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-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Clannad, Air, Angel Beats and parts of Kanon
-Both are adaptions from visual novels created by Key
-Both animes's setting/story goes by an omnibus format, and have small arcs for each heroine that doesn't diverge from the central plot of the story (with the setting intact)
report Recommended by MagicFlier
-- Both are Key's heart-felt Visual Novel adaptations
-- Same character design style
-- Puts importance on family and friendship
-- Both have deep Romance and Drama
-- Tear Jerkers
report Recommended by tuhi009
Both shows follow a similar format in that they attempt to build up a connection between the viewer and the characters with a lighter first half, and later make use of that connection with drama in the second half. However, where Clannad focuses on family, Little Busters! focuses on friendship.

Comparatively, I found that Clannad had a stronger first half, so keep this in mind if you watched Clannad first.The side characters were more significant in Little Busters!, but Tomoya was developed more than Riki, so viewers should also bear this in mind as well.

Overall, whether you loved or hated one, you're   read more
report Recommended by TripleSRank
Clannad and Little Busters are both astounding works written by Jun Maeda and adapted from visual novels created by Key. Thus, the similarities in style and presentation between the two are enormous.

They draws you in with it's beautiful animation, stunning soundtrack, and heart wrenching storylines. Both share this magical world created of similiar weaving stories that captivate the heart and leave you wanting more.

While they are both harem anime by definition, they are done in a way that can be taken seriously; neither series is loaded with perversion or fanservice. Instead, both of the series focus on developing the characters   read more
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-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Clannad, Air, Angel Beats and parts of Kanon
-Both are adaptions from visual novels created by Key
-Both animes's setting/story goes by an omnibus format, and have small arcs for each heroine that doesn't diverge from the central plot of the story (with the setting intact)
report Recommended by Lex-kun
Little Busters and Clannad were both written by Key, namely Jun Maeda for the second seasons of each show. They both originate as similar style VNs, that share a common development characters through primarily slice of life comedy before more dramatic events later on. They both originate from visual novels and have some overlapping storytelling traits due to the original format.

Also, Little Busters invokes a theme of friendship, while Clannad is more oriented towards a theme of family. They're both nice slice of life shows that shouldn't be hastily judged before getting to the end of the second season of each.
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Little Busters follows a similar layout to how Clannad's story unfolds. They both follow a boy in high school and the main character develops relationships with many different people, specifically girls. Throughout each show, the girls eventually open up to our main character, and show their tragic backstories, or similar events that are troubling them in the present time. Our main character uses his friendship with others to help bring the troubled friend into a new perspective of life, helping them to be freed from their despair. Since both animes are based off the visual novels created by Key, you can expect similar dramatic events   read more
report Recommended by zinnie1024
- Both are sometimes funny, and sometimes sad
- Both main characters must solve their friend's troubles
- Both original works are made by the same people
report Recommended by LoliTentacleRape
Ok heres an obvious one. Both involve a main male character making friends with, and then trying to help a female character throughout individual arcs. They both offer plenty of drama, but Clannad offers a romance element. Obviously they are both adapted from Key visual novels. However the most important similarity is that they are prequels for both of their second seasons. If you enjoyed on you'll definitely enjoy the other.
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-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Clannad, Air, Angel Beats and parts of Kanon
-Both are adaptions from visual novels created by Key
-Both animes's setting/story goes by an omnibus format, and have small arcs for each heroine that doesn't diverge from the central plot of the story (with the setting intact)
report Recommended by redstormer
These anime are created by Jun Maeda, who also wrote other popular dramatic anime. Both have the same feelings or search to give the same.These anime are formed around "arc" for each character. Both anime share around 5 girls. Both have good character design, who is enjoyable. The two anime are dramatic are formed around death and tragedy. Clannad is more "life" than slice of life.

report Recommended by azer467
Similar emotional, character back story oriented plot.
Both share a main Male character dedicated to helping those around him.
report Recommended by Micsupreeme
-they both have light humour at times
-the male protagonists are surrounded by girls
- both can also be dramatic at times
-they both have a sequel which is much more dramatic and tearjerking
report Recommended by Future_Gadget_69
What these anime have in common:

~Both have mainly male main characters.
~The male main character has his own little harem. (Yep. Clannad and Little Busters)
~Lots of Drama and sadness. (T^T *sniffles*)
~Romance and somewhat comedy.
(~Moe. M.O.E.!!!!!)
report Recommended by Eucharis
This is how Key does stuff! The two series share a lot of common ground. The main character spends his time in school while making bonds with his friends and slowly falling in love. Recommended, absolutely!
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