Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

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Synonyms: MuvLuv Alternative Total Eclipse, MLA TE
Japanese: マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ トータル・イクリプス
English: Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Spanish: Total Eclipse
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2012 to Dec 24, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight, ixtl
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.091 (scored by 3968339,683 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1931
Members: 90,256
Favorites: 324

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In 1973, following the ruthless six-year-long Lunar War, the hostile alien species known as the BETA—Beings of Extra Terrestrial origin which are Adversary of the human race—invaded Earth, killing billions and decimating Eurasia. While BETA can be destroyed with conventional weapons, their laser-class is able to wipe out entire aircraft fleets, forcing mankind to develop giant combat suits called Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) to combat them.

When the BETA reach Japan in 1998, military school student and TSF pilot—or eishi—Yui Takamura is ordered to defend Kyoto's last line of defense with her fellow classmates. At the cost of countless human lives and the sacrifice of Yui's friends, the Japanese Imperial Army manages to repel the invaders, leaving destruction in its wake. However, this encounter leaves Yui determined to never again allow something like this to occur.

Three years later, now a lieutenant, Yui joins the XFJ project, an Alaska-based Japan-American TSF development program. In an international team composed of the uncooperative Japanese-American test pilot Yuuya Bridges and various eishi from countries lost to the BETA, Yui's task is to help develop the new Japanese TSF Shiranui. Amidst political tensions inherited from the Cold War, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse follows Yui's delicate mission and Yuuya's journey to overcome the demons of the past that still haunt him.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse was released on Blu-ray and DVD in two collections each by Sentai Filmworks. Both versions of the first set, containing the first half of the series, were released on January 20, 2015. Both versions of the second set, containing the second half of the series, were released on May 12, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Andou, Masaomi
Director, Storyboard
Inagaki, Takayuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Taguchi, Tomohisa
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Go to the top" by Kumi Kouda (eps 2-19)
2: "Doubt the World" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 20-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Go to the top" by Kumi Kouda (eps 1)
2: "signs ~Sakutsuki Hitoyo~ (signs ~朔月一夜~)" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 2-16, 18, 19, 24)
3: "Snow Maiden (スノウメヰデン)" by Aki Misato (eps 17)
4: "Revise the World" by ayami (eps 20-23)

Nov 18, 2012
There's been a lot of strange series that debuted in 2012. If there was another to name, one would definitely be Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. No, it's not the end of the year (yet) for us but in the world of the Total Eclipse, it's walking down that path. The series is based off a LN (light novel) of the same name and takes place in a science fiction world where mecha, aliens, and hot women with suits of iron dominating the series. It's definitely not everyday that you get to see chicks fighting otherworldly beings and still getting the time to relax. Let's look ...
Oct 31, 2013
Mecha anime is sometimes for most of people would avoid this one like me. It isnt about taste matter but sometimes we find mecha anime tends to be boring and repetitive. Like, they always about battle, battle and battle. They just focussing on that matters without leaving characters to develop. But back then, i am being suggested to watch Muv Luv Alternative and i must said, it was a great experience

Story (9/10)
Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse or should i say, Muv Luv. Is one from many anime that taking mecha as their main themes. But the differences between them, is they didnt focus about mecha ...
Dec 23, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Aliens, known as the B.E.T.A, invade our planet in the year 1973. They mindlessly attack humans and devour us like food. There is no way to communicate with these B.E.T.A , so our only option left is to fight them. To do so, we humans invent giant humanoid machines called Tactical Surface Fighters (or TSFs). Pilots are trained to man these machines and fight in the front lines against the B.E.T.A forces; however, this is not a story about those who fight in the front lines. This is a side story about the test pilots who make sure the TSFs are suitable for use on ...

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