The Eighty-Six anime anniversary event is finally here. Many fans are hoping they will announce the Season 2 renewal plans at the event. If you’re hoping to watch the 86 anniversary event live or stream it online later, we’ve got all the details below. Unfortunately, everything is a little more complicated than we had hoped. But there is a way to try to access the event if you are interested!
Here’s what time the events happen
If you want to watch the eighty-six anniversary event live or even later, you will need to buy a ticket. There’s just one problem: we don’t know if English subtitles will be provided for the video stream or not. Because the official site didn’t specifically mention English subtitles, I guess there’s a good chance they won’t be available. But in case they are, here’s how to get a ticket (and it’s not too expensive, so it might be worth a try.)
The official Eighty-Six website has an anniversary page here. Two events will take place on April 10 in Japan. One is a daytime show and the other is an evening show. The daytime show runs from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Japanese time, and the night show runs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Japanese time on Sunday, April 10.
So what does this translate to in US time zones? Well, we’ve created a handy link for the Eighty-Six daytime event with a time zone converter here. According to TimeAndDate.com, the first performance will be Saturday night (April 9) at 10:30 p.m. Central/11:30 p.m. Eastern/9:30 p.m. Mountain/8:30 p.m. Pacific.
We’ve also created a handle link for Eighty-Six Party with a time zone converter here. According to TimeAndDate.com, the second evening performance will be at 3:00 Central/4:00 East/2:00 Mountain/1:00 Pacific. So if you’re on the west coast or in the California area, it’ll be easier for you to stay up and watch it live. Those in central or eastern time zones might prefer to wake up early and watch an archive of the stream or check the news for updates.
To stream the eighty-sixth anniversary event online, you will need to purchase a ticket
But what if you want to watch it for yourself and risk there being no English subtitles? Or maybe you speak Japanese and want to see it no matter what! A live stream (which you can also watch later) will indeed be available. But you will have to buy a ticket.
You can purchase a digital streaming ticket here. This will allow you to watch online via the PIA live stream, and it includes a live cast and an archive cast, according to Google’s English translation. (Note: We do not guarantee that Google’s English translation is 100% accurate, so you can confirm the details before purchasing.)
According to the translation of the website, buying a ticket to watch the daytime show or the evening show costs 3800 yen. Buy a ticket to watch both will cost you 6500 yen. The archives of both will be available until April 11 at 11:59 p.m. Japanese time.
6500 yen roughly translates to 52.29 USD and 3800 yen roughly translates to 30.57 USD. It’s a bit expensive to watch an online stream and much more expensive than renting a movie online! But if you’re a big fan, it might be worth it for you. We suggest purchasing the ticket that gives you access to both streams, simply because the official anniversary site notes that the content between the two performances could be different. You can pay online via Pia card, credit card or via FamilyMart or Seven-Eleven. We cannot guarantee that credit card purchase will work or if there are any surcharges (there may be a minimum system usage fee of 220 yen.) As we said, everything is quite complicated.
The website goes on to explain that you will receive a special viewing URL on Cloak after purchasing a ticket. A pop-up page also warns that if you tune in in the middle of the stream, it will start from that point and you won’t be able to “rewind and play during the live cast”. They also note that they are responsible for any internet issues you may have.
Cast members who will be present at Tokyo Dome Town Hall, according to the official webpage, include Shoya Chiba (Shinei), Ikumi Hasegawa (Lena), Seiichiro Yamashita (Raiden), Natsumi Fujiwara (Theo), Saori Hayami (Anju), Sayumi Suzushiro (Kurena), Misaki Kuno (Frederica) and Yuya Uchida (Ernst). Also present will be Hitori, Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto, Mizuki, Laco, Cumi and Takahashi Honoka.
Hoping they announce renewal news during the event!! We’ll share another story on this website once we find out what happened, so be sure to check back.
In the meantime, you might want to catch up by reading the light novels. We have all the details here. You might also want to check out our review of this amazing season finale here.
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