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Crunchyroll to Stream Little Busters! TV Anime

posted on 2013-01-09 14:52 EST
Adaptation of Key's romance adventure game to premiere on Crunchyroll on January 12

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Little Busters! television anime series. The site will stream the series, starting with episode 14, on Saturday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The first 13 episodes will be available on the site at a later date. Crunchyroll will stream the series for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia.

Most of the original game's cast members are reprising their roles for the anime, although Yui Horie and Sora Tokui join the cast as Riki and the recast role of Sasami Sasasegawa, respectively. In addition, Yuiko Tatsumi is replacing Shiho Kawaragi in the role of Mio Nishizono after Kawaragi announced in August that she is pregnant.

Key, an adult game brand of Visual Art's, released the original romance adventure game for personal computers in 2007, and the game has since been ported to the PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms. The Japanese software company Prototype released the PS Vita version on March 22.

Yoshiki Yamakawa (Baby, Please Kill Me!, Hatsukoi Limited) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Michiru Shimada (Jewelpet Twinkle, Shugo Chara!) is handling the scripts, and Haruko Iizuka (Inu X Boku Secret Service, Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions) is handling the character design.

Update: Background information added.

Image © VisualArt's/Key/Team Little Busters!


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