Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ef ~ A Tale of Memories: Ends Well

It got my hope up when I saw the end of episode 11 that I might have a tragedy in hand. But, the end comes around, everything resolves. Though it's somewhat expected to be that way, I still wished they could have ended it in tragedy.

Like Sola, everything resolved in the middle of the last episode. Everything after that is follow-ups. Unlike Sola, the final climax did not die off in the follow-up. Instead, it somewhat further strengthen the final climax. This is a good example of the proper usage of follow-up, versus Sola is a example of terrible usage of follow-up.

Drama: 4.5 (I think some part is a bit overly dramatized)
Comedy: N/A
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 4.5 (There are some weird/unusual visual effects)
Sound/Music: 5 (Good BGM left some pretty good impression)
Character: 5 (Very deep and thorough)
Plot: 5 (Great)
Re-watch value: 3 (You might want to re-live it again, might not)

Overall (not average): 4.75 (Very very good)

Recommendation: This is definitely one of the top love story animes of the year. Highly recommended.

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