Refrain 03
English I Always Wanted to Stay Here
Kanji ずっとここにいたかった
Rōmaji Zutto Koko ni Itakatta
Release October 19, 2013
Running Time 25 Minutes
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I Always Wanted to Stay Here (ずっとここにいたかった, Zutto Koko ni Itakatta) is the third episode of Little Busters! Refrain. It aired on October 19, 2013. It is also the third and final episode of Yuiko Kurugaya's arc.

Short SummaryEdit

The day of June 20 keeps repeating without anyone taking heed of it, except for Riki himself, and no one else seems to find it strange even when it starts snowing. Riki decides to look for Kyousuke to ask for his advice but he is nowhere to be found. However, Riki learns that Yuiko is the only other person who knows the truth and she claims that it all is her fault. Her wish for staying with the Little Busters forever had been granted in the form of a dream, and she tells Riki that she only knew what happiness was after meeting Riki and his friends. Yuiko tells him that things will return to normal when he wakes up from the dream, but Riki will forget everything that happened. Before bidding farewell, Yuiko warns Riki to take care of Rin, as the "fated day" is at hand.

Detailed SummaryEdit

Important EventsEdit

  • June 20 kept on repeating and Riki was the only one knowing the strange situation.
  • With no one to ask for advice, even Kyousuke, Riki decided to confront Yuiko to know the truth behind everything that happened.
  • Yuiko revealed that she wished for the moments she had with the Little Busters to continue forever and it was granted in the form of a dream which was the cause for the continuous repeating of June 20.
  • Before she left, Yuiko warned Riki to protect Rin as the "fated day" was close approaching.


Refrain 03


  • This episode marks the end of Yuiko's arc.
  • In the visual novel, Yuiko confesses that the twisted looping of the world happened because she wished for their romance to continue forever. In the anime, however, she wishes instead for the happy moments she had with the Little Busters to continue forever, because they didn't become a couple in their current situation.
  • Furthermore, unlike in the visual novel, it is hinted that she already knew what is going to happen between Riki and Rin, when the time starts to move again. That is the reason why she warns Riki to protect Rin.

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