Little Busters

Plot: Orphaned Riki Naoe and his four childhood friends make up the Little Busters. With talk of going their separate ways to college and work after high school, the Little Busters want to spruce up their remaining time together with as much fun as they can cram in -- so they start looking for members to form a baseball team... (Not a whole lot happens at the start, but it gets better. B)

Characters: B

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: A

Objectionable Content: Mild; some fan service/innuendo, mild profanity

Other: Key's newest addition to their quality lineup is also a slice-of-life school drama that starts off light with some unusual characters and off-base gags. The whole first season is basically all character arcs that have some teaser questions thrown in, waiting to be answered.
The payoff for your patience doesn't come until season two, "Refrain", where the series' initial questions are finally addressed and (like Clannad After Story) the story takes a very unexpected turn from upbeat and silly to downright depressing. I wasn't able to finish this one, but not really because anything was "wrong with it."

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 2/5

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