The official website of the anime adaptation of Asato Asato and Shirabii’s 86 -Eighty Six- light novel series has revealed a brand new promotional video for the series’ upcoming second cour. The second half of the anime is set to premiere this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2021 anime season.
Here is the first promotional video for season 2 of 86 -Eighty Six-, which gives us a preview of Lena’s new resolve:
The main cast of the first season will return for season 2:
- Ikumi Hasegawa (Aisha Udgard in Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki) stars as Vladilena Milize
- Shouya Chiba (Kotarou Azumi from Tsuki ga Kirei) as Shinei Nouzen
- Sayumi Suzushiro (Akira Oono in High Score Girl) as Kurena Kukumila
- Natsumi Fujiwara (Tooru Mutsuki from Tokyo Ghoul:re) returns to voice Theoto Rikka
- Seiichirou Yamashita (Kakeru Naruse in Orange) voices the role of Raiden Shuga
- Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) as Anju Emma
The anime’s production staff includes:
- Director: Toshimasa Ishii (Boku dake ga Inai Machi and Mirai no Mirai Assistant Director)
- Series Composer: Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, The Promised Neverland)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Tetsuya Kawakami (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin)
- Music Composers: Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown) and Kohta Yamamoto (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Aldnoah.Zero, AnoHana)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail)
Here is the main promotional video for the first season:
86 -Eighty Six- is a sci-fi action light novel series written by Asato Asato with illustrations from Shirabii. The series began in early 2017, published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. To date, a total of 10 volumes have been compiled and published. The series has received a number of manga adaptations and spin-offs in the years following its debut. A TV anime adaptation was produced in the Spring 2021 anime season, directed by Toshimasa Ishii, and produced by A-1 Pictures. The anime is a split cour series, with the second cour/half airing in October 2021.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
According to the Republic of San Magnolia, their ongoing war against the Giadian Empire has no casualties—however, that is mere propaganda. While the silver-haired Alba of the Republic’s eighty-five sectors live safely behind protective walls, those of different appearances are interned in a secret eighty-sixth faction. Known within the military as the Eighty-Six, they are forced to fight against the Empire’s autonomous Legion under the command of the Republican “Handlers.”
Vladilena Milizé is assigned to the Spearhead squadron to replace their previous Handler. Shunned by her peers for being a fellow Eighty-Six supporter, she continues to fight against their inhumane discrimination. Shinei Nouzen is the captain of the Spearhead squadron. Infamous for being the sole survivor of every squadron he’s been in, he insists on shouldering the names and wishes of his fallen comrades. When the fates of these young souls from two different worlds collide, will it ignite the spark that lights their path to salvation, or will they burn themselves in the flames of despair?
The second half of the 86 -Eighty Six- anime is in production and will premiere this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2021 season.