Just as upper managements concerned, dragon pilots’ romantic feeling created a gulf between OTF and themselves. “Anatomic” has prevented Hisone from riding Masotan, but she hasn’t realized her true feeling yet. Nao sees Hisone struggling and reconsiders what she can do. El cannot ride Noma anymore and started going after her original dream. Now “Ritual” is only days away. Everyone at Gifu Air Base is preparing for it in different ways with mixed feeling.
After the 7 days training, Dragon Pilots finally started building a trusted relationship. And they were informed that their hard training was actually the preparation for a very important national project, “Ritual”. In order to accomplish the Ritual, Ministry of Defense pursues an operation to control Dragon Pilots’ feeling, as their romantic feeling has a big impact to their relationship with OTF. While MOD started collecting individual data of each Dragon Pilot, Hisone and Okonogi are to go out together.
Toshihiko escaped with Yuka and they hide themselves in a far away mansion.
While Toshihiko tries to convince Rie's father to join his battle against Ōba, Kazuma rushes to fight him by himself.