Muv-Luv Alternative Anime Adaptation Announced

During âge’s recent 20th-anniversary broadcast event, the Japanese visual novel developer announced that their critically acclaimed visual novel Muv-Luv Alternative is getting an anime adaptation.


This will be the first official anime adaptation for the sequel VN. Previously the Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse side store and Schwarzesmarken spin-off received adaptations before the main game. Further details about the adaptation will be revealed in 2020.

In addition to the anime announcement, the developer has also officially announced the next installment in the Muv-Luv visual novels, tentatively titled Muv-Luv Integrate.


Alongside the new VN is Project Mikhail, an action game coming to PC and mobile devices in late 2020. The game will still be set in the Muv-Luv universe and will include an optional subscription model.

The final announcement for the event was a reboot for Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (Rumbling Hearts) which aims to connect the series to Muv-Luv.


Muv-Luv is a science fiction adult visual novel developed and published by âge. The game released on PC in 2003, launching to high sales and critical reviews. The game was followed by a sequel in 2006 titled Muv-Luv Alternative to critical acclaim. The games were also brought over to the Xbox 360 and PS3 by 5pb. (Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes). The series’ popularity and acclaim has lead to numerous adaptation across many media, including manga, light novel and anime adaptations, as well as various spin-offs and side stories. The first TV anime adaptation was of the Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse light novels, which was produced in 2012, directed by Masaomi Ando (Kanata no Astra, Kuzu no Honkai) and produced by studio Satelight (AKB0048, Macross Frontier). The latest adaptation was of Schwarzesmarken in 2016, directed by Tetsuya Watanabe (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Zone of the Enders) and produced by Liden Films (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Arslan Senki).

Here is the synopsis from VNDB:

Shirogane Takeru is a typical high school student with a lazy attitude and a love for the virtual reality mecha battle game Valgern-on. Even though he didn’t really want it, he is popular in school mainly due to his daily fights with his osananajimi (Sumika) attracting too much attention. His life takes an unexpected turn when he finds a girl (Meiya) he doesn’t remember ever meeting in his bed one morning. That girl is later revealed to be the heiress of one of the biggest zaibatsu. She immediately moves to his house and starts changing his life for the good with her one-track-mind and unlimited resources…

An anime adaptation of Muv-Luv Alternative has been announced and is in production.

You can visit the official Muv-Luv website here:

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