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86 –Eighty-Six–, Vol. 10: Fragmental Neoteny

By Asato Asato and Shirabii. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Roman Lempert. First of all: yes, it’s a…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Winter 2022

Winter 2022 has been pretty hectic for the AniFem staff, but we still found time to make one of our biggest seasonal rec posts in almost a year!

Anime Feminist

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Produced With Passion: “86 -Eighty Six-” Series Review

The following may contain spoilers for 86 -Eighty Six-. Director / Toshimasa IshiiScreenplay / Toshiya Ohno (based on the light novels by Asato Asato)Production / A-1 PicturesRelease Date…

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Directors Who Shine In Spite Of The Anime Industry – 86 Eighty Six and Toshimasa Ishii

Toshimasa Ishii’s direction on 86: Eighty Six elevated a war drama with a keen political outlook, but despite his team’s many successes, they always faced an uphill battle…

Sakuga Blog

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86: Eighty Six S2 Anime Review 42/100

Sequels are always difficult to write reviews about. Usually, barring any major production or authorial changes, you can tell if you will like it just by your reaction…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 Eighty-Six: First Season’s Conclusion

After months of delay in production, we finally have a concrete conclusion.  86 Eighty-Six has delivered on its storytelling potential. 86 Eighty-Six was able to tell a compelling…

Fortress William

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Bringing Letterboxes To Life: Toshimasa Ishii, Tomohiko Ito & Eighty-Six Episode Twenty-Two’s Use Of The 21:9 Aspect Ratio

My experience with 86 (Eighty-Six) was pretty varied.  After offering a strong eleven-episode package for the first cour, my expectations for the anime’s second half were quite high.…

Get In The Mecha

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86 2nd Season | Episode 12: The End.

The end to 86 2nd Season was very emotional. The finish episode twelve gave to this anime was well deserved. Allow me to share my thoughts!

Otaku Central

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #23

Well everyone, it’s Christmas Eve in the Federal Republic of Giad as Ernst Zimmermann and Teresa welcomed the heroes with party poppers. C’mon, the president wants to see…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 23 (END)

「ハンドラー・ワン」 (Handoraa Wan) "Handler One" A finale worth all the wait.

Random Curiosity

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Eighty Six S2 – 12 [Handler One]

Welcome everyone to the big finale of Eighty Six! It took a long time to get here, damn near 3 months just for these last two episodes, but…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 2nd Season | Episode 11: Finally.

After several months, 86 2nd Season, Shinn and Lena makes a comeback. It was a very beautiful and heartfelt episode, let me tell you about it.

Otaku Central

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #22

Oh boy, looks like we begin this episode with a nasty nightmare as Shinei Nouzen is losing all hope to live now that death is calling to him.…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 22

「シン」 (Shin) "Shin" Returning for its finale in style.

Random Curiosity

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Eighty Six S2 – 11 [Shin]

Eighty Six has returned everyone! After 3 months everyone’s favorite genocide simulation has come back to finish what it started! I’d say I hope all of you went…

Star Crossed Anime

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An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 3

We’re now halfway through round one of AniMarch Madness! But not to fear: That still leaves 16 matches this week, including eight more today featuring 16 wonderful anime!…

Beneath the Tangles

86 –Eighty-Six–, Vol. 9: Valkyrie Has Landed

By Asato Asato and Shirabii. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Roman Lempert. There is an awful lot going…

Manga Bookshelf

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86 Part 2 | the doomed Anime

Before I begin, I would like to mention that I do not know why there have been so many delays with 86 Part 2. But without a doubt,…

Otaku Central

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86 Part 2 | the doomed Anime

86 Part 2, an animed doomed through no fault of it's own.

Otaku Central

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 090 – Fall 2021 Season Wrap

00:00 Intro01:31 The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat04:25 86 EIGHTY-SIX Season 206:45 AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline08:10 Muv Luv Alternative08:5…

Anime B&B

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Eighty Six S2 – 10 [All That’s Left]

Hello everyone and welcome to the last Eighty Six post of the year. In fact this is the last Eighty Six post until March! That’s right, the production…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #21

Well everyone, just to let you know that this will be the last episode that’ll be aired for this year as 86 will have its two final episodes…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 21

「もうこれしか」 (Mou Kore Shika) "All That's Left" It's going to be one hell of a wait.

Random Curiosity

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Eighty Six S2 – 9 [Together Unto Death]

Welcome back everyone to Eighty Six! The shows been having a rough time recently, what with all the delays. In fact we won’t even be getting the last…

Star Crossed Anime

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86 -Eighty Six- Episode #20

Well everyone, 86 is back and I’m not surprised that the show is having production troubles with Episodes 22 and 23 airing next year. Just hoping that with…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

86–EIGHTY SIX – 20

「死ぬまで一緒に」 (Shinu Made Issho ni) "Together Unto Death" There's only one direction from here on out.

Random Curiosity

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86 2nd Season | Episode Eight: Morpho.

After what seemed to be a very long wait, we finally got to see Morpho. The ultimate weapon of the Legion, the very purpose of this war is…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Eighty Six S2 – 8 [Stay This Way Forever]

Hello everyone and welcome back to Eighty Six! It’s been two weeks since our last episode and its going to be two more weeks until our next. Suffice…

Star Crossed Anime

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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