Finally, we received more information on one of the most anticipated anime adaptations for the 86 -Eighty Six- light novel. A TV anime for the Sci-Fi action light novel series was announced to be in works during a live stream event commemorating the first year of Kadokawa’s light novel recommendation website. You can check out the new trailer for the anime adaption below.
The above trailer may be limited to a few countries, so if that’s the case, you can watch it through an official upload to the Twitter anime account below.
In addition, a new visual key for the franchise has also been revealed.
According to the official website, the series is scheduled to be broadcast in April 2021 next year. The light novel has been published by ASCII Media Works under the Dengeki Bunko label since 10 February 2017.
Yen Press describes the series as follows: “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…”
Source: Official Website