86 Eighty-Six is inspired from the movie “The Mist”; author reveals

The Mipon website recently conducted an interview with the author of 86 franchise, where he revealed his inspiration behind the eighty-six, and his thoughts about the anime adaptation.

86 eighty-six is a Japanese light novel series written by Asato Asato. The series got an anime adaptation from A1 Pictures. The first cour of the season aired in April 2021, while the 2nd cour is scheduled for October 2021.

When the interviewer asked about “How did he come up with a story of 86 eighty six?”. Asato Asato answered:

It all started when I saw the movie The Mist (2007), which takes place in a supermarket, and I asked myself: “What if it will not be limited to a supermarket, but cover an entire country?” From there, I came up with the idea for “Eighty-Six” and “Juggernauts,” and I started writing the story around 2014.

Source: Mipon

Asato Asato also revealed that there were many elements that she thought off, but never implemented them in the story. She also commented on the anime adaptation that there were some scenes that are difficult to adapt from the light novel into anime.

With anime, there is a limited time to work, so you can’t be as liberal with descriptions or dialogue as with novels.

You have to convey information through dialogue that cannot be explained through images (such as the history and circumstances of a country) and you have to do it in fewer words than those used in the novel. That was a bit difficult for me.

What is “The Mist” film about?

“The Mist” is a Hollywood film, based on a novel of the same name “The Mist” by Stephen King. In a city, a supernatural mist suddenly appears from nowhere, along with the mist, there come bloodthirsty creatures. In an epic thriller, find out how town folks will survive this event.

When is 86 Eighty Six coming back?

86 Eighty Six part 2 is scheduled to be released on October 3rd. As of writing, it is still unknown about how many episodes part 2 will have. Eighty Six 2nd cour will be available on Crunchyroll.

Source: Mippon

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