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TV Anime of Little Busters Due in October

by dtshyk
Jul 29, 2012 5:05 AM | 204 Comments
According to the official website, TV anime Little Busters! was announced to be aired from this October.

Little Busters anime official website
New Trailer of the anime (Youtube)

New Cast:
Riki: Horie Yui
Sasami: Tokui Sora

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RyanSaotome said:
It might almost be better if its bad, though... since that means KyoAni will likely release a better version later on. It happened with Kanon and Clannad, and I don't doubt it'll happen with Little Busters as well.

Eh, I definitely do doubt it. Kanon was a one-off. Clannad was intentionally done as two simultaneous projects - the film came out right before the TV series and both were announced long before the other was out. Air was done the exact same way, remember? And as Random posted, if KyoAni wanted to do LB! they would have done it already. Everyone really needs to give up looking to KyoAni for salvation here. JC is what we've got. I've resigned myself so that and am looking at this optimistically and hoping for the best.

I'm not going to hope for this adaptation to be bad on the slight, slight chance that it might get a better re-do. Especially because once I've seen the story, everything is spoiled (in the "I know what happens now." sense). I want my first experience of it to be as good as it can be. Watching a reboot from another studio a year or three later just isn't the same at all.

Aug 5, 2012 4:09 PM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
jmal said:
If it's bad, fine, rage then. I won't be happy if they deliver a sub-par product either. But I will not write off a highly anticipated series before it's even aired one episode.


It might almost be better if its bad, though... since that means KyoAni will likely release a better version later on. It happened with Kanon and Clannad, and I don't doubt it'll happen with Little Busters as well.


Eh, I really doubt that it will be the case. If I recall correctly, the reason an anime of Little Busters took so long to come out is because Key wanted Kyoto-animation to do it, but they kept refusing. So they finally went with JC Staff after a while. Like I said, not sure if that's accurate, but if it is, I really doubt KyoAni is gonna do it later, especially since they have switched their focus from drama to comedy in recent years.

I for one, hope JC Staff does a great job, but I'm not holding my breathe. JC Staff has been really hit and miss for me, and to adapt Little Busters to an anime is a huge task, considering the enormous amount of fan anticipation, and the fact that the story, if done wrong, could ruin the entire thing before it even nears the end.

Aug 5, 2012 3:12 PM by Random45

jmal said:
If it's bad, fine, rage then. I won't be happy if they deliver a sub-par product either. But I will not write off a highly anticipated series before it's even aired one episode.


It might almost be better if its bad, though... since that means KyoAni will likely release a better version later on. It happened with Kanon and Clannad, and I don't doubt it'll happen with Little Busters as well.

Aug 5, 2012 2:24 PM by RyanSaotome

this anime has been so anticipated, i dont know what in the world is going to come out of this. But i do know that at least JC Staff -studio which i admire- has a good chance to make this thing interesting.

Aug 5, 2012 11:40 AM by Manu_

Leon-Gun said:
Ilmari said:

But, I ask: what problem do people have with this story?
I have my share of problems but it's less at the concept and more at some of it's exagerations and holes. Mainly:


And that's just a few of the things I found wrong with it. Basically, the route was too dramatic for it's own good. It tries to play the pity card to such an extreme it was just too implausible.




Thank you Zmffkskem for taking the stand as well.

Jul 31, 2012 4:12 PM by Ilmari

planetarian said:
Mr_Gutts said:
kinda remind me of angel beast for some reason


Do you mean angel beats reminds you of little busters?

Perhaps he thought of "Angel Beast" when thinking of "Little Bursters".

Jul 31, 2012 3:03 PM by Sury

Mr_Gutts said:
kinda remind me of angel beast for some reason


Do you mean angel beats reminds you of little busters?

Jul 31, 2012 2:49 PM by planetarian

Did anyone say muscles!?

Jul 31, 2012 2:40 PM by planetarian

i like how kengo and masato looks atleast

Jul 31, 2012 7:33 AM by Ozaki

Zmffkskem said:
Top score is 8.65. By the way, it spans 9.5 pages. It drops below 7.5 in 4 pages.
KyoAni has 8s on first page, but only 2 pages, and C:~AS~ reached top position before IIRC.

I don't think you'll find more than a handful of people who would ever claim JC Staff is a more highly regarded studio than KyoAni. And I think literally ~95%, at least, of the posts in all the LB! threads since JC was announced have been from people who would have preferred KyoAni. So you're not going to get much pushback on the claim that KyoAni would have been preferred. (MAL scores are still a worthless measure though.)

What people are instead saying is, take a deep breath, sit tight, and just watch the show when it comes out. Key is not soliciting fan opinion for an as-yet undetermined decision. The decision has long since been made and is final. The start of broadcast is mere months away.

If it's bad, fine, rage then. I won't be happy if they deliver a sub-par product either. But I will not write off a highly anticipated series before it's even aired one episode.

Jul 31, 2012 7:20 AM by jmal

Zmffkskem said:
Tr1ckR said:
Radzeer said:
Usagi Drop wasn't made by J.C. Staff. But Aria, Shana, ZnT, Ookami, Index, Railgun were. And those are what you call bad adaptations.


Just because they might have been bad adaptations, doesn't mean they were bad anime. Thousands loved them, and it will be the same for Little Busters.
Please don't compare LB to Shounen like Index/Railgun. I liked Index/Railgun didn't watch the rest), but they are different.


Don't have a clue how you thought there was a comparison there.

Jul 31, 2012 7:02 AM by The_Steward

Ilmari said:
Luchianka said:
I agree that Haruka's route is WTF.

CrimsonLight said:

Haruka was full of shit.


You're now the third and fourth people to express confusion or displeasure at Haruka's route here. What exactly is 'WTF' about it? Haruka's route always seemed to be one of the most sober ones to me, with a serious story (the rejection and abuse of a child), and no magical intervention like some of the others. Futhermore, it changes Haruka from a 2-D cheerful screwball character (rather like a female Sunohara) to one whose unruly behaviour actually has cause, and casts her constant victimhood (previously a running joke) in a darker light.



I would give a less elliptical review, but that would be spoilery.

But, I ask: what problem do people have with this story?

I liked Haruka's route. First girl I finished. And it was pretty good. Fairly interesting, although personally I have to say Jun Maeda is not one who writes characters that displayed emotions showed in Haruka's route, and since I liked the direction, I liked how it was.

Tr1ckR said:
Radzeer said:
Usagi Drop wasn't made by J.C. Staff. But Aria, Shana, ZnT, Ookami, Index, Railgun were. And those are what you call bad adaptations.


Just because they might have been bad adaptations, doesn't mean they were bad anime. Thousands loved them, and it will be the same for Little Busters.
Please don't compare LB to Shounen like Index/Railgun. I liked Index/Railgun didn't watch the rest), but they are different.
zeroyuki92 said:
So what about that close work with Key? These people have no connections with previous Key adaptations, nor Key staff


Direct supervision and control from Key staffs, mentioned many times in previous discussions so I guess you must be new here.
Not that it could guarantee perfect precision and quality, but at least it's better than total lose of control that happened in some adaptation.

Can't we stop the J.C staff trolling already? Good or not, let's wait until it airs. I'll prepare a lot of popcorn for when the anime airs. At that time, I should have finished the VN so I'll happy either way.


What trolling? Because this obviously easily gotten link wasn't posted yet:
http://myanimelist.net/anime.php?q=&type=0&score=0&status=0&tag=&p=7&r=0&sm=0&sd=0&sy=0&em=0&ed=0&ey=0&c[0]=a&c[1]=b&c[2]=c&c[3]=f&gx=0&o=3&w=1
Top score is 8.65. By the way, it spans 9.5 pages. It drops below 7.5 in 4 pages.

KyoAni has 8s on first page, but only 2 pages, and C:~AS~ reached top position before IIRC.

If you want another producer of many works:
Studio Pierrot has GTO at 8.84, drops below 7.5 in 3 pages of total 7 pages.
Production IG has Usagi Drop at 8.69, drops below 7.5 in 4 pages of total 10 pages.

Sure, MAL isn't that great of a judge, and a simple popularity contest doesn't really show quality. But honestly I would prefer it if J.C. Staff didn't adapt LB!.

EDIT:
Leon-Gun said:


Defending Haruka's route:

Jul 31, 2012 6:47 AM by Zmffkskem

Ilmari said:
Luchianka said:
I agree that Haruka's route is WTF.

CrimsonLight said:

Haruka was full of shit.


You're now the third and fourth people to express confusion or displeasure at Haruka's route here. What exactly is 'WTF' about it? Haruka's route always seemed to be one of the most sober ones to me, with a serious story (the rejection and abuse of a child), and no magical intervention like some of the others. Futhermore, it changes Haruka from a 2-D cheerful screwball character (rather like a female Sunohara) to one whose unruly behaviour actually has cause, and casts her constant victimhood (previously a running joke) in a darker light.

I would give a less elliptical review, but that would be spoilery.

But, I ask: what problem do people have with this story?
I have my share of problems but it's less at the concept and more at some of it's exagerations and holes. Mainly:


And that's just a few of the things I found wrong with it. Basically, the route was too dramatic for it's own good. It tries to play the pity card to such an extreme it was just too implausible.

Jul 31, 2012 4:51 AM by Leon-Gun

They are just trolling. They prove that by not trying to make an argument and just going "boo it was fulll of sh*t, WTF* etc.

Jul 31, 2012 1:19 AM by leokiko

Luchianka said:
I agree that Haruka's route is WTF.

CrimsonLight said:

Haruka was full of shit.


You're now the third and fourth people to express confusion or displeasure at Haruka's route here. What exactly is 'WTF' about it? Haruka's route always seemed to be one of the most sober ones to me, with a serious story (the rejection and abuse of a child), and no magical intervention like some of the others. Futhermore, it changes Haruka from a 2-D cheerful screwball character (rather like a female Sunohara) to one whose unruly behaviour actually has cause, and casts her constant victimhood (previously a running joke) in a darker light.

I would give a less elliptical review, but that would be spoilery.

But, I ask: what problem do people have with this story?

Jul 31, 2012 12:23 AM by Ilmari

> That's why many people still wonder how a Visual Novel of it would have been since we might have seen the original script in a more complete form that way)

Talking about this. Baba Takahiro(Visual Arts director) said in one of the last interviews that project is not dead and would became Key's main priority after ReWrite ~Harvest Festa~

Jul 30, 2012 9:12 PM by Nachtwandler_21

MY BODY IS READY

Jul 30, 2012 7:49 PM by aimiaimi

omg gonna watch it
unless their eyes are way too big

Jul 30, 2012 7:39 PM by Male_Pregnancy

deathxempress said:
Wasn't this already known?

Rumored, this confirms it.

Riotnoob said:
Sucks that Kyoto Ani isn't doing it, but as J.C. staff showed when everyone was skeptical of their production of Toradora, they're worth putting our faith into.

Toradora had some quality drops on many episodes and the director of that was Nagai, which is why the anime was good.. Here we have a bunch of no-names on the staff. This trailer proves that they aren't fit to make LB!. They should stick with their shana clones.

Jul 30, 2012 6:52 PM by leokiko

Holy shit. I've been waiting for this. Really glad KyoAni didn't get their hands on this one. Don't fuck it up J.C. Staff.

Jul 30, 2012 5:41 PM by Konfig

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