In the far future, humanity seeks to resolve Earth’s growing overpopulation problem by terraforming Mars as their second home. Five hundred years later, the United Nations Aeronautics and Space Administration sends out an expedition team to explore this new world. But an unintended side effect of the terraforming process has unleashed a horror no one could ever have imagined: the planet has become infested with Terraformars, man-sized cockroaches that prey on humans. Now humanity must bring together all its scientific resources and power to counter this monstrous threat, or face total extinction.
S01:E01 - SYMPTOM - Mutation
Twenty years have passed since the doomed Bugs 2 mission, and a strange new disease is ravaging Earth. To save his childhood friend from the peculiar malady, Akari Hizamaru enters an underground tournament only to find himself pitted against a bestially savage foe. At an impossible moment, a savage fury erupts from within Akari, piquing the interest of two U-NASA recruiters.
S01:E02 - DEPARTURE - Departure
With the Annex 1 cruising toward Mars, an eerie mood pervades the crew as they are debriefed on their role in combating the lethal A.E. Virus. Moments before arrival, a deadly presence onboard thrusts the crew into a collision course with the unknown. Akari and Michelle tap into their innate superhuman abilities, but can they save the crew and the mission from an early death?
S01:E03 - TO MARS - to the Planet of Calamity
In the darkness of space, Annex 1 becomes a bloody backdrop for the terraformars’ rampage. Akari and Michelle manage to push back before making a mad dash for the mutational serum, now almost completely destroyed. Desperate, Captain Komachi radios a mission abort, but is told to land on Mars, where the battle between humans and their monstrous creations is about to unfold.
S01:E04 - WAR - All-Out War
Calm is fleeting for Captain Komachi and crew, who discover a bizarre stowaway on Mars. The confusion continues when an unlikely hero parries potential devastation from another terraformar ambush. But relief devolves into heartache when Captain Komachi’s worst nightmare comes true, making a disturbing revelation even worse.
S01:E05 - EXCEPTIONAL TWO - the Miracle Child
Oscillating between melancholy and rage, emotions run high for Marcos as his reminiscing fuels an attack that leaves his teammates awestruck. Meanwhile, Michelle, Akari, and the rest of the crew fight on, setting the stage for the thundering arrival of Michelle’s paternal inheritance.
S01:E06 - 2 MINUTES - 2 Minutes
An omen of things to come arrives with a shattering of glass as one grotesquely developed terraformar takes control of the Squad 2 crew and their escape vehicle. Akari comes to the rescue with a frightful, if not exhilarating, escape, but every second counts. While Akari fights off an airborne terraformar, Michelle is dragged deeper into the abyss by her aquatic attacker.
S01:E07 - CRAB - Brave Warrior
One crash landing and two near-deaths later, Akari, Michelle, and the rest of Squad 2 are shell-shocked—but alive. A rare moment of peace, and a healthy dose of carnal repression, leads Akari and Alex into trouble. Things are less calm elsewhere on Mars, where Asimov and his squad take a beating from one particularly relentless terraformar with a murderous past.
S01:E08 - DER ZITTERAAL - the Electric Organism
Adolf, leader of Squad 5, maneuvers the escape vehicle toward the Annex 1 crash site, but is abruptly knocked off course by an unfathomable foe who sends the crew hurtling into a rocky canyon. Realization follows, as does a missile attack by an army of Martian enemies. Adolf manages to push back the demons, but not the ones inside his head.
S01:E09 - TOO SAD to DIE - a Single Drop From a Thunderstorm
All eyes are on Adolf as the terraformars close in for the kill. An outpouring of fury and heartache from the past materializes as lethal electricity, but it can’t last forever. Just as Adolf’s powers fade, the terraformars regroup, this time as a well-trained army, leaving Adolf but one option for survival—an attack of biblical proportions.
S01:E10 - DESIRE - the Wish
Before collapsing at Eva’s feet, Adolf channels divine annihilation to strike down the terraformars. But his attackers’ ingenious resuscitation precipitates yet another attack. Will an unprecedented attempt at survival eventually favor the roaches? And will Adolf’s newfound humanity become his final transformation?
S01:E11 - BOXER
In the depths of the canyon, a new match begins. But this time, the stakes are higher; it’s Mars versus planet Earth in a contest of the species. With Squad 1 fragmented, one of Earth’s best featherweights must take on the reigning champion of Mars, a colossally armored beast. Years of training, and the fate of his homeland and friends, comes down to one moment. It’s an all-out brawl for interstellar existence. Round one!
S01:E12 - SHOOTING STAR - on Track and Reckless
During a precarious clash atop a terraformar’s web, Captain Komachi is haunted by a soul from the past and is ready to put the grim incident from the Bugs 2 project behind him. Meanwhile, deep within the pyramid, Squad 3 makes an unexpected discovery of an inexplicable object from decades past. Outside the ancient structure, something equally mysterious reverberates in the Martian sky, catching the attention of the other squad members.
S01:E13 - TERRA for MARS - This Way and That Way
Squad 1 is in dire straits, but luckily Akari and Michelle are there to drive back the threat from the crew’s most terrifyingly elusive foe yet. When Squad 1 is joined by Squad 2, a breakdown from within the team threatens to divert what seem to be steps to victory. Back on Earth, the leaders of the US and Japan hold a secret meeting to discuss the fate of the Annex 1 crew as a cloud of confusion lingers on both sides of the galaxy.