86 EIGHTY-SIX - Crunchyroll Spring 2021 Spotlight

The sci-fi light novel series adaptation is now streaming on Crunchyroll

86 EIGHTY-SIX

 

Based on the sci-fi light novel series written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabi, 86 EIGHTY-SIX is one of the most exciting additions to the Crunchyroll Spring 2021 Lineup. For those just now jumping into the dramatic mech-piloting action, you can learn more about the series in our full spotlight below. 

 

Official Website

 

86 EIGHTY-SIX 

 

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Launch Info

Launch Time: April 10, new episodes every Saturday at 9:30am PT

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

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Official Trailers 

 

 

Synopsis

 

Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools. Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.

 

Characters and Cast

 

Vladilena Mirizé

VA: Ikumi Hasegawa (Minami Nanami in Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san)

 

 

Shinei Nozen

VA: Shōya Chiba (Kotaro Azumi in Tsukigakirei)

 

 

Raiden Shuga

VA: Seiichirō Yamashita (Kakeru Naruse in Orange)

 

 

Theoto Rikka

VA: Natsumi Fujiwara (Kabane Kusaka in Kemono Jihen)

 

 

Anju Emma

VA: Saori Hayami (Shirayuki in Snow White with the Red Hair)

 

 

Kurena Kukumila

VA: Sayumi Suzushiro (Uruka Takemoto in We Never Learn)

 

 

Kaie Tanya

VA: Haruka Shiraishi (Asirpa in Golden Kamuy)

 

 

Daiya Irma

VA: Haruki Ishiya (Saneyasu Adachi in Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life)

 

 

Hart Keets

VA: Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia)

 

 

Niko Kujō

VA: Taishi Murata (Eiichirō Maruo in Baby Steps)

 

 

Louis Kino

VA: Shinei Ueki (Don in The Promised Neverland)

 

 

Thoma Sauvy

VA: Katsumi Fukuhara (Shark in Noblesse)

 

 

Chise Authen

VA: Masamu Ono (Koji Oki in World Trigger Season 2)

 

 

Maina Yatomika

VA: Mayuko Kazama

 

 

Mikuri Kairō

VA: Yuka Nukui

 

 

Tōzan Sasha

VA: Taito Ban (Nagahiro Sakiguchi in Pretty Boy Detective Club)

 

 

Rekka Rin

VA: Shizuka Ishigami (Ikumi Mito in Food Wars!)

 

 

 

Lev Aldrecht

VA: Taiten Kusunoki (Genichiro Sanada in Prince of Tennis)

 

 

Henrietta Penrose

VA: Riho Sugiyama (Rosalie in I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level)

 

 

Jerome Karlstahl

VA: Satoshi Mikami (Testa Lagusa in 91 Days)

 

 

Staff

 

Original Creator

Asato Asato (Story)

Shirabi (Art)

 

Director

Toshimasa Ishii (Assistant Director for ERASED)

 

Series Composition

Toshiya Oono (THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, Shadows House)

 

Art director

Yumi Horikoshi

Masanobu Nomura (K, Kakegurui)

 

Mechanical design

I-IV (ALDNOAH.ZERO)

 

Character design

Tetsuya Kawakami (Sub-Character Design for Sword Art Online)

 

Color design

Nagisa Abe (Blue Exorcist - The Movie)

 

Music

Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan)

Kohta Yamamoto (Attack on Titan Final Season)

 

Sound director

Jin Aketagawa (Dr. STONEJUJUTSU KAISEN)

 

Director of Photography

Masaharu Okazaki (Blue Exorcist)

 

Opening theme

"3-pun 29-byou" by hitorie

 

Ending theme

“Avid” by Hiroyuki Sawano

 

Animation production

A-1 Pictures

 

 

Additional Info

 

The TV anime 86 EIGHTY-SIX is based on the light novel series of the same name by author Asato Asato and illustrator Shirabi. In Japan, the Dengeki Bunko imprint from ASCII Media Works has already published nine volumes since 2017. Yen Press publishes the original light novels in North America.

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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