ef: a tale of melodies (TV)

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[ sequel of ef: a tale of memories (TV) ]

Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 1125 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 406 votes (sub:326, dub:46, raw:6, ?:4, others:24
12 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Korean subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 295 votes (sub:246, dub:27, raw:4, ?:1, others:17
8 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 212 votes (sub:182, dub:17, ?:2, raw:1, others:10
6 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 123 votes (sub:104, dub:13, raw:2, others:4
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 33 votes (sub:28, dub:3, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 28 votes (sub:22, ?:1, dub:1, others:4
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:10, dub:2)
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1838 users, rank: #561 (of 5922)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.620 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.5478, rank: #121 (of 5915)
Weighted mean: 8.477 (Very good+), rank: #147 (of 5915) (seen all: 8.53 / seen some: 7.79 / won't finish: 4.91)
Bayesian estimate: 8.467 (Very good+), rank: #75 (of 4470)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2008-10-06 to 2008-12-22
Opening Theme:
#1: "ebullient future (English)" by TENMON featuring ELISA (eps 1-5,7-9,11)
#2: "ebullient future (Instrumental)" by TENMON (ep 6)
#3: "ebullient future (English 2nd. Version)" by TENMON featuring ELISA (ep 11)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Egao no Chikara" (笑顔のチカラ) by Mai Goto (eps 2-5,7,9,11)
#2: "Negai no Kakera" (願いのカケラ) by Yumiko Nakajima (eps 6,8)
#3: "ebullient future (English)" by ELISA (ep 10)
#4: "ebullient future (Japanese)" by ELISA (ep 12)
#5: "ever forever" by Mai Goto, Yumiko Nakajima, Hiroko Taguchi, Junko Okada, Natsumi Yanase (ep 12)
Insert song:
"A moon filled sky." by Mai Goto (ep 11)
"euphoric field" by ELISA (ep 11)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 9
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    ef: A Tale of Melodies - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2012-03-20 (from $36.43)
DVD (Region 1)
    ef: A Tale of Melodies - Complete Collection (DVD) 2012-03-20 (from $34.54)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shin Oonuma
Series Composition: Katsuhiko Takayama
Screenplay: Katsuhiko Takayama
Storyboard:
Hiroyuki Shimazu (eps 7-8, 12)
Kouhei Hatano (eps 4, 6)
Masahiro Sonoda (ep 4)
Masayuki Iimura (ED 1-2)
Nobuyuki Takeuchi (eps 1, 3, 10)
Shin Oonuma (OP; ep 1)
Shuuji Miyazaki (eps 5, 10-11)
Toshiyuki Itamura (eps 6, 10)
Yoshihiro Mori (eps 2, 9)
Episode Director:
Hidetaka Fujimoto (ep 3)
Jun Fukuda (ep 7)
Ken'ichi Ishikura (ep 9)
Masahiro Sonoda (ep 8)
Masayuki Iimura (ED 1-2)
Shin Oonuma (OP; 4 episodes
eps 1, 6, 10, 12
)

Shuuji Miyazaki (eps 5, 11)
Susumu Kudo (ep 4)
Yoshihiro Mori (ep 2)
Original creator:
Mikage
Yu Kagami
Original Character Design:
2C=Galore (Male characters)
Naru Nanao
Character Design: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Art Director:
Kohji Azuma (eps 3-12)
Toshihiro Kohama (eps 1-2)
Chief Animation Director: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Animation Director:
Akihisa Takano (2 episodes
eps 1, 10 assist.
)

Fumio Matsumoto (eps 4, 8)
Hatsue Nakayama (ep 2)
Hideki Furukawa (ep 9)
Kazuhiro Ota (OP; eps 1, 10 coop.)
Kazumi Tahata (ep 3)
Kazuya Shiotsuki (ep 6)
Masato Numazu (ep 3)
Megumi Noda (ep 7)
Nobuhiro Sugiyama (OP, ED 1; ep 12)
Shuuji Miyazaki (eps 5, 11)
Yoshiaki Ito (ep 10)
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Executive producer: Yuichi Sekido
Key Animation:
Hokuto Sakiyama (eps 6, 12)
Ryo Imamura (OP; ep 10)
Shin Wakabayashi (ep 6)
Music Performance: Tomoki Iwanaga (Cello)
Planning:
Akihiro Kawamura (Geneon Entertainment)
Naohiro Futono (MOVIC)
Nobukazu Sakai (Minori)
Takeshi Oikawa (Frontier Works)
Toru Taga (Kitty)
Preview Illustration:
2C=Galore (ep 1)
Juri Miyabi (ep 4)
Kôji Kumeta (ep 6)
Kusukusu (ep 2)
MATSUDA98 (ep 3)
Naru Nanao (ep 11)
Zekkyō (ep 5)
Promotion Producer: Takashi Iida
Sound Producer: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Supervision: Akiyuki Shinbo
Theme Song Performance:
Elisa (OP)
Mai Goto (ED1)
Yumiko Nakajima (ED2)
Kenji Hamada as Shūichi Kuze
Kouichi Toochika as Yū Himura
Mai Goto as Mizuki Hayama
Shizuka Itou as Nagi Hirono
Tohru Furusawa as Akira Amamiya
Yumiko Nakajima as Yūko Amamiya

Motoki Takagi as Renji Asō
Natsumi Yanase as Chihiro Shindō
Sayaka Aoki as Sumire Asō

Hiro Shimono as Hiro Hirono
Hiroko Taguchi as Miyako Miyamura
Junko Okada as Kei Shindō
Junko Shimeno as Akane Himura
Kaori Nobiki as Emi Izumi
Mai Goto as Miki(ep 10) 
Rio Matsumoto as Yū (childhood)
Yuuki Tai as Kyōsuke Tsutsumi
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
APPP (ep 10)
Buyu (ep 1)
Diomedea (ep 6)
Front Line (eps 1, 6, 10)
Hayashi (ep 7)
Mook Animation (ep 7)
SILVER LINK (ep 10)
Studio Fantasia (ep 10)
Studio Gamei (ep 1)
Studio Mark (ep 10)
Studio Pastoral (ep 12)
Tamazawa Animation House (ep 10)
Wao World (ep 10)
Yuhodo (ep 6)
Animation Production: SHAFT
Backgrounds:
SON MY-VIETNAM
Studio Bihou (eps 1-2)
Studio Tulip (eps 3-12)
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2008-11-14)
KBS Kyoto (2008-10-07)
Sun TV (2008-10-07)
TV Kanagawa (2008-10-06)
Composition:
DIGITAL@SHAFT (eps 1-12)
Studio Elle (ep 12)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 3)
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc.
Finish Animation:
DIGITAL@SHAFT (10 episodes
eps 1-3, 5-7, 9-12
)

Studio Targe (eps 4, 8)
Finishing Cooperation:
AIC (ep 3)
Asahi Production (ep 12)
DEXS (eps 1, 10, 12)
Front Line (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 6, 10, 12
)

Hayashi (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 9-12
)

Kyung Kang ANIA (ep 6)
Studio Road (ep 3)
Studio Step (ep 3)
Triple A (ep 3)
In-Between Animation:
A.C.G.T (eps 4, 8)
Hoshiyama Planning (eps 4, 8)
In-Between Cooperation:
Asahi Production (ep 12)
DEXS (eps 1, 10, 12)
Front Line (4 episodes
eps 1, 6, 10, 12
)

Hayashi (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-7, 9-12
)

Kyung Kang ANIA (ep 6)
Mook Animation (ep 7)
Triple A (ep 7)
Key Animation:
Hayashi (ep 9)
Hoshiyama Planning (eps 4, 8)
Offline Editing: Q-Tec
Original Creator: minori
Production Cooperation:
A.C.G.T (eps 4, 8)
SILVER LINK (ep 7)
Studio Pastoral (eps 2, 5, 9, 11)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 3)
Recording Studio: studio2010:
Title Logo Design: SHIRONAGASU WORKS
Video Editing: Q-Tec
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Christopher Ayres
ADR Script: Christopher Ayres
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford

BD Authoring: David Williams
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Mixing: Brent Marshall
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Timing: Christopher Williams
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
Carli Mosier as Yuko Amamiya
David Matranga as Yu Himura
Hilary Haag as Mizuki Hayama
Illich Guardiola as Shuichi Kuze

Allison Keith as Nagi Hirono
Clint Bickham as Renji Asou
Josh Grelle as Akira Amamiya
Monica Rial as Chihiro Shindou
Tiffany Grant as Sumire Asou

Allison Sumrall as Emi Izumi
Brittney Karbowski as Kei Shindou
Chris Patton as Kyosuke Tsutsumi
Cynthia Martinez as
Akane Himura
Miki(ep 10)
Greg Ayres as Hiro Hirono
Luci Christian as Miyako Miyamura

English companies
Distributor: Section23 Films (North America)
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
The Anime Network
Licensed by:
Hanabee Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Sentai Filmworks
Production: Seraphim Digital
Translation: JN Productions
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