ef – the first tale Walkthrough (Minori / Mangagamer)

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This is a walkthrough for the “ef – the first tale” visual novel by minori/Mangagamer. The first part of minori’s “ef – a fairy tale of the two”. If you’re looking for the walkthrough for part 2 (the latter tale), go here.

There’s quite a few choices in this game, so this walkthrough is based upon the original Japanese walkthrough by Seiya-Saiga. All credit to them.
There are 2 heroine routes in ef – the first tale for you to enjoy (Miyako, Kei), as well as 3 bad endings.

You’ll need 4 save slots for this guide. Feel free to use the rest as you see fit. You’ll unlock all CGs as you go.


  • Save Slot 1
  • Follow Miyamura
  • Just go home
  • Save Slot 2
  • Go out and see Miyako
  • Find out what’s happening
  • Save Slot 3
  • Stand by Miyako

Kei (Kyousuke)*Will start automatically after Miyako

  • Save Slot 4
  • I want to film her after all

Kei (Hiro)

  • Load Slot 1
  • Continue talking
  • Check up on Kei
  • Go out and see Miyako
  • Don’t worry, be happy
  • Stand by Miyako

Bad End 

  • Load Slot 2
  • Work comes first

Bad End 2

  • Load Slot 3
  • I can’t just ditch Kei

Bad End 3

  • Load Slot 4
  • I can’t betray the film club
  • Hold my peace

Did you like the writing and art style of this visual novel by minori? You might want to check out their other English titles at Mangagamer here.