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Synonyms: Eighty Six
Japanese: 86―エイティシックス―
English: 86—Eighty-Six
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 10, 2017 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Military Military
Serialization: None
Authors: Shirabi (Art), Asato, Asato (Story)


Score: 8.831 (scored by 75317,531 users)
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Ranked: #302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #469
Members: 31,061
Favorites: 2,261

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Nine years ago, the Empire of Giad declared war on all neighboring countries using an army of autonomous drones known as the Legion. Threatened by the soulless killing machines, the Republic of San Magnolia, home to the silver-haired Alba race, evacuated its citizens inside 85 districts and developed supposedly unmanned drones known as Juggernauts to counter the Legion. Even after years of war, the Republic boasts that they have suffered zero casualties. However, the battlefield bathed in crimson recites a different melody...

The hand dealt to the Colorata people—a minority forced into living in the "nonexistent" 86th district—is one of utter contempt and scorn. Looked upon as human filth, they are ordered to pilot the Juggernauts as Processors under the command of Republican Handlers.

Vladilena Milizé, a republican soldier with a strong sense of justice, detests the way her countrymen treat the 86. When she is assigned to the Spearhead Squadron as their handler, she meets a group of oddballs and eventually grows attached to them—particularly their captain, Shinei Nouzen, a boy with a pure sense of purpose and resolve. However, the path they walk is one riddled with death, and growing close to an 86 may have just set Vladilena down a path of despair.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


86 won the 23rd Dengeki Novel Awards and placed second in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking in the best light novel category in 2018.

The series has been published in English as 86—Eighty-Six by Yen Press since March 26, 2019.

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Sep 16, 2019
Preliminary (21/? chp)
This "Review Contains Spoilers" (This review will always be reissued over time)

86 has everything like to read, for example: Mecha, Action, Romance The story deals with very interesting subjects, such as: racism, authoritarianism, fascism, discrimination and reference to what happened in the Second World War.

The 86-District / are any other minority considered inferior by the Republic were systematically grouped, exploited to exhaustion and then summarily executed or forcibly sent to the battlefield to fight “The unmanned‘ Legion ’army of the Empire. Eighty Six, It was the last outpost that the Republic (the humans) stayed in when the “Legion” swept the continent - Only ...
Sep 15, 2019
Preliminary (8/? chp)
Gundam meets Ann Frank.

86 is my ideal story. It has everything that you could want. Action, drama, mystery, thrills, romance(budding at this point, but it's obvious, it's Japan), etc. What I love particularly about the story is how damn real it feels. It does not feel like you're reading a future anime or a light novel, but that you're reading a genuine war memoir.

The story is heavily influenced by World War 2 and it shows, the author even mentions it in the afterword. It relies heavily on the themes of racism, discrimination and ethnic cleansing, things that I feel would make a future ...
May 19, 2020
Preliminary (20/? chp)
As a person who loves military works the truth I appreciate having known this novel.

Which is not yet well known and hopefully it will earn the value it deserves once the anime adaptation comes out and hopefully it lives up to it. 86, a work that shows us racial discrimination, cruelty and human stupidity at its best.

The 86 a group abandoned by their own country "the republic", stripped of their human rights, treated like cattle and being forced and sent to go to war against "the legion", machines created by the destroyed empire programmed with the sole objective to destroy the enemy.

As ...

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