G’s magazine of November 2012 dedicates a page to marketing several figures of Little Busters’ female cast, wet and wearing only bathing suits – identical to their respective posters as seen in Dengeki’s “Visual Arts’“.
Dengeki has been releasing ero-suggestive posters within their seasonal “Visual Arts’” publication – shameless imagery which would show off the girls of Little Busters!, an easygoing yet sincere and sentimental tale of teenage love, undressed whilst in the process of washing themselves. And now, just when one thought a lighthearted visual novel could not get any more erotic, Dengeki is apparently planning to profit with some cheaply sculpted figurines as well.
As if JC Staff’s adaptation of this series isn’t desecrating it enough – Dengeki is further kicking it while its down, all in the name of making millions of yen.
Despite being such an admired and renowned visual novel, it looks that even something with as much prestige as Little Busters! is not exempt from calamity. The series likely still has quite a harsh road ahead of it as this is surely only the beginning of the abuse it will face in the name of marketing campaigns – as well as the exploitation it will be subjected to as per increasing sales numbers. It’s not a good era to be a Little Buster.
At least on the not so bright side, Dengeki’s Visual Arts’ of Autumn arrives in October – making it possible to see what further tragedies will lie ahead.