Total Eclipse

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  • 5
    (77)
  • 4
    (32)
  • 3
    (20)
  • 2
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3.7
 out of 5
171 votes
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  • 93 out of 112 people found this review helpful:
    A Terrible Bait and Switch
    Even the Japanese otaku fled from this thing, and with good reason. It starts out as though it's going to be a fantastic series with mechs, aliens, drama, action and intense moments. It has the hallmarks of everything that makes an anime great.

    Then it suddenly, without warning, becomes a harem anime, consisting of every shallow cliche in the book. Every female suddenly and inexplicably falls ...
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  • 13 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    I can't believe I watched this entire series.
    There's a few good things going for this anime, you actually start to care about some of the characters, and the animation is pretty good overall. There are some impressive action scenes that got me pumped at times. Other than that this anime reaches another threshold of ridiculousness for it to not be worth your time.

    I'm wondering if the director's diet consisted of Elmer's glue and expired ...
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  • 12 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Not given enough credit
    I'm glad I waited until after I watched the series to read the reviews. This was a good show, yes it is is definitely a Harem but not as bad as it being made out. The invasion and the "creation" of most of the characters takes place during the height of the cold war, Vietnam, themes from the Korean War and World War 2 are integral to the story. There are deep things beyond the surface. Political ...
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  • 9 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Unexpectedly bad....
    First two episodes led me to think that i was about to discover one of those beautiful jewels. I thought i had found another one of those great hidden animes. But no.

    I recommend anyone to watch the first two episodes, they are AWESOME, but I dare you to go all the way to episode 8. You will be just waiting for something to happen, and then you realize that nothing happens, and that it is ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Could have been as good as Attack on Titan
    The first few episodes were amazing. The Beta reminded me of the Titans in 'Attack on Titan. Gruesome deaths being hunted and eaten by the Beta. Occasional glimpses of brilliance kept me watching until the end, but the story quickly turns into a typical romance filled with all the usual cliche's. If they would have kept the Beta as the main storyline, it would have been fine. Instead the lead ...
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  • 8 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Don't forget to mention the war.
    So initially you get a really gloomy feeling when watching this series, just like Ergo Proxy it starts out hopeless and dark.

    Humanity is really in for it, people die all around and the BETA seems extremely overwhelming.

    But a couple of episodes in, it turns into a highschool musical. and the whole feeling you got form the first episodes are gone, seriously i stopped watching halfway thru ...
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  • 7 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    It was pretty good, and then episode 3 happened
    This anime isn't terrible at all like the rating I gave it represents, I'm not a big fan on mech animes, but this one surprisingly caught my eye quickly and didn't disapoint with a nice story line. However, that storyline turned out to be a prologue to something totally different that leaves the first cast of characters you got used to....trashed.

    Afterward things started going downhill with an ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Had potential based on the first two eps.
    It seems like this anime used 90% of its budget and creativity in its first two or three episodes. After the initial intro of the story, it turns into a crappy show that has almost nothing to do with the initial main character. Which seems completely weird as the anime makes you care about the main character through the first two episodes, and then leaves you hanging after that.

    The new set of ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    smooth start with a rocky finish
    The show starts strong but quickly changes. The characters seem to have inconsistent personalities and many of the plot twists felt thought out only half way. It had a great premise for it to run on but never lived up to its potential. There are many issues that are never resolved, which would normally hint towards a second season, but this feels more like poor planning more than anything else.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    ~muu-luu alternative~
    3 separate story lines not well integrated. The 3rd & finally plot was extraneous and made little sense. The 2nd was okay but did not flow well from the 1st plot. Character development carried this series, the women especially. This had the potential to be totally awesome if the story line had been carried by the plot / style of the first 2 episodes.
    After a 2nd viewing, I found this ...
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