The upcoming TV anime series Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
, previously known to be starting this summer, now has a firm TV premiere date: July 1. The announcement
was made at a stage event where various production artworks were also shown (see them all further down below), and the event also included some singing. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube
, if you have nothing better to do with 45 minutes of your life.
The animation studios Satelight and Ixtl are co-creating this anime, based on the eroge, novel and manga adaptations of the same title (and in particular the Total Eclipse novel). The original Muv-Luv Alternative game was developed by Age and released in 2006, although the whole Muv-Luv franchise has been growing since 2003.
As a side story to Muv-Luv Alternative, Total Eclipse follows the test pilots and mechanics in the United Nations Forces' Tactical Surface Fighter Testing Unit in Alaska. Japanese-American Yuuya Bridges is the Argos Test Team's main pilot for "XFJ Project", the initiative that is developing the newest Tactical Surface Fighter. Yui Takamura is the head of development for the project from the Japanese Empire's side. (based on ANN synopsis)