Item description for To Terra...Volume 3 by Keiko Takemiya & Dawn T. Laabs...
Overview The Mu, a group of outcast humans with extrasensory powers, have tried to broker peace with the human race, but the humans' fears of telepathy and the Mu's fears of human social engineering have frustrated all hopes of peaceful coexistence. Based on a Japanese animated series. Media tie-in.
Publishers Description In this, the last installment of the classic, Jomy Marcus Shin leads the Mu to their final showdown with humanity. Tony and eight other naturally-conceived Mu, who all possess incredible powers rivaling Jomy's own, take up the frontlines in the offensive and deliver the human side a series of staggering defeats. But Keith Anyan, head of the Terran defense foreces, has a few tricks up his own sleeve for dealing with the Mu. As the conflict nears its climax, the long-hidden secret at the heart of the Superior Domination order finally comes to light.
"To Terra... is an amazing piece of comic art, and no dedicated manga reader should pass it up." - Newtype USA
" An outstanding addition to the pantheon of great manga." - Comics212.net
"Either way this is sweet old skool sci-fi goodness (think Leiji Matsumoto) wrapped in Ooizumi Salon art with a flair for Ishinomori costume designs... Yeah this is a manga-wotaku's dream." - MangaCast
“The art stands out as unique as it did back 30 years ago. It feels both retro and progressive. Takemiya's settings and organic spaceships are simply awing to look at in each page.” –About Heroes
“To Terra is an engrossing ride through the stars… “ —Manga Maniac Café
Keiko Takemiya was one of the first female shojo manga writers, and has achieved great success with her science fiction and yaoi (boy-boy love) works. She is noted in Japan as part of the “Magnificent Forty-Niners,” female artists who pioneered shojo manga (comics for girls), creating wonderful works that have inspired many of today's best-known manga artists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2007
ISBN 1932234713 ISBN13 9781932234718
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More About Keiko Takemiya & Dawn T. Laabs
Keiko Takemiya was born in 1950 in Tokushima, Japan. She made her manga debut in 1968 with "The Sin of the Apple. "As part of one of the first seminal women manga collectives (the Magnificent 49ers), Takemiya founded what is now known as yaoi--the explosively popular gay homoerotic sugbenre of shojo manga. Takemiyas thematic diversity ranges beyond yaoi, however, from Sci-Fi to music appreciation and, in 1980, she won the 25th annual Shogakkan Manga Awa for "To Terra..." (published in the US by Vertical). Currently, she is a professor of Manga Arts at Kyoto Seika University's Art Department.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Terra...Volume 3?
One Explosive Finale Nov 9, 2007
Here it is. The final volume of To Terra. This one picks up several years after the end of the last volume. Jomy Marcus Shin, leader of the telepathic Mu, has decided to go to war with humans and force them to acknowledge the Mu's right to exist. On the other side of the galaxy, the series's primary antagonist, Keith Anyan, has climbed his way up the ranks to lead Terra's military bureaucracy. On the surface, he's completely in line with the will of the Mother Computer, a cold AI system that rules like a dictator over humanity and wants the Mu wiped out, but on the inside his resolve to go through with the genocide is clearly wavering. Adding something of a third faction to the mix are the evolved Mu children, abnormally strong psychics who unlike normal Mu were born physically whole and hearty. They have the only weapons that can take on the superior might of the Terrans, but they also realize that if the Mu and Terrans make peace, they might find themselves the new personas non grata.
Although this is the shortest volume and the most action heavy it still manages to work in some great character moments and some last revelations. I imagine the ending, along with the reason for the hostility between the Mu and Terrans, will make a lot of people really unhappy but it completely fits with the themes at the heart of the series. My big complaint is that the last ten odd pages should have been cut, starting with the scene of the Terrans gathering worshipfully around the blind Mu prophetess, Physis. The entire epilogue is pretty hokey and doesn't really add much to ending except act as a weak attempt to put a big smiley face on a tragic conclusion.
To Terra is a wonderful manga series that shouldn't be over looked because of its age.