Any Key work is sure to be a favorite!
Summary: A scream that Kyousuke has returned. Two people want to fight again but Kyousuke establishes the rule for a fair fight. Rin interrupts them and ends up battling Masato. Riki narrates his past with the group called Little Busters. He was able to forget the loneliness because of them. Back to present time, the five friends play baseball and a text game. Then it moves to recruiting more members to create an actual baseball team. Rin ends up with a fight with Sasami, the next softball captain. The last part was a narration of how great Kyousuke is and how it’ll be different without him the following year.
Thoughts: Is it me or the theme for the fall season is going back to the childhood days? It’s nice to see how the theme revolves around a group of friends grew up together. I’m guessing it’ll be about staying together even when their paths are about to separate. If they’re able to carry that sentiment throughout its run, then this might end up being my second favorite Key work. Sorry but I don’t see Clannad being toppled over any time soon. Anyway, I was worried about the comedy for this anime but it’s got the funny vibe reminiscent of Clannad. Sure, KyoAni would have done a better job but JC Staff wasn’t shabby.
Initial Rating: 8/10