Total Eclipse’s unpromising arrival seems to been a portent of things to come – its bevy of sexy maidens is all that is keeping it afloat in its first episode, as it appears nobody unfamiliar with its source eroge has a clue what is going on with its confusing Strike Witches meets mecha storyline.
The kind of questions being asked about its setting (and the answers garnered in response) are not proving very reassuring to hopeful viewers:
Why can’t men ride the mechs?
They can, but they all died in the war.
What are the enemies? Aliens?
Weird lifeforms which came from space.
Why are all the characters so old-fashioned?
That’s just the setting. Deal with it.
Is there only Japan left on the planet?
A few other countries may have survived.
Why do they have to wear those suits?
Understandably, with story and exposition on this level, hopes rest on it being a decent oppai anime, and indeed it does reasonably well in this regard:
Fortunately, with its long-standing eroge pedigree, ero-omake abound (and at least some must surely be original):