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: 5.841 (scored by 1305213,052 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #102142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3506
Members: 42,041
Favorites: 180

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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]


Muv-Luv Alternative adapts the first six chapters of the visual novel of the same name, which is the third and final part of the Muv-Luv trilogy.

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Rinne (輪廻)" by V.W.P
"TRISTAR (Japanese ver. -Muv-Luv mix-)" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (Rebroadcast)

Ending Theme

"Rinne acoustic ver. (輪廻 acoustic ver.)" by V.W.P (Rebroadcast)

Episode Videos


Dec 22, 2021
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 ...
Jun 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Reading the summary, watching the opening theme, watching the first episode, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was an anime about giant mechs fighting for the survival of mankind against the Alien Betas.

It is not. After the first episode, the aliens are never seen again. The majority of the season is just mild school harem drama, then there are a handful of episodes at the end with some human vs human conflict that makes absolutely no sense, does absolutely nothing to move the story forward, and isn't even connected with the theoretical plot of the series generally.

The series ends and you realize that ...
Dec 22, 2021
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 ...

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Recent News

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

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

The 12th and final episode of the Muv-Luv Alternative anime series ended with an announcement on Thursday that a second season is in production. The official more

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

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

The official website of the Muv-Luv Alternative television anime series announced three additional cast members and a commemorative illustration (pictured) on more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Muv-Luv Alternative Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Dec 22, 2021
82 repliesby Unkrowned »»
Jul 11, 2023 4:31 AM
Why fans are OVERREACTING.?
Sandro8604 - Oct 14, 2021
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Dec 27, 2022 4:09 PM
Poll: Muv-Luv Alternative Episode 11 Discussion
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Poll: Muv-Luv Alternative Episode 10 Discussion
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Nov 16, 2022 6:44 PM
There is no Muv Luv Alternative anime ( 1 2 )
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