86 -Eighty Six- Anime News

86 -Eighty Six- Cour 1 Ends with a Bang! Cour 2, Special Episode Decided!

Mecha anime are often criticized for their plot as it is rare to find a decent mecha-themed anime. However, 86 -Eighty Six is one huge exception.

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From its plot to its animation, this anime is underrated yet adored by the fans who know about it. It takes place amidst a war where the general public is kept in the dark about the reality of the utopia they live in.

The military-themed mecha anime 86 -Eighty Six concludes its 1st Season (Cour 1) and will release a special episode on June 26th! 

[Special Edition broadcast decision]

TV anime “86-Eighty Six-” Special Edition “Red Poppy in the Battlefield Blooming” will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others from 24:00 on Saturday, June 26th!

Everyone, please see this Special Edition … until the “last.”

Do not miss it!


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The season officially ended on June 20th, and the special edition episode will have some closure for the season. The special episode is titled ‘The Poppies Bloom Red on the Battlefield.’

It ended on a bittersweet note with a major cliffhanger, and fans have been going crazy ever  since!

Don’t worry, Season 2 (Cour 2) of the anime is rumored to come out this fall, so sit tight!

The anime’s first season is 11 episodes and will give you major Darling in the Franxx feels. But unlike the controversial mecha anime, 86 has an ending that will satisfy your soul and keep you agitated.

The concept of sending children to war, taking away their identities, and discrimination is similar to Darling in the Franxx.

However, 86 – Eighty Six- stands apart from other anime with its portrayal of oppression in its most real aspect and how people who are different are treated as inferiors. 

The central theme of the show’ 8SIX’ by Hiroyuki Sawano featuring Harutoshi Ito released its MV as well.

Hiroyuki Sawano feat. Harutoshi Ito『8SIX <vcpf-ver.>』Music Video from『86―エイティシックス―』

It’s a simple B&W MV showing the artists performing the song.

This bone-chilling and captivating anime is a must-watch for all those who love military-themed action anime. It does have a supernatural aspect too, but you’ll only know that once you watch it!

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About 86 -Eighty Six-

86 is a Japanese science fiction light novel series, written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabi, with mechanical design by I-IV.

86 follows the story of a 16-year-old girl, Vladilena Milizé, better known as Lena. Lena serves as a major in the Republic of San Magnolia’s army and a handler for the ‘Processors’ of the Republic’s ‘unmanned drones’ known as Juggernauts.

Their goal is to use these drones to defend against Legion drones developed by the Giadian Empire, which started a war with them a while back. However, there is also a dark secret which the Republic holds.

Source: Comic Natalie

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