After today’s broadcast of the “Special Edition” for the first half of the anime implementation of “86 EIGHTY-SIX”, it was announced that the series will continue in 2021 with the twelve-part second half, which is now referred to as 86 Season 2. You can see the first teaser below.
86 Season 2 Release Date
The anime adaptation of “86 EIGHTY-SIX” is being created under the direction of director Toshimasa Ishii (assistant director of “Mirai – The Girl from the Future”) in studio A-1 Pictures (“Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3, Anohana Season 2“). Toshiya Ono (“Shadows House”) takes over the series composition, while Tetsuya Kawakami (“Interviews with Monster Girls”) contributes to the design of the characters.
A-1 Pictures announced that the series 86 Season 2 will continue in October 2021, with 12 episodes in the second half.
The eleven-part first half ran from April 10, 2021, to June 19, 2021, on Japanese television and on the streaming service Crunchyroll in Simulcast. Since last Saturday, the anime has also been shown weekly with English dubbing as an express dub.
The anime series is based on the light novel of the same name by Asato Asato, which has been published by the Japanese publisher Kadokawa since February 2017 with illustrations by Shirabi. An English-language release will be made by Yen Press. The eighth volume will be published on July 20, 2021.
86 Season 2 Teaser
86 EIGHTY-SIX Action
The Republic of San Magnolia has long been attacked by an army of unmanned drones from the neighboring Giadian Empire, known as the Legion. After years of laborious research, the republic has finally developed its own autonomous drones and turned the one-sided struggle into a war without victims – at least that’s what the government claims.
But there is no such thing as a war without blood. Beyond the fortified walls that protect the eighty-five territories of the Republic lies the “non-existent” eighty-sixth sector. The young men and women of this abandoned country are branded as “the eighty-six” and, deprived of their humanity, steer the “unmanned” weapons into battle.