"Run Through the Battlefront (Finish)" (ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント〈下〉, Ran Surū Za Batorufuronto (Ge)?) is the third volume of the 86 -Eighty Six- light novel series written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabii featuring mechanical designs by I-IV. It covers the second-half of the second story arc of the series depicting the battle against the formidable Legion Morpho, while Shinei Nouzen searches for the answer as to why he keeps standing on the battlefield, despite his reasons to fight already lost.
"The word on everyone's lips was "Why?" They couldn't know that for them, asking why is an insult."
"Why? Everyone asked. Without knowing it is insult."
"They called it pride. At the time, pride was all they knew." ― Frederica Rosenfort, Recollections of the Battlefield
Pride is all we have
The attack Shin foresaw has finally come to pass. Wielding a weapon with destructive force hitherto unseen, the Long-Range Artillery-type Legion unit rains unmitigated chaos over the battlefield. Both the Federacy's western front and the Gran Mur of the Republic crumble under the might of the monolithic railgun, capable of dealing catastrophic damage from hundreds of kilometers away. With their backs against the wall, the Giadian military makes a controversial decision: A special strike force will charge into the heart of Legion territory, engage the Railgun type from close range, and destroy it. Shin and the Eighty-Six will spearhead the operation.
...But Shin has not been himself lately. Having defeated his brother's ghost and freed himself from the Republic, the Reaper finds himself without purpose. What reason does he have to go on living? For whose sake does he fight...?
- Interlude: Get Your Arms
- Chapter 6: Over There
- Chapter 7: Something to Die For
- Chapter 8: Run Through the Battlefront
- Chapter 9: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
第九章 久しく待ちにし[† 2]
- Epilogue: We’ll Meet Again
- Main Characters
- Supporting Characters
- The original title ゲット・ユア・ガンズ (Getto yua ganzu) translates to "Get your guns".
- A furigana in English runs along the Japanese as
久しく待ちにし. Veni, Veni, Emmanuel is the native Latin title of the Christian hymn O Come, O Come, Emmanuel sung for Advent and Christmas. It is a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas.
The original title 久しく待ちにし (Hisashiku Machi ni Shi) translates to "I have waited a long time"
- "Run Through the Battlefront" is a reference to the rock song Run Through the Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival.