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Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Little Busters!" Anime

Available soon through select digital outlets, home video later this year

Sentai Filmworks had another announcement to make today, and this time it was none other than Little Busters! The anime based on Key's visual novel will be available soon through select digital outlets, with a home video release planned for later this year. 

 

Little Busters! is directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa (Kill Me Baby, Hatsukoi Limited), with series composition by Michiru Shimada (Nanatsuiro Drops, Shugo Chara!) and character designs by Inu X Boku SS' Haruko Iizuka.

 

Sentai's synopsis

 

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!

 

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