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Kawaragi Shiho Returns to 'Little Busters!' Cast

by symbv
Jul 31, 2013 7:59 AM | 25 Comments
According to the official website of Little Busters!, voice actress Kawaragi Shiho will return to the cast as the voice of Nishizono Mio in the sequel Little Busters!: Refrain, which will air beginning October 2013. Kawaragi was previously replaced by Tatsumi Yuiko in the first series in consideration of her pregnancy. She gave birth to a baby girl on December 7, 2012.

Source: Little Busters! official website

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Well, Mio becomes a super duper, or in Rin's words, duper duper side character in Refrain so I think it doesn't matter.

Aug 13, 2013 6:54 AM by GitahMuttan

even if she only has little role left, i guess it's still better than not having her original voice back

Aug 8, 2013 10:26 PM by ultranonymous

I only heard Tatsumi Yuiko for only a few times and I think she's fine as Mio's seiyuu but for me it's much better if it's Kawaragi Shiho...So it's good that she's back...

Aug 1, 2013 3:31 AM by krisalice85

Actually, after I heard this news, I found it really hilarious because she doesn't have much more role left. Given the arcs for the 2nd season(Kurugaya, Rin, Refrain), Mio doesn't have that much screentime.

Aug 1, 2013 3:30 AM by Tennouji

I think they are doing it mainly for the fans who've played the VN., for nostalgic reasons and I think it is a good idea, but credits to Tatsumi Yuiko for doing a great job.

Aug 1, 2013 12:31 AM by egnaro315

Good news for the fans I guess.
I actually don't mind either way. But I think it would've been better if they stayed consistent...

Jul 31, 2013 7:52 PM by HauntingShock

Mr_Gutts said:
recently started watching this anime so far nothing much to say
The first season won't blow you away, as it is simply meant as a buildup for Refrain. So please do not expect some tearjerk fest or anything like that (since apparently, a lot of people were).

Refrain is where the true magic of the series lies.

Jul 31, 2013 6:00 PM by AndyRayy

Spkilla said:
Hentai XD


K bro.

I still have to play the VN to judge if this is good or bad, but judging from the comments so far, it's a good thing.

For the record, though, I liked Mio's voice in the anime.

Jul 31, 2013 5:57 PM by Laciie

recently started watching this anime so far nothing much to say

Jul 31, 2013 5:30 PM by Mr_Gutts

Honestly, I was fine with Tatsumi voice acting Mio in the first season, but to see Kawaragi come back gives me so much nostalgia for Refrain, that and they said they'll follow the story with no modifications, I'm hyped. (I wonder if they are going to change some of the staff as well, that would be excellent).

Jul 31, 2013 5:22 PM by 45Ravager

Kitsu-nee said:
Lol wuuut, actually that is a pretty stupid idea imo, never really liked original Mio's voice, her anime seiyuu was so much better... And it's not like she will have that much attention in the Refrain (<3) anyway, so why not just leave her :/


exactly why this bothers me. she will only have a couple of lines and yet they go out of their way to get Kawaragi back.. even though Yuiko Tatsumi's voice is more fitting ._.

Kawaragi should stick to more mature characters

Jul 31, 2013 1:56 PM by Niyari

Tatsumi did an excellent job as a replacement, but I'm glad the original is back (even if it's only for a few scenes). Still hyped for Refrain!

Jul 31, 2013 1:40 PM by -Kenshin-

sweet, at least she'll get a few lines in xD.
As long as they follow the source material, I'll be happy.

Jul 31, 2013 1:05 PM by egnaro315

Spkilla said:
Hentai XD


What

Jul 31, 2013 12:39 PM by ihateeveryone

Hentai XD

Jul 31, 2013 12:09 PM by Spkilla

Lol wuuut, actually that is a pretty stupid idea imo, never really liked original Mio's voice, her anime seiyuu was so much better... And it's not like she will have that much attention in the Refrain (<3) anyway, so why not just leave her :/

Jul 31, 2013 9:35 AM by Kitsu-nee

That's awesome news, although Mio's arc was in first season already :/ Time to go back and play through Mio's route again to celebrate?

It's nice to have the original voice of Mio back, but I'd say Tatsumi Yuiko deserves some credit. Having played through the original visual novel (or rather, the EX version), she did an admirable job of replacing Kawaragi Shiho IMO. Their voices are kind of similar, so I barely even noticed the difference lol. I had some doubts when the news of replacement originally came out, but I'm glad she proved me wrong.

Jul 31, 2013 9:12 AM by DanchouHaruhi

Wouldn't have minded her on the BD for the first season since that's where her arc was, I don't expect more than one or two sentences in Refrain from her.

Jul 31, 2013 8:58 AM by Mogami-kun

I'm fine with both of them, though I'm happy that it's gonna be just a bit more like the original.

Jul 31, 2013 8:47 AM by RazielZero

I'm not familiar with her works expect maybe in School Days and Princess Resurrection. I'll look forward to her in Refrain I guess.

Jul 31, 2013 8:43 AM by Stark700

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