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86: Eighty-Six anime reveals new promo video

During the KADOKAWA Light Novel EXPO 2020 event, a new promotional video was revealed for the animated adaptation of the light novels written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabi, 86: Eighty-Six. The video confirms that the series has dated its premiere in Japan for next April 10.

The press release also revealed a new promotional image for this animation project.

86: Eighty-Six

For its part, Asato Asato began publishing the light novels in April 2017 through Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko publishing house. Shirabi (Musaigen no Phantom World) and artist I-IV (Aldnoah.Zero, Re: Creators) were in charge of the illustrations. The eighth volume was published on May 9.

Cast of voices

  • Ikumi Hasegawa as Vladilena Mirizé.
  • Shouya Nouzen as Shinei Nouzen.
  • Ikumi Hasegawa as Vladilena Milizé.
  • Shouya Chiba as Shinei Nouzen.
  • Natsumi Fujiwara as Theoto Rikka.
  • Saori Hayami as Anju Emma.
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Kuren Kukumila
  • Haruka Shiraishi as Kaie Tanya.
  • Haruki Ishiya as Daiya Irma.
  • Daiki Yamashita as Haruto Keats.
  • Taishi Murata as Kujo Niko.
  • Shinei Ueki as Rui Kino.
  • Masamu Ono as Chise Osen.

Production team

  • Toshimasa Ishii (Uchū Kyōdai, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Occultic; Nine) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures Studios, with Shirogumi Studios in charge of CG animation.
  • Toshiya Ono (Yakusoku no Neverland, Hōseki no Kuni, Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujō Ō-hen) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Tetsuya Kawakami (Demi-chan wa Kataritai, Robot Girls Z, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) is in charge of character design.
  • Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto are in charge of composing the soundtrack.
  • Hitorie performs the opening song titled “3-bun 29-byou (3 Minutes 29 Seconds)”, while SawanoHiroyuki [nZk]: mizuki performs the closing song titled “Avid”.

Synopsis for 86: Eighty-Six

The Republic of Saint Magnolia.

This country has long been under siege 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 its own autonomous drones, turning the one-sided fight into a casualtyless war – or at least, that’s what the government claims.

In truth, there is no bloodless war. Beyond the walls that protect the eighty-five territories of the Republic is the “nonexistent” “Eighty-Six Sector”. The young men and women of this forsaken land are branded as “The Eighty-Six” and, stripped of their humanity, lead the “unmanned” weapons into battle …

Shinn directs the actions of a detachment of Eighty-Six youths on the battlefield. Lena is a “manipulator” who commands the detachment from the remote rear with the help of special communication. The farewell story of the severe and sad fight of these two begins!

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