What does /a/ think about Toward the Terra?
It was alright, pretty gay though.
Manga > Anime > Movie.
One of my favorite series, though.
Also, god-tier cast in the anime.
Leo is mai husbando.
I liked the anime ending better than the manga.
I liked Blue's, uh, extended term in the anime, but prefer the manga's handling of the end.
I will never forgive the anime for leaving out the scene where Soldier Shin is burning in the arms of Captain Harley, though.
All I really remember is Soruja Buru. I wouldn't mind rewatching it sometime.
Sounds like more suffering.
Sugita was amazing in this, but Saiga basically upstaged everyone. And dat Wakamoto narration.
I love it. Blue is the best.
This show gave me an ear fetish, what with the headphones and taking them off.w
Now I'm staring at the ear. Stop it anon, don't spread it!
Did the manga have the same everyone dies ending?
Christ those are huge.
Wish this show had actual merchandise...
Why even ask?
why are the female characters lousy here?
damn BL author
What's wrong with Physis?
Must be a homo.
Blue da best
Or maybe the hand is really small. Merchandise would be one thing, but even more artwork would be good.
There's also Artella.
The anime at least tried to keep some female characters relevant for longer.
>captcha: satin teenUKe
Jomi never got his love interest, did he.
Whoever voted for Tony in the strawpoll, please explain yourself.
Did the manga end the same way? Jomi and the others all dying because of Grandfather or whatever the artificial program was named?
That captain/admiral dude who changed his decision at the very end was a bit of a dumbass though.
He's married to Leo, or pining for Blue, depending who you ask.
Except for the movie, where he bangs whatsherface and spawns Tony.
Wait, this had a movie adaptation?
And in the movie adaptation he's Tony's father?
Seconding this request.
Would you shota Tony?
Keith did nothing wrong.
Pretty much, though there was no weird tentacle sword fight and Keith's end is a little different. And Tony pretty much abandons his body and curls up in a corner of the universe to be emo in the end. Plus the epilogue shows reincarnated Jomy and Physis meeting up in a spaceship on the way to Earth.
Keith a shit.
A nice 1980 vintage. Got a US release on DVD a couple years ago, I think.
Ugh, as much as I want to enjoy that movie...
Er, well, Jomi vaguely looks like he has down syndrome on the cover.
Blue holding strong with 67%.
Jomy at 22%.
Still waiting for the one Tonyfag to explain themselves.
It was meh.
Physis was the blind blond girl, right?
I can't remember, did they have a relationship in the anime that ever went close to or beyond hand holding?
I like that theme song.
Saiga sang a version of it I think.
COMING HO~ TO TERRA.
COMING HO~ TO TERRA.
UTSUKUSHII SONO NA WA.
Yeah, that's Physis. My recollection is that I felt like the anime implied she and Blue had a thing, while Jomy at best had a one-sided crush on her (but I might be biased). Did they hold hands at one point?
Dunno, in all honesty.
Most of the side characters were cameos from Takemiya's other manga.
Thoughts on Keith Anyan? (aka KIIIIISU ONION)
If you liked Terra and have a tolerance for bad old-school sci fi, you should read "Slan" -- which features a main character named Jommy who has telepathy, a spaceship hidden underground, and other interesting plot points you may be familiar with.
I liked him. It might have looked like he had choices, but he didn't. He had the most suffering. The ending with Jomy was kind of nice.
Any martyr soldier in it?
Wow did Takemiya mention this as inspiration?
I thought it got kind of messy towards the end. Mostly good stuff though.
Would be commanded and thrown onto bed by, 10/10.
80 year old virgin
I liked Keiko's other work Kaze to Ki no Uta. Will I like Toward the Terra too?
It's been a few years since I read it, and the plot was a clusterfuck. His mom dies, he gets all this badass tech from his dad (who I forget if he's dead or not), and then a villain named "Kier Gray" (no relation to Keith, haha) shows up and tries to genocide all the telepaths. Spoiler: Kier is also a "slan" or a telepath.. Makes you wonder what Keith might have been.
The "Soldier Blue" movie I know Takemiya has openly acknowledged as a mild piece of inspiration, at least for the name. I don't recall reading about her drawing from "Slan" but it's 100% obvious that she did. "Jomy" or "Jommy" really isn't a common name, and some of the press for "Terra" in English straight up said that is was drawn from "Slan" (see, e.g., http://www.anime.com/Terra_He/)
Definitely, but it's less gay, even more mind tripping and to some extent, the drama feels heavier.
Thanks anon, this is fascinating.
The "Slan" book is worth a read just for shitting bricks at certain similarities. It also benefits from picturing the characters as Jomy and Keith.
You'll wonder where Gilbert is.
Am I kawaii?
Cried like a bitch by the end of this.
Blue was my favorite soldier, but I really liked Jommy
I cried when stupid Tony drew that crayon picture of everyone.
One of the most underrated anime of the last ten years.
11/10, would protect with my life.
I couldn't like Tony and even at the ending, I didn't feel a single thing for Keith that bastard. I must be a heartless fag.
One of the best sci-fi anime.
Not liking Tony is understandable.
Not caring about Keith is inhuman.
It's nice to see more military art of Matsuka. Even the anime made him a bigger moeblob with each episode.
>This shirt smells like you.
>What does /a/ think about Toward the Terra?
I dropped it when the curly-haired lieutenant got killed horribly.
It was too much suffering.
I've got a little more.
Poor peter pan
... but mostly I just have homoe art.
Fuck you, /a/, now I have to rewatch this show, goddammit, as if I didn't have a backlog to deal with.
>The anime at least tried to keep some female characters relevant for longer.
and oh yeah, THAT worked well...
Such fabulous hair
Murdoch > Matsuka > Keith > Blue > Jomy > Serge > Tony = Shiroe > Sam.
Even I couldn't ignore the homo overtones.
It had time skips every other episode so it was kinda weird to follow.
A lot of timeskips yeah, I definitely wasn't expecting the shift to Keith and Sam's perspective in the first few episodes. I was very surprised at how many things it covered, and how political it got.
And yeah, it was obviously full of homo, the mangaka did do BL.
>all this Tony hate