Manga Entertainment to Release Terra Formars on Blu-ray and DVD
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Manga Entertainment has announced that it will release the television anime adaptation of the Terra Formars manga, by writer Yū Sasuga and artist Kenichi Tachibana. It will be released in two parts, with part one appearing on August 31, on both DVD and Blu-ray.
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.
The television anime is based on the Annex 1 arc of the manga. (An OVA anime adapted the Bugs 2 arc). There will also be a live-action feature film version from director Takahshi Miike.