Little Busters is 100% translated and edited. Roughly 1 more month to go, expect sometime in January. Just fixing technical issues now. Also see article: Vava (the head of Visual Arts) explains why Little Busters never received an anime adaptation. [link] Little Busters wikipedia article. [wikipedia] Little Busters translation status [spreadsheet].
Little Busters! (2007)
My Highest Personal Recommendation:
This game has been a long time favourite of mine, by far the most funny visual novel I have ever played. It’s something to do with the boke (idiot) jokes that are so creative and well-crafted they make the characters. every single one of them brings a smile to my face. Seriously. If you enjoyed the humour in Clannad and was possibly moved by some of the nicer scenes during the anime, Play this. It’s physically impossible to regret it.
And seriously. The girls in this game are moe~! Whoever ditches this because they can’t have their harem are totally in the wrong! It’s like a melding of comedy and moe into one.
^ Haruka is basically Kyou from Clannad but version UP! … not quite… but they both have purple hair and they come to visit the main protag’s classroom all the time.
Maybe you’ve seen images of this girl with the white cape. Little Busters common route is the ONLY place you can find Kud the original as intended by Jun Maeda (the humour and the moe is powerful here).
Her personality absolutely gets slaughtered in the expansion pack Kud Wafter <—do not play! Fortunately, no one will ever translate that piece of crap so consider yourselves fortunate.
The ORIGINAL Wafuu~! greeting. See it give birth in this game…. her English is world-class brilliance!
Sasassasa…Sasasegawa Sasami ace rival and principle tsundere character. Unfortunately you won’t be able to play her route in the upcoming release. She will be playable in the expansion Little Busters! Ecstasy <– which will eventually become fluffy’s new project. (once dango has had his long deserved break. )
Stalk him here: [twitter] fluffy project home IRC channel is #fluffy at synIRC!
Jun Maeda major works as writer in the following games:
ONE (1998 co-written with his most respected senpai Hisaya-san)
Clannad (2004 everything except Kyou)
Clannad Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de (2010, few chapters are his. PSP or PS3 version with DLC only) [official site]
Tomoyo After (2005, mostly by Reo)
Little Busters (2007, main route and Rin)
Angel Beats (2010 anime)
Photo on the posted on blog 3rd of Dec 2011.
Currently applying finishing touches to 終わりの惑星のLove song (‘A love song at the end of the planet’) [official site]
In many ways Little Busters is a predecessor to Angel Beats.
Air is usually heralded as Jun Maeda’s best work although I have not played it (only watched the anime – which I hear is very bad)