Total Eclipse

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3.7
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    To me, good show with awesome mechs
    Regardless of what other people say, I still very much like this show. Though, its mainly because i'm such a huge Muv-Luv fan. I understand where people are coming from saying they want more action like in the first 2 episodes, but you people have to realize this show is slated for 26 eps (from what i've looked up), and you all are just jumping the gun rating something low when its not even ...
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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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  • Great Start, then...
    I got to episode 16 and quit, It started out fine, then it turned into something else.
    It looked like it was about Earthicans fighting off the aliens that invaded Earth, but after a few episodes it turned into a story about how all these countries wer competing with each other to show that they has the best mechs. Really? Aliens are invading Earth and destroying the people and ...
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  • Great Mecha Anime Series!
    Well before this became an anime series I happen to read the light novels of Total Eclipse which I really enjoyed so it was a given that I'd like the anime adaptation.

    The show starts off by showing practically Yui Takamura's first real combat experience with the BETA in her TSF. After that you meet a more determined and hardened Yui three years after those events which is determined to ...
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  • A little bit of everything in a strange mix
    I first found this one here on crunchy and decided to watch it just for kicks and was pleasantly suprised with it!

    The first 3 episodes follow a young Yui Takamura, who enlists to pilot the TSF in Japan against the BETA,something that does not turn out as she tought it would.
    And then it flashes forward 6 years or so to a adult Yui and a team of multinational test pilots who need to test ...
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  • Good ole bait and switch
    The first two episodes are brilliantly done. Absolute masterpiece. They wonderfully set a persistent mood for the entire series: they world is dying!

    But with each arc the story becomes less cohesive, mostly because of bad directing.
    The main character switches to Yuuya on episode 3 and goes away from Yui. It doesn't really make sense nor is it explained by Yui isn't the test pilot with her ...
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  • Loved it, easily in my top 5 favs
    I personally loved it. Wish it was longer, hate that it ended like that. Overall its a great anime that embodies everything i look for in a anime. Love that it involves the countries that I'm extremely fascinated with. China, Japan, Russia, and though Alaska isn't a country, I'm still fascinated with it. Only thing i really didn't care for was the theme music for the openings and endings. So ...
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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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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    One of The Best Mechas
    Of the dozens of mecha animes I've seen over the years, the gruesome and realistic nature of Total Eclipse is rare, if you're looking for an excellent distopian mecha this is truly the anime for you.

    Many critique it for following the relations that develop with the women of the story, but these only serve to fit the whole of the anime and to only make a deeper connection with the characters of ...
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