As of now, there hasn’t been any official confirmation regarding 86 Season 2. Despite widespread speculation, no official announcement has been made by Aniplex.
Leaving fans to ponder over what could be in store for this anime series next, will there be a Season 2 of 86?
Here is everything we know about the possibility of the 86 anime season 2 getting announced in 2023.
86 is an anime adapted from a light novel published by Dengeki Bunko that goes by Eiti Shikkusu in Japan or Eighty Six in some countries.
The 86 light novel series is written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabii.
“86 is a fantastic anime series” with a military theme, featuring mecha and science fiction elements, so it’s no wonder that fans are asking if “86 will have a season 2“.
The main character of this anime series is “Vladilena Milizé“, known as “Lena” a military officer serving in the “San Magnolian military”.
The “86 story” follows Lena, a vocal advocate for the fair treatment of the Colorata minority, and is highly critical of the Republic government’s deliberate attempts to mislead the public.
How many seasons does the “86 anime” have? The “86 anime” only has one season. The “86 anime” has no OVA or movie made for it and no season 2 yet.
The first season of the “86 anime”, with “23 episodes“, premiered in Japan in “April 2021”. Since then, this series has amassed a sizable fan base that is still waiting if “86 anime will get a Season 2”.
Over the last six years, I’ve examined hundreds of anime sequels. Some examples are:
- Land of the Lustrous Season 2
- Re Zero Season 3
- No Game No Life Season 2
- Noragami Season 3
So continue reading if you want to learn if 86 will return for a new season and the likely Eighty Six Season 2 release date.
Will There Be A Season 2 Of 86?
We must look at two factors to determine if there will be an 86 season 2 in 2023 and the likely Eighty Six season 2 release date.
The first factor is the source material, and the second is how much profit the first season made.
We will now examine both to see if 86 anime will have a season 2 or not.
86 Season 2 light novel & Manga
For the 86 anime, the source material is a light novel.
How many volumes of 86 are there? As of January 2023, there are ten light novel volumes of 86. There is also a manga adaptation, a spin-off manga series, and a prequel manga.
Is the 86 light novel finished? The 86 light novel is ongoing, and the end is not in sight. Because the series began just four years ago in 2017, it will be at least a few more years before it concludes.
Asato Asato published the latest volume in Japan on June 10, 2021.
86 Volume 11 Release Date? The release date for volume 11 is February 10, 2023. It should be released in English in 2023 as well.
Where to start reading 86 after the anime? The 86 light novel after the first season is Volume 4.
So, if you want to continue the story from where the anime ended, have a look at 86 light novel volume 4 in English.
The first season adapted volumes 1 to 3, so the second season should likely use volumes 4 to 6.
That means there is enough content for at least two more 86 seasons in 2023.
Eighty Six’s Profitability And Sales Figures
How well did the 86 Blu-ray sell? The 86 Blu-ray sold roughly 2,000 copies per disk. That is a decent number for 2021, even though I was hoping it be at least 3,000.
2,000 isn’t bad, and while Blu-ray sales aren’t all that important these days, they help with a new season’s chances.
How well does the 86 light novel sell? 86 Volume 9 sold around 20,000 copies, and 86 volume 10 sold around 18,000.
The 86 light novel is selling decently, but I’m curious to see how well volume 11 does because it should show the full anime boost.
How many copies does 86 have in print? As of 2021/06/01, the Eighty Six series had 1,300,000 copies in print.
It is not in the top 200 most popular light novel series of all time.
How much merchandise is there for 86? There are around 15 figurines and models, which is not a low number. There are also more than 200 pieces of merch made for this series so far.
Some of the figures are cute, like this Mini Lena and this Lena figure. But this 86 Juggernaut (Long Range Cannon Type) model looks the coolest.
I think it’s clear now that this series didn’t flop and made some money.
It’s too early to tell if it made enough money for a second season. It will be much easier to tell how well this anime sells in the next 3 to 6 months.
86 Season 2 Release Date
As of January 2023, 86 Season 2 doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, we should get some news about the second season of 86 in 2023 if it’s happening.
The earliest release date for 86 season 2 is 2023.
There is more than enough source material for a second season, and it looks like this series has sold decently so far.
This series also seems popular on social media, and even the official Twitter account has almost 110,000 followers already.
That means streaming made some good money for it, which is critical for the possibility of a new season in 2023.
So a new season of 86 has a good chance of happening, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to be sure because the series hasn’t even officially ended yet since we are missing the last two episodes.
On average, it takes around two years for a two-cour series to get a next season, which is why 2024 as a release date sounds about right.
Even if it is released in 2024, we should still get the 86 Season 2 announcement in 2023.
Production issues, as well as the fact that Aniplex is on the production committee, are two things to be concerned about for the second season of this anime.
Aniplex is looking for big hits, and why 86 made some profit, it’s not a hugely profitable series either. We will be able to tell in the next 6 to 12 months if this series is getting a second season or not.
You can also find out whether other anime series from the Fall 2021 season are receiving new seasons:
- Accel World Season 2
- Air Gear Season 2
- Mieruko-Chan Season 2
- The World’s Finest Assassin Season 2
86 Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for 86 season 2 or 86 season 3 to watch, but we will update this page if one gets released on the official Eighty Six anime Twitter account.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how great the music by Hiroyuki Sawano is for this series.
86 Characters, Cast & Anime Staff
I. Characters & Cast
|Vladilena Milizé||Ikumi Hasegawa|
|Shinei Nouzen||Shouya Chiba|
|Kurena Kukumila||Sayumi Suzushiro|
|Anju Emma||Saori Hayami|
|Theoto Rikka||Natsumi Fujiwara|
|Augusta Frederica||Misaki Kuno|
II. Anime Staff
|Anime Staff Position||Staff|
|Series Composition, Script||Toshiya Oono|
|Character Design||Tetsuya Kawakami|
In summary, there is a good chance that 86 season 2 will happen. If that is the case, we should hear some news about it this year. But don’t expect the release date for the second season to be before 2024 since it takes time for a new season to be animated.
I also did this same analysis for many other anime series, so check them out:
- Highschool Of The Dead Season 2
- Akame Ga Kill season 2
- Yona of the Dawn Season 2
- Chivalry of a Failed Knight Season 2
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