The second season of 86 Eight-Six is yet to conclude, and the debate around the third installment has already begun. This is because only the last two episodes of the sequel are due in this season. While the blunder of the second season is a debate of its own, how does this change affect the renewal of the third season? Will there ever be a 86 Eighty-Six Season 3? Here is everything you need to know about the renewal of the series.
86 Eighty-Six first rose to popularity in 2017 when the original light novel came out. Asato Asato was the author of the text. The next year itself, the manga counterpart also began serialization in the Yen Press magazine by Square Enix. The anime counterpart only came out three years later through Studio A-1 Pictures. However, in December 2021, as the second season was airing, consistent hiatuses caused the series to lose its initially booked airing slots. With this delay in the wrapping of the second season, the release of the third season has also come over a tight rope.
86 Eighty-Six Season 3: Renewal Status
As of the last update, there has been no update on the return of 86 Eighty-Six Season 3. In contrast to other banners releasing sideways projects in the franchise, this was not the case with 86-Eighty Six. There has been no update on the renewal of a new season, whereas the studio isn’t working on any spin-off project from the franchise either. Thus, it can be said that Studio A-1 Pictures is not working on any project for the time being.
It is looking like the project will only begin production when the final two episodes of the second season air in March 2022. We will be sure to update this section as soon as there is some official news from the side of the makers.
The case of the production of 86 Eighty-Six has been the most curious in the last two months. The second season ended up facing endless delays and hiatuses due to persistent ‘production issues’ in each episode. Similarly, the first season also ended getting caught up in a similar situation. The pilot also faced many delays due to the pandemic restrictions. While this was a natural production hiatus, the case with the second season was quite disastrous. It was a unanimous decision of the viewers to stop watching the series altogether.
A similar trend was also visible in the numbers garnered by the final few episodes. With as many problems coming up in Studio A-1 Pictures, fans are skeptical about the third season. It has now become a common fear that the third season might also face such hindrances. At the moment, it is assumed that Season 3 is not under the production desk. Thus, all the questions are pushed ahead for some other time.
Eighty-Six has hardly deviated from the original source material in the past. Thus, it is safe to say that the final two episodes will be a sincere adaptation to the storyline. With the beginning of the fourth Volume, a new arc will open the season. With Lena and Shin finally reuniting in the finale episode, all secrets of the Legions and the Federacy will be spilled. So now, Lena is officially a part of the Federal Republic of Giad’s army.
As soon as she joins the group, she is declared the sound leader of the army. And so, she decided to rehabilitate and train these soldiers in a better way. Not only will she improve the atmosphere of training in the Federacy, but she will also help Shin get in touch with his emotional side. And so, 86 Eighty-Six Season 3 will commence another mission, namely the Charite Underground Labyrinth. This is the city of Charite that holds most of the underground building activities orchestrated by the Legion.
If Shin and his crew were able to take down this base, a lot of Legions’ breathing air would be destroyed. Thus, the third season will drag up most of the detailing and execution of this mission.
86 Eighty-Six Manga Compared To Anime
While the final two seasons are yet to be announced by the makers, it can be assumed that the story finished adapting the third Volume of the light novel. The pacing of the anime was quite regular with that of the source material. The first season pulled out the story from the first Volume. Then, the second season went on to adapt the second and the third Volume of the plot. Now, it is being speculated that the fourth Volume will be the inspiration for the third installment. However, it is not clear if the pacing will take up two or three books.
But to answer the subject matter, yes, there is more than enough material to be adopted in the third season. In fact, 86 Eighty-Six could continue the adaptation for more than three seasons after this.
86 Eighty-Six Season 3: Release Date
As of now, there is no confirmation on the release of the third season of 86 Eighty-Six. In fact, fans are skeptical if the second season will be released as per the set schedule. In the space of mistrust like this, it can be assumed that Season 3 will take its due time before coming back to the screens. Moreover, the makers will ensure that the production delays don’t come in the third season. So, it is safe to say that 86 Eighty-Six Season 3 will not be released anytime before a year-long break. Fans can expect to see the series in late 2023 or early 2024 at the earliest.
If the makers bring back the franchise before this slate, we will be sure to update this section accordingly. Thus, keep an eye on this corner to get more updates on the same.