Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is an anime television series that tells the story of the war between humanity and an alien race called BETA. The show is set in the year 1998, where the BETA have taken over most of Eurasia, forcing humanity to retreat to the few remaining areas that are still safe. The story follows young cadets from different nations fighting for the survival of humanity against the BETA.

The show is based on the visual novel game "Muv-Luv Alternative," created by the Japanese game development studio, Age. The anime adaptation is produced by studio Satelight and aired in Japan from July to December 2012.

The series follows Yui Takamura, a talented Japanese pilot belonging to the United Nations' international force known as the Imperial Royal Guard. Yui's duty is to defend the people of her nation and the few pockets of humanity that still exist. It's a duty that she takes very seriously, and she's determined to do whatever it takes to protect her people.

As the show progresses, Yui meets a group of international cadets, including Yuuya Bridges, a half-Japanese, half-American fighter pilot who has a hard time accepting his Japanese heritage. Together, the cadets will have to work together to become better pilots and defend humanity against the seemingly invincible BETA.

One of the most interesting things about the series is the way it explores the different cultures of the various nations that make up the Imperial Royal Guard. Each nation has a unique perspective on how to fight the BETA, and it's fascinating to see how these different approaches clash and complement each other.

Throughout the series, the cadets undergo rigorous training, hone their skills, and battle the BETA in epic aerial and ground-based combat sequences. The battles are intense and thrilling, and the animation is excellent, with smooth, detailed animation that captures the intensity and emotion of the battles.

The series also explores the personal lives of the cadets, as they struggle to balance their duties as soldiers with their relationships with family, friends, and each other. There's a fair amount of romance and drama in the series, which adds a layer of complexity to the character's relationships.

The show also has a few mysteries woven into the plot, such as the origin of the BETA and their mysterious connection to a strange entity known only as the "Necrosphere." Over the course of the series, the cadets uncover more about the BETA and their history, slowly piecing together the puzzle of the alien invaders.

One of the strengths of the series is the well-developed characters, each with their own unique personalities, quirks, and struggles. Yui is a strong leader, but also has a vulnerable side to her that she hides from others. Yuuya is cocky and arrogant at first, but slowly learns to accept his Japanese heritage and becomes a better person for it. The other cadets, including Inia Sestina, Tarisa Manandal, and Cryska Barchenowa, are all complex and interesting characters in their own right, each struggling with their own personal issues.

Overall, Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is an excellent anime series that is well worth checking out. It's a thrilling and exciting sci-fi action series with well-written characters, intense battles, and an engaging plot that keeps you hooked from start to finish. Whether you're a fan of mecha anime or just love a good action series, Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is definitely worth a watch.

Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on July 2, 2012.

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White Darkness
24. White Darkness
December 10, 2012
Christopher activates a mysterious device to try and manipulate the Scarlet Twins, but his plans go horribly wrong. With Inia and Cryska in a berserk trance and the BETA invasion imminent, will Yuuya be able to save the base?
The Victory Song of the Dead
23. The Victory Song of the Dead
December 3, 2012
Refueled and restocked, the remaining Eishi attempt to restore communication and warn the US of the BETA invasion. Meanwhile, Major Christopher and Lieutenant Sandek begin initiating plans of their own...
Untainted Revenge
22. Untainted Revenge
November 26, 2012
Yuuya volunteers to take on the 24 TSFs that the RLF stole, and, with the help of Inia, manages to fight them off. The sudden appearance of BETA and the devastating revelation of America' secret contingency plan set the stage for Muv Luv' climax.
The Future Tears Open
21. The Future Tears Open
November 19, 2012
The Refugee Liberation Front continue their takeover as Yuuya and the other uncaptured test pilots attempt to get to their TSFs and reclaim control of the base. Meanwhile, lieutenants Sandek and Dogulu plan to counter the invaders.
The World Bares Its Fangs
20. The World Bares Its Fangs
November 12, 2012
As Argos prepare for their upcoming Blue Flag match, the base is infiltrated by an unknown entity. The invaders massacre the majority of military personnel and cut all communications. As friends turn on friends, Yuuya must take action.
Deep Green
19. Deep Green
November 5, 2012
With rivalries intensifying between the nations participating in Blue Flag, the brass decide to send the Eishi on a backpacking trip through the wilderness. Romantic jealousies and a hot spring ensure that this will be a steamy outing!
The Sound of Twisted Wings
18. The Sound of Twisted Wings
October 29, 2012
Yuuya' troubled military past, the reason his former flight mate bears such a grudge for him, is finally revealed. Reflecting upon his past, Yuuya begins to come to terms with how he has grown as a person since joining Argos flight.
Dark Recollection
17. Dark Recollection
October 22, 2012
With the Blue Flag exercises in full swing, Cryska and Lt. Cui struggle with their feelings for Yuuya. International rivalries serve as the backdrop as complicated romance and revelatory memories take center stage.
Pale Blue Flame
16. Pale Blue Flame
October 15, 2012
The mood turns tense with Yuuya' old flight mates in town for the Blue Flag exercise. With old rivalries flaring up, will the campaign help promote camaraderie between the nations as intended, or simply serve as further fuel for their resentments?
Cross to Bear
15. Cross to Bear
October 8, 2012
With Zhar Battalion gone and the attacking BETA exterminated, Argos flight finally enjoys a bit of peace. This respite is threatened, however, by a new military exercise and the introduction of the mysterious Chinese lieutenant, Cui Yifei.
An Eishi' Honor
14. An Eishi' Honor
October 1, 2012
Yuuya' TSF is in critical condition and unable to fly when the Zhar Battalion arrives in the nick of time to save him. Things become complicated, however, with the unexpected arrival of Laser Class BETA...
The Pride of a Choice
13. The Pride of a Choice
September 24, 2012
Yuuya comes to the rescue for Yui and the new weapon. He makes sure that Yui is safe before he heads back into battle. But with his Tactical Surface Fighter heavily damaged, will he be able to fight?
The End of a Deadly Battle
12. The End of a Deadly Battle
September 17, 2012
The BETA have broken through the front lines of defense and things are starting to look bleak. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Yui decides to destroy the new weapon before it falls into the wrong hands.
BETA Offensive
11. BETA Offensive
September 10, 2012
As a grand swarm of BETA is heading towards the Soviet Base, the Captain commands that all personnel evacuate and leave everything behind. Yui realizes that the evacuation is a ploy for the Soviets to get their hands on the new weapon.
10. Premonition
September 3, 2012
A party is thrown to celebrate Yuuya's successful battle against the BETA. Of course, he can't attend because he's busy tending to his Tactical Surface Fighter. He begs Yui to get back into battle.
Falling Tears
9. Falling Tears
August 27, 2012
Yuuya finally is going into his first real battle against the BETA, and practically everything that can go wrong does. Will Yuuya's new weapon be enough to handle such an attack?
Far East Battle Lines
8. Far East Battle Lines
August 20, 2012
Yuuya is asked to man a new weapon and must protect it with his life. Yui and Yuuya are getting closer, but how does he feel about Cryska or Inia? He comes to Inia's rescue after she is attacked by angry pilots that are upset about her origin.
Wanderer's Whereabouts
7. Wanderer's Whereabouts
August 13, 2012
Trapped on an island with bad weather and no provisions, Yuuya, Yui, and Cryska try to stay safe the confines of a small cave. There, they must confront their differences before help arrives.
6. Ultramarine
August 6, 2012
The Argos Flight Team heads to the West Indies for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Yuuya comes to the rescue when Cryska faints during a paddleboat race. They all end up being stranded on an island, where he discovers some interesting news.
The Right Stuff
5. The Right Stuff
July 30, 2012
Having trouble mastering the Japanese Tactical Surface Fighter, Yui tries to console and give advice to Yuuya. As Argos Flight Team goes into their next exercise, Yuuya takes Yui' advice to heart and learns a valuable lesson.
A Flock of Hazy Moons
4. A Flock of Hazy Moons
July 23, 2012
Tension runs high as Yuuya, a new American test pilot at the Yukon base, confronts Yui - and his own troubled past - to pilot a Japanese Tactical Surface Fighter and complete his first mission.
Verdant Yukon
3. Verdant Yukon
July 16, 2012
Earth has been hit hard by the BETA invasion. All the best pilots from all over the world meet at a new base in Yukon, Alaska, to start a new mission: Argos Flight Team (Case 47). Training starts immediately.
The Imperial Capital Burns, Part 2
2. The Imperial Capital Burns, Part 2
July 9, 2012
It's trial by fire as the girls must go into battle before they're totally trained. BETA have invaded from Mars and the girls might be in over their heads as they try to protect Kyoto from such evil beasts.
The Imperial Capital Burns, Part 1
1. The Imperial Capital Burns, Part 1
July 2, 2012
Yui and friends are going to school to one day learn to pilot Tactical Surface Fighters against a BETA invasion. Will they be ready when that day comes?
Where to Watch Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is available for streaming on the Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse on demand at Amazon Prime, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 2, 2012