Anime Mecha necromendations: Muv-Luv Alternative, Total Eclipse & Schwarzesmarken’

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Japanese: マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ
Airing dates: 6/10/2021 (12 TV eps) and 05/10/2003 (14 eps, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien spin-off)
Release dates: 25/11/2004 to 26/08/2005 (3 OVA episodes, Akane Maniax side story)
Genres: Action, Drama, Mecha, Military, Science fiction, Romantic comedy, Shounen, Ecchi, Harem
Original creator: Kōki Yoshimune (Visual Novel eroge)
Original game developer: âge (aNCHOR Inc)
Director: Yukio Nishimoto
Written by: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Music by: Evan Call
Character designer: Takuya Tani
Sub-character designer: Aki Tsunaki
Director of photography: Takeo Ogiwara
Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama
Animation mecha director: Hiroyuki Taiga
CGI director: Kazuya Ōya
Art director: Ken Naito
Art setting by: Tsukasa Ohira
Color design by: Hiromi Uchibayashi
Prop design by: Koichi Hoshino
Editing by: Ayako Tan
Studios: Yumeta Company, Graphinica and FLAGSHIP LINE
Network: Fuji TV (+Ultra)
Opening theme: "Rinne" by V.W.P

Main cast: Takeru Shirogane (白銀 武) voiced by Kōichi Kamiki (TV) and Sōchirō Hoshi (VN)

Sumika Kagami (鑑 純夏) voiced by Tomori Kusunoki (TV) and Hiroko Taguchi (VN)

Meiya Mitsurugi (御剣 冥夜) voiced by Karin Nanami (TV) and Kazumi Okushima (VN)

Supporting cast: Chizuru Sakaki (榊 千鶴) voiced by Miku Itō (TV), Kaho Takanayagi (OVA) and Masayo Kurata (VN)

Kei Ayamine (彩峰 慧) voiced by Iori Saeki (TV) and Yūko Nagashima (VN)

Miki Tamase (珠瀬 壬姫) voiced by Takako Tanaka (TV) and Hitomi (VN)

Mikoto Yoroi (鎧衣 美琴) voiced by Lynn (TV) and Reiko Takagi (VN)

Yūko Kōzuki (香月 夕呼) voiced by Ruriko Aoki (TV), Takako Inaba (OVA) and Emi Motoi (VN)

Marimo Jingūji (神宮司 まりも) voiced by Sayumi Watabe (TV), Ayaka Minami (OVA) and Miki Inoue (VN)

Kasumi Yashiro (社 霞) voiced by Kanon Takao (TV) and Minami Kuribayashi (VN)

Paul Radhabinod (パウル・ラダビノッド) voiced by Norio Wakamoto

Sayoko Komaki (駒木咲代子) voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi

Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF): Fubuki, Shiranui, Takemikazuchi and Gekishin
Beings of Extra-Terrestrial Adversity (BETA): Grappler, Tank, Destroyer, Fort and Laser
Synopsis: A story of the bonds between those who fight, in a world pushed to its limits. On one of the countless parallel worlds that exist throughout spacetime, humanity has fought a decades long war against the BETA, hostile extraterrestrial invaders, using humanoid fighting machines called Tactical Surface Fighters. This is a story of how humanity lives and dies while on the brink of extinction...
In 1973, the invasion of an extra terrestrial life form, the BETA, began a war that has driven mankind to the brink of extinction. In an attempt to counter the BETA's overwhelming strength in numbers, mankind has developed the humanoid weapons known as TSFs, deploying them on the front lines of their Anti-BETA War all across the globe.
However, mankind still lost the majority of Eurasia to the superior numbers of the marching BETA. For nearly 30 years, mankind has remained bogged down in its struggle against the BETA with no hope in sight.

I personally want to see the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien staff make a return to do the actual Muv-Luv Alternative and call that "the first Muv-Luv anime"
finally after waiting 9’years, with Ep’2 the originals will debut in a couple of days :)
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