Shin and his friends decided to enroll in a special military academy. Shin, who once survived the harsh battlefields of the Spearhead Squadron, demonstrates his fighting ability at the academy and surprises his contemporaries. However, not all of the gazes directed at Shin, who was accustomed to battle, were warm. In such a situation, Shin reunites with Eugene, the young man he met at the library, in the unit to which he is assigned.
Thanks to their experience, Shin and his friends manage to pass officer training and are assigned to the Nordlicht Squadron under the command of Lt. Colonel Grethe Wenzel. Grethe takes Shin and his friends to a location recently reclaimed by the Federacy, where they have recovered their wrecked Juggernauts and erected a memorial dedicated to all of the names Shin had gathered. Grethe also reveals that when they recovered Fido's wreckage, they found its core still intact so they built it a new body. Frederica joins the unit as well as their official mascot, and she returns Shin's handgun to him. Shin and Nordlicht soon begin assisting the Federacy forces by piloting the Reginleif mechs, based on the Juggernaut design. During the fighting, Shin reunites with Eugene, another Federacy officer who he befriended before signing up who joined the army to make a better life for his sister. However, after a Legion attack, Shin comes across a mortally wounded Eugene and is forced to mercy kill him. Afterwards, Shin receives word that the battle is going poorly and to prepare for yet another Legion attack.
- Shinei Nouzen
- Raiden Shuga
- Theoto Rikka
- Anju Emma
- Kurena Kukumila
- Brent Bernholdt
- Frederica Rosenfort
Felswinzel Military Industries
Differences from Light Novel
- Shin and Eugene's training in the academy is expanded from the source material. The conversation with their superior and the scene where Marcel refers to Shin's alias “Reaper" is anime original.
- In light novel, Shin and the others meet Fido in Chapter 4, after Eugene's death.
- The scene where Frederica gives Shin her weapon is original.