Tsukiko Sagi, a character designer, is under pressure and feels trapped, when suddenly her worries are put to rest when she is assaulted by who she describes as an elementary school kid with a golden bat.
For Yuichi "Ichi" Taira, life is good. He's the most popular kid in his school and excels in academics and sports and plans to run for Student Council president. But then he is suspected of being Lil' Slugger.
After the strings of attacks by Lil' Slugger, it is discovered that each victim has some sort of relationship with previous victims. Meanwhile, the life of Masami Hirukawa, a police officer, is about to be changed forever.
Ikari and Maniwa interrogate Lil' Slugger who turns out to be in the eighth grade. Still, he admits to the attacks. However, he confuses reality and believes that the world around him is a medieval-style role-playing game.
Ikari and Maniwa find the old homeless woman while a hurricane is about to make landfall. There, they discover something from the old woman that turns the entire case around. Meanwhile, a girl named Taeko is reminiscing over her life.
Maromi is getting her very own anime. However, the staff begins to fall behind as the deadline approaches. They get rough with Saruta Naoyki, the production manager who is unable to competently do his job.