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This time: Hibiki no Mahou, with art by Rei Izumi and scenario by Jun Maeda
Riki and Rin decide to start dating. The rest of the Little Busters crew supports them cheerfully, but there is something they are keeping hidden…
Riki keeps repeating the same day over and over. The seasons change but the day stays the same. He confronts Kurugaya who tells him that it was her wish…
Rikki is spending time with Kurugaya and finding himself faced with a strange dejavu. Meanwhile the rest of Rikki’s friends come the conclusion that Rikki is in love with her and try to get him to confess to her.
The Little Busters team has lost their baseball game, but they continue their lives all the same. Meanwhile the secret of the world that has been hidden is starting to come to light.
Kud does her best to fit in but she is constantly seen as a funny foreigner by the rest of her classmates. The Little Busters support her by helping her study for an upcoming exam.
Haruka reveals the big secret between herself and Kanata. It turns out that the two of them are twin sisters with a twist. They share a mom but they each have a different dad and one of their fathers is an arsonist.
Haruka is up to her usual pranks when she gets cornered by the disciplinary committee. Haruka is yelled at for attempting to fix an old bench and making trouble. She is then hauled off to the disciplinary committee’s room for judgement.
Riki is playing games with the rest of the guys when Komari and Kud show up outside his room. They are panicking about something “terrible” and ask him to follow them…
Midori finally spills the beans about her relationship with Mio. As it would turn out Midori is Mio’s imaginary friend. When Mio forgot about her she lost her shadow and knew that when Midori came back she would be the one to disappear.
Mio is disappearing from everyone’s memories, and Rikki seems to be powerless to stop it. What can he do to stop himself from forgetting about her?
Kyousuke sets up a test of courage for the Little Busters. He fills the schools with talismans and their mission is to split into teams, and collect those talismans.
Riki and the Little Busters have been practicing their baseball skills for the eventual match, but they are still lacking one member. Taking pity on Mio Riki decides to invite her for the last position on the team.
While playing with her kitties, Rin notices another note attached to the leg of one of them. The note asks her to “save the cafeteria”. With Riki in tow, Rin visits the cafeteria and asks the cafeteria lady if anything is wrong. She tells them all is well, so they go on their way.
This week Kud joins the Little Busters baseball team after showing off her athletic abilities while playing with her dogs. She is interrupted by another classmate informing her that Kud has packages waiting to be signed for. Riki and Masato help Kud bring her packages up to her room, and learn that she is still looking for a roommate.
Now that Komari’s story has ended we kick back into things with some silly antics from the Little Busters cast. Prankster Haruka who has been showing up in Riki’s class is up to her usual troublesome ways causing trouble for other, and also being hunted down by the disciplinary council.
This week Komari’s story comes to close as her sad back story is fully revealed. Whenever she sees someone or something die she remembers that her brother is gone, and breaks down. Komari is unable to face the truth head on so eventually she manages to find solace in forgetting that it ever happened.
Recap: It seems that Komari really did remember her brother after all. Rikki visits the old man in the hospital, and learns that Komari did have a brother, and that he died, but Komari believes the whole thing to be a dream.
Komari is sad, and a picture book helps reveal her worries. She believes she has a brother, but she can’t remember, and her mother won’t tell her anything. Kud also shows up this week, and acts cute while she fumbles about the English language.