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Terra Formars Promo Video Introduces OVA's Story

posted on 2014-07-27 12:37 EDT
OVA episodes to bundle with manga volumes; television anime to premiere this fall

Warner Brothers Anime began streaming a trailer for the OVA adaptation of Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terra Formars manga on Sunday. The first volume of the OVA will ship with the 10th volume of the manga on August 20 and the second volume will ship with the 11th volume in November. The trailer ends with a teaser for the upcoming television anime, which is slated for this fall.

The story of the original manga 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.

The television anime will animate the Annex 1 arc of the manga, while the original video anime (OVA) project will adapt the Bugs 2 arc. The Annex 1 arc takes place 20 years after the Bugs 2 arc. The Annex 1 arc takes place 20 years after the Bugs 2 arc.

The anime will star:

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Akari Hizamaru
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Shōkichi Komachi
Shizuka Itou as Michelle
Kaito Ishikawa as Marcos
KENN as Alex
Ai Kayano as Sheila
Daisuke Ono as Keiji Onizuka
Chiaki Takahashi as Kanako Sanjō
Aki Toyosaki as Yaeko Yanasegawa
Tomokazu Sugita as Ichirō Hiruma

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 and shipped the first volume earlier this month.

[Via Otakomu]


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