Possessing the memories of Shion, the moon base's socially dissonant engineer, young Rin is driven by his past life to protect the Earth. After a brutal conflict, Rin's identity has been revealed to the resourceful Mr. Tamura, a friend of two of Rin's pawns. After his mother breaks down from the pressure, Rin flees his hospital bed to find unexpected allies amongst strangers. While Rin recovers, the others are left in turmoil. During a school trip to Kyoto, three of them seek out Mr. Tamura and the reclusive moon dreamer Haruhiko in hopes of finding answers. At last, the memories of mystical Mokuren begin to awaken within Alice.