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President of Visual Arts Says KyoAni is Too Busy To Produce Little Busters

by dtshyk
Apr 11, 2012 7:10 AM | 133 Comments
According to Dengeki Visual Arts magazine, Baba Takahiro, the President of Visual Arts, said he wanted to ask Kyoto Animation to produce Little Busters! anime, but Kyoto Animation has been quite busy in producing other titles and Visual Arts could not wait for their turn to come. When the TV anime of AIR was produced, the staff of Visual Arts didn't know how to involved in the anime production. Baba said that at that time Kyoto Animation was the only studio which could produce such a wonderful anime without the help of the original creators. However, the great advance in the production of bishoujo anime and years of experiences of Visual Arts with anime producers have convinced Baba that the production studio of Little Busters anime is not necessarily Kyoto Animation.

Baba revealed that the series composer Shimada Michiru had completed the original game including the hidden episode with her daughter. After finishing the game, she checked if she missed something by reading 4.7 MB of the text data of the game scenario.

Game singer Rita announced in her official blog that she will sing the OP theme "Little Busters!" for the TV series. She had been frustrated because she couldn't have an opportunity to sing a theme song of an anime. She sang many theme songs for PC games but the theme song singers were always replaced by someone when the games got anime adaptations. (e.g. Yosuga no Sora) She said the song "Little Busters!" is the most precious song for her and thanked Visual Arts and the anime producers for choosing her. The ED theme of the TV series will also be Rita's "Alicemagic".

Sources: Dengeki Visual Arts, Rita's blog, Key's staff blog

20 of 133 Comments Recent Comments

Maybe all this hate will motivate JC Staff to do a decent job..

Jul 27, 2012 4:27 PM by FrostyFang

Well I love KyoAni's works but JC Staff's are not bad too so I'm not complaining. Definitely watching this!

Jul 24, 2012 4:37 AM by aqesiro

OMG YESSU. HNNG. :D

Jun 30, 2012 12:37 PM by whoahyuu

Anime Expo via Tomoe Tamiyasu: Little Busters to Air in Fall
posted on 2012-06-29 17:56 EDT

On Friday, voice actress Tomoe Tamiyasu reposted the introductory profile that Anime Expo provided for her industry guest appearance at Anime Expo. Part of the profile reads:

Tomoe Tamiyasu became famous for performing both the role of heroine and protagonist in Key's "Little Busters!", and will once again be performing as its heroine in the “Little Busters!” anime scheduled to air [this Fall] in Japan.

A commercial during the 34th episode of ASCII Media Works' webradio@dengekibunko program inadvertently revealed in March that a television anime adaptation of Key's Little Busters! visual novel has been green-lit. The producers of the anime have yet to announce a premiere date.

MangaGamer is hosting Tamiyasu with other guests from Japan at Anime Expo

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-29/anime-expo-via-tomoe-tamiyasu/little-busters-to-air-in-fall

Jun 30, 2012 4:01 AM by TheFactSheet

is it gonna be aired in the fall?

Jun 29, 2012 12:41 PM by supermegasonic

phoenixalia said:
....seriously, is the president of visual arts looking at MAL?
Lol, ikr?

Jun 29, 2012 10:11 AM by Edefrem

Fall? Excuse me while I go freeze myself.

Jun 29, 2012 10:06 AM by mitch3315

I don't understand why all the hate for JC Staff. Sure they messed up on some anime in the past, but does that mean they are bad? No. Some of my favorite anime like Shakugan no Shana, Hayate no Gotoku!!, Azumanga Daioh, Toradora, and Nodame Cantabile were animated by JC Staff.

Just the fact that they messed up Tsukihime causes them to deserve a no for Little Busters? Wow nice observation. If you say that, might as well we go through the distance and say "Hey Quentin Tarantino's movie, Four Room, is so terrible so any movie he directs in the future should be bad as well, right?"

The fact people are saying this anime will be bad because it is not made by the same people is the same thing as saying the new Spider-Man movie will be bad even though I haven't watch it yet since it not directed by Sam Raimi.

Fact: Also if anyone didn't know, a director is not in charge of the project except for the dialogue. Considering the dialogue already exist from the vn, he would not have much work to do except change a few line to fit. A producer is usually in charge of the whole project such as how the camera angle goes, character's expression, scenery, and etc. So everything we see visually is in charge by the producer. Looking at Kawase, Kouhei profile, who I think JC Staff put the best producer to this project, I don't think we will be disappointed in the visual aspect.

Jun 22, 2012 10:50 PM by polke45

Yay for Rita .

GO J.C STAFF!

Im just glad that someone actually bothered to come pick up Little Busters 5 years after the Visual Novel came out =/. I nvr thought this day would even come when they broke the 3 year mark. Im actually hoping J.C Staff takes their time to make Little Busters a masterpiece.

Jun 7, 2012 3:57 AM by greenmush

LOL, poor JC Staff, anyway...

May 11, 2012 8:31 AM by kanbe

Han-yuu said:
ActualGLoRY said:
SeraVerte said:
Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?


I believe it is Shingetsutan Tsukihime. But I think it is less of the fact that it is JC Staff than it is that the people they have in charge of this have not really made anything with the quality that people are expecting from a Key adaptation.

Although after finally completing Little Busters! yesterday, I think they would have to try to screw this up. So, I am going to keep my high expectations, and hope for a new favorite anime.

That's the best example you came up with? Tsukihime was released in 2003, budget was too low that even Typemoon accepted its low quality because of budget. Also If i'm not mistaken that was first Typemoon anime adapation, they were inexperienced, so even if JC Staff screwed up, there was nothing they can do. Here we have Visual Arts with some renowned anime titles and great budget and President is saying we know what we're doing, but this annoying fanbase is still crying. beleive me, if JC Staff screw this up, it's not their fault but Key's fault. JC Staff wanted to do this anime, they accepted offer, they can control everything they want. It's not like JC Staff is the boss here. espcially with all this criticism. JC Staff would love to get all help from Key, so they don't get all blame if this annoying fanbase screw up this title just becuase KyoAni is not doing it.


It is not something I "came up with". Tsukihime is like the only VN that they adapted and it is considered a failure. I was only answering his question. Not trying to bash them considering I have not even seen it, and I think Little Busters! will be good.

May 7, 2012 7:59 PM by ActualGLoRY

What are they so busy with? I only saw 1 anime project they're producing. I don't suppose they're making Haruhi 3 are they now?

May 7, 2012 5:27 PM by GodlyKyon

J.C Staff did Honey and Clover enough said

May 7, 2012 9:10 AM by zilozi

ActualGLoRY said:
SeraVerte said:
Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?


I believe it is Shingetsutan Tsukihime. But I think it is less of the fact that it is JC Staff than it is that the people they have in charge of this have not really made anything with the quality that people are expecting from a Key adaptation.

Although after finally completing Little Busters! yesterday, I think they would have to try to screw this up. So, I am going to keep my high expectations, and hope for a new favorite anime.

That's the best example you came up with? Tsukihime was released in 2003, budget was too low that even Typemoon accepted its low quality because of budget. Also If i'm not mistaken that was first Typemoon anime adapation, they were inexperienced, so even if JC Staff screwed up, there was nothing they can do. Here we have Visual Arts with some renowned anime titles and great budget and President is saying we know what we're doing, but this annoying fanbase is still crying. beleive me, if JC Staff screw this up, it's not their fault but Key's fault. JC Staff wanted to do this anime, they accepted offer, they can control everything they want. It's not like JC Staff is the boss here. espcially with all this criticism. JC Staff would love to get all help from Key, so they don't get all blame if this annoying fanbase screw up this title just becuase KyoAni is not doing it.

May 6, 2012 9:34 AM by Han-yuu

Hmm in a sense how people view visual arts and J.C would depend on how well it turns out

May 6, 2012 9:00 AM by MiyatouSeishirou

Bakadomo said:
Solkiskey said:
Bakadomo said:
ActualGLoRY said:
SeraVerte said:
Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?


I believe it is Shingetsutan Tsukihime. But I think it is less of the fact that it is JC Staff than it is that the people they have in charge of this have not really made anything with the quality that people are expecting from a Key adaptation.

Although after finally completing Little Busters! yesterday, I think they would have to try to screw this up. So, I am going to keep my high expectations, and hope for a new favorite anime.


But Tsukihime sold good? if i remember it was 13k?


It's not because something sells well that it's good.


I can't argue with that, i've seen many shitty titles sell good.
Guilty Crown, best current example anyone can give.

Apr 14, 2012 9:19 PM by Engix

Bakadomo said:
Solkiskey said:
Bakadomo said:
ActualGLoRY said:
SeraVerte said:
Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?


I believe it is Shingetsutan Tsukihime. But I think it is less of the fact that it is JC Staff than it is that the people they have in charge of this have not really made anything with the quality that people are expecting from a Key adaptation.

Although after finally completing Little Busters! yesterday, I think they would have to try to screw this up. So, I am going to keep my high expectations, and hope for a new favorite anime.


But Tsukihime sold good? if i remember it was 13k?


It's not because something sells well that it's good.


I can't argue with that, i've seen many shitty titles sell good.
Type-Moon fans are some of the most nitpicky assholes in existence though so the reputation is a big stain and probably the main reason they haven't tackled well-known VN's after that (they focused on Light Novels and Manga adaptations after that, with varying results). I might add, DEEN's reputation as a VN butcher also comes from Type-Moon fanboys' reaction to Fate/Stay Night. Lesson: don't touch a Type-Moon product unless you're ufotable (as proven with the very well received Kara no Kyoukai and Fate/Zero).

Apr 14, 2012 9:04 PM by Leon-Gun

Bakadomo said:
ActualGLoRY said:
SeraVerte said:
Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?


I believe it is Shingetsutan Tsukihime. But I think it is less of the fact that it is JC Staff than it is that the people they have in charge of this have not really made anything with the quality that people are expecting from a Key adaptation.

Although after finally completing Little Busters! yesterday, I think they would have to try to screw this up. So, I am going to keep my high expectations, and hope for a new favorite anime.


But Tsukihime sold good? if i remember it was 13k?


It's not because something sells well that it's good.

Apr 14, 2012 8:46 PM by Soru

SeraVerte said:
Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?


I believe it is Shingetsutan Tsukihime. But I think it is less of the fact that it is JC Staff than it is that the people they have in charge of this have not really made anything with the quality that people are expecting from a Key adaptation.

Although after finally completing Little Busters! yesterday, I think they would have to try to screw this up. So, I am going to keep my high expectations, and hope for a new favorite anime.

Apr 14, 2012 7:25 PM by ActualGLoRY

Seems like I'm the only one out of the loop, but I'm curious as to what is it that JC staff did (or which adaption), to earn them such an infamous reputation?

Apr 14, 2012 6:21 PM by AzureBlues

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