Episode : 17 Little Busters - Kanata and Haruka. Cooking is the difference! - Episode 17

Little Busters - Kanata and Haruka. Cooking is the difference!

Episode : 17 4. February 2013 20:50

Hello,

Let's talk about the 17th episode of the fall season 2012 anime series Little Busters that reveals us much of the secret relationship between the twins Kanata Futaki and Haruka Saigusa.

We finally have the confirmation that Kanata isn't evil, but was acting on orders by the main family in order to punish Haruka for "disgracing their family name".

Yes, it doesn't make much sense into my head, but that's how this twisted family works. Riki is, as usual, very smart to notice how Kanata wasn't happy in the Futaki's family either...

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The questions are many at this point, but I hope they'll give a good explanation for each one of them. Who is their real father and why that incident happened in the first place?

Why was Kud so shocked while watching Kanata come out of the shower? What is Kanata trying to achieve by imitating Haruka? 

Yes, just as you can see from this small video scene, Kanata with some colored contact lens is completely indistinguishable from Haruka in terms of looks and voice to the point of being able to fool Riki easily.

The only striking difference between the two is their cooking skills, because Kanata is an extremely skilled cook while Haruka is completely useless at it.

It's going to be fun to see Riki struggling to understand who's who, because in the visual novel there were really very few difference between an "acting" Kanata and the original Haruka...

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Judging from the small preview segment, next episode will lead both twins to visit one of their fathers (the "criminal" one) and know the truth.

The series is slowly reaching the end of the season and I wonder what is the plan in order to be able to cover all the remaining story arcs.

There is just too much content to be able to cover it in the remaining time of this season, especially considering how Kud's arc is also quite big and will likely take 4 episodes...

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Concluding, Little Busters continues to be a fairly good adaptation that I'll keep covering regularly in this blog.

See you soon,

feal87


Discussion (37) -

2/4/2013 10:38:27 PM #

chikorita157

Clearly, Kanata is envious that Haruka has friends, which is might be why she is punishing her so harshly... Then again, the whole Saigusa family is messed up in my opinion.

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2/4/2013 11:17:06 PM #

feal87

Not sure that's so easy, Kanata doesn't look that evil. We'll see next week I suppose...

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2/4/2013 11:12:23 PM #

marthaurion

...waiting

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2/4/2013 11:16:49 PM #

feal87

...for what? What are you waiting?! :O

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2/4/2013 11:38:50 PM #

marthaurion

dont worry...it'll happen

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2/4/2013 11:43:11 PM #

feal87

...but what? And moreover to who? Just say a name! O_O

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2/5/2013 1:32:50 AM #

marthaurion

who was it again?

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2/5/2013 4:24:52 AM #

Silver

The name is Mochidisgusting... Derra Mochidisgusting...
*strikes a sexy pose.
"marthy... don't fall in love with me... the love between men and bird will not blossom into anything more...

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2/5/2013 9:58:02 AM #

feal87

You two sure make a great couple, you should marry already...*nods*

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2/5/2013 10:23:04 PM #

Silver

*Dok Doki KYUN~

Hey it's not me. It's DERRA~

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2/5/2013 9:57:34 AM #

feal87

*looks at Marth...*

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2/5/2013 4:22:39 AM #

Silver

Damn this is just so awesome. To be honest, I was already more interested in Kanata than Haruka many episodes ago. Initially she seems just like a strict person but then became "evil" towards Haruka. However right at the moment she decided to help Kud even though she's a member of LB, she completely interests me. She seems to be the type to willingly help those who are in need. As a result, I started to think that her actions towards Haruka might be intentional not because she thinks Haruka is an enemy but it seems she has a purpose for doing what she did. In some cases, Kanata seems to want to push Haruka away not out of spite but for some other reason.

With the new OP, it become even more interesting. In a dual-scene with a lonely Haruka, we have another scene with some girl with a very bruised back. It could not be Haruka because she easily hangs out and takes baths with the others. Wit this episode where Kanata is slapped by that lady, it becomes very clear and apparent that the girl with the bruised back is indeed Kanta. Kanata becoming the heir is not all fun and games like Haruka wants to believe. This assumption by Haruka is the think in which Kanata refers to "the grass is greener on the other side" to Riki this episode. It's very clear that Kanata is very bitter. She perhaps is not bitter at Haruka but in fact bitter at the situation she's in.

I think she cares for Haruka. She cares enough that she could easily mimic Haruka's behavior and speak patterns. That shows that she does think about Haruka and not always in a bad way. So perhaps Kanata is actually bitter because she's stuck in a situation where she has to deal with the family (she got slapped hard enough to leave a mark just because she let out her opinion that the family went too far with the posters. that speaks a lot) yet the person she's trying to help is also haters her out of spite. It seems that Haruka's pranks are meant to just piss off Kanata because Haruka does not know the situation Kanata is in. Basically Haruka is a bit too caught up with who became the heir and never really sat down and think about how Kanata's actually feel.

Haruka suffers a lot. However she still have the freedom to play pranks and do what she wants. Kanata on the other hand, as the "heir" is completely restricted yet she also have to deal with the spiteful anger from Haruka. Perhaps from the very girl that Kanata is trying to save. What I meant by saving is that the school seems to be under the influence of the family as well. What best way to save Haruka is to get her completely out of school and go to a different place. Perhaps that's the only way to save her.

*sigh... walls of text.

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2/5/2013 10:03:46 AM #

feal87

Yes, Kanata is a particular character that I really hated when I first played the visual novel without knowing the truth behind her story. At this point is clear that she's innocent after showing her rebelling against her family in that scene...

*nods* That's the most likely possibility and would explain Kud's shocked face when watching Kanata go out of the shower at the end of this episode.

Totally agreed, she cares about Haruka and she's quite good at mimicking her. I mean nobody just can tell the difference once she wears some colored contact lens... (aside from cooking of course
)

Riki need to find a way for the two sisters to make up and live happily together. It won't be easy, but that's what Little Busters are for right?

*cheers*

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2/5/2013 10:43:25 AM #

Silver

Wow... I just got completely spoiled about the story behind Kanata and I have to admit but I think at this point, I like Kanata quite a bit more than Haruka. Haruka is "fun" but she does not seem to be "deep" as compared to Kanata so...

I heard Kanata have a route in Little Busters! Memorial Edition or ECSTASY edition. So guess what I'm going to do? Hehehe. Besides I should use this chance to play the game!

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2/5/2013 10:44:44 AM #

feal87

Ahahah, well I've played the game entirely and I'm spoiled as well, so don't worry. I still like Haruka more though...*_*

*nods* It's a fairly good route. Give it a shot!

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2/6/2013 10:05:32 AM #

Moriyama

I also looked a little into the game and spoiled myself. Spoiled or not, I'm looking forward to the upcoming arcs!

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2/6/2013 10:38:34 AM #

feal87

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2/5/2013 7:13:08 AM #

Moriyama

This arc is growing on me. I was thinking it would be an arc I wouldn't like since it's so dark, but...what do I have to say. Haruka's performance was stunning >.<

What is Kanata's reason to disguise herself as Haruka? And what did she mean when she asked "Do you like 'me'?"....scary


Next episode seems to be the resolve of this arc...how many more arcs for this series?

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2/5/2013 10:05:59 AM #

feal87

*nods*

Kanata evil smile at the end was quite evil, but worry not! She's a beautiful, thus can't be evil! Isn't that the rule?


There are still Kud, Yuiko, Rin and Refrain in the main story plus a couple of special arcs for the side-heroines Saya, Sasami, etc...
I wonder what exactly that guy of the production meant with the "you'll get a surprise at the end of this season"...

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2/6/2013 9:11:37 AM #

Moriyama

Uhm...doesn't that contradict MAsuzu in OreShura...?

So many more to cover...either they'll have to extend the series, make a second season or make OVAs....I also wonder what this "surprise" could be....pray, Feal, for something good!
*prays for Mio ending
*

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2/6/2013 10:38:25 AM #

feal87

Masuzu is...a different story...


*prays for the true ending in which EVERYTHING is explained and EVERYONE is happy*

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2/6/2013 2:54:48 PM #

Moriyama

*changes mind and agress with Feal about EVERYTHING being explained with EVERYONE happy*

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2/6/2013 3:56:02 PM #

feal87

*nods*

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2/5/2013 10:27:35 AM #

Wieselhead

Hmmm poor Haruka had it worse than expected in her childhood, when they put her in charge for everything that went wrong, thats child abuse you a***** family


K..k...Kanata, what a psycho girl, in other shows she would be the main villiain. *omg* Kanata snapped and dresses as Haruka. Run Riki, run!
Thats a quite bad situation now, maybe Kud can do something as her roommate.

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2/5/2013 10:29:22 AM #

feal87

Haruka had a bad childhood, but there's still much more to know about this story unfortunately. The sadness isn't over yet...*cries*

Ahahah, I have to say that smile was really evil-looking. What will be the next step? Kidnapping Riki?

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2/5/2013 10:46:08 AM #

Wieselhead

More mean and horrible things!?! Im surprised that Haruka can smile again after such a childhood. Well, I hope its over in the next two episodes.

Kud is in danger at night XD

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2/5/2013 10:47:06 AM #

feal87

Yep, it must be over or the story won't be completed within 26 episodes at all. There's too much to explore yet...

*nods*

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2/5/2013 10:29:25 AM #

Yerocha

"Why was Kud so shocked while watching Kanata come out of the shower?" I can think of a number of pervy answers to that.

I still can't figure out exactly what Kanata's family stands to gain from tormenting Haruka this much. They do it enough on their own time, and all I can think of is that they have some sort of quota for Haruka Torment they have to meet. Considering how screwed up that family sounds, it wouldn't surprise me.

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2/5/2013 10:31:08 AM #

feal87

Ahahah, unfortunately no! That's not the correct answer...


Yep, these families are completely twisted and I can't even think about how the members managed to survive in that black environment. Much more is to be explored though, next week it'll be another sad episode...

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2/5/2013 10:40:30 AM #

Silver

This is just me being nitpicky but, it's not "Kanata"'s family. It should be purely the "main" family. The reason is it's obvioulsy Haruka's family as well. However it's clear this episode that Kanata does not really support the "main" family's action either so we should in a way separate Kanata and Haruka from the family. Therefore, instead of it being Kanata's family or Haruka's family, it would become the retarded asshole family that is currently hurint Kanata and Haruka. Now where are my pitchforks...

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2/5/2013 10:45:43 AM #

feal87

Well, "main" is just random to them because they switch between main and not main depending on what happens to the other family just like what happened when the incident started.


*gives Silver a pitchfork*

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2/5/2013 10:45:32 AM #

Silver

("Why was Kud so shocked while watching Kanata come out of the shower?" I can think of a number of pervy answers to that.)

I know right? It's pretty obvious that Kud saw just how sexy Kanata really is and is now in turmoil over her yuri feelings... *sneaks away

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2/5/2013 10:46:23 AM #

feal87

Somehow I can understand that feeling, I would do the same for Komari/Yuiko/Rin/etc...

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2/5/2013 4:34:19 PM #

Ecchi Catgirl

Kanata can't possibly be evil. There must be a reason.
Playing the bad guy is pretty common.

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2/5/2013 7:59:23 PM #

feal87

Of course there must be a reason for her actions, and I think next week we'll finally know what's happening...*_*

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2/6/2013 7:08:23 AM #

Nopy

Considering this was a Key VN, I was expecting Kanata to turn out to be a good person. I can't believe the series is getting close to ending already, I still haven't seen any trace of Tokido Saya.

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2/6/2013 10:39:00 AM #

feal87

Agreed, the director said that there is a surprise at episode 26, but I wonder if it's a second season or what...

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