Little Busters! approaches with an October release – and a new PV has been shared to show off what exactly one should anticipate with this project of animation destined to either succeed immensely, or fail.
Watching the PV below, the first few seconds do not impress – effects reminiscent of PowerPoint presentations, with generic upbeat music, are not the sort of traits carried by triple-A series, or even those of a modest composition. However getting past the title screen, the feelings become more mixed – the video exhibits a series of characters making slight and heavily accented motions atop of assorted backdrops, and while the visuals don’t strike with any distinct “wow factor”, the animation is looking fairly fluid.
Although even with that slight amount of promise, it’s simply too difficult to deny that the PV looks plain horrible in the sense that around the half-way mark, when scenes from the actual anime are shown, the entire display appears heavily dated, lacking of detail, bland, and in other words “expired”. Taking notice of the scene at a minute and 13 seconds into the PV, it looks as if the art was expertly done in MS Paint – and the walk cycles are absent of personality to the point it’s almost cringing to look at.
The exact minute mark in the video perhaps shows the most rewarding frame in the entire PV – although that one rather fine sight alone does not do much to raise hopes when the remaining majority are all of a caliber which seems to hardly even rival series of five years ago.
It’ll still be worth watching the first episode or so, of course, in order for one to assess the anime themselves – yet the PV, particularly the MS Paint reminiscent scenery, is heavily disconcerting of what sort of mess has possibly been made and brought upon the world.