Little Busters!

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Synonyms: LB!
Japanese: リトルバスターズ!
English: Little Busters!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 107904107,904 users)
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Ranked: #18902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #824
Members: 290,644
Favorites: 1,881

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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


Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Little Busters! ~TV animation ver.~" by Rita

Ending Theme

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)" b" by Rita (eps 14, 23)
4: "Little Busters! ~TV animation ver.~" by Rita (eps 26)


May 27, 2023
In Short, Little Buster is a pretty good anime and a decent adaptation, but it's still nowhere as good as the Source Material (Little Busters VN).

The Story isn't that Complex, it's a friendship themed, slice-of-life story. Or at least that what it is on the surface. Along the anime you'll get to know more about each character while uncovering the mystery of the world that was hinted by a mysterious person.

Common Route is clearly the best part of the Anime. The dynamic and relationship of each characters are really good. They remove, add, and combine some stuff from the Visual Novel, but overall it's really ...
Jul 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Some stuff right a lot of things wrong.

This is a spoiler free review from the perspective of a fan of the visual novel that rewatched the anime a year later.

-I'll start off by saying I like the choice of voice actor/actress change for Riki as I find that Yui Horie fits the role a lot better than the original casting in the VN.
-The main cast (Riki, Rin, Kyousuke, Masato, and Kengo) share the same chemistry as the VN, which is very well adapted.
-Mio: Mio's route is adapted fairly well as they give it enough time. It's missing some key scenes, but overall, it's a good ...
Mar 14, 2014
Oh god I hate this anime, the game was refreshing but the anime...

You can't talk about it without being seriously enraged. I didn't really care about Key's works before, but this time I had to react. Let's start with the characters: they're all a bunch of stereotypes patchworks from the previous Key's works. I didn't find any girls interesting except for Mio and Rin. Mio's arc from the season 1 was the best one in my opinion, Kud's arc was the worst piece of shit ever.

The music was inspired by Wii Sports it seems, it didn't really bring me any sadness or whatever, and the ...

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