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: 22
Chapters: 237
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Jan 13, 2011 to Nov 29, 2018
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: 7.241 (scored by 1476514,765 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54192
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #317
Members: 48,588
Favorites: 918

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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.

(Source: MangaHelpers)


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.

Terra Formars has been on a hiatus due to the author's poor health.

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May 18, 2013
Preliminary (36/237 eps)
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 ...
Jun 26, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (41/237 eps)
I don't know what's going on here, but every other person that is reviewing this manga is full of bullsh*t(except Yakub).

Terra Formars is a gore-intense manga set in the distance future of year 2577. 500 years ago in the 21th century, scientists came up with the plan of mass-dumping cockroaches and moss onto Mars in order to increase the overall temperature of planet Mars, so that it would be suitable for human inhabitation.

However, when the ship Bugs 1 lands, something unexpected happens. They discover that the supposed cockroaches were replaced by giant 2 meters(7 foot) tall muscular humanoid creatures with incredible strength, thus the ...
Jul 24, 2013
Preliminary (41/237 eps)
"I bury those cock-a-roaches"- Tony Montana

Terra Formars is a halfway decent Gantz knockoff that is interlaced with Japanese nationalism and general xenophobia as rabid as it is unsubtle, pushed to such a ridiculous extent that it's not even offensive anymore. Okay, it can get a bit offensive. Most of the time it's just eye-roll-worthy though. I won't even get into it...

The concept of Terra Formars is that cockroaches were used in the terraformation of Mars (bad-title origin hint) and within five hundred years they have evolved into savage and violent black humanoids who wear no clothes and use primitive weapons like some kind of African ...

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ReSeinen - Sep 1, 2022
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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
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Jun 16, 2021 6:57 PM
Poll: Terra Formars Chapter 213 Discussion
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Aug 7, 2019 6:06 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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