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Stellar Year 2148, District 86 has a weird background: everyone who leads it will go crazy. Major Vladilena is forced to be their new headmaster and she is determined to investigate this District. 86 Eighty-Six Season 2.
86 Eighty-Six Season 2 (Eighty Six 2nd Season, Eiti Shikkusu, 86 ―エイティシックス―) anime 2021 all full episodes for free in high-quality streaming.
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Before Watching 86 Eighty-Six Season 2, here is Everything You Need to Know:
86 Eighty-Six Season 2 (Japanese: 86-エイティシックス-, Hepburn: Eiti Shikkusu) is a Japanese science fiction light novel series written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabii. It began publication by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint in February 2017. The series is licensed in North America by Yen Press.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Motoki Yoshihara has been serialized in Square Enix‘s seinen manga magazine Young Gangan since 2018, with two spin-off manga series, titled 86: Operation High School by Suzume Somemiya and 86: Fragmental Neoteny, being serialized in Media Factory‘s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive since June 27, 2020, and April 26, 2021, respectively. An anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures premiered in April 2021.
Anime 86 Eighty-Six Season 2:
An anime television series adaptation was announced in a livestream commemorating the first anniversary of Kadokawa‘s “Kimirano” light novel website on March 15, 2020. It is produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Toshimasa Ishii, with Toshiya Ōno writing the scripts, Tetsuya Kawakami designing the characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto composing the music.
The CG will be developed by Shirogumi. The series was originally scheduled to air in 2020, but it was indefinitely delayed. The series is a split-cour anime, with the first half airing on Tokyo MX and other stations from April 11 to June 20, 2021. On March 28, 2021, Tokyo MX broadcast a special program commemorating the start of the series starring main cast Shōya Chiba and Ikumi Hasegawa, producer Nobuhiro Nakayama and music composer Hiroyuki Sawano.
The second half premiered on October 3, 2021. Crunchyroll licensed the series outside of Asia for an English simulcast and simuldub. Muse Communication licensed the series in Southeast Asia and is streaming it on iQIYI and Bilibili.
86 Eighty-Six Season 2 Synopsis:
The Republic of San Magnolia. For a long time, this country has been besieged by its neighbor, the Giadian Empire, which created a series of unmanned drones called the Legion. After years of painstaking research, the Republic finally developed autonomous drones of their own, turning the one-sided struggle into a war without casualties – or at least, that’s what the government claims. In truth, there is no such thing as a bloodless war.
Beyond the fortified walls protecting the eighty-five Republic territories lies the “nonexistent” Eighty-Sixth Sector. The young men and women of this forsaken land are branded the Eighty-Six and, stripped of their humanity, pilot the “unmanned” weapons into battle.
Shinn directs the actions of a detachment of young Eighty-Sixers while on the battlefield. Lena is a “handler” who commands the detachment from the remote rear with the help of special communication. The farewell story of the severe and sad struggle of these two begins!
86 Eighty-Six Season 2 Synopsis N.2:
A War Without Casualties The Republic of San Magnolia has long been under attack from the neighboring Giadian Empire’s army of unmanned drones known as the Legion. After years of painstaking research, the Republic finally developed autonomous drones of their own, turning the one-sided struggle into a war without casualties-or at least, that’s what the government claims.
In truth, there is no such thing as a bloodless war. Beyond the fortified walls protecting the eighty-five Republic territories lies the “nonexistent” Eighty-Sixth Sector. The young men and women of this forsaken land are branded the Eighty-Six and, stripped of their humanity, pilot the “unmanned” weapons into battle…
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Opening Theme of 86 Eighty-Six Season 2:
Kyoukaisen (境界線) by amazarashi
Ending Theme of 86 Eighty-Six Season 2:
Alchemilla (アルケミラ) by Regal Lily
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86 Eighty-Six Season 2 Characters:
Main Characters 86 Eighty-Six Season 2:
Shinei Nouzen (シンエイ・ノウゼン, Shin’ei Nouzen) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
The leader of the 86 “Spearhead” squadron has fought in and survived countless battles despite only being 16 years old. Nicknamed “Undertaker” for his habit of keeping a box full of makeshift dog tags crafted out of a small piece of each dead comrade’s Juggernaut, which he plans to bury when the war is over. Shin is known for his ruthlessness against both enemies and allies.
It’s rumored that previous Handlers who have dealt with him have gone insane and left the unit, retired, or even committed suicide for unknown reasons.
Vladilena “Lena” Milizé (ヴラディレーナ・ミリーゼ, Vuradirēna Milīze) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
An officer in the San Magnolian military who got promoted to Major at just 16 years old, thanks to a mixture of her skills and family connections. Lena has a habit of treating her 86 subordinates like people, unlike her other Handlers who treat the 86 members as disposable objects. Lena is the newly assigned Handler to the Republic’s “Spearhead” squadron.
Raiden Shuga (ライデン・シュガ, Raiden Shuga) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
The Executive Officer and vice-captain of the Spearhead Squadron, callsign “Wehrwolf.” A friend of Shin before they joined the same squad.
Theoto Rikka (セオト・リッカ, Seoto Rikka) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Known by his nickname Theo, or his callsign of “Laughing Fox” taken after a former Alba commander who sacrificed himself to save Theo’s unit. Theo is often blunt and sarcastic when dealing with others, especially the Handler Lena after seeing a close friend and comrade die. Theo keeps a sketchbook that he draws in on his spare time, and designed several of the squadron’s personal marks on their Juggernauts.
Anju Emma (アンジュ・エマ, Anju Ema) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Callsign “Snow Witch” was beaten and abused even among other 86 members for being a mixed-race child. Anju grew her hair out to hide the scars on her back.
Kurena Kukumila (クレナ・ククミラ, Kurena Kukumira) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Callsign “Gunslinger,” her parents were murdered by Alba soldiers in the past and her sister was conscripted into another 86 unit, never to be seen again. As a result, she has hatred against all Albas, especially Lena who she has major dislike not only due to Lena’s race but also the latter’s close relationship with Shin who Kurena has feelings for.
Kaie Taniya (カイエ・タニヤ, Kaie Taniya) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Callsign “Kirschblute,” Kaie is one of the oldest active members of the Spearhead squadron, who enjoys teasing her fellow teammates. She was killed in battle after her Juggernaut was trapped in soft terrain and then destroyed by enemy fire.
Daiya Irma (ダイヤ・イルマ, Daiya Iruma) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Callsign “Black Dog,” a friend of Anju who alternates between showing compassion and awkwardness.
Haruto Keats (ハルト・キーツ, Haruto Kītsu) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Kujo Niko (クジョー・ニコ, Kujō Niko) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
One of the Spearhead Squadron members who is mercy-killed by Shinei after an early battle leaves him crippled and bleeding out.
Henrietta “Annette” Penrose (アンリエッタ・ペンローズ, Anrietta Penrōzu) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
One of Lena’s few friends in the San Magnolia military who works in their Research Division, specializing in the “Para-RAID” device that allows Handlers to instantly connect with the 86er combatants under their command. The device was partially created by her late father.
Jérôme Karlstahl (ジェローム・カールシュタール, Jerōmu Kārushutāru) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2:
A Colonel in the San Magnolia military and a friend of Lena’s father. He is aware of the situation with the 86ers but continues to treat them like objects.
Side Characters 86 Eighty-Six Season 2:
- Rui Kino (ルイ・キノ, Rui Kino) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Chise Osen (チセ・オーセン, Chise Ōsen) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Toma Sobi (トーマ・ソービ, Tōma Sōbi) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Tozan Sasha (トウザン・サシャ, Touzan Sasha) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Lecca Rin (レッカ・リン, Rekka Rin) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Mikuri Kairo (ミクリ・カイロゥ, Mikuri Kairou) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Maina Atomika (マイナ・ヤトミカ, Maina Yatomika) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Lev Aldrecht (レフ・アルドレヒト, Refu Arudorehito) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Frederica Rosenfort (フレデリカ・ローゼンフォルト, Furederika Rōzenforuto) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Ernst Zimmerman (エルンスト・ツィマーマン, Erunsuto Tsimāman) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
- Shiden Iida (シデン・イーダ, Shiden Īda) 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
Plot 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
The Republic of San Magnolia has been at war with the Empire of Giad for nine years. Though it initially suffered devastating losses to the Empire’s autonomous mechanized Legions, The Republic has since developed its own autonomous units, called Juggernauts, which are directed remotely by a Handler.
While on the surface the public believes the war is being fought between machines, in reality, the Juggernauts are being piloted by humans, all of whom are “86”—the designation given to the Colorata minority of San Magnolia.
The 86 originally had equal rights but were persecuted and scapegoated by the dominant Alba race and the Alba-supremacist Republic government to the point where Colorata were both officially designated and popularly considered subhuman.
The 86 were not permitted to have personal names and were immured in internment camps in the 86th District (their namesake); all the while being forced to fight in the Republic’s war with the Empire to receive better treatment.
Major Vladilena “Lena” Milizé, an Alba noble and military officer in the San Magnolian military, is an outspoken activist against the grave mistreatment of the nation’s Colorata minority, and the willful deception of the Republic government to the general public. She is assigned as the Handler of the Spearhead Squadron of the Eastern Front: an elite unit composed entirely of 86 veterans who have earned names.
Led by their squad leader, Shinei “The Undertaker” Nouzen, the Spearhead Squadron is infamous among military officials. Its notoriety stems from the state in which its commanding officers are left: Handlers presiding over the squad have descended into insanity and some have gone as far as committing suicide. Lena, an avowed 86 sympathizer, gets to know the Spearhead Squadron in her time as head of the contingent. At the same time, Lena and Shinei learn a dark secret: the Republic and the war with the Empire are not what they seem.
86 Eighty-Six Season 2 Reviews:
- Review of 86 Eighty-Six Season 2
The word masterpiece gets thrown around so much these days, it’s nearly lost its meaning. The literal meaning being the defining work of an individual’s career. I’m here to tell you now, 86 Eighty-Six Season 2 is a masterpiece in the truest sense of the word and is one of the best stories in the modern history of the medium. 86 depicts the brutal nature of war, racism, and oppression in such a way that you can’t help but be absorbed into the story, characters and fall in love with the series.
From the time it was announced that my favorite LN series would be getting an anime adaptation, I was filled with excitement at the prospect of seeing my fave scenes and characters adapted. Unfortunately, I could not help feeling a sense of dread as well given the studio that would be adapting it. A-1 has had a pretty inconsistent track record over the past decade or so.
Usually, large swathes of stories are left out or butchered. As a result, I was worried that A-1 may rush through the story and omit key aspects of 86. Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong. Not only did A-1 remain faithful to the source material, they even enhanced it in many instances. With arguably their best LN adaptation ever, A-1 gave us the anime of the season.
86 is a very character-driven story. Volume 1, which the first cour of the anime covers, is quite slow at times just because of all the detail that goes into the world-building. Asato sensei does a great job of humanizing characters and creating a connection between you and them. There may be times during the anime where you feel it drags on or it’s going a bit slow, but I can guarantee you there’s a pay-off coming around the corner.
The psychological trauma that both the kids and their commanding officer, Lena go through is conveyed masterfully and really drives home the toll these things can take on humans. If it sounds like this is a dense story, it’s because it is. There is a LOT to unpack in 86, which is why I am so happy A-1 took their time and only adapted one volume for the first cour. This is something that’s nearly unprecedented in today’s era of profit over fidelity.
From a cinematic perspective, A-1 eloquently employs the use of split perspectives in 86. The story is told through the eyes of Lena and Shin and is usually split halfway through each episode. It’s a great way to flesh out the world and the characters and I’m glad they went this route. I also loved the use of camera angles, particularly as it relates to facial expressions in the show. During tense moments and conversations, I found that the cuts and angles used added to the moment and helped drive home the significance of the scene.
I mentioned it briefly earlier, but I can’t help but reiterate how much I LOVED the pacing of the show. Usually, with these types of adaptations, we would get 1-3 volumes for 12 episodes. For a series like 86 which is quite frankly extremely dense, this would have been a disaster. Doing the first volume, at a rate of one chapter per episode and with the quality we got artistically with amazing character designs, the best CGI I’ve ever seen, etc etc., perfection.
Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been pushing the 86 Eighty-Six Season 2 agenda on Twitter and Facebook for years. Part of that agenda was an OST by Sawano Hiroyuki. I could not imagine the world of 86 Eighty-Six Season 2 being animated without an OST from the GOAT himself.
Sawano has done the OST for several aniplex mech series so it’s not really a shock that he hopped on 86 Eighty-Six Season 2, but bringing his kouhai Yamamoto Kohta onboard was a pleasant surprise. As you’d expect, the two of them SNAPPED on every track featured in the anime. Both EDs are amazing and several inserts like “The Answer” is on repeat on my phone daily. Could not ask for more.
In closing, 86 Eighty-Six Season 2 has been my favorite Light Novel series for years, and at this point, it’s probably safe to say the anime is now my favorite anime series. A-1 put together an all-star team of talent to work on this show, took their time, and gave us something really special.
Even if you don’t normally like mech or science-fiction anime, 86 Eighty-Six Season 2 is well worth a viewing due to the amazing handling of real-life themes. In today’s hyper-political and tense times, a story on the dangers of racism and hate couldn’t be more relevant.
Eighty-six gets 10 Para-Raids out of 10.
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