Almost Twenty Years Later, Muv-Luv Characters Sure Look Different

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Muv-Luv debuted as a visual novel way back in 2003. Now, in 2021, it’s getting a new anime series this fall. The official site has launched, and as one would expect, the character designs have changed.

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The basic designs haven’t radically changed, but as Hachima Kikou reports, understandably, styles and sensibilities are certainly different!

See how Sumika and Meiya have altered—it definitely seems like their cat-ear hairdos have been tweaked, as well as their eyes.

Illustration for article titled Almost Twenty Years Later, Muv-Luv Characters Sure Look Different
Image: Hachima/Official Site
Illustration for article titled Almost Twenty Years Later, Muv-Luv Characters Sure Look Different
Image: Hachima/Official Site
Illustration for article titled Almost Twenty Years Later, Muv-Luv Characters Sure Look Different
Image: Hachima/Official Site
Illustration for article titled Almost Twenty Years Later, Muv-Luv Characters Sure Look Different
Image: Hachima/Official Site
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To be fair, I looked different in 2003 as well!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

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Never read it, and I understand updating older things for new adaptions. But it seems odd to get rid of the hair shapes, right? That seems like a pretty defining characteristic for the... characters. The new designs look generic.