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Kaede OP:

Kaede OP: 「memories」 by 後藤邑子 (Gotou Yuuko)
Watch the OP! Mirror 1 Mirror 2

Many years ago, Rin lost his parents and Kaede’s mother in a car accident. When Kaede went into shock, the doctor said that she needed a purpose to live on. Rin ended up telling her that it was his fault that her mother died because he forced them to come back home early, and that’s when they got into the accident. As a result of this, Kaede hated and tortured Rin for much of his childhood until one day she found the postcard sent by her mother before she died. This postcard revealed that the parents were coming back because Kaede had been sick, meaning that she was actually the one to blame, not Rin. As a result of learning this, Kaede had run out of the house and almost got hit by a truck, but Rin pulled her to safety. Since then, Kaede has been completely devoted to Rin. Unfortunately, this means that she’s not taking care of herself so much, and she gets sick with a fever. Rin stays home from school for her sake, but he’s fairly inept at cooking, so Asa, Nerine, and Sia come to help out. After the other girls leave, Rin goes up to feed Kaede and wash her back. Kaede has started feeling that Rin doesn’t really need her anymore, and when an earthquake starts shaking the house, she refuses to let go of him. He finally thanks her for always working so hard and says that he can’t do anything without her. When she asks if she can still take care of him from now on, Rin makes her promise to take it easy. In the aftermath, once Kaede gets better, she feels that her reason to live is to take care of Rin.

Kaede ED:

Kaede ED: 「only one, only love」 by 後藤邑子 (Gotou Yuuko)
Watch the ED! Mirror 1 Mirror 2
These two Kaede/Gotou Yuuko songs aren’t actually new – they’ve appeared on other SHUFFLE! CDs and OSTs – but it was cool to see that they spent the effort to redo the OP and ED sequences for Kaede. This would seem to mean that we’ll get a new set for each girl, which is pretty exciting if you ask me.

It appears that these recap stories are going to be approached from a chronological order. Thus, they started with flashbacks from the episode 19 and then the rest of the episode was the Kaede-getting-sick stuff from episode five. I don’t think there was anything new in this episode except maybe Kaede’s monologue at the very end. Still, at least for me, the new OP and ED did make it worthwhile to watch.

January 14, 2007 at 6:55 pm
  • January 14, 2007 at 7:01 pmkerem


  • January 14, 2007 at 7:09 pmloplop

    OK, I wondering after watching this one if it’s not based on the Really?Really! game in some part. The OP & ED reall reminded me of that game . . . .

  • January 14, 2007 at 7:16 pmCdec

    Hang on a sec – is this series entirely made up of clips from the previous as it’s title suggests?

  • January 14, 2007 at 7:26 pmShinji103

    Well, it looks like we’ll be able to avoid all-out war between the clans, lol.

  • January 14, 2007 at 7:39 pmRasmiel

  • January 14, 2007 at 7:44 pmAvisch

    Wow….That was good and funny opening. I haven’t watched all of the original Shuffle! but I know most of everything. Isn’t the opening’s song one of the original anime’s main themes (usually plays while the characters are in school or at Rin’s house) with lyrics? (the tune sounded really familiar)

  • January 14, 2007 at 8:16 pmKazumi

    i’ve been meaning to mention this for a while, but it seems like every so often, rc has problems loaidng on my comp. like i mean, i see the cache-like version of it and many images are missing. so i was just wondering if its my comp or if something was going on with the site. ^^;

  • January 14, 2007 at 8:29 pmUryuu

    Check the news below.

  • January 14, 2007 at 8:57 pmHudson

    Well it looks as though you Kaede fans got a treat in the opening credits! LOL But just you wait Asa’ and Rin’s kissing scene will be up soon enough!

  • January 14, 2007 at 9:06 pmAvisch

    I’m actually looking forward to the Nerine opening. But I think Asa’s opening comes next (wikipedia has the list of episodes (up to 5).

  • January 14, 2007 at 9:51 pmAishiteru

    A Kaede centered episode hm?

  • January 14, 2007 at 10:50 pmbak3donh1gh

    Is this show going to be entirely shots from shuffle!? Does that not sound stupid to other people, you might as well just watch the old show.

  • January 15, 2007 at 12:09 amRansom

    I like Kaede storyline a lot, I would like the show to go that way…

    I wouldn’t mind if the show takes Primula’s or Nerine’s, or any other girl’s routes as well… But I certainly want it to end in a different way, if everything ends up being the same, then it wouldn’t have any meaning in making the show again ¿would it?

    By the way…

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 15, 2007 at 1:26 amAnime Alcove

    I’m confused. I hear some people saying it’s scenes from Shuffle!? which I’ve already seen, but then I hear some saying it’s taking certain people paths. If it’s just showing scenes from Shuffle I won’t even bother following this, but I really hope its not. It would just bore me to tears because I already know what’s going to happen.

  • January 15, 2007 at 2:33 amsealouse

    I personally liked all the Kaede stuff so I think I’ll check this out.

  • January 15, 2007 at 2:57 amDrayen

    so not only shuffle blew but they decided to make a recap sequel series? rofl?

  • January 15, 2007 at 3:56 amKiri

    Wow this ep is about kaede^^. who will be in ep 03?? Asa, Sia, Nerine, or Primula???

  • January 15, 2007 at 4:00 amMonkeyBrains

    I am curious what the point of this series is too. It seems a little random in execution so far. How many episodes is it?

  • January 15, 2007 at 4:32 amUryuu

    Supposedly 12 recapping the entire series with 2 eps for each girl, first episode was a recap of the first series in general and the last one is suppose to be a “new” episode.

  • January 15, 2007 at 5:25 amYuri rocks

    Great… the return of Kaede “Switchblade” Fuyou. I still cringe whenever I see that scene where Kaede drops a razor from the top of the stairs. Then again, this development was what drove the first series to its conclusion. But who woulda thunk it? In her youth Kaede had all the skills necessary to be a truly terrifying person. (she could choke someone out and use a blade).

  • January 15, 2007 at 7:18 ampeace

    That´s what the higher-ups call cash cow milking, really bold to make recap episodes and sell it as a new product, I hope this does not become a standard policy of some animation enterprises.

    Verdict: Do not watch this on TV! Do not buy the DVD! Do not support cannibalisation of a good series!

  • January 15, 2007 at 7:23 amHypernova

    This is pritty damn stupid if they are going to make a series one BIG recap of another.

  • January 15, 2007 at 7:25 amAsahina-san


    Hey guys.

    I just finished this opening for the DDR simulation, Stepmania

    Have fun. ^^

  • January 15, 2007 at 12:29 pmATAndTruong

    Yuri rocks at 5:25 am on January 15th, 2007
    Great… the return of Kaede “Switchblade” Fuyou. I still cringe whenever I see that scene where Kaede drops a razor from the top of the stairs. Then again, this development was what drove the first series to its conclusion. But who woulda thunk it? In her youth Kaede had all the skills necessary to be a truly terrifying person. (she could choke someone out and use a blade).

    Ah, youth…That aside, I hope that in this installment of SHUFFLE!, he ends up with her. My reason? Because psychotic, boxcutter-wielding girls rock.

  • January 15, 2007 at 3:00 pmthenightsshadow

    I wonder if the word “Memories” has anything to do with the apparent recap…

  • January 15, 2007 at 6:23 pmvexx

    The early reports of this had the director claiming it was a “director’s cut” … obviously instead we’re getting last week’s hash with some new seasoning instead. Since the only product being marketed at the moment is the “Really? Really!” software ero-game … one wonders what they really thought they were doing.

    Some noises say the latter half of the season (where they show the second part of each girl’s mini-arc) will contain more new footage. Of course, by then many viewers may have died of boredom. Count me disappointed and a bit annoyed so far.

  • January 15, 2007 at 7:17 pmmangamaxx

    Kitto Kitto Kaede forever!!!!

  • January 15, 2007 at 8:28 pmGil

    Kaede OP/ED are awesome.

  • January 15, 2007 at 9:32 pmPakxenon

    Episode 19 stuff in episode 2??? WHERE’S MY DARK AND HEART-PUMPING ATMOSPHERE????????

  • January 16, 2007 at 2:40 amSRTargets

    I just want to know one thing, where did you found out this w2as going to be a new show, as far as i can tell i’ve seen nothing about a new Shuffle series at all.

    From the news I got, Shuffle memories was going to be a retelling (recaps) of the original with a few new scenes here and there thrown in for good measure. Nothing about a new shuffle thats for sure.

    Seems the majority went into this the wrong way.

  • January 16, 2007 at 3:40 amRoylanlex

    Re SRTargets:
    New show doesn’t mean different story, the picture can be new. I expect Really?Really! or Tick!Tack can be shown, but Shuffle Memories is OK…
    2 episode for Kaede Feyou,2 for Lisiathus, 2 for Nerine, 2 for Primula and 2 for Asa Shigure… the graphic … However, Navel has told something about their childhood, that’s very interesting.

  • January 16, 2007 at 12:08 pmMutio

    If we just get recap I’ll be honestly disappointed..
    Btw, here’s a review of Shuffle!: http://www.visual-novels.net/vn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=29
    And here of Really? Really!: http://www.visual-novels.net/vn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=159&Itemid=29

  • January 20, 2007 at 11:31 amSakuragi

    This is ridiculous. I can understand 1 or 2 eps of recaps. But an entire series to recap the original series that’s less than 5 years old?? Are you serious?!?!? And to think that the studio actually makes money off of this is just absurd.