I escape to a resistance hideout, where I am reunited with a familiar aircraft. It is Sanka, the same model of fighter aircraft as what I used to pilot. After I take a short rest, the hideout is raided by the enemy. I am the only one who can fly the difficult-to-pilot Sanka.
Accepting the condition that I shoot down any enemy I encounter, I get on the Sanka and climb up to the sky again. In the sky where four enemies attack me one after another, the very being that has been sleeping inside me is finally unleashed.
This is the final installment of “Cradle the Sky,” the fifth (final) novel of “The Sky Crawlers” series.
At the end of the book, “The Interview About Cradle the Sky with Dr. MORI, Hiroshi” is also included.