The Republic of Saint Magnolia has been in conflict with the Empire of Giad for years. Both sides use drones to fight and avoid hurting humans. After the battle, the Republic of Saint Magnolia rejoiced and boasted of their skill in battle. They celebrate their victory for more than three days. They realize that there is no threat, no enemy that can attack right now, as the war has just ended. But the Republic Juggernauts are secretly piloted by 86, a group of humans.
The officer in charge of 86 talks about the war with the other warriors. Humans take 86 as a tool to fight in the bottle, but Lena treats 86 as a human. One day, Lena is named a manipulator of the prestigious Spearhead Squad made up of the elite pilots of 86. Undertaker Shinie, who is the leader of the unit, is known to destroy the Handlers. All the Handlers who tried to give orders to Shinie ended up being transferred, committing suicide or retiring.
Previously on 86 EIGHTY-SIX Episode 5
The Warriors go to battle, they have suffered injuries and Shinie does what he is known for. At night, Lena contacts Spearhead and introduces herself to them. After a week, Lena suspects that the command of one of the Empire’s legions has sent an attack wave towards Spearhead’s position, and they are forced to mobilize and counterattack. Lena sees the fighting prowess of Shin, who fights alone and takes out the most powerful units of the Legion.
Later, Lena visits a history class for Handler’s recruits. The professor reveals that his legions ended the Empire and that the war could take two years to end after the legions automatically shut down. Lena addresses the students and tells them that during the war the Republic stripped all citizenship and human rights from the nation’s non-dawn population, the humans whose appearance is not that of hair and ‘silver eyes, and orders them to pilot their Juggernauts. .
It reveals that the 86 are not considered “human”; your losses are not inevitable. Lena worries that the students will not agree that the 86 are human and should be treated like them. The high official heard this and was enraged when comparing humans to 86. Lena thought her uncle would support and protect her because he is closer to the government. Later, Lena tells her friend Anneta and tells her that she trusts Shinie despite his reputation.
That night, Lena continued her daily communication with Spearhead. Most of the unit members misinterpreted Lena’s actions and opinions. Kureha notices that Lena is getting closer and closer to Shin, and jealousy begins to fill her heart. She is also furious that Alba executed her parents. Kaie discovers that not all Alba are bad and that not all 86 are good. Meanwhile, Lena is working on a more accurate map of the battlefield to help Spearhead.
Kaie asks Lena why she loves 86 and the Spearheads so much. Lena reveals the incident that occurred during the battle and an ’86 pilot rescued her. After being rescued, she realizes that the 86 are all human, just like them. Kaie tells Lena not to get too fond of 86 because anything can happen. Later, another battle begins, and Leana grabs her new cards and helps Spearhead move to higher positions.
Lena and Spearhead win the battle, but Kaie is killed when his Juggernaut falls into a swamp and is attacked by the enemy. Lena apologizes for losing Kaie in battle and took the blame for not being careful. Theoto takes it personally and thinks Lena is faking it and doesn’t care about the 86s. Lena collapses after Theoto gives her a bad quarter hour.
86 EIGHTY-SIX Episode 4 Release Date
Episode 4 of the 86 EIGHTY-SIX series will drop on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. KST. You can watch 86 EIGHTY-SIX online on Crunchyroll.