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Little Busters!: EX

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Little Busters! Ecstasy Series
Parent story: Little Busters!: Refrain

Characters & Voice Actors

Futaki, Kanata
Futaki, Kanata
Suzuki, Keiko
Suzuki, Keiko
Naoe, Riki
Naoe, Riki
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Sasasegawa, Sasami
Sasasegawa, Sasami
Tokui, Sora
Tokui, Sora
Tokido, Saya
Tokido, Saya
Sakurai, Harumi
Sakurai, Harumi


Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

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Episodes  0 / 8
Aired  Jan 29, 2014 to Jul 30, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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Oct 6, 2014
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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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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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Nov 7, 2014
Right off the bat, similarly to refrain i would immediately recommend this to those who have watched the original series - as you'll be enthralled by this additional show consisting of yet again, well thought out, powerful and untold stories: of 3 supporting characters.

EX has a good blend of a spectrum of genres, from the start you'll be hit with a very cinematic, action packed main plot, and as you observe these other characters too, their untold relevance is seamlessly revealed.
Fans of LB will be pleased to hear that yes, all of the base components well reflect that signature narration - a powerful hybrid between read more
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Feb 28, 2015
Ecstasy is an 8-episode sequel/expansion to Little Busters, taking place before, during and after the events of the original story. For various plot-related reasons however, you should not watch this before you've finished the first series as well as its second season Little Busters Refrain, as Ecstasy's plot goes under the assumption that the viewer is fully aware of the events taking place during Refrain. If you watch them in any other order you will end up getting spoiled.

Ecstasy adds three new arcs to the Little Busters story, two of which are focused on the already well familiar Sasasegawa Sasami and Futaki Kanata respectively, but read more
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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
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

Opening Theme

"Little Busters! EX" By Rita

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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