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Toward the Terra TV

Alt titles: Terra e... TV

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Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Toward the Terra Movie 1980 Same Franchise Both the Toward the Terra movie and TV series are based on the original manga. The movie more closely follows the manga, while the TV series introduces a large amount of new content and character development.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
To Terra 1977 Original Manga Between the Toward the Terra movie and TV series, the movie is the closest adaptation of the manga. The TV series adds a substantial amount of new content and character development.
Name Role
Nobuteru YUKI Character Design
Osamu YAMASAKI Director
Yasuharu TAKANASHI Music
Keiko TAKEMIYA Original Manga Creator
Hiroshi MOROTOMI Producer
Ai ABE Producer
Norihiro HAYASHIDA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Toward the Terra TV therik 4/10 Feb 11, 2010
Terra e... TV therik 4/10 Feb 11, 2010
Toward the Terra TV VivisQueen 8/10 Nov 4, 2007
Terra e... TV VivisQueen 8/10 Nov 4, 2007

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Toward the Terra TV Cygnus1 10/10 Apr 6, 2014
Terra e... TV Cygnus1 10/10 Apr 6, 2014
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Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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Nocturnalgloria

Toward the Terra and No. 6 are a perfect fit in terms of both spirit and plot. In both a privileged young boy realizes the hard way that the perfect world he took for granted was not so perfect after all. The post apocalyptic aspect and the borderline fascist government propel the story that brings home the devastating effects of discrimination. Above all it is the well thought out drama and character interaction that tie in both titles so perfectly. TtT and No. 6 invest much in the characters and the ordeals they go through with very strong BL vibes that can hardly be missed.

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The concept of this story is of a young, naïve boy, raised in a sheltered society characterised by extreme control of its citizens, awakening to the realisation that the world is very different from what they had imagined.

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No. 6 and Toward the Terra TV (*not* the movie) have a very similar style and plot - a boy lives a naive life in a dystopic society, only to find out things aren't what they seem. He's forced into the ranks of the other side where he has to decide what's right and what's wrong.

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Towa no Quon 1: Utakata no Kaben
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I think everybody who has seen first few episodes of Towards the Terra and Towa no Quon 1 has to agree with me – the shows are so similar! In both a guy (with almost same hairstyle) try to protect everyone who has some special power as he does before those who want to kill them.

kitsune89

I cannot express how many bells this OVA rang when I watched it; it was like watching Terra e again, on fast forward. Quon and Soldier Blue are so similar you almost cannot distinguish them at some point; nor can you stop yourself from falling in love with them. Add emotions that are converted into power, very similar plots, superb music score, awesome fighting scenes, a great cast and eyegasmic visuals, and you get something so brilliant you will never regret watching it.

Maverynthia

All you really have to do is look at the two main characters to tell. They both look alike.However the similarities don't stop there, past the haircuts and headbands, both Blue/Jomy and Quon are out to save Mu/People with powers and hope for a future where humans and those with superpowers can live together and the struggle they have to go thorugh to achieve their goals .

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Thor and Rai are twins who live on an advanced space colony called ‘Juno’. Things take a nasty turn one day when they are kidnapped by the Federal Army’s Special Forces and abandoned on the hostile prison planet Chimera. A cycle on Chimera consists of 181 days of scorching heat and 181 nights of below-freezing temperatures – not to mention it is populated almost entirely by carnivorous plants. The convicts on Chimera have found only one means of survival – reverting back to the law of beasts. For the strong-willed Thor adjustment comes naturally; but for his naive and weaker brother Rai, things do not go as well. Thor must now use all his wits, strength and courage to endure life as a member of Chimeran society, rise above the rest, and take the only ticket off this planet: becoming the Beast King.

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DrunkenBlowfish

Both are sci-fi anime that focus on a powerful young man finding his old life torn away from him as he is thrown into a new life where he much lead a following of people to find peace.

yamirakuen

1. The graphics are SO similar I immediately thought of Toward the Terra while watching Jyu Oh Sei. The genre is also sci-fi, where humans are inhabiting non-Earth planets. Furthermore, almost all human beings in both anime were made artificially (i.e., test-tube babies).

2. The setting is a dystopian future where the main character (Jomy from Toward the Terra and Thor from Jyu Oh Sei), as a child, had to abandon everything he knows and fight to survive. 

3. The dream of the main characters in both anime is similar: to find out the truth and to return to Earth. This applies especially for Jomy from Toward the Terra and Third from Jyu Oh Sei.

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes

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The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Wen-Li Yang, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.

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TheGiftedMonkey

Galactic warfare of opposing factions. You follow the characters throught he passage of time as these series continue and see how they grow as their companions fall and the war ravages the peaceful lands that they once knew.

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VivisQueen

So you loved Toward the Terra TV and want to experience more intergalactic wars, moral dilemmas, and incredibly powerful characters. Then Legend of the Galactic Heroes should be your next step. Firstly, it's got a more accomplished plot than Toward the Terra TV, but also has a similar vintage feel to its 80s world concept. Moreover, just when you think Keith Anyan is one of the best complex protagonists around, there comes Reinhard von Lohengramm to set a new standard. The key difference is that LOTGH involves strategies and more space battles, and has no supernatural elements such as psychic powers. Still, you'll be no less gripped. Check it out!

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The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...

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Szwagier

At first glance it's mecha here, espers there - nothing in common? Well that's wrong impression. Both shows put a great deal of focus on showing the relation between fewer in numbers but phisically superior race ( Miu in Terra e, and Coordinators in Gundam Seed) and whether they can grow to understand each other, and end conflict. Both show some impressive space battles (even though one show them with Mecha, and other with Ships vs Espers). Finally through at least first half of both we are faced with "one ship escaping from swarms of enemies" situation.

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There is a very fun an interesting theme that is present in both series.

Both series have a protagonist who is whisked from his home and forced to go against his own people. Along the way the character is shown both pros and cons of the two peoples and emotionally grows throughout. Also, the two animes throw lots of psychological drama at the protagonist as well.