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Can someone please explain to me why so many people liked this shit? I really don't understand.
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>>101622318
It was a masterpiece you piece of shit.
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What don't you like about it?
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>>101622318
Chihiro and Renji's story was the only good one of the main four. Melodies was a terrible mess in general.

The dialogue in the rooftop scene of Memories most exemplifies the best trait of Ef: excellent dialogue.
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>>101622608
>Melodies was a terrible mess in general.

that's unanimous

man, Oomura really went overboard with the editing and effects
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I thought it was pretty good if you compare it to similar sentimental drama like keyshit. It's more down-to-earth and a slightly more realistic portrayal of human beings. Plus nice minori atmosphere backgrounds and music.
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>>101622677

I think I prefer the VN though
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>>101622677
Melodies was worse than any Key work. Memories was pretty good but not on the same level as Clannad, let alone After Story.
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Yuuko...hard a hard life ....
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>Liking a Shinbo

Everything Shinbo is shit
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>>101622318
For the most part I don't really get it either. Besides the memory story, which was excellent, the story ranged from lackluster to absolutely dreadful in the case of Melodies.
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>>101622742

I can't agree with that at all. I don't think the latter tale (memories) was very well written, the 13 hour memory is almost as bad as the weak girl KEY diseases. I hate it.

The directing and editing of the anime aside, ef is still more well written than Clannad in many ways.
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Scenery porn and good music.
It was Shaft at its finest.

I didn't like the story itself much, though. Shit was depressing.
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>>101622980
>ef is still more well written than Clannad in many ways.
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>>101622980
The memory problem, while somewhat contrived, was executed brilliantly and that is what matters most in the end. It makes the most of an otherwise banal plot device and explores it thoroughly, giving rise to some truly beautiful and poetic dialogue. Memories was the only well-written story in all of Ef.

That said, Ef might be more well-written than Clannad but Clannad's execution reaches another level, which ultimately made its emotional peaks much more poignant than Ef's.

At least for me.
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>>101623194

I agree that the execution of the banal plot device made memories still bearable, but I don't like when writers pull things like that in a supposedly realistic world. But I also don't like the weak girl archetype so maybe that influences me.
I don't see why you unanimously hate all the other routes however, I think it's more the overall atmosphere and connecting the different characters that makes it good. When I watched it I didn't feel like memories was that different from melodies anyway.



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