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Kairin 2012-10-03 23:35

Little Busters - Episode 1 Discussion / Poll
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relentlessflame 2012-10-04 00:11


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Daniel E. 2012-10-04 23:33

I'll be following the first episodes of this show, mostly to see what the anime is all about.

Not familair with the source material in the slightest, but that's how I usually approach every anime I watch. :)

Mura 2012-10-05 21:03

I went through the first 10 minutes of the game and never continued. Guess I'll see how it goes by this adaptation.:heh:

I do intend to continue the VN at some point though.

tsunade666 2012-10-06 06:20

This episode will be surely judge by many and people will have lots of mix emotion on it. It will break the people on their impression on how JC staff works.

And I haven't seen the preview yet so I don't have a clue on how the first few minutes will start but I have hope but not high hope. I'm familiar with JC so I can expect what to expect :p

mistress_kisara 2012-10-06 06:40

This thread would definitely be flooded 2 hours from now :D

DasDingus 2012-10-06 09:10

Spoiler for Episode1:

Aspirety 2012-10-06 09:11

True to the original in so many delightful ways. The "Rin gained the title no-con of legends", the aphorisms, the battle sfx going through the phone, so awesome.
The OP and ED were great too :D
Oh, and I wholeheartedly approve of the new Sasami.

Shinguji 2012-10-06 10:14


Originally Posted by Aspirety (Post 4384013)
The "Rin gained the title no-con of legends", the aphorisms, the battle sfx going through the phone, so awesome.

That, and the next episode preview had the sprites from the practice mini-game. :)

I also liked the pacing. It went through the events of the first day or two pretty quick, but I'd rather they did that instead of just dragging it out. Hopefully, the rest of the set-up of the series will continue at about the same pace, so then there'll be plenty of time for them to properly do Refrain/whatever ending they decide to go with.

Also, Horie Yui's voice acting grew on me as the episode went on. I think I live with Riki being voiced by her. She did a pretty good job.

tsunade666 2012-10-06 10:18

I just start watching the raw but darn. A good episode opener with Brosuke coming out of the wilds and the lights of the city flashing through!!! and the the battle with Masato (who lacks muscles) and Kengo. I'm just currently watching and hasn't finish watching the episode yet but Naoe's voice is too darn moe!!! Yui Horie is doing her work but its making Riki..... well >_> moe :p I love her voice but it just doesn't suit... somehow. Well continuing to watch it and judge how the first episode fair.

Just finished the first episode.

The episode is good and the story feels the same for me and also loved that ost. The marks of keys works with their great work on ost which makes they great. I'll give it a 10 for all the waiting I've been doing and finally its here. I won't be anal on the faults of the first episode but its THERE. The typical JC staff work. It has faults like animation and pacing wise but.... well I love the work and will like to savor it more for all the time I've been waiting for it and its finally here and I just finished the first episode.

I also kinda like the change of scenery or background in every event if it can be change though I would prefer if they don't skip the fights. Sasami is still so DARN CUTE OH MY GODDESS THAT TWIN TAIls OF YOURS!!! though they skip that fight with her and Rin...... ahh I'm already listing the problems which I don't want to notice but can't help to notice while watching the episode.

Will like to calm down first before rewatching it again. it just funny and fun to watch it. and maybe turn my brains off to make it better watching.

OPN 2012-10-06 10:47

Oh god...that was fantastic. Well done JC/WB you have completely satisfied me. OP was gorgeous and the ending was also very good. 10/10

ZGMF-X10A 2012-10-06 12:35

I really wish this anime was animated by KyoAni. Watch it get reanimated again just like Kanon. Chuunibyou on the other hand was actually pretty good imo.

Anyways the first episode wasn't interesting at all. I'll give it another couple episodes decide if I should keep watching it. There was so much hype on this anime.

Shiina 2012-10-06 13:20

Great first episode! I had a smile on my face the entire time. My only complaints are the lack of animation during the flashback scene and that the bgm could have been incorporated a bit more skillfully (music transition during the Sasasa fight was especially jarring), but I was amazed at how faithful of an adaptation it was. Seeing cat-ears Rin in animation, aaah so cute~ Totally satisfied so far. 9/10.

Ceral 2012-10-06 13:38

Hmm I don't wanna say it but the first episode was a little underwhelming. Lots of nostalgic parts but nothing that really impressed, lots of the gags just felt weird. The atmosphere and the timing didn't feel right, gags like Masato getting the ball in the chest by no-con Rin was obviously a joke, but didn't get me to grin or even feel an ounce of humor. The animation was a little disappointing. The colors should be more vibrant and less grainy, I wanna feel like I'm watching a moving painting as in some past Key adaptations. I'm not saying the anime is bad as a whole, but it's Little Busters!, I want it to be special.

I know exactly what this show feels like now that I think about it, if I had to describe the first episode in a sentence, it'd have to be that it feels like the Clannad movie! Animation-wise, gag-wise, enjoyment-wise it's pretty much on par with that. Agree that there were too many stills, the Sasami and Rin fight is the part where the studio could have really showed off by animating the fight and making it something extra interesting. The fight with Masato and Rin could been more memorable. Get some more choreography in, make it more of a dance. Some extra over the top stuff like that. I want to see scenes with a lot of excitement and action that only an anime could provide. The first episode just feels awkward, getting Masato and Kengo to the point where they fight with a squirt gun and cat, the progression up to that point should either be: More natural but in a clever way, or just very surprising. Lots of the scenes lacked impact for me. The way the episode feels is strangely familiar, it's like it has an old-fashioned directing style to it or progression of events.

At least the VA's were good. (Yui Horie <3) I liked the new Alicemagic used in the ED. Deformed Rin pouting on the mound was a funny sight.
Still importing the first disc and looking forward to the blonde girl on the roof at the end of this episode ;).

Edit: Actually the animation doesn't bother me as much on a second viewing. I'm liking the anime more and more. It's starting to feel more and more like Little Busters! and I'm actually getting lost just watching. Mmm Riki sounds so girly with Yui Horie's voice that they should just animate him as a girl :D. Pretty good first episode actually, I think a combination of high expectations and trying to judge it as an anime instead of just watching hurt my ability to enjoy the show. Indeed even the Rin and Sasami fight with the boys reaction to the game-esque sounds coming from the phone was funny.

MayumiHime 2012-10-06 13:39

Spoiler for Episode 1:

Nachtwandler 2012-10-06 14:41

Don't have the problems with animation. of cause it's not KyoAni level(J.C. Staff could do it but it's not actually some heavy action Sci-Fi like Index to do so). The pacing is just right for me. They animated prologue+first day+a bit of second with minimal cuttings. Just right. could understand people complaining but they just compare anything to biggest KyoAni works which is too high.

DasDingus 2012-10-06 14:50


Originally Posted by Nachtwandler (Post 4384447)
could understand people complaining but they just compare anything to biggest KyoAni works which is too high.

I honestly didn't think this was even up to JC Staff's already low standards. It doesn't have to be KyoAni-level gorgeous but some indication that there's at least a little effort/money being put into it would be nice.

Vegard Aune 2012-10-06 15:13

Spoiler for Episode 1:

Ceral 2012-10-06 15:14


Originally Posted by DasDingus (Post 4384462)
I honestly didn't think this was even up to JC Staff's already low standards. It doesn't have to be KyoAni-level gorgeous but some indication that there's at least a little effort/money being put into it would be nice.

Aye, never mind KyoAni, Joshiraku looks a good deal cleaner than LitBus so far.

I do like the character designs for the extras though. A-chan looks super moe in the OP and so did the extras Rin talked to.

Edit: Actually the animation doesn't bother me as much on a second viewing. Still lacking a bit of polish even compared to J.C.'s recent works though IMO.

serenade_beta 2012-10-06 15:58

Ah~... Hm? Mm... Well, I can't say it was an impressive episode, but it is a first episode and it did the job of introducing the main characters. I'm sure there will be more happenings as it goes on.
Though since I never did the original source, I can't tell how closely JC is following it. Though one thing I hope is that the big revelation isn't the same type as Clannad and Kanon, considering both were similar and all three were by the same company...

Although I have seen the OP before and was pretty surprised that the anime used the exact same song.

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