Muv-Luv Alternative

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Japanese: マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2021 to Dec 23, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.741 (scored by 89018,901 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #100442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3462
Members: 30,251
Favorites: 155

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The world has been engulfed in a desperate, three-decade-long war against the BETA—an alien species that invaded the planet in 1973. Amid this chaos, a high school student named Takeru Shirogane suddenly wakes up from a terrifying nightmare where he sees mankind in utter defeat. Soon after, he realizes that his dream was nothing more than the recollections of his life in an alternative universe. In those memories, the Alternative V project is implemented, sending hundreds of thousands of people into space as a last resort to preserve humanity, while leaving the remaining billion on Earth to suffer a cruel fate.

Yearning to change this grim future, Takeru joins a military base in Yokohama, which happens to be his former high school. There, he manages to convince the base's vice-commander and leader of the Alternative IV project, Professor Yuuko Kouzuki, to prevent Alternative V from happening. To ensure the success of Alternative IV, Takeru must pilot the gigantic humanoid machines Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) alongside his fellow cadets. However, he has only two months to complete his training and exploit his partial knowledge of the future—lest the ensuing tragedy take place.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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Nishimoto, Yukio
Motoyama, Satoshi
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"Rinne (輪廻)" by V.W.P

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Dec 22, 2021
ejennsyahmixcel (All reviews)
First of all, don't be tricked by VN-only readers who can't even stand the design being changed partially on just on the hair design and not even care to see the goddamn good later part of this season.

Secondly, for those coming in to see only the mecha vs monster and feel frustrated, I also want to say Muv-Luv, isn't like what the poster shows. It's a drama, yes a drama that's why they have a lot of talking. But it's a goddamn good drama actually if you go in full. Some VN readers also made this mistake and cursing it without knowing the truth (that's read more
Dec 22, 2021
Infinite (All reviews)
Muv-Luv Alternative is a disaster, and not even an entertaining one.

It is a failure across the board; The animation is bad, the art is bland, the characters come across as flat and generic, and the pacing is atrocious. However, the biggest failure of this series is managing to make a story taking place in a world on the brink of annihilation so utterly tiresome.

Muv-Luv Alternative is an adaptation of a spin-off of a standard school romance visual novel, where the protagonist from the main game finds himself in an alternate universe where BETA (giant monster aliens) are trying to exterminate the human race. The original read more
Dec 24, 2021
OppaiSugoi (All reviews)
There is no Muv Luv Alternative anime.

Full disclosure: VN reader.

STORY: Yes, dear reader, as you can see, things are not looking good for MLA. Alternative is the third installment of the Muv Luv Trilogy, you will need to read Extra and Unlimited to understand the character interactions and basic background of the plot. It’s like watching Star Wars 3 – Revenge of the Sith without watching The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, you’re going to skip Anakin’s whole character development and skip to where he turns to the dark side? The story speedruns on a bunch of arcs that really make no sense read more
Dec 22, 2021
Spirit_Chaser (All reviews)
Among the dedicated Muv-Luv fans, I, as an anime only and first time viewer into this franchise, felt as if I was standing in the middle of a warzone as they broke down with meltdowns every week over how horrifying this adaptation was. Low effort 2D showed hilariously drawn faces, and animation that felt weak and hollow. People were disintegrating before the beams hit, and some soldier's eyes were drawn so bad it was just sad. Episode 1 prepared you for what's not going to happen in season 1 because the BETA weren't even the focus. It felt like bait but at least it had read more

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'Muv-Luv Alternative' Gets Second Season in Fall 2022

'Muv-Luv Alternative' Gets Second Season in Fall 2022

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'Muv-Luv Alternative' Reveals Supporting Cast, Commemorative Illustration

'Muv-Luv Alternative' Reveals Supporting Cast, Commemorative Illustration

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