Terra e...

Toward the Terra

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Synonyms: Terra he... (Movie)
Japanese: 地球へ...
English: Toward the Terra
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 1980
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.411 (scored by 41234,123 users)
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Ranked: #72982
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Popularity: #6068
Members: 11,834
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In the five hundred years since Earth's environment was destroyed and the planet came to be known as Terra, humans have created a society in space that is entirely logical. Supercomputers control the government, babies are grown in artificial wombs and assigned parents randomly, and at age 14, children take an "Adulthood Exam." Humanity's greatest enemy is the "Mu"—humans who have developed into espers.

When Jomy Marquis Shin's birthday arrives and the time comes for him to take his Adulthood Exam, he is shocked to learn that all of his childhood memories are going to be erased. Suddenly, he hears the voice of Soldier Blue, the leader of the Mu, calling out to him to hold onto his memories.

Jomy makes his escape on a Mu ship and is shocked to learn that he himself is an esper and that the government has sentenced him to death. Nearing the end of his life, Soldier Blue transfers his memories to Jomy and names him the next leader of the Mu. Now, Jomy has a choice: keep the Mu in hiding, or declare war on humanity to realize their dream of returning to Terra.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiroe, Seki Ray

Kamiya, Akira


Furuya, Toru


Koyama, Mami


Shioya, Yoku

Shin, William

Ginga, Banjou


Onchi, Hideo
Ryuu, Machiko
Theme Song Lyrics
Takemiya, Keiko
Original Creator
Kanada, Yoshinori
Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Terra e... Coming Home To Terra" by Da Capo (Sakakibara Masatoshi, Sakakibara Hiroko)

Ending Theme

"Ai no Wakusei All We Need Is Love" by Da Capo

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Apr 8, 2009
Terra e... has a great dystopic setting where people don’t give birth naturally anymore but are born from test tubes, where couples are randomly assigned babies to rear, where another breed of being, telepathic people called Mu, are persecuted and hunted down by esper interrogators.

Basically it’s a fascinating mix of Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, you name it and its influence is all over Terra e... with the groovy aesthetics of 1960's and 70's applied to cityscapes.

The Mu themselves are a fantastic concept, not merely generic super-humans, their telepathic powers are actually a method of balance and compensation to make up for a variety ...
Sep 13, 2021
Mixed Feelings
If there is one issue with Terra e, it is ambivalence. It’s got a bunch of different narrative concepts, but none of them are really addressed in any significant amount of detail. It’s a classic adage that the best way to please nobody is to try and please everybody, but they were only really trying to please 2 or 3 people, at most, they just didn’t do a particularly good job of it.

To start off with, the general premise and setting, probably one of its strengths, centred around people evacuating Earth due to environmental damage, with only a few elites allowed to stay. The best ...
Oct 15, 2023
Ultimately this is one of those niche concept pieces from the 80s that the japanese were doing.

On the pro side it has 80's animation. Its not the best ever but far from the worst.

Themes are heavy but generic; humans are problematically tribal.

I understand this was adapted from a late 70s manga, so problems with pacing or glossed over plot elements can probably be attributed to this. Overall this didnt make it unwatchable but imo may have led to characters being somewhat unrelatable. Not having read the source material though I cannot confirm, maybe they're just inherently written not to be relatable, its not an unusual ...

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