Ef: A Tale of Melodies.VS A Tale of Memories
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Just finished both of the series. Never thought I'd find Tales of Melodies better, after enjoying a heck of a lot of Memories. I particularly enjoyed seeing the anime jump from past to present, back and forth I felt more for the characters in tale of melodies than memories, especially for Yuuko. I wonder if they can get another series in since the manga is still ongoing.

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Quick question,

Which couple do you think had the best story?
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miya miya and hiro hiro
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I prefer the Renji and Chihiro story. In regards to memories vs. melodies, I prefer memories, mainly because it has 2 very good stories while melodies has 1 that is very good and 1 that is so-so.
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Tashfinz wrote:

Just finished both of the series. Never thought I'd find Tales of Melodies better, after enjoying a heck of a lot of Memories. I particularly enjoyed seeing the anime jump from past to present, back and forth I felt more for the characters in tale of melodies than memories, especially for Yuuko. I wonder if they can get another series in since the manga is still ongoing.

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Quick question,

Which couple do you think had the best story?


I enjoyed Melodies more. While I didn't really care too much for Mizuki's story, Yuuko's was really great. Memories was a lot of fun as well, and I certainly loved them both, but Yuuko's story may be one of the single greatest things I have seen. As soon as MangaGamer gets ahold of Ef: The Latter Tale, I am certainly buying both visual novels.

As far as continuing mangas go, I don't think that means much. I am pretty sure that the show (and Manga) are based on the visual novels (NSFW:http://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?goods_type=1&product_code=22). The Wikipedia article refers to the manga as an adaptation of the visual novels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ef_a_fairy_tale_of_the_two#Manga). It is written by the scenario writers of the VN, though, so I guess it could contain additional canon material that could possibly be adapted, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Memories kicks the shit out of melodies IMO.

Memories is one of my favorite romantic dramas ever and it's just so beautiful to look at the art animation.

Melodies was a letdown that couldn't hold up to what Memories was.
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i equally liked them both XD
really nice romance anime
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kaname08 wrote:

i equally liked them both XD
really nice romance anime


I told you this 2 years ago and you didn't believe me >.>
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AnimeKami wrote:


kaname08 wrote:

i equally liked them both XD
really nice romance anime


I told you this 2 years ago and you didn't believe me >.>


lol alright forgive me, i didn't believe you back then XP
and it wasn't even 2yrs ago ... it was like '08 or '09 .... your memory ish really failing you :P
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Memories definitely. But Melodies is still good. It kinda connects everything together.
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Melodies is more serious while Memories has more generic settings. I thought these shows were both extremely engaging, and were equal. I loved how minor characters and major characters switched roles between the series and they received character development throughout both. This series is definitely a gem.

To answer the OP: The best relationship was without a doubt: Yuuko and Himura.
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