First Impressions: Muv-Luv Alternative

Oh, look, another military mecha anime.

Excuse me, miss, how are you making the humming sound with your mouth open?

So, I’m conflicted about this one. The animation is off putting in a way I can’t quite put my finger on, the boob wedgies look particularly uncomfortable, and I’ve never been a fan of portrayals of the military in media – they tend to either glorify or villainize an otherwise complicated organization, which I won’t get into right now. On the other hand, the subversion of the usual ‘we can beat them with enough determination, the power of friendship, and this big gun I found’ trope was… surprising. I don’t necessarily like this show, but I think it may have something there worth discussing. I’m willing to give this a couple more episodes.

Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think?

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