Eighty-Six Episode 22 is delayed. Since 86 Episode 21 ended on a major cliffhanger (after delivering such a phenomenal episode), viewers will of course want to watch the next episode as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while before the new episode airs. If you’re trying to watch 86 Episode 22 and can’t find it, read on to find out why and when the new episode will finally be available.
86 Episode 22 Is Not Releasing This Week
Normally we would get a new episode of 86 (Episode 21) on Saturday, January 1. But for the fourth time during the second part of this season, the episode was delayed. (Technically, this is the second cour of the first season, although at one point it was considered season two.)
The official 86 website noted: “We have decided to take time to broadcast so that the viewers who are looking forward to the work can enjoy the climax of the second cool with better quality. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to everyone who has supported us so far.”
When Does 86 Episode 22 Air?
The good news is that the official 86 website has told us exactly when to expect the new episodes. But the bad news is it’s going to be more than three months away. 🥺
The official 86 website noted the following schedule for the next two (and final) episodes of season 1:
- Episode 22 premieres on Saturday, March 12, 2022
- Episode 23 (likely the season finale) premieres on Saturday, March 19, 2022
The episodes will likely release on Crunchyroll at the same time they’d release any other Saturday. So expect 86 Episode 22 to air on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the U.S. at 9:30 a.m. Pacific/10:30 a.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Eastern.
This is the fourth delay this season. The first two delays were due to the animators needing more time to get the episodes ready. The third delay was due to December 11 being “Japan Day” and, thus, a holiday. This last delay is due to the animators needing more time to create a spectacular finish to the first season. And hopefully this will help assure a renewal for a second season to this phenomenal series.
An Online Event Is Scheduled for February
The official 86 website noted that an online event is scheduled to take place in February, before the last two episodes premiere in March. This is being called a virtual exhibition on the official Twitter account, with the first event taking place in early February 2022.
The website notes that an X86- Eighty Six virtual exhibition will include a collection of scenes and original pictures from the anime, expanded and updated to include the March broadcast as well. “Admission is free,” the site says, and anyone with a computer, phone, or VR headset can attend. The site notes that interested fans should follow the official Twitter account for updates.