86 -Eighty-Six- is a mecha and military science fiction anime series with numerous romance aspects. The popular light book of the same name by Asato Asato served as the inspiration for the anime, which debuted in 2021. Toshimasa Ishii directed the anime, and A-1 Pictures created the adaptation.
The anime depicts the conflict between the two fictional nations, the Republic of San Magnolia and the Giadian Empire. Using automated drones, they fight their wars against each other.
The anime initially aired on many local networks from April 11, 2021, through June 20, 2021. On June 27, with a special episode, it made its final appearance for the first season. Crunchyroll has also licensed it, and as a result, it has acquired viewers worldwide. Fans of the anime are already anticipating a second season.
Here is everything you need to know about 86 Season 2.
86 Season 2 Release Date
86 Season 1 broadcasted in two parts. The first season’s 11-episode first portion aired from April 11, 2021, through June 20, 2021, while the second portion, with 12 episodes, aired from October 3, 2021, through March 19, 2022. However, several sites and streaming services referred to the anime’s second half as 86 season 2.
There is no official release date for 86 season 2 of the anime since the production team has not renewed it.
86 Season 2 Cast
The actors who provided the voices for the main characters are expected to reprise their roles for season 2. Even though there is no official casting for the second season, we can look at the previous cast. Some of the main cast for season 1, parts one and two, are:
- Ikumi Hasegawa (Japanese) and Suzie Yeung (English) provide voices for Vladilena Milizé.
- Shinei Nouzen is voiced by Shya Chiba, Asuna Tomari (young) (Japanese), Billy Kametz, Tiana Camacho (young), and Alejandro Saab (English). Aleks Le provided the English dub for the last two episodes, which are episodes 22 and 23.
- Natsumi Fujiwara(Japanese) and Casey Mongillo (English) provide voices for Theoto Rikka.
- Seiichirō Yamashita (Japanese) and Jonah Scott(English) provide voices for Raiden Shuga.
- Saori Hayami (Japanese) and Maureen Price(English) provide their voices for Anju Emma.
- Sayumi Suzushiro (Japanese) and Erica Mendez (English) provide their voices for Kurena Kukumila.
If the anime is renewed for a second season, we can expect characters to be added and new voice actors to take the role.
86 Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer or teasers for 86 season 2 of the anime. Specific streaming sites also dub the second part of season 1 as season 2 of the anime. While there is nothing for the upcoming season, we can look at the first season’s second part trailer. JP Anime published the official trailer for season 1, part 2 of 86, on Youtube on August 18, 2021. You can watch the trailer below:
86 Season 2 Storyline
After years of the Giadian Empire’s drones dominating the battlefield, the Republic of San Magnolia has finally been able to develop its own unmanned automated drones via slow and thorough study. The republican administration asserts that the conflict is now a non-violent confrontation between militaries of drones and robots and technologically evolved society.
However, government propaganda seeks to hide the depressing reality of the autonomous units. Alba’s discriminatory administration long persecuted the Colorata minority in the Republic of San Magnolia. They are known as the 86s, allegedly made to control the drones in a horrible conflict with the Giadian Empire. However, after learning of their tyranny, Major Vladilena “Lena” Mirizé, who is in charge of an elite force of 86 veterans, feels compassion for them.
Lena’s discontent with the Republic’s magnificence comes rapidly, and her life alters significantly due to years of misinformation. Lena will, unfortunately, have a hard time winning the Colorata minority’s support because she is an Alban. Furthermore, Lena won’t be able to halt the racist Alba government’s oppression even if she succeeds in winning the victims’ hearts.
86 Season 2 Premiere Date
There is no official premiere date for the 86 season 2 of the anime. However, based on speculation, the anime could potentially release its second season by early 2023.
86 Renewal Status
The anime studio or production staff has not renewed the anime. However, there is a possibility for renewal as there is still tons of material to adapt from the light novel it is based on. The anime is also expected to be renewed as it was well received by viewers and critics alike.
The anime 86 currently has a total of 23 episodes under its belt. Season 1 ran from April 11, 2021, to June 20, 2021, with 11 episodes. Later the same year, the second part of the anime was with 12 episodes which ran from October 3, 2021, through March 19, 2022. The anime has a rating of 8.2/10 on both IMDb and MyAnimeList. The anime is expected to be renewed by the anime studio even though it is not been officially announced.
For those who want to watch the anime, both part 1 and 2 of season 1 is available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, and Funimation.
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