If you’re a board-game geek and also an anime & manga fan you might have already heard of Yoka Boardgames, which is nothing less than the games division of Tsume SA, a well-renown company that specializes in design of high quality statues in resin, numbered and limited edition, most of them available for online purchase on their official website.
Tsume SA works with famous licenses from the Japanese entertainment universe, such as: Naruto Shippuden, One Punch Man, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, One Piece: whithin the last few years they are also gaining the attention of the mainstream gaming scene, as demonstrated by their recent work for the Assassin’s Creed brand under the license of Ubi Soft.
Estabilished in 2016, Yoka Boardgames is still a newborn in the board game industry, having released only two major games so far, both inspired by an highly-acclaimed anime brand: Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game, published within the fist half of 2016, and now Terra Formars, which is already out from a couple months. Both of these games have been released together with Japanime Games and are receiving mild-to-good reviews by anime & board-game enthusiasts, as it can be easily seen by looking at their respective pages on the BoardGameGeek website:
- Yoka Boardgames on BoardGameGeek (Facebook page)
- Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game on BoardGameGeek
- Terra Formars on BoardGameGeek
- Japanime Games on BoardGameGeek (official site, Facebook page)
In this post we’ll be talking about Terra Formars, based upon the acclaimed, award-winning horror-sci-fi seinen manga written by Yu Sasuga and illustrated by the talented Kenichi Tachibana, firstly published in 2011 on the SHUEISHA‘s Weekly Young Jump magazine and then released in a number of countries worldwide: the franchise has been so well received by the public than two original video animations (OVAs) were released in 2014, followed by two animated television series in 2014 and 2015 and even a live action film adaptation directed by Takashi Miike. For additional info regarding the project, we strongly suggest reading the Terra Formars official pages on Wikipedia and MyAnimeList.