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Little Busters!: Refrain


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2013 to Dec 28, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
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

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 32,460 users)
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Ranked: #1582
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Popularity: #807
Members: 61,104
Favorites: 1,234
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Riki and his friends have been managing to form a complete team for the Little Busters baseball team and after overcoming some of its new members' internal conflicts, Riki and Rin slowly approach the "secret of this world."

Will they be ready for the truth? In this world devoid of logic, something has started to move and soon will come the time when the lives of the Little Busters will change forever.

(Source: Koi-nya, edited)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Natsume, Kyousuke
Natsume, Kyousuke
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Natsume, Rin
Natsume, Rin
Main
Tamiyasu, Tomoe
Japanese
Tamiyasu, Tomoe
Inohara, Masato
Inohara, Masato
Main
Canna, Nobutoshi
Japanese
Canna, Nobutoshi
Naoe, Riki
Naoe, Riki
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Maeda, Jun
Maeda, Jun
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Music
Lia
Lia
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 It Struck Without Warning
Sore wa Totsuzen Yatte Kita (それは突然やってきた)
Oct 5, 2013
2 It Was Also Raining at That Time
Sono Toki mo Ame ga Futte Ita (そのときも雨が降っていた)
Oct 12, 2013
3 I Wanted to Stay Here Forever
Zutto Koko ni Itakatta (ずっとここにいたかった)
Oct 19, 2013
4 Riki and Rin
Riki to Rin (理樹と鈴)
Oct 26, 2013
5 The Final Task
Saigo no Kadai (最後の課題)
Nov 2, 2013

Edit Opening Theme

"Boys be Smile" by Suzuyu (鈴湯) (eps 1-9, 11-13)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Kimi to no Nakushi Mono (君とのなくしもの)" by Ayaka Kitazawa (北沢綾香) (eps 1-2, 4-5, 7, 12)
#2: "Song for friends" by Rita (eps 3, 8-9)
#3: "Hanabi" by Lia (ep 6)
#4: "Boys be Smile" by Suzuyu (鈴湯) (ep 10)
#5: "Haruka Kanata (遥か彼方)" by Rita (ep 11)
#6: "Little Busters! -Little Jumper Ver.-" by Rita (ep 13)



More reviewsReviews

Veronin
Feb 14, 2014
It is rare to find a sequel as emotionally powerful as Little Busters: Refrain. Where the first season blundered with its melodrama, Refrain instead provides a much more thoughtful and meaningful story. If you have developed any sort of attachment to the characters in Little Busters, you will undoubtedly shed at least a few tears by the end of Refrain. It is the second best Key anime to date.

As somebody who regards the Little Busters visual novel as one of the most emotional stories they have ever experienced, I was sceptical hearing about an anime adaptation of Refrain. Did it turn out to be read more
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thelotusf1fan
Dec 28, 2013
Let's get one thing out in the open, I played the VN. Little Busters has always been close to my heart with the story itself one of my favorites around. But enough of that, let's get the review under way! Oh, and this review will contain comparisons between this and the first series and occasionally, reference to the VN.

First things first, this series is a massive improvement in every aspect compared to the first series, be it art style, script, or timing of music. If I were to choose one stand out improvement however, it would have to be the animation. I found the read more
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tukky12
Feb 7, 2014
Little Busters Refrain is (loosely) based of the key visual novels who have notably produced some great shows such as Clannad, Kanon and Air. Little Busters Refrain is no different. For a LB refrain is the sequel to Little Busters and in my opinion (and widely regarded to be) much much better than the first season, not that LB was bad in any way. This 2nd season is 13 episodes long.

I should mention at this point that this again would fall under the category of high-school life (almost all of the action occurs here), fantasy and slice of life perhaps. As we have come to read more
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Stark700
Jan 3, 2014
There is a "secret of this world"….

If there is anything, it’s no secret that Little Busters Refrain is a sequel of the first season based off the visual novel of the same name. Also no secret is the fact that the visual novel has gained tremendous success as one of Key’s works. Key is known to produce a variety of their works with supernatural elements including Kanon, Clannad, and Rewrite. The Little Busters franchise tells the story of a boy named Riki Naoe who is a member of the team known as Little Busters. Along with three other boys and a girl named Rin, they read more
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