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Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse to Debut at Anime Expo

posted on 2012-05-20 11:00 EDT
LA convention to show military spinoff anime on same day as Japanese premiere

The official website and new long promotional video for the Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse anime announced on Sunday that the anime will premiere at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 1 — the same day that the anime will premiere in Japan. The website notes that the story is set in America (specifically, in Alaska) and the main character Yūya Bridges is a Japanese-American.

The original Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse novel is itself a spinoff of the 2006 visual novel software Muv-Luv Alternative from the adult game company Age. This side story follows the test pilots and mechanics in the United Nations Forces' Tactical Surface Fighter Testing Unit in Alaska.

Yūya Bridges (voiced by Daisuke Ono) is the Argos Test Team's main pilot for "XFJ Project," the initiative that is developing the newest Tactical Surface Fighter. Yui Takamura (Mai Nakahara) is the head of development for the project from the Japanese Empire's side.

Takayuki Inagaki (Desert Punk, Rosario + Vampire) is directing the project at the studios ixtl x Satelight. Yumiko Hara (Baby Princess 3D Paradise 0 [Love]) is designing the characters.

Image © Kouki Yoshimune, ixtl/TV Tokyo/Alternative Project 1


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