Muv-Luv Alternative

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ
German: Muv-Luv Alternative Folge 1-3
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2021 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
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: 6.011 (scored by 33453,345 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #85722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3641
Members: 24,898
Favorites: 134

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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.

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

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Oct 27, 2021
NergalMHL (All reviews)
*Spoiler-free Review*
Biggest disgrace to this series anybody could have imagine.

So it's 2019. Avex pictures(The parental company of âge,Muv-luv VN maker studio) announces MLA anime. Fans got mixed opinions. "Why it's started from alternative and not from extra or unlimited?" Avex pictures staff answer: "To bring in more people into Muv-luv. It would've been boring for most of anime onlies to start from the extra, because it's a calm stakeless romcom from 2001. It should've been adapted in 2000s, tbh. Supposedly they were hesitant to start adaptating ML triology, because it would've hindered people from buying the VNs and required a good amount of money. Which read more
Oct 27, 2021
Awzaq (All reviews)
Muv Luv Alternative is the adaptation of one of the most acclaimed visual novels in the west as you may have already read a million times.
It is also a terrible attempt to cram an story made to be told in 80 hours into 4 hours of anime, it fails not only as an introduction by having a lightning pacing with poor exposition, but by having a low production quality and poor direction, meaning that if you want to relive the scenes from the game it would be a better option to just download the game and select the chapter you want.
However I must say that read more
Nov 3, 2021
PiereDelecto (All reviews)
As someone who knows not one single thing about Muv-Luv, when I saw this Anime I thought to myself what the hell kinda name is muv-luv!? Piqued my interest...

Then, the first episode blew me away. Maybe I was just feeling sappy or patriotic at the time, but the music, the dialogue, the voice acting, the scenes and sensation of warriors fighting for our species very survival against a ghastly and disgusting alien horde in badass overbuilt mecha... whoosh. Got something in my eye over here, muv-luv!

I've been watching ever since mainly because that first episode cut deep through my callused amygdala and really made read more
Oct 27, 2021
Viktordrr4 (All reviews)
As I have played the visual novel trilogy some years ago my judgment will be biased towards the positive I believe. This review does not contain any spoilers.

A bit of a TLDR and comparison to the original works,
If you haven't played the games this adaptation is based on it attempts to cram a 95 hour long VN trilogy into most likely 4 hours. This is not a good idea IMO.

The consequences of compressing a trilogy to 4% of its play time is the story skipping most stuff while being a constant info dump for most of the beginning episodes. Combining this with absolute horrendous to read more


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