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Little Busters!

###Little Busters!

Genres: comedy, drama
Themes: absurdity, baseball, cats, friendship, moe, narcolepsy, school life, tragedy
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2012-10-06

Plot Summary: (TAN) When tragedy struck Riki as a child, four other kids recruited him for their group - the “Little Busters.” Now in high school, their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, but they’d still do anything for each other. Which is why Riki is on TWO special missions: 1) Recruit new (preferably female) members to form a baseball team, and 2) Figure out why he and Rin are receiving odd messages and tasks concerning the existence of a secret world. Riki may need the strength of a superhero to talk to girls and solve the ultimate mystery of the Little Busters!

####Little Busters! info on ANN
####Watch Little Busters! on TAN Online
####Watch Little Busters! on CrunchyRoll
####Little Busters! Official Homepage

Sentai Filmworks Press Release

###Little Busters! ~Refrain~

Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: absurdity, school baseball
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2013-10-05

Plot Summary: (TAN) Riki Naoe and his teammates have finally managed their goal of forming a complete baseball team for the Little Busters. This time around the personal mysteries and idiosyncrasies that have permeated the school and games slowly begin to coalesce into something unexpected and the team falls into their roles as the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. A stunning truth is about to be revealed that will change everything in LITTLE BUSTERS! REFRAIN!

####Little Busters! ~Refrain~ info on ANN
####Watch Little Busters! ~Refrain~ on TAN Online
####Watch Little Busters! ~Refrain~ on CrunchyRoll
####Little Busters! ~Refrain~ Official Homepage

Sentai Filmworks Press Release

[size=16]Key’s Little Busters! Visual Novel Gets TV Anime[/size]
posted on 2012-03-25 06:25 EDT
Announced in ad during webradio@dengekibunko program

[size=16]Little Busters! Anime’s New Promo Streamed for October Debut[/size]
posted on 2012-07-29 07:44 EDT
Fall premiere confirmed for anime of Key’s visual novel; Yui Horie, Sora Tokui join cast

[size=16]Little Busters! TV Anime’s 2nd Promo Streamed[/size]
posted on 2012-09-28 09:15 EDT
Live preview program, theme songs’ CD release outlined

[size=16]Crunchyroll to Stream Little Busters! TV Anime[/size]
posted on 2013-01-09 14:52 EST
Adaptation of Key’s romance adventure game to premiere on Crunchyroll on January 12

[size=16]Watch Little Busters! on AN Online[/size]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

They put way too much stuff before the opening credits.

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 06 is now LIVE![/b]

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.

Wait, Angel Beats was made by Key? Considering why I don’t like Clannad, I wouldn’t have thought of that. [/quote]

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.

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 07 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 08 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 09 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 10 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 11 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 12 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 13 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 14 is now LIVE![/b]
No HD available on either yet.

[quote=“Slowhand”]Episodes 13 & 14 are now LIVE!

No HD available on either yet.[/quote]

HD versions now available.

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 15 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 16 is now LIVE![/b]

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.
[size=20]Little Busters! Refrain Teaser Aired[/size]
posted on 2013-04-06 10:15 EDT
Little Busters! anime’s site to be updated on Sunday

The 26th episode of the Little Busters! television anime series ended on the Tokyo MX TV station on Saturday with a Little Busters! Refrain teaser video. “Refrain” is the name of the last scenario that is unlocked when players complete the six heroines’ scenarios in Key’s original Little Busters! visual novel.

The teaser gave no furthers details about when and how Little Busters! Refrain will debut, and the official Twitter account for the anime asked fans to wait a little longer for more information. In particular, the website for the anime will be updated on Sunday. In addition, the anime will repeat on Tokyo MX starting on Thursday, April 11.

Key, an adult game brand of Visual Art’s, released the original romance adventure game for personal computers in 2007, and it has since been ported to the PlayStation 2, PSP, and PS Vita platforms.

[video is no longer available]

Update: The official website is now streaming the teaser.