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Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 24 (END)

「白い闇」 (Shiroi Yami)
“White Darkness”

Despite the fact the source story hasn’t ended yet, Total Eclipse’s adaptation sure does a nice job wrapping things up.

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December 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm Comments (88)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 23

「屍せる者たちの凱歌」 (Shikabane Seru Mono Tachino Gaika)
“The Victory Song of the Dead”

It may not be as great as the original trilogy, but as Total Eclipse demonstrates with its superb final episodes, it ain’t no push over either. This week, we get some nice power plays, hard choices, and some darn awesome TSF vs. TSF vs. BETA combat.

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December 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm Comments (40)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 22

「汚れ無き報復」 (Yogore Naki Houfuku)
“Untainted Revenge”

if there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that Total Eclipse is going go out with a bang.

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December 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm Comments (42)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 21

「裂ける未来」 (Sake ru Mirai)
“The Future Tears Open”

The animation quality gets a boost this week and it couldn’t have come at a better time. As our protagonists fight back, we get the unveiling of the newly painted Shiranui, the return of Yui’s Type-00F Takemikazuchi, F-15 Active Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, and SU-37s. Oh my!

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December 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm Comments (57)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 20

「牙を剥く世界」 (Kiba wo Muku Sekai)
“The World Bares Its Fangs”

This week on Total Eclipse, we see exactly why humanity is its own worst nightmare.

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November 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm Comments (77)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – Special

「クライマックス直前SP」 (Kurai Makkusu Chokuzen)
“Before the Climax: Special”

A standard recap episode with some factoids, a lot of inserts, and the reveal of the new OP/ED’s.

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November 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm Comments (41)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 19

「深緑」 (Shinryoku)
“Deep Green”

“Violent impulses should be curbed in a productive and healthy manner.” Wise words inde—wait, what?

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November 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm Comments (58)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 18

「歪みの羽音」 (Yugami no Haoto)
“Sound of Twisted Wings”

Most of the core messages that Total Eclipse tries to convey have been delivered in a rather straightforward manner, usually marking a change in Yuuya that takes him one step further from the narrow-minded, self-centered ass he used to be.

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November 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm Comments (40)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 17

「仄暗き追憶」 (Soku Kuraki Tsuioku)
“Dark Recollection”

The mock battles continue, but there’s an even tastier main course served up this episode. Let’s just say, the main title might be Total Eclipse, but “Total Jealousy” wouldn’t have been too far off the mark either.

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October 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm Comments (56)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 16

「蒼ざめた焔」 (Ao Zameta Honoo)
“Pale Blue Flame”

The TSF mock battle tournaments begin and what a visual treat it is. I guess now we know what all the budget was being saved for. And I must say, they chose a darn good episode to use it on. There’s just been a continual rise in quality since the main plot started kicking in, and this continues that trend.

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October 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm Comments (50)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 15

「追い縋る十字架」 (Oi Sugaru Juujika)
“Cross to Bear”

Total Eclipse keeps movin’ along, chock full of new faces and TSFs. They might not be in Russia anymore, but real Eishi don’t get breaks.

**Also included are a few screens from the special last week.

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October 15, 2012 at 9:37 am Comments (73)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 14

「衛士の一分」 (Eishi no Ichibun)
“An Eishi’s Honor”

“Achieve your mission with all your might. Despair not until your last breath. Make your death count!”
With the end of the arc comes the series’ best episode yet and a glimpse into what Muv-Luv’s all about.

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September 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm Comments (94)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 13

「選択の対価」 (Sentaku no Taika)
“The Price of a Choice”

With BETA raining down and the Soviets impeding with their own plans, Yuuya finds himself in dire straits.

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September 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm Comments (49)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 12

「死闘の果て」 (Shitou no Hate)
“The End of a Deadly Battle”

“Remember that everything we know about the BETA come from the sacrifices of those that fell before us.”

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September 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm Comments (46)

Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse – 11

「BETA 進撃」 (BETA Shingeki)
“BETA Offensive”

The title says it all. It’s BETA, more BETA, and Soviet espionage this week on Total Eclipse.

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September 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm Comments (56)

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