Total Eclipse

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (32)
  • 3
    (21)
  • 2
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  • 1
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3.7
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  • I give two stars for two decent episodes
    You start watching this show expecting some kind of gory and brutal story about humanity vs. aliens but, the show keeps pulling back from the main threat to shove some uninteresting ecchi episodes down your throat.

    Seriously, just watch the first two episodes and walk away. That is of course you are into ecchi shows in particular.
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  • Wonderful Story of War, Love & Betrayal! AND MECHS!
    Total Eclipse is a great anime! It is action-packed and the characters are very drawn out. There are a ton of twists and unexpected events that make this series even better. The war with the alien race BETA and internal conflict all make this anime a wonderful watch. I especially love how the BETA invasion caused the Cold War to never end so there is a lot of cool Cold War stuff.

    This anime ...
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  • Excellent Mecha!!!!!
    I loved the animation style above everything else!!
    It's also an excellent mecha, so if you dig giant robots then you'll probably enjoy this.

    The setting is overall pretty dark with the main characters fighting against a seemingly unending horde of aliens.

    Beware of violence, gore (lots), brutal deaths, and fan service (not over the top, IMHO).
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  • If only this was uncensored
    I would love to watch this but I just can't with the ridiculous degree of censorship on it. Depending on the scene, having 1/3 at a minimum blacked out is just unreal. I can't stand it.

    If anyone knows some site that has it uncensored; I'd love to know.
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  • 10/10 Hands down one of the best anime's on crunchyroll!
    Just finished re-watching this anime for the third time and can not get over how good this is. Such an in depth love story with many a character and and equally good plot. The opening episodes are breath taking full tragic turns! 100% no 200% recommend this to everyone.
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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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  • 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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