Takeru's budding relationship with Ichigo gets the approval and support of Takeru's half-sister, Hyoju. But there's a very imposing new competitor for Ichigo's affection, and Takeru might just need the powers of his fantasy-world heroes to compete with this rugged and assertive rival.
Meanwhile, Zen's pronouncements become even more cryptic. And just when Takeru thinks he's getting a handle on his young friend and sometime mentor, new complications deepen the mystery surrounding the strange little boy.
Story and art by Saki Hiwatari.