The Best Romance Anime is Ef – A Tale of Memories

Anime Opinions, Article — By on August 23, 2013 12:23 am

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kokujin-kun says:

The only thing memorable about that series were the neatly folded up clothes (you know what I’m talking about).

That also needed to be said.

Solaristics says:

Why the fk can’t I comment on this article unless its replies. D_S please.

Also, that reminds me to watch it. I’ve had it downloaded for like 2 years now.

Solaristics says:

Nvm it’s at the very bottom (the commenting) l0l.

Dark_Sage says:

Hey, I remember things. Like… pretty flowers ‘n shit. Checkmate, koku-kun.

Hairy says:

Not as if the anime medium is full of “good” romances.

Vanth says:

The only thing I can remember is the massive headache I got, courtesy of the lengthy phone call at the end, while someone was flicking the lights on and off for the entire duration.

wave says:

Was there ever any doubt?

mahay says:

It’s a pretty damn good adaption. Best romance? 5
Centimeters per Second.

Enz says:

And it’s true.

Rin says:

But the game (ef — a fairy tale of the two) is even better :>

shi0nmaku says:

The game is much much better :), though yeah, the anime is great as well :D

Calyrica says:

Agreed with you, D_S. Love the way they treated phone calls in this show.

nyangoro says:

Now if only Oonuma Shin would go back to being the good ol’ Shin, and start directing good shows again (Kokoro Connect was pretty close).

fnord says:

He’s done some really mediocre shit lately. Dusk Maiden had some nice art sometimes, but ef was in a different league.

KC was pedestrian.

Frankly, I don’t think Nourin will be any good either.

Xythar says:

I thought both his shows this season were pretty good, though. Loving the direction in Watamote.

fnord says:

The direction in Watamote is skillful, but only skillful. It’s not artistic.

I can’t really talk about Ilya.

Xythar says:

Well, I feel like it does exactly what it needs to do. The scene in the red light district was pretty cool visually as well.

fnord says:

Yeah, that stood out. I agree. And the visual style is very fitting too.

Perhaps what I’m primarily at odds with is the show itself, rather than the execution.

nyangoro says:

Watamote is lackluster, I must say. Ilya is pretty much empty as well. The style is there but the artistic approach isn’t.

If there’s anyone who’s being the good ol’ Shin right now, it’s Omata Shinichi. He SHAFT-ed Sankarea and Rozen Maiden 2013 in sufficiently entertaining amounts.

fnord says:

Sankarea was fucking terrible.

nyangoro says:

Not really.

The manga was already terrible to begin with (that being an understatement), but Omata Shinichi managed to, at least, make the first five episodes interesting before getting eventually eroded by the pathetic source material.

You can’t do much with a bad source material.

Hairy says:

They could’ve, like, tried to end the anime in some kind of conclusive fashion, rather than abruptly ending it in what seemed like the beginning of a new story arc.

That show looked nice, but it seemed like a pretty poor way to do an adaptation. Primarily served as an advertisement for the manga, I guess.

uhhhh says:

Fuck you darksage melodies was better. The eye patch girl was shounen bait faggotry, and while the other girl was good, her arc took a back seat to the eye patch girl’s.

Fuck you darksage

Dark_Sage says:

I’d disagree, but I haven’t seen Melodies yet. I bought the blu-ray, fully intending to, but like… I mean, things came up. There was a Mountain Dew sale at Cub, and then I had to clip my fingernails… Y’know, things.

pengu says:

I am currently watching this anime and I love the art.

While everyone seems to love Clannad After Story there were several issues that bugged me so much about it that I couldn’t enjoy it. I hope Ef is different.

Rin says:

I actually don’t like clannad, but i’ve played the game before watching it, and that’s totally different level (game is awesome, and anime just screwed up most of the stories)

Akatsukin says:

I’m glad I switched to the VN after the first season, or the HUGE TWIST would’ve been immediately revealed. Though I really loved the VN, the pay phone scene (you know which one) was one of the best scenes I’ve ever seen in an anime.

Irie Naoki says:

Dude nope, Itazura na Kiss is best Romance Anime ever. Suck it.

Humanity says:

I really liked Hotarubi no Mori e despite how predictable it was.

stushi says:

Despite being only 40 minutes long, it made my feels overflow waaaaay more than Clannad or Kanon or Air or any other show whose only purpose is to be a tearjerker did.

Justinnnnnn says:

Talking about romances and NOT mentioning HxH? You guys are crazy, just look at how dem two boys look at each other. It’s in the friggin title goddamit; there’s passion there y’know.

Dark_Sage says:

Haha, oh you–

>It’s in the friggin title goddamit

Justinnnnnn says:

D_SxXythar comes in second place, though I don’t know how it got there. You two were supposed to kill each other, not make amends!

I thought you two were better than that

I never asked for this

Sheep says:

It was pretty goddamn great but I haven’t seen enough romance anime to make that judgement.

Good thing Dark_Sage has the best taste, so now I don’t have to.

firda_use says:

i think the best romance is the melodies, not the memories

Lazy-kun says:

You be wrong D_S, Higurashi best love story ever.

An_chan says:

pretty sure you mean the amazing vn, since both anime sucked balls

Xikarra says:

Freakin agree.

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