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Schwarzesmarken


Alternative Titles

English: Schwarzes Marken
Japanese: シュヴァルツェスマーケン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to Mar 28, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, DAX Production
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ixtl, LIDENFILMS
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 15,857 users)
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Ranked: #33082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1114
Members: 46,258
Favorites: 209
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

"Schwarzesmarken," the German word for "Black Marks." Set in the 1980s in an alternate timeline version of East Germany, Schwarzesmarken follows the East German Army's 666th TSF Squadron, also known as the "Black Marks." This special unit specializes in unconventional tactics using advanced technology. Their enemy? Beings of extraterrestrial origin, or the BETA, a fearsome and sometimes unpredictable enemy that seem dead set on destroying the human forces and taking the planet Earth for themselves and ripping it clean of its natural resources. Because the BETA come in all shapes and sizes, carrying any number of advanced alien technologies, the Black Marks must use the latest and most deadly weapons humanity can devise to drive them back.

Irisdina Bernhard is the commanding officer of the Black Marks. As a war hero, she has earned the respect of her country. However, her cold exterior and personality make her extremely hard to work under, especially for one of the most talented members of the squadron, Theodor Eberbach. Only time will tell if the many battles fought together will bring peace to the earth, and between the many combating personalities in the 666th TSF Squadron.

Background

Schwarzesmarken takes place in an alternate universe of the Muv-Luv franchise, following the storyline of the light novels. A visual novel was released on November 27, 2015, and a second was announced for 2016.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Bernhard, Irisdina
Bernhard, Irisdina
Main
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Japanese
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Hohenstein, Lise
Hohenstein, Lise
Main
Nanjo, Yoshino
Japanese
Nanjo, Yoshino
Waldheim, Katia
Waldheim, Katia
Main
Tanaka, Minami
Japanese
Tanaka, Minami
Eberbach, Theodor
Eberbach, Theodor
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi

Staff

Call, Evan
Call, Evan
Producer, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Watanabe, Tetsuya
Watanabe, Tetsuya
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
fripSide
fripSide
Theme Song Performance


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"white forces" by fripSide

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"Kanashimi ga Jidai wo Kakeru (哀しみが時代を駆ける)" by Zahre [Katia Waldheim (Minami Tanaka), Irisdina Bernhard (Nozomi Yamamoto)]



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DarkReaver24
Feb 2, 2016
ok..this is my first review in MAL webpage..the reason why i write this review because i want to let everybody know that this anime is quite gud for patience viewer.

Muv Luv Schwarzesmarken take place way before the Muv Luv Total Eclipse. In addition to B.E.T.A invasion (slightly ugly than titans in AOT if u ask me) they add in some history plot like during the Cold War era , the splitting within Germany between West n East etc. To fight this SOB , eishi or we called as pilot will manned Tactical Surface Fighter or TSF..a humanoid jet fighter. From what i see..this animation is read more
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EmeraldTiger98
Feb 9, 2016
This is probably going to be my entryway into the Muv-Luv series despite it being a spin-off. I love how it gives a certain point of realism into the story, even though its littered with swarms of mecha-on-monter action. I watched this with my fellow co-workers but none of them seemed to enjoy it because it was too "grim", but for me, it was great. Not only does it portray each of the character's feelings very well, but what really shines through is the emotions that war brings upon them. The conflict, the struggle, & the desperateness of East Germany, It feels very real. I read more
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Melvin117
Mar 8, 2016
So basically my mates and I decided to do a showing of a show this season and we chose Schwarzesmarken.
It turned out to be a pretty interesting and exciting masterpiece about human behaviours studies and complicated human relationships.


Non-spoilerino summary: In an alternate version of the 1980s, the Cold War rages on even amidst an invasion of alien creatures. Set in communist East Germany, Schwarzesmarken tells the heroic tales of the country’s strongest mecha unit, The 666th TSF Squadron Schwarzesmarken (Black Marks), as it fights against the dreadful and looks-like-shit aliens, BETAs, and shows the West the superiority of communist doctrine and technology.


Story 10/10:
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mejo369
Mar 8, 2016
When you see the cover image or read the Synopsis, you might just get cancer and think its terra bad and boring, but its actually REALLY ****** GOOD.

Anime is set in germany which is pretty weird, using mechas and fighting aliens called BETAs, sounds bad for most people. Germany is split into east and west and they dont like each other, like korea.

My favorite part about the anime is its realism to politics you could say? MCs are the good guys and then there are bad guys ofc. Good guys do the right shit and bad guys try kill the good guys LEL.

Dont wanna spoil read more
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