October 9, 2008

ef – a tale of memories.

Filed under: anime tv series,releases — niizk @ 8:32 pm

anidb ~ mal ~ ann


Based on the visual interactive novel by Minori, featuring character designs by Nanao Naru.

The story revolves around the protagonist Hirono Hiro, a poor high school boy who draws shoujo manga for his living. One cold Christmas night after meeting a very strange woman in a church, who tells him that he’s going to meet someone he has to meet, his bike gets stolen by another strange girl. He runs after her and finds her collapsed on the street. Her name is Miyamura Miyako and her bag got stolen by a man on a motorbike. Soon after, they start hanging out together, enjoying highschool life. Miyako falls for Hiro pretty quickly but naturally finds a rival in his childhood friend, Shindou Kei, who has been dictating Hiro’s life since ever.


the dvd release compared to the tv airing offers few more scenes in episode03, and lots of improved animation throughout. shaft also did the same with tsukuyomi.


source: r2 dvd
resolution: 704×480 (anamorphic 853×480)
video codec: h264
audio codec: 2.0 vorbis
audio languages: japanese
subtitles: english (ass, srt)




  1. Very nice looking. Thanks, I think I’ll finally get around to watching this…

    Comment by Kulag — October 9, 2008 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  2. I’m curious, did you do translations yourself, or did you take subs from menclave or some other group

    Comment by Yoshio — October 10, 2008 @ 12:42 am | Reply

  3. The subtitles were taken from the Mendoi-Conclave release.

    Comment by vide — October 10, 2008 @ 2:01 am | Reply

  4. Thanks for a complete ef dvd release.

    Comment by tama — October 10, 2008 @ 3:17 am | Reply

  5. Very nice choice. This is a wonderful anime, one of the better ones in my opinion.

    Thank you. :-)

    Comment by Last_Hope — October 10, 2008 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  6. thx i have been waiting for a proper dvdrip for ages!

    Comment by Kai — October 10, 2008 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  7. Thx for the DVDRip, I was waitin’ for it.

    Comment by Sa[ff] — October 10, 2008 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  8. What’s the point in comparing scrinshots with TV-rip?
    Why not compare with other dvd-rips, like [bakawolf] or [henshin] (which is better, IMHO)

    Comment by kusochibi — October 11, 2008 @ 5:03 am | Reply

  9. kusochibi, the point is to show the difference between the TV and DVD version, which is not only to show the difference in video quality, but also to show the extra features the DVD has.

    Also, bakawolf’s version isn’t complete at all. And after seeing 1 second of henshin’s raw release I can guess why it would still need another release. There’s a lot of banding in it (smoothed perhaps?).
    So niizk’s version is much more close to the DVD, and it has subtitles.

    Comment by DragonM — October 11, 2008 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  10. as far as the (stolen;p) soft subs are concerned ;) did you guys leave the translator notes as well? or is it just the sub of the ‘main’ text?

    Comment by a — October 16, 2008 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  11. the translator notes were softsubbed…
    anyhow, the subtitles are complete.

    Comment by neo2sonic — October 17, 2008 @ 10:05 am | Reply

  12. thanks for the quick response :) so as of now I see no reason for downloading mendoi’s sub too ^^

    Comment by a — October 17, 2008 @ 12:18 pm | Reply

  13. Can niizk or anyone else tell me if the extras in episode 3 were translated or left blank?


    Comment by rdl — November 2, 2008 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  14. the extra scenes are translated, as well as typesetted.

    Comment by neo2sonic — November 2, 2008 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  15. thank you for your hard work !

    Comment by japanoff — December 30, 2008 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  16. Great work mate!

    I’m just a bit curious about the prequel,
    A tale of Melodies. Will niizk release it in the future?

    Comment by boogie — February 6, 2009 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  17. ah, sorry.
    Of course I mean the sequel

    Comment by boogie — February 6, 2009 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

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