Sequel: 86 EIGHTY-SIX 2nd Season
Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools.
Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him. As his battle rages on, Lena, an elite Republic soldier, arrives as his new Handler. Loathing the way the Republic uses the Eighty-sixers as cannon fodder and despises them for being “pigs in human skin,” she resolves instead to treat them as human beings.
A young man and Eighty-sixer who constantly faces death on the front lines, and a promising young woman of the military elite. Ordinarily, they would never have crossed paths, but now as a fierce war rages around them, they are looking towards the future…
Alternative Titles: 86—Eighty-Six, Eighty Six, 86―エイティシックス―, 86 Special Edition: Senya ni Akaku Hinageshi no Saku (SP)