Earlier this month the release date for popular sci-fi seinen manga Terra Formars was announced to the public. Mark your calendars if you’re a fan of the genre because the thriller is scheduled to air on the 26th of September, making it one of the later additions to the Fall season’s lineup. The teaser trailer can be viewed below while a more action packed trailer for its OVA can be seen here!
For those who don’t know, Terra Formars is a manga written by Yū Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana that faced wide critical acclaim. Without giving away too much, the story involves humans attempting to colonize Mars – making it livable for humans. The first call of order is of course warming the environment up and thus humans send mold and cockroaches to begin a stabilization process through an extremely rudimentary and basic ecosystem.
Of course, things go awry and when a crew is sent to check on progress they are killed by what seem to be mutated cockroaches. This leads to a second group being sent – a group of combat proficient fighters who are tasked with eradicating the threat. Thus begins our gritty, dark, insect-infested adventure.
If you enjoy mature sci-fi anime, liked the Alien series or just want to see cockroaches being killed without having to watch your dad do it with a newspaper, Terra Formars is one to watch! More information as well as updates can be found on the official website.