ef: a tale of melodies (TV)

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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: 1155 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 413 votes (sub:332, dub:47, raw:6, ?:4, others:24
12 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Korean subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Excellent: 303 votes (sub:251, dub:30, raw:4, ?:1, others:17
8 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 220 votes (sub:186, dub:20, ?:2, raw:1, others:11
6 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Good: 126 votes (sub:107, dub:13, raw:2, others:4
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 35 votes (sub:30, dub:3, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 29 votes (sub:23, ?:1, dub:1, others:4
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:11, 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 1862 users, rank: #566 (of 6087)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.610 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.5483, rank: #116 (of 6079)
Weighted mean: 8.472 (Very good+), rank: #136 (of 6079) (seen all: 8.53 / seen some: 7.79 / won't finish: 4.91)
Bayesian estimate: 8.462 (Very good+), rank: #72 (of 4584)
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 $24.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    ef: A Tale of Melodies - Complete Collection (DVD) 2012-03-20 (from $19.99)

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) 
Tomoyuki 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 Simbo 
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 
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 
Bihou, Inc. (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. 
Editing: Seki Editing Studio 
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 

Audio Engineer:
Cesar Inserny 
Stanley Thomas 
BD Authoring: David Williams 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Mixing: Brent Marshall 
Production Assistant:
Dwayne Jones 
E.W. Rector III 
Kayla King 
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:
MVM (UK & Ireland) 
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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