Mecha anime is sometimes for most of people would evade this one like me.
sometimes we bargain mecha anime and they tend to be boring and tiresome. Like, what they are always about are battle, battle and battle. They just focus on that matters without character development. But back then, I am being suggested to watch Muv Luv Alternative and I must said, it was a great experience.
The creation of the series is obtainable in a way that it reproduces the more serious tone of the Muv Luv world that depicts the survival of mankind to be contingent on these new generation of skilled pilots. The pilots themselves are drawn well, at least, and those tight suits the women wear are the eye candies.
On the other hand, the mecha drawn are less than regular and focuses too much on themselves. They are just there for the military purposes of battling the BETA with not too many special characters.
All in all, Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is one of those mecha series where it attempts to balance out the grim reality of the battle and the trying hard drama between the main characters. The reality of the war is there. Sad part is that we will and can see from Yui's past and how hard is what she has gone through. But at the same time, positively, there’s new hope as she finds new friends to move on from that past.
Yuuya's interactions with other people shows that he’s a caring person, rather than just a self-centered pilot as some of us supposed him to be.
There is also the possible romance, as well as what is in hope for a healthier future. These are all positive stuff, inspiring stuff.
Ultimately, Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is an undervalued series that some of us may have looked over past this year. Perhaps if we encountered a harsher reality in today's world, we might become more self-aware. I hope this gets a second season!