Thanks to today’s District 85.5 Information Station live show, we have some more details on the second part of the 86 EIGHTY-SIX anime adaptation. The series continues this October on TOKYO MX and other stations in Japan, and you can see the latest preview ahead of part two’s debut below.
— TVアニメ『86―エイティシックス―』【公式】 (@anime_eightysix) August 17, 2021
Crunchyroll streamed the first part as it aired in Japan and describes it like so:
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.