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Little Busters!

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Warner Bros.
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.661 (scored by 48,416 users)
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Ranked: #11072
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Popularity: #350
Members: 120,892
Favorites: 1,231
Ranked #1107Popularity #350Members 120,892
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Episodes: /26


As a child, Riki Naoe shut himself from the world, thanks to a diagnosis of narcolepsy following the tragic deaths of his parents. However, Riki is saved when, one fateful day, a boy named Kyousuke recruits him into a team who call themselves the Little Busters. Accompanied by Masato, Kengo, and Rin, these misfits spend their childhood fighting evil and enjoying their youth.

Years pass, and even in high school, the well-knit teammates remain together. Kyousuke decides to re-ignite the Little Busters by forming a baseball team as it will be his last school year with them. They have a problem though: there aren't enough members! The tables have turned, for it is now Riki's turn to reach out and recruit new friends into the Little Busters, just like Kyousuke had once done for him.
Then, an omen surfaces—Rin finds a strange letter attached to her cat, assigning them the duty of uncovering the "secret of this world" by completing specific tasks. Just what is this secret, and why is it being hidden? It's up to the Little Busters to find out!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Natsume, Kyousuke
Natsume, Kyousuke
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Kamonomiya, Yuu
Kamonomiya, Yuu
Noumi, Kudryavka
Noumi, Kudryavka
Wakabayashi, Naomi
Wakabayashi, Naomi
Natsume, Rin
Natsume, Rin
Tamiyasu, Tomoe
Tamiyasu, Tomoe
Kurugaya, Yuiko
Kurugaya, Yuiko
Tanaka, Ryouko
Tanaka, Ryouko


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

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Team Name Will Be... the Little Busters
Team-mei wa... Little Busters Da (チーム名は…リトルバスターズだ)
Oct 6, 2012
2 If You're Happy, I'm Happy
Kimi ga Shiawase ni Naru to, Watashi mo Shiawase (君が幸せになると、私も幸せ)
Oct 13, 2012
3 I Like Cute Things, You See
Kawaii Mono wa Suki Da yo, Watashi wa (可愛いものは好きだよ、私は)
Oct 20, 2012
4 We'll Make a Happy, Sunny Place
Shiawase no Hidamari wo Tsukuru no Desu (幸せのひだまりを作るのです)
Oct 27, 2012
5 To Find What I've Lost
Nakushimono wo Sagashi ni (なくしものを探しに)
Nov 3, 2012

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#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)

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Nov 17, 2012
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The characters presented in this anime thus far have been the most cookie cutter, generic, run of the mill characters, and they make each episode more painful than the last due to their utter lack of character development. A muscle head, unbelievably weak and annoying main character, an aloof carefree vagabond, a painfully 'shy' character that if separated from her childhood friends read more
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