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Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito Write Little Busters! Refrain Songs

posted on 2013-07-30 15:15 EDT
TV anime series to premiere in October

The official website for the Little Busters! Refrain anime revealed on Tuesday that the anime will be a television series that will premiere in October. The website also listed the show's staff and cast. Jun Maeda is composing the opening theme song "Boys be Smile," MANYO (arcane) will handle the arrangement, and and Suzuyu will perform the song. Shinji Orito is composing the ending theme song "Kimi to no Nakushi Mono," nishi-ken is arranging the song, Yūto Tonokawa is writing the lyrics to the song, and Ayaka Kitazawa will perform the song.

Additional staff is as follows:

Original Work: Key
Original Character Designs: Itaru Hinoue (Key/Visual Art's), Na-Ga (Key/Visual Art's)
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Assitant Director: Chikara Sakurai
Series Composition: Michiru Shimada
Character Design: Haruko Iizuka
Music: Shinji Orito (Key/Visual Art's), Jun Maeda (Key/Visual Art's), Magome Togoshi, PMMK, Manabu Miwa
Animation Production: J.C. Staff

The cast is as follows:

Yui Horie as Riki Naoe
Tomoe Tamiyasu as Rin Natsume
Hikaru Midorikawa as Kyōsuke Natsume
Nobutoshi Canna as Masato Inohara
Yusei Oda as Kengo Miyazawa
Natsumi Yanase as Komari Kamikita
Keiko Suzuki as Haruka Saigusa
Naomi Wakabayashi as Kudryavka Nōmi
Ryouko Tanaka as yuiko Kurugaya
Shiho Kawaragi as Mio Nishizono

The final episode of the original Little Busters! television anime series ended in April with a teaser video for Little Busters! Refrain. "Refrain" is the name of the last scenario that is unlocked when players complete the six heroines' scenarios in Key's original Little Busters! visual novel.

Key, an adult game brand of Visual Art's, released the original romance adventure game for personal computers in 2007, and it has since been ported to the PlayStation 2, PSP, and PS Vita platforms.

Crunchyroll streamed the original Little Busters! television anime series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc.


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