Koji Yusa, Akira Ishida Join Terra Formars Anime Cast
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The official website for the television anime of Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terra Formars manga announced more of the cast on Thursday. Koji Yusa will play the German Adolf Reinhard, and Akira Ishida will play Joseph. The rest of the newly announced cast include:
- Unshou Ishizuka as Sylvester
- Tetsuo Komura as Liu Yiwu
- Ayane Sakura as Eva Frost
- Kenji Akabane as Ivan Perepelkina
- Romi Park as Elena Perepelkina
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shichisei Hiruma
The anime will also 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
The television anime will adapt the Annex 1 arc of the manga starting on September 26 at 24:30 (effectively, September 27 at 12:30 a.m.) The companion original video anime (OVA) project adapts the Bugs 2 arc on discs bundled with the 10th and 11 manga volumes. 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 has licensed the manga for North America.
Source: Comic Natalie