Total Eclipse

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  • 3
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3.7
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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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  • 2 out of 4 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:
    Amazing start into dissapointment
    So, I love mecha genre shows. But not all are up to part on what should qualify to be included in the good section. Total Eclipse falls quite short of the bar.

    The beginning of the series is actually quite exciting graphic and emotional. The writers built the characters so well at the beginning and then things start to happen.

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  • 3 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    I'm kinda disappointed.
    The first two episodes were great, led me to believe that this was gonna be a awesome anime series with the human race surviving against man eating aliens but NOPE. Turns into a harem fanservice thing right afterwards. Got up to episode 7 because I gave up on watching further. If i'm in the mood for a harem type anime? Sure I'll pick up where I left off on Total Eclipse. 2 stars instead of one ...
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