Winner of both the first Seiun Award, a prestigious award for science fiction, and the Shogakukan Manga Award for shonen/shojo manga.
To Terra, directly translated as Toward the Terra, is a three volume series about the future of the Earth, known as Terra, and the future of humans. In this future Terra has fallen into ruin because of human neglect. Becoming uninhabitable, humans left to colonize other planets. Some left the galaxy and were never heard from again, others settled nearby.
The humans that settled earn Terra wanted to bring Terra back into a livable and vibrant world. They figured that humans were what caused Terra’s ruin and so created machines to rule over and control the humans. The lead machine called, Grand-Mother, brain washes humans and breeds them in vitro. Although Grand-Mother control the genes that create humans a certain gene always pops up. This gene lead to a new species called Mu. The Mu have weak bodies but are blessed with physic abilities and are hunted down by Grand-Mother. This is the story of their quest to return to Terra told from both the Mu and the Human sides.