After humanity’s first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment, but are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal—exterminate the humans! However, this crew of explorers has each undergone the “Bugs Procedure,” terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human…
As my esteemed colleague Vegeta20 has said there are some racial "miscues" that are sprinkled in here, but to be honest Japan doesn't care, I don't care. I may be white as frosty the snowman but this is the first i heard of it being racist. Not only that there was only one time during an end of a chapter well into ch.150+ that it was even there. But like I mentioned until right now i didn't connect the two and who cares it's a great story with pretty brutal(good) fights. Again as I've mentioned in other reviews i'm a fan of ranking systems and this has plenty of that. I don't want to put down other reviewers but Vegeta20 is childish to think that not reading it or endorsing it will make all the wrongs right and he's punishing the publisher with his loss of sale. They don't care. Racist or not, honest or not they will continue until the story gets stale. I have not idea where Vegeta20 left off nor do i care if he can't see before his rose tinted glasses and read things that may clash with his morals or views. Not only that he didn't even rate it(nor any other manga), other than his biased review "I put the manga down and didn't pick it back up again out of disgust but apparently from what I've read online is goes even deeper," so not even your own opinion but those of others. There was an Adolf and Eva who were German but no mention of Hitler as far as i can recall. No there is no "savior" who blonde hair blue eyed, read the manga and you'll find who that is and what his purpose may be. Btw, there are a few blacks in the manga who show aptitude and skill, but let's overlook that and point at all the bad. Overall: Racist-Maybe, Readable: Definitely, Better than most. I like it don't be swayed by Japan's xenophobia which permeates a lot of their stuff. You think this guy may be racist against blacks the creator of Bleach hates Hispanics, every Hollow has some Spanish thing going on with its name, even Chad.
Terra Formars is pretty much the only manga I've ever heard of that is "known" to be blatantly racist. People told me about it but I thought they were all just exaggerating. Boy was I wrong. The racism is so obvious that it's comical. I'm not going to give a long explanation or anything but it's racial caricatures of black people as roaches are pretty in your face and unapologetic. I put the manga down and didn't pick it back up again out of disgust but apparently from what I've read online is goes even deeper. References to Hitler, characters named Adolf and Eva, and the savior of the human race being a blonde haired, blue eyed, "black foe" killer was all I needed to know that I'd never read this piece of garbage ever again.
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