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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Little Busters!, Acchi Kocchi, and Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

by Naruleach
Jan 11, 2013 12:17 AM | 33 Comments
According to their official Facebook page, Sentai Filmworks has licensed:

Little Busters!
Acchi Kocchi
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

Both Little Busters! and Sasami-san@Ganbaranai will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release later this year. Both were also recently announced to be simulcasted. Crunchyroll will simulcast Little Busters! while The Anime Network will simulcast Sasami-san@Ganbaranai.

Sentai Filmworks will release Acchi Kocchi as "Place to Place" and has confirmed that it will released the series on subtitled DVD and through digital outlets later this year.

Source: Sentai Filmworks Facebook notes for Little Busters!, Acchi Kocchi, and Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

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Sentai's summary on MAL said:
And their prankster friends Mayoi and Sakai aren't much help.
Sentai's apparent inability to spell character names correctly doesn't exactly fill me with enthusiasm for this release.

Mar 17, 2013 9:01 PM by Zalis

in Japan maybe but i do know quite a few ppl out here in the USA that love Acchi Kocchi lol including myself

Jan 18, 2013 6:25 PM by hewhodoesnotcare

What are you even doing Sentai? Acchi Kocchi wasn't too popular if I remember and Sasami could be a flop, not that Shaft does flop anytime but still.

Jan 14, 2013 10:01 PM by megucas

Sa-chan_ said:
Telling people wait for Refrain is like telling them to get more torture(Depends on how do they feel while watching it) until they got enough either to drop it or to continue it.

"Wait" here is the same as "Don't watch the show (if you don't feel like it) before Refrain aired."

Jan 14, 2013 9:09 AM by zeroyuki92

Yes for Acchi Kocchi!

Love that show ::D

Jan 14, 2013 2:43 AM by Toast123

Telling people wait for Refrain is like telling them to get more torture(Depends on how do they feel while watching it) until they got enough either to drop it or to continue it.

Jan 13, 2013 8:15 PM by Tennouji

Tyrel said:
Mr_Gutts said:
still thinking whether or not i should give little busters a try


It got better at episode 12+

Wait for Refrain. If they adapted it right, you can't stop your curiosity to check since it will be a HUGE buzz. If internet filled with total disappointment posts, don't bother to check the series.

Jan 13, 2013 3:05 PM by zeroyuki92

Mr_Gutts said:
still thinking whether or not i should give little busters a try


You seem like the type that likes shounen & gore over drama & school life... so I don't know?

Jan 12, 2013 7:32 PM by hackrabbits

Tyrel said:
Mr_Gutts said:
still thinking whether or not i should give little busters a try


It got better at episode 12+


It gives you low hopes for the series when you start watching, and then bam!
If you don't dislike animes that started off bad, then go for it.

Jan 12, 2013 7:29 PM by MagicFlier

Mr_Gutts said:
still thinking whether or not i should give little busters a try


It got better at episode 12+

Jan 12, 2013 2:11 PM by Tyrel

still thinking whether or not i should give little busters a try

Jan 12, 2013 7:24 AM by Mr_Gutts

Woah-ho-ho, Sentai Filmworks, you are on fire!

Let me put it out WITH MY MONEY.

Jan 11, 2013 7:03 PM by mleh

Acchi Kocchi!!!!!

Jan 11, 2013 6:11 PM by Vyudali

ultimatemegax said:
ihateeveryone said:
LordDango said:
i'm still waiting on Hyouka. really hope they get Hyouka.


Same. Really wish they would've gotten this over Moe Market.
Let's talk about production committees and something called "international rightsholder." Tamako Market has international rights held by a company called TBS, which Sentai is on amazing terms with. They're able to secure simulcast rights to the show with disc rights. Hyouka's international rights are held by a company called Kadokawa, which did not go through in time for simulcasting purposes. Sentai Filmworks constantly licenses shows, but does not announce their license until they are ready to solicit said show. Considering that Hyouka is still being released in Japan, they are not ready to solicit this series (if they have it). Thus they'll remain quiet on the announcement front until they can solicit it. The license is in a state similar to Schrodenger's cat: it might be licensed, but Sentai cannot announce it at this time or it might not be licensed. There is no rule saying that Sentai had to license one or the other; they may have BOTH! We just may not be aware of the other due to rightsholder/company trends.


Didn't say there was a rule. That's just my own personal preference is all.

Jan 11, 2013 5:14 PM by ihateeveryone

omfgugay said:
ihateeveryone said:
LordDango said:
i'm still waiting on Hyouka. really hope they get Hyouka.


Same. Really wish they would've gotten this over Moe Market.


Moe Market and Moeuka are both moe, what are you people on?


Except Hyouka is more then just moe stuffed in our faces. There's Chitanda of course, but there's actual good characters like Oreki, Satoshi, and Mayaka who don't just exist for moe. Hyouka has cute character designs. Moe Market is K-On in a market.

Jan 11, 2013 5:13 PM by ihateeveryone

Would have been more excited for this news if the LB! adaption turned out better. :/
It's still really tempting to pick up though, as it is based off of my favorite VN of all time.
I'd like to own Sasami-san, but it's hard to say after only seeing one episode.

Jan 11, 2013 4:16 PM by ZtarWarrior

Very happy to see this, I think I will be snatching up my copy of Little Busters the moment it hits the shelves.

Jan 11, 2013 4:02 PM by thelotusf1fan

HELL YEAH! I knew Little Busters would be licensed because every anime KEY wrote has been!

Jan 11, 2013 2:39 PM by Lolicon

will buy sasasasasami-san if it keeps going the way the first ep was

Jan 11, 2013 2:20 PM by KingCez

ihateeveryone said:
LordDango said:
i'm still waiting on Hyouka. really hope they get Hyouka.


Same. Really wish they would've gotten this over Moe Market.


Moe Market and Moeuka are both moe, what are you people on?

Jan 11, 2013 1:47 PM by hackrabbits

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