The BEST Episodes of 86: Eighty Six

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Network: Tokyo MX

The Republic of San Magnolia. For a long time, this country has been besieged by its neighbor, the Empire, which created a series of unmanned military vehicles called the Legion. In response to the threat, the Republic successfully completes the development of similar technology and fights off the enemy's attack, having managed to do so without casualties. But this is the official version. In fact, there were victims. Outside of 85 districts of the Republic, there was actually another one—"the non-existent 86th district." It was there that day and night continued the battles in which young men and women, known as Eighty-Sixers, participated—they fought in drones... Shinn directs the actions of a detachment of young Eighty-Sixers while on the battlefield. Lena is a "handler" who commands the detachment from the remote rear with the help of special communication. The tragic struggle of these two begins!

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All That's Left

#1 - All That's Left

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 26, 2021

The members of Nordlicht drop out one by one in the face of the Legion's onslaught, and Shin is left to face the Morpho alone.

star 8.65
40 votes
Directors: Ryō Andō
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
Goodbye

#2 - Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 6, 2021

Shin confronts his brother deep within Legion held territory. But even if he wins, there's no going back.

star 8.44
77 votes
Directors: Ryuuta Kawahara
Writers: Chiaki Nagai
Even So

#3 - Even So

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 31, 2021

The Legion's large-scale offensive begins, and the Spearhead crew are sent into the thick of the fighting. But even back at base, there's no safety to be found...

star 8.41
46 votes
Thank You

#4 - Thank You

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 13, 2021

The crew of Spearhead has left on their final mission, never to return home. What awaits them outside the borders of their home?

star 8.36
70 votes
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Here We Go

#5 - Here We Go

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 20, 2021

Spearhead Squadron comes to the end of their long road, and a new journey begins for Lena...

star 8.32
72 votes
Directors: Ryō Andō
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
Let's Go

#6 - Let's Go

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 30, 2021

Spearhead is given orders to undertake a pointless march into enemy territory, and not to stop until they're dead. Lena tries her best to stop this suicide mission from happening.

star 8.08
74 votes
Directors: Takashi Yasuda
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
It's Too Late

#7 - It's Too Late

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 10, 2021

The members of Spearhead are given a brief respite from the war. But is it alright for them to enjoy themselves when so many have fallen?

star 8.04
48 votes
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Glad to Be Here

#8 - Glad to Be Here

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 17, 2021

The crew of Spearhead find themselves back on the battlefield, as the tide of the war turns against the Federacy.

star 8.02
46 votes
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
The Truth Is

#9 - The Truth Is

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 21, 2021

The team prepares for a final suicide mission against "Morpho," a massive railgun Legion capable of single-handedly turning the tide of the battle.

star 7.88
40 votes
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
I'm With You

#10 - I'm With You

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 9, 2021

Lena learns the truth about the upcoming end of the war, and how the Legion is a much more deadly threat than she thought.

star 7.86
76 votes
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
Will You Remember Me?

#11 - Will You Remember Me?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 23, 2021

As the day of the festival arrives, Lena and Shin watch the fireworks and enjoy a brief respite from their battles.

star 7.84
70 votes
Directors: Tomohiko Itō
Writers: Chiaki Nagai
I Won't Forget

#12 - I Won't Forget

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 7, 2021

As the war with the Legion rages on, the enemy makes a final march towards the Republic of San Magnolia. Lena waits to stop them, but...

star 7.75
44 votes
Welcome

#13 - Welcome

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2021

Spearhead awakens to find themselves in a strange new land, while Lena continues her battles as a Handler.

star 7.69
59 votes
Directors: Ryō Andō
Writers: Chiaki Nagai
I Don't Want to Die

#14 - I Don't Want to Die

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 25, 2021

Lena finds herself growing closer to the Spearhead squadron, or so she thinks. But a deadly battle drastically changes her perspective.

star 7.69
86 votes
Directors: Ryō Andō
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Stay This Way Forever

#15 - Stay This Way Forever

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 5, 2021

Nordlicht finds themselves up against a massive foe in the middle of enemy territory, with no hope of escape and no reinforcements coming to help.

star 7.67
39 votes
Directors: Ryuuta Kawahara
Writers: Chiaki Nagai
Real Name

#16 - Real Name

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 2, 2021

After a brutal death, Lena comes to terms with her real status as an Alba, and what it means to force another to fight for your sake.

star 7.62
85 votes
Directors: Ryō Andō
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Spearhead

#17 - Spearhead

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 18, 2021

As Lena lives a life of safety and comfort inside the walls of her city, the 86ers fight a terrible battle against an unstoppable and inhuman enemy.

star 7.55
94 votes
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Through to the End

#18 - Through to the End

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 16, 2021

Spearhead enjoys a brief respite near the cherry blossoms outside the wall, but a deadly attack brings the dangers of war even closer to home.

star 7.54
74 votes
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Together Unto Death

#19 - Together Unto Death

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 19, 2021

Deep in enemy territory, with supplies running low and damage piling up, Nordlicht makes a final desperate march towards Morpho.

star 7.54
39 votes
Undertaker

#20 - Undertaker

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 11, 2021

The Republic of San Magnolia fights a safe humane war using drones. In reality, however, the drones are piloted by humans called 86s, who are called "pigs" and considered less than human.

star 7.50
109 votes
Directors: Toshimasa Ishii
Writers: Toshiya Ōno
Welcome Back

#21 - Welcome Back

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 24, 2021

The members of Spearhead are reunited as a massive Legion offensive looms. With the next deadly phase of the war almost here, how will they spend their remaining hours?

star 7.43
46 votes
Directors: Ryuuta Kawahara
Writers: Toshiya Ōno