Total Eclipse

Average Rating

  • 5
    (79)
  • 4
    (32)
  • 3
    (23)
  • 2
    (24)
  • 1
    (22)
3.7
 out of 5
180 votes
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  • 117 out of 140 people found this review helpful:
    A Terrible Bait and Switch
    Even the Japanese otaku fled from this thing, and with good reason. It starts out as though it's going to be a fantastic series with mechs, aliens, drama, action and intense moments. It has the hallmarks of everything that makes an anime great.

    Then it suddenly, without warning, becomes a harem anime, consisting of every shallow cliche in the book. Every female suddenly and inexplicably falls ...
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  • 14 out of 18 people found this review helpful:
    Not given enough credit
    I'm glad I waited until after I watched the series to read the reviews. This was a good show, yes it is is definitely a Harem but not as bad as it being made out. The invasion and the "creation" of most of the characters takes place during the height of the cold war, Vietnam, themes from the Korean War and World War 2 are integral to the story. There are deep things beyond the surface. Political ...
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  • 14 out of 19 people found this review helpful:
    I can't believe I watched this entire series.
    There's a few good things going for this anime, you actually start to care about some of the characters, and the animation is pretty good overall. There are some impressive action scenes that got me pumped at times. Other than that this anime reaches another threshold of ridiculousness for it to not be worth your time.

    I'm wondering if the director's diet consisted of Elmer's glue and expired ...
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  • 11 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Unexpectedly bad....
    First two episodes led me to think that i was about to discover one of those beautiful jewels. I thought i had found another one of those great hidden animes. But no.

    I recommend anyone to watch the first two episodes, they are AWESOME, but I dare you to go all the way to episode 8. You will be just waiting for something to happen, and then you realize that nothing happens, and that it is ...
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  • 10 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    Two Stars might be too generous.
    The fact that so many people gave this series a 5 is incredibly sad to me. Maybe the creator of the show is purposefully going after a specific audience that i'm not even close to being part of, and maybe I'm missing something.

    There is no character development. I've given this show hours of time, and so far all I know is that one main character is a racist, the other main character is also a ...
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  • 9 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Don't forget to mention the war.
    So initially you get a really gloomy feeling when watching this series, just like Ergo Proxy it starts out hopeless and dark.

    Humanity is really in for it, people die all around and the BETA seems extremely overwhelming.

    But a couple of episodes in, it turns into a highschool musical. and the whole feeling you got form the first episodes are gone, seriously i stopped watching halfway thru ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Had potential based on the first two eps.
    It seems like this anime used 90% of its budget and creativity in its first two or three episodes. After the initial intro of the story, it turns into a crappy show that has almost nothing to do with the initial main character. Which seems completely weird as the anime makes you care about the main character through the first two episodes, and then leaves you hanging after that.

    The new set of ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    "I'm too sexy for a story."
    While I was a little surprised the first two episodes were completely different than the episodes to come, it's early on in the series and that can change. Lt. Takamura is still a main character, though not the primary focus. Either way, it's not the fact that there was a change that bothers me. It's the fact that the change seemingly was for the worse.

    The new cast of characters is alright, ...
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  • 5 out of 7 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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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    I liked it but......
    I thought this anime was decently good. I don't know what everyone means by the first 2 episodes being great. Personally I thought they were good but not like good enough to make the other episodes look bad. I kept watching it and I enjoyed it. Sure the story is a bit predictable at times and the story did sort of get off topic like humans fighting aliens to humans fighting each other. Sadly ...
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