Recent Content Removal

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Such LB girls!

I just wanted to make a post to point out that 3 of our previous posts have currently been removed/hidden due to a DMCA request I just received this morning. However, we do not actually host any of the content on our site and the copyright claim is a bit of a stretch to begin with, so the LB! ~Refrain~ 13 and Little Busters! EX 01 & 02 posts can not be seen right now. I’m not legally allowed to repost the content without risking a ban or further action.

I have sent in a DMCA counter-claim and the content should be available in 10 business days again assuming they don’t pursue any legal action. This won’t have any major effect on our releases or release schedule. All this means is that we’ll be working harder to get our own hosted site so we can deal with the DMCA requests ourselves and not getting our content withheld for so long.

Anyway, if you’re looking for Little Busters! ~Refrain~ 13 and Little Busters! EX 01 & 02, you can just find it on our Nyaa user page.

I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted as we move forward. Thanks for all the support.

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Upcoming Plans & Updates – Spring 2014

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Such Saya <3

We are still recruiting TLs!

 At first, I was leaning towards appending this post onto our Little Busters! EX episode 3 release. The problem I quickly ran into was the sheer length of this update. This update alone was longer than our whole release post, so that’s why we have a separate post for this now.

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Little Busters! EX – 02

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Here is our second release of Little Busters! EX. Episode 2 is filled with a lot of Saya goodness. Are you ready for the tsundere routine that is littered throughout this episode? Anyway, we’re working on speeding up the process of our releases. On the bright side, we have some time until the next episode is released. Also special thanks to CXu who helped us acquire the raws. We’re also currently working on Little Busters! ~Refrain~ Vol. 1 & 2 BDs. We hope you’ll enjoy this release, and we look forward to giving more updates soon.

shcboomer: Rin is back! Such Saya x Riki.
Blubberflub: Oppai Boom Pt. 2.
Naoki-Saten: Newest fad: Romcom with reversed roles. Riki is the most frail and feminine of them all ^^
Tac: Hasta la vista, baby!
Solaristics: Saya best girl!

Special thanks to Solaristics for giving us a hand in QCing this episode.

1080p release since we have BD sources. Enjoy! The karaoke is also softsubbed for this episode. In addition, we used the no credit OP and ED for this release.

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Little Busters! EX – 01

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‘Dere’ Saya best girl in EX!

It took us quite a while to get this release out. We had to wait for a long time to get a proper source, much longer than we would have liked. We’re still looking for the BD source for the first two episodes of Little Busters! ~Refrain~, when we get those, we’ll start encoding and releasing the BD version of Little Busters! ~Refrain~ volume by volume.  Hopefully we’ll be able to find sources for the next volume earlier, it’d be great if we could pick up the BD volumes ourselves though.

shcboomer: More Rin wallpapers! Seriously though, Saya is so cute!
(Also, special thanks to KnightFire for helping me QC a bit. <3)
Blubberflub: Saya a short.
Naoki-Saten: This reminds me of Midori ^^. On a different note, it’s SO good to be subbing again!
Vladz0r: I hope Kyousuke continues to be love for this arc.
TheBlackTac:  It may be true that Saya is cute, but Miuna (from NagiAsu) is cuter than anyone else in the whole universe!
CXu: Loli Busters! EX

1080p release since we have BD sources. Enjoy! The karaoke is also softsubbed for this episode. Little Busters! EX OP is probably the best OP so far. Not to mention, the ED is great too.

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Picking up Wake Up, Girls!

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Why? Because we can. All for Vladz0r! <3 Continue reading

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Little Busters! ~Refrain~ – 13 (End)

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“I’m sure it will continue far into the future”

With that, we’ve completed our adventure on working with Little Busters! ~Refrain~. We’re sad to see it finally come to a close, but at the same time we’re glad to see all of Little Busters! fully animated. We’ve been through some fun times, some sad times, and even times of loss. (Oh wait, am I Riki now?) However, it was definitely a fun time for me subbing Little Busters! ~Refrain~ for Refrain Subs. Even though this will be our last release of weekly episodes of Little Busters! ~Refrain~, there is still more to look forward to. We will be working on the batch release with all the fixes that will go toward our final release. After that, we still have Little Busters! EX and the BD releases of Little Busters! ~Refrain~. If you want further details, be sure to check our our upcoming plans for Winter 2013.

shcboomer: So ends our adventure with Little Busters! ~Refrain~, at least I got tons of cute Rin. This was a blast for me to work on, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Rin best girl!
Vladz0r: See, Mio knows who the OTP of this series is.
TheBlackTac: Guess this’ll be the last time I get to see Riki and Rin before EX… ;____;
CXu: Rin! <3 (Was not available for comment, so I gave him a hand.)
Naoki-Saten: Quite frankly, I wanted to become a fansubber someday in the near future. So upon becoming part of a fansub group that subs the adaption of my favorite game, together with the people I spent a lot of time discussing the said game and its adaption on the forums, I had to wonder if I’ve somehow ended up in an imaginary world myself. It really was like a dream coming true.  I’d like to thank the entire Refrain Subs staff for sharing this awesome experience with me and for always putting up with my numerous quirks. You guys rock! Special thanks to: Mio xD

And some guest comments from IRC

KnightFire: My body is ready for EX!
Kaitou: I love rubbing shcboomer. (I’m not sure how to feel about this… -shcboomer)

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Upcoming Plans – Winter 2013

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Rin & Saya is Love <3

It’s hard to believe that this season flew by so quickly. We’re only a few days away from releasing our final episode of Little Busters! ~Refrain~. The question I’ve been asked quite a lot lately have all been about our upcoming plans for next season – Winter 2014 and beyond that. My first response has always been, we’ll see when the time comes, but as you well know, that time is pretty much now. To be honest, I’ve been enjoying each week of subbing Little Busters! ~Refrain~ and I’m sure our team share the same sentiments. We may have our ups and downs, but it would be a blatant lie to say we didn’t gain any enjoyment out of what we have done this past season.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for watching our subs and for giving us feedback, we started only several months ago and we have grown bigger over the course of the season. Without your support, we would not have been able to come together and sub all episodes of Little Busters! ~Refrain~ and the Little Busters! OVA.

Secondly, I would like to thank the rest of our team for sticking with us and for working together on each release. We had some weeks where we had less staff, but in the end we managed to get each release out.

Now onto our future plans, I’ve been discussing with our staff for the past few weeks about what we planned to do in the upcoming season after Little Busters! ~Refrain~ finishes airing. At first, we came together as a group to solely sub for Little Busters! ~Refrain~. We also thought that we would have to sub Little Busters! EX after the season ended. We still plan to do so but they will be released in a slightly different format since they are going to be bundled as an OVA with each of the BD volumes.

Our current confirmed future plans in no particular order include the following:

  • Little Busters! ~Refrain~ Batch (Batch fixes after season ends.)
  • Little Busters! ~Refrain~ BDs (As they come out.)
  • Little Busters! EX (As they come out. Similar to our OVA release.)
  • Website Move (WordPress is limiting, and having a dedicated WordPress site will give us more freedom.)

Some other plans we might have in the future include the following:

  • Sub a show in the upcoming season (We’re up for taking some suggestions here.)
  • Translate the game included with the first Little Busters! ~Refrain~ BD volume

In order to achieve some of our goals and stretch goals into the future, we are also officially looking for more staff members. Notably, we are looking for TLs for the upcoming season. If you would like to apply as a TL, just leave a comment below and we’ll try to get in contact with you as soon as possible.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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