Anime Review: Schwarzesmarken


General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Drama, Mecha, Military, Sci-Fi
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to Mar 28, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Producers: Sotsu, DAX Production
Studios: ixtl, LIDENFILMS
Source: Light novel
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


“Schwarzesmarken,” the German word for “Black Marks.” Set in the 1980s in an alternate timeline version of East Germany, Schwarzesmarken follows the East German Army’s 666th TSF Squadron, also known as the “Black Marks.” This special unit specializes in unconventional tactics using advanced technology. Their enemy? Beings of extraterrestrial origin, or the BETA, a fearsome and sometimes unpredictable enemy that seem dead set on destroying the human forces and taking the planet Earth for themselves and ripping it clean of its natural resources. Because the BETA come in all shapes and sizes, carrying any number of advanced alien technologies, the Black Marks must use the latest and most deadly weapons humanity can devise to drive them back.

Irisdina Bernhard is the commanding officer of the Black Marks. As a war hero, she has earned the respect of her country. However, her cold exterior and personality make her extremely hard to work under, especially for one of the most talented members of the squadron, Theodor Eberbach. Only time will tell if the many battles fought together will bring peace to the earth, and between the many combating personalities in the 666th TSF Squadron.



After realizing that Schwarzesmarken is part of the Muv-Luv franchise I just had to watch it. Watching the first episode I fell in love with Irisdina, she’s the best captain ever. Though like any other Muv-Luv the guy has to become the hero… I must say that Theodor is better than Yuuya ever was, so I’ll forgive that. Yet he’s still unnecessarily over powered, and not in terms of power. He just has to be the center of everything and they make it seems like he’s the only one that can do it. Other than that the anime was great. It was a bit tragic as well but it was great. The story progress was unpredictable. The villains were amazing. If your a Muv-Luv fan you should defiantly watch it.

Overall Rate: 7/10

3 thoughts on “Anime Review: Schwarzesmarken

  1. I started watching this and I think it wasn’t finished airing at the time so when i ran out of episodes I just kind of forgot to go back and finish it. That kind of indicates to me I wasn’t in love with the series, however I did enjoy what I watched of it.

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