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In the future, computers control all aspects of human life, even birth. No one questions Superior Domination, the new social order, except the Mu, a mutant race with telepathic powers who are forced into exile by the System.

On a distant colony mistakenly believed to be Terra by its inhabitants, Jomy’s world is turned upside-down when the Mu ask him to become their leader. Can Jomy, with his emerging telepathic powers, lead the Mu back home, back to Terra?

In 1978, this series won the very first Seiun Award for manga, and subsequently, in 1980, also won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen/shōjo manga (along with Takemiya's Kaze to Ki no Uta).


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Associated Names
Достичь Терры (Russian)
Tera e
To Terra

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete, by Asahi Sonorama in 1980)
1 Volume (Aizouban, by Chuko in 1991)
3 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Chuko in 1995?)
3 Volumes (Reprint, by Square Enix in ?)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 3

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (110 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 3rd 2018, 2:35am PST



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Original Publisher
Asahi Sonorama (1980)
Chuko (1991, 1995?)
Square Enix

Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Shounen (Asahi Sonorama)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #724 increased(+261)
Monthly Pos #2180 (No change)
3 Month Pos #2952 increased(+473)
6 Month Pos #4100 increased(+948)

List Stats
On 117 reading lists
On 366 wish lists
On 261 completed lists
On 18 unfinished lists
On 153 custom lists

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by kaabi
June 10th, 2015, 11:30pm
One word: Keith. Keith is really the one who makes this manga so compelling. Without him, the story wouldn't nearly be as good. Like my friend said, "he's like the protagonist that made all the wrong decisions in life" (antihero). but seriously, his character development is amazing... I would read this manga just to see Keith because his character and character development is rare to come across. It's kinda like how I would say to watch psycho-pass for makishima shogo haha. but the difference is, this manga heavily focuses on the development of the antihero/antagonist which is absolutely AMAZING!!

other than that, the art and panels are absolutely amazing. takemiya keiko in top form! it's definitely uniquely keiko and has that lovely classic style going for it, but it's so amazing compositionally and otherwise that it's timeless.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2015, 11:31pm
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Rushd ending.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
March 21st, 2014, 3:33am
The manga itself was quite neat and definitely original, but the ending, i.e. the third and last volume (in the 3 volume version), felt incredibly rushed, and disappointed me a lot.
As is, I can't recommend the manga due to its ending.
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Opening concept is not original but is a great elaboration.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jenshop
February 14th, 2009, 5:10am
I enjoyed this series and the anime very very much. But I can't give it a 10 because the opening of this series when Jomy was deemed to be a 'Mu' at age 14 isn't an original concept.
If you have watch the american series 'The Twilight Zone' in the 80's, Season 1 of episode 14, titled 'Examination Day'. It is precisely the same storyline but like any other Twilight Zone stories, it was left without much conclusion.

I am quite please at how this mangaka/author has elaborated from this concept and gave us Terra E.

*** I'm not changing my statement on Terra E, nor am i claiming anything bad about it. In fact, It's such a great story, I love it to bits. But Henry Slesar who wrote 'Examination Day' as a short story published it in 'Playboy' in 1958, before it is made into a Twilight Zone episode.

... Last updated on July 18th, 2009, 11:13am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
November 11th, 2008, 9:31pm
This is definitely a classic. The concept and background to the story is quite remarkable, and the story just leaves you wanting more. The basic premise of the story presents a "what if" scenario when humans become too much of a burden to nature. Earth, now called Terra, and the surrounding universe is governed by the Super Domination, and the populaces are divided into those who are normal humans and those who possess ESP abilities - called Mu. The manga focuses on the conflict between humans - called Terrans - and the discriminated Mu. I especially like that there is no right or wrong, and the leaders from both sides - Jomy and Keith - are presented as strong and likeable persons who hold fast to their ideologies.

The only thing that prevents me from giving this a 10 is some of the continuity problems in first volume. I feel that this manga would have benefited from more development in certain scenes and a slower pacing so that the time leaps aren't too sudden. This is, after all, a story that spans some 20 or so years. l also have some minor qualms about the suddeness of the ending.

Nevertheless, this manga is a great read and presents some interesting and everlasting philosophical questions. I highly recommend this - no doubt everyone should give this 3-volume classic some introspection.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2008, 9:31pm
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great manga from keiko chan :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rhin33
September 15th, 2007, 12:39am
It`s really well done manga! I was kind of surprised that the adaptation of 2007 is much closer to the manga that the film of 1980, but it`s really nice and complex plot leaving the reader wanting more and more. The art is very beautiful in exception of Keith`s char design, the story even with few holes that can be skipped. Vertical`s english releases were especially well formed leaving the most common problems with manga books out. Great manga i would say smile 9.5/10
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