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Total Eclipse

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3.8
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  • 6 out of 11 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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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing Anime if you like Mecha sci fi kind of stories
    I had very low expectations for this show because the description of the plot and the trailer didn't look very exciting. Boy, was I wrong. I won't spoil the fun for anyone by giving highlights of the plot, but if you like shocking origin stories similar to how Ga Rei Zero started, you will be very pleased with this anime.

    In a way the show feels very 90's to me, with tons of fan service and ...
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  • More than just a Mecha anime
    You cannot say this is not at it's core a Mecha anime, but it has many other facets.

    Even when faced with an external alien threat, mankind's greatest enemy is itself. Faction's trying to gain out of the predicament, and old hatreds don't die. Even when it is harmful to the total effort, factions work to screw each other over, and you never know who you should trust.

    It is also in the ...
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  • This Anime Doesn't Know What It Wants To Be
    It seems like an apocalyptic world with harem aspects, then it seems like a harem with apocalyptic aspects. All the female roles, including the strong and stubborn female lead, fall in love with the protagonist and it can really hamper on the experience for people who came to watch robots fight monsters. This anime is a rollercoaster, having its high moments and really low moments. I'm not going ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Tolerable; a time sink at best
    This is a classic case of an anime promising much but delivering so little. The plot is written with expert technique in the mechanisms used, but is covers the wrong parts of the story they built. It's as if all creativity fled the writers shortly after establishing the backstory.
    Women become largely useless, incapable of even climbing ladders, as they all fall over themselves chasing after the ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not the same old mecha plot. Fun to watch!
    This anime is great. Doesn't use the same classic Gundam plot with some kid (especially schoolkid) gets into an all power super robot and he's the only one able to drive it.
    If there's one thing that makes this robot anime stand out from the rest is the gore. There is real gore in this and I haven't seen good anime with gore in years.
    The mechs have an excellent design and the fights keep me at ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Loved the action and the change in pace.
    I honestly loved this entire series, I thought it was a brilliant job in getting the viewer hooked the initial few episodes, and then slowly takes on a slightly different route with the story. Now I've always been a sucker for romance in mechas, and I think this one is better then people give credit for. Despite having all these other girls eventually fawning over him, Yuuya tends to keep siding ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Good Begining, but a Terrible Follow Up
    I'll admit that this anime has great animation, music, sound FX, and pretty much every other technical detail is top knotch, but I have many issues with the narative itself. First of all, for a story about alien monsters invading the world there is a suprising lack of ALIEN MONSTERS (known here as BETA). Most episodes don't have a single BETA in it at all!!! In fact, when they show up they are ...
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  • 3 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Great Story and Action Scene's
    And I do not understand where people are getting a Harem out of this. This show presents a great story, and it goes in depth with the characters background to show the audience why the characters are they way they are. If you like stories about sinister governments, mecha sci-fi weapons, human experimentation, alien invasion then you found one that encompasses it all. yes there is romance in it, ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Two episodes of great, followed by bleh
    Talk about "can't judge a book by it's cover." The first two episodes are great, and I would heartily recommend JUST those to anyone. In a short time we see a very mature examination on what being in a near hopeless situation can do to people. The writing is good, the animation top notch, and it leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

    Then episode 3 begins and nearly everything that made ...
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