Eighty-Six just aired its season 1 finale, which was absolute perfection. But will the 86 anime have a second season? A special event that’s coming up soon may shed more details on whether Eighty-Six Season 2 is going to be a reality. Here’s a look at everything we know so far.
There are spoilers for the season 1 finale below.
The Anime Hasn’t Yet Been Renewed for Season 2
As of the time of this article’s publication, the Eighty-Six anime hadn’t yet been renewed for a second season. Season 1 ended in a perfect place where we could imagine the characters had a fairly happy ending. Many major plot points were wrapped up, and fans, by and large, agreed that the ending was beautiful.
However, there is still a lot of ground to cover. Season 1 only covered Volumes 1-3 of the light novels, and there are 10 novels so far (with the tenth releasing in May.) And fans who have read the novels say there are some fascinating things that happen, and it would be a shame if they didn’t make it into the anime too.
On top of that, Eighty-Six received some pretty big nominations this year in the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
So the combination of the great reception that Eighty-Six has received, plus the fact that there’s a lot of content yet to cover, bodes well for the possibility of the series getting renewed for a second season.
We Might Find Out During the Show’s Anniversary Event in April
Renewal announcements haven’t been made yet, but many fans think it’s just a matter of time. In fact, quite a few fans think we’ll get the good news when the anime celebrates its anniversary event in April.
1st Anniversary Operation
— TVアニメ『86―エイティシックス―』【公式】 (@anime_eightysix) March 19, 2022
The official website tweeted that cast members are going to attend the special live anniversary event, which is taking place on April 10 at Tokyo Dome City Hall.
The daytime performance is taking place at 13:30 Japanese time on April 10, with doors opening an hour early. Then there will be a nighttime performance that starts at 18:00 Japanese time.
The official webpage describing the event is here.
Cast members who will be present, according to the webpage, include Shoya Chiba (Shinei), Ikumi Hasegawa (Lena), Seiichiro Yamashita (Raiden), Natsumi Fujiwara (Theo), Saori Hayami (Anju), Sayumi Suzushiro (Kurena), Misaki Kuno (Frederica), and Yuya Uchida (Ernst). Also present will be Hitori, Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto, Mizuki, Laco, Cumi, and Takahashi Honoka. An advance lottery to get tickets is taking place on March 18 through March 21, and winning notifications will be made on March 25.
At this time, we haven’t heard anything about a livestream that can be joined to watch what happens. We’ll add details if we learn something about that soon.
Here’s hoping that a renewal is announced at the anniversary event. Season 1 was a beautiful and haunting story, ending on an absolutely perfect note. We absolutely must get more.
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