Little Busters! TV Anime Announced

According to the official website of visual novel game Little Busters! (リトルバスターズ!), a TV Anime adaptation of the series was announced. The announcement was made on April 1st in Japan (official intention?), guess lots of fans of Key were happy and somehow worry about whether it is true. While the first announcement came during a commercial at 34th episode of ASCII Media Works’ web radio program in late March, thus we are more confident about the news.

Little Busters! TV Anime Announced

Rumor across the web indicating that the release date will be much closer than we had expected, probably later this year. Judging from the quality of the PV on the official website, it will probably be a Kyoto Animation production, like other Anime adaptation of Key, instead of P.A. Works like Angel Beats!. However, the PV is only for promotion purpose, and according to the source on Twitter, it is still difficult to identify the production studio and may subject to change. Check out the PV below, though I personally prefer P.A. Works.

Updated: JC Staff is going to produce the Anime.

Little Busters!’ story revolves around the main protagonist Riki Naoe, a young male high school student. When Riki was a child, his parents died, leaving him hopeless and depressed. What saved him was a group of three young boys and one girl his age who referred to themselves as the Little Busters – a group dedicated to fighting evil and preserving justice. The leader of the Little Busters was Kyousuke Natsume who had a younger sister named Rin. The other two members of the Little Busters were Masato Inohara and Kengo Miyazawa, who are rivals despite being friends. They took Riki out and played together with him during his time of need, effectively making him the fifth member of the Little Busters. In time, Riki really enjoyed playing with them, and his grief over his parents gradually faded away. When the story begins, Riki and his friends are seemingly in their second year of the high school they attend, except for Kyousuke who is in his third year. They still hang out together, and enjoy their school life. (via Wikipedia)