According to the official website, novel and Manga series Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (マブラヴオルタネイティヴ TE, novel website) was green-lit for TV Anime production and will be aired in this Summer, starting from July 2012. Meanwhile, the staff and cast lists were also revealed in the latest issue (April issue) of Tech Gian magazine. Muv-Luv Alternative is age’s PC Galgame released in 2006. Total Eclipse is a spin-off novel of Alternative. For more about the character design and Mecha setting of the upcoming Total Eclipse, check out the magazine scans on 0taku.
According to MAL, Hirohiko Yoshida (吉田 博彦), the President of age company, posted on his twitter that he wanted to animate the original Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative, but it’s relatively easier to find the sponsors of Total Eclipse and another spin-off Euro Front. What we could expect from this is maybe there will be another title of the series coming.
In the year 1973, alien species known as BETA (Beings of Extra Terrestrial origin which is Adversary of human race) invaded Earth, after wiping out humanity’s lunar research and military installations. 28 years later, most of the Eurasian continent has been laid waste and stripped bare and the global population has been reduced to one billion. As previous military strategies and tactics were catastrophically ineffective against the BETA, the human race began to develop piloted robot weapons called “Tactical Surface Fighters” (TSFs).
Thus in 2001, elite pilots around the world start to gather at a UN base in Alaska named Yukon to participate in Project Prominence. This project is a multinational effort handled by the United Nations on research and development of TSFs against BETA, and the job of the pilots are to test the prototypes, which occasionally involves pitting one against another.
Second Lieutenant Yuuya Bridges is a maverick and top pilot in the US armed services with a disdain towards things Japan, due to his Japanese father leaving him and his mother. Assigned to Yukon by exasperated superiors keen on sending him away, among pilots of various nationalities, he may come to grips with his blood heritage.
Meanwhile across the globe events in the anti-BETA war are moving swiftly, and Yuuya with his comrades may soon be called upon to perform an assignment with no return…