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Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse


Alternative Titles

English: Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
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

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.201 (scored by 27,243 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #26992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1105
Members: 59,261
Favorites: 283
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Synopsis

Since 1973, an invasion of aliens upon Earth known as BETA has driven human civilization to destruction. In order to defend themselves from this enormous mass of enemy force, mankind has developed large humanoid arms called Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to its defense lines through out the world. However, its efforts could only slow down the impending defeat, and mankind has been forced to abandon the major areas of the Eurasian Continent. For 30 years, they have been caught in an endless war against BETA without any hopes of victory.

Now in 2001, Imperial Japan faces difficulties in the development of the next-generation of Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) as it defends the front lines of the Far East. The UN has proposed a joint development program between Imperial Japan and the United States as a part of its TSF international mutual development unit, the Prominence Project.

Yui Takamura (a surface pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan) is given the responsibility of the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a surface pilot of the US Army, heads to the same destination.

They never had any idea just how drastically their encounter would change their fates.

This story of internal dilemma takes place during the development of the new Tactical Surface Fighters, the most crucial and effective weapons against BETA. And this time, the stakes are much higher than a handful of lives and our sanity.

All we can do is fight.

(Source: Muv-Luv Total Eclipse Official English Website, edited)

Background

Episodes 1 and 2 were pre-aired on June 29, 2012. The official airing was on July 2, 2012.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Andou, Masaomi
Director, Storyboard
Inagaki, Takayuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Go to the top" by Kumi Koda (ep 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 (ep 17)
#4: "Revise the World" by ayami (eps 20-23)




More reviewsReviews

Nov 18, 2012
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 31, 2013
Kynov (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 23, 2012
The_Pro_At_Stuff (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 23, 2016
Seppiroth32 (All reviews)
Prelude



Muv-Luv is a franchise well known amongst westerners as “the best” visual novel ever made, and has a surprisingly big fan base. But most don’t know that the Visual Novel franchise is actually based on a Light Novel series, which no one has probably read outside of those who read Chinese translated books or Japanese…The reason why everyone liked the whole game was because it takes itself seriously and the characters have actual motifs for their actions, not feeling like dolls that can be played around with.

And thus, it became what it is today, but I’m not here reviewing the Visual Novel, but the read more

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