With the sequel series Terra Formars Revenge coming up on April 1st, 2016, Warner Bros. Japan has now let loose with its newly cut two-minute promotional video that digs deep into the power of the show and the fun of it. It also gives us a solid sample of the new theme song Kōryōtaru Shinsekai from Sekima II, which gives it its own power.
The series will be animated at LIDEN Films again with TYO Animations, but it’s being directed by Michio Fukuda. Series composition is also changing as it’s now being handled by Naruhisa Arakawa. Character designs are now being done by Cagetzu Aizawa and Atsushi Ikariya which is also a change.
In North America, Viz Media is serving as the master licensor for the property itself and releasing the manga, but nothing has been said by anyone about the anime itself. With Warner Bros. Japan heavily involved in the production, speculation is that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment may end up releasing it.
The series stars Yoshimasa Hosoya as Akari Hizamaru, Hidenobu Kiuchi as Shōkichi Komachi, Shizuka Itou as Michelle, Kaito Ishikawa as Marcos, KENN as Alex, Ai Kayano as Sheila, Daisuke Ono as Keiji Onizuka, Chiaki Takahashi as Kanako Sanjō, Aki Toyosaki as Yaeko Yanasegawa, Tomokazu Sugita as Ichirō Hiruma, Koji Yusa as Adolf Reinhard, Akira Ishida as Joseph, Unshou Ishizuka as Sylvester, Tetsuo Komura as Liu Yiwu, Ayane Sakura as Eva Frost, Kenji Akabane as Ivan Perepelkina, Romi Park as Elena Perepelkina, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shichisei Hiruma, Tooru Nara as Alexander Asimov, Nozomi Sasaki as Hong, Hidenori Takahashi as Jet, Sayaka Ohara as Xi Chunli, Yuuki Ono as Bao Zhilan and Takahiro Fujiwara as Borgijin Dorjiberke.
The first season was produced at LIDEN FILMS with Hiroshi Hamasaki directing based on scripts by Shogo Ysukawa. Character designs were done by Masanori Shino while Satoshi Kimura did the secondary character design work.
Plot concept: TERRAFORMARS makes its anime debut as a startling work of science fiction and adventure. With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish crucial research into the Virus currently plaguing mankind with the crew members who’ve been injected with various DNA of life on Earth in order to combat the Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches.