Anime Review: Terra Formars


General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Space
Episodes: 13
Aired: Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Producers: Warner Bros., Ultra Super Pictures, MAGES., Good Smile Company, Animatic
Licencors: Viz Media
Source: Manga
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


Akari Hizamaru will do anything for his beloved childhood friend, including participating in an underground cage fight against a wild bear! As ridiculous as it sounds, Akari does not have any other choice. His friend is dying of a mysterious virus, and the fight is the only way he can get the money to pay for the procedure she so desperately needs. At first glance, it seems like Akari has no chance of beating the dangerous animal, but the brawl reveals that he might have some strange abilities of his own.

Unfortunately, he discovers he has been betrayed and his dear friend may be beyond help. In the aftermath, he meets two people who are part of an organization intending to send a manned mission to Mars. Prior expeditions to Mars ended in disaster when the explorers encountered hostile, mutant cockroaches. Now, they plan another mission with the sole purpose of exterminating the giant monsters because they may be connected to the mysterious virus that is plaguing mankind. Why are there giant cockroaches on Mars? And why does Akari have mysterious abilities that make him well-suited to fight these mutants?



It took me a while to finish Terra Formars. Terra Formars is one of the most unique anime out there. Its about humans vs cockroaches. The cockroaches are from mars and the humans need to clear them out apparently. The humans have unique powers. Its interesting how their powers are related to their personality. The main character of the anime is a like every other main character in a shounen/seinen anime. Though the other characters specially the leaders were very interesting. I liked how they focused on all the characters and shared their story at some point.

I’ve also watched the OVA it was quite amazing even better than the anime. It was very brutal and gory as well. Season two of the anime is out, I haven’t got around to finish it though.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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