VOLUME 08 (FINAL)
The Agaitai invasion has spread worldwide, and humanity’s last hope is to restart the AT-AT machine to stem their advance. Taira and Platoon 31 have convinced the Humanity Union to cooperate with the Safan against the true invaders, but can the Union be trusted not to betray the Safan people again once they have achieved their goals? And what of the Safan extremists who are still blinded by revenge? The clock is ticking in the final battle for mankind’s survival!
The members of Platoon 31 discover the ugly truth that has been hidden from the world—that the Agaitai are human all along, and the Humanity Union has been ordering for their murder with full knowledge of the matter! With Taira’s return, the crew embark on an ambitious mission to expose the Union and get the soldiers to revolt, but can they convince others to be on their side?
With Yokura captured and being interrogated by the Humanity Union, the rest of Platoon 31 search for her whereabouts and continue their daring plan to expose the truth of the Agatai and prepare for the final confrontation with their employers…! But another shocking truth about the Agatai is about to be exposed, one that Momosawa and the others are unaware of…
With news of Taira’s death and the realisation that the alien enemy they have been fighting were humans all along, the crew of Platoon 31 now question everything they have been taught. Who exactly are the Safan people? Why are they at war with the Humanity Union, and what exactly happened on Cobalt Island 20 years ago? Will Platoon 31 be able to uncover all the dirty secrets the organisation has been hiding from them?
After the fierce battle with the Shamshir, the team finally has time to dig into something that’s been bothering them—why did the Agaitai seem to understand the concept of comrades? But the deeper they go, the more questions start to surface about the Humanity Union. Tampered footage, deleted files… what is the organisation trying to hide, and how far will Taira’s team go to uncover them all…?!
Driven into a corner by Director Douijma and his ruthless tactics, Taira and his comrades from Platoon 31 are sent in as a sacrificial squad in a decisive battle against the Shamshir. It’s now or never! Will their secret training help them turn the odds in their favour and lead them to victory?! Or will it break Platoon 31 forever?
IN THE BATTLE TO PROTECT HUMANITY, OUR WORK IS AT THE FRONTLINE!
In the heat of a skirmish with the Agaitai, Taira and Yokura find themselves in a tight spot! With only 90 seconds on the clock, Taira takes control of Yokura’s RIZE and tries to fix the weapon jam… Meanwhile, director Doujima comes up with a battle strategy that could destroy Taira’s platoon.
Jinichirou Taira is thirty and unemployed. Chancing upon a recruitment ad calling for applicants to ‘protect the world’, he signs up without a second thought, and is soon thrust into the pilot’s seat of a humanoid weapon called ’RIZE’ to battle against unknown creatures that threaten the very survival of mankind! An epic sci-fi series unfolds in the front line of the battlefield!