86 Season 3 Release Date, Cast & News

If you have watched 86 and loved it, this article is for you. Many viewers have adored the anime from the bottom of their hearts and are now waiting for the third season of the series. 

86 is based on Asato Asato’s light novel series of the same name. The mecha-military science fiction series is directed by Toshimasa Ishii, who has put his heart and soul into giving it an impressive direction.

The series debuted on the screens on the 11th of April, 2021, and ran up to the 19th of March, 2022. The overall concept, cast, characters, and unique environment together were well-received by the global audience, and now they cannot wait to hear updates on the third season. 

So, when will the third season of 86 come out? Read this article till the end to find out.

86 Season 3 Release Date

As of now, the makers or production companies of the show have not given any official announcement on the release of the third season. That said, you can expect it to be released in the first half of 2024

As of now, there have been 12 volumes of the light novel, and only the first three have been turned into an anime. The fourth volume, Underpressure, is likely to serve as the plot for the third season. 

Fans around the world are certain that the show will have its third season, considering the accessibility of the manga and the widespread appeal of the anime in general. Reportedly, there is also a chance that the production house of the anime, A-1 Pictures, will soon release updates about the release of the upcoming season.

Currently, it is busy with the release of other anime shows like Fate/Strange Fake: Whispers of Dawn, Mashale, NieR Automata, and more, which may be causing a delay in the official announcement of 86 season 3. 

The Confusion about 86 Season 2 and Season 3

This article talks about season 3 of 86, and it may confuse you a bit as the series has listed only one season on its official sources. So, why do fans think 86 will have its third season? 

To answer this question, this series was split into two halves at the time of its production. The first half of the season aired in April 2021, and the second one debuted next year in March. This break in the release of the anime was marked with a new opening and ending sequence, thereby creating some confusion, for the viewers into believing that the show was split into seasons and not parts. Hence, the upcoming release of the show is referred to as 86 Season 3.

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86 Season 3 Plot

86 Eight-Six, mostly stylized and referred to as 86, is a science-fiction mecha series written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabii. 

The plot revolves around a world devastated by war, with The Republic of San Magnolia battling with the Empire of Giad. The former has created mechs to counteract the forces of the latter.

These mechs are named Juggernauts and the general public believes the war is handled by lifeless robots. On the contrary, they are headed and driven by human pilots called Handlers. 

These human pilots, known as the 86, are the minority section of San Magnolia. They have been stripped of their basic rights and are forced to fight the war. The protagonist, Vladilena Milize, is the support of the minority.

She replaces the Handler for The Republic Army. The section she is assigned to is led by Shinei ‘The Undertaker’ Nouzen. He is 16 years old and has already won countless battles in the war. The two of them share a secret and are shouldered the burden to save the world. 

86 Season 3 Cast

The cast of 86 is as under: 

  • Ikumi Hasegawa as Vladilena Milize 
  • Shouya Chiba as Shinei Nouzen 
  • Suzushiro as Kurena Kukumila 
  • Saori Hayami as Anju Emma 
  • Natsumi Fujiwara as Theoto Rikka 
  • Misaki Kuno as Augusta Frederica. 

Talking about the staff, this series has been composed and scripted by Toshiya Oono. All the characters are designed by Tetsuya Kawakami, and the studio responsible for its release is A-1 Pictures. 

How Well Was 86 Received? 

The anime not only received the love of the audience but high ratings from the critics too. The global release of the anime created a huge fandom. It received impressive ratings from platforms like IMDb (8.2/10) and My Anime List (8.3/10) 

Can I Watch the Trailer of 86 Season 3? 

The official announcement of the third season is yet to happen. Thus, no trailer, teaser, or poster of the series is available in the media. 

Where Can I Watch 86? 

While the fans worldwide are positive about the release of the third season of 86, the production house is yet to make an official announcement. In the meantime, you can stream the previous season of the show. All the parts of the anime are currently streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll. The upcoming season is expected to be available on the same platforms, with all the episodes dropping on the same day. 

Final Words 

When the first season of 86 was released, it impressed the audience and the critics. Now, fans await the release of the third season. The likelihood of 86 season 3 happening is high. Fans should soon hear some news about the anime. 

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