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Little Busters!: EX

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Little Busters! Ecstasy, LB!: EX
Japanese: リトルバスターズ!EX


Type: Special
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 29, 2014 to Jul 30, 2014
Producers: J.C.Staff, Key
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The main additions in "Little Busters! Ecstasy" are 3 heroine routes involving the characters Futaki Kanata, Sasasegawa Sasami and Tokido Saya.

The 3 EX heroines' routes take place of the following:

Saya's route - Before the events of Refrain.
Sasami's route - After the events of Refrain.
Kanata's route - First half of her story is before Refrain and second half is after Refrain.

The episodes will be bundled with the BD/DVD releases of Little Busters!: Refrain.


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Futaki, Kanata
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Yamakawa, Yoshiki
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Theme Song Performance
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Opening Theme

"Little Busters! EX" By Rita (eps 1-7)

Ending Theme

#1: "Mezameta Asa ni wa Kimi ga Tonari ni (目覚めた朝にはきみが隣に)" by Suzuyu (鈴湯) (eps 1-3, 5, 7)
#2: "Saya's Song" by Lia (ep 4)
#3: "Alicemagic -Rockstar Ver.-" by Rita (ep 6)
#4: "Alicemagic -TV Animation Ver.-" by Rita (ep 8)

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Aug 12, 2015
After seeing all the 8 episodes, I'm just going to assume that these 3 routes are non-canon. I tried to put this routes in the chronological order along with the first season of LB and Refrain and it's completely impossible.

[Story]: (6/10)
Little Busters: EX is an anime adaptation of a visual novel called "Little Busters: Ecstasy". Were they on Ecstasy when they made the VN? What's with the name? Anyways, it added 3 "new" heroines. Notice the quotation marks? Yea, 2 of the 3 heroines are not even new. 1 new character that was added is Saya (we'll get more into her in the read more
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Apr 24, 2014
Already seen the two season of Little Busters!. This is also my first review for a series (OVA).

Story: At the moment only Saya's route has been shown but seem she was missing something from her childhood that was ripped from her. But overall the story based off a visual novel was very well played by J.C.Staff and Visual Art's Key brand. Score: 10/10

Sound: The music of this season is little meh but as usual Rita sings the opening theme. Saya's song has a strong emotional feeling toward who is listening but that my opinion since everyone has different taste in music for animination. Score: read more
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Aug 8, 2014
Note: I'm going to make references about the original work, the visual novel Little Busters and its ex version, Little Busters Ecstasy (Although I haven´t played the ex version yet)

Little Busters is considered one of the most influential visual novels from Key studio whose works like Clannad, Air or Kanon have had a good success on the market. Due to the good reception and results of the sales, Little Busters got an addition with a new heroine and two new stories about two of the supporting characters from the original visual novel which got an anime adaptation several months ago.

At first, you need to read more
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Oct 6, 2014
~Spoiler Free~

An anime adaptation of the new route additions in key's visual novel - Little Busters!: Ecstasy, Little Busters!: EX is a good summary of the arcs in the visual novel, however it cannot be compared to the masterpiece of which the VN is. That being said, covering three entire arcs over only 8 episodes of such an amazing visual novel cannot realistically be of the same standard as the visual novel. However, the eight episodes are indeed still of very high quality.

The expectations I had for this anime, were naturally very high given that I had just watched Little Busters!: Refrain, now one read more
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Anime: Angel Beats!
Out of all the seasons of Little Busters, LB!:Ex is propably the most similar to Angel Beats, mainly because of the first "Arc" of Ex.
We have a girl fighting against some kind of force on the grounds of school, the main guy helping her out and then them trying to find something in the underground of said school - meanwhile trying to dodge several traps etc. The similarities go on like that but to keep this spoiler free I won't go into more detail on this - you know what I mean by Angel Beats and the first Arc of LB!:Ex being pretty  read more 
reportRecommended by PokeL
Anime: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Both anime start off seemingly as a slice of life, but actually are both situated in worlds that have more to it than meets the eye, with antagonists in the shadows aiming for the main character's life.

Both anime have the main character grabbing a baseball bat to defend himself when he feels threatened by something observing him from a distance. Both main characters have cute girls attempting to kill them constantly for a deeper reason than just mindless violence.

Both shows revolve around the theme of friendship and youth, with a mystery element. 
reportRecommended by Anvica

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Visual Novel 'Little Busters! Ecstasy' to be Animated

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Anime 'Little Busters! EX' to be Bundled as Extra With 'Little Busters! Refrain' BD/DVD

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