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'86' Sci-Fi War Anime's New Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Show's 2nd cours premieres on October 2

The official website for the television anime of Asato Asato's 86 light novel series began streaming the second promotional video on Saturday for the television anime's second cours (quarter of a year). The video reveals that the second cours will premiere on October 2, and also reveals more cast. In addition, the website also revealed a new key visual and the show's theme song information.

The new cast includes:

amazarashi will perform the opening theme song "Kyōkaisen" (Boundary Line), and Regal Lily will perform the ending theme song "Alchemila."

Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in English, and it describes the story:

The San Magnolia Republic has long been under attack by unmanned weapons from the neighboring Empire. Against this onslaught, the Republic has also deployed similar weapons, narrowly avoiding great loss of life and impending disaster-or at least that's how it seemed.

The truth is that it has never been possible to have no casualties. Young men and women drawn from the Republic's supposedly non-existent 86th district are organized into the "86 unit" and then ordered to pilot the "unmanned weapons" before heading to battle.

The television anime premiered on April 10, and is airing for two cours (quarters of the year). Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and it is also streaming an English dub.

Update: Yen Press's story introduction replaced with newer version. Thanks, Aerodynamic41 and Rogueywon.

Source: 86 anime's website

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