Terra Formars Season 3 is desired by many of its fans, but the fear for the cancelation remains in their hearts. We will get into it later, but for now, let’s take a look at the series first.
Terra Formars is an anime adaptation of the manga of the same name, written by Yuu Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana. It began its serialization in Miracle Jump from January 13 to December 13, 2011, before moving to another magazine, Weekly Young Jump, on April 26, 2012.
There are two seasons of Terra Formars, both produced by Liden Films (Tokyo Revengers). The first season aired from September 26 to December 19, 2014, listed with 13 episodes. The second season, titled Terra Formars: Revenge, had changed on the series’ main staff but was still produced by Liden Films with the help of TYO Animations. The anime then premiered on April 2 and concluded on June 24, 2016.
Terra Formars also adapted into different media, such as a film directed by Takashi Miike in 2016, light novels, and video games.
So, it’s been five years since the last episode of the series aired. Fans, having a mixed feeling about how Linden Films handled the second season, still want to see the light of Terra Formars Season 3. Will it get renewed? Or canceled? Here is everything we know about it.
Will there be Terra Formars Season 3?
To answer the question, we need to look at the fundamental problem first. Are there enough materials for Terra Formars Season 3? The answer is yes.
According to the information that we gathered, two seasons of Terra Formars, including two OVA, adapted about 11 volumes of the manga. Yuu Sasuga has published a total of 22 volumes, and the series is still ongoing. In addition, some chapters from Annex 1 arc are not covered yet. Therefore, there is plenty of content for Terra Formars Season 3.
There is a catch, though. The manga has been on hiatus state since January 2019 due to Yuu Sasuga’s health issues. Unfortunately, it is not the first time that Terra Formars has entered hiatus. In 2017, it entered an indefinite hiatus before resuming in 2018. As a result, the hiatus could affect Terra Formars Season 3.
To put salt into our wound, the sales of the Blu-ray are not convincing too. In Japan, the first volume sales were terrible, that it was at the bottom of sales’ ranking.
We are not going to end this section with a piece of bad news. To light the hope in our hearts, there is also good news. As reported by Anime News Network, Terra Formars was one of the top 25 media franchises in 2016. It may tempt Liden Films to make another season of the series.
Terra Formars Season 3 Release Date
There is no official announcement about the release date of Terra Formars Season 3. However, if you count the OVA, which was released in 2018, as the last episode of the series, then we still have time to see another season. Anime adaption usually takes 3-4 years to produce.
If it does not count, then we can only hope for the best.
Plot of Terra Formars
The story sets in the 26th century, where there is a lethal disease called Alien Engine Virus on Earth. Annex I team, consisting of many enhanced men and women, has been sent to Mars to find the disease’s cure.
It is not easy for them because now Mars is overrun by “Terraformars,” powerful and intelligent humanoid cockroaches. Those mutated cockroaches resulted from the space program in the 21st century, which was to warm up Mars so humans could live on it by sending the said insects and mold.