The hit anime from A-1 Pictures ’86 Eighty-Six’ concluded back in June, but when will the series return for season 2 on Crunchyroll?

Season finales, anime or otherwise, are always difficult to accept, but especially when you don’t know what the future holds for a title.

However, fans of the hit series ’86 Eighty-Six’ already knew that more battles were creeping over the horizon when season 1 concluded earlier this year.

Now, a new PV trailer for the 86’s return has been released online.

86 Eighty-Six: Season 1 Part 2 or season 2?

After episode 11 aired in June 2021, fans already knew that the anime would return for more epic battles.

The official Twitter page for the anime series revealed in late-March that season 1 would be a split-cour broadcast.

This means that a series releases roughly half of the total episodes on one slate (three-month programming block), take a one-slate break before returning with the remaining episodes in a second cour.

However, it has recently been reported that the first seasons’ second cour, i.e. season 1 part 2 will instead be labelled as ‘season 2’.

86 Eighty-Six season 2 release date…

  • 86 Eighty-Six season 2 will release in October 2021, but a specific date has not been confirmed.

The release window for October had been circulated online for some time, but the recently released PV trailer for season 2 has confirmed this – see below.

Season 1 simulcast new episodes at 5.30 PM BST every Saturday on Crunchyroll. Fans should therefore expect season 2 to premiere on Saturday, October 9th in accordance with the start of the Fall anime slate.

The number of episodes in season 2 remains unknown, but Chinese streaming platform iQIYI has the series labelled as a 23 chapter title, indicating another 12 episodes are set to be released.

Similarly, the staff and production team for season 2 have not been revealed, although considering

The series is expected to be simulcast again on Crunchyroll, but this is yet to be publicly confirmed.

This article will be updated as soon as more information is revealed.

86 Eighty Six Phase 2 Teaser

86 Eighty Six Phase 2 Teaser

How was season 1 rated by fans?

The first season of 86 Eighty-Six received widespread praise from fans around the world.

At the time of writing, the series has maintained an incredible 8.2/10 on MyDramaList with over 120,000 reviews.

Similar scores can be seen across other aggregator websites, including 8/10 on IMDB and 4.8/5 on Crunchyroll.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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