History VisualNovel / EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo

6th Apr '16 1:19:44 PM RubberyChicken
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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. Creator/SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].

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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. Creator/SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's on [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].
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16th Nov '15 1:49:14 PM madcapguy
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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].

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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. SentaiFilmworks Creator/SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].
7th Nov '15 5:24:02 AM MoonlightBomber
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* ForeignLanguageTitle: Both the visual novel and the anime are in English. Averted in the fandisc, which is translated to "An Angel's Sunday (Holiday)".

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* ForeignLanguageTitle: Both The titles of both the visual novel and the anime are in English. Averted in the fandisc, which is translated to "An Angel's Sunday (Holiday)".
7th Nov '15 5:21:27 AM MoonlightBomber
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* TheBigDamnKiss: Provides the trope's picture. Most of the kissing scenes turn the SceneryPorn UpToEleven.

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* TheBigDamnKiss: Provides the trope's picture. Most of the kissing scenes turn the SceneryPorn UpToEleven. They also count as {{Hollywood Kiss}}es.



* CherryBlossoms: In the visual novel, this phenomenon is parodied by having childishly drawn pink blossoms begin to cascade all over the game screen when Mizuki starts to go on a lovestruck ramble about Kei (and later, Chihiro).



* CreditsJukebox: Both anime seasons have multiple ending themes. The ending theme depends on the girl being focused on a particular episode, while the final ending themes of both seasons are the original visual novel's opening theme (of ''the first tale.'') and the ending theme (of ''the latter tale.'')



* ForeignLanguageTheme: The opening themes of both anime seasons are sung in English by ELISA. The final episodes of the two seasons, however, had their opening themes sung in Japanese by the same artist.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: Both the visual novel and the anime are in English. Averted in the fandisc, which is translated to "An Angel's Sunday (Holiday)".



* HowWeGotHere: The visual novel starts with the ending, and jumps to two different points in the middle, before starting at the beginning.
* HumoresqueProgression: The theme songs employ this progression.



* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: Both the visual novel and the anime have this title setup.



** A FreezeFrameBonus of a paper flying by when Hiro leaves the church in episode 1 has [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays "Nice Boat"]] written in it.

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** A FreezeFrameBonus of a paper flying by when Hiro leaves the church in episode 1 has [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays "Nice Boat"]] written in it. Also counts as UnreadablyFastText.



* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Chihiro explains a math problem she supposedly read once in school, about how long it would take a sheep tethered x feet from a pole to eat all the grass in the surrounding circle. She thinks of the implied end of the story, about how the sheep would eventually starve to death, rather than the math problem it was setting up.



* TheXOfY: Both the visual novel and the anime have this title setup.



* WeirdMoon
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Parents]]: Miyako becomes a great cook and the top student in both academics and athletics in a failed attempt to earn her parents' praise.

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* WeirdMoon
WeirdMoon: The moon, as portrayed in the anime, is ginormous. It also has the points of the crescent meet at one end, which is impossible -- and then there are the scenes where it seems to be a two-dimensional object glued to the night sky.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter "Well Done, Daughter!" Parents]]: Miyako [[spoiler:Miyako becomes a great cook and the top student in both academics and athletics in a failed attempt to earn her parents' praise.]]



* {{Flatline}}: [[spoiler:In episode eleven, Kuze's heart machine beeps, and then the heartrendingly sad ending theme plays. At the end, his machine beeps again and he comes back to life.]]



* GoneMadFromTheRevelation: Seems to happen to Amamiya after he sees a sketch Yuu did of his younger sister Akane, who strongly resembles Amamiya's own little sister who also died in the same earthquake. He ends up killing himself via a fire after he's done painting.

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* GoneMadFromTheRevelation: Seems [[spoiler:Seems to happen to Amamiya after he sees a sketch Yuu did of his younger sister Akane, who strongly resembles Amamiya's own little sister who also died in the same earthquake. He ends up killing himself via a fire after he's done painting.]]


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* JustifiedTitle: The title of the visual novel originally seems to be a generic {{Engrish}} love story title, until at the end it's revealed that [[spoiler: there were two towns all along, also making it a Shout Out for ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.]]
6th Nov '15 4:51:37 AM MoonlightBomber
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* [[spoiler:HookedUpAfterwards: In a sense. Chihiro's chapter ends with Renji hitting the reset button on their relationship, or rather, NOT hitting said button. He starts over from square one. There's a timeship before Mizuki/Kuze's chapter showing them completely platonic but with Chihiro admitting she's both fallen in love with Renji and knew they were in a relationship before. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Renji restarts the relationship by writing her a story about said events with his feelings in them]].]]

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* [[spoiler:HookedUpAfterwards: In HookedUpAfterwards: [[spoiler:In a sense. Chihiro's chapter ends with Renji hitting the reset button on their relationship, or rather, NOT hitting said button. He starts over from square one. There's a timeship before Mizuki/Kuze's chapter showing them completely platonic but with Chihiro admitting she's both fallen in love with Renji and knew they were in a relationship before. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Renji restarts the relationship by writing her a story about said events with his feelings in them]].]]



* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: Subverted. Yuuko gets pregnant and after some drama decides to give birth to the baby and everything is starting to look up... but then she gets hit by a car while only a few months pregnant and bleeds to death inside the church.]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: Subverted.BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Subverted. Yuuko gets pregnant and after some drama decides to give birth to the baby and everything is starting to look up... but then she gets hit by a car while only a few months pregnant and bleeds to death inside the church.]]



* BreakTheCutie: Yuuko. Oh god Yuuko. Seriously Yuu, just give her a hug already.

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* BreakTheCutie: Yuuko. Oh god god, Yuuko. Seriously Yuu, just give her a hug already.



* ChristmasMiracle: Subverted big time. Kuze is back from Germany for Christmas Day, so Yuu is getting off work early and Yuuko is waiting outside the church rather than inside like usual. A young Mizuki meets Kuze for the first time and all seems well. [[spoiler: Then Yuuko gets hit by a car. God Dammit.]]

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* ChristmasMiracle: Subverted big time. Kuze is back from Germany for Christmas Day, so Yuu is getting off work early and Yuuko is waiting outside the church rather than inside like usual. A young Mizuki meets Kuze for the first time and all seems well. [[spoiler: Then Yuuko gets hit by a car. God Dammit.Goddammit.]]



* StepfordSmiler [[spoiler: Yuuko and Mizuki]] Less negative than most portrayals, this story seems to suggest that this behavior is actually a good way to keep your sanity after horrific trauma.

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* StepfordSmiler StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Yuuko and Mizuki]] Mizuki.]] Less negative than most portrayals, this story seems to suggest that this behavior is actually a good way to keep your sanity after horrific trauma.
28th Oct '15 7:43:51 PM MoonlightBomber
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* ShowerOfAngst: Kei does this [[spoiler:while she reflects on the consequences of her deletion of Miyako's messages on Hiro's phone.]]
11th Sep '15 9:22:25 AM Willbyr
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The sequel, ''[[EfATaleOfMelodies ef: A Tale of Melodies]]'', shifts focus to the love problems of Yu's past and Kuze's present as occurred in the rest of the second game.

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The sequel, ''[[EfATaleOfMelodies ef: ''ef: A Tale of Melodies]]'', Melodies'', shifts focus to the love problems of Yu's past and Kuze's present as occurred in the rest of the second game.


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10th Jun '15 6:48:04 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ShoutOut: There is one to ''HellGirl'' in episode 11, and Yuu does [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Despair's]] "I'm in despair" pose in the end card for episode 1. That series was also animated by [=SHAFT=]. (The author of ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei'', Creator/KojiKumeta, also illustrated the endcard for episode 6.)

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* ShoutOut: There is one to ''HellGirl'' ''Anime/HellGirl'' in episode 11, and Yuu does [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Despair's]] "I'm in despair" pose in the end card for episode 1. That series was also animated by [=SHAFT=]. (The author of ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei'', Creator/KojiKumeta, also illustrated the endcard for episode 6.)
16th May '15 4:56:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShoutOut: There is one to ''HellGirl'' in episode 11, and Yuu does [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Despair's]] "I'm in despair" pose in the end card for episode 1. That series was also animated by [=SHAFT=]. (The author of ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei'', KojiKumeta, also illustrated the endcard for episode 6.)

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* ShoutOut: There is one to ''HellGirl'' in episode 11, and Yuu does [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Despair's]] "I'm in despair" pose in the end card for episode 1. That series was also animated by [=SHAFT=]. (The author of ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei'', KojiKumeta, Creator/KojiKumeta, also illustrated the endcard for episode 6.)
14th May '15 4:39:00 PM MoonlightBomber
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* PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation: The ending sequence involving Mizuki has a photo with the faces obscured by a lens flare. [[spoiler: Those people turn out to be Yuu, Yuuko, and Miki (Mizuki's old self who was traumatized by the experience of her own parents trying to kill her), signifying how Yuu and Yuuko have transformed Miki into the current cheerful Mizuki.]]
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