Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two
Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two is a Japanese two-part adult visual novel arrangement by Minori for Windows PCs.
The principal game in the arrangement, Ef: The First Tale, was released on December 22, 2006, and the subsequent game, Ef: The Latter Tale, was released on May 30, 2008. The initial video for the game was animated by Makoto Shinkai, and a majority of the music was created by Tenmon, who has worked in the past with Shinkai and Minori. Female character configuration was by Naru Nanao of Da Capo fame, while male character configuration was by 2C Galore.
Before the release of Ef: The First Tale, a manga based on the overall story was serialized somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2015 starting in Dengeki Comic Gao, however later transferred to Dengeki Daioh. In addition, a light novel was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comptiq from July 2006 to July 2008. A 12-scene anime adaptation named Ef: A Tale of Memories was delivered by Shaft and aired among October and December 2007. A second season of the anime named Ef: A Tale of Melodies aired 12 scenes among October and December 2008.
On September 26, 2010, it was announced that MangaGamer had acquired the privileges of the visual novel for an overall English release, in partnership with the translation bunch No Name Losers. The English form of the two games were released in 2012 and 2013. Sentai Filmworks authorized both Ef anime arrangement for American distribution.