Visual Arts President says KyoAni is “too busy”, J.C. Staff showed “enthusiasm”.
Following the announcement of Key visual novel Little Busters set to have an anime adaptation, a magazine scan revealed that the upcoming series will be produced by J.C. Staff.
But it had faced some harsh criticism from both Japanese & Foreign netizens, since they expect that the series will be animated by Kyoto Animation, like previous Key works such as Air, Kanon, and Clannad. Though their reactions were mixed when talking about J.C. Staff itself.
Takahiro Baba, the President of Visual Art’s, has tweeted that he and the staff of Visual Art’s also shares the fan’s anxieties and expectations over the anime studio’s handling of the upcoming series.
But he saw J.C. Staff and Warner Bros. Japan’s enthusiasm to produce the anime, and had decided to give the project to them. He also asked the fans to trust them in their decision.
In a separate interview to Dengki Visual Arts magazine, Baba wanted to ask Kyoto Animation to produce the anime adaptation, but the company has reported to be busy with other titles and could not wait for their turn to come.
He explained that during the time when the anime adaptation of Air is being produced, Visual Art’s staffs didn’t know how to be involved in the anime production, and KyoAni is the only one who could produce wonderful anime without the assistance of the original creators.
But with the great advancement in producing bishoujo anime and years of experience with other anime producers had convinced him that the production should not be limited to KyoAni.
Baba also revealed in the interview that the anime’s series composer Michiru Shimada had completed the original game including the hidden episode together with her daughter. After finishing the game, she checked if she missed something by reading 4.7 MB of the text data of the game scenario.
Also, the twitter account of the game developer has states that the order of events in the anime series may be different from the visual novel, but there will be no alterations in both story and the characters.
It also explained that the series will still be significantly long, but will still be necessary to shorten the story but keep it in limited number of episodes.
The statement also adds that relationships among characters Rin, Komari, and other new members of the Little Busters team might be described more in detail than in the game.
Little Busters! anime series will be directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa, who also directed Kill Me Baby, and will be produced by Kohei Kawase. Inu × Boku SS character designer Haruko Iikuza will also handle the same duties in Little Busters anime adaptation.
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