Little Busters! News

Little Busters! is a franchise comprised of 3 anime series, 1 manga series
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Welcome everyone to another beautiful round of DVD/Blu-Ray releases! We got a good selection.

The Shows I Want To Try

Shows I Recommend

  • Valvrave the Liberator - This one is hard. The only show I recognize this week. It's not a show for everyone only for mech fans who are laidback when stories and characters are thrown out of the window during season 2. Season 1 I definitely recommend folks to try. When season 2 rolls by, the series becomes a train wreck. Questionable things were done, characters became dislikeful (making it hard to sympathize with), and the ending feels unsatisfied.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

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Notes

  • ANN did not list A Certain Scientific Railgun this week. Right Stuf and Amazon have it this week.
  • Valvrave 2 is only available on Right Stuf for this week.

Blu-Ray and DVD Releases

A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 1 DVD/Blu-Ray
  • Distributor: FUNIMATION
  • Suggested Retail Price: $49.98

Misaka Mikoto, a middle-school girl with an amazing and highly-destructive ability to control electricity, is one of the top level espers in Academy City, a highly developed town populated by students with supernatural abilities. Joined by her three very different girl friends - her flirty roommate and skilled teleporting esper Kuroko, Kuroko's innocent rookie partner at the local student-run law enforcing agency, Uiharu, and Uiharu's best friend, Saten, who has no esper powers - Mikoto encounters various strange phenomena and eccentric people through her action-packed adventures in this exciting scientific town.

Contains episodes 1-24. Special Features: Episode Commentary (3, 6, 17, 24), Textless Openings and Closings, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Little Busters! Refrain (Season 2) Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.99 (Blu-Ray), $59.99 (DVD)

Riki Naoe and his teammates have finally formed a complete baseball team for the Little Busters. When they reunite, there's a strange sense of deja vu as the personal mysteries and idiosyncrasies that have permeated the game coalesce into something unexpected. As the team members fall into their roles, the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. Riki learns the secrets behind his narcolepsy and a stunning truth about this world will be revealed, one that will change everything.

Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Collection 1
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)

In 1967,​ mankind encountered the hostile alien BETA and the Space Race became a Space War.​ Despite every measure thrown against them,​ the BETA made their first deadly landings on Earth in 1973 and by 1998,​ half of Eurasia has fallen.​ While the rest of the world stages desperate defensive battles across a thousand fronts,​ a brutally savaged Japan barely manages to hang on thanks to the support of the United States,​ the UN,​ and a new form of robot/​jet hybrid known as the Tactical Surface Fighter.​

But even as pilots and engineers struggle to develop the newest generation of advanced weaponry,​ the vestiges of the Cold War threaten to cripple the efforts of the defenders,​ with the surviving nations fighting to prioritize their own survival.​ At the eye of the gathering storm,​ the actions of 2nd Lieutenant Yuuya Bridges of the U.​S.​ and First Lieutenant Yui Takamura,​ the sole survivor of a unit lost in the battle of Kyoto,​ may become the focus upon which the fate of all humanity depends.​

Contains episodes 1-12.​ Special Features: Clean Opening Animation,​ Clean Closing Animation.​ Spoken Languages: English,​ Japanese,​ English subtitles.​

Valvrave the Liberator Blu-Ray Complete Season 2 Set
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $149.98

Haruto Tokishima - by now every citizen of JIOR knew the name of this hero who confronted the Dorssian army's unjustified invasion and courageously defended his fellow students of Sakimori Academy. But after seeing the sheer power of the Valvrave, both Dorssia and ARUS were ready to take this mysterious humanoid weapon for their own at any cost! With pressure coming from both of these powerful nations, the students of Module 77 decide that it would be best to head for the moon, which is a neutral territory, and declare their independence as New JIOR.

Meanwhile, Haruto, who was initially hesitant of confrontational situations, realizes that in order to survive, he and the other Valvrave pilots must fight to protect their school, country, and everything they held so dear. Why were the Valvraves created? What is hidden behind the "Magius?" Will Haruto and L-elf be able to reveal the truth of the world?!

Contains episodes 13-24 plus collectible postcards and a deluxe poster illustrated by character designer Katsura Hoshino! Special Features: Battle Scene Collections, Textless Opening and Endings. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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Sentai Filmworks will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 19

Editor's Note: If I find an English dub trailer, I will post it for you guys and gals.

Plot

Naoe Riki was a boy living on the brink of despair. The one to reach out to him was Natsume Kyousuke, a just boy who called himself the leader of the "Little Busters." Every day from then on was like an endless carnival, and the pain in Riki's heart slowly ebbed away. A few years later, the five of them are living in the same school dorm, still living every day like a carnival. But when Kyousuke starts to look for a job, Riki worries that the five friends will drift apart. "Let's start a baseball team. We'll call it... the Little Busters!"

Cast

  • Director: Chris Ayres
Riki NaoeShannon Emerick
Rin NatsumeBrittney Karbowski
Kyosuke NatsumeBlake Shepard
Masato InoharaGreg Ayres
Kengo MiyazawaLeraldo Anzaldua
Komari KamikitaTia Ballard
Haruka SaigusaMargaret McDonald
Kudryavka NoumiTiffany Grant
Yuiko KurugayaCarli Mosier
Mio NishizonoCaitlynn French

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The original anime chibi...?

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What adventures has our RPG community been getting into lately?

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