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TV Anime of MUV-LUV Alternative Total Eclipse Confirmed

by dtshyk
Jul 23, 2011 9:56 PM | 55 Comments
According to the official website, age's spin off novel & manga series "Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It will be aired in 2012.

Muv-Luv AL TE Anime official website
Video Announcement
Total Eclipse novel official website

Muv-Luv Alternative is age's adult PC game released in 2006. Its manga adaptation has been serialized in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh since 2007. Total Eclipse is a spin-off novel of Alternative.

Yoshida Hirohiko (Yoshimune Koki), the President of age, posted on his twitter that he wanted to animate the original "Muv-Luv" and "Muv-Luv Alternative", but it's relatively easier to find the sponsors of "Total Eclipse" and another spin-off "Euro Front".

Source: Yoshida (Yoshimune)'s twitter

News credit: Socom

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse on MAL

20 of 55 Comments Recent Comments

Well that's reassuring.

Mar 9, 2012 8:59 PM by Muv-Luv-er

haipa said:
The prologue chapter of Total Eclipse had been made into a short, voiced visual-novel segment bundled with the Altered Fable fandisc of Muv-Luv Alternative back in 2007, so the following voice actors are pretty-much assured to reprise their roles:

Yuuya Bridges - Daisuke Ono
Yui Takamura - Mai Nakahara
Cryska Barchenowa - Hitomi Nabatame
Inia Sestina - Mamiko Noto
Vincent Lowell - Tomokazu Sugita
Tarisa Manandal - Sakura Nogawa
Ibrahim Doğulu - Rikiya Koyama

I'm waiting for who will voice the rest of the cast.


DAMN! Looking at the cast, I would probably try to watch this and see where it goes.

Feb 18, 2012 3:14 PM by SilentTruth

Ohhh I cant wait this needs to be good. I hope it'll be good.

Oct 27, 2011 7:55 PM by Knightmare27

RyanSaotome said:

Problem is that most VNs are too long to really do justice in an anime. If they are given the time they are needed, like Clannad, they can work wonderfully. But if you decide to stick it to 24 episodes like Fate/Stay Night, it becomes a mess. Fate/Stay Night would have done a lot better with 75-100 episodes, but its tough to get that many episodes approved.


Though Clannad and F/SN are also the two longest VNs in existence, they aren't really representatives of the medium.

ef - A fairy tale of the two got a rather good 2x13 adaptation, and other great VNs for example Kira Kira, could easily be told in 24 episodes.

Something like Saya no Uta would even fit into 13 episodes, (though no censor would let it air)

Oct 23, 2011 9:37 AM by Alterego-X

RyanSaotome said:

It took them 24 episodes to just do one route, and thats with taking out a lot of the character development parts inbetween. If you do all 3 routes, thats an easy 75, and up to 100 if you put in the character development parts as well.

This isn't accurate but 6 episodes of the caster route were from unlimited bladeworks. So thinking logically they did the fate route in 18 episodes. Unlimited bladeworks would take about 13 episodes. (It was quite short) Heavens feel....22/24 give or take. The fate/stay night anime already was fairly slow paced. Adding more would only serve to bore the viewer.

Jul 28, 2011 5:10 PM by AidanAK47

DrHouse said:
Sounds like this might be a sort of pilot/PoC/whatever-you-call-it for a MLA adaptation. Or maybe that's just me hoping.

Still, putting the R+V director on this was a major fuck-up. I hope age knows what they're doing.


The R+V director is (as yet) just a rumor. Granted, it was in the same rumor that told us about the upcoming TE anime, but still.

However, here's a translated snippet from Yoshimune Kouki (age CEO, chief scriptwriter and scenario director, mech designer and author of TE)'s twitter (twitter.com/kycow):

リークできる情報はまだあまりないけど、プロデューサーさんも担当
さんも、監督もスタッフも、基本オルタユーザーでファンを自称してはば
からない方々。シナリオの打ち合わせはアイデアの化学変化の連鎖でマジで
毎回ワクワクする(;゚∀゚)=3

"There's no info I can leak yet, but the producer and director and other staff members are all big fans of the series. All of the meetings are real fun."

Jul 28, 2011 1:34 AM by haipa

Sounds like this might be a sort of pilot/PoC/whatever-you-call-it for a MLA adaptation. This is definitely a better idea than trying to half-ass an adaptation of MLE and hoping that it somehow succeeds.

Still, putting the R+V director on this was a major fuck-up. I hope age knows what they're doing.

Jul 28, 2011 1:25 AM by DrHouse

Heh Heh, This is gonna be Delicious

Jul 27, 2011 6:21 PM by Felchenerow

Thanks, wasn't too sure but now I'm good

Jul 27, 2011 4:41 AM by Muv-Luv-er

Muv-Luv-er said:
Does anyone know if Total Eclipse story is after Muv-luv Alternative?


The prologue takes place in February 2001 with Yui being assigned to Project Prominence, while Chapter 1 takes place in May with Yuuya's transfer to Yukon Base. For comparison, Unlimited/Alternative starts on October 22, 2001.

As far as I know the latest events in the story take place before October. However, the TE light novels and manga are unfinished at this point so we don't know if the later part of the story (which I hope will be covered in the TV series) will overlap with either Unlimited or Alternative.

Jul 27, 2011 3:00 AM by haipa

Does anyone know if Total Eclipse story is after Muv-luv Alternative?

Jul 27, 2011 1:18 AM by Muv-Luv-er

turn around, bright eyes.

Jul 25, 2011 5:35 AM by WoofSadaharu

Pic looks good but the synopsis doesn't interest me.

Jul 25, 2011 3:37 AM by AlexSadist-sama

The prologue chapter of Total Eclipse had been made into a short, voiced visual-novel segment bundled with the Altered Fable fandisc of Muv-Luv Alternative back in 2007, so the following voice actors are pretty-much assured to reprise their roles:

Yuuya Bridges - Daisuke Ono
Yui Takamura - Mai Nakahara
Cryska Barchenowa - Hitomi Nabatame
Inia Sestina - Mamiko Noto
Vincent Lowell - Tomokazu Sugita
Tarisa Manandal - Sakura Nogawa
Ibrahim Doğulu - Rikiya Koyama

I'm waiting for who will voice the rest of the cast.

Jul 25, 2011 3:33 AM by haipa

I've seen the manga illustrations before, and they look pretty good. Maybe I'll check this out.

Jul 24, 2011 6:34 PM by Gone__Forever__

AidanAK47 said:
RyanSaotome said:
Fate/Stay Night would have done a lot better with 75-100 episodes, but its tough to get that many episodes approved.

You are joking....right?
If fate/stay night was 100 episodes long it would get dragged to high heaven. It would be terrible.


It took them 24 episodes to just do one route, and thats with taking out a lot of the character development parts inbetween. If you do all 3 routes, thats an easy 75, and up to 100 if you put in the character development parts as well.

Jul 24, 2011 6:33 PM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Fate/Stay Night would have done a lot better with 75-100 episodes, but its tough to get that many episodes approved.

You are joking....right?
If fate/stay night was 100 episodes long it would get dragged to high heaven. It would be terrible.

Jul 24, 2011 5:39 PM by AidanAK47

TreF said:
Direction: Inagaki Takayuki (Rosario to Vampire, Marginal Prince)
Composition: Yamaguchi Hiroshi (Rosario to Vampire, Gate Keepers)

AW YEAH, YOU JUST KNOW THIS'LL BE A HIGH-QUALITY ADAPTATION

Oh well... erm... the beach part will be good for sure, eh? :|

Jul 24, 2011 1:57 PM by OrochiPL

This looks kind of promising.

Jul 24, 2011 1:45 PM by kyuuyou

THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!

About time they made an anime for this.

Jul 24, 2011 1:18 PM by Muv-Luv-er

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