'86' Light Novel Volume Delayed Due to Creator's Health
posted on by Alex Mateo
The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint announced on Wednesday that the 11th volume of Asato Asato's 86 light novel series, 86 ―Eighty Six― Ep.11― Dies Passionis ―, has been delayed from its originally scheduled December release to February 2022 due to Asato's poor health.
Asato launched the novel series under Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint in April 2017. Shirabi (The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!, Myriad Colors Phantom World) is drawing the illustrations, and the artist I-IV (Aldnoah.Zero, Re:CREATORS) is in charge of mechanical design. The 10th volume shipped on June 10.
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.