Key's Tonokawa: Only Two Voice Roles Will Change for Little Busters! Anime
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Interviews with Key scriptwriter Yūto Tonokawa and Visual Art's President Takahiro Baba posted online from a recent magazine scan have revealed that the upcoming anime adaptation of the Little Busters! visual novel will only make two changes to the original's voice cast. New voice actors for the game's protagonist Riki Naoe, as well as the character Sasami Sasasegawa will be cast. In the game, Tomoe Tamiyasu, who also voices Rin Natsume, one of the main heroines in the story, voiced both Riki and Sasami as well. It was revealed earlier that Tamiyasu would be voicing Rin in an announcement that the game's original cast would be reprising their roles.
The same set of interviews also revealed that the background music for the series will be taken from the original game. Similarly, it was announced earlier that the adaptation's opening and ending songs would be taken from the game.
Yoshiki Yamakawa (Baby, Please Kill Me!, Hatsukoi Limited) will direct the anime at the studio J.C. Staff off scripts by Michiru Shimada (Jewelpet Twinkle, Shugo Chara!). Haruko Iizuka (Inu X Boku Secret Service, Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions) will design the characters. Key also revealed that the series will closely adhere to the game's original story, and that no anime-only characters will be added.
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 and PSP platforms. The Japanese software company Prototype released the PS Vita version on March 22.