'86' Season 3: 'Everything We Know So Far

'86' Season 3: 'Everything We Know So Far

Vladilena and the Spearhead Squadron still has a lot of missions ahead. Find out if the anime is returning for more.

'86' season 2 is currently airing new episodes, but that never stops us from wondering what to expect next for the anime. 

'86' is a highly-acclaimed sci-fi anime series based on the light novel series of the same name written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabii. The anime talks tackle racism issues, dark government secrets, and the ugly truths of war. The first season of the anime premiered on April 11, 2021, and concluded on June 2021. A second season arrived on October 3, 2021, and is expected to finish in December 2021. 

You might be thinking, "Wait, isn't there only one season of 86?"

Well, you are right.

The first season of the anime was supposed to be a split cour. Meaning, the anime will divide the total episode count in half, then it will take some time off before releasing the remaining half of the season one episodes. 

However, the anime official website and Twitter relabeled the remaining episodes as season 2 (instead of part 2) for marketing purposes. So, to avoid confusion, we will be referring to the upcoming sequel as season 3.

Here are our early predictions for '86', including release date, plot, cast, and more.

'86' Season 3

Will There Be '86' Season 3?

We are still waiting for the official renewal of '86' for season 3. There is also no official report yet that the third season is in production. However, there is a great chance that the anime will return. '86' had impressive review scores in 2021. The second season of the anime, which premiered in October 2021, had an even higher rating. Season 1 earned an 8.20/10 rating on MyAnimeList, while season 2 currently has 8.64. 

However, since season 2 is based on volumes 2 and 3 of the light novel series, there is a possibility that the scores will decrease over time since most fans think that the second and third books have the weakest story arcs. 

Nonetheless, the anime still has an impressive record. Hence, we would not be surprised if it will return for season 3. 

'86' Season 3

When Will '86' Season 3 Release? 

There is no release date for '86' season 3 yet because there is no official renewal so far. Without the renewal, it will be a long, indefinite wait for season 3. Season 2 is expected to wrap on December 19, 2021. Hence, we might not get a renewal announcement until then. That makes us believe that season 3 would not arrive, at least, until 2022 (assuming season 3 is secretly in production) or 2023. 

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What Is The Plot Of '86' Season 3?

The anime is set in a fictional war in the Republic of San Magnolia. The Republic boasts about having no casualties in the war against the Giadian Empire because they use autonomous drones to fight. Of course, it was a big lie. In reality, the Republic is sending people outside the 85 district districts to fight the war. These people are called the "Eighty-Six." To make their claims that there are no casualties in the war, they keep the existence of the Eighty-Six a secret. The Republic has no regard for these people.  

The story centers around Lena (Vladilena Milizé), a newly promoted Major of the Republic. She takes the job as the Handler of the Spearhead Squadron, the elite group of Eighty-Six on the front lines. Lena is an idealist, but her world turns upside down when she joins the team and learns the harsh truth, and comes to realize her privilege. Upon joining the Spearhead Squadron, she meets Shin, AKA Undertaker. The anime follows the relationship that Lena and the rest of the Squadron form during the battles they face together. 

The second season has not ended yet, but since it will cover volumes 2 and 3 of the light novel series, we predict that the third season will begin adapting to Volume 4.

Titled 'Under Pressure,' volume four covers the third story arc of the series and sees Vladilena Milizé joining the ranks of the Federacy's military. The newly formed Eighty-Sixth Strike Package will be embarking on a dangerous operation to reclaim the former Republic city of Charité.

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Who Is Cast In '86' Season 3? 

There is no official casting since the anime is not renewed yet. However, we expect the series regulars to return, should there be another season of the anime. 

Here is the official cast list from season 1.
Hasegawa, Ikumi as Milizé, Vladilena
Chiba, Shouya as Nouzen, Shinei
Suzushiro, Sayumi as Kukumila, Kurena
Hayami, Saori as Emma, Anju
Fujiwara, Natsumi as Rikka, Theoto
Yamashita, Seiichirou as Shuga, Raiden
Shiraishi, Haruka as Tanya, Kaie
Sugiyama, Riho as Penrose, Henrietta
Yamashita, Daiki as Keets, Hart 
Ishiya, Haruki as Irma, Daiya

'86' Season 3

Is There An Official Trailer For '86' Season 3?

Not yet. We are still waiting for '86' to get renewed for season 3. Season 2 is currently airing, though. So, we will leave you with its trailer in the meantime. We will update this space once we get more updates on '86' season 3. 


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