In 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA upon Earth is driving human civilization into near collapse. Facing an enormous, unstoppable horde of enemy forces with weapons making aircraft almost useless, mankind developed large humanoid fighting machines called Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to defensive lines throughout the world. However, all these efforts could do was stall the BETA temporarily, and mankind is forced to abandon continental Eurasia. For the next 30 years, mankind finds itself bogged down in an endless war against the BETA without any hope of victory.
In 1998, BETA make landfall on the Empire of Japan's Kyushu Prefecture, and in short order the Imperial Capital of Kyoto is lost despite a desperate defense.
Fast-forward to 2001. As Imperial Japan defends the front lines of the Far East, it faces difficulties in the development of a next-generation TSF. A solution appears in the XFJ program, a joint development between the US and Japan, under the aegis of Project PROMINENCE, a UN-sponsored program intended to spur next-generation TSF development, using test pilots, scientists and engineers from around the world, gathering at Alaska's Yukon Base.
Enter 2nd Lieutenant Yuuya Bridges of the US Army, for whom assignment to the Project felt too much like a demotion, 1st Lieutenant Yui Takamura of the Imperial Royal Guards, head of the Japanese side of the XFJ program and Sole Survivor of her unit from the Battle of Kyoto, and the "Scarlet Sisters", 2nd Lieutenants Cryska Barchenowa and Inia Sestina of the Soviet Army. Coming together from different backgrounds, their respective pasts and meeting at Yukon, along with the other participants in Project PROMINENCE, will have important consequences for the Project, and indeed Yukon itself.
Set in the universe of Muv-Luv Alternative, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is a sidestory first serialized in Tech Gian, and later published as a series of light novels followed by two manga adaptations.
There are two adaptations:
Information on the Manga adaptations are stored here since there's no page for it, and there are not enough tropes and information on it for a good page.
This work contains examples of:
- Bolivian Army Ending: The Kamchatka arc, in both the Manga and Light Novel, gives one to the Zhar Battalion, who are last seen charging off into the mountains to take out a battery of Laser-classes, while Colonel Latrova winds up in a Duel to the Death with the Communist Party officer who tried to kill them all to steal the Type-99.
- Cliffhanger: The light novel has been on a hiatus since 2008, with the last chapter having Yui lie in a pool of her own blood after getting sniped by an unknown assailant. Publication of subsequent chapters will resume after the visual novel adaptation comes out.
- Decoy Protagonist: The prologue chapter follows Yui Takamura, before it switches to Yuuya Bridges' viewpoint.