Stop bullying the weakling!

—Rin, yelling at Masato Inohara (Episode 01)

Rin Natsume
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Kanji 棗 鈴
Rōmaji Natsume Rin
Birthday September 2 (Virgo)
Gender Female
Height 153cm
Weight 43kg
Size 77 / 54 / 80
Occupation Student
Position Second Little Busters Member
Status Alive
Voice Actors
Japanese Tomoe Tamiyasu
English Brittney Karbowski
First Appearance
Visual Novel Little Busters!
Anime Episode 01 - The Team Name is... Little Busters

Rin Natsume (棗 鈴 Natsume Rin) is the main heroine in the series. She is the younger sister of Kyousuke Natsume and the second but only female member out of the five original Little Busters members.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Rin has long dark brown hair that has been tied in a ponytail. Behind her bangs she wears a small yellow bell, tied with a small white ribbon. Rin's eyes are brown with a red shade in the anime and clear red in the visual novel.

She is wearing the same, usual uniform as the other girls.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Rin is the main heroine in the story who does not communicate well and she is seen as inarticulate. Due to this, she is anti-social, and is usually seen alone. When playing baseball with the others, Rin is the pitcher of the group. She is one of the two initial survivors of the bus accident. She is girlfriend of Naoe Riki a member of the little busters.

Rin loves cats and at school takes care of several strays; it is not uncommon for several cats to crawl onto her.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

  • The name Rin means "bell" (鈴), in which she wears a bell in her hair.
  • Rin's surname Natsume means "jujube" (棗).
    • Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube, red date, Chinese date, is a species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brittney Karbowski (Rin's English voice actress) has also voiced characters in the previous Key anime series including:
  • Rin has given Masato Inohara several nicknames like:
    • Trash
    • Retard
    • Idiot
      • She gained a title given by Kyousuke Natsume (Rin's older brother) herself: during the first baseball practice she gets the title "Godly Lack of Control", however in the visual novel if her first route is completed so her skill is better; she gets the title "An Ordinary No-Con" instead.

Character Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "This guy's an idiot." (Episode 01)
  • "Come on, come on. What now, Isoroku? Guts! Guts! Be the first in history to walk on two legs!" (Episode 02)
  • "That wouldn’t be fair... I just need to clear the task, right?... We'll find out what they want to tell us." (Episode 02)
  • "There must be something... I can do too!" (Episode 06)

References[edit | edit source]

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