Terra Formars Gets Asimov Spinoff Manga by Sun-Ken Rock's Boichi
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 47th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is revealing on Thursday that manga artist Boichi (Wallman, Sun-Ken Rock, Trigun: Multiple Bullets) will launch a spinoff manga of Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terra Formars manga titled Terra Formars Asimov (Terra Formars Gaiden Asimov).
Boichi will launch the manga in the 23rd issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine, which will ship on November 4. Sasuga and Tachibana are credited with the original story, Terra Formars The Outer Mission novel series writer Kenichi Fujiwara is credited with story cooperation, and Boichi is drawing the manga.
The manga will focus on the character Sylvester Asimov before departing for Mars, and will tell a story not told in the main manga. The magazine teases, "before he departs for Mars, the mission he's entrusted with is...". Siblings Elena and Ivan will also appear in the series.
The original Terra Formars manga has inspired a two-episode original video anime series, a 13-episode television anime series, a Nintendo 3DS game, multiple manga spinoffs, and several novel series. The manga is also inspiring a live-action film by director Takashi Miike that will open next year.
Crunchyroll streamed the television anime series as it aired. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it will release the ninth volume in November. Tachibana and Sasuga launched the original manga in 2011, and Shueisha will publish the 15th volume on November 19.
Boichi ended his Wallman manga on January 21. Crunchyroll is publishing his Sun-Ken Rock manga digitally in English, and Dark Horse Comics published the Trigun: Multiple Bullets manga in North America, which featured work by Boichi.
Thanks to E.Laver for the news tip