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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  • Decent action series
    I decided to take a chance on Total eclipse after finishing up the VNs Muv-Luv extra/ultimate/alternative. I had seen the poor reviews so went in not expecting too much from the show. While this wasn't the best anime I've seen, I enjoyed most of the series. Some of my complaints would be a few of the filler episodes purely devoted to fan service and harem building, also there were 3 plots and none ...
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  • Not very good, but it had so much potential.
    I've watched 12 or so episodes. It starts great then gets bad. If you keep watching, you'll be left with two huge criticisms (maybe more).

    1) The characters do not act in any sort of way you can believe - even in the context of the suspended disbelief that's necessary to enjoy anime. As an example, the whole USSR thing is about as easy to swallow as an anvil - they are rude, aggressive, do ...
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  • not a front line combat anime
    From the first episode you might think this is all about front line giant mecha combat. What it's really about is the people and countries supporting those on the front lines, so if you are expecting non-stop combat, look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for an anime that plays more in to the military politics and a bit of the shadow world of R&D than this is definitely for you. The only ...
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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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