|Alternate title : Terra e... |
Studio : Minamimachi Bugyousho
Also involved: Tokyo Kids
Licenced by : Bandai Entertainment
Length : 24 Episodes
Year : 2007
Genre : Action - Mystery - Science-Fiction
Reaching his 14th birthday, Jomy says goodbye to his classmates and friends to prepare for his day of awakening into the adult world, where he takes the adulthood examinations. When that day arrives, he is permitted to do whatever he pleases, which is to go to Dreamworld, the amusement park.
At the park, he approaches a caged mouse and happens to hear a whimpered voice... could the mouse be talking to him? He shakes away his imagination, and has fun in the underground coaster. There, the adulthood examination takes place. The first stage is to erase all his 14 years of memory, and that's when Jomy's head starts to hurt. He fights against it and a man named Blue Soldier shows up beside him urging him to remain strong-willed. Jomy manages to escape the examination, but finds himself surrounded by peace corps wanting to "eliminate him".
Added : 2007-04-21
Synopsis by : Himitsu
Last update : 2007-11-10
Last update details : Seiyuu modified
Score : 9.4
Number of reviews : 5
Official #1 : MBS' Terra Website (Japanese)
Official #2 : Official Terra Website (Japanese)
OP1 : UVERworld - endscape
ED1 : Miliyah Kato - Love is...
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Posted by : dmix09
Posted on : 2009-03-09
First of all, I'd like to lay out that I have very very VERY high standards for anime. I'm not one of those people that gets hooked on just anything. Out of the thousands of anime that exist, I've found only about 20 or 25 that I would personally consider good or exceptional.
I have to say, Toward the Terra is probably THE MOST UNDERRATED ANIME I've ever seen! This show is just so deep and beautiful. The art, the characters, the music, the story... 10/10!
I must admit though, it took me having to get beyond just the first few episodes before realizing what a rare "gem" of a show this was. To be more specific, around episodes 13-15, when the story broadened.
I encourage everyone to give this show a shot and go beyond just the first few eps. I guarantee after watching this anime it will skyrocket to the top of you faves list.
Posted by : bobbyneko
Posted on : 2008-08-29
Whether or not the manga can be considered a typical sci-fi series, the presentation of the anime is anything but ordinary. Up until the ninth episode, To Terra gives off a Star Wars-like sensation of an epic outer space adventure. After the ninth episode, however, you get the first glimpse of an underlying darkness that is present throughout the entire story.
A well rounded plot spanning several generations, To Terra gives a richness to the meaning of "Life and Death" like no other. The parts that focused on life and the parts that focused on death put in me a feeling equivalent to pure awe. Let's see; words like Legendary and Mythological seem to fit this series the best.
Jomy, the main character, is one of legendary proportions himself. Naturally he doesn't start out that way, but after a couple of episodes, it just isn't about him anymore, and it is through this step away that you see him transformed. The soldier before and after him are equally admirable and passionate.
One of the best things about To Terra is the impact and significance of the supporting characters. Sometimes I felt that they played a bigger role than that of the main characters. On top of that, if you told me what would become of each of these characters before I finished the series I probably would not have believed you. Some things were just so unpredictable to me, at least, until I got the feel for the hidden, twisted darkness that shadows the changes of To Terra throughout. And then, when I could predict what would happen, no stomach-clenching feelings of dread were spared.
To watch To Terra from beginning to end is to observe an incredible growth in plot, story, and progress of people.
Although I find the discrimination of Mus by the humans a weak theme (due to my upbringing to an anti-racist society), the disgust and precautions that are taken to destroy the Mu allude to a deeper meaning behind every action. You find that To Terra is more a story of human relations, tragedy, sacrifice, and ultimate epic beauty.
Posted by : MetricManx
Posted on : 2007-12-11
First off i would like to say, Where is all the info on this anime!?! This is an anime that needs to be among the top action anime.
I found this anime by looking at titles at random and happened to pick this one and I'm glad I did.
The base storyline has been done a few times, Humans destroy the earth by using all of its resources, and they set out to look for a new planet and so on, we all know the drill. But this anime takes it in an all new direction. I give the story a 9/10
The story starts off with a boy named Jommy living a normal life but is thrown into an ongoing battle between Humans and Mu without giving away the story thats about all I can say character development is a 10/10 because as the story moves on and each event happens to can see how it effects and changes the characters.
Music & Animation I will give a 9/10 The animation is a work of art when I first saw it, I was not blown away because it looks like its going to be more of a childish anime with "soft" looking characters but as I watched it, I fell in love with all the details in the animation of the ships, fights and so on. The music is good, its not great but it fits well.
The ending I will give a 10/10 because it was one of the best endings I have seen. They were not afraid to upset the viewer with a few deaths here and there so you don't have that lets make everyone live so nobody gets sad kind of feeling.
All in all this is a Very good anime that if you're a action/sci fi fan you Must watch this hidden gem. Sorry about the lack of detail in my review but its my 1st time writing one, I just thought I had to do my part to get this anime out there.
Posted by : shorty_fabulous
Posted on : 2007-11-20
I cannot believe more people did not post a review for this gem. Toward the Terra is one of the best anime that came out during the spring anime crop. I don't usually bother writing reviews about animes I have watched, even the excellent ones, but I just couldn't contain myself from writing one this time. Toward the Terra is by far one on the best anime that came out in a while and on the top of my all time favorite list.
The story follows Jomy a young boy living in what seems to be our planet earth. However as the story develops we realize that that is not the case. Towards the Terra is a story about the battle between humanity and the Mu, humans with psionic powers and the difficulties each of them have in understanding each other. Jomy is one of the Mu, who will later become their leader chosen by Soldier Blue, his predecessor and lead them toward the promised land: Terra, the motherland of humanity.
Even now I have difficulty summing up this anime in a few lines. I just finished watching the last few episodes after a long break, and I have to say, I'm glad I came back to it. I give the story a 10/10, especially for the last few episodes. The ending was so well done, unlike other animes.
As for the characters and their development I also give it a 10/10. I don't really have a choice because the whole anime is based on them. It is simply a masterpiece. The characters are so well developed, deep, complex and you come to appreciate all of them. Tony, Jomy and Keith are amazing. Even the supporting characters are great.
Animation and music get 9.5/10. I don't know about anyone else but I just loved the animation in Toward the Terra, it was simply beautiful, so crips and the colors were so vibrant and clear. The music wasn't the most important factor in this anime but the pieces that were chosen were well used in context and were the perfect fit, in my opinion. I enjoyed they're choice of OP and EDs especially the second OP, Jet boy. It fit perfectly.
So if there's any anime that you should definitely not be miss...EVER, it's TOWARD THE TERRA...simply a masterpiece!
Posted by : wolf
Posted on : 2007-07-24
Nobody actually reviewed this show? Or reviews were hidden?
If you haven't watched this, I highly recommend this anime. The origin of this show is a manga many years ago. I confess I have not read the manga nor did I watch the movie that was made years ago. This is my view as a first time audience with this anime. Can't believe I almost missed this jewel.
I bumped into this series by randomly picking it from other titles, when I was bored one night. The title gives a not bad impression. I thought it should be a so-so futuristic anime. I cringed the minute the main character appeared. I hate to see anime guys with long eyelashes. The characters looked retro which is not my cup of tea but it grew on me as time passed.
The main character Jomy, is a normal high school kid graduating soon to prepare for his adult test. During his adulthood test, he is diagnosed as a MU, a human with supernatural power, a being that the system in his world wants to get rid of. Luckily, he was saved by soldier BLUE, the handsome MU leader. Jomy is not a normal MU but a powerful one, someone soldier BLUE selected to pass on his dream to. Sadly, Jomy did not take this change easily. There are several episodes of him creating havoc and being unbearable bastard. However, this is also where his character begins to develop and to grow up as a person. After those few episodes, you get thrown into the story of MU and Jomy a.k.a Soldier Shin journeying through the galaxy to find Terra, planet earth. You also have the antagonist who constantly hunts them. I won't spoil the fun, but it's not the normal good guy/bad guy kind of story. Not the normal good guy lives forever or bad guy gets the ultimate punishment.
One thing I find interesting in this anime is that in 24 episodes, they're going to have three generations of MU leaders leading MU to Terra. The time jump is rather huge in these episodes, you can have a guy 16 who in the next episode he is 20 something, and you know another few years passed.
Animation is so-so after the first episodes. However after awhile, I am so absorbed in the story that sometimes I don't even notice. The choice of angles and cuts the creators chose contributed to the animation. Sets and costume design were not bad for tv series. They kept the original retro feel but further defined with a little bit of modern look. Personally, I feel for the characters. Main characters have some decent character development. The music not bad too. Not top notch but sustained the mood.
As the anime is still on-going, I give it a 8 for now since it is on-going. I'm a sucker for good stories. There's a saying, story is king. I am happy that after watching so many years of anime, I can find another potentially good anime worth my time chasing after. Let's hope the ending will not bring my hopes down.
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