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Little Busters!

Little Busters!

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Genres: comedy, drama
Themes: absurdity, baseball, cats, friendship, moe, narcolepsy, school life, tragedy
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Little Busters is an adaptation of Key’s romance adventure visual novel of the same name. Riki Naoe was orphaned when his parents died, but his depression is slowly lifted when he befriends a group of kids calling themselves the Little Busters. The series takes place during his second year of high school.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2012-10-06

ANN Info Page
Little Busters! Official Homepage

Sentai Filmworks Press Release

Little Busters! ~Refrain~

Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: absurdity, school baseball
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: At last, the baseball team of the Little Busters has reuinted, with many new friends among old ones. However, peace for the fun-loving students would not last forever. As Riki Naoe learns the truth behind his narcolepsy and the other mysteries around campus, he realizes that the dream must come to an end, and everything that had stopped starts to move.
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2013-10-05

ANN Info Page
Little Busters! ~Refrain~ Official Homepage

Sentai Filmworks Press Release

Little Busters! EX (OAV) - Vintage: 2014-01-29

Key’s Little Busters! Visual Novel Gets TV Anime

posted on 2012-03-25 06:25 EDT
Announced in ad during webradio@dengekibunko program

Little Busters! Anime’s New Promo Streamed for October Debut

posted on 2012-07-29 07:44 EDT
Fall premiere confirmed for anime of Key’s visual novel; Yui Horie, Sora Tokui join cast

Little Busters! TV Anime’s 2nd Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-09-28 09:15 EDT
Live preview program, theme songs’ CD release outlined

Crunchyroll to Stream Little Busters! TV Anime

posted on 2013-01-09 14:52 EST
Adaptation of Key’s romance adventure game to premiere on Crunchyroll on January 12

Little Busters!, Eps 1 & 2 (Sub), are live at ANO

They put way too much stuff before the opening credits.

Little Busters!, Eps 3 & 4 (Sub), are live at ANO

Little Busters!, Eps 5 & 6 (Sub), are live at ANO

Forget the kleenex, you’re going to want a towel for these two episodes.

I really hope these are the only two episodes in which are like that.

I saw the Clannad movie, hate the series as a result. Wait, Angel Beats was made by Key? Considering why I don’t like Clannad, I wouldn’t have thought of that.

I think for me, the more happy a character, the more I’ll hate the story for having something bad happen to them.

Technically, Angel Beats! didn’t start as a visual novel by Key like the others did, the concept was created by Jun Maeda and turned it into a mixed media collaboration with Key in general.
The anime was also written and song composed by Jun Maeda and character designed by Na-Ga, who both work for Key, so I’ve always just attributed it as a Key work.

I don’t mind so much, it just took me by surprise because so far it had been upbeat and genuinely funny.

Little Busters!, Eps 7 & 8 (Sub), are live at ANO

Little Busters!, Eps 9 & 10 (Sub), are live at ANO

Little Busters!, Eps 11 & 12 (Sub), are live at ANO

Little Busters!, Eps 13 & 14 (Sub), are live at ANO

No HD available on either yet.

HD versions now available.

Little Busters!, Eps 15 & 16 (Sub), are live at ANO

Mood whiplash much?

This whiplash wouldn’t happen, or be so bad, if Sentai licensed this series early enough on to have TAN do one episode a week however…

But they’re doing two episodes a week right now.

Part of it is they’re giving you the highlights of each girls’ game route, if you played it as a game you wouldn’t get all this roller coaster over and over unless you sat and played every possible route in a short time.

Little Busters! Refrain Teaser Aired

posted on 2013-04-06 10:15 EDT
Little Busters! anime’s site to be updated on Sunday