as a child, Riki was an orphan after his parents died. his depression was slowly lifted when he became friends with a group of kids, calling themselves the Little Busters. now in his high school years, Riki was still great friends with the Busters. he had 2 missions, one is to recruit female members to form a baseball team; second was to complete tasks delivered by cats, regarding the existence of a secret world.
for those who knew Clannad (2007-2008), Air (2004-2005), and Kanon (2002-2006), this series was another installment from the same producers. these previous series were popular for its beautiful and touching storyline. as for this series, it was also very well paced, with lots of laughter and dramas. Riki was a clumsy character, but nonetheless lovable. his constant growth made him even more attractive as he solved problem together with the group.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 14
- director: Yoshiki Yamakawa (山川吉樹)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Drama/Romance
- Little Busters! (2012)
- Little Busters!: Refrain (2013)
- Little Busters!: Sekai no Saitou wa Ore ga Mamoru! (2013)