Let’s Do A Big Anime Rewatch!

July 30, 2021

The Muv-Luv Alternative anime is going to be airing starting in October, so it’s probably time to do a little something with the old blog. So let’s kick things off with a big anime rewatch!

I was already planning to go through all of the old Age/Muv-Luv anime to celebrate the new Alternative anime, just on my own time. But it occurred to me (as it has on numerous occasions over the past year, I assure you) that I’ve been letting this place go to waste, so I thought I’d try to get back into the swing of things by writing down some of my thoughts on the old shows as I go through them.

Here’s the tentative schedule I’m planning:

  • Week of August 2: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien 1-7
  • Week of August 9: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien 8-14
  • Week of August 16: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien OVAs (Akane Maniax, Ayu-Mayu Theater, Next Season)
  • Week of August 23: Total Eclipse 1-6
  • Week of August 30: Total Eclipse 7-12
  • Week of September 6: Total Eclipse 13-18
  • Week of September 13: Total Eclipse 19-24
  • Week of September 20: Schwarzesmarken 1-6
  • Week of September 27: Schwarzesmarken 7-12
  • And then in October… Muv-Luv Alternative: The Animation!

This is, by the way, my planned schedule for actually watching these shows. The blog posts may come a little later than that, depending on how long they take to write. I don’t really plan on writing a lot (although I’ve certainly been wrong about that before) – just writing down whatever comes to mind, to warm up the old blogging muscles and prepare for what comes next.

My plan after that, once we enter October, is to write about the Alternative anime as it airs. On what schedule, I don’t know – that will probably depend a lot on how the anime is actually structured. I broke Total Eclipse and Schwarzesmarken up by story arcs, and that’s probably how I’ll do Alternative, but I might post more episode-by-episode commentary if the anime winds up doing a lot of interesting things regarding the adaptation.

I still have topics I want to write about regarding Alternative, but out of consideration for anybody coming in through the anime, I’ll hold off on those posts until after the anime finishes airing. If I get into a good blogging groove during the anime, I might post some more miscellaneous stuff (such as for Photonmelodies and The Day After). And then after the anime finishes, we’ll get back to more in-depth stuff about Alternative.

(And then some time after that, I’ll get tired about writing about Muv-Luv again, and we’ll take another long break until something else comes up… you guys know the drill by now.)


Welcome to Type-94

October 21, 2019

Welcome!  I’ve been a fan of Muv-Luv since 2003, and I’ve been running this blog since 2012.  I started this blog to bring attention to the newly-announced Total Eclipse anime.  At the time, it was difficult for English-speaking fans to find information about Muv-Luv, so I hoped to fill that void at least a little.  I started out by translating interviews from the Total Eclipse cast and staff, and eventually I began providing my own commentary as well.

Below I’ve highlighted the posts I’ve devoted the most time into writing.  I hope you find them interesting.

Muv-Luv Trilogy:
The Road to Muv-Luv
The Road to Muv-Luv Alternative
The Path to Adulthood

Total Eclipse:
Total Eclipse 01-02
Total Eclipse 03-05
Total Eclipse 06-07
Total Eclipse 08-10
Total Eclipse 11-14
Total Eclipse 15-19
Total Eclipse 20-24

Man vs. Budget
Morality and Belief
Reverse Adaptation
Grow Up!

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Game Review/Analysis

Schwarzesmarken:
Schwarzesmarken 01-03
Schwarzesmarken 04-07
Schwarzesmarken 08-12


Introduction

March 16, 2012

This is a blog I started to support the upcoming anime Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse.  Well, it’s not really a “blog”, I intend it to be mostly a dumping ground for translations of various articles and stuff that may be of interest.  Please feel free to repost anything you see here wherever you like.  I have zero interest in “credit” and you don’t even necessarily have to link back here – I only ask that you not pretend to have made the translation yourself.

I guess I’ll kick off this blog with what is known about the anime so far:

Staff:

Original Work: Kouki Yoshimune (Ixtl / Age)
Executive Producer: Kouki Yoshimune
Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Character Design: Yumiko Hara
Chief Animation Directors: Rondo Mizukami, Kenji Shinohara
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Animation Production: Ixtl x Satelight

Cast:

Yuya Bridges – Daisuke Ono
Yui Takamura – Mai Nakahara
Cryska Barchenowa – Hitomi Nabatame
Inia Sestina – Mamiko Noto
Tarisa Manandal – Sakura Nogawa
Vincent Lowell – Tomokazu Sugita

Airdate: Summer 2012

http://muv-luv-te-anime.com

(Although not mentioned, it seems pretty likely that the main writer will indeed be Hiroshi Yamaguchi, as was originally leaked last year.)

Just to note, “Ixtl” is not an animation company, but a company founded by Age, apparently to manage its copyright.  They’ve never fully explained just what it does or how the companies are different, except to assure fans that it’s all a behind-the-scenes reorganization that should help things run more smoothly but will not affect fans in any way.  At any rate, we can think of Ixtl as essentially being Age itself.  I’ve never seen an Animation Production credit like that before, and it seems to imply that the original creators of Muv-Luv are involved with the anime production on a level far beyond what is typical of a normal adaptation.

Information for Total Eclipse will probably come out through magazines like Newtype (which comes out every 10th of the month) and Tech Gian (every 21st).  Other magazines will have info too, but these should be the major ones.  The other major source of information is going to be Kouki Yoshimune’s Twitter account.  Yoshimune is the CEO of Age and the creator/writer for Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Muv-Luv Alternative, and Total Eclipse.  He’s also a huge blabbermouth on Twitter, which of course is great news for fans.  In addition to Twitter, he hosts occasional NicoNico Live broadcasts where he shows off the latest news.  As for the near future, watch for big news from the upcoming special magazine Gianism Vol. 2 (out March 30th) and the live event TE MEMORIAL NIGHT powered by MUV-LUV (April 7th).  The upcoming game Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles 03 (out March 30th) is also said to include a trailer for the anime.