Little Busters EX & Other Updates

Saya best girl in EX!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop by with updates about our current plans for this season. As most people have noticed, we haven’t picked up a show this season as our team is quite busy with some real life commitments. However, rest assured, we are still working on the batch release for Little Busters! ~Refrain~ and a few other things as well.

As we previously planned, we will also be subbing Little Busters! EX and working on the BDs. We saw some raws floating around for the BD but no full rip yet. We are currently planning to release a v0 of Little Busters! EX Episode 1 with the shared raw until we can find a full BD ISO rip for Little Busters! ~Refrain~ Volume 1.

Also Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you a good year of the Horse!

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Picking up Wake Up, Girls!


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

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Little Busters! ~Refrain~ – 13 (End)

Ep 13
“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! ❤ (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

Rin & Saya is Love ❤

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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Merry Christmas!

Rin ❤

Merry Christmas! We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season as much as we are. From all of us here at Refrain Subs, we wish you a Merry Christmas. We will be posting up more details about our upcoming plans sometime this week.

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Little Busters! ~Refrain~ – 12

Ep 12
“What will you wish for?”

Two weeks of tears in a row, it’s quite hard to sub under these conditions. Just one more week to go after this, we can’t wait for the conclusion. We’ll probably post about our future plans in the upcoming week with more details since we’ve been asked many times about our future plans. We hope you enjoyed this release, and we’ll see you all next week.

shcboomer: Just like Rin, I feel like I need a hug after this episode.
Naoki-Saten: “Actually, I was supposed to disappear even earlier. I’m still here because I’m being selfish… So it’s a bad thing that I’m here.”
Vladz0r: Kurugaya is love.
TheBlackTac: Sayonara, Komari… x__x

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Little Busters! – OVA (Mask the Saito)


Sorry about the long delays on this release, we had some struggles with all the typesetting in this OVA. I’d like to point out the long delay was mostly my fault as I didn’t have the time to QC/edit this episode as much as I would have liked to due to exams and school. I would like to formally apologize for the delays. Anyway, this should serve as some relief from the heaviness of the past few episodes of Refrain. (Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing seeing everyone smiling and together again…)

shcboomer: Rin wallpaper, best wallpaper!
Vladz0r: More TEARS again?! Dammit, JC Staff!
CXu: Ko.
Naoki-Saten: Mio, the cruel goddess of comedy. She won’t hold back this time!

1080p goodness due to BD quality. Enjoy! The karaoke is also softsubbed for this episode, it has been a while since we’ve last heard Little Busters! and Alicemagic.

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