manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
If there was a manga cafe near you, would you visit it?
Lots of times, mainly for the manga
Lots of times, mainly for the Internet
Lots of times, mainly for the food / drinks
Lots of times, mainly for socializing
I guess I'd try it once...
Never
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Terra Formars  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
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.

Note: Was nominated for the 6th Manga Taishō in 2013.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
テラフォーマーズ
火星异种

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.121 by Pearse Hillock (6d ago)
c.120 by Pearse Hillock (15d ago)
c.119 by Pearse Hillock (21d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (243 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
10
 26% (62 votes)
9+
 15% (37 votes)
8+
 29% (70 votes)
7+
 14% (33 votes)
6+
 5% (13 votes)
5+
 5% (11 votes)
4+
 1% (3 votes)
3+
 2% (5 votes)
2+
 1% (2 votes)
1+
 3% (7 votes)

Last Updated
April 10th 2015, 11:24am PST


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Miracle Jump (Shueisha)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #362 increased(+39)
Monthly Pos #218 decreased(-30)
3 Month Pos #151 increased(+7)
6 Month Pos #154 decreased(-21)

List Stats
On 1994 reading lists
On 565 wish lists
On 49 unfinished lists
On 171 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Terra Formars Gets Live-Action Film by Takashi Miike 78 days, 5 hours, 30 minutes ago
Terra Formars Anime Announced!! 432 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes ago
Volume 2 discussion 791 days, 10 hours, 34 minutes ago
Chapter 3 discussion 1056 days, 7 hours, 12 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
Not for everyone and maybe... The next Gantz?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by claudiofd
March 12th, 2013, 6:10am
Now this was a surprise. Just read 3 volumes straight and it gets better every single volume.

But... I have to say, this manga is not for everyone, for a bunch of reasons. First off, there is gore. While it isn't the goriest or one of the goriest things around for sure, it definitely contains a significant amount of gore. If you're susceptible and sensitive towards gore, it's probably best to stay away.
Next, this is clearly a manga that isn't too focused on a very complex plot. The main attraction here is violence, clearly. But don't get me wrong. The plot has been moving and there are clear signs of a big conspiracy brewing behind the scenes, something we'll see more of in volumes to come. It's just that I don't think you should be reading this if you're looking for an interesting and complex storyline as that isn't its main focus.
Another thing that might put some people off is the high mortality rate. Like Gantz, this is a manga where a lot of people die. A lot of people you weren't expecting to even. This is one of the most enjoyable points for me - as it becomes very unpredictable and way more thrilling - but I have heard that some people dislike stuff like that. Some people prefer the more... how to call it... "shonen" approach to things, where the main characters get together, form a group and most of that group stays alive till the end. If that's the case with you, this is probably not the best choice.

That being said, if you enjoy these, this is definitely one to check out. I might be jumping the gun in calling it the next Gantz, I know. What I mean with that comparison is that the feeling of those two is somewhat similar. People who are taken to a different place to fight monsters that they can't possibly comprehend. Most of them die, even some that you thought were going to be important characters. The pace throughout the action scenes is fast and stained with ruthless kills (from both sides). The threat our characters are facing often seems completely overwhelming and they have to crawl with all they have just to pull themselves out of it. This description fits both mangas and that's why I made the comparison. Then again, there are a lot of things separating them (for instance, Terra Formars has more dialogue - that both kills a bit of the pace at times and increases the "coolness" of the abilities - and Gantz is more about normal humans that are given weapons whereas TF features superhuman characters).

Lastly, the scientific or historical quotes from actual books was a very nice touch.

I do hope that this doesn't go to sh*t like Gantz did, but that's a whole different matter.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
ewww   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
March 11th, 2013, 8:58am
Mutant humanoid cockroachs as enemies with Gantz-level gore and up its character-kill-off plot by a few notches, then you got this manga. Rarely a manga leaves me with such a digusting taste in my mouth.

Rate 7 not because its average (its quite great even though not for everyone's taste), but because its too much for me *__*

... Last updated on March 11th, 2013, 9:01am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by callmebaboon
February 14th, 2013, 9:57pm
I think this manga.. is a must read.. for those who wanted something 'fresh' rather than same old plot no one die.. I'll comeback and kill of you all and that kind of stuff. smile fresh and great plot.. full of puzzles.. read it you won't regret it. 10/10
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Prequel?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cloudlessbluesky
October 9th, 2012, 6:25am
Read the first 2 chapters and I was like 'dafuq?' It's like those characters were created for the sole purpose to die a horrible death. Like supercyc said, how can anyone get attached with these unexplored extras when they die, like, 2 pages after their first appearance?

But the teaser in chapter 6 seems to give this series a new hope. If the first six chapters are the prequel of the events in the future, I guess it all makes sense that the author had to kill the crews and spare a few.

I have the feeling that this series is going to be legend- wait for it....
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
i have another reason for not liking this   
Rating: N/A
by supercyc
July 15th, 2012, 10:51pm
this is a great manga, great art style, great delivery.
The thing i hate about it is that almost everyone is dead in the first 2 chapters
RIDICULOUS!
Out off an entire crew (2 technically)- of unexplored characters (and a flashback doesn't entirely count), they're all dead like cannon foder in split seconds. how can someone get attached to these characters when it's expected for them to die.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blazz
June 10th, 2012, 3:36pm
In the 4th chapter something happens that might show that terrible misconceptions about evolution aren't the author's true state of knowledge and
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the roaches are creations made the same way as the bugs #2 guys.
At the end of the chapter though it goes back to the way it was, or does it?
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Something might have actually helped in the roaches' evolution into what they are now.
Overall: great art, great action, plot starting to unfold. Looks like something between Zetman and Gantz, and near Gantz in my book.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I like the combination of muai thai and locust legs :).

ParafinLove, you were too quick to comment on this bigrazz .

... Last updated on June 10th, 2012, 3:52pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
~_~   
Rating: N/A
by htcheng
May 28th, 2012, 9:33pm
No matter what the story is about, but anything base on cockroaches is deeply disturbing ~_~........... This manga gonna give me nightmares. I wouldn't be surprise later on we see these alien creature have wings and fly which we all know some do.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
It's Good....   
Rating: N/A
by mercio
May 27th, 2012, 6:01pm
So far...i've only read until chapter 2 but i agree with hadou-ken you dont judge series base on the first chapter give it at least 10 chap before you talk sh*t.Especially with a series like this.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Very good series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hadou-ken
May 27th, 2012, 2:19pm
It bothers me when someone talks about a series based on the first chapter. This series is amazing. The art is awesome and the plot is complex; it leaves you wanting more after every chapter.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Hilariously Terrible   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ParafinLove
May 22nd, 2012, 8:37pm
The synopsis says it all but then comes the... surprise of the design of the cockroaches. The fact that the crew is sent there to kill them and take the land is the icing on the cake. I like to believe this whole thing was unintentional but eh.

Rating: 1/10 for being funny in a horrible horrible way.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (2) [ 1 2 ]  
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer