Capturing the hearts of countless fans since 2007, Little Busters! is an emotional visual novel from Key, the minds behind Angel Beats! and CLANNAD. This special English release supports touch controls and dynamic switching between English and Japanese text, and is in HD for the first time on PC.
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Nov 1, 2017

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November 19

Fixed some problems that occur under certain systems and with specific settings (Ver.1.2.1)

The newest update fixes the following issues:

■ If the BGM volume is set higher than default, the ending music wouldn't play
We solved the issue of the ending music not playing if the BGM volume in the game settings is set higher than "12".

■ With certain systems, the game would stop during an effect inside Saya's route
We fixed the problem of the game stopping at some point inside Saya's route with certain systems.

■ When skipping movies some effects inside the main game are skipped as well
We solved the effect skipping issue inside Saya's route if you skipped the opening and ending movie of the game.

■ If during gameplay the sound device is being removed, the movie play speed is higher than default
We fixed the problem of movies playing too fast if you are removing your headphone or continuing the game without a sound device.

■ When loading from a save file and selecting an option inside the meeting before the baseball match, the game stops running
We fixed the issue that if you are saving during the meeting right before the baseball match and selected "Consult Kyousuke" or "Consult Rin", the game stopped running.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you very much for your patience.
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November 14

Surround sound issues/Start-up issues with some Windows 7 systems have been fixed (Ver.1.2)

The newest update fixes the following issues:

・Systems using surround sound configurations show an error message and the game stops running

Starting the game with sound settings of 2.1 channels or above(2.1/3.1/5.1/7.1) showed the following error message:


This issue has been fixed and the game sound output will be in stereo (2 channels).

・Although he minimum system specs are fulfilled, under some Windows 7 systems an error message shows up and the game stops running

With some Windows 7 systems, that fulfill the minimum system requirements, the graphic card driver has compatibility issues and shows the error message

"DirectX11 initialization failed."

In some cases this message showed up and the game stopped running, but this issue has been resolved. (※ 1)

We apologize for the inconvenience.

If even after this update the error message "DirectX11 initialization failed." shows up, this may be due to insufficient graphic cards specs; your card may not support "DirectX 11".

Please follow these steps to check your graphic card's supported DirectX versions:

1. Push the Windows Key and search for "dxdiag" in the program/folder search bar.

2. When "dxdiag.exe" shows up please click the file

3. The DirectX diagnostics tool window will show up. Please click on the "Display" tab

4. On the right side of the window under "Driver" you can see the "DDI Version" that shows you the supported DirectX version of your graphic card.
If it shows for example "9" your card only supports versions till "DirectX 9" and won't work under "DirectX 10".
To play Little Busters! English Edition the DDI Version has to be 10 or above.
(DDI Version 10 means DirectX 10 (Windows Vista generation) is supported on your graphic card).

Little Busters! English Edition needs a DDI 10 or above compatible graphic card. Following specs need to be fullfilled:
A graphic card supporting DirectX 10 or above / VRAM 512MB or more (GeForce 8400 or above, Radeon HD2400 or above)

If you still encounter problems please send us an email to our support address:
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About This Game


Riki Naoe lost his parents as a child, and fell deep into despair.
He was saved by a group of kids who called themselves the Little Busters: Kyousuke Natsume, Masato Inohara, Kengo Miyazawa, and Rin Natsume.
They took him and played at being heroes who fought tireless evil around them.
Riki discovered endless joy in spending time with his new friends, even though the group was silly and their missions tended to end in failure.
Over time, it washed away his loneliness and suffering.
Years later, the whole gang was attending the same school, and Riki became a second-year.
They were still as silly as ever and spent their youth following Kyousuke's silly ideas.


"Little Busters!" is a hit visual novel that was originally released in Japan in 2007.
In the following year, "Little Busters! Ecstasy" edition came out, promoting Kanata Futaki and Sasami Sasasegawa to heroines, and adding an all-new heroine, Saya Tokido.
In 2012, the "Little Busters! PERFECT EDITION" was released with improvements in the "Little Busters! Ecstasy" scenarios.

In 2012 and 2013, the game was made into two anime series "Little Busters!" and "Little Busters! ~Refrain~". Both series are available and have gained a large following in many countries outside of Japan as well.

"Little Busters! English Edition" is a new version that further enhances "Little Busters! PERFECT EDITION". This new edition supports HD resolution for the first time on PC, and allows dynamic switching between Japanese and English text.



Ordinary Boy with an Extraordinarily Lively Youth

The protagonist. Riki is a bit weak-willed, yet very considerate toward his friends. He always gets involved in the ruckus caused by the troublemakers around him. Riki also plays an important role as the straight man in his pals' idiotic comedy routines.


Leader who Turns Ordinary Days into Missions

Kyousuke is the only third-year in the team and leads the team. The mysterious side of his personality attracts many girls unbeknownst to him while he enjoys boys' comics like a little kid.


Lovable Straight Muscle Idiot

Masato is simply a muscle idiot. He dedicates his life to bodybuilding and fighting. Masato and Kengo are like cats and dogs, always fighting each other. No one but Kyousuke is capable of arbitrating their fights.


Masato's Strongest Rival

Kengo is a different type of idiot from Masato, one who devotes himself to kendo. He pretends to be cool and collected, but is actually impulsive and short-tempered under his exterior. Unlike the rest of the team, he has a somewhat cynical nature.


Height: 159cm
Weight: 45kg
Measurements: 83, 57, 84

Peerlessly Cute Fairy Tale Girl

Komari is a girl who loves picture books, fairy tales, and sweets. She is so careless and clumsy that she often messes things up and ends up bringing herself to tears. She lives her life seeking "wonderful things" and "keys to happiness." Komari is, in short, an optimistic airhead.


Height: 153cm
Weight: 43kg
Measurements: 77, 54, 80

Prideful Kitten who Doesn't Easily Take to Others

Rin is Kyousuke's little sister. She is rather unsociable, having grown up under the protection of her brother. She tends to act before she thinks. She is often seen using high kicks when a particular person does or says something silly.


Height: 163cm
Weight: 49kg
Measurements: 81, 59, 82

Easygoing Noisy Girl

Haruka is not in the same class as Riki, but for some reason can always be found in his classroom. Where she goes, trouble always follows. She either gleefully involves herself, or gets caught up in the mess. She basically flies by the seat of her pants without taking anything seriously.


Height: 145cm
Weight: 37kg
Measurements: 69, 51, 72

Exotic (Self-Proclaimed) Mascot

Kudryavka has a very Japanese personality, influenced by her Japanophile grandfather, despite having been born and raised outside Japan. She doesn't like that fact and forces herself to speak English. She is actually younger than the rest of the team. Everyone around her adores and picks on her as a mascot. Her friends call her "Kud."


Height: 170cm
Weight: 55kg
Measurements: 90, 60, 89

A Tad Mischievous Anego

Yuiko is one of Riki's classmates, the very personification of an "Anego." Everybody around her counts on her because of her confidence bordering on arrogance and keen insight. She also loves cute girls.


Height: 153cm
Weight: 41kg
Measurements: 75, 55, 79

Parasol-Holding Silent Beauty

Mio is a quiet girl who spends every recess reading by herself. She is diligent in everything she does but sometimes goes off into her own little world after getting the wrong idea about things. She never forgets to take her parasol with her when going out.


Height: 156cm
Weight: 44kg
Measurements: 83, 55, 82

Invincible Airhead

One side of Saya is a cute girl liked by everybody in her class. The other side is a mysterious spy who at night searches the school grounds for the "treasure" hidden and protected by the Darkness Executives that she occasionally engages.


Height: 163cm
Weight: 47kg
Measurements: 80, 57, 82

Blunt, Unsociable, and Tactless Prefect

Kanata is the head prefect at school. She is inflexible, unfriendly, and doesn't hesitate before showering people with insults. She has persistent hostility toward any student who "corrupts public morals."


Height: 154cm
Weight: 43kg
Measurements: 78, 54, 81

Self-Centered Cat Queen

Sasami is the hope of the softball club and a prideful girl always accompanied by her followers. For some reason she considers Rin as her rival. Many people stutter when attempting to pronounce her tongue twister-like name.

Theme Song

"Little Busters! -ecstasy ver.-"

Composition & Lyrics
Jun Maeda

Arranged by
Tomoyuki Nakazawa (I've)
Takeshi Ozaki (I've)


Vocals & chorus

Developed by:


Converted by:


Translated by:

Fruitbat Factory, Interweave Productions

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 or higher compatible graphics card / VRAM 512 MB or more (GeForce 8400 or higher, Radeon HD 2400 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 compatible display, Supports touch screen devices
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