After announcements at the KSL Live 2013 event, the official Little Busters! anime website has confirmed that production of the Little Busters! EX anime has been green-lit.
The anime is based on Little Busters! Ecstacy, an adult version of the Little Busters! romantic adventure game, which was released by Key in 2008 (one year after the original game). The anime’s website showcases three characters: Kanata Futaki and Sasami Sasasegawa were the two heroines who played a bigger role in the Little Busters! Ecstacy game, while Saya Tokido was a new character added into the game.
The second Little Busters! television anime, Little Busters! Refrain, will be released in Japan this October.
Based on the visual novel by Key, the upcoming anime Little Busters! has got its first TV advert. The advert is narrated by male protagonist Riki Naoe, voiced by the actress Yui Horie.
Key, an adult game brand of Visual Art’s, first released the romance adventure game for PCs in 2007 and it has since been brought out on Playstation 2, PSP and PS Vita. Many of the game’s original cast members will be reprising their roles in the anime; however, Horie will voice the character Riki and Sora Tokui will be taking over the role of Sasami Sasasegawa. Yuiko Tatsumi will be replacing Shiho Kawaragi for the role of Mio Nishizono, due to Kawaragi announcement last month that she is pregnant.
The anime series will begin on 6 October in Japan.