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Little Busters!: Season 1, Collection 2 (2012/Sentai/Section 23 Blu-ray)

Picture: A- Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: A

As if getting cryptic messages from cats aren't enough, Riki continues to have daily fun with a group of odd balls friends at school, the Little Busters. Everyday they have crazy sudden games and events to help bring more excitement into their lives, from crazy mock battles with toys to baseball practice. As Riki bonds and gets closer to each of their members of the Little Busters, he learns why they don't quite fit in with society, and aids them and helps them to over come their problems, but with every person he helps, it seem to hint to a larger mystery surrounding their world and somehow connected to their lives... as if preparing him for something extraordinary.

In this continuation of the debut season, Riki has narcolepsy, being anytime he feels down, depressed or hopeless his body literally shuts down from the rest world, but now with the Little Busters everyday is fun and an adventure. But all of the Little Busters are eccentrics surrounded by mysterious powers and phenomenons, with a sad story of them before they joined the Little Busters, they were alone, afraid and outcasted. With a smile, Riki recruited them to join the Little Busters and now they are all friends and family. As Riki helps each member come to terms with their past, face their fears, he grow mentally stronger himself and learns himself that with the power of love, friendship and hope that miracles can happen...

This is a comical anime filled with comedy, laughter with heart warming moments. It is a story of stories, each the characters has a story, a tragedy, a past they keep hidden from the world. As the main character helps them face reality and join their world of Little Busters they become bound by love and friendship. They are considered the outcasts and misfits of their school, but together they discover they can forge their own world and find joy and happiness.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer is another state-of-the-art performer from Sentai with great color, detail and depth, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless mix (with some Pro Logic surrounds unlisted) is warm, clean and consistent throughout. Extras include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.


So Now, I'll Reach My Hand Out to You - Riki searches for Mio's memories and seeks to help her face Midori, her other self.

Who Mama! This Rocks! - Riki gets invited to a sleepover in the girls dorm... and the girls have plans for him.

Don't Look at Me Like That! - Haruka faces the student counsel president Futaki, who seems always out to get her, who is really her twin sister.

I Wanted Someone to Stay Beside Me - Haruka tells her past between her and her sister and confronts her father to find out the truth.

This Answer is Within Your Heart - Haruka learns why Futaki has always pushed her away, it was to protect her and they make amends with each other.

Keep Working Hard - Everyone helps tutor Kud to help raise her grades.

Cure the Lovesick - Riki and Rin help another student with a love confession.

Fifty Nautical Miles into the Sky - Riki helps Kud's dream of reaching closer to space one day, just like her mother.

I Promise I'll Come Back - An accident happens to Kud's mom, and Kud must find the courage to leave the Little Busters and find her mom.

For Those You Love - Kud enters a war zone and gets captured by rebels who are against her mother.

If Rin-chan is Happy, I'm Happy Too - Rin puts on a puppet show for children, and Riki gets his first hints that somehow the story is about the mystery of the Little Busters and the world they are in.

The Final Member - Kengo teaches Riki the meaning of never giving up, even if their dreams are lost.

The Greatest of Friends - Riki remembers how each one of them are connected to the Little Busters and how special they are.

- Ricky Chiang


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