Wait…just how much does Masato know? It’s like he was planning something when Riki tried to restart the Little Busters. Seriously, whatever this secret is (cat overlords), it’s like everyone but Riki and Rin know about it. And here I was thinking Masato was just an idiot.
I’m curious why Masato didn’t disappear like everyone else after his story was resolved. Who knows? Maybe he will. But he did say he would stay with Riki until the end. Is it just because he’s a male character? Is this a gender-specific disappearance? Because I’m actually cool with that. Anyway, next week is Kengo?
So it looks like time has looped again. This time, Riki has to take on the role of Kyousuke and gather together the Little Busters. While Riki seems to retain few memories of previous events, Rin seems to remember a lot more, although no exact events. Kengo seems to remember too, and he looks to be berating Riki for simply copying Kyousuke rather than coming up with his own thing. I’m inclined to agree.
There were some flashes near the end of the episode to empty spots in the school. Is this supposed to indicate that all of the missing friends are still missing? Is this just something for Riki and Rin or is everyone else going to magically come back?
To be fair, it would have been too much of a stretch for me to predict that Komari cycled through those phases of depression after experiencing death (although it seems obvious to me now). But otherwise, everything else was pretty expected…everything relies on Riki.
Honestly, I can’t blame Komari or anyone who would choose to forget to protect themselves from the truth. But I will say this: it’s not something I would do. I have to know these things, and I’ll force myself to handle it. But then again, I can’t say for sure until it happens to me, right? For all I know, I have a dead relative I don’t even know about. Plus, I’m not as young as she was…so yeah (or was I? O.o).
Anyway, now we have one down…based on preview, next looks to be Saigusa, who is joining the Little Busters team. Looks like she’s got some motivation, though…a lookalike character. Competition? Sibling? Childhood friend who’s imitating her? My money’s on older sister who judges her for her behavior or something. Though I’m sure you VN people will jump to tell me I’m wrong >.> I still stick with my distaste with Komari’s character like I said last week…I don’t care what anyone says.