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Nov 16, 2013 3:51 AM

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Ah memories...

Oh damn, Riki. Cute episode I guess. Rin was cute with Riki as she's playing with Riki. Her pitching skills are also decent~. Nice to see Masato again this episode. For the Little Busters team!
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Nov 16, 2013 3:54 AM

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I've missed the ending.
I liked the ost they picked this episode, very fitting.

Stalking this thread now, please refrain from spoilers or hints.
 
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Nov 16, 2013 3:54 AM

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lava lamp

But on a serious note, that was a pretty good episode. I'm satisfied. Got really feelsy when Riki talked to Kyousuke.

also what he said^

visual novel guys, don't be ass hats. try to restrain yourselves a bit
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Nov 16, 2013 3:55 AM

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was a really nice episode ^_^ I don't really have any comments on this episode, except for that scene showing the places all the girls would always be, not being there Q.Q sooo sad T_T I miss the happy episodes with the girls, been ages without them all appearing T_T
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Nov 16, 2013 4:31 AM

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That was a really good episode. They managed to condense everything without leaving out much. Looking forward to next week's episode!
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Are they avoiding 'A World Where Nothing Happened' or something?! That's such a fantastic track and they still haven't used it!

Other than that, I thought this episode was decent. It could've been a little better, but they certainly captured that odd atmosphere that came with Refrain, so I'll just wait and see how these next 6 episodes turn out.

4/5
 
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Are they avoiding 'A World Where Nothing Happened' or something?! That's such a fantastic track and they still haven't used it!

Other than that, I thought this episode was decent. It could've been a little better, but they certainly captured that odd atmosphere that came with Refrain, so I'll just wait and see how these next 6 episodes turn out.

4/5

I miss that track T_T
 
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Just watched the ep.
It was excellent. A world is born give me chills.
But I have the feeling that we will never hear "A world where nothing happened" on the anime.

Also I love what they have done with Rin´s eyes in this episode. Such a good detail <3
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Nov 16, 2013 6:38 AM

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Kami-Sama staffing does it again. What a great episode. Visual novel faggots don't be faggots.
 
Nov 16, 2013 6:46 AM

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Well that was an interesting episode. That lava lamp effect...
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Nov 16, 2013 6:48 AM

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Well that was an interesting episode. That lava lamp effect...

May I ask when this happens. I may have been half asleep or was still trying to figure out my username in order to chat on the episode lol.
 
Nov 16, 2013 7:08 AM

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You didn't notice the lava lamps? :O

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Nov 16, 2013 7:17 AM

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You didn't notice the lava lamps? :O

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Nov 16, 2013 7:18 AM

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You didn't notice the lava lamps? :O

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oh yeah.. I was still trying to log in to chat since I've forgotten my username and had to request it by email so I missed that part xD
 
Nov 16, 2013 7:25 AM

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Well, who kinniku here?
 
Nov 16, 2013 7:34 AM
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Again, I really don't know what to think of this episode. Really oddly paced, with some parts almost being painful to watch. Even as a VN reader I felt a sense of confusion and one of riki feeling pathetically alone. It just felt like some of the driving force behind what riki was trying to achieve wasn't entirely there.

Though there were some great theories that came up from this episode from anime only viewers so maybe they are doing things along the right track and i cant jive with it since im used to the VN.
 
Nov 16, 2013 7:35 AM

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Kyousuke became a shut-in. I'm confused, did Riki lose his memories or something?
 
Nov 16, 2013 7:38 AM

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Nov 16, 2013 7:39 AM
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Odd pacing all over the place. I didn't like this episode compare to others this season. I don't know...
 
Nov 16, 2013 7:41 AM

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0_0 I got confused for a moment there before I realized that this is taking place in an alternate world... No, I don't read the VN. XD
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Nov 16, 2013 7:47 AM

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Good ep. Not much to say from me either. Good OST placing imo.

And they got the feels and mysteries depicted pretty well.

Sad seeing each girls fav place empty T_T

Riki's path to become strong has begun.

Still wondering how anime only viewers are viewing this? They might be a bit confused here XD

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Nov 16, 2013 7:55 AM

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I missed that main menu theme~ XD
 
Nov 16, 2013 8:02 AM

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Watch how most of the anime only viewers will be really confused. Hav u noticed that riki freakin repeats his past story about him losing his parents and being depressed until he made friends like almost every start to a route? On another note, BENCH-KUN!!!
 
Nov 16, 2013 8:06 AM

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Good Episode. I like how it played. With Rin her eyes has changed I see. Kyousuke is in the dark in his room all the time now. Riki is going to try to get everyone get together again which is good. Too bad we probably not see all the other girls anymore because the places they used to be are empty :(
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Nov 16, 2013 8:11 AM
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liked how the main menu theme suddenly showed up at the end :3

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Nov 16, 2013 8:23 AM

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I knew it they are in some another world!
But I don't understand some things...
why Kyousuke is like that?
There are other girls in this world?
They show their places, but they aren't there...
I want next episode!
 
Nov 16, 2013 8:32 AM

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I was kind of lost in this episode because of minor pacing issues until I realize it is another world... but still it was a good episode and some emotional scenes though.

Kyousuke in his room all crunched up with that dark aura around him, Little Busters is beginning to be part ways, and Rin now has her shyness coming back.

Riki still won't give up and will find this 'secret' of this world.

 
Nov 16, 2013 8:41 AM

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Someone please tell me the name of the music starting right in the 1st second of the episode.It was also played when Kengo punched Kyousuke in ep 6.
 
Nov 16, 2013 8:55 AM

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Good episode.. Started off Refrain well, loved the scene Riki and Rin playing catchball. Now we get some goodies next episode :))
この世界には。。。秘密がある
 
Nov 16, 2013 9:20 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6xvttRivjQ&list=PL0B7EB8CDA1B02282
Thin Chronicles is such a creepily happy song
(Don't read the comments~)

Well that was great, I found it a bit boring though, but it is the start.
Kyousuke, Kengo, Masato, they're all so ;-;. it's painful to watch them less enthusiastic now.
 
Nov 16, 2013 9:23 AM

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Good job, JCS, this time you did well! I have high hopes now, it seems they are really taking Refrain seriously and staying true to source.

Finally some decent episode, I really enjoyed this one. Those feels, nostalgia got me. For the first time in Refrain it felt like in the novel.

And nice work with soundtrack this time.
 
Nov 16, 2013 9:49 AM

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Great episode. But, the pace... i think it will makes anime only viewer confused (actually, they are)

Episode 8 to 13 will be the 'very true' arc of refrain. Hopes it gets better and better.
 
Nov 16, 2013 9:53 AM

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The OST is becoming more and more relevant :D
 
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Omg a time loop??!! or alternate world?? I think is the first choice because the name of the episode.

This episode was like the first episode from the first season but now all the little busters are now separating. And also is pretty obvius that Kyousuke, Masato and Kengo knows what happened to this world.

I'm pretty sure that the "secret of the world" have to do with the time loop.

I seriously want to spoiler myself what is the secret but I have to be patient.
 
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Omg a time loop??!! or alternate world?? I think is the first choice because the name of the episode.

This episode was like the first episode from the first season but now all the little busters are now separating. And also is pretty obvius that Kyousuke, Masato and Kengo knows what happened to this world.

I'm pretty sure that the "secret of the world" have to do with the time loop.

I seriously want to spoiler myself what is the secret but I have to be patient.

PLEASE, for the love of kyousuke, be patient.. The impact will be so much better if you do :)
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Nov 16, 2013 10:20 AM

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Will this become something like higurashi no naku koro ni? haha anyways, love when something like this happens, can't wait to see next episode.
 
Nov 16, 2013 10:39 AM

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I feel like the visuals could've been better in some scenes. Maybe it's the camera angles or smth...
OST magic, A world is born ftw~ Wonder when they will show The world where nothing happened~
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Nov 16, 2013 10:52 AM

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They keep talking about another world and stuff, if this doesn't go supernatural then I don't know how they will justify what in hells happening.

Why are they so quick to leave each other, why does Kyousuke seem suicidal and why do they like each other one minute and not the next...

Also, lol at how some of the characters have just disappeared such as Komari and Kud, and aren't mentioned by anyone.
 
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They keep talking about another world and stuff, if this doesn't go supernatural then I don't know how they will justify what in hells happening.

Why are they so quick to leave each other, why does Kyousuke seem suicidal and why do they like each other one minute and not the next...

Also, lol at how some of the characters have just disappeared such as Komari and Kud, and aren't mentioned by anyone.


Yeah, if only the series would go into supernatural already...
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I wonder if people have realized that time has gone back to May 13th (the episode title, and the first day of the LB anime, before the girls were part of the baseball team or really involved in the show.)

As for liking each other one minute and not the next, I'm assuming you're referring to Masato and Kengo.
They do that because they don't want Riki to recreate the baseball team the same way Kyousuke did.
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Nov 16, 2013 11:24 AM

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This was a pretty good episode.
 
Nov 16, 2013 11:32 AM
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The first page on this thread. So many Masato's on the avatars!!
Good episode, can't wait for next week!!

 
Nov 16, 2013 11:39 AM

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Lol why so many Masato's???

Eventhough I already figured about
theory, this still a quite confusing episode. I guess I'll hold my opinion until later episodes.

Also, this is a completely "anime that I wish I could marathon" material lol.
 
Nov 16, 2013 11:45 AM
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I thought this episode was really good, it kept true to the visual novel which I really liked.

This episode might have been confusing for people who didn't read the visual novel.. But it's all good.. Because being confused makes you want to know more and want to figure out what the hell is going on. Can't wait for episode 8 >o<
 
Nov 16, 2013 11:48 AM
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And so it begins...
 
Nov 16, 2013 11:54 AM
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I want to die so badly... There were only 5 minuts left before I could watch it and then, Chrome bugged... One hour more to wait...
 
Nov 16, 2013 11:58 AM

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Lets give a moment of silence for the fallen..
 
Nov 16, 2013 12:13 PM

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Lets give a moment of silence for the fallen..


The fallen? You mean Riki? http://i.minus.com/i8Qjq0Yif6SKX.gif
 
Nov 16, 2013 12:13 PM

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What a pale shadow of a sequal this is turning out to be. Lost all its humour and plot.
 
Nov 16, 2013 12:14 PM
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all the girls just disappearing isn't exactly helping every character being developed well in the end...
 
Nov 16, 2013 12:20 PM

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What a pale shadow of a sequal this is turning out to be. Lost all its humour and plot.

The thing is Refrain IS the plot. S1 arguably does not have a focused plot, just character routes, and Refrain ties them together to the real plot of Little Busters!. There is some humor in original source in Refrain but sadly, it'll probably be cut due to time constraints. Not that it truly matters due to the seriousness of Refrain :/
 
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