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 1487614,876 users)
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Ranked: #54492
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Popularity: #319
Members: 49,003
Favorites: 923

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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.

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

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Feb 1, 2022
Preliminary (212/237 eps)
The essential balance that decides if an action oriented manga/anime is good or trash is essentially the ratio between how much you "buy" into the actions and plot, and thus how much triumph and adulation you feel with the characters, and how much the the stretching and bloating (of the characters and plot) that's required to bring about said highs make your eyes roll.

Terra Formars manages this parity pretty well, with a few exceptions, and this is coming from someone who likes their manga/anime as "realistic" as possible. All the essentials are there: good, sometimes great art, a productive premise, and a good clip ...
Jan 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (200/237 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 ...
Dec 28, 2021
Preliminary (220/237 eps)
terra formars is a comic that you know you should hate but can't help loving. it's like a cheesy romcom or some stupid 90s action film. it's really not good but you can't help but smile and have a good time.

insect based zoomorphism might seem like a completely ludicrous idea at first but it works somehow. not that you're gonna pay a lot of attention to all the various insects. what really makes this a fun reas is the battles. whether against the roaches or among humans, the fights are exciting.

it does have it's faults. a flashback every 10 pages isn't helping anybody and ...

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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
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Aug 16, 2022 3:33 AM
No one translating this?
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