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Tochigi TV 2021

The Republic of San Magnolia has been attacked by its neighbor, the Empire. Outside the 85 districts of the Republic there is the "non-existent 86th district," where young men and women continue to fight. Sheen directs the actions of young suicide bombers, while Lena is a "curator" who commands a detachment from a remote rear. The story of the tragic struggle between these two begins!

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The 10 Best Episodes of 86

86 - S1E23

#1 - Handler One (Season 1 - Episode 23)

The operation to destroy the Morpho was a success, and Shin and his team fulfilled their promise to return to the Federacy alive. After enjoying a brief respite, they once again wished to serve in frontline units, but they received a certain notice from Ernst. After crossing the deadly battlefields of the Republic, they arrived at a new meeting in the Federacy. They fight, suffer, and see a ray of hope. This is a story of boys and girls who have begun to move little by little. At the end of their journey, what is reflected in their eyes?

The episode was rated 8.85 from 73 votes.

86 - S1E22

#2 - Shin (Season 1 - Episode 22)

At the end of it all and left behind once more, Shin is at the brink. Just then, someone appears, in a sea of red flowers...

The episode was rated 8.61 from 71 votes.

86 - S1E21

#3 - All That's Left (Season 1 - Episode 21)

The members of Nordlicht drop out one by one in the face of the Legion's onslaught, and Shin is left to face the Morpho alone.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 69 votes.

86 - S1E9

#4 - Goodbye (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Shin confronts his brother deep within Legion held territory. But even if he wins, there's no going back.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 97 votes.

86 - S1E10

#5 - Thank You (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The crew of Spearhead has left on their final mission, never to return home. What awaits them outside the borders of their home?

The episode was rated 8.37 from 94 votes.

86 - S1E11

#6 - Here We Go (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Spearhead Squadron comes to the end of their long road, and a new journey begins for Lena...

The episode was rated 8.37 from 95 votes.

86 - S1E16

#7 - Even So (Season 1 - Episode 16)

The Legion's large-scale offensive begins, and the Spearhead crew are sent into the thick of the fighting. But even back at base, there's no safety to be found...

The episode was rated 8.29 from 66 votes.

86 - S1E8

#8 - Let's Go (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Spearhead is given orders to undertake a pointless march into enemy territory, and not to stop until they're dead. Lena tries her best to stop this suicide mission from happening.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 93 votes.

86 - S1E14

#9 - Glad to Be Here (Season 1 - Episode 14)

The crew of Spearhead find themselves back on the battlefield, as the tide of the war turns against the Federacy.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 66 votes.

86 - S1E5

#10 - I'm With You (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Lena learns the truth about the upcoming end of the war, and how the Legion is a much more deadly threat than she though.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 94 votes.

86 - S1E7
#11 - Will You Remember Me?
Season 1 - Episode 7

As the day of the festival arrives, Lena and Shin watch the fireworks and enjoy a brief respite from their battles.

The episode was rated from 89 votes.
86 - S1E13
#12 - It's Too Late
Season 1 - Episode 13

The members of Spearhead are given a brief respite from the war. But is it alright for them to enjoy themselves when so many have fallen?

The episode was rated from 68 votes.
86 - S1E18
#13 - The Truth Is
Season 1 - Episode 18

The team prepares for a final suicide mission against "Morpho," a massive railgun Legion capable of single-handedly turning the tide of the battle.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.
86 - S1E12
#14 - Welcome
Season 1 - Episode 12

Spearhead awakens to find themselves in a strange new land, while Lena continues her battles as a Handler.

The episode was rated from 78 votes.
86 - S1E4
#15 - Real Name
Season 1 - Episode 4

After a brutal death, Lena comes to terms with her real status as an Alba, and what it means to force another to fight for your sake.

The episode was rated from 109 votes.
86 - S1E3
#16 - I Don't Want to Die
Season 1 - Episode 3

Lena finds herself growing closer to the Spearhead squadron, or so she thinks. But a deadly battle drastically changes her perspective.

The episode was rated from 111 votes.
86 - S1E17
#17 - I Won't Forget
Season 1 - Episode 17

As the war with the Legion rages on, the enemy makes a final march towards the Republic of San Magnolia. Lena waits to stop them, but...

The episode was rated from 67 votes.
86 - S1E19
#18 - Stay This Way Forever
Season 1 - Episode 19

Nordlicht finds themselves up against a massive foe in the middle of enemy territory, with no hope of escape and no reinforcements coming to help.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.
86 - S1E2
#19 - Spearhead
Season 1 - Episode 2

As Lena lives a life of safety and comfort inside the walls of her city, the 86ers fight a terrible battle against an unstoppable and inhuman enemy.

The episode was rated from 122 votes.
86 - S1E6
#20 - Through to the End
Season 1 - Episode 6

Spearhead enjoys a brief respite near the cherry blossoms outside the wall, but a deadly attack brings the dangers of war even closer to home.

The episode was rated from 93 votes.

Last updated: sep 26, 2022



I have no idea why I am waiting each week for the next episode. There is something that really disturbs me in this anime. In one hand it is very dark and mature, with characters that have deep personalities, but in the other hand "lol we bring a lolly with an annoying voice on the battlefield and we do as everything is fine, even though we should all be totally traumatised". Idk, it feels a bit disrespectful for the persons who really suffered of the kind of events that happen in this show. But from what I saw on internet I am part of the minority here. Anyway still worth watching if you are into anime.


one of the best-written animes with a story, mostly I get easily distracted and lose my focus on watching something, but this one kept me hooked. you wouldn't regret watching this one :wink:


86 is an absolute rollercoaster of a show in terms of plot, pacing, characterization (even if it's just of 2), and predictability. The ending that I wanted was achieved but not without the constant dread this show instills from early on. Still shadowboxing in excitement about it.


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