English: Terra Formars
Published: Jan 13, 2011 to ?
Score: 7.831 (scored by 3442 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
No tags found
SynopsisWith the space program attempting to travel to Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface. They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and the insect corpses would serve as a food source for the mold.
It is now the year 2577 and the first manned ship to Mars has landed on the planet and the six crew members are ready for their mission. But what they find are giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength. The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Now, humanity will send elite warriors to exterminate the mutated bugs and claim back Mars.
Related MangaSpin-off: Terrafo Police, Kyou no Terra Formars wa Oyasumi desu., Oshiete! Michelle Kyoukan, Terra Formars Gaiden: Rain Hard
Side story: Terra Formars: Lost Mission
Adaptation: Terra Formars, Terra Formars OVA
While I do'nt find this series to be a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination,i do'nt feel it entirely deserves it's bad rep either
the story itself is lame.....but creative nonetheless i do'nt recommend going in with too high of expectation cuz the premise on its own is'nt anything special but come on we've seen much worse...though i gotta admit they do push the bug philosophies a bit too far
The story itself is divided into 2 parts (3 if you include the 1-shot)
The Bugs 2 arc (Which covers the first volume) follows the bugs-2 ship and it's crew of rejects/outcasts that recieved the BUGS surgery,where they're merged with insect DNA giving them the abilities of said insects going to Mars and coming in contact with the Roaches
The Annex-1 arc (which starts in the 2nd volume) follows another group being assigned to Mars this time to acquire Roach samples to find a cure for a virus that is believed to have originated from Mars
This time however,there seems to be a bunch of conspiracies and backstage politics as well as the unsolved mystery of the Roaches extreme evolution.Due to this,unlike the previous arc,the characters are'nt primarilly rejects and outcasts and consists of 3 types of people
-Outcasts who have nothing left and joined to earn money (or something along those lines)
-Characters whose loved ones were infected and ended up throwing everything away to assist in finding the cure
-Characters (sometimes military) who joined in service of their country to carry out certain missions
it's setting is pretty weak,it's 500 years in the futureand not much has changed.though after a few chapters the setting shifts to mars anyway so theres that
The Art for the most part is well detailed and (for lack of a better word) cool as most of the chicks are hot (though not in the annoying Harem or moe kinda way),and all the guys mostly looks like muscular Body-builders (Not as exaggerated as something like Hokuto or Jojo,but along the lines of Guts from Berserk),though I'm rather hesitant to call it realistic.
The action scenes as well as the charater's many base organimsms well drawn and Detailed and let's not forget the explicit gore which depending on your views can be a plus or a minus
Also,Ignore anyone who rambles on to you about how racist the roaches supposedly are,as they are based off of the Homo-Erectus....Though admittedly the design can be hard to take seriously by some,while at the same time can also add to the weird/creepy factor
well nothing we have'nt seen before but the writer tries hard to flesh out the personalies and some backstory before they meet their eventual gruesome demise some characters are pretty cliche.though they fortunately did'nt include the overused annoying stereotypes and unless you're someone who enjoys nitpicking stupidly i believe you'll find characters that u like even if they do use racial stereotypes
overall the characters are'nt anything special (except Adolph and Asimov.....those guys are awesome),but at the same time they're nothing too annoying or harmful (unless you take the supposed RACISM too seriously)
overall i really enjoyed it and would love to see it animated
i'd reccomend it if you're an action fan,as it mostly plays out likes some cheesy 80s anime or action flick and it's for the most part a fun series to read through
But if you for some Drama or complex plot,you'll really just end up dissapointed,so do'nt bother yourself
oh yeah and try not to think too much while reading this read more
omg this manga. this manga is just... wow... talk about despair-inducing.
in a nutshell, the manga is about human-sized cockroaches who were sent to live on mars so that humans could colonize it in 500 years but the humans definitely didn't plan for them to be human-sized and... evolve to be intelligent as well. so, if you dislike cockroaches, insects, bugs, anything like that in general -- AND THE GORE -- well, i recommend that you should not read the manga because lord, there's so many references to bugs.
the suspense is so great and i love how the art is so action-oriented -- it just keeps you reading and reading, and there's never a moment to stop for a rest (except in flashbacks) so it really highlights the action drama of this manga. since i'm reading just four volumes (about thirty-six chapters out so far), i really want the manga to delve more deeply into the story rather than just action.
there IS some story, mainly characterization and the secret behind the project. there are definitely women in this manga, which is great, but also not so great because they're usually the ones to be killed first (save for a few). however, there's not much character development that extend beyond just a few chapters because (almost) EVERYONE DIES. it's a type of human survival manga, except it's in an environment that is not the earth.
art is pretty good, extremely macho if i do say myself (maybe it's inspired by rob liefeld's artworks?) and the drawings of the cockroaches are very uniform yet unique, at least distinguished from the humans. character design is done really well.
tbqh i just want this manga to reveal the answers to the mysteries and to maybe slow down with a respite from the violence that's going on and I WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS (except cockroaches) but most of all i just want this manga to go at least /somewhere/ that's not just fighting. read more
Humans fighting a losing battle against monsters, both titles contain a factor of mystery pertaining to the monsters, and there is plenty of gore and death.
-Humans fighting monsters for land
-In both humans are losing the battle
-Humans use unique ways to kill monsters and turn into monsters
-The monsters in both don't talk and are seemly mindless
-Both like attacking humans
-reasons for killing the humans is just to kill them so far
-Monsters change in weird ways later in show
-Both have the same feel to them
Humanity is facing it's biggest challenge yet, a threat that might kill all humans on earth. The main theme for both of these series is exactly that. Humanity has to fight for it's survival. Both manga feature a group of main characters that are among the few that fight for the survival of man kind. This is not your ordinary story, the maincharaters are far from indestructible, because the threat they face is beyond most peoples' power. If you like stories where the characters have to fight for survival and are the only hope for savior, than these series are for you!
similar misterious story, with gore and death everywhere
It's the same thing but with roaches, and for me, it's better in the drawings and have a deeper story that goes beyond your spectations. If you liked Shingeki no Kyojin you should read this manga, you wouldn't regreated!
Both deal with a team of people sent out to fight against an alien threat that is constantly becoming stronger. They both also constantly drive home the fact that "no one is safe." Lots of balls to the wall awesome moments as well.
Two good sci-fi titles in which a team of humans are sent to fight an alien threat equipped with technological enhancements to even out the odds.
Gory series with revolving casts, centered around an uphill battle between powered humans and strange beasts.
It has alot of similarities to gantz. The team's in both mangas get scifi weaponry and abilities to fight the enemies. Gantz is mysterious and random with the alien enemies while the Terraformar cockroaches are the primary enemies but with hints at mysterious origins. There is alot of gore in both mangas, alot of people are killed off, and the enemies try to adapt and overpower the humans as much as possible. In some aspects the artstyle feels similiar as well.
Related Clubs▷ Mangas licenciados en España - Spanish Licensed Mangas ◁, ►English Licensed Manga Club - PART 2◄, Dark Manga, Manga Taisho Award, Mature anime & manga for mature people, Ongoing Shounen/Seinen Publications, Rikudou-Sennin Clan, Seinen and Horror, Survival Manga, Terra ForMars Fan Club, The Anime Uber-Elitist Club
External LinksOfficial Site, MangaUpdates, Wikipedia