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.

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!

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.

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.

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.