Total Eclipse

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3.7
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  • 9 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    This is a pathetic attempt.
    This is an anime adaption of a masterpiece of a Visual Novel. And it soils the ''Muv-luv Alternative'' name in every way possible. IT IS AS INCONSISTENT AS A KID RIDING A UNICYCLE WITH HIS FACE (Lets now calm down and continue on.), failed at following the source material (Trying to follow it, and failing, is different from not following it at all.), badly written characters, and it wasn't ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Very Pleasantly Surprised!!
    I only started watching this from the cover (yep, I'm a guy). After watching it though, wow I'm literally blown away! I only wish there was more episodes out as I went through the first 16 like water!!

    Only found it due to having a trial membership on Cruchroll. Looks like I'm keeping the service now!

    For others on the fence. The following is what you can expect:
    - Well Developed Story ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    4 1/2 stars really but I can't do that so 5
    Good anime, but not without its completely cheesy moments. Story writing is well, and at least It doesn't thrive on the "with the power of friendship!" theme most anime piggy back on these days. Had to give up on Fairy Tail because of that. Keep up the good job
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Best Anime Mix of Story and Mecha fights
    I would rate this anime right up there with Full Metal Panic and Gundam! This one is very well done. The mecha fights are bold and don't over power the overall anime. The anime has just the right amount of story to make the styling great! Love it!
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Another Awesome Entry in the Mecha Genre
    I've watched a lot of mecha anime from Neon Genesis Evangelion to all the various Gundam series and I was really impressed with Total Eclipse. It's not the best mecha in the world but it's not a bad one either. It has your standard fan service with hot female characters and giant robots tearing the enemy to shreds. But what I really liked about it was that it didn't take place in some far off ...
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  • 6 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    It's not as bad as some series, but it is irksome.
    In my own little Muv-Luv Total Eclispe update Ive reached episode 9 now and it's been a bit up and down really.

    After the 1st two episodes which is more than a prologe than anything else, the next couple of episodes we meet the rest of the main cast which although meets most anime arch-types (short tomboy tsundere anyone?) seem to be alright.

    The action in these episodes are a tiny bit lax, ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Total Eclipse: Why should you watch it?
    To jump right in here, for starters the anime is very well done, the story flows very well, and art is excellent. I havn't seen very many animes as of yet that has taken the Mecha genre, and turned it into something with a very well designed plot that will drag you in no matter what episode you are on. It also takes what you would normally see as good vs evil, and equalizes them out so instead of ...
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  • 7 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Lost the plot and nonsensical.
    After a dramatic start were the dreadful impact of the alien invasion is clearly portrayed the story is sidelined into nationalism, racism and stereotypes. The principal Japanese character, cannot stop insulting the mixed race American, most other nationalities seem intent on acting the fools and the Russians are shown ready to bring out the torture instruments for looking at a girl? I shudder to ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Did you ever review something then came back later and said "What was I thinking?"
    This is what I originally wrote:
    Total Eclipse is an alternate history story beginning in 1967 about the invasion of earth by the extraterrestrials know by humans as the Beta. The first episode covers the years from 1967 to 1998. The story revolves around a young female retainer of the Shogun in the Empire of Japan's capitol Kyoto, studying to become a soldier and mecha pilot. It's obvious in the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing more than a self-righteous Anti-American diatribe
    First two episodes started out great. Then the show basically became a telling of how Japan wasn't wrong at all for their pre-WWII, racist, supremacist ideology. The main character is "cured" of his American way of thinking, and ultimately overcomes his barbaric, Western self and learns the superior, refined, superior ways of the Japanese.

    Come on, I don't mind a little bit of criticism of the ...
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