A second season of the anime series, Terraformars, has been green-lit for production – this is according to the 38th issue of Young Jump, which releases on the 20th of August.
No additional details are available yet, since these are to be revealed in future editions of the magazine.
The story takes place some 500 or so years in the future, where a project was hatched to terraform Mars for Human habitation through the use of cockroaches. There was an unintended side-effect, however, in that the cockroaches evolved into giant humanoids – as a rather disastrous first expedition to Mars discovered.
A second expedition was sent – this time containing a group of humans who have been genetically enhanced with the attributes of various animals. Their mission – to exterminate the cockroach infestation.
Of course, this is great news, since the first season ended exactly nowhere, and did nothing but raise questions, such as:
- How the cockroaches changed so much in such a short time, while seemingly becoming intellegent at the same time, and
- Why someone thought sending a handful of humans, however well modified, was going to be a good idea when you’re putting them up against an entire planet full of man-sized (plus) cockroaches.
The first season dropped a couple of rather juicy hints, but not really enough to theorise properly. I’m fairly sure the second season won’t lend much to a solid conclusion either, but at least I hope to see some progress towards it.
Basically, I’d like to see – even if it’s fictional – at least one situation where humanity triumphs over cockroaches ;)
(Source: Anime News Network)