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'Muv-Luv Alternative' Announce Main Staff, Cast, Second Promo

by DatRandomDude
May 1, 11:07 AM | 43 Comments
The official website for the television anime adaptation of âge's Muv-Luv Alternative visual novel revealed on Saturday the main staff, cast, a key visual (pictured), and a second promotional video. The anime series is scheduled to air on Fuji TV's +ultra programming block in October 2021.

Cast
Takeru Shirogane: Kouichi Kamiki (Chihayafuru 3)
Sumika Kagami: Tomori Kusunoki (Wonder Egg Priority)
Meiya Mitsurugi: Karin Nanami (Taboo Tattoo)

Staff
Director: Yukio Nishimoto (Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari)
Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri)
Character Design: Takuya Tani (Koukaku no Pandora)
Music: Evan Call (Schwarzesmarken)
Studio: Flagship Line, Yumeta Company, Graphinica

âge released the original Muv-Luv visual novel on Windows in February 2003, followed by Muv-Luv Alternative in February 2006. The franchise received manga adaptations, multiple spin-off light novels, and two spin-off anime adaptations.

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Source: animate Times

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ErenBestBoi said:
Thomas_Eriksen said:

4) MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT EVEN MENTION "that scene", I regret the day I had to see it (Had to drop the VN temporary).
That scene was one of the best parts of the VN though, and the aftermath was even more tragic. That single scene was what made MLA one of the best VNs ever written, so of course people will talk about it a lot.

Though, I'm pretty sure that they will censor that scene ridiculously hard in the anime since I doubt that they would even be able to show the OG CG in the VN on TV lol.


I get what you mean since it added depth to the story, but I mean the first +18 scene, it is totally tragic but I wish I sip some unsee juice.

Well all in all, since budget is being put for an MLA anime, I have a feeling it might adapt the manga tho, we'll have to wait and see

May 3, 1:29 PM by Thomas_Eriksen

Thomas_Eriksen said:

4) MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT EVEN MENTION "that scene", I regret the day I had to see it (Had to drop the VN temporary).
That scene was one of the best parts of the VN though, and the aftermath was even more tragic. That single scene was what made MLA one of the best VNs ever written, so of course people will talk about it a lot.

Though, I'm pretty sure that they will censor that scene ridiculously hard in the anime since I doubt that they would even be able to show the OG CG in the VN on TV lol.

May 3, 11:06 AM by ErenBestBoi

This is going to be a disaster and we all know it. I mean, if studios with actually good VN adaptations (like White Fox and ufotable) struggled to make "The perfect adaptation" I can´t imagine what the Alternative elitists will say. There´s also the fact that as far as I remember there´s not a good Mu-luv anime to date, so, even if the original and Alternative are not that related to some people, it gives context.

Thomas_Eriksen said:

4) MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT EVEN MENTION "that scene", I regret the day I had to see it (Had to drop the VN temporary).


You mean the good ol´ Chomp?

May 3, 10:10 AM by Pakumen-

Seeing as I recieved this and as someone who already finished muv-luv Extra-Unlimited + Alternative, I hope:

1) They animate the full VN (No I mean not leave out important parts of the VN)
2) Make it less fan servicey (Not that I mind of course)
3) Don't leave the story unfinished (I'm looking at you Total Eclipse !! since Total Eclipse continues the story after the anime and the LN, even the VN are not translated so while I had to spoil myself but looking at the muv-luv fandom, I'm still unsatisfied with how they didn't continue the story because it only gets interesting after Ep 24)
4) MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT EVEN MENTION "that scene", I regret the day I had to see it (Had to drop the VN temporary).

May 3, 8:13 AM by Thomas_Eriksen

well thats a surprise, 2021 is truly weird like that

May 3, 12:36 AM by Comander-07

Muv-Luv? Whoa fuck, I haven't heard of that name in a long time. Awesome.

May 2, 9:09 PM by ChartTopper60

The character designs in the anime already look better than the designs in the visual novel (Ugly ass artstyle, which is why I'll never touch the series)

May 2, 12:40 PM by LeonhartAugust

i better see some sexy skin tight outfits on the girls and some sexy camera angles like in Total Eclipse<333

May 2, 2:53 AM by EcchiGodMamster

3D's just here to stay huh? Damn man.

May 2, 2:17 AM by MoonStar9

imma fap to this probably

May 1, 8:54 PM by thefreeloader

Graphinica is very good with 3DCG so i do not mind if even the human characters are 3DCG too

May 1, 8:45 PM by deg

They will skip Extra and Unlimited parts?

May 1, 8:35 PM by Fabris

This is going to be one of those shitty adaptations. Damn shame really.

May 1, 7:34 PM by dailybread

ErenBestBoi said:
RobertBobert said:




Well, I read that Rumbling Hearts was much earlier and originally Muv-Luv appeared as an experimental development of this series. Like that VN about the city of twins, which has both a themed harem and a silly moe detective action.


GGcc78 said:




It's actually the other way around, Muv-Luv is a spin off of Rumbling Hears/Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. They actually share quite a few characters with the Akane Maniax game/OVA being the bridge between Muv-Luv and KimiNozu
Really? Huh. I guess I learned something new today. I did know that Akane Maniax connected Muv-Luv and Rumbling Hearts together, but I didn’t know Rumbling Hearts came out first. Interesting.

Side-note: Akane Maniax was an acid trip lol.

Yeah the funny thing is Muv Luv is the spin off sequel(in a way) to Rumbling Hearts lol. Which explains why Akane is in it and the two heroines in Alternative

May 1, 5:48 PM by Zetsubear95

>VN
>receives anime adaptation

uhhh this is fairly interesting, let's see how many ppl will hate this one.

May 1, 5:07 PM by _Ako_

This is the second promotional trailer and they are still only showing mecha and no characters... this is suspicious.

There's also Sumika in the promotional artwork which is weird... at the same time how are they going to make new viewer care about Sumika if they are going to jump straight to alternative? I guess they will either use flashback or adapt part of extra/unlimited. Or woe be upon us and they mix the 3 VN to makes an anime original route à la Rewrite.

In any case I'm not looking forward to it. VN adaptation are a big coinflip and I prefer extra more than alternative. I still hope this adaptation does justice to the fan because no VN adaptation deserves to be trashed.

May 1, 4:45 PM by Thai777

The production looks good but who knows how the adaptation will be thou.

May 1, 3:22 PM by MegamiRem

They skip the first two routes of the VN with this one (Muv-Luv is a trilogy and all of them matter to get the whole thing).

So I rather advice all to play the VN, that being Muv-Luv (including Ultimate) and then Alternative.

They are on Steam, so easily accessible.

It's worth your time, not kidding here.

May 1, 12:51 PM by Rifle

ErenBestBoi said:
RobertBobert said:




Well, I read that Rumbling Hearts was much earlier and originally Muv-Luv appeared as an experimental development of this series. Like that VN about the city of twins, which has both a themed harem and a silly moe detective action.


GGcc78 said:




It's actually the other way around, Muv-Luv is a spin off of Rumbling Hears/Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. They actually share quite a few characters with the Akane Maniax game/OVA being the bridge between Muv-Luv and KimiNozu
Really? Huh. I guess I learned something new today. I did know that Akane Maniax connected Muv-Luv and Rumbling Hearts together, but I didn’t know Rumbling Hearts came out first. Interesting.

Side-note: Akane Maniax was an acid trip lol.


This is why Muv-Luv was a difficult experience for me, because I saw "Rumbling Hears with mecha". But my friends constantly advised me Schwarzesmarken as "an edgy show to my taste".

GGcc78 said:
This could be great if they give it the episode count it deserves. Anything less than 50 episodes and it probably wont be able to properly tell the story. They need to find a way to get the Muv-Luv/Muv Luv Unlimted stuff in there or else it wont have any impact.

RobertBobert said:
How popular is this franchise? It seems to me that I hear more news about this remake than about any interest in it.
It's very popular, but the VN is 15 years old.

The makers seem to be making a big push with the franchise, with a remake of the Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien visul novel and a a Sequel to the Muv-Luv Alternative Vn. My guess is that this is why its getting an anime after all this time.


I'm all for it, the words "VN adaptation" always motivate me very strongly.

May 1, 12:49 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
DatRandomDude said:
i.... dont think its a part of Muv-Luv at all


ErenBestBoi said:
Ahhhh, that’s the spin-off of Muv-Luv. That explains why you’re confused about why there are mechas now. You should read the OG Muv-Luv VN as well, though I don’t know if there is a Russian translation of it. From what I can tell, the Muv-Luv is more lighthearted that Rumbling Hearts (well, Muv-Luv Extra mainly).


Well, I read that Rumbling Hearts was much earlier and originally Muv-Luv appeared as an experimental development of this series. Like that VN about the city of twins, which has both a themed harem and a silly moe detective action.


GGcc78 said:
ErenBestBoi said:
Nah, it is apart of Muv-Luv, even if it doesn’t look like it.
Btw, I think the link is broken. Here is the link:
https://vndb.org/v94


ErenBestBoi said:
Ahhhh, that’s the spin-off of Muv-Luv. That explains why you’re confused about why there are mechas now. You should read the OG Muv-Luv VN as well, though I don’t know if there is a Russian translation of it. From what I can tell, the Muv-Luv is more lighthearted that Rumbling Hearts (well, Muv-Luv Extra mainly).


It's actually the other way around, Muv-Luv is a spin off of Rumbling Hears/Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. They actually share quite a few characters with the Akane Maniax game/OVA being the bridge between Muv-Luv and KimiNozu
Really? Huh. I guess I learned something new today. I did know that Akane Maniax connected Muv-Luv and Rumbling Hearts together, but I didn’t know Rumbling Hearts came out first. Interesting.

Side-note: Akane Maniax was an acid trip lol.

May 1, 12:40 PM by ErenBestBoi

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