Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of the manga adaptation of the military science fiction series 86—EIGHTY-SIX with art by Motoki Yoshihara, story by Asatao Asato and original illustrations by Shirabii.
Long besieged by the fully autonomous killing machines known as the Legion, the Republic of San Magnolia endeavors to turn the tide of war by employing autonomous weapons of their own… Enjoy Asato-Asato’s award-winning novel in fully illustrated manga form!
Filled with political and military intrigue, 86—EIGHTY-SIX has grown rapidly in popularity appealing to core fans of light novels as well as fans of military science fiction series such as Code Geass and Mobile Suit Gundam. An anime adaptation of 86—EIGHTY-SIX has been announced for future release.
86—EIGHTY-SIX, Vol. 1 (manga) is scheduled for a December 2020 release.
When was the last time we had a really good military science fiction manga and anime? I can’t think of the last time we did that’s not Gundam. Hmmm… with light novels and Isekai themed anime taking over right now. It would seem that this genre has been left behind a little bit. Glad to see something coming out as soon as this winter and possibly the anime next year!