Terra Formars
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Terra Formars

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Japanese: テラフォーマーズ
English: Terra Formars
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 13, 2011 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Gore Gore, Survival Survival
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Tachibana, Kenichi (Art), Sasuga, Yu (Story)


Score: 7.231 (scored by 1510615,106 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #56892
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Popularity: #323
Members: 49,920
Favorites: 927

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With 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.

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Terra Formars has been published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since July 15, 2014. It has also been published in Spanish by Ivrea since December 2013 and in Brazil by Jbc since July 2015.

A live-action film of the series, directed by Takashi Miike, was released on April 29, 2016.

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Apr 14, 2024
Preliminary (50/? eps)
What a wonderful surprise! Terra Formars is a superb Serie B science fiction manga. Imagine if John Carpenter had been born in Japan, he would have made this gem. This manga is a totally deserved success, even if I find its rating totally underestimated on this site.

It took me too long to try this manga but better late than never. Everything about this title works. From Volume 1, you get a big slap in the face. The themes are all there: action, horror, science fiction, tragedy, drama, gore, war and science.

The manga was on hiatus for years after volume 22, but resumed on 4 ...
Jan 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (200/? eps)
Terra Formars's quality drops massively after the first major arc: the Mars arc for a single reason.
It's no longer a survival manga. Terra Formars devolves to a pure action/shounen sort of fighting manga rather than a survivalistic horror. There's no tension anymore. I just feel like I'm reading DBZ or something.
It's true. Terra Formars does make me want to kill all cockroaches, but to what end does this result get achieved? It's simple. BS story telling elements. I looked passed the glaring plot holes in the earlier arcs and in the anime because the focus was more on the survival and action rather than the ...
Mar 14, 2024
Preliminary (237/? eps)
Yikes. I wish I had trusted the negative reviews here more - but so often in the past I've seen negative reviews and they do not play out. This is one of those times that it would have benefited me to have trusted them!

The first important thing - the first 2-3 books in this series don't set the readers expectations properly. For longer series like this I tend to read the first two volumes before I jump in and the first two to three volumes of this are the best ones. The manga has its ups and downs from there in so far as being ...

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Hiatus or Ongoing?
Seiidou - Apr 4
3 repliesby Seiidou »»
Apr 4, 5:16 PM
Resuming serialisation from april 4
MegamiRem - Mar 25
2 repliesby Agelastus »»
Mar 28, 2:17 AM
Subreddit for Terra Formars
ReSeinen - Sep 1, 2022
0 repliesby ReSeinen »»
Sep 1, 2022 8:24 PM
What happened to Terra Formars?
ReSeinen - Apr 21, 2021
9 repliesby MoesianThracian »»
Aug 16, 2022 3:33 AM
No one translating this?
NHS-KEMISH - Apr 4, 2019
9 repliesby TheMangaManiac »»
Jun 16, 2021 6:57 PM