First Impressions: Little Busters Refrain

Visual novel adaptation by JC Staff
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Premise: The Little Busters team has lost their baseball game, but they continue their lives all the same. Meanwhile the secret of the world that has been hidden is starting to come to light.


Lifesong’s Verdict: Pleasantly Surprised

If you followed my sporadic coverage of season 1 you know that I wasn’t so fond of it. Mio’s route is the only route of the story I really felt fit KEY’s storytelling style and had many other little issues I could complain about here, but won’t. Episode 1 of Refrain was a complete reversal on my expectations.

KEY’s signature storytelling is back in force and this first episode was just plain fun. Kurugaya’s reactions in this episode sent a chill down my spine and the fantastical element with the secret of the world is finally starting to come out and boy it’s not at all what I was thinking it would be. I’m having fun, that is more than I could say for much of season 1.

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