Little Busters Refrain

Little Busters! Refrain - oprainfall

Little Busters! Refrain, the sequel to the first Little Busters! anime series, has just gotten its first official full-length promotional trailer. Visual novel fans will recognize the title from its original incarnation as a game by Key, the studio responsible for popular franchises like Air and Clannad. Refrain is the name of the last scenario in the Little Busters! game. It becomes available after players have finished every scenario with each of the game’s heroines.

See the trailer for yourself down below:

J.C. Staff is producing the series, and the original cast of voice actors from the first season of Little Busters! will be returning with the exception of one: Yuiko Tatsumi, the voice of Mio Nishizono. She is being replaced by Shiho Kawaragi, who voiced Mio in the original visual novel. Along with some brand new visuals, this trailer features the Little Busters! Refrain opening song, “Boys Be Smile” by Suzuyu.

Little Busters! Refrain will premiere in Japan this October. If that’s too long to wait, you can watch the first season for yourself over at Crunchyroll. Little Busters! has also been licensed for release in North America by Sentai Filmworks, but the game is not currently available outside of Asian territories.


Angela Hinck
Former Contributor: Content Manager- Situated in sunny Florida, Angela spends plenty of time watching anime and playing video games. RPGs and survival-horror are her go-to genres; but if it's weird or different, she's willing to give a shot. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Creative Writing and now puts her skills to good use writing about the nerdier things in life, including news and game reviews for Operation Rainfall.