Once again the “Aniplex 48-hour TV” live-stream event on the AbemaTV streaming service did not disappoint. We are getting Asato Asato’s numbered sci-fi military light novel series 86 – EIGHTY-SIX will also be getting the adaptation treatment. Shōya Chiba is playing Shinei Nōzen, and Ikumi Hasegawa is playing Vladilena Mirizé. The event also revealed a teaser video and key visual for the Sci-Fi Battle Anime 86.
Toshimasa Ishii (episode director for Space Brothers, ERASED, Occultic;Nine) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Toshiya Ono (The Promised Neverland, Land of the Lustrous, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga) is in charge of series composition, and Tetsuya Kawakami (Interviews with Monster Girls, Robot Girls Z, The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) is designing the characters for the Sci-Fi Battle Anime 86.
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: Comic Natalie