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Cast of Little Busters Anime Announced

by dtshyk
Apr 4, 2012 11:11 PM | 66 Comments
According to the official website, the cast of Little Busters! anime was announced. The seiyu of the protagonist Naoe Riki hasn't been revealed yet. Although some of the cast appear differently from what was credited in the original game, they are the same seiyu with different stage names. An interview with one of the staff of the production studio will be published in Dengeki Visual Arts magazine to be released on April 10th.

Cast
Natsume Rin: Tamiyasu Tomoe
Natsume Kyosuke: Midorikawa Hikaru
Inohara Masato: Canna Nobutoshi
Miyazawa Kengo: Oda Yusei
Kamikita Komari: Yanase Natsumi
Saigusa Haruka: Suzuki Keiko
Nomi Kudrjavka: Wakabayashi Naomi
Kurugaya Yuiko: Tanaka Ryoko
Nishizono Mio: Kawaragi Shiho

According to the web column on Akiba Blog, the President of Visual Arts said he was surprised by the leak but hasn't got mad at Dengeki. He felt sorry that the staff of Dengeki were flurried to see the "idiot" message on the twitter icon of the President. He said the turmoil over the leak has made no harm to him, rather promoted the TV anime well.

Sources: Little Busters anime official website, Akiba Blog

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I actually turned off Rikis voice in the VN since it bugged me to have a guy with a girls voice. So I really hope they change it.

Apr 7, 2012 4:19 PM by RyanSaotome

mitch3315 said:
Leon-Gun said:
earthfairys said:

By saying that, you sound like a sadist.
You clearly have no idea how difficult it is to voice a character in an anime. Voicing one main protagonist for 13 episodes is hard enough, especially when it's not the seiyuu's original voice. What's more, this anime is probably gonna have to last for more than 13 eps to be good. Even so, you want a poor girl to voice two main protagonists and a major side character?
I hardly doubt Visual Arts would actually go that far to please fans however, especially since Riki was only partially voiced. Sasami however will likely keep her voice, that's almost a given.


I understand that the chances of Riki having the same voice from the VN are slim to none, and it probably wont bother me, I would just prefer them to all have the same voices.


Riki's voice in the VN was really obviously female. I wouldn't be sad to see it tweaked to be slightly more masculine. I won't be bothered either way though, they could improve it or leave it alone, there's not really any way it can be screwed up honestly. Unless they gave him a SUPER masculine voice, but then that would just be hilarious.

Apr 7, 2012 3:50 PM by neonie

Well it looks like JC Staff are producing it. Can't wait to see the fanrage.

Apr 7, 2012 12:35 AM by Misdreavius

If it is by key/visual arts... I'm there.

Apr 6, 2012 1:04 PM by Third_Atlantic

Leon-Gun said:
earthfairys said:

By saying that, you sound like a sadist.
You clearly have no idea how difficult it is to voice a character in an anime. Voicing one main protagonist for 13 episodes is hard enough, especially when it's not the seiyuu's original voice. What's more, this anime is probably gonna have to last for more than 13 eps to be good. Even so, you want a poor girl to voice two main protagonists and a major side character?
I hardly doubt Visual Arts would actually go that far to please fans however, especially since Riki was only partially voiced. Sasami however will likely keep her voice, that's almost a given.


I understand that the chances of Riki having the same voice from the VN are slim to none, and it probably wont bother me, I would just prefer them to all have the same voices.

Apr 6, 2012 4:35 AM by mitch3315

so far bbs rumors here in japan points to having a different seiyuu for riki.

little busters will be lined up for fall season for sure if they take this long.

Apr 6, 2012 4:27 AM by MasterPogi

earthfairys said:

By saying that, you sound like a sadist.
You clearly have no idea how difficult it is to voice a character in an anime. Voicing one main protagonist for 13 episodes is hard enough, especially when it's not the seiyuu's original voice. What's more, this anime is probably gonna have to last for more than 13 eps to be good. Even so, you want a poor girl to voice two main protagonists and a major side character?
I hardly doubt Visual Arts would actually go that far to please fans however, especially since Riki was only partially voiced. Sasami however will likely keep her voice, that's almost a given.

Apr 6, 2012 4:11 AM by Leon-Gun

mitch3315 said:
-KamioRika- said:
mitch3315 said:
Riptos said:

Kanata and Haruka have the same VA so I suspect that will be the same for obvious reasons. I have no doubt Kanata will be prominent at at least one point in the series.


I didn't mention her because as you say they should have the same seiyuu for a fairly obvious reason, interestingly no one has said that would be awkward, even though there would be a fair bit of the seiyuu "talking to herself" depending how they handle Haruka's route, why would it only be awkward if Rin and Riki had the same seiyuu?


You really love Riki's voice, huh? I think his voice is too girly and sounds too much like Rin's. Sure, there is a difference, but not as much as the difference between Rin and Sasami's voices. Not only that, but voicing the MAIN character + the MAIN girl + Sasami is a lot of work.


It's not a matter of me loving his voice, it's just I would prefer all the characters to have their original seiyuu, if that means someone has to voice three roles so be it.


By saying that, you sound like a sadist.
You clearly have no idea how difficult it is to voice a character in an anime. Voicing one main protagonist for 13 episodes is hard enough, especially when it's not the seiyuu's original voice. What's more, this anime is probably gonna have to last for more than 13 eps to be good. Even so, you want a poor girl to voice two main protagonists and a major side character?

Apr 6, 2012 3:58 AM by earthfairys

-KamioRika- said:
mitch3315 said:
Riptos said:

Kanata and Haruka have the same VA so I suspect that will be the same for obvious reasons. I have no doubt Kanata will be prominent at at least one point in the series.


I didn't mention her because as you say they should have the same seiyuu for a fairly obvious reason, interestingly no one has said that would be awkward, even though there would be a fair bit of the seiyuu "talking to herself" depending how they handle Haruka's route, why would it only be awkward if Rin and Riki had the same seiyuu?


You really love Riki's voice, huh? I think his voice is too girly and sounds too much like Rin's. Sure, there is a difference, but not as much as the difference between Rin and Sasami's voices. Not only that, but voicing the MAIN character + the MAIN girl + Sasami is a lot of work.


It's not a matter of me loving his voice, it's just I would prefer all the characters to have their original seiyuu, if that means someone has to voice three roles so be it.

Apr 6, 2012 3:26 AM by mitch3315

mitch3315 said:
Riptos said:

Kanata and Haruka have the same VA so I suspect that will be the same for obvious reasons. I have no doubt Kanata will be prominent at at least one point in the series.


I didn't mention her because as you say they should have the same seiyuu for a fairly obvious reason, interestingly no one has said that would be awkward, even though there would be a fair bit of the seiyuu "talking to herself" depending how they handle Haruka's route, why would it only be awkward if Rin and Riki had the same seiyuu?


You really love Riki's voice, huh? I think his voice is too girly and sounds too much like Rin's. Sure, there is a difference, but not as much as the difference between Rin and Sasami's voices. Not only that, but voicing the MAIN character + the MAIN girl + Sasami is a lot of work.

Apr 6, 2012 2:29 AM by -KamioRika-

mitch3315 said:
Riptos said:

Kanata and Haruka have the same VA so I suspect that will be the same for obvious reasons. I have no doubt Kanata will be prominent at at least one point in the series.


I didn't mention her because as you say they should have the same seiyuu for a fairly obvious reason, interestingly no one has said that would be awkward, even though there would be a fair bit of the seiyuu "talking to herself" depending how they handle Haruka's route, why would it only be awkward if Rin and Riki had the same seiyuu?
Because Rin and Riki have a lot more dialogue combined than Haruka and kanata, let alone the fact they're supposed to be a canon romance. I think I've said this like 5 times without even a counter-argument about why it wouldn't be awkward or overwork.

Apr 5, 2012 9:37 PM by Leon-Gun

Riptos said:

Kanata and Haruka have the same VA so I suspect that will be the same for obvious reasons. I have no doubt Kanata will be prominent at at least one point in the series.


I didn't mention her because as you say they should have the same seiyuu for a fairly obvious reason, interestingly no one has said that would be awkward, even though there would be a fair bit of the seiyuu "talking to herself" depending how they handle Haruka's route, why would it only be awkward if Rin and Riki had the same seiyuu?

Apr 5, 2012 7:19 PM by mitch3315

mitch3315 said:
Mr_Gutts said:
i have to say there's a lot a main characters


Assuming they animate EX (which they should, since Saya was in the PV) there are four characters not listed, the MC Riki Naoe, Sasami Sasasegawa, Kanata Futaki, and Saya Tokido.

Riki and Sasami both share the same seiyuu as Rin in the VNs, so it will be interesting to see if she voices all three here as well.


Kanata and Haruka have the same VA so I suspect that will be the same for obvious reasons. I have no doubt Kanata will be prominent at at least one point in the series.

Apr 5, 2012 5:32 PM by Riptos

mitch3315 said:
Leon-Gun said:
I don't think they confirmed the EX routes were covered either besides the glimpse of Saya in the trailer.


The fact that Saya only appears in EX should be enough confirmation that content from EX will be animated.


This might actually be doubtful, she may only appear pretty much in the context that Risa does in Amagami SS, she may just be in the background for people to screenshot her in various screens and quote "OMG SAYA!!"

Apr 5, 2012 5:30 PM by Riptos

RyanSaotome said:
neonie said:
Three pages and no one notices Kud's Seyiuu is different? Every one but Kud get's original VO.


Thats because its the same person. She just uses an alias for VN work.

>Naomi Wakabayashi is a female Japanese voice actress. She is most well known for her role as Kudryavaka Noumi from the Little Busters! visual novel and her role as Ritsuko Akizuki from the iDOLM@STER series.
This.I can't believe people can't do some fact checking before nitpicking. Using aliases in the VN industry is common practice, perhaps because many of them are adult games.

Apr 5, 2012 5:17 PM by Leon-Gun

neonie said:
Three pages and no one notices Kud's Seyiuu is different? Every one but Kud get's original VO.


Three pages and you don't notice it's already mentioned >_>?

Apr 5, 2012 4:41 PM by Yanoflies

neonie said:
Three pages and no one notices Kud's Seyiuu is different? Every one but Kud get's original VO.


Thats because its the same person. She just uses an alias for VN work.

>Naomi Wakabayashi is a female Japanese voice actress. She is most well known for her role as Kudryavaka Noumi from the Little Busters! visual novel and her role as Ritsuko Akizuki from the iDOLM@STER series.

Apr 5, 2012 4:36 PM by RyanSaotome

Three pages and no one notices Kud's Seyiuu is different? Every one but Kud get's original VO.

Apr 5, 2012 4:34 PM by neonie

Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:
What's wrong with DEEN?
They will shit it out on your face.

Apr 5, 2012 2:56 PM by DraconisMarch

Kurimu-chan said:
YES. Now studio.. hmmm

inb4 DEEN or SHAFT.

Apr 5, 2012 2:03 PM by KamiKazen

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