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86 Eighty-Six: Is Shin’s only Home the Battlefield?

They say home is where the heart is.  Eighty-Six has always been very heavy in its subject matter. From war, racism, and genocide there are few positives to…

Fortress William

86–EIGHTY SIX – 19

「いっそ このまま」 (Isso Kono Mama) "Stay This Way Forever" Upping the ante in more than one way.

Random Curiosity

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #19

And now, Grethe Wenzel dropped the elite Eighty-Six soldiers to the battlefield and the lieutenant colonel and her flight crew will act as bait for the Legion, although…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Eighty Six S2 – 7 [The Truth Is]

Hello everyone and welcome to the third “I’m back” catchup post of the week! This time I lucked out because Eighty Six is skipping another episode, letting me…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 2nd Season | E7: Another Great War.

At first, I did think that Ernst Zimmerman was one of those people who would end up being one of those antagonists, however, after watching episode seven my…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #18

Well everyone, it’s time for Lt. Colonel Grethe Wenzel to show something interesting to everyone, one that wasn’t touched by the Legion as it was kept deep underground…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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86 Eighty-Six: Shin and Frederica’s Relationship

It’s about time we get more honesty from Shin and Frederica.

Fortress William

86–EIGHTY SIX – 18

「本当は」 (Hontou wa) "The Truth is" Doing what we have to, not what we want to.

Random Curiosity

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86 2nd Season | E6: Forever known as the Eighty-Six.

Wow would you look at that the country that saved the San Republic’s Eighty-Six in the form of Shin and company are now willing to do what the…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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86 2nd Season | E5: The Battle Begins.

Is it me or is Shin starting to enjoy the horrors of war? Like if that’s the face you see while they are going around killing. Personally, I’d…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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86 – Eighty-Six Season Two Review: Back to the Battlefield

Studio: A-1 Pictures Director: Toshimasa Ishi Streaming on: Crunchyroll 2021 has been a bizarre year for anime, and not just because we’re expecting JoJo before long. Winter came…

The Otaku Exhibition

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What’s Your Favorite Opening of the Fall 2021 Anime Season?

Now that we’re more than a month into the fall 2021 anime season, it’s a prime time to ask the eternal question: What’s the best OP of the…

Beneath the Tangles

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Eighty Six S2 – 6 [I Won’t Forget]

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Eighty Six! This week we follow up on Lena, see her organize the defense of San Magnolia and have an…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #17

On this episode, we’ve witnessed the most brutal attack by the Legion as the Republic of San Magnolia is about to fall sooner or later. For the Eighty-Six…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 17

「忘れません」 (Wasuremasen) "I Won't Forget" History may not repeat, but it sure as hell rhymes.

Random Curiosity

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 86 – Fall 2021 Anime Preview

00:00 Intro 01:28 Dropped: Blue Period 02:23 Build Divide #000000 Code Black 02:49 Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD 03:38 The Fruit of Evolution 03:53 Muteking the Dancing Hero…

Anime B&B

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Eighty Six S2 – 5 [Even So]

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Eighty Six! Apologies for the delay with this, I’ve been busy this Halloween and only got around to watching the…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 Eighty-Six: Is San Magnolia Doomed?

It’s not looking good for San Magnolia.

Fortress William

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #16

On this episode, the Legion are now conducting a large-scale attack across all theaters, including the Federal Republic of Giad in which Lt. Colonel Grethe Wenzel and the…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 16

「それでも」 (Sore de mo) "Even So" It's all downhill from here.

Random Curiosity

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86 2nd Season | Episode 4: The build up.

I didn’t think episode four was all that eventful. Something I’ve definitely noticed about 86 2nd Season is that it seems like every other episode has a lot…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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86 2nd Season | Episode 3: Back to the Killing Fields.

Back to the killing fields we go, back to the place where the figure named “The Reaper” known to us as Shin got his name. As is customary…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Eighty Six S2 – 4 [Welcome Back]

Hello everyone and welcome to what is perhaps the dullest episode of Eighty Six yet! Think I’m exaggerating? Then you clearly haven’t watched the episode before reading this.…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 Eighty-Six: Shin’s Character Development Arc

There is more to Shin than his cold exterior, the writer will have us know. 

Fortress William

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #15

Well, it looks like there’s bad news for the Federal Republic of Giad where they not only suffered a huge amount of losses, but there are reports of…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 15

「おかえりなさい」 (Okaerinasai) "Welcome Back" We all know what's coming next.

Random Curiosity

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86 2nd Season | E2: Many questions.

I will admit seeing Shin and everyone live a normal life is oddly strange. Seeing them in a world where there is no feeling of depression, pain or…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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86 – Eighty Six – Shin’s Decision to Fight

After being rescued, Shin can’t get his fallen comrades out of his head. 

Fortress William

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #14

Well look what we have here, someone tries to sneak up towards the enemy, but fell down towards the hill like an idiot. It’ll be bad if someone…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Eighty Six S2 – 3 [Glad to Be Here]

Hello everyone and welcome back to Eighty Six! I’ve been a bit positive lately, what with my coverage of Haibane Renmei and gushing over some recent productions. So…

Star Crossed Anime

86–EIGHTY SIX – 14

「よろしく」 (Yoroshiku) "Glad to be Here" I am (not) OK.

Random Curiosity

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More Box Art Extravaganza: October 2021 (i.e., Because I Posted Too Early)

I believe this is the third box art-related post I’m doing for this month, primarily because I posted too early, while the second one is technically unofficial. Anyway,…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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86 – Eighty Six S2 – 2 [Its Too Late]

Welcome back everyone to another season of Eighty Six! If you’re reading this post you already know what you’re getting into so lets skip the preamble and jump…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 Eighty-Six: Second Season Initial Reactions

86 Eighty Six subverts expectations for the second season. 

Fortress William

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86 2nd Season | Episode 1 Review

Wow, I always knew that Shin and company were still alive, I read it (sadly), but before I did take a gander at the wiki, I always knew…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #13

Let’s start this episode with Raiden Shuga where he’s currently living his ordinary life as an employee of a hauling company in Giad. Glad that he found a…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 13

「今更そんなこと」 (Imasara Sonna Koto) "It's Too Late" Feeling a little out of place.

Random Curiosity

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Unsolicited First Impressions: “Kyoukai Senki”, “Sacks&Guns!!”, “Muv-Luv Alternative”

As I probably mentioned in a couple of posts already, October has finally started and along with it, multiple mecha series for the season. I’ve caught the opening…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

86 Eighty Six season 2 two looks promising

I could go for some coffee right about now.

Karmaburn.com

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First Impression: Irina: the Vampire Cosmonaut

Gather round all ye aspiring astronauts, for it is time for…a history lesson! In 1957, Laika the street dog, here renamed Maly (“small”) and given a loving background,…

Beneath the Tangles

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #12

Vladilena “Lena” Milizé, was once an idealistic officer has become the pessimistic handler after learning the hard truth that the Eighty-Six soldiers are being killed off indiscriminate…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 12

「ようこそ」 (Youkoso) "Welcome" As though it never left.

Random Curiosity

86 – Eighty-Six Will Change How Anime is Made

86 was the best anime to come out last spring, and considering the caliber of its competition, that’s no easy feat. In a world that’s leaving mecha behind,…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Fall 2021 Anime Preview

The leaves are falling, the heat is ceasing, and the smell of PSLs are in the air…well, maybe none of those are quite true for you yet, depending…

Beneath the Tangles

Fall 2021 Preview

I loved autumn as a school kid because signified a return to school, where I could finally see my friends again after one summer apart. Strange child. I…

Random Curiosity

October is Going to be Busy! Upcoming Mecha Series Promos

2021 has been good to mecha fans thanks to multiple series premieres compared to the previous years. With the Summer 2021 anime season ending and Getter Robo Arc…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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86 (Eighty-Six) – Ethically Sourced Warfare

A soldier works to reveal the truth about the “unmanned” drones that fight the war for the Republic.

Nefarious Reviews

86 –Eighty-Six–, Vol. 8: Gun Smoke on the Water

By Asato Asato and Shirabii. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Roman Lempert. As expected, after last volume’s romantic…

Manga Bookshelf

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The Roman Martyrs and 86ers

For a while, I pondered the unlikelihood of the premise of 86: that a nation could have a slave army which reaped none of the benefits of citizenship…

Beneath the Tangles

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 081 – Spring 2021 Season Review

0:00:00 Intro 0:01:53 Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway 0:03:18 86 EIGHTY-SIX 0:06:18 Backflip!! 0:07:15 Burning Kabaddi 0:08:15 Combatants Will Be…

Anime B&B