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07-03-12, 3:19 AM

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I dont hate it or love it

Has potential

4/5
 
07-03-12, 4:16 AM

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Not bad I think this could be interesting
 
07-03-12, 5:00 AM

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It was a kind of slow because nothing happened until the end, though it's understandable since they were trying to show the girls' daily lives until the tragedy happened (that's why it's titled Part 1). Lots of questions are raised, but I'll take my time finding out the answers
 
07-03-12, 6:35 AM
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Not what i was expecting but not disappointed either it reminded me of the Gunparade March Arata Naru Kougunka and not of Muvluv Unlimited which i read the manga of.
Tho this is only the start and things can change.

The main character looks appealing tho.
 
07-03-12, 5:41 PM

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Nice animation , the start was preety enjoyable , so I'll continue to watch it even if it's not my kind of anime xD
 
07-03-12, 8:39 PM

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Not what I was expecting, since I've played the VNs. How could people be so carefree on MLA world? Even before Japan was invaded, they were already at war for years... even the school uniforms were kind of military-like in the game.
But even though the mood felt wrong, it all makes sense if you know the scenario, so I guess it's not too bad... and it seems they are about to get serious next. I believe the first episode was just to create the "Muv-Luv Extra effect": see the characters in a happy life first to show by contrast how serious things get later.

I didn't really like the episode (too soon to judge the series), but I guess the real problem was for people who don't know the series. They left out some important explanations, but also some important aspects that define the scenario (mild SPOILERS ahead): how much the TSFs shake when moving (to the point where people without proper equipment might die from nausea alone), why they decided to use mechas (aircraft was rendered useless), the weapons and systems used (thought detection? Energy weapons? Force shields? Not in this series... watch out for your ammo!), the standardization of the TSFs (personal mecha for your aces? That's not practical for mass production...), etc.
 
07-03-12, 9:07 PM

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Someone should make an AMV to this with this song



I would LITERALLY contemplate lol if I found it to be funny >.>
 
07-03-12, 11:36 PM

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I think it's fine. And interesting since I'm into these genres.

On another note: Why don't they make their mecha have energy shields? Everything's freaking cooler with them. They wouldn't have to worry about taking a hit or two from those laser blasts thingies if their mechas had them installed -.-
Even NGE had AT fields at least... (Yeah I know it's based on a VN series. But still. Energy shields are cool)
 
07-04-12, 12:12 AM

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I think it's fine. And interesting since I'm into these genres.

On another note: Why don't they make their mecha have energy shields? Everything's freaking cooler with them. They wouldn't have to worry about taking a hit or two from those laser blasts thingies if their mechas had them installed -.-
Even NGE had AT fields at least... (Yeah I know it's based on a VN series. But still. Energy shields are cool)


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07-04-12, 12:40 AM

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Well after watching I feel like playing the Alternative VN again ^^
 
07-04-12, 10:01 AM

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5/5 for it. It got nice art and music. The story looks promising. Looks like we can expect 24 episodes for this, considering this is all a huge prologue (Looking from the synopsis)
 
07-04-12, 1:30 PM

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Nice start, sadly it's all girls controlling Mechs again, sigh
Are they using a dildo or boobs to navigate
 
07-04-12, 2:28 PM

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4/5
It's not a brand new one, but has potential
 
07-04-12, 7:16 PM

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The start wasn't that bad... I think. As for its full action and story pack are really good IMO due to its Seinen atmosphere. Has potential. Haven't read the VN but guess the anime won't be screwing up to much if it follows the original storyline.
 
07-04-12, 7:16 PM

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Kind of rushed but nothing too hard to grasp. Mecha's look slow and useless. xD
 
07-04-12, 8:02 PM

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Already dropped, weak fanservice mechan shit


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07-04-12, 8:48 PM

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Kind of rushed but nothing too hard to grasp. Mecha's look slow and useless. xD

They are old models, wait till they show Active Eagle, Shiranui and Takemikazuchi.
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Nice start, sadly it's all girls controlling Mechs again, sigh
Are they using a dildo or boobs to navigate

This is a depression and despair type anime, so don't expect moe ecchi things in here.
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Already dropped, weak fanservice mechan shit

Don't drop if you're mecha fan dude, I dont know what's gonna happen but let's wait and see how this show goes in the future.
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07-05-12, 6:55 AM

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Are they using a dildo to navigate


considering that the main character is a guy, i would love to see that to be true
 
07-05-12, 1:56 PM

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They did a really piss poor job of explaining the world for those who haven't read the VN.
 
07-05-12, 4:44 PM

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They did a really piss poor job of explaining the world for those who haven't read the VN.


Well I kinda expected it since it is a anime adaptation not everything is going to work out.
 
07-05-12, 4:58 PM

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antonn said:
They did a really piss poor job of explaining the world for those who haven't read the VN.


Well I kinda expected it since it is a anime adaptation not everything is going to work out.
I don't think it was really bad as a anime viewer only. It was good enough to know what is going on.


"A Legend is just a tale of a beautiful lie."
 
07-05-12, 5:00 PM

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Muv-Luv-er said:
antonn said:
They did a really piss poor job of explaining the world for those who haven't read the VN.


Well I kinda expected it since it is a anime adaptation not everything is going to work out.
I don't think it was really bad as a anime viewer only. It was good enough to know what is going on.


Well from the next ep and onwards it soon be very good, with lots of action and plot and character development, so I am looking forward to that. ^^
 
07-05-12, 5:14 PM

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Muv-Luv-er said:
Siva said:
Muv-Luv-er said:
antonn said:
They did a really piss poor job of explaining the world for those who haven't read the VN.


Well I kinda expected it since it is a anime adaptation not everything is going to work out.
I don't think it was really bad as a anime viewer only. It was good enough to know what is going on.


Well from the next ep and onwards it soon be very good, with lots of action and plot and character development, so I am looking forward to that. ^^
Even without you saying that I could already bet half of my season on this.


"A Legend is just a tale of a beautiful lie."
 
07-05-12, 5:18 PM

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Siva said:
Muv-Luv-er said:
Siva said:
Muv-Luv-er said:
antonn said:
They did a really piss poor job of explaining the world for those who haven't read the VN.


Well I kinda expected it since it is a anime adaptation not everything is going to work out.
I don't think it was really bad as a anime viewer only. It was good enough to know what is going on.


Well from the next ep and onwards it soon be very good, with lots of action and plot and character development, so I am looking forward to that. ^^
Even without you saying that I could already bet half of my season on this.


Well I'm expecting a lot from this since I've played the VN's and this is my most anticipated show of this season, so not to sound biased, but I really enjoyed the first ep. ^^
 
07-05-12, 7:40 PM

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Decent episode. Seems like it wants to be Gunbuster. Will continue for now, but will probably end up dropping it down the line
 
07-06-12, 11:48 AM

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Far more interesting than most of the shows currently airing.


If this is true the anime industry has truly hit an all time low.


I'd say that's pretty accurate.
 
07-06-12, 6:53 PM

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I dunno, if they do justice to Sword Art Online, I'm not going to write off the anime industry yet.
 
07-06-12, 7:12 PM

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People are just forcing their definition of "good" and "bad" on everything they see fit.


"A Legend is just a tale of a beautiful lie."
 
07-06-12, 11:52 PM

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07-07-12, 12:36 PM

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Looks pretty good so far. I'll stay around to see where this goes.
 
07-07-12, 11:09 PM

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I thought this start was pretty nice and I am excited to see more. I can tell things are going to get more serious and shits are gunna go down even harder later on especially since this is just introducing the setting and already the mood seems to be of despair.
 
07-08-12, 8:49 AM

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I don't usually like mechas animes, but this one looks promising. I'll keep watching it.
 
07-08-12, 3:59 PM

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Decent intro ep.

Love the suits and the plot is interesting. I personally don't care if the whole alien invasion/mobile suit thing has been overdone. That doesn't automatically make it bad for me. Also helps that I havn't read the VN.

Then again I don't go out of my way to watch mecha anime so I'm not jaded.
 
07-08-12, 5:33 PM

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While the premise of bug like alien invaders has definitely been overused, but this series is handling the scenario very well. It is setting itself up to be one of the better telling of that scenario. I don’t really like the characters that much. They’re not bad, it is just that having school aged girls be the mech pilots just seems to clash with the very serious tone this anime is setting. The mechs look amazing, so the only question left is to see how the combat works. If the combat is good, and they’re willing to kill off many of the characters then this should turn out to be a very good series.
 
07-08-12, 10:44 PM

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Loved it! It was so epic and full of action. Had me on my seat forever. Can't wait to see what happens next !

See my full review for this episode here: http://animeordie.blogspot.com/2012/07/muv-luv-alternative-total-eclipse-112.html

 
07-11-12, 11:14 AM

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This blew me away, this is really, really promising.
The story seems to be great so far, I'm looking forward to more.
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07-11-12, 11:24 PM

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I was surprised the main character had portraits of Class-A war criminals hanging at her house. This would be equivalent of hanging portraits of Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Joseph Goebbels in a German house.

I guess how Japanese Militarism is regarded in Japan differently from how Nazi Fascism is regarded in Germany (pretty much taboo over there) in the current age. Hmm..

 
07-11-12, 11:42 PM

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I was surprised the main character had portraits of Class-A war criminals hanging at her house. This would be equivalent of hanging portraits of Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Joseph Goebbels in a German house.

I guess how Japanese Militarism is regarded in Japan differently from how Nazi Fascism is regarded in Germany (pretty much taboo over there) in the current age. Hmm..


For some reason I'm starting to think that in this Parallel Universe, WWII ended quite differently. Unless someone who played the VN could expound on that, it's just the feeling I'm getting.

Since the capital is in Imperial Kyoto, with a Shogunate instead of the capital being in Tokyo plus a Parliamentary system with a ceremonial Emperor born from Post-WWII MacArthur military government.
 
07-12-12, 5:44 AM

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For some reason I'm starting to think that in this Parallel Universe, WWII ended quite differently. Unless someone who played the VN could expound on that, it's just the feeling I'm getting.

Since the capital is in Imperial Kyoto, with a Shogunate instead of the capital being in Tokyo plus a Parliamentary system with a ceremonial Emperor born from Post-WWII MacArthur military government.

In VN's Japan accepted an unconditional surrender. The nukes dropped on Berlin. So Shogunate didn't fall.
 
07-12-12, 10:25 AM

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Netto_Azure said:

For some reason I'm starting to think that in this Parallel Universe, WWII ended quite differently. Unless someone who played the VN could expound on that, it's just the feeling I'm getting.

Since the capital is in Imperial Kyoto, with a Shogunate instead of the capital being in Tokyo plus a Parliamentary system with a ceremonial Emperor born from Post-WWII MacArthur military government.

In VN's Japan accepted an unconditional surrender. The nukes dropped on Berlin. So Shogunate didn't fall.

Ah now it all makes sense.
 
07-13-12, 10:25 PM

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Well, was kind of boring to be honest, but I won't write it off just yet. I still see it's potential.
 
07-14-12, 3:27 PM

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I was pleasantly surprised. I thought this was gonna be some silly anime just so it can show sexy girls in tight suits but it had quite the serious tone about it. Yeah animation etc weren't the best ever but the story and events where nicely portrayed giving an intense atmosphere.
Hey it even has a believable background on why we are seeing young girls piloting those things. Because pretty much everyone else is already on the frond lines or dead.

Also, seriously? Boring? WTF? People watch schoolgirls doing cute things and nothing much really and they got bored with this? What, it should start with crazy battles immediately? It's the first episode for fucking sakes. They need to explain shit so it won't seem stupid and badly written. And the events they showed went fast as hell, it was anything but boring.
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07-19-12, 6:34 PM

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I guess it's okay. Things moved pretty fast though. I heard come episode 3 the director is different so I'll look forward to that.
 
07-30-12, 6:14 AM

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I'm late to review the episode, but that's largely due to me being new here than it is actually being late.

I'm not going to judge this through the eyes of a newcomer, since I had prior knowledge of the MLA universe. And since I'm this late, I'm doing this with full knowledge of episodes 2 to 5. (But only largely 2 is important here)

I'll give this episode a 4/5. It does a good job describing the MLA universe in a nutshell. It starts off with briefly describing the history of the BETA, first contact and the initial invasion.

I wished they didn't skip the numbers though. Its obvious that they had to train girls to pilot TSFs because most, if not all able-bodied males are already out there fighting. (Sure, like all anime, its just justification for giving us girls, but at least there is plausible justification, so it passes. And besides, if you're reading this by now, we all know there's a fair share of males in the actual TE storyline.)

They also show that the Takamura family is important (but again, skimps on the details, so people would be left puzzling as to exactly what is the importance that grants Yui her Yellow TSF).

They don't joke around with the seriousness of the situation, showing us the training segments as well as the reality of casualty (Of course, nothing compared to the next episode.)

And then we finally get to the action (and all the gore).

I think it deserves its 4/5. Considering the budget limitations, they did an above average job. I don't blame them for the rushed pace as a result, but felt the opposite, I'd rather they rushed something just to add the details in, as I felt they were actually too important to give up.
 
09-24-12, 9:45 AM

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That's some suit they got here.
 
12-22-12, 12:14 PM

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Seems like quite a few loose ends will remain for the final episode.
 
01-07-13, 3:23 AM

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I ike the story so far, but I think I would've liked this show more if the main characters weren't all girls. There aren't any male characters now where I can replace myself into.
 
05-25-13, 11:19 AM

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not bad openning a great song at the end makes it seem like there going to kickass but there newbies so there all most likely going to get owned seeing how they owned the rest of the army
 
08-12-13, 1:33 PM

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I have huge expectations from this anime, I hope in the next episodes will be more action. This anime exceeded my expectations and I'm gonna spend 9 hours rewatching this (I'm a huge fan now thanks to Muv Luv Trilogy)
The mecha design is great.
And really no male MC... I'm disappointed...
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10-25-13, 2:12 AM

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looks generic as fuck tbh...
 
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