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「答えは心のなかにあるんだ」 (Kotae wa Kokoro no Naka ni Arun da)
“The Answer is in Your Heart”

And so ends the Haruka Arc – or was it the Kanata Arc – and I can’t imagine anyone could complain about a lack of drama now.

I have a few issues with the way things were wrapped up here, truth be told, though I suspect they’re more with the source content than the execution – and all in all, I think this arc ended in a pretty satisfying way. Certainly, there was more to gnaw on here than with the Komori Arc, and the pacing was much better as well. I won’t say things were brought together with a lot of emotional subtlety but again, this is Key – in the world of Maeda Jun, emotional subtlety really isn’t the point.

Once again I need to start with the finish and reverse-engineer my reaction to the episode – interestingly enough it’s the second week in a row that’s happened – because what happens at the end is what’s sticking in my mind. There are some wholly admirable elements to the conclusion, but if in the end Haruka’s summation is “That no one is evil the world”, I have to take issue with that based on the evidence presented (not to mention personal experience). What about the sick bastards who forced the twins’ mother to marry both of her best friends? The same people who left bruises and scars up and down Kanata’s body (and mind), and literally threw Haruka out of her Dickensian shack when she screwed up? No, there are evil people in the world – and I don’t think one needs to believe otherwise to be happy.

Here’s the thing – I’m right on board with everything up to that point. Especially when Haruka says “I don’t need to hate anyone. I can love myself.” And I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that she decided she didn’t need to know whose kid she was – at that point it was largely irrelevant, and would only have unnecessarily complicated the healing process. It’s the whole “it’s no one’s fault” thread that starts to lose me, because it clearly is someone’s fault. To my way of thinking it’s not necessary to absolve her family for Haruka to move on – she simply needs to take her own advice and stop defining herself by hating her sister, and believing that happiness is a zero-sum game between them. She doesn’t need to deny the existence of evil or absolve anyone of blame – she simply needs to realize that as terrible as what her family did to her (and perhaps even more to Kanata) was, she doesn’t have to hate them for it – she simply needs to forget them as completely as possible and move on.

It’s certainly possible that I’m taking Haruka’s “I wanted to believe it more than anything – that there was no one evil in the world” too literally. Perhaps it’s not a celebration of her newly rediscovered love for Kanata but an admission that she’s been too naïve all along in believing that about her family – but I didn’t see it that way. For the record, I suspect the whole “two fathers” thing was BS and both children belong to the man their mother truly loved, as I believe the “criminal” Haruka believed was her father probably spared their mother the trauma of having to consummate a second marriage to a man she didn’t love. He emerges as the hero of the piece, if anyone does – he was the one who took matters into his own hands and took great hardship on himself in an attempt to free the girls from the clutches of the ghouls who were ruining their lives. That he failed in the attempt is tragic, but it doesn’t reflect badly on his intentions.

It was clear from the beginning that this episode was going to cover a lot of ground – there was no pre-open, which I believe is a first for Little Busters – and while it certainly did, I never felt things were being rushed. Among the stronger moments were Kud’s reaction to the general tide of rage against Kanata – I suspected she’d end up in that role – and the brutally stark tone of Kanata’s “confession”, where she described the indignities she’d been forced to suffer, right up to being blackmailed by the threatened murder of her sister. It’s tempting to pick at the wound of the mistakes both Haruka and Kanata made – and each made plenty – but the sensible lesson of the arc is that spending our lives searching for someone to blame and someone to hate is pointless. They’re kids, and no kids could be expected to have made good decisions when placed in the position they were in. In closing, I think Riki’s words make a good coda because they sum up the essence of LB very well – “There’s no Kamisama here – just us.” Life is not the zero-sum game that Kanata described last week – rather, we can choose either to promote happiness by helping other people, or to promote despair. It’s our choice and no one else’s, and we need to take the responsibility for the choice we make. Dengana mangana.

 

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February 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm
96 comments »
  • February 11, 2013 at 5:21 pmstarss

    This episode…… made me cry. Sure, the idea of the Kanata just politely ASKING to separate from the family sounds easier than the conflict made it out to be, in which case I wonder why they couldn’t just do that years ago, but this is the kind of ending to an arc we love to see. It’s just so heartwarming.

    You DO NOT throw your child into a mud puddle and close the door behind you, family institution or not!

    • February 12, 2013 at 12:20 amDerp

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      • February 12, 2013 at 7:55 amWherethecowsfly

        You should watch the complete series before say something doesn´t make sense. After refrain, everything make sense. Trust me.

      • February 12, 2013 at 9:10 amHelvetica Standard

        Well, yeah..
        It’s just a plot device. I agree with @wherethecowsfly
        Just wait for refrain. You’re going to get mind bogged :P

      • February 12, 2013 at 9:32 amWherethecowsfly

        Well, I don´t think that is a plot device because:
        [MAJOR SPOILERS]
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  • February 11, 2013 at 5:21 pmMegas

    The anime completely blew away the VN this time. The VN tread muddy water way too long with the romance part. The anime got rid of that & saved us at least 3 hours of drivel! BRAVO!!!

    Now I wonder just how they are gonna do Kud’s arc w/o the romance. That should be a masterpiece.

  • February 11, 2013 at 5:29 pmfoo

    I’m pretty sure ‘no one is evil’ meant in the sense that she was thought to be born evil, because her father was ‘evil.’ That’s what tortured her heart for so long, that’s the answer she was really looking for when seeking closure. It’s the difference between doing evil (the examples you mentioned) and being innately evil (which she now believes doesn’t exist, she doesn’t have to worry that she may be innately evil and condemned).

    • February 11, 2013 at 5:35 pmbanzemanga

      I think you are right. Maybe it was something that the anime or the original script did not convey very well? I think the words used were to generic to convey the actual meaning.

      But considering the timing of being confessed who the father is, it is just like you said. She initially thought that one of the fathers was evil. And so she wanted to know if she was a daughter of an evil father. But it doesn’t matter anymore since neither father are evil. They were just good fathers protecting their children.

      But on the other note, i find it difficult how can two men can impregnate twins at the same time.

      • February 11, 2013 at 8:02 pmSmokex365

        As far as having twins from different fathers, it’s the same thing you commonly see in animals like dogs or cats. It’s very common for puppies/kittens from the same litter to have different fathers for each. It’s basically the same thing for humans, though much rarer. The usually cause is that instead of a single egg being release, 1 or more are released, usually a few days apart. Having identical twins (or identical looking) from that process may be exceptionally rare, it’s not impossible. Here it was likely more of a plot device.

  • February 11, 2013 at 5:29 pmbanzemanga

    I agree with you Guardian. The ending was good but the process was shaky.

    Among the things you mentioned, it was weird on how they can dissolve the situation so easily by saying that they will no longer live with the support of their grandparents. It was supposed to be that their grandparents had so much power that they tore them apart from their parents. I mean, otherwise a mother and a father will fight in court with all their might so that their children won’t suffer what their mother had to go through.

    I mean, if their grandparents had the power to tear them apart from their parents from the beginning; they should still hold the power to control them in the present. I don’t see how the grandparents would just allow their grandchildren just go away just because they say so.

  • February 11, 2013 at 5:29 pmstarss

    Oh, and props to Keiko Suzuki this week!

    *standing ovation!*

    • February 11, 2013 at 5:48 pmGuardian Enzo

      Agreed – great seiyuu work by Suzuki-san here.

  • February 11, 2013 at 5:34 pmWherethecowsfly

    The best episode for the most dramatic arc of little busters! to date.

    • February 11, 2013 at 5:51 pmWherethecowsfly

      Oh and: Yay for Kud-centered episode next week :D!

  • February 11, 2013 at 5:45 pmEntrav

    Best episode and best arc so far. Well done by J.C. Staff. Looking forward to Kud’s arc!

  • February 11, 2013 at 6:14 pmkanade_

    Nice episode. I knew Kanata was acting harsh towards Haruka for a “reason”.

    One more thing, it’s hard to imagine that the father (“criminal” one) murdered someone after seeing how he is very kind and caring. Did he “accidentally” murdered someone in Saigusa’s family during the feud or something?

    • February 11, 2013 at 6:40 pmGuardian Enzo

      He didn’t kill anyone – the charge was “attempted murder” which could really mean anything. I got the impression he set a fire to try and use as a cover to help escape with the babies or something like that, and got charged with attempted murder, but that could be a misread on my part.

      • February 11, 2013 at 6:52 pmkanade_

        Hmmm, its strange because all this time I thought he murdered someone. Just when did the anime mentioned that is was “attempted murder”? Back in episode 16, I remember seeing on the flyer which he was arrested for murder and attempted arson.

      • February 11, 2013 at 7:03 pmMegas

        That what I got from it as well. The 2 guys staged a fight which resulted in a fire, which was the escape cover for the other 2 while Shou stayed behind to take on the BS charges that such a powerful family could easily make stick. The anime actually made that more clear since the VN was so damn vague that no could tell what they did.

      • February 11, 2013 at 7:10 pmGuardian Enzo

        Flip it to “attempted murder and arson” and I think you got it. I don’t really think attempted arson exists as a charge – it’s either arson or it’s not. Attempted arson is just “Hey – do you have a light?”

      • February 11, 2013 at 7:42 pmMegas

        The charge is “arson & attempted murder”. They took some liberties with the translation which can easily be misunderstood. 殺人(murder) & 未遂(attempted) are connected in the flyer.

        It’s actually possible to be charged of attempted arson if you are caught in the act or the target fails to ignite. But the target definitely caught fire here so it’s definitely no attempt.

    • February 11, 2013 at 6:59 pmMCAL

      I believe Haruka clarified that in Episode 17.

    • February 11, 2013 at 8:22 pmstarss

      That is strange. When we first see him, he’s in a drunken stuper and is completely broken and mean-spirited. I suppose he woke up with a hangover, realized he was behaving badly, and went back to work at the orphanage.

      • February 12, 2013 at 2:26 amhoiut

        Recall Tomoya’s father from Clannad. Seemingly drunk (and violent) from the early depictions/descriptions, and quite broken.

  • February 11, 2013 at 6:15 pmCrunchie

    The only thing they really missed out on was Kanata went with Riki to see the father alone before Haruka confronted her, pretty sure.

    Kind of expected them to skip it, anyway~

    • February 11, 2013 at 6:25 pmWherethecowsfly

      They skip too the part when Haruka tries to kill Kanata with a scissor in the rain scene D: Was one of the most heartbreaking parts of the vn

  • February 11, 2013 at 6:22 pmKaoa

    I still somehow think that Kanata is the “criminal”‘s daughter.. call it guts or whatever

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:53 pmSilver

      Why’s that? And what difference would it make?

  • February 11, 2013 at 6:47 pmBreedo

    What happened to Mio, Riki couldn’t get her on the phone as I recall…

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:11 pmGuardian Enzo

      Yes, and she’s not in the ED sequence either. I assume we’ll learn more in weeks ahead (so please, no one answer that question with VN info).

      • February 12, 2013 at 9:06 amHelvetica Standard

        Nothing particularly important with Mio’s absence.(not VN relevant anyway)
        My guess is she was out partying XD

      • February 12, 2013 at 11:12 pmKaruta

        If you say no, then nobody here will tell. It’s obviously relevant, though. What with the time constraints, they can’t afford to add random, unneeded stuff to the plot.

    • February 11, 2013 at 10:54 pmfoo

      She’s in the next episode preview, at least. It was probably just another book avalanche.

      • February 11, 2013 at 11:55 pmMCAL

        And she was stuck there for days without anyone to help her?

    • February 12, 2013 at 1:23 amAnonymous

      Her absence was kind of puzzling as well.

      Though VN readers could only speculate as to JC Staff’s arrangement of her absence, since Mio and the others were largely absent in the VN version of the sisters’ arcs.

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:00 pmSnooSnoo

    Also the ending seemed to make it like Haruka is meeting their mother for the first time (or in a long while). Whereas in the VN, she lives with her mother and “other” father.

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:00 pmMCAL

    Haruka’s arc was a funny thing indeed. In the very beginning, all the VN fans were in a rage over the very first episode and by the end they were pretty happy with the way the arc turned out anything. I’ll give JC Staff the credit they deserved. Compared to what I heard the VN is like, the anime version of Haruka’s arc was a masterpiece in emotional subtlety. Personally the bench scene did lose a lot of points for me, but all things considered, the end was result was fine with me. If I had any real problem with the finale, it was that Haruka perhaps came to her decision too quickly. Don’t get me wrong, I think in the end it was the reasonable thing to do and there’s no denying the whole friendship angle this adaption is taking made it slightly more believable than the romantic, but that doesn’t mean it should have happened so quickly.

    Other than that, I think, based on the info I’ve found, that this anime adaption was a rousing success. I give it a seven out of ten. I still found Mio’s route to be better due to the much more restrained drama (In my opinion at least), but Haruka (And/Or Kanata)’s route definitely had me feeling the most emotions like people said it would. But a seven out of ten is appropriate. Next is the start of Kud’s route (I am a Japanese Stupid!) which seem to take a break the next week and then the route will be finished in three episodes which will make Kud’s route the longest so far and I suspect we will either finish Kurugaya’s route for the season or focus on what I believe should be Kengo and the first Little Buster’s baseball game. As much as I love Kurugaya, I’d like the latter to be true and save her for the inevitable season 2.

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:01 pmrasone0104

    so they have 6 eps left….. are they even going to cover refrain w/o making it looked rushed?

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:12 pmGuardian Enzo

      Pretty much a given that will be in S2.

      • February 12, 2013 at 11:15 pmKaruta

        This. And who wouldn’t like that, anyway? I’d love to have 39/40 episodes of Little Busters, not just 26. Would be even better if there’s no break and it continues airing on Spring.

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:13 pmWherethecowsfly

      Refrain need at least 6 episodes and that if j.c staff skip 1/2 of the route. It´s that long.

      • February 11, 2013 at 8:22 pmMCAL

        I was under the impression that Refrain was longer than After Story which was 14 episodes. Wouldn’t need like over 18 episodes.

      • February 11, 2013 at 8:36 pmWherethecowsfly

        But remember that we are talking about j.c. staff, the studio that summarized 6-hours routes in 3 episodes. I haven´t played clannad but I think that the after story and refrain have the same duration.

      • February 15, 2013 at 8:22 amgecd

        Just hope JC dont make Deen;s mistake
        I m still rage about what they did with umineko ep 4

      • February 15, 2013 at 9:08 amWherethecowsfly

        I have hope that j.c staff will not ruin the best arc of any visual novel ever created.

      • February 15, 2013 at 9:23 amWherethecowsfly

        For those who wonder why refrain is so long it is because it´s divided on 5 sub-chapters that complements the story. I think, separated in episodes of the anime, how it would be:
        Masive spoilers!!!!
        Show Spoiler ▼

        In total: 12 episodes to cover refrain. I think is fair.

    • February 11, 2013 at 8:28 pmstarss

      Little After Busters Story.

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:13 pmRoguespirit

    Nice to see Kud stand up for her room mate despite all the opposition, I felt bad for her being stuck in the middle like that. Would it be going too far to think that, to some extent, Kanata thought of her as a surrogate little sister?

    It felt so good to see the sister make up and finally meet their mother after so many years. And the “criminal” was in fact the greatest hero of this story and and IMHO as much a father to those two girls as any man could have been.

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:25 pmrising7

      I’d say that idea isn’t too far off the mark, considering the scene with them two eps ago.

      This was by far my most anticipated arc and I’m pretty satisfied with how it went down. I too found the “no evil” aesop quite clumsy, but I do like the significance it holds for Haruka’s personal journey, in that the narrative she constructs for her life no longer needs a bad guy. Looking forward, I’d like to see how the sisters’ interpersonal dynamic differs.

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:20 pmKaoa

    So… After this, Kud, Rin1?, Rin2?, Kurugaya? Baseball match, Kengo… and Refrain? I don’t know how they are gonna manage this in only 6 more eps…

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:22 pmKaoa

      Forgot about Saya… I mean she was shown IN the trailer right?

    • February 11, 2013 at 8:11 pmCrunchie

      Knowing Yuiko’s route, there could be a high chance her route is never done. It could get very complicated, should they try.

      • February 11, 2013 at 8:41 pmWherethecowsfly

        Kurugaya route is almost impossible to adapt, unless they decide to change the story.

      • February 11, 2013 at 10:22 pmMikey

        I’ll be honest with you guys…

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • February 12, 2013 at 8:12 amWherethecowsfly

        Now that you say it, and if we consider that possibility, it´s probably that the end of kurugaya route would be the cliffhanger of the first season.
        Show Spoiler ▼

      • February 12, 2013 at 10:11 amJinS

        I would love to see that happen, but I don’t think so…

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • February 12, 2013 at 10:16 amWherethecowsfly

        But remember that Kurugaya´s route is 80% romance. The best scenes turns about riki-Kurugaya or riki trying to conquest kurugaya Show Spoiler ▼

      • February 12, 2013 at 10:21 amJinS

        Hence the Show Spoiler ▼

        comment. =(

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:32 pmSilver

    For those who wants to know more about the route, you can read this:
    http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=4550515&postcount=78

    This is from the Episode 18th thread of AnimeSuki’s forum. The poster went into pretty detailed depth about the differences and also more into the route.

    Anyway, after watching this route, I could no longer consider this a Haruka route. It truly is a Haruka/Kanata route. To be honest though, I think Kanata really shines in this route. All the assumptions and impressions about Kanata from the beginning till now have been completely changed. We now know that all the things she did is for a reason and it was simply all for Haruka. To protect her precious little sister, she’s willing to do everything that she can including hurting Haruka to prevent worse pain for Haruka. Not only that, she’s willing to do something that tremendously hurts her to the point where she finally broke down and also something that could have potentially eat away at her if Riki have not intervene and jump start the entire reconciliations of the sisters.

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:45 pmKiria

    This is the episode I’ve been waiting for. I liked Kanata since the beginning because I just knew there was so much more to her than she let on. This is, by far, my favorite episode, and although I agree some of the lessons like there being no evil didn’t quite ring a bell with me, everything else did. One of the best resolutions I could have wished for ;~;

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:51 pmSilver

      Actually there is something I’m not satisfied with at all. I wanted to see Magicians casting Purple Marbles of Hell and use it to obliterate the family. OVA OVA OVA OVA! By then, the sisters and their parent’s happiness can come true with no one to intervene.

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:52 pmSilver

      On an unrelated question, what is your avatar from? Seems really cute?

  • February 11, 2013 at 10:04 pmbaseone

    Nice drama with a nice closure.

    Every action has a reason

  • February 11, 2013 at 10:22 pmnagi

    Kud stole the episode with her “I am Japanese stupid!” *ROFL*

    • February 11, 2013 at 11:56 pmMCAL

      I agree.

  • February 12, 2013 at 1:21 amAnonymous

    Show Spoiler ▼

    • February 12, 2013 at 1:26 amSetsuna

      Dude…. At the very least put spoiler tags…. Most people haven’t even read Kanata’s route since the translation patch isn’t out yet.

      • February 12, 2013 at 1:53 amAnonymous

        My apologies. And I was thinking since the Haruka/Kanata is covered by the anime, it should be safe. Guess I stand corrected.

        Can Enzo please put the tags for the last 2 paragraphs?

    • February 12, 2013 at 3:53 amSilver

      Hahaha that’s something I would love to see as well but… don’t know if it will ever be animated…

  • February 12, 2013 at 6:08 amlegwkio

    I liked how Riki played the “Kyousuke” in this episode.

  • February 12, 2013 at 6:25 amThundershock81

    Many manly tears this episode. I thought I was doing well till Kanata screamed out “because you are my sister!!”

    T_T

  • February 12, 2013 at 8:41 amPasserby

    We have so little time left! I know that we are going to have a second season, but would it also be 2 cour? If so JC Staff can push a lot of material over; Refrain won’t need 24 episodes.

    If we are to cram everything else left into this season, then things get a bit more interesting. Let’s see what we have left:

    – Kud’s route (incoming)
    – Kurugaya’s route
    – Rin’s route (1 and 2?)
    – Kengo
    – Baseball game
    – MUSCLE

    I would say that everything except Rin’s route (2) and the baseball game are largely skippable (even MUSCLE, but that is hard to admit). Rin so far has been a mix of 1 and 2, and with proper storytelling 1 is not required. Won’t take very long. Kud’s route we’re going to be doing. Kurugaya is difficult. Kengo is quasi-important to set up for a scene in Refrain, but we can go without for now. Baseball is too symbolic and climatic to pass up. MUSCLE is YEAH YEAH.

    So if I were to do it, and feeling ambitious, perhaps something like:

    – Kud’s route for 2-3 episodes
    – Kengo + Baseball
    – Rin 2-3 episodes
    – Kurugaya’s piano
    – Transition into Refrain

    If I was an especially baller director with expertise in breakneck pacing we could even have

    – Kud’s route 2 episodes, MUSCLE imagination sequence, set up climax of Rin’s route
    – Kengo + Baseball
    – Kurugaya part 1 for one or even half an episode
    – Rin’s route

    • February 12, 2013 at 8:44 amPasserby

      Whoops, cut off there. Naturally we’ll end with Kurugaya’s piano again to set up nicely for Refrain.

      Just some brainstorming of what they can possibly stil fit in. The more likely and saner option would be to end at the baseball game, push things off until S2, and have 2 cours for that.

    • February 12, 2013 at 9:25 amWherethecowsfly

      For what I have been reading this is how I think it should be:
      19 – Kud being bullied foir her nationality
      20 – sasami get closer to the little busters!
      21 – kud route
      22 – kud route end (maybe)
      23 – Koshiki accident
      24 – kurugaya route
      25 – kurugaya route
      26 – kurugaya route end

      • February 12, 2013 at 11:47 pmMCAL

        From what I’ve heard, Kud’s arc is going to end on episode 23.

        And this Koshiki Incident has me intrigued.

      • February 13, 2013 at 10:01 amWherethecowsfly

        If it´s how you say, the 4-episode route that j.c staff mentioned time ago would be kud´s route! :D

      • February 13, 2013 at 5:00 pmPasserby

        Woah, 4 episodes. Perhaps Kud’s route is going to subsume a lot of other material (MUSCLE!). And it almost confirms a longer 2nd season.

      • February 13, 2013 at 5:35 pmWherethecowsfly

        Oh! I almost forgot about muscle sensation! It must be on the series!

  • February 12, 2013 at 9:13 amxephx

    Guess I failed at comprehension because I didn’t really notice what you brought up. But now I think you made a lot of good points that made me think a bit more on the conclusion. Well at least I thought this was the second best arc after Mio’s up till now, guessing Kud is next.

  • February 12, 2013 at 10:50 amSilver

    Another great part of the episode was how Kanata was crying her eyes out and because of all the things she did to Haruka, even if they were to save and protect Haruka, she did not expect forgiveness from Haruka. She expects that Haruka will continue to hate and be mad at her but as long as Haruka stays alive, it’s ok. Haruka surprises her by hugging her and really did forgive her for everything that she did. Such a wonderful scene!

  • February 12, 2013 at 11:29 amRaw

    Just had one gripe with this awesome episode: Riki & Gang were so goddamn nosy. They were everywhere! Even when the twins went to talk to their “father”!

    • February 12, 2013 at 12:28 pmWherethecowsfly

      xDD. It´s called friendship.

    • February 12, 2013 at 4:41 pmrising7

      It did get a bit crowded, but I find the characters present were fairly well-placed for their relatively closer or unique relationships with the major players of this arc.

  • February 12, 2013 at 2:01 pmYangorang

    • February 12, 2013 at 6:16 pmstarss

      Good God, Woman. Is THAT what you where outside of your school uniform?! Now I’m wondering what other wardrobe secrets the characters are hiding from me!

  • February 12, 2013 at 7:26 pmNoSicko

    The Saigusa’s/Futaki’s must be highly dysfunctional families.

    I mean, they tossed Haruka out the door like a pile of trash!

    But anyway, great episode!!!

  • February 12, 2013 at 9:08 pmDvalinn

    Like some others, I think the evil thing was more about the old assumption of someone being able to be born evil, especially if they have criminal parents and such. I’ve seen the idea being handled in more shows than this one (I think Kare Kano did as well), and maybe it holds more influence in traditional Japanse families than ours (though I don’t think it’s completely absent here either, though). The only gripe I had was that it was so easy to escape from her family, considering these people were making murder threats before.

    Regardless, this definitely ended the strongest arc so far on a good note. Highly enjoyed it, and it was on par with some of the arcs in the Kyoani Key adaptations, in my opinion.

    Now more Kud time, yay.

  • February 13, 2013 at 5:40 pmWherethecowsfly

    For those who complains that little busters! don´t have romance, I readed an article that said that the anime won´t avoid it completely! So the staff invites to keep watching!

    • February 13, 2013 at 9:17 pmMCAL

      Is there a link so I can see the article?

      • February 14, 2013 at 8:09 amWherethecowsfly

      • February 14, 2013 at 8:11 amWherethecowsfly

        In english would be something like “The little busters anime wont be completely void of romance, it will be expanded upon soon so please keep watching ☆”
        Thanks to a MAL user for the translation.

  • February 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm灰蒙蒙

    too much spoiler…

    • February 14, 2013 at 4:09 amd-LaN

      Its only natural with so many VN readers around. Also you can not click the “show spoiler” button….

  • February 14, 2013 at 5:07 amd-LaN

    My only complain here is tht my laggy computer is screwing up my emotions ^.^;

  • February 15, 2013 at 5:54 pmWherethecowsfly

    The official page has updated the section of “story” with screencaps of the episode of tomorrow!
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