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Light Novel Series '86' Gets TV Anime Adaptation [Update 3/22]

by Vindstot
Mar 15, 2020 8:36 AM | 43 Comments

A television anime adaptation of Asato Asato's sci-fi action light novel series 86 (Eighty Six) was announced during a livestream event commemorating the first year anniversary of Kadokawa's light novel recommendation website Kimirano on Sunday.

Synopsis
The Republic of San Magnolia.

For a long time, this country has been besieged 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 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...

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 farewell story of the severe and sad struggle of these two begins! (Source: MU, Yen Press; edited)

Dengeki Bunko began printing the military-themed novel series in February 2017. The beginning section of each volume and side stories are serialized in Dengeki Bunko Magazine. The imprint also publishes the side stories on the Kakuyomu website.

Shirabi (Musaigen no Phantom World, Ryuuou no Oshigoto!) is drawing the illustrations, with I-IV (Aldnoah.Zero, Re:Creators) credited for mechanical design. Kadokawa shipped the seventh volume on September 10 last year, with the eighth volume scheduled for release in May. 86 has a cumulative 750,000 copies of its volumes in circulation.

A manga adaptation by Motoki Yoshihara has been serialized in Young Gangan since February 2018. Square Enix published the second compiled volume last year on September 10. Suzume Somemiya is launching a new manga adaptation titled Gakuen 86 (Academy 86) in Monthly Comic Alive magazine.

Yen Press licensed the light novel in English in July 2018 and published the third volume on November 19. The fourth volume is scheduled for a March 31 release. The novel has also been localized in Mandarin by Kadokawa Taiwan and in Korean by Yeongsang Chulpan Media.

86 won the Grand Prize at the 23rd Dengeki Novel Awards in 2016 and placed second and fifth in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Rankings, respectively.

Novel special site: http://dengekitaisho.jp/special/23/eighty-six/

Source: Dengeki Online


Update March 22
Main staff, cast, the first key visual (pictured), and an announcement promo for the television anime were revealed at the Aniplex 48-Hour TV livestream event on Sunday. The company simultaneously opened an official website. The television anime will air in 2020.

Shouya Chiba (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)) is playing the male lead Shinei Nouzen. Ikumi Hasegawa (shi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu) is voicing the female lead Vladilena Mirizé.

Staff
Director: Toshimasa Ishii (Nanatsu no Taizai, Boku dake ga Inai Machi episode director)
Series Composition: Toshiya Oono (Houseki no Kuni (TV), Yakusoku no Neverland)
Character Design: Tetsuya Kawakami (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Announcement

Note: This video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Official site: https://anime-86.com/
Official Twitter: @anime_eightysix

Source: PR Times

86 on MAL

20 of 43 Comments Recent Comments

Can't wait to see "Fucking glory to the Spearhead Squadron" written out on their barracks animated

Dec 23, 2020 7:06 PM by LICK_IT_GOOD

Pakumen- said:
aminxd123 said:


hahahah you are a funny guy if you didnt read the light novel of classroom of the elite than shup up plz. you cant judge the whole series from a trash adaptation


Even if an adaptation is awful, you can get a pretty good grasp of the author's approach in the series, and CoE is a very good example of the word "pretentious". The characters, setup, dialogues and specially the progagonist are so edgy and tryhard with their pseudo psichological thoughts and behavior than most of them look straight up chuuni, instead or being "badass" or "cool". The protagonist who looks like he doesn't care about anything is a gary stu that unlike Tatsuya (the other beloved LN protagonist alongside Kirito) just makes you think that the guy is a loser for trying too hard to be mysterious and intelligent. And no, you don't need to read an entire LN to understand the series itself feels like something wrote by an angry teenager.






the MC and many other characters in the light novel are different from the anime + there is much more dialogues and much more understandings to the characters. in other word the anime is so rushed and trying so hard to make the MC look edgy and the other characters like horikita (female MC) in the anime in the final episode she seems to star liking the MC but ofc all of that is bullshit in order to make the anime morre populair because guys like badass and waifus so if you are interested i recommand reading the light novel it s worth and much better. and by the way majority of l the students in the shcool are weirdos and you will know why if you read the LN

Dec 23, 2020 3:21 AM by aminxd123

aminxd123 said:


hahahah you are a funny guy if you didnt read the light novel of classroom of the elite than shup up plz. you cant judge the whole series from a trash adaptation


Even if an adaptation is awful, you can get a pretty good grasp of the author's approach in the series, and CoE is a very good example of the word "pretentious". The characters, setup, dialogues and specially the progagonist are so edgy and tryhard with their pseudo psichological thoughts and behavior than most of them look straight up chuuni, instead or being "badass" or "cool". The protagonist who looks like he doesn't care about anything is a gary stu that unlike Tatsuya (the other beloved LN protagonist alongside Kirito) just makes you think that the guy is a loser for trying too hard to be mysterious and intelligent. And no, you don't need to read an entire LN to understand the series itself feels like something wrote by an angry teenager.

Dec 22, 2020 11:22 PM by Pakumen-

Pakumen- said:
Well, I hope this LN doesn´t follow the trend of a few people saying is amazing and then turning out to be a huge disappointment. It happened with Mahouka, then Classroom of the Elite, ToAru and so on...

It´s A-1, so I hope they can adapt it well.




hahahah you are a funny guy if you didnt read the light novel of classroom of the elite than shup up plz. you cant judge the whole series from a trash adaptation

Dec 22, 2020 12:40 PM by aminxd123

Well, I hope this LN doesn´t follow the trend of a few people saying is amazing and then turning out to be a huge disappointment. It happened with Mahouka, then Classroom of the Elite, ToAru and so on...

It´s A-1, so I hope they can adapt it well.

Oct 31, 2020 11:37 AM by Pakumen-

Hope A-1 Doesn’t Ruin this masterpiece

Apr 18, 2020 5:01 AM by khfbryan

What kind story is it?

Mar 25, 2020 11:43 PM by Darksteros

I noticed this manga like yesterday xd but seems interesting, so i will wait to the anime to be aired ~~

Mar 25, 2020 5:12 PM by misha0024

really hope they wont mess this up :((

Mar 23, 2020 7:27 AM by dlo312

A-1 Pictures (given their rise in recent works) and airing later in 2020 are wonderful news, looking forward to this even more now!

Mar 22, 2020 11:03 AM by _MushiRock11_

News Update
Main staff, cast, the first key visual (pictured), and an announcement promo for the television anime were revealed at the Aniplex 48-Hour TV livestream event on Sunday. The company simultaneously opened an official website. The television anime will air in 2020.

Shouya Chiba (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)) is playing the male lead Shinei Nouzen. Ikumi Hasegawa (shi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu) is voicing the female lead Vladilena Mirizé.

Staff
Director: Toshimasa Ishii (Nanatsu no Taizai, Boku dake ga Inai Machi episode director)
Series Composition: Toshiya Oono (Houseki no Kuni (TV), Yakusoku no Neverland)
Character Design: Tetsuya Kawakami (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Announcement

Note: This video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Official site: https://anime-86.com/
Official Twitter: @anime_eightysix

Source: PR Times

Mar 22, 2020 10:56 AM by Vindstot

Fuck yeah! I'm a huge fan of this novel series!

Mar 18, 2020 5:22 AM by Elessar44

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Mar 16, 2020 1:26 PM by FatherAnime

ohh i was planning on reading this after stumbling across it since it seems like it's actually good only read a bit of the prologue

not surprised this got greenlight mainly because the amount of LN trash that gets spit out something decent will end up getting on the big screen regardless


now the question is remain ignorant as anime only or become annoyed if it's a butchered adaptation as someones that read the LN most likely the former since i'm still trying to get through testament

Mar 16, 2020 10:56 AM by katsu044

This is the first time I hear of this novel but everyone seems to know about this work and seems to have a very good reputation, I hope it is true and not another one of those pandering otaku bait with a pretentious history.

Mar 16, 2020 10:26 AM by RayReynolds

I really liked it, I will read the work and then probably see the anime

Mar 16, 2020 9:07 AM by Kinyoubi

Koshi_Inaba said:
zalapeno said:
just read the manga and a bit confused by the story, maybe because it has only few chapters. looking at the score and praises everywhere i believe this one have a really good story. hopefully the production team is great


You'd be better off reading the original light novels


Agreed,not every LN series can work as Manga as you miss out on alot of story and context like this and I'm spider so what

Mar 16, 2020 5:40 AM by Mattinator95

zalapeno said:
just read the manga and a bit confused by the story, maybe because it has only few chapters. looking at the score and praises everywhere i believe this one have a really good story. hopefully the production team is great


You'd be better off reading the original light novels

Mar 16, 2020 1:29 AM by Koshi_Inaba

just read the manga and a bit confused by the story, maybe because it has only few chapters. looking at the score and praises everywhere i believe this one have a really good story. hopefully the production team is great

Mar 15, 2020 9:48 PM by zalapeno

Still planning on reading this one, glad to see it's getting an anime.

Mar 15, 2020 6:41 PM by Blarey

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