

If you’d like to take part, just click on the link above and follow her instruction in the first post.


#6

Round 2!

http://www.fandompost.com/forums/showthread.php?7230-ef-a-tale-of-memories-Cast-Guessing-Game&p=56510&viewfull=1#post56510

[size=19]ef - a tale of memories Cast Guessing Game ROUND 2[/size]

Okay, let’s see, hints for Round Two…

Of the remaining five characters, the voice actors for four have been guessed for incorrect roles. The unguessed character is female. Her name should be known, but it has been a while since she’s been in for us.

ef - a tale of memories.

ADR Director - Christopher Ayres

CHARACTERS TO BE GUESSED:

Hiro Hirono - Hiro is a high school student who is actually a working manga-ka. He spends most of his nights up working on his manga, so he doesn’t really like waking up and going to school. He is straight forward, and a bit grumpy; often from his lack of sleep.

Chihiro Shinduo - Kei’s Twin sister. She was hit by a car when she was 12 years old, and the result was a form of amnesia that only allows her to remember things for 13 hours. At the start of the 14th hour she loses the 1st, and so on. She is quiet and shy and comes across as younger than most of the others, even though she is the same age. She constantly writes in her diary, as it is the only way she has of having a memory.

Kyosuke Tsutsumi - Kyosuke is a student at the same high school; he is the same age as Hiro and Renji. At the start he is part of the school’s film club, but breaks away from them quickly as their goals are only to win contests, and he is much more concerned with the art and the artistic integrity of the work. He sees Kei early on and decides to shoot a movie about her, in doing so he comes to care for her very much.

Yuko Amamiya - Yuko is seen briefly by each character. She is mysterious and more often than not tells the characters what they NEED to hear instead of what they WANT to hear, but even her questions lead to uneasy answers for them. While there is an air of mystery to her, there is also an air of lightness and compassion.

Izumi - She is the president of the film club and Koysuke’s girlfriend, but his irrational behavior causes them to break up. She is young, but pretty much no nonsense.

CHARACTERS ALREADY GUESSED:

Miyako Miyamura - Voiced by Luci Christian - Miyako meets Hiro when her purse is stolen, and she begins a relationship with him that turns into a romance. She is a handful, at times petulant and almost always flirty. She also does not like going to school, and is pretty brash about it.

Kei Shindou - Voiced by Brittney Karbowski - Kei is Hiro’s childhood friend. She is sassy and at times comical. She is an all-star athlete, and she has a tendency to mother Hiro, even trying to wake him up and force him to go to school. In reality, she is deeply in love with Hiro and has been since childhood. Her jealousy of him resulted in the injury of her twin sister Chihiro. Her world is torn apart when she finds out about the relationship between Hiro and Miyako, and she tires everything she can to end it.

Renji Asuo - Voiced by Clint Bickham - Renji is a quite, bookish student at the same school, who thinks he wants to be a writer. He is kind hearted and compassionate, and when he meets Chihiro he decides he’s going to help her.

Yu Humura - Voiced by David Matranga - Yu is a kind of a care taker for Chihiro, and is very protective of her. While he is a nice man, there is a sadness to him. So, there is a part of him that desperately needs to help Chihiro or aid the person who will be able to help her, but he is very protective of her and at first dubious of Renji.

Mizuki Hayama - Voiced by Hilary Haag - Mizuki is a little younger than Kei, and is very much in love with her. She is fun and at times a bit of a gossip, but she is caring and even tries to help Kei in winning over Hiro (because she’s that sure that one day Kei will be hers.)

Sumire Asuo - Voiced by Tiffany Grant - Renji’s mother, she looks and sounds almost young enough to be is sister. She’s very fun and has an off beat sense of humor. She doesn’t mean to embarass her son but often does. It is very obvious how close they are and how much she cares about him.

Kuze - Voiced by Illich Guardiola - A neighbor and friend to Renji and Sumire, he is a bit of a playboy and plays up that image, but is actually a very kind hearted man.


#7

ef - a tale of memories Cast Guessing Game ROUND 3

Okay, so, we only have the one, entirely unguessed voice actress left.

Though I must say there were some very good guesses of some fine voice actresses that I’d like to see back too.
One more try! Good luck!

ef - a tale of memories.
ADR Director - Christopher Ayres

CHARACTERS TO BE GUESSED:
Izumi - She is the president of the film club and Koysuke’s girlfriend, but his irrational behavior causes them to break up. She is young, but pretty much no nonsense.

CHARACTERS ALREADY GUESSED:
Hiro Hirono - Voiced by Greg Ayres - Hiro is a high school student who is actually a working manga-ka. He spends most of his nights up working on his manga, so he doesn’t really like waking up and going to school. He is straight forward, and a bit grumpy; often from his lack of sleep.

Miyako Miyamura - Voiced by Luci Christian - Miyako meets Hiro when her purse is stolen, and she begins a relationship with him that turns into a romance. She is a handful, at times petulant and almost always flirty. She also does not like going to school, and is pretty brash about it.

Kei Shindou - Voiced by Brittney Karbowski - Kei is Hiro’s childhood friend. She is sassy and at times comical. She is an all-star athlete, and she has a tendency to mother Hiro, even trying to wake him up and force him to go to school. In reality, she is deeply in love with Hiro and has been since childhood. Her jealousy of him resulted in the injury of her twin sister Chihiro. Her world is torn apart when she finds out about the relationship between Hiro and Miyako, and she tires everything she can to end it.

Renji Asuo - Voiced by Clint Bickham - Renji is a quite, bookish student at the same school, who thinks he wants to be a writer. He is kind hearted and compassionate, and when he meets Chihiro he decides he’s going to help her.

Chihiro Shinduo - Voiced by Monica Rial - Kei’s Twin sister. She was hit by a car when she was 12 years old, and the result was a form of amnesia that only allows her to remember things for 13 hours. At the start of the 14th hour she loses the 1st, and so on. She is quiet and shy and comes across as younger than most of the others, even though she is the same age. She constantly writes in her diary, as it is the only way she has of having a memory.

Yu Humura - Voiced by David Matranga - Yu is a kind of a care taker for Chihiro, and is very protective of her. While he is a nice man, there is a sadness to him. So, there is a part of him that desperately needs to help Chihiro or aid the person who will be able to help her, but he is very protective of her and at first dubious of Renji.

Kyosuke Tsutsumi - Voiced by Chris Patton - Kyosuke is a student at the same high school; he is the same age as Hiro and Renji. At the start he is part of the school’s film club, but breaks away from them quickly as their goals are only to win contests, and he is much more concerned with the art and the artistic integrity of the work. He sees Kei early on and decides to shoot a movie about her, in doing so he comes to care for her very much.

Yuko Amamiya - Voiced by Carli Mosier - Yuko is seen briefly by each character. She is mysterious and more often than not tells the characters what they NEED to hear instead of what they WANT to hear, but even her questions lead to uneasy answers for them. While there is an air of mystery to her, there is also an air of lightness and compassion.

Mizuki Hayama - Voiced by Hilary Haag - Mizuki is a little younger than Kei, and is very much in love with her. She is fun and at times a bit of a gossip, but she is caring and even tries to help Kei in winning over Hiro (because she’s that sure that one day Kei will be hers.)

Sumire Asuo - Voiced by Tiffany Grant - Renji’s mother, she looks and sounds almost young enough to be is sister. She’s very fun and has an off beat sense of humor. She doesn’t mean to embarass her son but often does. It is very obvious how close they are and how much she cares about him.

Kuze - Voiced by Illich Guardiola - A neighbor and friend to Renji and Sumire, he is a bit of a playboy and plays up that image, but is actually a very kind hearted man.[/quote]

Per Janice Williams
@ http://www.fandompost.com/forums/showthread.php?7230-ef-a-tale-of-memories-Cast-Guessing-Game&p=56717&viewfull=1#post56717


#8

Game end.
Full cast announcement.

http://www.fandompost.com/forums/showthread.php?7230-ef-a-tale-of-memories-Cast-Guessing-Game&p=56981&viewfull=1#post56981

[size=19]ef - a tale of memories English Cast[/size]

So many wonderful guesses for the last role! It was good to see the names again.
Thank all of you for participating.

ef - a tale of memories.

ADR Director - Christopher Ayres

Hiro Hirono - Voiced by Greg Ayres - Hiro is a high school student who is actually a working manga-ka. He spends most of his nights up working on his manga, so he doesn’t really like waking up and going to school. He is straight forward, and a bit grumpy; often from his lack of sleep.

Miyako Miyamura - Voiced by Luci Christian - Miyako meets Hiro when her purse is stolen, and she begins a relationship with him that turns into a romance. She is a handful, at times petulant and almost always flirty. She also does not like going to school, and is pretty brash about it.

Kei Shindou - Voiced by Brittney Karbowski - Kei is Hiro’s childhood friend. She is sassy and at times comical. She is an all-star athlete, and she has a tendency to mother Hiro, even trying to wake him up and force him to go to school. In reality, she is deeply in love with Hiro and has been since childhood. Her jealousy of him resulted in the injury of her twin sister Chihiro. Her world is torn apart when she finds out about the relationship between Hiro and Miyako, and she tires everything she can to end it.

Renji Asuo - Voiced by Clint Bickham - Renji is a quite, bookish student at the same school, who thinks he wants to be a writer. He is kind hearted and compassionate, and when he meets Chihiro he decides he’s going to help her.

Chihiro Shinduo - Voiced by Monica Rial - Kei’s Twin sister. She was hit by a car when she was 12 years old, and the result was a form of amnesia that only allows her to remember things for 13 hours. At the start of the 14th hour she loses the 1st, and so on. She is quiet and shy and comes across as younger than most of the others, even though she is the same age. She constantly writes in her diary, as it is the only way she has of having a memory.

Yu Humura - Voiced by David Matranga - Yu is a kind of a care taker for Chihiro, and is very protective of her. While he is a nice man, there is a sadness to him. So, there is a part of him that desperately needs to help Chihiro or aid the person who will be able to help her, but he is very protective of her and at first dubious of Renji.

Kyosuke Tsutsumi - Voiced by Chris Patton - Kyosuke is a student at the same high school; he is the same age as Hiro and Renji. At the start he is part of the school’s film club, but breaks away from them quickly as their goals are only to win contests, and he is much more concerned with the art and the artistic integrity of the work. He sees Kei early on and decides to shoot a movie about her, in doing so he comes to care for her very much.

Yuko Amamiya - Voiced by Carli Mosier - Yuko is seen briefly by each character. She is mysterious and more often than not tells the characters what they NEED to hear instead of what they WANT to hear, but even her questions lead to uneasy answers for them. While there is an air of mystery to her, there is also an air of lightness and compassion.

Mizuki Hayama - Voiced by Hilary Haag - Mizuki is a little younger than Kei, and is very much in love with her. She is fun and at times a bit of a gossip, but she is caring and even tries to help Kei in winning over Hiro (because she’s that sure that one day Kei will be hers.)

Sumire Asuo - Voiced by Tiffany Grant - Renji’s mother, she looks and sounds almost young enough to be is sister. She’s very fun and has an off beat sense of humor. She doesn’t mean to embarass her son but often does. It is very obvious how close they are and how much she cares about him.

Kuze - Voiced by Illich Guardiola - A neighbor and friend to Renji and Sumire, he is a bit of a playboy and plays up that image, but is actually a very kind hearted man.

Izumi - Voiced by Allison Sumrall - She is the president of the film club and Koysuke’s girlfriend, but his irrational behavior causes them to break up. She is young, but pretty much no nonsense.


#9

Cover Art for ef ~ a tale of memories added to the first post.


#10

EPISODE 1 OF ef - A Tale Of Memories NOW AVAILABLE ON VOD

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this show forever and I had just about given up all hope of it being licensed. The fact that it’s not only getting released this year, but also got a dub is something I’m truly grateful for. Despite all the bad news for anime this year, it’s good to see something positive happening as well.

I’m currently watching episode 1 and I have to say I’m really enjoying it so far and the dub is perfect. Nice job Sentai/Seraphim!


#11

ef ~ A Tale of Memories Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb) is shipping from Rightstuf.


#12

Is it just me, or is this forum page bugged for everyone else too?


#13

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]
Is it just me, or is this forum page bugged for everyone else too?[/quote]

Nope, mine looks ok.


#14

[quote=Slowhand]
Nope, mine looks ok.[/quote]

-lol-
I don’t know what in the world that was, but now it looks fine.


#15

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

[quote=Slowhand]
Nope, mine looks ok.[/quote]
-lol-
I don’t know what in the world that was, but now it looks fine.[/quote]
I had to jiggle it a little.


#16

Cover Art for ef ~ a tale of melodies added to the first post.


#17

Though the series is not officially released, but I just got it early from rightsuf. Can say my opinion? But I made an unboxing. I really want to say it :woohoo:


#18

ef ~ A Tale of Melodies Blu-ray Complete Collection is shipping from Rightstuf.


#19

Good to know. I need to place an order for it. I hear it’s not as good as Memories, but I still want to see it.


#20

You know, was it really necessary to leave the Japanese honorifics in the dub? Tiffany Grant has said that ADV/Sentai tries to stay away from them in the dub, except when necessary. Were these really necessary? I don’t think so. If I wanted to hear Japanese, I’d watch the Japanese track.

“Sempai” is not an English word, and why does everyone have the last name “kun” or “chan”? :stuck_out_tongue: