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Toward the Terra (地球へ…, Terra e...?) is a Japanese science fiction manga series by Keiko Takemiya. It was serialized by Asahi Sonorama Gekkan Manga Shōnen between January 1977 and May 1980. In 1978, the manga series won the prestigious Seiun Award, and in 1979 it also won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen/shōjo manga. In 2007, American publisher Vertical Inc. released all three volumes of the manga in English under the title To Terra..., while Japanese publisher Square Enix released a reprint edition of the original manga.

In 1980 it was adapted into an animated movie, produced by Toei Animation and directed by Hideo Onchi. TRSI released the movie in North America as Toward the Terra, on VHS in 1994 and on laserdisc in 1995.

In 2007, the manga was adapted into an animated TV series, animated by Minamimachi Bugyōsho and Tokyo Kids, produced by Aniplex, SKY Perfect Well Think, and Mainichi Broadcasting System, and directed by Osamu Yamazaki, which premiered in Japan on MBS-TBS's Saturday 6:00pm time slot (previously occupied by other notable anime series such as Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Fullmetal Alchemist and Blood+) on April 7, 2007.

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