Terra e... (TV)

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Synonyms: Terra e... (2007), Terra he..., Chikyuu he, Towards the Terra...
Japanese: 地球へ…


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 22, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.871 (scored by 1849318,493 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2704
Members: 61,347
Favorites: 852

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When humanity realized that the Earth, or Terra, had been polluted beyond fixing, the planet's governments united under a unique authoritarian system named Superior Domination (SD) and started to colonize space. Centuries later, mankind has given up its freedom in favor of the AI Grand Mother; when someone reaches the age of 14, their memories are wiped and they are automatically assigned a new role in society.

Jomy Marquis Shin, a sensitive young man raised by loving parents, is saved from this grim fate by Soldier Blue, the current leader of the Mu race—a new species of human beings blessed with psychic abilities. However, in the eyes of SD, the existence of people like Jomy threatens the new paradigm of humanity. Hunted down by the hounds of the government, Jomy finds solace in the welcoming arms of the Mu, who hide aboard the spaceship Shangri-La.

Now the leader of the Mu resistance years later, Jomy embarks on a journey toward Terra to escape from SD's manhunt led by Keith Anyan, an ambitious and ruthless rising star of humanity. Will Jomy and his people manage to reach the cradle of humanity before Keith destroys their last hope?

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Terra e... was released on DVD in English as Toward the Terra by Bandai Entertainment from July 15, 2008 to December 2, 2008.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiroe, Seki Ray

Inoue, Marina


Sugiyama, Noriaki


Namikawa, Daisuke


Kubo, Sayuri


Komori, Manami


Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yanase, Yuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hoshino, Makoto
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "endscape" by UVERworld (eps 1-13)
2: "JET BOY JET GIRL" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Love is..." by Miliyah Katou (eps 1-13)
2: "This Night" by CHEMISTRY (eps 14-24)


Jul 5, 2023
Story: 5
Animation: 7
Sound: 8
Characters: 7
Enjoyment: 7

Total: 7

Terra e has some interesting bits here and there, which is especially extraordinary given the source materials time of 1974, a few years before the very first Star Wars. I mention it, because it is often mentioned as a prime example of how to write a hero's journey. And the first 4 episodes are very clearly that outline. However after that the basic story structure divulges as another main character becomes the focus. And with that modern conventions do no longer apply here.

But to row back a bit. Terra e (2007) is a serialized version of the Terra e ...
Jan 3, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I really wanted to hate Towards the Terra. Something about its dull color palette rubbed me the wrong way. I've since come to a neutral stance on it, though it took nearly all of its 24 episodes for me to judge that its heart was in the right place.

In my experience with Japanese space operas, they love to use the setting to talk about war, peace, and the general direction of mankind and Towards the Terra is no different. And like its brethren, Towards the Terra steps forward with its heart first and mind second, leading to a message that can feel overly sentimental ...
Nov 15, 2012
As a space saga fan, I had good hopes for this anime (It was recomended from the Heroic age entry).

The story had potential but as with much else of this anime it is poorly executed and to be fair it would need atleast +70 episodes to cover all the aspects that I look for when reading a story. The story is too hastly executed and dosn't give justice to the potential and vision that the authors have had. A 7 for story 3 for execution.

The art is really good, although I personally dislike this style of drawing.
A 7 for art

Some music pices are irritating sometimes ...

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