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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Ranked: #11492
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Popularity: #2746
Members: 53,501
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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
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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