If you were hoping to finish out the currently-airing 86 EIGHTY-SIX anime in the next few weeks, the wait is going to be a little longer than expected. Episode 21 is set to air this Sunday in Japan—with a simulcast following on Crunchyroll shortly after—but the final two episodes have officially been postponed until March 2022.
Episode 22 is currently scheduled to air on March 12, followed by the 23rd and final episode on March 19. This schedule change has been confirmed for the Tokyo MX broadcast in Japan so far.
As for the reason behind it, the production committee said they “have decided to take some extra time to complete the episodes so that the viewers who have been looking forward to enjoying the climax of the second cour of this work can do so with the best quality we can produce.”
The staff apologized, saying they “will do their best to create a work that will meet the expectations of our fans.”
Here’s the updated schedule reflecting the change:
— TVアニメ『86―エイティシックス―』【公式】 (@anime_eightysix) December 23, 2021
Crunchyroll’s synopsis of the series:
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.