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: 5.831 (scored by 1253312,533 users)
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Ranked: #103132
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Popularity: #3465
Members: 41,100
Favorites: 178

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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.

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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)


Apr 24, 2023
As someone who played the VN first, there's too much undeserved hate for this adaptation.

First of all, for everyone complaining this doesn't include Extra or Unlimited, the name of this anime is Muv Luv Alternative, not Muv Luv. It clearly indicates it's an adaptation of just Alternative. Yes, it sucks for anime only people, but Extra would be received terribly nowadays so they have no good choice.

Then there's everyone complaining about the fact the anime doesn't cover the whole story, but that's common in most adaptations yet people don't endlessly complain when the source is an LN.

As for the anime itself, it's rushed, especially in ...
Dec 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I'm a major fan of the Visual Novel, the best one of all time in my book. This adaptation had a lot of good things, they brought back JAM project for Season 2.

Then they ENDED the story about 4 episodes away from the actual ending. I'm like, why even bother then? I was hoping this would do well enough so they adapt at least EXTRA, then fans could at least recommend the anime to others, but this? MASSIVE BLUE BALLS

It's so hard to put into words why the story of Muv Luv Alternative was a literally life changing experience for many, an emotional rollercoaster. It's ...
Dec 31, 2021
Just to clarify here guys, I read the VN, but I read it all the way back in 2014.

But oh man, where to start.

I saw the announcement for this anime before the season started and was looking forward to this more than anything else this season. However I shouldn't have expected anything as soon as I realised it was going to be a one-cour series.

MLA is probably one of the darkest and gloomiest stories I've ever read. But to truly be able to appreciate it, you would need to read through both the Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited stories, BOTH of which are skipped ...

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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

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Why fans are OVERREACTING.?
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