The cast for Takashi Miike’s upcoming Live action adaptation of Sagusa Yu’s manga Terra Formars has just announced it’s main cast for the 2016 release, with filming beginning in May. Written by Sagusa Yu and drawn by Kenichi Tachibana, the ongoing manga has now run for 13 volumes through Weekly Young Jump which started in 2011. In 2014 – 13 Episode Anime Series was released which aired from Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014. – with two OVAs that followed August 20, 2014 – November 28, 2014.
I myself haven’t read the manga or viewed the anime series, but what I have gathered, this project is right up Miike’s ally as it mixes Action, Horror,and Science Fiction…. Specially the Ultra- Violence and strangeness of the manga. I’ve read the anime had some Censorship issues with the first three episodes, but from episode four on its what you would expect from an R – 17+ series. With 13 volumes I don’t expect too much back story on the large cast, specially since this is only one film instead of a series. An issue also brought up in many reviews about the 13 Episode anime series. So I expect things to jump right into the action ala Starship Troopers.
Hideaki Ito – Shokichi Komachi,
Emi Takei – Nanao Akita,
Takayuki Yamada – Ichiro Hiruma
Shun Oguri – Ko Honda,
Kane Kosugi – God Lee,
Tomohisa Yamashita – Jin Muto
Rinko Kikuchi – Asuka Moriki,
Masaya Kato – Keisuke Dojima,
Eiko Koike – Mina Obari,
Mariko Shinoda – Sorai Osako
Kenichi Takito – Shunji Tezuka,
Rina Ohta – Maria Renjou,
Rila Fukushima – Sakakibara,
With the space program attempting to travel to Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface. They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and the insect corpses would serve as a food source for the mold.
It is now the year 2577 and the first manned ship to Mars has landed on the planet and the six crew members are ready for their mission. But what they find are giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength. The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Now, humanity will send elite warriors to exterminate the mutated bugs and claim back Mars.
MOVIE OFFICIAL SITE – http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/terraformars/