News ef: a tale of memories DVD in August, Sequel in September
The MVM DVD editions of the television romance anime ef: a tale of memories and its sequel ef: a tale of melodies are now listed on the anime-on-line site. ef: a tale of memories (right) is due on August 5, and ef: a tale of melodies (below left) on September 2.
The first series begins on Christmas Eve, when boy Hiro Hirono meets a girl named Miyako Miyamura as she chases a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out togethe, creating a love triangle with Hiro's childhood friend. In another plotline, Renji Asō meets a girl named Chihiro Shindō at an abandoned train station. He soon learns that Chihiro suffers from a type of amnesia where her memory lasts for only 13 hours, and that she dreams of writing a novel.
The two series involve director Shin Oonuma, supervisor Akiyuki Shinbo, series script supervisor Katsuhiko Takayama, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama (adapting the designs of Naru Nanao and 2C=Galore), and music composers Eiichiro Yanagi and Tenmon. Both series are based on the visual novel by minori, and run 12 episodes each.