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Synonyms: Eighty Six
Japanese: 86―エイティシックス―
German: 86 Eighty-Six
Spanish: 86 Eighty-Six
French: 86 Eighty-Six
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2021 to Jun 20, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.201 (scored by 191827191,827 users)
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Ranked: #3192
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Popularity: #393
Members: 451,430
Favorites: 8,374

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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?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Sawano, Hiroyuki
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Opening Theme

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"3-pun 29-byou (3分29秒)" by hitorie

Ending Theme

1: "3-pun 29-byou (3分29秒)" by hitorie (eps 1)
2: "Avid" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki (eps 2-3, 5, 7, 10, 11)
3: "Hands Up to the Sky" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Laco (eps 4,6,8)

Jun 19, 2021
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
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, Eighty-Six:86 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 to be absorbed into the story, characters and fall in love with the series.

From the time it was announced that my favourite LN series would be getting an anime read more
Jun 19, 2021
Stark700 (All reviews)
The number 86 doesn't sound very special at first glance, until you realize the dark story behind it. Plagued by an ongoing war for 9 years, you can imagine how both Republic of San Magnolia and Empire of Giad's lives have been shattered. War itself lays the foundation of this show and with it, characters comes to understand what it means to live, survive, and fight. Yet, the story of 86 runs far deeper than just a frontline war. Behind the closed doors of their society has unimaginable secrets.

Advertised as a military science fiction, I first want to mention that above all else, the anime read more
Jun 19, 2021
Nyuw (All reviews)
86 is about war, discrimination and most important: the human being. These three are the pillars in this anime, pillars that most viewers have had contact with before, whether through books, other audiovisual works or, mainly, history.

The first few minutes are really intriguing. We see two totally different realities. In the first one, we see people-controlled drones marching towards the enemy and, in a matter of seconds, we are taken to a totally different "World”. A calm, peaceful world that many would say is a "Normal" life, even the newspaper saying the weather conditions is presented to us until the beginning of the so-called "Ministry of read more
Jun 19, 2021
Luubie (All reviews)
A1 Pictures has returned, and has returned with an ambitious investment: adapting a Light Novel very renowned by its readers, 86. In the beginning, it was imaginable to see a very good arsenal in the staff and in the show's advertising. No wonder that the name of the show itself caused interest by many. However, we need to keep our feet on the ground. This ambition makes 86 leave an anime that still needs to really show its objective to a level that suffocates and embodies a quality... that doesn't exist yet.

Looking at the construction of the episodes, the show brings an innovation in its read more


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