86 EIGHTY-SIX Anime Gets Third Trailer, Will Have Two Cours

Upcoming military sci-fi action anime 86 EIGHTY-SIX has received a new trailer that offers an over two minute look at the show. Additionally, it was revealed that the anime will have two cours. The first cour will premiere on April 10.

86 EIGHTY-SIX previously received two main trailers in December 2020 and March 2021 respectively.

The staff includes Toshimasa Ishii (storyboarder on Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia and Sword Art Online: AlicizationWar of Underworld) as director, Toshiya Ouno (The Promised NeverlandLand of the Lustrous) as series composer, and Tetsuya Kawakami (Interviews With Monster Girls, The Asterisk War) as character designer. 

Other staff members include Masanobu Nomura (BNA: Brand New Animal) and Yumi Horikoshi (Fafner the BEYOND Ep 6,7,8) as art directors, Nagisa Abe (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) as color designer, Masaharu Okazaki (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) as photography director, Hiroyuki Yoshida (22/7) as CG director, and Jin Kaketayama (Horimiya) as sound director. 

Voicing lead characters Shinei Nouzen and Vladilena Mirizaré are Shouya Chiba and Ikumi Hasegawa respectively. Other cast members include cast members include Seiichirou Yamashita as Raiden Shuga, Natsumi Fujiwara as Theoto Rikka, Saori Hayami as Anju Emma, Sayumi Suzushiro as Kurena Kukumila, Haruka Shiraishi as Kaie Tanya, Haruki Ishiya as Daiya Irma, Daiki Yamashita as Haruto Keats, Taishi Murata as Kujou Niko, Shinei Ueki as Rui Kino, Masamu Ono as Chise Ousen, Katsumi Fukuhara as Touma Soubi, Taito Ban as Touzan Sasha, Shizuka Ishigami as Rekka Rin, Yuka Nukui as Mikuri Kairou, Mayuko Kazama as Maina Yatomika, Riho Sugiyama as Henrietta Penrose, Satoshi Mikami as Jerome Karlstahl, and Taiten Kusonoki as Lev Aldrecht. (Note: these are not the official romanizations). 

86 EIGHTY-SIX is based on a light novel series written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabi, with I-IV responsible for the mechanical designs. Yen Press describes the story as:

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…

Sources: 86 EIGHTY-SIX Twitter, website

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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