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Terra Formars Video & TV Anime to Cover Different Arcs

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
OVA to cover Bugs 2 arc, TV to cover Annex 1 arc 2 decades later

This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday further details for the television anime and original video anime (OVA) adaptation of writer Yū Sasuga and artist Kenichi Tachibana's Terra Formars manga.

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

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.

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.

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