In a world where there is no more war; corporations put war on ‘show’ on a massive scale to make people truly feel at peace. In Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces; the player takes the role of a top ranked pilot transferred from another base and newly enlisted in the Cougar Squad that has recently welcomed a batch of intriguing new pilots. Not even the officers at the base are able to hide their confusion at these new recruits who appear to be mere children. One girl; Maumi Orishina; stands out from the rest. In the sky reflected in her eyes; the dogfight begins.