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Crunchyroll to Stream Little Busters! Refrain Sequel Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd anime adapting Key's Little Busters! video games to premiere on October 5

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Little Busters! Refrain television anime series. Crunchyroll will stream the series on Saturdays starting on October 5 at 10:00 a.m. EDT for viewers in the following areas: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, French-speaking regions, German-speaking regions, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, France, French DOM-TOM, Andorra, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.

Director Yoshiki Yamakawa and assistant director Chikara Sakurai will be directing the anime at animation studio J.C. Staff from scripts by Michiru Shimada. In addition, Haruko Iizuka is adapting Itaru Hinoue and Na-Ga's original character designs for the anime. The original cast for the first season of Little Busters! will be returning to voice their roles, with the exception of Mio, whose original voice actress from the visual novels will be returning to voice her. Suzuyu is performing the opening theme song "Boys be Smile."

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. An anime adaptation of the Little Busters! EX video game was also green-lit last month.

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