Little Busters!

リトルバスターズ!

Little Busters!

TitleLittle Busters!
Original titleリトルバスターズ!
AliasesLB!, リトバス!, ritobasu, LB-EX
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
DeveloperKey
Publishers Visual Art's & Key & Prototype
 Visual Art's & Fluffy
 CK-GAL
 Berkay Koç
 Entuziasty Team
 Key Spanish Fanclub & Sharin-Sub
 Zero Force Translations
Relations
Fandisc
Kud Wafter
Side story
Little Busters! SS
Nishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?
Related anime[DB-ANN] Little Busters! (2012)
[DB-ANN] Little Busters! Refrain (2013)
Available atJapanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 63.99 »
Japanese PlayStation Portable version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 67.90 »
Japanese PlayStation Vita version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 74.99 »
Japanese PlayStation 3 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 51.99 »

Description

Riki was a child when his parents died, leaving him hopeless and depressed. What saved him was a group of four kids calling themselves the Little Busters. They took Riki out and played with him during his time of need. He really enjoyed being together with them, and his grief gradually faded away. Now in his second year of high school they still hang out, fight and live together, and enjoy their school life.

Little Busters! contains several mini-games, including a baseball practice game and a duel battle system.

Unlockable Event 3.0 Multiple Endings 3.0 Friendship 3.0 Male Protagonist 3.0 High School 3.0 Group of Friends 2.9 Varying Ending Songs 2.9 School Life Comedy 2.9 Multiple Songs 2.9 Pettanko Heroine 2.8 Shy Heroine 2.8 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Town 2.8 Osananajimi Heroine 2.8 Varied Title Screens 2.8 Orphan Protagonist 2.8 Ponytail Heroine 2.8 Flashback 2.8 Baseball 2.7 Date Display 2.7 ADV 2.7 Foolish Friend 2.7 Protagonist with Partial Voice Acting 2.7 Protagonist with a Face 2.7 Osananajimi Hero 2.7 Optional Gameplay 2.7 Slice of Life 2.6 Cats 2.6 Joke Endings 2.6 Duel 2.5 Protagonist with a Sprite 2.5 Unlockable Choices 2.5 Unlockable Routes 2.5 Unlockable Hero(ine) 2.5 Teasing 2.5 Low Sexual Content 2.4 Rival Heroine 2.4 Bookworm Heroine 2.4 Foreigner Heroine 2.4 More Than Seven Heroines 2.3 Arrogant Heroine 2.3 Fast Mini-games 2.2 Oneesan-type Heroine 2.2 Combat with Exotic Weapons 2.2 Modern Tsundere Heroine 2.1 Russian Heroine 2.1 Classic Tsundere Heroine 2.0 Handjob 2.0 Cowgirl 2.0 Seventh Posture 2.0 Only Virgin Heroines 2.0 Defloration 2.0 Standing Sex 2.0 Missionary Position 2.0 Sitting 2.0 Blowjob 2.0 Fingering 2.0 Unlockable Gallery 2.0 Outdoor Sex 2.0 Boobjob 2.0 School Sports Club Member Heroine 2.0 Sickly Protagonist 1.9 Unarmed Combat 1.9 Dogs 1.8 Loli Heroine 1.8 Mentor Support Character 1.5 Pistol Combat 1.5 Early Branching Plot 1.3 Fake Options 1.2 Ojousama Heroine 1.2 Ear-Cleaning 1.1 Heroine with a Fang 1.0 Multiple Route Mystery 1.0 Hint Corner 1.0 Tomboy Heroine 1.0 Lolicon 0.3

Releases

 Japanese
2007-06-04All ages  Little Busters! - Trial EditionFreewareCommercialInternet download  
2007-07-27All ages  Little Busters! - First Press Limited EditionFully voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x6001 DVDIncludes an arranged album and an artbook.  
2007-09-28All ages  Little Busters! - Regular EditionFully voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x6001 DVD  
2008-07-2518+  Little Busters! Ecstasy - First Press Limited EditionFully voicedStory: No animationsEro: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x6002 DVDsComes with two audio CD's and nine gaming cards.

Contains 2 new routes for Futaki Kanata and Sasasegawa Sasami.
Adds a new heroine, Tokido Saya.
Adds adult content to all heroines.  
2008-09-2618+  Little Busters! Ecstasy - Regular EditionFully voicedStory: No animationsEro: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x6002 DVDsContains 2 new routes for Futaki Kanata and Sasasegawa Sasami.
Adds a new heroine, Tokido Saya.
Adds adult content to all heroines.  
2009-07-31All ages  Key 10th Memorial BOXNon-freeCommercialBox contains All-Ages versions of Kanon, Air, CLANNAD, Planetarian ~chiisana hoshi no yume~, Tomoyo After and Little Busters! EX. 

It also contains a large-sized t-shirt, a coffee mug, an artbook, six boxes of posters featuring characters from the game, several postcards depicting the heroines of each game, and a thank you document which is signed by all of the key members at Key. 

Planetarian and Tomoyo After include voices backported from the PSP editions of these games, including the protagonist's performance. Kanon and AIR are not voiced, however.

The availability of Key 10th Memorial Box was restricted to ordering online via mail order, which ended on May 20, 2009. All software is compatible with Windows Vista.  
2009-12-2412+  Little Busters! Converted EditionNon-freeCommercial1 DVDAdds scenarios for Sasasegawa Sasami and Futaki Kanata.
Adds a new heroine,  Tokido Saya.  
2010-11-2512+  Little Busters! Converted EditionPartially voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeCommercial2 UMDsThis is a port of the PS2 game onto the PSP.  
2012-03-2212+  Little Busters! Converted EditionStory: No animationsNon-freeCommercialNon-standardResolution: 960 x 544.
The mini-games such as "Baseball Practice," and "Setting the Table for School Lunch" can be played using the Vita's touchscreen.  
2012-11-30All ages  Little Busters! Perfect Edition - TV Anime Commemorative EditionNon-freeCommercial800x6002 DVDsThis Perfect Edition comes with the all-ages version of Little Busters, based on r3748, plus an awesome 125-page fanbook full of artwork, interviews, behind-the-scenes info, and more! You also get a disk of system voices, wallpapers, and desktop gadgets (Win7/Vista only) for your PC, a CD compilation of the Little Busters web radio program, and promotional cards for the Weiss Schwartz, ChaosTCG, and Megami Engage trading card games.

[from JBOX]  
2013-03-2012+  Little Busters! Converted EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial1280x7201 Blu-ray discThis is a port of Little Busters! Perfect Edition.  
2013-05-2912+  Little Busters! Converted Edition - Download EditionFully voicedNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadFull voice, including player.  
2013-10-1118+  Little Busters! Ecstasy - Download EditionFully voicedStory: No animationsEro: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x600Internet downloadContains 2 new routes for Futaki Kanata and Sasasegawa Sasami.
Adds a new heroine, Tokido Saya.
Adds adult content to all heroines.

Download edition exclusive to DMM.  
2017-11-01All ages  Little Busters! English EditionFully voicedNon-freeCommercial1280x720Internet downloadBased on r22721 (which contains all 9 routes completed). Uses HD CGs from r22856 - some of which is censored compared to r22721 CGs due to more mild CERO B rating.
Localization work done by Fruitbat Factory (Formerly Fluffy) with assistance from Doki Fansubs for Steam release.  
 English
2008-07-2613+  Little Busters! - Trial EditionFreewareDoujinInternet downloadFan translation. 

Mirror here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/19doowqzgdetvgx/littlebusters_sampleeng080726.zip  
2011-12-18All ages  Little Busters! (patch)FreewareInternet download2012-07-01: Wordwrap and voice patch 1.0 available for this release. Adds word-wrapping throughout the game and about 1500 extra voice clips (from the PSP version, for minor characters.)  
2011-12-1818+  Little Busters! Ecstasy (patch)FreewareInternet downloadIs compatible with the Ecstasy edition, additional content is at least partially accessible but untranslated.  
2011-12-18All ages  Little Busters! Memorial Edition (patch)FreewareInternet downloadIs compatible with the Memorial Edition, additional content is at least partially accessible but untranslated.  
2016-08-2412+  Little Busters! Converted Edition (patch)FreewareInternet downloadUses translation by Fluffy.  
2017-11-01All ages  Little Busters! English EditionFully voicedNon-freeCommercial1280x720Internet downloadBased on r22721 (which contains all 9 routes completed). Uses HD CGs from r22856 - some of which is censored compared to r22721 CGs due to more mild CERO B rating.
Localization work done by Fruitbat Factory (Formerly Fluffy) with assistance from Doki Fansubs for Steam release.  
 Chinese
2010-03-2918+  Little Busters! EX (patch)FreewareInternet download  
2012-08-0612+  Little Busters! Converted Edition (patch)FreewareInternet download  
 Turkish
2014-11-05All ages  Little Busters!FreewareDoujinInternet download  
TBAAll ages  Little Busters! (patch)Freeware  
 Russian
2015-04-07All ages  Malen'kie prokazniki! (patch)FreewareInternet download  
2015-08-04  Little Busters! Converted EditionFreewareDoujin1280x720Internet downloadGraphics have been ported from the PS3 version.  
 Spanish
2016-05-01All ages  Little Busters! (patch)FreewareInternet download  
TBA18+  Little Busters! EX (patch)FreewareThis is a patch for Little Busters! Ectasy version
 Portuguese (Brazil)
2017-11-03  Little Busters! (patch)FreewareInternet downloadTranslation contains common route, characters routes and mini-games.  

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Character summary

Protagonist Naoe Riki
Voiced by Tamiya TomoePartially voiced
Main character Futaki Kanata
Voiced by Suzuki Keiko
Main character Inohara Masato
Voiced by Kanna Nobutoshi
Main character Kamikita Komari
Voiced by Yanase Natsumi
Main character Kurugaya Yuiko
Voiced by Tanaka Ryouko
Main character Miyazawa Kengo
Voiced by Oda Yuusei
Main character Natsume Kyousuke
Main character Natsume Rin
Voiced by Tamiya Tomoe
Main character Nishizono Mio
Voiced by Arai Yumi
Main character Noumi Kudryavka
Main character Saigusa Haruka
Voiced by Suzuki Keiko
Main character Sasasegawa Sasami
Voiced by Tamiya Tomoe
Main character Tokido Saya
Voiced by Sakurai Harumi

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 Little Busters! - First Press Limited Edition

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 Little Busters! Ecstasy - First Press Limited Edition

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