Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: October 3, 2021 at 9:33 PHT (GMT+8)
The second part of the television (TV) anime series adaptation of Asato Asato and Shirabi's '86 -Eighty Six-' light novel series has been listed on its official website's Blu-ray & DVD information with 12 episodes across four volumes (Volumes 5 - 8) with three episodes per volume. The anime's second part premiered its first episode (Episode 12 overall) on earlier today (JST) in Japan and is also considered as the second season of the series.
Blu-ray & DVD Information:
Vol 1: Episodes 1, 2 (Released July 28, 2021)
Vol 2: Episodes 3, 4, 5 (Released August 25, 2021)
Vol 3: Episodes 6, 7, 8 (Released September 29, 2021)
Vol 4: Episodes 9, 10, 11 (Releases October 27, 2021)
Vol 5: Episodes 12, 13, 14 (Releases December 22, 2021)
Vol 6: Episodes 15, 16, 17 (Releases January 26, 2022)
Vol 7: Episodes 18, 19, 20 (Releases February 23, 2022)
Vol 8: Episodes 21, 22, 23 (Releases March 23, 2022)
The first cour of the first season of the series premiered in Japan on April 10 and ended on June 26, 2021. The series is animated by animation studios A-1 Pictures with Toshimasa Ishii serving as the series director. The series composition is written by Toshiya Ono, and characters are designed by Tetsuya Kawakami. Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto composed the music. Shirogumi developed the CG for the series.
The cast includes:
Shouya Chiba as Shinei Nouzen
Ikumi Hasegawa as Vladilena Mirizé
Seiichirou Yamashita as Raiden Shuga
Natsumi Fujiwara as Theoto Rikka
Saori Hayami as Anju Emma
Sayumi Suzushiro as Kurena Kukumila
Haruka Shiraishi as Kaie Tanya
Haruki Ishiya as Daiya Irma
Daiki Yamashita as Haruto Keats
Taishi Murata as Kujo Niko
The anime is based on the Japanese science fiction light novel series written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabi which began its publication in February 2017 by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. The series is licensed in North America by Yen Press.
The manga inspired two manga adaptations. The first manga adaptation was serialized since 2018 in Square Enix's seinen manga magazine Young Gangan with illustrations by Motoki Yoshihara. The second adaptation titled "Gakuen 86" by Suzume Somemiya which was serialized in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive since June 27, 2020.
Synopsis from Fandom:
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...
Source: 86 -Eighty Six- Official Website