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Review: Clannad (PC)

For the past 10 years, I’ve been a fan of the (popular) anime adaptations of Key’s various work including Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters, and Angel Beats. Although I was aware that both Kanon and Air started out as games (V...

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Final Impressions: Little Busters! Refrain

I commented several times that I didn't think that Little Busters! Refrain would wrap up completely within thirteen episodes. In fact, the midpoint of the series was moving at such a sluggish pace that it seemed all would be revealed in a m...

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First Impressions: Little Busters!: Refrain

We may be at the beginning of a brand new season, but it seems a few older shows have come back from for a second quarter in the limelight. Little Busters! is one such show, returning from a three-month break with the conclusion of its craz...

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Angel Beats! game officially announced

When Angel Beats! was first revealed to the public back in 2009, it was billed as a cross media franchise. Given visual novel studio Key's involvement, it was generally assumed that there would be a game adaptation of some kind somewhere do...

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Little Busters! returns with a bonus episode

It's been quite some time since we last saw the colourful members of the Little Busters, but not to worry, as they'll be returning in a previously unaired bonus episode. There's a catch, however, as you're going to need to buy all nine fir...

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Final Impressions: Little Busters!

It's been a bumpy ride filled with mixed emotions, but the long sought after Little Busters! anime adaptation has finally come to a close. Well, the first part certainly has. As we already know, this show will be returning in the near futur...

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Little Busters! due to return, second season teased

While it may not have as much hype as the third part of JoJo, I'm sure there are a few of us (myself included) that are quietly looking forward to the conclusion of Little Busters! The teaser at the end of the twenty-sixth episode shows tha...


Surprise! Sentai acquires Little Busters

I'm seriously beginning to think it'd be better news to announce the anime that Sentai Filmworks hasn't licensed yet.  Next on their path of destruction is Little Busters, the anime adaptation of one of Key's popular visual novels. The...


First Impressions: Little Busters!

I love Key. I love Air. I love Kanon. I love Clannad. Out of the 546 anime I've managed to watch (thanks MAL!), I consider Clannad: After Story to be my absolute favourite. No pressure then, Little Busters!. It's understandab...


Watch the trailer for the Little Busters! anime

Here's the trailer for J.C. Staff's next anime, Little Busters! It's an adaptation of the romance visual novel by Key about high schoolers and some other weird stuff. The anime will start airing in October 2012 and feature mostly the same ...


Get ready! Little Busters! to be animated by J.C. Staff

So Kyoto Animation or P.A. Works are not going to ride the waves on adapting the Little Busters! visual novel game by Key. Before you get upset about the news, J.C. Staff did do a fantastic job in animating Ano Natsu de Matteru, so there is...


It's time for Buster! Little Buster's anime PV is here

Sorry again folks, I just can't help using that phrase whenever this comes up. I hope you Key fans had a great time celebrating and having a good number of drinks last time around, because now you will get to see if the wait was worth it.&n...


Cheers Key fans! Little Busters! becomes an anime series

It's time for Little Busters! Little Busters, ready go! Sorry, I just could not help it. Key fans can now celebrate and party on, because Little Busters! is finally getting an anime adaption.  I am sorry to say this, but...


Japanator Recommends: Clannad: Complete Collection

I'm not fond of Key properties. A couple years back, I watched all of Air in two sittings and was a blubbering mess by the end of it. The intense emotional trauma compacted into a short period of time combined with intense sleep depravation...


Sentai set to release Clannad movie and dub After Story

Fans of sickeningly overbearing moe will be pleased to hear that more Clannad is coming their way. ANN reports that Sentai Filmworks' David Williams confirmed in the AnimeOnDVD forums that Key's Clannad movie would be re...


Japanator Recommends: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

Kingdom Hearts fans are a long-suffering bunch. After feasting on the highly polished Kingdom Hearts II, they have had to make due with half-hearted gestures intended to tide them over until something significant could be produced. First it...


First Impressions: Angel Beats!

Summary: An interesting concept dragged down by bland characters. Isn't it ironic that I'm writing a First Impressions about Angel Beats!, despite the fact that the show left very little impression on me whatsoever. I didn't love it, I didn...


Take a video tour of Key

Visual novel studio Key, who you know as the creators of Kanon, Air, Clannad and more, are based in Osaka, Japan. I've always kind of wondered what goes on in their offices, and now, thanks to this video tour, I've seen their cubicle toys ...


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