A trailer has been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana’s manga Terra Formars. The Terra Formars OVA trailer covers the first arc of the series, the Bugs 2 Arc, and will be bundled with the 10th and 11th volumes of the manga. They will be out in August 19 and November 19 respectively and will cost ¥1,980 (~ $19.80 USD). The televised anime itself will cover the Annex 1 Arc, which is set 20 years after the OVA.
The staff for the anime series can be found here.
Terra Formars OVA Trailer:
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Terra Formars OVA Screenshots:
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 OVA visual:
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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.
The Terra Formars anime series will be airing this October in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. The two prequel OVAs will be bundled in the 10th and 11th manga volumes, which will be out in August and November respectively. More information about both anime adaptations is expected to release in the upcoming weeks.
You can also visit the official website for the anime: http://terraformars.tv/