As part of the AnimeJapan 2021, it was announced today that “86: Eighty Six” will be broadcast in two separate cours (three months each). This means that there will be a break after the end of June 2021 before the series continues at a later date, as yet.
86: Eighty Six Anime Starts on April 10, 2021
Studio A-1 Pictures is responsible for the production of the anime adaptation of “86: Eighty Six.” Toshimasa Ishii (“Soba e”) directs while Toshiya Ono (“Land of the Lustrous”) takes over the series composition. Tetsuya Kawakami (“The Asterisk War”) is involved as a character designer. Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto compose the music.
Shouya Chiba (Yuito Aoi in “IRODUKU: The World in Colors”) takes on the lead role of Shinei Nouzen, while Vladilena Mirizé is spoken by Ikumi Hasegawa (Sorane Matsuyama in “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die”). In Japan, the series will start on April 10, 2021. A simulcast has not yet been announced.
The original Light Novel by author Asato Asato has been published in Japan since 2017 with illustrations by Shirabi under Kadokawa’s “Dengeki Bunko” label. So far, the series has eight volumes, six of which are available in English from Yen Press.
86: Eighty Six Trailer
86: Eighty Six Action
The Republic of San Magnolia has long been under attack by an army of unmanned drones from the neighboring Giadian Empire, known as the Legion. After years of painstaking research, the Republic has finally developed its own autonomous drones and turned the one-sided struggle into a war without sacrifice – at least that is 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-six sector. The young men and women of this abandoned country are branded and controlled as “the eighty-six”, deprived of their humanity, the “unmanned” weapons in battle.