Huh, so after putting it off (for one reason or another), I've finally watched the last three episodes of Little Busters! Refrain. I have to say, that I'm pretty impressed. And while I question a few of the things that happened at the end there, I'm not disappointed.
For anyone interested in watching, I'd advise not going into this series (Little Busters!) thinking that it's the next Clannad. There are a lot of similarities between the two (both an adaptation of a Key visual novel being the main one), but they're definitely two different series. I loved Clannad (and AfterStory), and I liked Little Busters. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, nor does that mean that one is better than the other (especially seeing as how that's more a matter of personal taste than anything). I simply liked Clannad more than LB. I liked the story more, and I certainly liked After Story more. Though, I will say that Refrain did seemingly even the playing field a bit between the two series (it didn't catch up (in my opinion), but it did get a lot closer).
That being said though, I would recommend this show to anyone interested in watching another adaptation of a Key visual novel (Kanon, Clannad, Air, Angel Beats (to name a few)). It wasn't a horrible series, and I did find myself entertained quite a bit. Oh, and whatever you do, AVOID ALL POSSIBLE SPOILERS ABOUT THIS SHOW.
Now to watch Little Busters! Ecstasy (sometime in the distant/near future).
Also, finally caught up on Magi manga.
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