Terra Formars

Terra Formars

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Terra Formars (Japanese: テラフォーマーズ) is a manga and anime series written by Yū Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana, published on Young Jump.


Terra Formars is set on 26th century. On 21st century, scientists sent modified seeds of algae and cockroaches to Mars to start a terraformation of the planet, so future Earth inhabitants could go to another planet in case of lack of resources. But the first manned ship to Mars sent 500 years later is attacked by mutant humanoid cockroaches, called Terraformars, who exterminate the entire tripulation. Decades later, a multinational expedition is sent to exterminate the Terraformars, but this time the members undergo genetic modification to to inherit the characteristics of other organisms. This time only two members survive and go back to Earth, but when a deadly virus from Mars strikes humanity a third expedition is assembled.


Terra Formars[1] started his serialitzatzion on 2011, at the magazine Weekly Young Jump from the company Shueisha. At first, it was going to be a short series, but the reception of the chapters made that on 2012 the series continued. The series also has various spin-offs[8][10] and a series of novels. The English serialization of the manga is currently published in Viz Media’s digital magazine.[11]

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The 2013 edition of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! put Terra Formars at the top of the manga for male readers.[13] On February, 2014 a anime series was announced, running from September 26th, 2014 to December 19th, 2014, along with two OVAs adapting the first volume of the series, the first one being released on August 20th, 2014 and the second one on November 28th, 2014.[7] The chapter 129 from the manga. released on February 12, 2015 announced a live action movie directed by Takashi Miike. [9]


The series quickly developed a substantial online following. As of March 21st, 2015, the Japanese illustrator social network Pixiv[5] contains over 2,800 images tagged “テラフォーマーズ,” the online artist community DeviantART[3] has over 400 submissions submitted under the keywords “Terra Formars,” and the /r/TerraFormars sub-Reddit[6] has over 220 subscribers. The fandom’s presence can also be found on Tumblr[4], 4chan /a/ board,[2] and the Terra Formars Wiki.[12]

Anime Censorship

Terra Formars Anime Censorship refers to the controversy caused by the crude removal of gore scenes in the anime adaptation of the series, which consisted of poorly edited black screens and circles. This caused negative reactions from fans of the manga, and subsequently a series of photoshops mocking the crude censors. One of the most controversials censorships include Elena Perepelkina's death, censored with two black circles.

Terraformars Look Like Black People

Terraformars design has been controversial for being seen as a parody of African American people, although is based on Homo Erectus. As a joke, the Terraformars are sometimes refered as African American people, often using stereotypes.



Johj is an onomatopoeia made by Terraformars, being some kind of langage between them. The repetion of the word has made it an alternative way to call Terraformars, as spawning some parodies.


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