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Ef: A Tale of Memories. 

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A story of love, heartbreak and youth, as the stories of 6 different characters, which seem initially unrelated, begin to intertwine.


Yu Kagami, Mikage




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Series cast summary:
Natsumi Yanase Natsumi Yanase ...  Chihiro Shindo 12 episodes, 2007
Hiroko Taguchi Hiroko Taguchi ...  Miyako Miyamura 11 episodes, 2007
Junko Okada Junko Okada ...  Kei Shindo 11 episodes, 2007
Hiro Shimono ...  Hiro Hirono 11 episodes, 2007
Motoki Takagi Motoki Takagi ...  Renji Aso 11 episodes, 2007
Chris Ayres ...  Hiro Hirono 11 episodes, 2007
Luci Christian ...  Miyako Miyamura 11 episodes, 2007
Yuuki Tai Yuuki Tai ...  Kyosuke Tsutsumi 10 episodes, 2007
Kôichi Tôchika Kôichi Tôchika ...  Yu Himura 9 episodes, 2007
Yumiko Nakajima Yumiko Nakajima ...  Yuko Amamiya 8 episodes, 2007
Mai Goto Mai Goto ...  Mizuki Hayama / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Greg Ayres ...  Hiro Hirono 6 episodes, 2007
Clint Bickham Clint Bickham ...  Renji Asou 6 episodes, 2007
Brittney Karbowski ...  Kei Shindou 6 episodes, 2007
Monica Rial ...  Chihiro Shindou 6 episodes, 2007
Allison L. Sumrall ...  Emi Izumi / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Kaori Nobiki Kaori Nobiki ...  Emi Izumi 5 episodes, 2007
Sayaka Aoki Sayaka Aoki ...  Sumire Aso 5 episodes, 2007
Chris Patton ...  Kyosuke Tsutsumi 5 episodes, 2007


On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono's bike is stolen by a girl chasing a thief who stole her purse. He gives chase and finds her unconscious and his bike ruined. The girl, Miyako Miyamura, soon awakes and the two begin to talk. After making sure she is okay, they end up spending Christmas Eve together. Later, Hiro finds out Miyako attends the same school as him and they begin to spend more and more time together, Miyako developing affections for Hiro. Kei Shindou-Hiro's childhood friend who has long held a crush on him-begins to become jealous and a love triangle follows. The series also tells the story of Renji Asou. One day, he meets Chihiro Shindou, the twin sister of Kei Shindou, at an abandoned train station. Even though she's very shy, they get along pretty well and begin meeting at the same spot every day; however, Renji finds out that Chihiro was in a car accident years ago and as a consequence she suffers from a disability: her memory lasts only 13 hours. Nevertheless, after ...

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fleeting moments...chance meetings...two tales of bittersweet memories


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Followed by Ef: A Tale of Melodies. (2008) See more »

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Beautiful but not enthralling story
28 January 2019 | by zeionaraSee all my reviews

I've not very liked this series, because despite it is beatifully and unusually done in visual part, the plot is enough weird and definitely could be thought more well.

There are six different persons with their lives, but they are, on the one hand, have not been enough described and on the other, key ideas in the bases of these stories sound unclear, too irrealistic and as a result do not allow to fully understand and empathize to them.

The only story which is worth watching is the part concerning Chihiro - this one is the most beautiful among others which are much more strange and uninteresting.

As far as I can see, it would be better if either we before watching this were told about events, which are necessary to understand what is happening in this series (as I know, these events have been shown in the second season) either autors would have compressed everything to put it in one season. This could not be able to save the story, but it could make it a few better.

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