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Ef: A Tale of Memories Complete Collection (2012)

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005XB8SPK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,360 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

One Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono helps Miyako, the victim of a purse snatching, and discovers that she goes to the same school he does. To the dismay of his childhood friend, Kei, Hiro starts hanging out with Miyako. But Kei is not about to let a new girl in Hiro's life take him away from her, and sets out to prove that she's the only one for him. When Renji Asou meets Chihiro Shindou at an abandoned train station, he doesn't notice anything unusual at first. But he soon discovers that she suffers from a rare form of amnesia and can only remember things for thirteen hours. Chihiro dreams of writing a novel, but her amnesia has made it an impossible task.Now, however, Renji is determined to help her fulfill her dream. Emotionally charged, beautifully animated and now available for the first time with an all-star English cast. Don't miss one of anime's masterpieces: ef ~ A Tale of Memories!

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So excited this is coming out as a set!!! November 26, 2011
By J. Kach
Format:DVD
I have been waiting for this set since 2008, this is an amazing series. It's short but they cram a lot of content into each episode. The japanese voice actors are awesome but i'm excitied to hear it dubbed in english.

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.

Highly recommend buying this sereis!!!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great anime finally released in English! December 27, 2011
Format:DVD
I watched this anime a long time ago and it's one of the great ones out there! Like Clannad, it's based on an original visual novel game, "Ef-A Fairytale of the two." It's romantic and psychological. The only thing I don't really like is the sort of "darkness" present in this anime. But I guess that's why the show is so great. The ending is good too, but I won't spoil it. I'm mostly looking forward to hearing the new English dub with many actors I've seen in previous animes released by Sentai. Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad and Haruko Kamio from Air will voice Miyako. Ryou Fujibayashi from Clannad, Ayu from Kanon and Yuri from Angel Beats doing Kei's. Greg Ayres who voices Sunohara from Clannad doing Hiro's. Mizuzu from Air will do Chihiro's voice, Fuko Ibuki from Clannad will do Mizuki's voice, and Yoshino Yusuke from Clannad playing Kazuya's voice (correct me if I got his name wrong). I'm so excited that I know how the characters will sound like before the anime, but too bad we have to wait an entire month until it's released. The opening song (euphoric field sung by ELISA) and second ending song are catchy too. If you buy this anime and it impresses you, don't forget to pick up the sequal season, ef-a tale of melodies which in my opinion, is even darker and kinda more disturbing than this season.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Show! Superb English dub! February 1, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
As you may know from hearing about this series, it is bittersweet. The plot flows great so that there is no boring times(except maybe one scene but I think it emphasized emotion)since this is a 12 episode series. Each of the main characters get some screen time and to show there character. The animation is very unique, its not very moving as in active motions but was very good. I felt an emotional/lifestyle connection to the 3 main characters. Some scenes in the story reminded me of some american drama stuff, but they were ten times better which increased my liking to this series.

The english dub shook my thoughts of english dubs. Great cast with a very accurate script.
Greg as Hiro, and Clint as Renji were very very good, it brought up there popularity as both of my favorite actors. People need to open up to understand that these actors expressed there character just like there japanese counterparts. Though I hate other stuff that Serephim dubbed just like everyone else(EX: H.O.T.D had good voices but had an inaccurate script).
Chris, David, and Illich were wonderful as usual. I suspected that Luci would voice Miyako, along with Hillary Hagg voicing Mizuki. Brittney had a very unique voice in this compared to other works which changed my opinion about her in a positive way, Monica Rial brought very good voicing as Chihiro. And I was surprised that Tiffany Grant did a wonderful dub as Renji's mom.

But what is so strange about this dub, is because that the actors used a lot of japanese honorifics in this dub. I don't know if this drops it or gives it a plus for cultural reference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're gonna love it. October 13, 2012
By KevinB
Format:Blu-ray
This is a very serious anime. It is about love and tragedy. It get very involved with the character development and story. There is no action, but it doesn't need it. The drama keeps you glued to it. Everything about this anime is top quality; the animation, voice acting, soundtrack, and plot. ef is a brilliant anime series. If you like Clannad, Kanon, Air, or Angel Beats, this anime will really make you happy. Buy it. You'll be glad you did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story May 15, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I was pleasantly surprised by the story line of the title. It was nice viewing an anime without the fan service that substitutes for the lack of an intelligent plot. Will be buying "A Tale of Melodies" at a future date because I enjoyed "A Tale of Memories" so much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kinda surprising March 15, 2012
By zeroe0
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
i must say that this series really caught me off-guard, i wasn't expecting to get sucked in as far as i did, the story beautiful and i would easily recommend this to my friends and anyone who enjoyed the anime Clannad
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This is my favorite show, or well one of them, it came on time in amazing condition I now have both seasons, but don't read people reviewing the show instead of the actual product... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Autumn
5.0 out of 5 stars One of its kind
IMO this is one of the best Shaft productions as well as Onuma Shin's best directed anime to date. Very colorful, emotional and dramatic. Read more
Published 8 months ago by DYU
5.0 out of 5 stars anime
this is a great anime and i couldnt be any happy. i will be buy from this again . and the price is not bad at all
Published 11 months ago by thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
This has an amazing story, one in which you would like to watch several times. But you also have to get the follow up in order to get the full spectrum and scope of the story!
Published 13 months ago by Talent
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Nice collection, great add to my collection. Recommend it to Shin Oonuma fans. Recieved it for christmas and have watched it several times
Published 14 months ago by Stanley J Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok, I've only watched the first two episode and I'm like... Wow!!!!
At first, I thought this anime is confusing, because there's all these different girls that look very similar introduced too fast, the usual anime introduce one girl at a time in... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Y. You
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent show that doesn't get lost in its own vision
If I were to realistically define Memories with a single thought, it would be - "Romance that is executed to near perfection". Read more
Published 19 months ago by Auronic
4.0 out of 5 stars many a love story..
This series along with the part 2 "ef a tale of melodies" can get a little confusing in the number of stories, random placed fash backs, and the random change from one to the other... Read more
Published 19 months ago by kasa
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I bought this anime looking for a great story because the description intrigued me... Man was i wrong! This has to be one of the most boring anime i have ever seen. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Heckler!
5.0 out of 5 stars ef a tale of memories
great!!!! get it now!!! the best anime i ever seen since air and clannad,kannon it made me cry and i don't cry.
Published on March 6, 2012 by mg
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