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Jul 5, 2013 3:27 AM

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^ Season 2 will have romance.

Jul 17, 2013 4:34 AM

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Good ending episode thats for sure :)
8/10 overall
Really enjoyed this and am waiting for the new season :D
Jul 18, 2013 6:39 AM

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finally it end :/ gonna miss it really much :/
in the end they are taking photo together XD

btw, about the preview trailer of season 2.. damn looks like problem just getting serious now.. and it started to looked like clannad :/
so riki forget what little busters is? wow.. thats.. :/
and I see kyousuke get punched by masato if I'm not wrong.. shit just getting serious now..
hope the season 2 out fast I'm really curious about the second season

Little Busters! Refrain GONNA WAIT YOUUUU~~~ XD
Jul 18, 2013 8:24 AM

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Wow. This was a nice series. I can't wait for the second season although I've already know what will happen in the future. :'(
I read a major spoiler about Rin and his friends and his narcolepsy before.. it was because I was too hot to know what's all about this show..
Aug 8, 2013 12:32 AM

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Kyousuke flashback of refrain? MY MIND. IS FULL. OF FUCK.
Overall, I think some parts were very sloppy and some parts were just amazing.
I think they could have definitely added more emotional DEPTH to the characters though.

I did enjoy the fact that they added almost all the little common-route scenarios though.
I really hope refrain will be a 10/10, would be a first for me.
Aug 8, 2013 2:10 AM
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I personally haven't read the VN so I can't say much regarding how they adapted it but it was still a very enjoyable show
Aug 8, 2013 4:13 AM

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pillsbury15 said:
I personally haven't read the VN so I can't say much regarding how they adapted it but it was still a very enjoyable show

Don't even try to compare this anime to VN. You'll get disappointed. What matters is you enjoyed the anime.

Aug 17, 2013 11:49 AM

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Yup season 2, lets see what this is all about then. Tears shall be shed.
Aug 18, 2013 8:28 PM

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this whole series was very ... ok. i haven't played the vn but having heard all the hype before the series aired and already being familiar with other key adaptations, i was really looking forward to this. i ended up putting it on hold about halfway thru airing because i just didn't feel any particular attachment or desire towards continuing. the only reason i finally did finish is because i still keep hearing amazing things about refrain. i fully expect to be blown away by refrain u__u

season 1 - 6/10
Aug 20, 2013 7:28 AM

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Finally have finished this show last week, when actualy i dropped this show 2 month ago after seeing haruka route got ruined by jc staff (from my point of view as vn reader)
But suddenly i repick it again after know that refrain will airing next season.

K then episodes 19-26 (kud route -> end of common route)
While watching I just keep thinking why jc staff not adapting another routes as good as kud route and just give their best to late episode only...
Why u sacrifice mid episodes to be boring "looks our friend got a problem lets help her with the power of friendship" story
just why jc staff?? Just why???

But last episodes realy save this show
Looking foward for refrain

7/10 for me
Aug 21, 2013 11:26 PM

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Seems like most people didn't enjoy this show as much as I did. 9/10 and I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL REFRAIN COMES OUT.

I'm really tempted to read the VN...but I shouldn't.
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Aug 22, 2013 5:02 PM

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Amorii said:
this whole series was very ... ok. i haven't played the vn but having heard all the hype before the series aired and already being familiar with other key adaptations, i was really looking forward to this. i ended up putting it on hold about halfway thru airing because i just didn't feel any particular attachment or desire towards continuing. the only reason i finally did finish is because i still keep hearing amazing things about refrain. i fully expect to be blown away by refrain u__u

season 1 - 6/10

listening to what other people have to say about something that hasn't aired is a good way to set yourself up for disappointment, just sayin'
Sep 27, 2013 1:03 PM

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I was looking for an anime for the 2013 fall season because Summer is about to End
So I was browsing at Anichart

First I was like hmmm should i watch the Little Busters what 26eps for the first season well its J.C staff so I should watch this

at the very first I was like well this is funny and awesome 8/10

then I started to really like this and get touch 9/10

after I watch some awesome episode i finally gave it a 10/10 it Deserves More!!

Its Rarely for me to rate 10/10 if you go and check my list you will see that i only have a few 10/10

I can Feel it T_T
but why did i watch this? because of the Second Season yey what im i Sad About :D
Sep 28, 2013 10:53 AM

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"Natsume Kyousuke". Enough said.

Little Busters! It was as if we were there with all of them the whole time.

Time for the "core" of the story.
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Oct 1, 2013 9:07 PM

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Naoki-Saten said:

However, for some reason, J.C Staff decided to not include any romance into this season, making 'friendship' the topic instead. While it kinda sucks not having any romance in it, making LB just another Harem with Riki as just another generic, clueless harem lead would also be a deviation from the source material... a kinda lame deviation in my opinion.

So yeah, just look forward to the second season ^^

Well, when you think about it, if Riki kissed/romanced every heroine, it would be kinda weird since you normally don't just start a "new game" after a route is done in an anime.
Also, how would they explain that without confusing viewers? I really can't think of a way.

I personally liked how they made each route have a friendship vibe through the whole thing rather than a romance one. But when Refrain comes along, I'll be expecting romance for sure.
Oct 13, 2013 12:55 AM

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Yukariki said:
Finally, the horrible routes are done. I keep associating LB with the terrible routes and not its greatest strength, Refrain. And when I do think of Refrain, I remember how awful the routes are. God, this VN needs to be fixed.

All I can say is that I'm hyped and ready to look at Refrain in a fresh look.

> VN needs to be fixed
> All characters contribute to the main history (In their respective routes and Refrain confirms it), good placed OST, voicing fits with the character personality (excepting Komari, which is really annoying), recognized for being the first VN which introduced mini-games, the story is planned as fuck, etc.

But no, it needs to be fixed. DERP.

This is how it all begins.

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Nov 15, 2013 3:07 AM

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absolute trash...

had to really force myself to sit through this disaster..

5/10 at best...

waste of time
Nov 30, 2013 8:58 AM
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I believe Season 1 was just to introduce the other Little Busters, and hints of the Secret World that would be explained in Season 2. Same way with Clannad and Clannad After Story. In my opinion I am satisfied with LB, it get's a 7/10. I did hope Kengo/Kyousuke and the guys would get some background information.

Jan 14, 2014 3:21 AM

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Well in the end I didn't like this season that much... though I'm looking forward to the 2nd oO
Jan 25, 2014 6:25 AM

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Gooders galore but also a good teaching if you can read between the lines. Plot that as I suspected, having finished late, please refer to the more serious things later.
Drawings and animations enough, I was not expecting much in the end, but being the last episode a bit more quality is not disturbed.
Anime mistreated a bit too much for the bad success, there are criticisms, but I hope that in the second season remedies in this mess! ^ ^ "
Final rating remains at 7/10!
Mar 12, 2014 4:40 AM

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TimeToRepent said:
Seano299 said:
TimeToRepent said:
Seano299 said:
TimeToRepent said:
I´ve seen the RAW episode.


But, they´ve lost the game? T_________T. Why? If they were kicking their asses...

Final review tomorrow.

PD: My reaction after watching the 2nd Season Announcement:

They won the baseball game, that's why they were holding up Riki and cheering and stuff. It even said that they won 18-10

But I´ve seen in the score... Where it says: リトルバスターズ (Little Busters), in the score has a 10, and the other team has 18...

Well, it also says that they didn't get any runs on the last outing, which we know is wrong anyway, because we had Kurugaya, Kud and Riki make a run at the end, so I feel it's pretty obvious that JC just messed that up (although I can hardly read the boards anyway).

Yeah, pretty sure. Those d***heads pooped it.

I don't think they would screw up something that blatant. Those 3 runs were probably the 3 runs in the 8th inning on that scoreboard.

I am pretty sure they lost the baseball game. They are just cheering afterwards because they had fun together as friends, and that's what matters to them. Winning or Losing doesn't really matter to them. (never played the VN so I'm basing this on this episode)
Mar 14, 2014 5:34 AM

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Aversa said:
Key has made a name even amongst us anime watchers however from that point i have to say that this was the worst Key adoption i have seen so far.
It was supposed to be drama like all works from Key but even tho the emotional scenes had to potential they just where not emotional, this is mostly to blame to the director who just wasn't cut out for this kind of thing.
And it is just annoying to see how many potentially great scenes where ruined because of this it's a shame since this could have been a great anime and it wasn't.

I agree! Air, Kanon and Clannad are tearjerker anime but this one... errrr~
Overall i'm still giving this a 6/10

Now im off to Refrain! :)
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Apr 4, 2014 3:34 PM

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Ehhhhhh... I think they spent too much time on the "filler" in between each character arc. Riki himself never got any attention or development; he simply exists to solve other people's problems. On top of that, the last few episodes don't really resolve anything. The Secret of This World, the mystery behind Kyousuke, Riki's narcolepsy, the mysterious letters--they exist but don't have a particular reason to. However, keeping in mind that the ending only serves as a transition into a guaranteed sequel, some points can be salvaged. I hope Refrain gives this series a proper conclusion.


Also, if you're not a dub fan, don't watch this dubbed. This series was assigned to Sentai Filmworks's worst director, Christopher Ayres.
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Apr 16, 2014 4:04 AM

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It was okay, nothing special. There were fun bits but there were a lot more episodes where I simply didn't care about what was happening and almost lulled me to sleep :s In spite of that, there was something in it that made me want to watch til the end. I was told Refrain is awesome so looking forward to watching it.

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May 13, 2014 9:14 PM

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This was actually a really good 1st season. I'm having a hard time giving it a rating but I''ll probably just give it a 9 because I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The only bad thing is I figured out part of the secret before watching the second season. Hopefully that doesn't impact to much of season 2 for me.
May 25, 2014 9:59 AM

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Whew finally completed LB! first season, the season itself was pretty boring for most of the part, but the hnts for Refrain they left were pretty cool.

P.S. Everywhere I see it's always "J.C. Staff screwed this/that up." -.-
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May 31, 2014 5:45 PM

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Ah that was great. And now I'm very excited about the second season.....that little preview at the end made it look REALLY dark....

Gave it an 8/10 overall.
Aug 7, 2014 11:12 PM
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A horribly executed, overrated, melodramatic piece of garbage that was only tolerable when someone wasn't crying about their "issues."

I will watch the second season and I look forward to (eventually) seeing what all the hype is about with the visual novel.

moving on.
Aug 14, 2014 6:50 PM

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Yay Refrain time! Bring it on!!!!
Aug 18, 2014 10:57 AM
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I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I'd would. Kud and Rin were probably my 2 favorite characters from the show. 7/10
Aug 18, 2014 10:58 AM
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I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I'd would. Kud and Rin were probably my 2 favorite characters from the show. 7/10
Sep 24, 2014 4:43 PM

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It almost felt as a recap... Well, not really, but most of the characters went back on the events of the season.

It look like it was a fun match. I think that it was a good idea that they didn't spend all the time of the episode on the match. Cross game did the same thing and it ended out brillantly. Little Busters a bit less though. But I don't regret watching it. I got really attached to the characters in overall.

The biggest critic I would give to this season is the total lack of devellopement from Masato, Kengo and Kurugaya. Masato and Kengo, I can understand that they will go deeper into their characters in Refrain, but I somehow doubt for Kurugaya. She doesn't need to necessarely have a tragic background or whatever, I would just like to know more about her.
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Oct 9, 2014 8:51 PM

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Boring as fvck!
Girly voice mc, annoying female characters and their voice is horrible, BS drama.
Shittier version of a shitty series Clannad
Oct 25, 2014 2:37 PM

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I am so hyped to watch Refrain. Going to watch it right after I post.

I loved this anime, though! I would give it a 10/10, but I feel like the people who have played the VN would kill me xD (I'm going to play the VN soon, btw. Looking forward to it, I love Key stuff). So yeah, 9/10
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Oct 26, 2014 6:37 AM

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It was a great season. All the episodes are great and emotional's. Now I'm going to see the Little Busters Refrain! And have the ova's to see too! I'm looking foward to see all of them. :D
With this I give 10/10 to the Anime! ;)
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Jan 15, 2015 12:50 AM

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Wow, Kengo sure did change once he joined the team. Like wow. That jacket he made, I don't know if i should be impressed or scared. No OP it looks like.

What are those visoins?! Kyousuke knows something but what?! How?! It kinda looks like it Kyousuke was the one sending those letter to prepare Riki for something. That's just a hunch though.

I like how Haruka, Mio, Komari, and Kud had their little moments to shine this episode. I guess Kurugaya in't getting a arc? Maybe in Refrain?

That was a funny baseball game. I love how at the end they show how that picture at the end of every OP was made. Awesome.

Time for Refrain! Bring on the feels!
Apr 19, 2015 9:06 PM

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I have not read the VN.

Then anime was ok, it kept me entertained but i don't like how it ended, it did not answer anything, i was expecting something to happen in this last episode but i guess i'll have to watch Refrain to actually start feeling something...

I know some of you are saying the first season was supposed to be like the prologue or something but if you think about it as someone who have no idea about the VN you will definitely not even think about watching the second season. Im giving it a 8/10 just because i am choosing to ignore (at least until i watch Refrain) everything about the "secret" and the narcolepsy and "predicting the future".
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May 30, 2015 6:26 PM

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Kinda lika Clannad with its fair share of comedy and tearjerkers. I wonder what'll happen in the second season given its high rating compared to this first season.
Aug 13, 2015 10:46 AM

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The series was okay. I haven't read the VN.

If I didn't know anything about the second season I would doubt to watch it. The anime was boring at some points and some arcs seemed very rushed and overly dramatic. It didn't give me the heartwarming feelings I got during Clannad (I was younger at that time, maybe that's part of the problem).

However my friends insist me on watching the second season since it actually will explain everything which is definitely something I'm looking for. Knowing Key for its series I'm expecting plot twist(s).

Based on my arguments I give this season 6/10
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Nov 9, 2015 11:24 AM

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Well, it's normal to have extremely high expectations from Key after watching Clannad, but this show really disappointed me in many ways (I know the VN is a LOT better, I plan on playing it soon ^^)
Still it had its moments, so I give it a 7/10 :)

Now I board to ~Refrain~, I wonder if I should grab some tissues xD
Dec 1, 2015 1:30 AM

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badgerkins said:
So alot of people were hyping up the announcement but it was just for season 2 which we all expected haha

Great final episode; I almost shed a tear at the end when they took the photo :) Music was kind of weird, playing Mios theme when Haruka showed up but strangely it fit well.

I think some anime only viewers will be left unsatisfied though because for 25 episodes they were prepping up for the baseball game and it only lasts for 2 minutes lol. And there wasn't any "secret of the world" cliffhanger but I think the Refrain shots will be enough to see people coming back.

Yup as an anime watcher only i was unsatisfied indeed.

Giving it a 7/10. But leaning towards a 6

It felt so random at the end plus no answers are given tho those might come with refrain i guess. But still for 26 episodes i expected a lil more? Some arcs were good i rlly liked harukas route the most as it actually gave me feels. Was surprised by kuds route but it didnt grab me that much after the my mom died yet did not.. Already had a hunch that would be the case..

Just didnt get komaris route how a trauma can be solved just like thwt and shes all happy.
Same for haruka tho.. They made up and all but wasnt the entire disciplinary committee against her? What happened to the rest besides kuraka? ^^"

As mentioned already the secret of life wasnt exactly revealed except some small hints towards kyousuke having to do something with it and rikis narcolepsy..
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Jan 11, 2016 9:32 PM

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average ending. good first season. Up to the 2nd one i guess :)
I hope for an all around amazing second season.


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Feb 25, 2016 9:23 AM
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Finally I managed to finish the first season lol
Jan 3, 2017 10:51 PM

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Nice conclusion with the preview of second season at the end. That baseball game looked pretty fun. Time for Refrain prob tommorow. Yawn~
Jul 13, 2017 3:32 AM

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A strong ending to an average anime. The preview for the next season gave me chills!
Jul 18, 2017 7:22 PM

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Well, that was a good final with the first game of the LB.

Although I enjoyed this show most of the time, especially character and comedy wise I thought it had also some mediocre moments in the drama department. Kinda have a hard time rating this, my heart is saying 8 while my brain tells me something different.

But I guess I settle for a 6 for now, it was a decent anime and had it's highlights. Maybe the sequel will give me a better overall view.
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Feb 3, 6:35 AM

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That was a nice final episode, some feels and some comedy.

Overall a good show with an enjoyable cast of characters. Had it focused more on comedy and less on drama, I would've liked it even better. 7/10
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