Total Eclipse

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3.8
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Did you ever review something then came back later and said "What was I thinking?"
    This is what I originally wrote:
    Total Eclipse is an alternate history story beginning in 1967 about the invasion of earth by the extraterrestrials know by humans as the Beta. The first episode covers the years from 1967 to 1998. The story revolves around a young female retainer of the Shogun in the Empire of Japan's capitol Kyoto, studying to become a soldier and mecha pilot. It's obvious in the ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Total Eclipse..very promising
    I was luck enough to see the premiere of it in the U.S. at the anime expo and i have to say it looks very promising. The story jumped right into the plot of the story and judging from what i was able to see I am hooked!
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting Show With Some Nice Play On History
    This first episode spends a lot of time setting up the shows history. We learn a lot about how very different this world is from ours. In this one, aliens attack Earth and over the course of several decades slow take over the world, bringing humanity to the brink of being an endangered species. Then the school girls who pilot the giant mechs come in. And yes, they where skin tight piloting ...
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  • 1 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    The best I have seen a while.
    I like the feel this show sorta has a Starship Troopers/War of The Worlds feel to it not generally common in anime (Gunbuster & other notable supers ) But overall great adaptation of the novel.
    I would recommend it to any Mecha or Space Opera fan ,
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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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  • 2 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    From boring to ultra violent mess I am not sure what this anime is aiming to be.
    (This review was written as of release of the second episode)

    If cute girls piloting big mechs is your thing, then maybe you can overlook the lack of pacing and shallow content that so far has been offered up. The first episode was slow and downright boring to the point that it should have been called a prologue. The second, instead of being a snorefest, was a gorefest that while exciting at ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    in the middle of a mecha show
    i like this show as i feel it animation is getting better and better the story itself has some holes in it but it mecha wartime feeling is all their and done in an extremely enjoyable method to watch. the show is somewhat confusing and could have been polished a bit more. i enjoy this wartime mecha show but would like to see it a bit more cleaned up.
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  • 3 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Had potential, but Starship troopers and Fanservice don't mix
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    Note: Made shortly after ep 2.

    Take Starship troopers, Heinlein's 1959 military sci-fi novel (not the 1997 parody). Replace Johny Rico (directionless upper-middle class kid turned mecha flying killing machine) with a Japanese school girl and the book’s semi-fascist militarism with ...
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  • 2 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    You Need To Read The Visual Novels First
    Okay.. Let me just point out that you have no business watching this anime if you've never played the Muv Luv trilogy, possibly one of the GREATEST visual novels of all time.

    This anime is merely an extension or side story to that Visual Novel.

    That is all.
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  • 6 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Lost the plot and nonsensical.
    After a dramatic start were the dreadful impact of the alien invasion is clearly portrayed the story is sidelined into nationalism, racism and stereotypes. The principal Japanese character, cannot stop insulting the mixed race American, most other nationalities seem intent on acting the fools and the Russians are shown ready to bring out the torture instruments for looking at a girl? I shudder to ...
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