The season’s finale with 86 Eight Six Episode 23 got released on Saturday, March 19th on the Japanese television network Tokyo MX. All the 23 episodes of the anime 86 Eight Six English subtitles are now streaming on Crunchyroll. Free subscribers on Crunchyroll can watch the episode on Saturday, March 26th. The adventure, however, may soon continue since the ending was a cliffhanger, giving hints of a sequel. If rumors are to be believed, a sequel – 86 Eighty Six Season 3 is likely to be confirmed by A-1 Pictures soon.
86: Eighty Six is the anime series based on the homonymous light novel written by Asato Asato and illustrated by Shirabi. The manga adaptation by Motoki Yoshihara was serialized in Young Gangan, a seinen manga magazine by Square Enix in 2018. The anime adaptation of the series was taken up by A1 Pictures, well known for anime series like Anohana, Your Lie in April, Sword Art Online, and Kaguya Sama: Love is War and is likely to be retained for 86 Eight Six Season 3.
The anime series has garnered attention after its Spring 2021 release and has climbed gradually with the release of 86 Eighty Six Season 2 to 8.2/10 on IMDb and 8.6/10 on My Anime List.
86 Eighty Six second cour has reached its finale after running into a troubled broadcast with the last two episodes. However, it seems that the adaptation of the light novel written by Asato Asato and drawn by Shirabi will take a break for a very short duration and be back with 86 Eighty Six Season 3. Check out all the details we have!
Will there be a 86 Eighty Six Season 3?
Fans want it to be back with the sequel and there is sufficient material to believe that there will be an imminent return of 86: Eighty Six with Season 3. Check out the leak which says that 86 Eighty Six Season 3 seems to be already in production. A special illustration was shared at the end of the broadcast of 86 Eighty Six episode 23 raising hopes of many of a sequel coming up in 2022.
It has not yet been officially confirmed by A-1 Pictures. But it is hoped that the announcement might come at the special event of 86: Eighty Six set for the anime’s anniversary on 10th April.
The event is being held to mark the broadcast anniversary of 86: Eighty Six Episode 1. The event will be attended by the voice actors of the series and the 86 Eighty Six cast. It is hoped that we can expect important announcements regarding 86 Eighty Six Season 3 coming up during the event.
86 Eighty Six Season 3 predictions
86 fans are excited about the possible announcement of Season 3 because there is plenty of material left to be adapted.
As of March 2022, 86: Eighty Six light novel has 11 published tankonbon volumes out of which only 3 have been adapted in the 23 episodes so far. This includes both the epilogues as well from Volume 1. Out of the 11 tankonbon volumes published in Japan, only 9 volumes have been translated into English.
So, given the wide availability of original material, A-1 Pictures can at least come out with another 69 episodes that can be into 6 more seasons of 12 episodes each tentatively. It would not be difficult to see the return of the series, 86 Eighty Six Season 3, as early as Fall 2022.
What are possible 86 Eighty Six Season 3 Release Date Predictions?
These are speculations on teh theory that there is sufficient material to be adapted. The fans can expect 86 Eighty Six to make a comeback with Season 3 as early as October 2022 on the Fall slate. However, in teh absence of official confirmation from A-1 Pictures, a more realistic expectation would be for the Winter 2023 anime calendar(January – March).
Before saying goodbye, we remind you that on April 10 there will be a special event linked to 86 in which fans can expect news linked to the announcement of 86 Eighty Six Season 3. And you, on the other hand, are you happy with the return of the anime? Please let us know, as usual, with a comment below.