86-Eighty Six Anime Episode Count Confirmed
The “86-Eighty Six” anime episode count is now confirmed. According to the Chinese streaming platform IQIYI, the anime will have 23 episodes. In case you missed it, “86-Eighty Six” will be having 2 cours and the first one is listed with 11 episodes. Thus, the second cour will be having 12 episodes in total.
Also, you can see the anime’s first key visual below:
86-Eighty Six first Key Visual
What is 86-Eighty Six
In case you didn’t know, “86-Eighty Six” is Japanese Sci-Fi light novel series by Asato Asato. ASCII Media Works started publishing the novel series under the Dengeki Bunko label in February 2017. As of now, the light novel has 9 volumes.
The anime adaptation of the series premiered on April 10, and it already has 7 episodes (as of the writing of this article). Episode 8 will air on May 29, 2021.
The Synopsis of the story:
A War Without Casualties. The Republic of San Magnolia has long been under attack from the neighboring Giadian Empire’s army of unmanned drones known as 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…