The mecha series that influenced Attack on Titan‘s manga is about to release its second episode. If you watched the first episode of Muv-Luv Alternative, then you saw a lot of Attack on Titan reflected back at you. This is a fascinating mecha anime that you’ll likely want to watch as soon as each new episode airs. Here are the details on exactly when you can start watching Muv-Luv Alternative episode 2.
Muv-Luv Alternative Episode 2 Airs Wednesday Late Morning/Early Afternoon
Depending on your time zone, Muv-Luv Alternative Episode 2 will be available to watch on Wednesday, October 13 either late in the morning or early in the afternoon, according to a schedule shared by Crunchyroll.
Episode 2 will air at 9:25 a.m. Pacific for people on the West Coast on Wednesday, October 13.
This translates to 10:25 a.m. Mountain, 11:25 a.m. Central, and 12:25 p.m. Eastern for those on the East Coast, including New York. So no matter what time zone you’re in, you can watch Muv-Luv during your lunch break if that’s your preference. Or the episode will be available to watch in any time zone Wednesday night.
(Note that there is a small chance the episode might release early. According to the anime’s official website, Episode 2 is releasing about 30 minutes earlier in Japan than Episode 1 was released last week. It’s not clear if this will change the time the episode drops on Crunchyroll at all.)
The description for the series reads: “The Muv-Luv story continues as the Tactical Surface Fighters continue the fight against the extraterrestrial species BETA.” Although this is a continuation of two visual novels, the creators of the anime have said that you won’t need to have seen those before watching Muv-Luv Alternative.
You Can Watch Episode 2 on Crunchyroll Online
In the United States, you can only stream Muv-Luv Alternative on Crunchyroll.
If you want to see Episode 2 as soon as it drops, then you’ll need a paid Crunchyroll subscription. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait about a week to watch the episode for free (which is after Episode 3 drops.)
The Crunchyroll stream is available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
Note that at this time, only English subtitles are available and not dubs. The show’s official website is here.
According to the website’s translated page, “BETA is an abbreviation for ‘extraterrestrial species that are hostile to humankind,’ and has continued to invade indiscriminately from the invasion of the earth in 1967 to the present.”
There are different classes of aliens, including:
- Interceptor class
- Tank class
- Assault class
- Fortress class
- Ray class
According to the anime’s official website, Episode 1 was an original story about the fall of the Sado Island base that was not part of the visual novel.
The cast members will be taking part in a special program on October 22, but this won’t be viewable on Crunchyroll.