Terraformars Manga Gets 3DS Game by FuRyu Next Spring
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terraformars manga is inspiring a Nintendo 3DS game next spring. FuRyu (Unchained Blades, Exstetra, Hamatora: Look at Smoking World, To Love Ru: Darkness: Battle Ecstasy, The Legend of Legacy) is offering this 3D battle action game under the title Terraformars: Akaki Hoshi no Gekitō (Fierce Battle on the Crimson Planet).
In the game, player control Shōkichi and the other humans as they fight the Terraformar swarms on Mars. The game will cost 5,980 yen (about US$55).
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 the manga in 2011, and Viz Media published the second compiled volume in North America on September 16. 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.
The manga inspired both an original video anime (OVA) project and the ongoing television anime series. The OVA project adapts the Bugs 2 arc on discs bundled with the 10th and 11th manga volumes, while the television anime adapts the Annex 1 arc. (The Annex 1 arc takes place two decades after the Bugs 2 arc.)