Set in the universe of Muv-Luv Alternative, a decent to good mecha series from last year, Schwarzesmarken is a sort of `prequel`.
In 1983, East Germany is the shield of Europe against the BETA that continue to pound at humanity`s defences. Eastern Europe has been overrun and is nothing more then a giant wasteland battlefield, and the 666th TSF Squadron, the Schwarzesmarken, are East Germany`s prime line of defence.
Rebellion burns inside however, and the 666th is at the center of it all!
This is a mighty strong series. Sure, it has mecha suits vs aliens action, but in the end this is nothing more then a backdrop for a very, VERY strong and charged storyline.
At it`s essence is the call of the people in all ranks of the populace to end the control of the Stasi and work to a democratic, unified Germany, and the sacrifices made, together with the cruelties both sides need to make happen to reach their goals, make this something I don`t see happening in a `mainstream` show.
Rating: 8.5 / 10
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