ef: A Tale of Memories Complete Collection
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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!!!
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.Read more ›
First of all, I have to say that the word "Masterpiece" gets thrown around a lot in anime. I've heard it applied more than once to ef and I have to say this is one of the few cases where I think it truly fits. The show is emotional and moving, without the feeling that it's constantly screaming "Cry Damn It! Cry!" like so many other series, like Air, Saikano, or even Clannad at times. The touches are subtle and don't beat you over the head. You need to pay attention to pick everything up, which is quite easy considering how easily this show sucks you in. I quickly marathoned through the entire series, which is something I rarely do.
Now as for the dub, I've seen some criticisms of it and I have to say that I can't disagree more. ef is one of the most expertly cast dubs to come out in recent memory, and I'm become pretty picky when it comes to casting and acting in dubs. I love that Sentai and Seraphim get the fact that casting a character isn't just about choosing someone who sounds just like the Japanese VA. It's about how they can convey the character and their emotions. This is a lesson I wish some other dubbing studios would learn. Funimation, Bang Zoom and others have ruined dubs because they cast simply on the sound of an actor's voice and failed to realize that the American actor simply couldn't capture the emotion and range needed for the character. Who cares if the actors sound alike if one just isn't up to the task?Read more ›
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This is a pretty good drama anime about a girl with a 13-hour memory, Chihiro, that's told alongside another story about a young man, Renji, that can't seem to make up his mind... Read morePublished 19 months ago by JDH
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 morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Autumn
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 morePublished on August 22, 2013 by DYU
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 allPublished on May 22, 2013 by thomas
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 on March 18, 2013 by Talent
Nice collection, great add to my collection. Recommend it to Shin Oonuma fans. Recieved it for christmas and have watched it several timesPublished on February 16, 2013 by Stan