The year is 1973 when the BETA, a race of aliens discovered on the moon, first arrive on Earth and begin their systematic extermination of the human race. Mankind's only hope lies with Tactical Surface Fighters, or TSFs, piloted by both military elite and would-be trainees such as Yui Takamura, a young girl descended from a long line of Imperial Guards. Alongside other amateurs, she finds herself on the front lines of a final defense against the bloodthirsty monsters, unaware of the brutal consequence that awaits them. Three years later, Yuuya Bridges, a half-Japanese, half-American pilot, is assigned to an elite United Nations squadron tasked with developing new TSFs to beat back the alien forces. As humanity struggles to survive, Yuuya must come to terms with his biases in dealing with both his teammates' and other culture’s tactical fighters, including the veteran pilot Yui Takamura herself.
Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...
Both animes are about struggles of mankind againts overpowering foe.
In Titan we got Titans (duh) whose sole purpose is to eat humans and in Mu-luv we got Aliens bent on wiping humans from the face of earth.
Both animes have a heavy feel when it comes to fights and same way of treating secondary characters not to mention "background" (bloody endings for many).
The difference between shows would be characters i guess. While Titans characters are pretty "normal" in Muv-Luv we can see that many chicks might as well play in harem/fanservice based shows...
In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.
While Blue gender isn't a mech anime, both shows seem to have the same feeling of hopelesness in the face of overhelming threat. Both feature a vicious type of aliens invading earth and massacring the humanity. Both got pretty heavy theme, not only in terms of visual gore, but also psychological impact.
Earth is under attack by other-dimensional threats known as Nova, and only the Pandora – girls with special implants that grant them enhanced physical abilities – can battle against them to protect the planet. The military academy Genetics helps train the Pandora, who must choose a younger boy known as a Limiter to assist them in combat. Bridgette L Sattelizer, known to her peers as 'Untouchable', is at the top of her class and lets no one near her – that is, until new student Kazuya Aoi falls into her breasts one day...
The above is a preliminary synopsis that will be updated once more episodes of the anime have been released.
Simularities of these series: Sex Appeal (Freezing has nudity where Total Eclipse does not), Both involve humanity fighting against alien race, and both share similair romantic tensions between key characters.
Whle there are key differences from these series (Ecchi, Mecha, etc), if you appreciated how the main characters were developed in one, you may be able to appreciate the other as well as both are done differently.
In the distant future, the human race is on the brink of destruction. Mankind, which now drifts in space aboard a massive, technologically-advanced base known as Avalon, is poised to launch one final, desperate attack against its enemy, the alien race Hideauze. It’s during this battle that Ledo, a mecha pilot, is thrown into a wormhole and sent to an unfamiliar place: Earth, the lost birthplace of humanity said to have turned to ice long ago. Having been saved by the inhabitants of the Gargantia, a fleet of ships that traverses the now-flooded planet, Ledo must come to terms with these primitive people with their backwards language and technology, learn to communicate, and try to find a way back home to his place in the sky.
Just the mechs in general, fighting aliens. In Muv the aliens are superior, in Gargantia mechs are superior. Loved the scarlet twins in Muv, very japanese take on the russians. Muv has such an awesome flow loved it.
In the early 21st century, insectoid organisms are invading the galaxy, searching for new stars to house their young. Mankind's only defense lies with space cadets such as Takaya Noriko, daughter of a celebrated admiral killed in battle, and Amano Kazumi, the top of her class. With their skill and the power of the mecha known as GunBuster, the girls must help fight to protect the galaxy from total annihilation...
What do you do if humanity is threatened by hostile aliens hell bent on eradicating us? You pilot a giant robot and fight them until death of course! This idea forms the driving force behind Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse and Gunbuster.
To combat an alien threat, both these series involve protagonists as part of military units, piloting giant robots as a frontline response. Our pilots also undergo various drills and training to become effective fighters.
Cue action set pieces, and you're set for some carnage! Though Gunbuster is an older show, it is a cult classic and a must watch for any fan of mecha shows. So if Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse had you salivating for more epic alien apocalypse action, then make sure you check out Gunbuster!