Have you been keeping up with this season's anime adaptation of Asato Asato's sci-fi light novel series, 86 EIGHTY-SIX? Whether you're up to date or just thinking about getting started, the OP theme song is a straight-up bop, and the official music video for three-member Japanese rock band HITORIE's "3 min 29 sec" song recently went up on YouTube.
The song marks the fifth single for HITORIE, as well as the first featuring guitarist Shinoda as the main vocalist, following the untimely passing of original vocalist wowaka in 2019. Hidenobu Tanabe—known for working with the likes of AKB48, Official HIGE DANdism, Aimyon, and Momoiro Clover Z, among others—directed the video, and the CD single is set to launch in Japan on June 2.
Here's the full video:
And the song as it appears in the 86 EIGHTY-SIX anime's OP:
The 86 EIGHTY-SIX anime premiered on April 11 and is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll. Here's the official description:
Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools. Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.