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Terra Formars Sci-Fi Manga Gets TV & Video Anime

posted on 2014-02-13 05:40 EST
Yū Sasuga & Kenichi Tachibana's interplanetary battle story licensed by Viz

Shueisha POP Haishin Corner, a service for book retailers to download display material, features a poster for the eighth volume of writer Yū Sasuga and artist Kenichi Tachibana's Terra Formars manga. According to the poster, a television anime and original video anime of Terra Formars has been green-lit.

The story begins in the year 2577, hundreds of years after scientists sent cockroaches and mold to terraform Mars. However, when the first manned ships land on Mars, they encounter large humanoid cockroaches with great strength, and are wiped out. Humanity then sends elite warriors to Mars to eliminate the cockroaches.

Sasuga and Tachibana launched Terra Formars in 2011. The manga ranked at #3 on the Da Vinci magazine's list of the best male-oriented comics in the first half of 2013. The manga also topped the male readers category of the 2013 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook. The manga was nominated for last year's Manga Taisho award.

Viz Media licensed the manga for North America.

The Internet domain name “Terra Formars.tv” was registered on January 31. There is currently no website at the web address. This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is reporting on Thursday that an important announcement for Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terra Formars manga will be made in the following issue, which is scheduled to go on sale on February 20.

[Via Manga News]


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