The first promotional video has been uploaded for the TV anime adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana’s manga Terra Formars. The anime series will be animated by LIDENFILMS and is set to on September 27 which falls under the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season.
The opening theme will be titled “AMAZING BREAK” and performed by TERRASPEX while the ending theme is performed by TERRASPEX again but titled “Lightning”.
A teaser video for the anime released back in March:
The revealed cast is as follows:
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (Junpei Hyuuga in Kuroko no Basket) will voice Akari Hizamaru
- Hidenobu Kiuchi (Hei in Darker Than Black) who will return to voice Shokichi Komachi
- Shizuka Itou (Luviagelita Edelfelt in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) voicing Michelle
- Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara from Nagi no Asukara) will be voicing Marcos
- KENN (Akihito Kanbara in Kyoukai no Kanata) who will voice Alex
- Ai Kayano (Menma from AnoHana) as Sheila
- Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler) voicing as Keiji Onizuka
- Chiaki Takahashi (Azusa Miura in The [email protected]) who voices Kanako Sanjō
- Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa from K-ON!) will voice Yaeko Yanasegawa
- Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata from Gintama) voicing Ichirou Hiruma
The production crew for the anime was announced earlier and is the same for both the OVA and TV series.
- Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate, Blade & Soul)
- Assistant Director: Takaharu Ozaki (Texhnolyze)
- Series Composition: Shougo Yasukawa (Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation, Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?)
- Main Character Designer: Masanori Shino (Black Lagoon)
- Character Designer: Satoshi Kimura (Buddy Complex)
- Animation Studio: Liden Films (Miss Monochrome, Senyuu)
Terra Formars is an original manga written by Yu Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana. The series was first published in 2011 in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine. To date the series has 8 volumes published with the 9th volume releasing on May 19th. The manga ranked 1st in Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers guidebook, with over 6 million copies in print. A TV anime and OVA were announced in February this year. The OVA will handle the first arc in the series, the Bugs 2 Arc, and the anime series will continue with the Annex 1 arc.
Terra Formars synopsis from Haruhichan:
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.