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, lxtl
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.091 (scored by 4112541,125 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #37812
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2112
Members: 95,169
Favorites: 337

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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


Satomi, Tetsurou
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Murakami, Takashi
Assistant Producer


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)


Sep 18, 2018
Humans have made contact with aliens while exploring planet Mars. Now Earth is fighting a losing war against them who they now called the "BETA". The war is going so badly that even new trainees are being sent straight to the battlefield before completing their training. Yui Takamura, daughter of a renown family, is the last survivor from her team. Three years later, still haunted by the cruel demise of her friends she reaches the rank of liutenant and leads a team of test pilots as part of the UN Pacific Force's Project XFJ, an initiative for developing the Japanese Imperial weaponry further so that ...
Nov 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The first 2 episodes are really good.

Skip the rest.

I watched this show after completing the visual novels.
I was really disappointed.
There is nothing unique or interesting about this anime.
Characters are boring.
Story is boring.
Music is generic.
Sep 15, 2021
Ok, i'll start off by saying that this is probably going to be more of a rant than an actual review and to get into the depths of the things that really pissed me off about this abysmal anime i'm probably going to have to go into spoiler territory so with that in mind and that this may go on for a bit the tl;dr: Watch episodes 1 & 2 of this anime and then throw the rest in the bin, DO NOT WATCH THE REST! (unless, that is, you crave disappointment.)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, imo, is a failure of an anime! This is not ...

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