Total Eclipse

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3.7
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Slow anime, but a good slow anime
    This anime started for great and got even better, if you the type of person that enjoys character progression then this is the anime for you. it does carry on slow but its good, great animation along with good story telling, when the fight scenes are done they are done amazing but are far and few between, the ending was ok, but the cliff hanger made no sense. would have loved more seasons but it ...
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting 1st array into the Muv-Luv multiverse
    Before I begin, I watched the entire series before writing this review, and it's my first time in the Muv-Luv universe. Overall, I enjoyed watching this series: enough to research a little about the overall Muv-Luv universe without spoiling myself on the other entries too much.

    Total Eclipse is a side story in the Alternative (3rd) arc of the Muv-Luv trilogy. Although I have yet ...
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