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Finally, Little Busters! Refrain is achieved as anime. OVA were announced. Little are the happy about it.

Little Busters! is originally a Visual Novel from KEY, the company that wrote Clannad, Air, Kanon, Rewrite and Angel Beats (in addition of other titles..).

JC Staff is the studio that adapted the VN into anime, that studio is very known for his *bad* adaptions over the years, and so, it tried to adapt a KEY for change. Talk less about overusing Railgun series (currently thinking about producing season 3 of Railgun if I haven’t read it wrong) and more Toradora (or from Toradora author) with Golden Time.

And?
It failed. Or to be exact, it succeeded for 12 episodes with scores from 7/10 to 10/10. and achieved with a bad episode (6/10) aka the last episode (episode 13).

An anime is really memorable if it hits well in the start and hits well in the last episode and is a great one if it hits well all during all the season.
Among the combination of those two qualities we find: Kanon, Air, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, [[detective Conan?]], Clannad After story, Angel beats, Gintama etc… which contains “KEY” and more. Guess what, Little busters Refrain isn’t great nor memorable….

I can’t blame anything but the half-hearted adaption from JC staff…

==Story (9/10)==
As KEY production, just like always KEY made us expect. You’re going to share both of great moments and sad moments during the show. So it’s really recommended to prepare handkerchief before watching the latest episodes.

However, It’s clear that things aren’t normal in that world: Like a cat giving missions, accurate predictions of future and even more, an endless day, weird memory loss and disappearence of people.

What’s going on with this world? What’s the secret of this world? Who’s exactly Kyousuke? Is he really the one behind everything?

==Character (10/10)==
As you all know, little busters! is a team of 4 boys and 1 girl, later joined by more girls that do nothing but roaming around, playing and playing baseball.
Those are the leader, the muscle idiot, the Kendo idiot, the shy girl and the weak boy (no spoiler for those two later characters… just ‘CHANGE’) .
The group is later joined by 5 other girls: The Happy-Go-Lucky, the silent bookworm, the pervert genius, the wafu and the cheerful “Everything is alright” girl.

This combination is very amazing, It fits those who are looking for actions, leadership, pervery girl, moe, cheerful girl and of course comedy and targedy!

==Sound (9/10)==
From KEY (Hint: Air, Kanon, Clannad, Rewrite and Angel Beats OST)

==Art (8/10)==
Certainly, the animation “film effects” are good. But It feels like people are jut forced to do the work, there is no deep affection. Art erm… shall we pass this?

What I have expected:
* Little Busters: Refrain to easily beat Clannad with its emotion impact and great story
What I found:
* Good anime (8/10) that can never beat a 9+/10 anime
* Average quality
* story chopped, many things have been changed, nothing altered
* turned it totally to a blasphamical anime with altering dialog.
* Made it irreasonable unlike the original script
What I am waiting:
* Rewrite adaption (not by JC Staff or white fox)
* Little Busters: Refrain re-adaption

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Two years later,

I have changed myself but in the other hand I got other problems like flaws in personality.

But no matter what happens as I relay on the truth, eventually, I will find my way (G.W). The straight way to heaven.

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It has been 2 years since I last watched Clannad After Story in details. Two years I forgot most of things but something entered my heart and won’t leave it, two years since I graduated and entered university, memorized many new stuffs, but there is always something that pulls me back to Clannad After Story. Yes… it has been already two years, watched it once but I still remember it as it’s from yesterday, most of it. So much for the best anime in the world?

Even Death Note wouldn’t have been that much impact in my life, I remember the first episodes and the last one. But it’s a memory independent from sensation making it low priority. Not the case for the After Story.

By the time I’m writing this, I should be 20 years old. A young male adult. Once I was that “insensitive idiot” that have no goals in his life and watch world from above. But watching Clannad was a trigger to change my life. (see philosophical review below) . Yes, even now, I still feel that I’m a child, even after changing myself.

Philosophically :

Clannad After Story is the best anime that should be recommended for any person but it’s more like a half-guide to surreality rather than being a guide itself. In other words, Clannad should be treated as philosophical anime and not cry-tragedy-comedy anime.
It can also tell you what kind of person you are

1. Man, it was a good cry, so, let’s go to another KEY anime since it’ll make me cry -> You misinterpreted everything, that’s not the reason behind Clannad. You’re doing it wrong son!

2. Man, I couldn’t finish it so I stopped few times ->You hate being sensitive and you can’t accept reality and want to change it but you can never do anything.

3. Phew, Now that I remember, I wasn’t that good with my parents -> well, just a little close to the real answer: yes you should treat them better

4. Life is short ->yes, no matter how long it is, What will you do now?

5. I don’t see your point in this question, you can’t redo life, right? ->100/100. yes! that’s the right goal of the whole anime, you can’t relive life as in Clannad but you can redo your life!
In other words, here is Jun Maeda’s plan: to make you feel you’re inside that anime (by laughing then first sadness), then the big shot, you become Tomoya himself.
Now what remains is: How you accept fate, life, family, death.

The other world is none other than personification of sadness, hope, life, family and friends. The world that begins after the End. The world where everything ended for a self: What kind of reaction should you take? Are you going to revolt against God (atheism)? Are you got to search more about Religion (and be more religious)?. Are you going to treat more well your parents? Are you going just to ignore everything?. Will you be kind to your children? Will you accept death? Will you accept life? Will you change yourself? yes, it’s none other than half a guide, it’s now your turn to see how you should complete your life.

If you watched A.S and still don’t understand what should you do to improve your life, then, I’m sorry to tell you…

No matter how sad, no matter how much I cry, it’ll tell me that life is good as long as you do good: Love your parents, be loved by them.

So, What will you do now?

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This is a light guide for Classical Anime. So, if you’re fond of anime, I think you know all of these by heart.
and of course, this is my current list and can be changed any time

1. Death Note:(Mystery, Genius, detective, thrill, suspense, challenge, Drama)

Probably the best scenario ever! a must seen (because kotoba [words] can NEVER be sufficient to describe it

2. Clannad After Story [and Clannad Series] (Romance, Drama, Tragedy, Comedy)

And you’ll have to watch Clannad before of course. most painful moments are here.
And don’t worry about crying (if you have a kind heart), I and many people cried too 😉
AND OF COURSE! DON’T FORGET HANDKERCHIEFS (TISSUES)!!!!

3. Spiral (Mystery, Detective, Thrill, Genius, Drama)

From the depth of despair and the loop of the faith, can Narumi save the ‘Blade Children’? (Detective

4. Seitokai no Ichizon (Comedy, Drama, LOL, parody)

Many Anime references can be found here (you need to watch other animes before to fully understand it). I’ve got my best laughs from here.

This is a student council trying to do its work, but, the only problem is having Sugisaki?
The in-between-lines are great, it’s recommended

5. Baka to test (Romance, Comedy, LOL, parody)

Kudos for my fav ending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY29T1p0OdY

Classes from A-> F, F=the worst, A = the best. Our heroes are from F, A, B, C, D, E . We have one-side Yuri, Yaoi, bishojo, bishoenen, bijen and all the type of people even the ‘Death grimmer ! ‘ . a good laugh

6. School Rumbles series (Love, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Situations_You_can_never_imagine, LOL, parody)

Want funny romantic anime? how about this: A loves B, B loves C and A made enemy of C, C is cool, A is a delinquent, B is a childish girl, D loves A, E loves D, F loves G, D-cup, H loves F and C loves … Curry (food)!

7. No Naku Koro ni Series (Higurashi and Umineko) (Mystery, Thrill, suspense, comedy, drama, tragedy, kill, psychology, Oyashiro, witch, curses)


[Higurashi’s description followed by Umineko’s]

Series of suspense in two different worlds:Oyashiro sama’s curse or the witch’s curse

The cursed village will be terrorized and everybody is going to be killed : the cursed island, nobody remained alive

Is the killer a human? is it a curse? Do the witches exist?

8. Angel Beats (Mystery, Tragedy, Comedy, Love?, Romance?, Drama, Hope, Thrill, Mystery)

I can’t describe in words, otherwise I would spoil everything, you’ll have to watch the first episode.

9. Great Teacher Onizuka (Comedy, Drama, Situations_you_can_never_imagine, teens, delinquent)

Onizuka: “I want to become a teacher, so I would marry a teenager when I’m 40” :3

What if the class he got is just college people, what if they’re the worst kind of people that hate professors?

Onizuka is a must see!

Other animes:

10. Detective Kindaichi
The best Detective series?

Jimmy Kudo

Image via Wikipedia

Other animes:
* Ranma 1/2 : Ranma Is he a boy or a girl? because I think his father is a human or it’s panda? his friend is a human or a pig? A very recommended comedy (Romance included) but make sure you watch the censored version if you’re under 13
(NOT REALLY FAMOUS)* Romeo no aoi sora: sacrifices, misery of children labor, it was a wonderful anime
* Suzumiya Haruhi (the best anime of 2006)
* K-ON: I loved it so much back then
* Detective School Q (Tantei Gakuen Q): Detective, suspense. From the creator of Kindaichi ‘s case files
* Magic Kaito and Meitantei Conan
* Oreimo : Ore no Imouto ~
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
* Naruto
* Lucky Star

Anime Symbols:

– Genius and Evil: L and Light from Death Note
– Evil genius: Lelouch from Code Geass
– Best detective: Kindaichi
– Most successful detective: Conan (Shinichi)
– Best Romance Drama: Clannad
– YOU_MUST_GET_TISSUES_FOR_CRYING: clanand After Story
– Perfect husband: Narumi from Spiral; Naoki from Itazura na kiss
– Perfect wife: (not a wife, but a recommended): Kaede from Shuffle; Nogizaka from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
– Dumbest character: Akishia from Baka to test  VS Itazura na kiss’ hero VS School Rumble’s heroes
– Smartest ever: L VS Light VS Near (from Death Note) VS Narumi Ayumu VS Kudo Shinichi VS Kindaichi VS Lelouch VS Detective Academy Q‘s Q team VS Sugisaki
– Most successful: Light and Naoki (Death Note, Itazura na kiss)
– the woman with a sabre: Shana
– Space and Athena: Saint Seiya
– Soccer (football): Captain Tsubasa
– the maid/harsh/tsundere: Kaicho wa maid-sama
– palmtop tiger: Tiga from ToraDora
– Cute-mode: Rena from Higurashi
– Yandere: School Days, Shuffle!
– The detective in the body of a child: Conan (Shinichi Kudo)
– Basket Anime: Slam Dunk
– Castanet girl: Yui from K-ON
– Girl band: K-ON
– Yuri lustful girl: Mariya holic
– Girl are president: Suzumiya; Kaicho wa Maid; Angel beats (partially); MM!; Tsundere ones
– Tsundere: a lot  Lucky star: Hiragii , Shuffle: Asa;  Seitokai no Ichizon: Shiina; Kaicho wa maid sama; Louise Zero;MM!’s hero; Amagami SS; Suzumiya Haruhi; Taiga from ToraDora; Love Hina;K-ON’s Mio
– can be boy or a girl: Ranma
– Anime Symbol: Doraemon
– Yandere: Rena (Higurashi) and Shuffle’s Kaede
– Japanese Detective fiction: Conan and Kindaichi
– Social hating: Zetsoubou sensei
– Puppet Detective: Sakon
– Ki and action: Dragon Ball
– bishonen that look like a girl: Baka to test
– sadako: sawako from Kimi ni Todoke

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