MVM Adds Little Busters!
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Riki Naoe has had a tough life, left orphaned at a early age he grew into a depressed young boy who shunned contact with the outside world. However after finding a group of friends called the Little Busters!, Riki been able to deal with the grief of losing his parents. The series opens on this group including Kyousuke Natsume and his sister Rin, Masato Inohara and Kengo Miyazawa, wanting to field a baseball team but they don't have enough members, so Riki and Rin are tasked with finding students to join the team. But talking to so many students won't be easy with Riki's narcolepsy and the crippling shy Rin having to discover the cryptic secret of their world.
Little Busters! is based on Key's romance adventure visual novel of the same name, Key also being responsible for Clannad, Kanon and Angel Beats!. The game was originally released on PC in 2007 and was followed with an adult remake called Little Busters! Ecstasy in 2008. Both games have been ported to PS2, PSP, PS3 and PS Vita. The games has also been adapted into 13 manga series, 2 internet radio shows and countless other short stories, light novels and other media.
This anime adaptation was directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa (Baby, Please Kill Me!, Hatsukoi Limited) at J.C. Staff with Michiru Shimada (Jewelpet Twinkle, Shugo Chara!) on scripts and Haruko Iizuka (Inu X Boku Secret Service, Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions) handling the character design. Most of the game's original cast returned for this game with Yui Horie (Ayu Tsukimiya in Kanon) voicing protagonist Riki Naoe.