Teaser trailer released with the main lead characters
Combatants Will Be Dispatched! wasn’t the only light novel series to be getting a TV anime adaptation during the live stream celebrating the one-year anniversary of light novel recommendation website Kimirano from Kadokawa, with Asato Asato’s numbered sci-fi military light novel series 86 – EIGHTY-SIX also getting a TV anime adaptation.
Asato Asato's light novel, with illustrations by Shirabi, is licensed by Yen Press for English speaking territories, with 3 volumes of the (currently released) 5 volume series translated into English. Yen Press describes the first volume as such:
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…
More information on 86 – EIGHTY-SIX, such as staff, a release date, and more, will announced at a later date.
Source: Comic Natalie
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