Muv-Luv Alternative season 2 has received its main visual as well as its first trailer, which clocks in at 15 seconds. The trailer shows the returning main cast as well as some action between the TSFs and BETA, while the visual shows protagonist Takeru and his love interest Sumika.
A Japanese release date of October 5 was also revealed. During the Fall 2021 anime season, the first season aired.
Yukio Nishimoto (Ongaku Shoujo) is the director, Tatsuhiko Urahata (Sakura Wars the Animation) is the series composer, Takuya Tani (One Room 3rd) is the character designer, and Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) is the music composer for Muv-Luv Alternative. Flagship Line and Yumeta Company x Graphinica are among the companies involved in animation production. (In 2018, Avex Pictures and Graphinica launched the Flagship Line.)
Yumi Uchibayashi (Re:cycle of the Penguindrum: Kimi no Ressha wa Seizon Senryaku) is the color designer, Ken Naito (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story) is the art director, Takeo Ogiwara (Re:cycle of the Penguindrum: Kimi no Ressha wa Seizon Senryaku) is the photography director, and Kazuya Ooya (Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector
Meanwhile, Takeru is played by Kouichi Kamiki, Sumika Kagami is played by Tomori Kusunoki, and Meiya Mitsurugi is played by Karin Nanami. Iori Saeki plays Kei Ayamine, Takako Tanaka plays Miki Tamase, and Lynn plays Mikoto Yoroi.
Muv-Luv Alternative is based on a Japanese visual novel that was first released in 2006. The Muv-Luv Alternative visual novel, a sequel to 2003’s Muv-Luv and its second half, Muv-Luv Unlimited, is set in an alternate Earth introduced in Unlimited, in which mankind faces extinction at the hands of an alien race known as the BETA, and has a noticeably darker and more serious tone than its predecessors. Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative were both released on Steam in 2016 and 2017.
Crunchyroll describes the first season as:
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…
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