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Little Busters!

Little Busters!

Alternative Titles

English: Little Busters!
Synonyms: LB!
Japanese: リトルバスターズ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 29737 users)
Ranked: #10082
Popularity: #308
Members: 73,701
Favorites: 760
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

When tragedy struck Riki Naoe as a child, he was rescued from grief over his parents' deaths when four other kids "recruited" him for their group—the "Little Busters." Now in high school, Riki and the other Busters are still fast friends, and though their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, they'd still do anything for each other. Which is why Riki is now on TWO special missions. The not so secret one: recruiting new members so the Busters can form a baseball team. Preferably FEMALE recruits, as the current dude/babe ratio is an inconvenient 4 to 1. The OTHER mission, though... That's the strange one. Because Riki and Rin, the group's singular girl, are receiving odd messages, delivered by cats, concerning the existence of a "secret world" and assigning them tasks they have to complete. Were their youthful dreams of being crusaders not so fanciful after all? Or is there something even more vital at stake? Between steeling his courage to talk to girls, dealing with his own narcolepsy and facing his feelings concerning Rin, Riki may just need the strength of a superhero to solve the ultimate mystery of the Little Busters!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Little Busters!, Little Busters! End of Refrain
Side story: Little Busters!: Sekai no Saitou wa Ore ga Mamoru!
Sequel: Little Busters!: Refrain

Characters & Voice Actors

Inohara, Masato
Inohara, Masato
Main
Canna, Nobutoshi
Japanese
Canna, Nobutoshi
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
...
Kamikita, Komari
Kamikita, Komari
Main
Yanase, Natsumi
Japanese
Yanase, Natsumi
Ballard, Tia
English
Ballard, Tia
Kurugaya, Yuiko
Kurugaya, Yuiko
Main
Tanaka, Ryouko
Japanese
Tanaka, Ryouko
Mosier, Carli
English
Mosier, Carli
Miyazawa, Kengo
Miyazawa, Kengo
Main
Anzaldua, Leraldo
English
Anzaldua, Leraldo
Oda, Yuusei
Japanese
Oda, Yuusei

Staff

Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director
Sakurai, Chikara
Episode Director, Assistant Director



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May 18, 2013
Veronin
Over the past decade, visual novel studio 'Key' has seen much success for their work on titles such as Kanon, Clannad and Air. If you have watched or read any of these series, you will likely be familiar with Jun Maeda's distinctive form of dramatic storytelling.

Do not expect another Clannad: After Story. You will not find it here.

At first glance, there is one startling difference in Key's latest adaptation. It is not animated by Kyoto Animation, the studio responsible for handling the majority of Key adaptations. Instead, the esteemed and beloved (not really) J.C. Staff is at the helm. For many this is read more
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Mar 23, 2013
Veniamin
A lot of people seem to blatantly hate it for the fact that it doesn't follow the original source material or won't even try watch it based on other people's hate towards it or because it's adapted by J.C. Staff and not traditionally KyoAni.

I can't blame you guys, even I was surprised. But you see, I think J.C. Staff did quite a good job at adapting something that's partially romance from each heroine to something that's following it's true message. This does not mean that it won't have any romance, It's just a slightly different interpretation to focus on the plot. I'm sure read more
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Recommendations

Similar animation style, both involving a mystery surrounding a high school. Similar character archetypes. Really funny moments of randomness, but can be very poignant at times, too.
-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Clannad, Air, Angel Beats and parts of Kanon
-Both are adaptions from visual novels created by Key
-Both animes's setting/story goes by an omnibus format, and have small arcs for each heroine that doesn't diverge from the central plot of the story (with the setting intact)

Opening Theme

"Little Busters! ~TV animation ver.~" by Rita

Ending Theme

#1: "Alicemagic ~TV animation ver.~" by Rita (eps 1-5, 7-13, 15-17, 19-22, 24-25)
#2: "Alicemagic" by Rita (eps 6, 18)
#3: "Ame nochi Hare (雨のち晴れ)" by Rita (eps 14, 23)
#4: "Little Busters! ~TV animation ver.~" by Rita (ep 26)

Recent News

Visual Novel 'Little Busters! Ecstasy' to be Animated ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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11-17-13, 11:27 PM
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09-22-13, 7:27 AM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Little Busters! Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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746 replies by Vongole »»
07-25-14, 8:23 AM
Do all the routes in Little Busters VN involve friendship?
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07-15-14, 3:04 PM

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