an alien species known as Beta was invading upon earth, nearly collapsing the human civilization. to fight against Beta, mankind had developed TSF (Tactical Surface Fighters) and deployed them as defense throughout the world. however, these efforts were not enough to stop Beta. mankind were forced to abandon multiple area where Beta had took over. for 30 years the endless war continued without much success. when all hopes failed, the countries agreed to work together. Yui and Yuuya, surface pilots from different countries, were sent to Alaska to fend off the new wave of Beta, starting a new friendship that changed their destiny drastically.
even though Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (2012) evolved around mecha and actions, it was also partially a romance. there were lighthearted humor, there were also bits and pieces of brutal, depressing scenes. while Yuuya was prone to be a Harem character, surrounded by tones of girls with different personalities, his development with Yui was the highlight. they started out hating each other, then slowly developed feelings for each other. the series started out on a rocky ground, but one could get caught up with its storyline at the second half of the series.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 24
- director: Masaomi Ando (安藤正臣), Takayuki Inagaki (稲垣隆行)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science-Fiction