If you just watched Eighty-Six’s Season 1 ending, then you might really want to keep on reading the light novel from where it left off. So where in the light novel does Season 1 leave off? Here are all the details about how you can pick up where Episode 23 ended.See where you can pick up where #EightySix left off, plus how to get the light novels. Click To Tweet
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The Anime Covered Volumes 1-3 of the Eighty-Six Light Novel
According to viewers on Reddit, if you start reading the 86 light novel at Volume 4, then you’ll pick up right where Episode 23 (the Eighty-Six Season 1 finale) ended. You won’t feel confused because the anime followed fairly closely to the light novel, although some things were left out. The anime covered volumes 1-3 of the Eighty-Six light novel (with Season 1 cour 1 covering volume 1 and Season 1 cour 2 covering volumes 2 and 3.)
However, quite a few Redditors do suggest that viewers go ahead and start at the beginning of the light novel to get the full experience.
Miyuki_13 wrote, “I would suggest to start from the first volume because there were scenes in the light novel that didn’t make it into the anime but if you really just want to start where the anime left off, read volume 4. The anime covered volumes 1-3.”
And doquan2142 wrote, “Starting from vol 4 is fine already, but vol 1 will give you more details about the life in the Spearhead base and other pilots. Cour 2 captured vol 2 and 3 perfectly imo.”
New readers are warned to expect some crazy things in the upcoming novels. Without sharing any spoilers, Coren024 simply wrote, “Vol 4 and 5 contain nightmare fuel, with a little more coming in 9.”
Where Can You Get the Light Novels?
The easiest place to get the light novels is on Amazon. You can find all of them on Asato Asato’s author page.
Here’s the full list that you can find on that page. Make sure to double-check any link before you purchase it, to make sure you’re buying the English version and not a different language version.
Eighty-Six Volume 1 in paperback or Kindle/Comixology format. This corresponds to the first half of Season 1. This is the light novel in a full illustrated manga form, so it’s in a larger size. Or you can get it in the original light novel format here.
Eighty-Six Volume 2 in paperback or Kindle/Comixology format. This is also the light novel presented in a fully illustrated manga form. Or you can get it in the original light novel format here, in Kindle or Paperback formats. This corresponds to the first half of Season 1 Part 2.
Eighty-Six Volume 3 in the light novel format is here. This corresponds to the second half of Season 1 Part 2.
If you want to read ahead, see the links below.
Eighty-Six Volume 4 in the light novel format is here.
Eighty-Six Volume 5 in the light novel format is here.
Eighty-Six Volume 6 in the light novel format is here.
Eighty-Six Volume 7 in the light novel format is here.
Eighty-Six Volume 8 in the light novel format is here.
Eighty-Six Volume 9 in the light novel format is here.
Eighty-Six Volume 10 in the light novel format is here for pre-order. It will be available May 17.
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