When tragedy struck Riki Naoe as a child, he was rescued from grief over his parent’s deaths when four other kids “recruited” him for their group—the “Little Busters.” Now in high school, Riki and the other Busters are still fast friends, and though their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, they’d still do anything for each other. Which is why Riki is now on TWO special missions. The not so secret one: recruiting new members so the Busters can form a baseball team. Preferably FEMALE recruits, as the current dude/babe ratio is an inconvenient 4 to 1. The OTHER mission, though… That’s the strange one. Because Riki and Rin, the group’s singular girl, are receiving odd messages, delivered by cats, concerning the existence of a “secret world” and assigning them tasks they have to complete. Were their youthful dreams of being crusaders not so fanciful after all? Or is there something even more vital at stake? Between steeling his courage to talk to girls, dealing with his own narcolepsy and facing his feelings concerning Rin, Riki may just need the strength of a superhero to solve the ultimate mystery of the Little Busters! (Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Directed by: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Studio: J.C. Staff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Fantasy
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Little busters! is an anime about friendship. It kinda reminded me of Clannad, even though Clannad was more focused on the love story. The anime is PG-13 so it’s delightful to watch with the whole family. At first, the anime is gonna appear to be like a normal school anime, when it’s actually fantasy… So keep that in mind. I love the character design. Though the animation was alright. There is another season coming out soon, which will probably explain the fantasy part of the anime better. It was a bit vague in this season. I totally recommend the anime it’s a wonderful story, very enjoyable, and also funny.
Overall Rate: 7/10