Sentai Filmworks announced another pair of licenses earlier, with Place to Place (Acchi Kocchi) and Little Busters! joining the lineup. Both series are due out soon digitally, with home video releases scheduled for later this year.
Place to Place is a 13-episode series directed by Fumitoshi Oizaki (Romeo X Juliet), with series composition by Nobuhiko Amagawa, character designs by Okamikakushi‘s Atsuko Watanabe, sound direction by Another‘s Yoshikazu Iwanami, and music by Kimikiss‘ Masaru Yokoyama.
Everyone has a circle of friends they hang out with. But even within a small group there are smaller groups of friends, best friends and, here’s where it gets complicated, boyfriends and girlfriends. Sometimes relationships just develop in a way where you’re not exactly sure what you are to the other person. Which is the problem Tsukimi has when it comes to Io. Io’s as tall and easygoing as Tsukimi is short in both temper and stature, but he also seems to be totally clueless about how she’s starting to feel. Yet, at times, he’s almost too affectionate. It’s just confusing and irritating. And their prankster friends Mayoi and Sakai aren’t much help. Especially Mayoi, as it gives her one more thing to tease Tsukimi over. Hime, the fifth member of their usual gang of five isn’t much better, because she’s not really well connected to reality anyway. Which leaves Tsukimi stuck in a quandary. Are she and Io just best friends? And is it worth risking that for what Tsukimi wants? It’s a puzzle she’ll have to solve as they live from one moment to the next in PLACE TO PLACE.
Little Busters! is based on the visual novel by Key, and directed by Kill Me Baby‘s Yoshiki Yamakawa. Michiru Shimada (Nanatsuiro Drops, Shugo Chara!) handles series composition, with Haruko Iizuka (Inu X Boku SS) on character designs.
Sentai sums it up:
When tragedy struck Riki Naoe as a child, he was rescued from grief over his parent’s deaths when four other kids “recruited” him for their group – the “Little Busters.” Now in high school, Riki and the other Busters are still fast friends, and though their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, they’d still do anything for each other. Which is why Riki is now on TWO special missions. The not so secret one: recruiting new members so the Busters can form a baseball team. Preferably FEMALE recruits, as the current dude/babe ratio is an inconvenient 4 to 1. The OTHER mission, though… That’s the strange one. Because Riki and Rin, the group’s singular girl, are receiving odd messages, delivered by cats, concerning the existence of a “secret world” and assigning them tasks they have to complete. Were their youthful dreams of being crusaders not so fanciful after all? Or is there something even more vital at stake? Between steeling his courage to talk to girls, dealing with his own narcolepsy and facing his feelings concerning Rin, Riki may just need the strength of a superhero to solve the ultimate mystery of the LITTLE BUSTERS!
Little Busters! will also be streaming on Crunchyroll.