i saw this and thought “wow this is so similar to a show i’ve seen before, how unoriginal” then i realized it is EXACTLY the same. it is part of the same franchise
it is a visual novel eroge that became somewhat a franchise.
a spinoff anime muv-luv alternative: total eclipse aired in 2012. i still have chills remembering the first 2 episodes. the only reason i finished that show was because of how impact-ful the first 2 episodes were. it was based on a light novel, so it ended rather abruptly…
anyway – this is a very heavy show with a lot of violence. and political intrigue. and it is just very intense in general. i recommended this schwarzesmarken show (which is also another light novel spin off) to those looking for something more involved and intense. but be prepared. really.
whenever i hear this word, i think of the second OP of kirarin revolution (which i started but didn’t have enough otaku power to finish) which reminds me of the medley song nico nico douga ryuuseigen as it’s included in the medley.
my favorite version (chaos version) here:
by the way, one of my goals is to watch/play every original of songs that are part of this medley. this is one of my favorite videos ever. it really ups your otaku level.
by the way, a balalaika is a russian stringed instrument.
chock full of moving scenes
and more moving scenes