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

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 108433108,433 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #832
Members: 291,895
Favorites: 1,878

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Synopsis

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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Staff

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


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




Reviews

May 18, 2013
Over the past decade, visual novel studio 'Key' has seen much success for their work on titles such as Kanon, Clannad and Air. If you have watched or read any of these series, you will likely be familiar with Jun Maeda's distinctive form of dramatic storytelling.

Do not expect another Clannad: After Story. You will not find it here.

At first glance, there is one startling difference in Key's latest adaptation. It is not animated by Kyoto Animation, the studio responsible for handling the majority of Key adaptations. Instead, the esteemed and beloved (not really) J.C. Staff is at the helm. For many this is ...
Apr 27, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Little Busters!

If you're like me and you're thinking about watching this because the visual novel was made by Key, don't. Watch it with an independent mindset, free of Clannad, Kanon, etc. If you don't you're just gonna find disappointment.

Story: 6/10

The story was definitely not as good as Key's previous works. Yes, it followed the general plot of a high school boy helping multiple girls cope and effectively saving their lives in one way or the other, but it simply was not as engaging. There were many story elements that could have been left out. For example, Riki's narcolepsy. So what? It did not influence ...
Mar 14, 2014
FunnyFunny
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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