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Synonyms: Eighty Six
Japanese: 86―エイティシックス―


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 10, 2017 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Authors: Shirabi (Art), Asato, Asato (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.521 (scored by 11461,146 users)
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Ranked: #1102
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Popularity: #1827
Members: 6,221
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The Republic of San Magnolia.

For a long time, this country has been besieged by its neighbor, the Empire, which created a series of unmanned military vehicles called the Legion. In response to the threat, the Republic successfully completes the development of similar technology and fights off the enemy's attack, having managed to do so without casualties. But this is the official version. In fact, there were victims. Outside of 85 districts of the Republic, there was actually another one—"the non-existent 86th district." It was there that day and night continued the battles in which young men and women, known as Eighty-Sixers, participated—they fought in drones...

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 tragic struggle of these two begins!

(Source: akaiyuhimun.ru, edited)


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.

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Jun 15, 2019
Icelham-kun (All reviews)
"Valkyria Chronicles 3: Mecha Warfare"

86 is a lightnovel that read more
Sep 16, 2019
Reey_Monteiro (All reviews)
86 has everything I like to read, mecha, action, romance. The story deals with some very interesting subjects, such as: racism, discrimination and reference to what happened in World War II.

The story over time improves a lot and the end of V1 makes you even more hyped to the other volumes.

The main characters Shin / Lena are very well written and you get on very fast with both of them, their relationship just keeps getting better as time goes on!

The secondary characters are also very well written and they play a key role in the story and their development improves greatly over time, they are read more
Sep 15, 2019
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
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 read more
May 19, 2020
FerParaguay90 (All reviews)
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 read more

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