On the official website for Dengeki Bunko, it was announced that Asato Asato’s 86 -Eighty Six- light novel volume 11 will be delayed due to to author’s poor health. While the latest volume was supposed to release this December, it has now been moved up to February 2022. The announcement reads:
Thank you very much for your continued support of Dengeki Bunko. We regret to announce that “86: Eighty-Six – Ep. 11 Dies Passionis” will be delayed. The book was due to be published in December 2021, but has been postponed due to the author’s poor health. The new release date is scheduled for February 2022. We sincerely apologize to our readers who were waiting for this new release. We are very sorry for the sudden postponement of the launch.
Meanwhile, Crunchyroll streams the anime, and they describe the story:
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.
It’s always sad to hear about an author’s poor health, and we wish Asato Asato to get better soon and future success with 86 -Eighty Six-!
Source: Dengeki Bunko Website
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