Little Busters!: EX

Alternative Titles

English: Little Busters! EX
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: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Furukawa, Tomohiro
Theme Song Performance

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)

More reviewsReviews

Jan 30, 2016
-Remix- (All reviews)
Little Busters!: Ecstasy is an additional (and likely final) eight episode addition to the Little Busters franchise that was coupled with the DVD release of Refrain. Although LB! EX certainly had its moments, its ultimate downfall was due to its script writing. Simply put, the plot was not strong enough to keep the show flowing in a straightforward, unidirectional manner.

Before I jump to my criticisms, I want to say briefly that I certainly enjoyed LB! EX. In fact, I watched it twice just to make sure I'm not imagining any of the cons that I listed, but unfortunately, they are there, and there are some read more
Oct 6, 2014
Antarcticite_ (All reviews)
~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
Aug 8, 2014
Causther (All reviews)
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
Aug 12, 2015
jc9622 (All reviews)
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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