The anime adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana’s manga Terra Formars has been anticipated for some time. Whilst the TV anime has had some issues with censorship, the OVA that was bundled with the manga’s 10th volume is fully uncensored and features gruesome scenes and gore that the manga is known for.
Spoilers for the OVA
Here are some of the more graphic scenes from the OVA, which feature the brutal terraformars tearing apart the humans limb by limb:
And here is a scene from the censored broadcast:
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. 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 on with the Annex 1 arc.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
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.
The Terra Formars TV anime series is currently airing on Saturdays at 12:30am on Tokyo MX, during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. The second OVA will be bundled with the 11th manga volumes releasing on November 19th.
What do you think about the OVA and anime so far?
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