Little Busters! EX

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Synonyms: Little Busters! Ecstasy, LB!: EX
Japanese: リトルバスターズ!EX
English: Little Busters! EX
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
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


Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Suzuki, Kentarou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"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  (eps 4)
3: "Alicemagic -Rockstar Ver.-" by Rita  (eps 6)
4: "Alicemagic -TV Animation Ver.-" by Rita  (eps 8)


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 ...
Nov 20, 2016
Mixed Feelings
No Spoilers or only minor.

Little busters! Ex is the third season/OVA after little busters refrain, here the show tells us 3 different stories, two are about some supporting characters Futaki Kanata and Sasasegawa Sasami from the main series, and a totally brand new heroine Tokido Saya (More for the litttle buster haram XD).

So yeah if you have seen first and second season of little busters! then this is somewhat quite recommended even though I think when the stories are so short that it is hard to get the feels which the series tries to give us.
The feels in this OVA series is nothing compared to ...
Jan 30, 2016
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 ...

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