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86 Season 2 release date predictions: 86 Eighty-Six Part 2 confirmed with split-cour

May 26, 2021 11:24 PM

The 86 Season 2 anime will continue the story of Spearhead Squadron Undertaker Shin Nouzen and Handler One Vladilena Milize aka Lena. But when will the 86 Eight-Six Season 2 anime come out?

The 86 Season 2 release date may be over the horizon, but the wait for the second season won’t be too bad since new 86 Part 2 episodes are coming up fast in 2021.

What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting.

The first season of the 86 anime TV series was originally intended to be released in 2020 but was delayed to Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

86 Episode 11 will finish the first part or cour on June 20, 2021. The 86 Episode 12 release date hasn’t been announced yet.

The number of episodes for 86 Part 2 hasn’t been announced yet. However, Chinese streaming service iQIYI is listing a total of 23 episodes for the first season, which would mean 86 Part 2 would have 12 episodes.

This information isn’t 100 percent confirmed yet. Based on the pacing of the light novels that the anime is based on, it was previously predicted that 86 Eighty-Six Part 2 would have around 13 episodes.

Note: The exact 86 Part 2 release date will be added to this news story once it’s officially confirmed.

The first season of the 86 anime TV series was co-produced by Japanese animation Studio A-1 Pictures and Studio Shirogumi. A-1 Pictures is best known for recent anime such as Sword Art Online, The Seven Deadly Sins (which switched to Studio DEEN starting with Season 3), and the Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime.

In 2021, the studio is also releasing the Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of the Starless Night movie and three Kaguya-sama: Love is War OVA episodes. The Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3 anime TV series is also confirmed to be in production.

Studio Shirogumi handled the 3D CG animations for all of the action sequences between the Legion and the Juggernauts. In recent years, Shirogumi has been known for producing 3D movies like Stand By Me Doraemon and Dragon Quest: Your Story, but they’ve also produced TV series like Netflix’s Revisions anime and the Summer 2021 Night Head 2041 anime.

The staff for the 86 Season 2 anime has not yet been announced.

For the first season, series director Toshimasa Ishii helmed the project. In the past, he directed Soba e and was the assistant director for ERASED and the Mirai movie. He’s also been an episode director for BEASTARS, Gate, The Seven Deadly Sins, Sword Art Online, and The Promised Neverland Season 1 (not the tragic second season production).

Writer Tohiya Ono (Blue Exorcist, Land of the Lustrous, Shadows House, The Promised Neverland both seasons) handled series composition. Tetsuya Kawakami (Sword Art Online, A Certain Magical Index) was both the chief animation director and the character designer, while I-IV (Aldnoah.Zero, Re:Creators) was the mechanical designer.

Composers Hiroyuki Sawano (Aldnoah.Zero, Blue Exorcist, Guilty Crown, Kill la Kill, Kanaberi of the Iron Fortress, The Seven Deadly Sins, No Guns Life, Promare, Re:Creators, Attack On Titan) and Kohta Yamamoto (Kingdom, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack On Titan Season 4) created the music.

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