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Second Season of 'Little Busters!' Announced (Confirmed to Start Oct 2013)

by symbv
Apr 6, 2013 8:49 AM | 473 Comments
After the end of the last episode of the current season of "Little Busters", it was announced that there will be a second season, which is to be named "Little Busters! ~Refrain~". More details will be disclosed later.

Source: Mainichi News, TV screenshot, Official Twitter

Little Busters! Refrain on MAL

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egnaro315 said:
Nah most of them are fine

Ol-Hybrius said:




You might want to spoiler tag the bit about
though


Done ! ;)

Sep 22, 2013 7:27 AM by ze1151154

egnaro315 said:
Nah most of them are fine

Ol-Hybrius said:




You might want to spoiler tag the bit about
though

HaXXspetten said:


although I get the feeling not a single person in here haven't played the VN lol

apparently there seems to be more anime viewers in the visual novel discussion threads LOL

lol

Honestly I'd rather have similarly active discussion threads about even better VNs, so why do they have to have an anime adaptation to get a thread when we're not even talking about the anime? >.>
/rant

Sep 22, 2013 5:34 AM by HaXXspetten

Nah most of them are fine

Ol-Hybrius said:




You might want to spoiler tag the bit about
though

HaXXspetten said:


although I get the feeling not a single person in here haven't played the VN lol

apparently there seems to be more anime viewers in the visual novel discussion threads LOL

Sep 22, 2013 5:23 AM by egnaro315

egnaro315 said:
Careful with spoilers there guys, this is still the news thread xD

rite

although I get the feeling not a single person in here haven't played the VN lol

Sep 22, 2013 5:18 AM by HaXXspetten

and that's what could happen if the secret of the world came out of nowhere, being unable to understand what's happening and not enjoying it (though that's one of many possibilities but yeah)

EDIT: just asking if I made any spoilers? coz if i did i'll edit them out (not sure D:)

Sep 22, 2013 5:17 AM by smilewolfy

Careful with spoilers there guys, this is still the news thread xD

Sep 22, 2013 5:16 AM by egnaro315

smilewolfy said:
Xinception said:
smilewolfy said:
epic_joelle said:
I can't even imagine KyoAni animating little busters..


if we use Clannad as a basis, we will get:
-8 episodes of Wafu
-1 episode of Kurugaya
-a few eps of a Shadowless girl that only appears in her route, after that it's like she never existed
-Komari's route would probably be done well though~
-Haruka, I think would be done better coz they would allocate more episodes
-EX routes would each be put into 20 minutes OVA episodes.
-The ending that features key magic would totally come out of nowhere, and make everyone confused as hell at what happened (am i seriously the only one that didn't get what was going on in clannads ending until someone explained D:)

but we would get pretty animation so that makes it superior :3


Who the fuck cares if there's a Deus Ex Machina involved? Who the fuck cares? As long as we get a happy ending, fuck logics.


meh, no need to swear >-> I wasn't saying that was bad, just what I guess would happen, and different people have different things they enjoy about a show. I was just voicing what I think, not saying it had to happen.

well it may just be me (or that fact that when i watched the ending of After Story I was half asleep) but the events that made a happy ending, I was totally confused at what was going on at the time, and because of that my enjoyment totally plummeted.

Sep 22, 2013 5:14 AM by HaXXspetten

Xinception said:
smilewolfy said:
epic_joelle said:
I can't even imagine KyoAni animating little busters..


if we use Clannad as a basis, we will get:
-8 episodes of Wafu
-1 episode of Kurugaya
-a few eps of a Shadowless girl that only appears in her route, after that it's like she never existed
-Komari's route would probably be done well though~
-Haruka, I think would be done better coz they would allocate more episodes
-EX routes would each be put into 20 minutes OVA episodes.
-The ending that features key magic would totally come out of nowhere, and make everyone confused as hell at what happened (am i seriously the only one that didn't get what was going on in clannads ending until someone explained D:)

but we would get pretty animation so that makes it superior :3


Who the fuck cares if there's a Deus Ex Machina involved? Who the fuck cares? As long as we get a happy ending, fuck logics.


meh, no need to swear >-> I wasn't saying that was bad, just what I guess would happen, and different people have different things they enjoy about a show. I was just voicing what I think, not saying it had to happen.

well it may just be me (or that fact that when i watched the ending of After Story I was half asleep) but the events that made a happy ending, I was totally confused at what was going on at the time, and because of that my enjoyment totally plummeted.

Sep 22, 2013 5:10 AM by smilewolfy

Xinception said:
smilewolfy said:
epic_joelle said:
I can't even imagine KyoAni animating little busters..


if we use Clannad as a basis, we will get:
-8 episodes of Wafu
-1 episode of Kurugaya
-a few eps of a Shadowless girl that only appears in her route, after that it's like she never existed
-Komari's route would probably be done well though~
-Haruka, I think would be done better coz they would allocate more episodes
-EX routes would each be put into 20 minutes OVA episodes.
-The ending that features key magic would totally come out of nowhere, and make everyone confused as hell at what happened (am i seriously the only one that didn't get what was going on in clannads ending until someone explained D:)

but we would get pretty animation so that makes it superior :3


Who the fuck cares if there's a Deus Ex Machina involved? Who the fuck cares? As long as we get a happy ending, fuck logics.


Sep 22, 2013 4:31 AM by ze1151154

-8 episodes of Wafu

to be fair this alone would give it my seal of approval

Sep 22, 2013 3:40 AM by HaXXspetten

smilewolfy said:
epic_joelle said:
I can't even imagine KyoAni animating little busters..


if we use Clannad as a basis, we will get:
-8 episodes of Wafu
-1 episode of Kurugaya
-a few eps of a Shadowless girl that only appears in her route, after that it's like she never existed
-Komari's route would probably be done well though~
-Haruka, I think would be done better coz they would allocate more episodes
-EX routes would each be put into 20 minutes OVA episodes.
-The ending that features key magic would totally come out of nowhere, and make everyone confused as hell at what happened (am i seriously the only one that didn't get what was going on in clannads ending until someone explained D:)

but we would get pretty animation so that makes it superior :3


Who the fuck cares if there's a Deus Ex Machina involved? Who the fuck cares? As long as we get a happy ending, fuck logics.

Sep 22, 2013 3:34 AM by Xinception


Well that was a nice 15 second ad.

Sep 22, 2013 3:14 AM by Mikenzb

Sep 22, 2013 2:35 AM by symbv

Pretty much what smilewolfy said unless they decide to take a completely different approach to the story.
The foreshadowing is better done in the anime, because it's noticeable and will be believable when it's put into play.
Clannad had the light orbs as part of the VN gameplay, but KyoAni failed to incorporate that.
They also had "only" 46 episodes. I don't think KyoAni would've gotten to do 26 per season like LB. They probably could've made the 2nd season fantastic though, but I don't know if the setup for Refrain would've been as good.
Refrain's believability is MUCH more important than the After Story ending's believability.

Ideally, I would want a script from the JC Staff scriptwriter but with KyoAni-level animation and screenplay, with some comedy changes. Making the characters move around a lot in Clannad gave them a more life-like feel that LB severely lacks, and it makes the drama hard to get into for a lot of people. LB season 1 could've been a solid and sufficient 8/10 with just some better animation. Sadly, the Blurays didn't address the animation, but hopefully season 2 will have better budget.

The core story integrity of LB is being respected by JC Staff, which is the good part, while Clannad had routes removed, and the Key magic execution messed up. They've also kind of done Key's magic poorly compared to the VNs, and I don't know if LB would've been much better.

Refrain is what really matters anyway. A lot builds up and develops in the next season, and the essentials of season 1 weren't completely awful for most people (at least those who didn't drop it from high expectations)

Sep 19, 2013 11:41 PM by Vladz0r

epic_joelle said:
I can't even imagine KyoAni animating little busters..


if we use Clannad as a basis, we will get:
-8 episodes of Wafu
-1 episode of Kurugaya
-a few eps of a Shadowless girl that only appears in her route, after that it's like she never existed
-Komari's route would probably be done well though~
-Haruka, I think would be done better coz they would allocate more episodes
-EX routes would each be put into 20 minutes OVA episodes.
-The ending that features key magic would totally come out of nowhere, and make everyone confused as hell at what happened (am i seriously the only one that didn't get what was going on in clannads ending until someone explained D:)

but we would get pretty animation so that makes it superior :3

Sep 19, 2013 9:01 PM by smilewolfy

I can't even imagine KyoAni animating little busters..

Sep 19, 2013 8:31 PM by epic_joelle

Inver said:
Non-KyoAni shit.


Good god i'm glad that studio did not touch little busters

Sep 19, 2013 7:32 PM by planetarian

Vladz0r said:
Oh look, it's Inver again. Why does that studiofag waste his time here?
Reposting my reply to him from last time:



Anyway, KyoAni so much garbage, and now they're doing sequels for Chuunishit and Tomato Market. Let them keep producing their pandering shit. The talent that produced the Clannad anime is long gone.
This is purely beautiful and deep in so many levels.. :3

Sep 19, 2013 7:10 PM by epic_joelle

Oh look, it's Inver again. Why does that studiofag waste his time here?
Reposting my reply to him from last time:



Anyway, KyoAni so much garbage, and now they're doing sequels for Chuunishit and Tomato Market. Let them keep producing their pandering shit. The talent that produced the Clannad anime is long gone.

Sep 19, 2013 4:16 PM by Vladz0r

Inver said:
Non-KyoAni shit.
Talking about yourself? You know trolling is considered what a shit does? LOL

Sep 18, 2013 10:33 PM by symbv

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