Little Busters! Episode 15: Riki’s Harem Time
“Naoe-san’s crossdressing is perfect!”
Riki is kidnapped by the girls over at their dorm, and is forced to participate in their rowdy sleepover – which attracts the attention of the Disciplinary Committee president Futaki Kanata, who is irked by all the noise she hears from the floor above her.
And Little Busters! wastes no time in flipping back over to its comedy side – rather quickly as well, with the entire atmosphere even at the beginning of the episode giving us hints on what to expect. I admit, I was completely fooled just as Riki was when Rin sent that seemingly solemn text. “This is serious – come to my room, alone” totally put me on guard despite the cheery OST, and I did think it was one of those mysterious notes concerning the “secret of this world” that Rin’s cats keep giving her at times. Well, weren’t we all fooled xD
Throughout the entire episode, I was pretty much torn between “poor Riki” and “Riki you lucky bastard” – in which he was trapped in a room full of girls, who refused to let him leave and blindfolded him, then took baths in groups while forcing him to listen and conjure up ecchi thoughts with his imagination. Poor guy ^_^ Somehow, if the visual novel had some sort of harem route it would probably start off along the lines of what happened this episode – or maybe it would finish with all the girls and Riki in the same room, if that rolled-up newspaper samurai sword-bashing ended up degenerating into some sort of mass orgy that Futaki Kanata and her Disciplinary Committee people would interrupt and explode over. Wishful thinking, wishful thinking~
I love how everyone suddenly forced Riki to crossdress into someone’s uniform (probably Rin’s) and it was hilarious how he eventually stopped caring and let them doll him up, complete with a hair ribbon to boot. Strangely enough, that crossdressing probably saved him a whole lot of punishment and public attention, as both times when a Disciplinary Committee member came up, they never realized Riki was a guy – especially when Kanata and her band of people walked in, told Riki to stand in front of her and adjusted his ribbon for him. Wow…the perfect crossdressing indeed.
There were also several vague mentions towards the topic of love this episode – first by Kyousuke, who very passionately proclaimed his love for Riki – and got a rejection shot straight back at him xD Riki was actually blushing there! He actually ran out after Kyousuke like people do in various romantic dramas, and there was a whole heartfelt scene under the lamplight where Riki proclaimed his love for all of the Little Busters. Anyway, Kanata’s reappearance in the lives of the Little Busters doesn’t seem to be a mere coincidence, as hinted in the preview where I’m suspecting we’ll be heading down the Haruka route. More secrets will be revealed, and feels will be unleashed – will it live up to the bag of emotions that made up the Mio route?