12 Days of Anime, Day 10: Baseball Tears

Kud says Merry Kurisimasssuuuu

Image Cred­it: imo mushi from Pixiv

Could­n’t get this post up yes­ter­day because I was at a fam­i­ly Christ­mas Par­ty (which dou­bled as a birth­day par­ty for my lit­tle sis­ter, which is why I went). Strange see­ing my cousins/nieces unwrap­ping their presents on the 23rd. 😛

Gonna get Day 11 up lat­er today because today is tech­ni­cal­ly Day 11… and I’d be both­ered if I broke the flow of these and decide to end it on the 26th.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A sword is a weapon to kill...

One cross-shaped scar…

[First Day]

Haruhi shapes the world...literally

Two godly novels…

[Sec­ond Day]

Fanime 2012

Three pals at Fanime…

[Third Day]

Elise Lutus is my loli queen, yup yup

Four Apple Gummis…

[Fourth Day]

Jet, you killjoy!

Five Right Stuf deals…

[Fifth Day]

Madoka will unwrap Ultimate Madoka as a selfcest Christmas present

Six grief seeds…

[Sixth Day]

Freeza is so insignificant now...

Seven Dragon Balls…

[Sev­enth Day]


Eight picky buyers… 

[Eighth Day]

This blog aint no Prinny

Nine resurrections…

[Ninth Day]

Friendship is good, not magic

Ten Little Busters, and a partridge in a pear tree!

It would be wrong if I did­n’t men­tion “Lit­tle Busters! get­ting an ani­me” as a high­light of 2012. I was cer­tain­ly wait­ing a pret­ty long time for KyoAni to ani­mat­ed Lit­tle Busters! — and I’m sure a lot of peo­ple were too. And it final­ly did get an ani­me adap­ta­tion… but not by KyoAni. Welp.

Despite the retar­da­tion from the fan­dom that revolved around J.C.Staff get­ting the rights to ani­mate it, think­ing of the most biased rea­sons to hate it (which Wah­fuu point­ed out in one of his ear­li­er post), the adap­ta­tion did­n’t even end up bad at all! It’s loose in a few places, but for the most part it’s as faith­ful as what Kyoto Ani­ma­tion would have done with it. More­over, it was hint­ed that a sec­ond sea­son after the 26-episode run will be pro­duced, in the same man­ner as Clan­nad ~After Sto­ry~, which puts most of my wor­ries away about it being rushed.

It was awe­some final­ly see­ing the Lit­tle Busters! visu­al nov­el ani­mat­ed after such a long wait. I love the fact that most of the seiyuu return and reprise their VN roles in the ani­me. I love it that Riki is voiced by Hoc­chan (UGGUUUU~) as opposed to hav­ing the same seiyuu as Rin. I love the fact that J.C.Staff uses the same open­ing theme as the visu­al nov­el and most of its BGM. Most of all, I love how faith­ful and spot-on it is, in places where it needs to be the most while still keep­ing a lot of the lov­able and fun­ny bits from the VN. If my beloved Hoshi­zo­ra no Memo­ria: Wish Upon A Shoot­ing Star could be promised an adap­ta­tion like this, I don’t care if it’s KyoAni, J.C.Staff, P.A. Works, freak­ing Toei (on sec­ond thought, maybe not…), etc… I would have no prob­lems whatsoever.

You heard that, ani­me com­pa­nies? I’ve giv­en you an assignment.

Mission Start!

3 thoughts on “12 Days of Anime, Day 10: Baseball Tears

  1. I don’t see why peo­ple are com­plain­ing it as I do enjoy the ani­me and so far, it’s pret­ty close to the visu­al nov­el source mate­r­i­al. Sure the pac­ing is off com­pared to pre­vi­ous adap­ta­tions, but it’s dif­fi­cult to fit every­thing in an adaptation.

    Besides, I’m play­ing the actu­al game on my Playsta­tion Vita, which is the Con­vert­ed Ver­sion, which is basi­cal­ly Ecsta­sy ver­sion with 40% more CG and such, although the per­fect ver­sion has that stuff as well. Play­ing it in Raw Japan­ese since I know some Japan­ese on a low­er-inter­me­di­ate lev­el, but I think the CG is an improve­ment over Clan­nad Visu­al Nov­el since I last played it a few years ago.

    1. @chikorita157: Agreed on that point. Plus, com­pared to what visu­al nov­els (in gen­er­al) usu­al­ly end up becom­ing when they’re adapt­ed into an ani­me, the adap­ta­tion for Lit­tle Busters! is quite the godsend.

      Glad you’re enjoy­ing the VN! The art in the Lit­tle Busters! VN is def­i­nite­ly an improve­ment from the art in the Air ~ Clan­nad VNs. 😛 If you ever get around to play­ing Rewrite (newest Key VN), the qual­i­ty of the art for the CGs steps back some­what due to Itaru Hinoue being the sole artist, but it’s still an improve­ment over Air ~ Clan­nad. Just as you’re play­ing the visu­al nov­el for LB! now, I rec­om­mend peo­ple who watch and enjoy the ani­me to play the visu­al nov­el if they’re ever curi­ous about the minor dif­fer­ences and want to see what the ani­me omits. 🙂 There’s even a trans­la­tion patch out there (of the orig­i­nal PC edi­tion) for peo­ple who don’t under­stand Japanese.

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