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: 7.261 (scored by 1439514,395 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #50662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #316
Members: 47,112
Favorites: 917

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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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Jul 24, 2013
Preliminary (41/237 chp)
"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 ...
May 18, 2013
Preliminary (36/237 chp)
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 ...
Dec 12, 2013
Preliminary (27/237 chp)
While I do'nt find this series to be a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination,i do'nt feel it entirely deserves it's bad rep either

story 6/10
the story itself is lame.....but creative nonetheless i do'nt recommend going in with too high of expectation cuz the premise on its own is'nt anything special but come on we've seen much worse...though i gotta admit they do push the bug philosophies a bit too far

The story itself is divided into 2 parts (3 if you include the 1-shot)

The Bugs 2 arc (Which covers the first volume) follows the bugs-2 ship and it's crew of rejects/outcasts that recieved the BUGS ...

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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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Poll: Terra Formars Chapter 213 Discussion
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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