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86 Eighty Six Anime Showcases Animation and Best Girl Lena

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On April 11, 2021, the anime adaptation of Asato Asato’s sci-fi novel, 86 Eighty Six anime made its debut! Also, the start of the episode 1 showcased quality animations together with the best girl, Lena. In case you didn’t know, A-1 Pictures was the one behind its animation, and it sure delivered an 86 Eighty Six anime that is enjoyable to both the readers and new anime fans. Furthermore, as mentioned above, Lena took a debut in this episode. She is probably one of the reasons many will look forward to watching the anime as the story revolves around her.

Here are some of the scenes from the anime together with best girl, Lena and some good animations!

A Brief Introduction on 86 Eighty Six Anime Episode 1

In the 86 Eighty Six anime, the first protagonist to be introduced in the episode was Lena Mirizé, the daughter from a certain noble family in the republic of San Magnolia. First of all, Lena was the youngest person to become a major at the of age 16. Also, among all the majors out there, it seems that Lena is the only one who treats her subordinates fairly.

Their subordinates are the ones called “86”. Many of the soldiers are calling them pigs, on the news, they are called drones. On the other hand, it seems that Lena values their lives just as how she values her own. Why is Lena the only one who values them fairly? What is 86’s real nature and do they deserve that treatment?

Image of Lena smiling while talking to 86

Lena was in charge of handling the defense line unit 3 of 86. However, while in their headquarters, Lena is told by her commanding officer that she will be in charge of unit 1, the elite unit of 86. The leader of the aforementioned unit is called Undertaker. It is also said that every handler who takes responsibility of the said unit eventually retires or wants to change their commanding unit. What’s more, some of them even committed suicide. For that reason, Undertaker was also called “The Reaper”. It looks like Lena will have her hands full with her new unit.

What is the mystery behind Undertaker? Can Lena survive the weight of handling the elite unit? What will happen to Lena as she forms a new relationship with a different unit of 86? It seems that watching the start of 86 Eighty Six anime and its future episodes will answer the questions. It is sure that you will enjoy watching the anime because of the plot and animation.

Image of Undertaker

Anime Details

In case you didn’t know. 86 Eighty Six is originally a novel series written by Asato Asato and published by ASCII Media Works. Moreover, it’s first volume was released on February 2017 and it’s still running as of now. The novel currently has 9 volumes. There’s also a manga being published by Square Enix since October 2018 which is also ongoing. Then, it inspired an anime adaptation that premiered this Spring 2021, with A-1 Pictures’ animation and Toshimasa Ishii as the director.

Lastly, if you want to see what will happen to Lena and her subordinates in the story, you can watch the anime on Crunchyroll, and if you love the animation of the anime, you can also vote it on our weekly poll!

Synopsis

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… 

Screenshots via: Crunchyroll
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Marvic Dan

Hello! I'm Marvic, assistant writer here in Anime Corner. I love watching anime, reading manga, and playing games. I'm also a Computer Engineering student at Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa Campus. Feel free to message me if you saw something wrong on my works! Have a good day and I hope you continue to support Anime Corner.

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