ef – the latter tale

ef the latter tale

This is the second half and conclusion to minori’s ”ef – a fairy tale of the two.” series featuring avant-garde cinematic techniques and a peaceful, sentimental story which has met critical acclaim.

Renji Asou: A young man who, due to parental circumstances,
has moved overseas repeatedly, and has never experienced any close friendships.
One winter day he met a girl all alone in an uninhabited train station.
She was looking up at the sky, her left eye covered by an eyepatch: Chihiro Shindou.
That was a turning point in fate for Renji, who had always been searching for a ”fairy tale” like meeting.

Although they both were shy around strangers, Chihiro mustered her courage and said to Renji:
”Would you be friends with me?”
The two of them become closer through their common pastime of novels.
But they move forward in different directions entirely.
Despite her unique handicap, Chihiro wishes to try and create a story of her own.
Renji, who only ever admired stories, wavers at the sight.

The two of them establish an emotional bond over the course of their guileless everyday lives.
However, the omnipresent existence known as time eventually digs a trench between them.
As Renji suffers for Chihiro’s sake, Yuu Himura tells him:

”I probably know the answer to what you want to know.”
”But I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do or not.”
”My answer is simply an answer. You have to understand that.”

He tells him the reality needed to grant his dream.
The courage needed to stand at the starting line.
And so, the conclusion to their ”fairy tale” took a massive turn.

50 comments on “ef – the latter tale

  1. Hi admin, is this visual novel really broken??
    because there are comments below that say the file is corrupt and cannot installed properly
    Please answer my question admin

  2. Can’t play it it says some files are not installed properly, files are Corrupt so don’t download until fixed.

  3. I just waded through my anime backlog and finished EF- A tale of memories so I wanted to play the game. But does this VN still not have a crack, admin? Seems like a waste. The link for the said crack above no longer exists and I have to admit that it’s a bit scary to get cracks from random links. If it is available though, could you provide a tested link please.

      1. wow, such a fast reply. Thank you! Now I can download both and play the VN as well. You’re the best!

  4. Were is the crack? the link in the comment doesn’t work and after game is fully downloaded there still is no crack file in it. Please Help, would like to play this game.

  5. I’m missing one CG from Chihiro, I’ve tried all possible change in the choices but I cant get it, somebody please help, what did I miss 🙁

    Great Story, Made cry like there is no tomorrow :),in my own personal opinion the service was pretty much toned down as the game was more focused on the plot which by all means ok with me 🙂

    1. Same here ! I don’t know why they are a missing CG ! There are only 2 choices in the game so whyyyyyyyy ? 🙁

      Yuko FTW ! :3

  6. Is it just me or the game ends a little harsh. First I thought that the ending would be similar to anime ending but it seems like that’s not the case. The story just ends at the train station with “Goodbye”. After that it returns me to the games main menu without a warning. Same thing happened in ef – the first tale, when I’ve chosen some route along the way. The story just crashed without an ending and took me back to the main menu. That wasn’t so bad because I could take another route and finish the story properly. But in case of the latter tale, I have no other route offered. Whatever I do, in the end the story just “crashes”. And beside that sudden ending, what about second arc? Yuuko and Yuu? I know it should be there but it isn’t.

    1. Nevermind, I got it. Loaded the game from one of my first saves, skipped messages and managed to complete the arc.

  7. Fucking garbage VN. All talk, no porn. Way too emotional and dramatic, fuck this shit, I’m here to fap not to weep for some 2d bitch. Fuck, I just wasted 5 hours on this crap. Fuck me in the ass.

      1. This is porn, retard. Or at least, that’s what it was supposed to be, but it’s actually some fucking drama novel or some shit. Fuck that.

        1. If your just after porn then why even bother reading it? It has a skip function, “retard”. And there are three tags that slap you in the face and say this is a drama novel. So before putting blame on others. blame your own incompetence.

          1. Wow, that dude is ungrateful in so many ways, it’s rare enough to get great VN’s like these and he insults it calling it garbage? He is such a sad, sad man.

  8. Crack:


    1. Extract the game.
    2. (Optional) Install the game from setup.exe. You can skip this step, but you’ll miss the help file and font if you do.
    3. Copy the crack overwriting ef_latter_end.exe if it exists. UCOpgDlgRes.dll is not used by the game and can be safely deleted.


  9. should i play the first one, or can i start with this one.
    (i did not play it because i heard its a sad story)

    besides the best game for me was Rewrite even if it was a litte sad and without any h scene(sadly).

    1. This is like the 7th Harry Potter Movie or the 2nd Hobbit movie: essentially one story in multiple parts. So there’s little point starting with this one, sou should do the first before jumping onto this.

      1. ok, thank you, so

        1: a fairy tale of the two
        2: the first tale
        3: the latter tale

        is that right?

        also, is it really that sad of a story?

          1. ok thanks, is there a reason why it was split or can i go and read a fairy tale of the two and ignore the other two?
            (if it is something like bug or something, please say how much)

          2. In Japan it came out as two separate games ( same as Mangagamer’s version), but NNL ( fantranslator group) bundled them together as one release.
            Overall quality of fantranslation is quite good ( there’s some meme’s and stuff but they didn’t overdo it) – Mangagamer’s version is more “polished” and mosaics during h-scenes are bit less obtrusive ( minori, game creator, didn’t opt for full uncensor, fearing backlash if international cg’s ever found their way back to Japan), but overall experience is similar.
            On unrelated note – you might just start playing first tale now, and by the time you finish it, crack for latter tale will probably be out…

          3. I apologize for the ignorance, so “a fairy tale of the two” is not an official MINORI name? but a name that a fangroup (NNL) made up for their unofficial translation of the 2 parts? thank you!

  10. A ‘crack’ is basically a file which launches the game but its slightly altered so it bypasses the security on it.

    If you downloaded a game (Assassins Creed or GTA etc) without paying for it, the game would refuse to launch. But if you download a crack file for it, which replaces the original launch file it will work.

    Many game companies will EA, Ubisoft are always figuring out new ways to counter crack files by making games launch through online services like Steam. But on the other side Hackers always seem to counter.

  11. Hi, I want to ask. I searched and found 3 version of ef:
    – Ef – Lite
    – Ef – the first tale
    – Ef – the latter tale.

    While I know that first tale and latter tales are of MangaGamer release, and both of them make a complete vn. But what is the Ef – Lite version ?

    1. If i am not mistaken, ef lite or ef a fairy tale of the two is a combination of ef first and latter tale,and it was originaly translated for NNL (no name losers) which latter joined Mangagamer to oficially translate both sstories

        1. so basically, Ef Lite = Ef 1st tale + Ef latter tale ? Except that 1st tale and Latter tale are somewhat bug-free ? Is there any changes such as HD resolution ?

          I have Ef Lite and it only has 800×600 res, I don’t know what res do the MangaGamer release have.

  12. I’ve read the original translation by No named losers.
    The VN is great and in fact it’s easily one my top 5.

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