|“||We're doing the right thing, right? Riki... you'll be okay. Even in a world where we're gone.||”|
|Position||Little Busters Leader & Original Founder|
Yuu Kamonomiya (Young)
|Visual Novel||Little Busters!|
|Anime||Episode 01 - The Team Name is... Little Busters|
Kyousuke Natsume (棗 恭介 Natsume Kyōsuke) is the leader and the original founder of the Little Busters.
- Kyousuke is a tall, good-looking boy with medium-long, auburn-colored hair. His red eyes, with the color of burning ember, do well to reflect the burning intensity of his passionate ways. He, like every other male student in the school (excluding Kengo), wears the black, red-trimmed uniform coupled with a gold-trimmed, white-collared shirt and blue tie. Like nearly everyone else in the series, he constantly wears this attire, except when he and the rest of the Little Busters are practicing baseball out in the field.
- Kyousuke, Rin's older brother by a year, is the leader of the Little Busters and the dynamo behind all the fun among their members. His exceeding competence in all aspects is complemented by a single-minded, fun-seeking demeanor and a deep-set, perceptive compassion. Ever since joining the Little Busters, Riki has looked up to Kyousuke as a role model. Even in Refrain, Riki's quest to grow stronger follows in Kyousuke's footsteps. He often comes up with absurd ideas, but almost always he follows up with a reasonable explanation along with it. He suffers from a brother-sister complex, as he wants his sister Rin to call him onii-chan (meaning brother in an affectionate way), but Rin prefers his actual name instead.
- In truth, Kyousuke had planned that Komari, Haruka, Kudryavka, Yuiko, and Mio would eventually join the Little Busters. The plan was that he, along with the help of others, would create the artificial world in order to make Rin and Riki strong enough to face the reality. His methods, however, turn out to be too strong for Rin, which eventually causes her to suffer from a mental breakdown after the time loop. In Refrain, Kyousuke starts lamenting himself after his plan backfires, but before the time loops back, Riki unconsciously vows to Kyousuke that he will become more stronger than before. Remembering this, he starts to act like he is suffering from depression, much like how Riki was when his parents died. This makes Riki to strengthen himself up in order to care for Rin and to re-invite Masato and Kengo, who have gone their own separate ways, into the Little Busters again. In the meantime, he sometimes returns to the real world in an attempt to delay the bus explosion, and also at one time, helps Riki by dropping off a hint. After Riki manages to reform the Little Busters, Kyousuke is invited to back to the group by Riki the same way Kyousuke invited Riki. After Masato disappears during a game of baseball, Kyousuke reveals everything about the artificial world to Riki and Rin, who finally wakes up from the artificial world to face the reality. He is largely hinted to be Shun Tokikaze, the leader of the darkness executives in Saya's route.
- The name Kyousuke means "respectful". True to its meaning, Kyousuke is the most respected person in the Little Busters.
- "We're going up against a powerful enemy! We need your help! What's your name?" - (Episode 01)
- "The name will be... The Little Busters!" - (Episode 01)
- "If the world is full of things we never wanted to know, is our only option to look away? To won't solve anything by running away." - (Episode 06)
- "Well, there's a cat soul in it. Rising Meowstball!" - (Episode 20)
- "Hey Riki... those feelings torment me even more! Why the hell must I leave everyone behind?! I just want to be with you. All along, all I wanted was to be with you. What is this bullshit?! Goddammit! I always, always wanted to be by your side. I loved all of you, but now... I must leave you behind? That's just unbelievable! Why? I don't understand! Shit..." - (Refrain)
References and CitationsEdit
Komari Kamikita • Haruka Saigusa • Yuiko Kurugaya • Kudryavka Noumi • Mio Nishizono • Kanata Futaki • Saya Tokido • Sasami Sasasegawa