Crunchyroll continues to bolster its line of “older” shows from the back catalog with its streaming service and has added a new one this week. The latest to arrive is ef: A Tale of Memories, which has been released in the US from Sentai Filmworks in both sub and dub form as well as both DVD and Blu-ray. The series is a popular one from SHAFT that comes from the visual novel series that spawned it and ef: A Tale of Melodies. The show is set to put all twelve episodes up at once for premium users, making for a great marathon session, while the free users will get four episodes at a time every Monday at nine PST. You can view the series page here.
Plot concept: One Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono helps Miyako, the victim of a purse snatching, and discovers that she goes to the same school he does. To the dismay of his childhood friend, Kei, Hiro starts hanging out with Miyako. But Kei is not about to let a new girl in Hiro’s life take him away from her, and sets out to prove that she’s the only one for him. When Renji Asou meets Chihiro Shindou at an abandoned train station, he doesn’t notice anything unusual at first. But he soon discovers that she suffers from a rare form of amnesia and can only remember things for thirteen hours. Chihiro dreams of writing a novel, but her amnesia has made it an impossible task. Now, however, Renji is determined to help her fulfill her dream.