The upcoming second season of Muv-Luve Alternative has received its main visual and its first trailer, the latter of which clocks in at 15 seconds. The trailer provides a look at the returning main cast and some glimpses of action between the TSFs and BETA, while the visual features protagonist Takeru and his love interest Sumika.
An October 5 Japanese release date was also revealed. The first season aired during the Fall 2021 anime season.
Muv-Luv Alternative is based on a visual novel which first released in Japan in 2006. The Muv-Luv Alternative visual novel, a sequel to 2003’s Muv-Luv and its second half, Muv-Luv Unlimited, is set in an alternate Earth introduced in Unlimited, in which mankind is facing extinction from an alien race known as the BETA, and carries a notably darker and more serious tone than its predecessors. Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative were released on Steam in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Crunchyroll describes the first season as:
A story of the bonds between those who fight, in a world pushed to its limits. On one of the countless parallel worlds that exist throughout spacetime, humanity has fought a decades long war against the BETA, hostile extraterrestrial invaders, using humanoid fighting machines called Tactical Surface Fighters. This is a story of how humanity lives and dies while on the brink of extinction…
Muv-Luv Alternative‘s main staff includes Yukio Nishimoto (Ongaku Shoujo) as director, Tatsuhiko Urahata (Sakura Wars the Animation) as series composer, Takuya Tani (One Room 3rd) as character designer, and Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) as music composer. The companies involved in the animation production include Flagship Line and Yumeta Company x Graphinica. (Flagship Line was established by Avex Pictures and Graphinica in 2018.)
Other staff include Yumi Uchibayashi (Record of Ragnarok) as color designer, Ken Naito (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story) as art director, Takeo Ogiwara (Re:cycle of the Penguindrum: Kimi no Ressha wa Seizon Senryaku) as photography director, and Kazuya Ooya (Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector co-3D director) as CG director.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Kouichi Kamiki as Takeru, Tomori Kusunoki as Sumika Kagami, Karin Nanami as Meiya Mitsurugi. Miku Itou as Sasaki Chizuru, Iori Saeki as Kei Ayamine, Takako Tanaka as Miki Tamase, and Lynn as Mikoto Yoroi.
Source: Muv-Luv Alternative website