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Mars  
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Description
Kira believes that Rei and all other men in the world are dirty. She stays away from her classmates, hiding in her art. What happens when the delinquent motorcyclist and playboy, Rei, gets a hold of one of her drawings, and actually wants to keep it?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Mars Gaiden (Prequel)

Associated Names
マース
مارس
战神mars
Chiến Thần

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Eternal Blue (4309d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4311d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4312d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
MARS by ffleur
Mars by HYDh8er

Forum
2 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1521 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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5+
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Last Updated
April 16th 2016, 12:14pm PST


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Year
1996

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TokyoPop (15 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #415 decreased(-9)
Monthly Pos #384 increased(+36)
3 Month Pos #432 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #404 increased(+4)

List Stats
On 697 reading lists
On 952 wish lists
On 3906 completed lists
On 145 unfinished lists
On 496 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 255 days, 9 hours, 12 minutes ago
Taiwanese drama 904 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Mars   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 37wallflower73
June 10th, 2007, 12:19am
An amazing manga!!! Though I do admit that I kept putting off reading it and that it was still hard to get into after that (what can I say? I prorastinate. A lot). It was really deep and the art was beautiful, the bloody scenes especially. Also the story, as mentioned before, is not so shallow as the shoujo I find these days and that was another factor that really kept me hooked to the very end, along with the storyline, and I had so much fun trying to guess what was going to happen next!!! I'm glad to say that the mangaka surprised me. Just the general 'feel' of the manga is captivating, and I love the main characters relationship with each other. It makes you believe that they could be together forever, or at least a lot longer than some other high school romances. I mean, some of the stories out there are cute and all, but then it's like.....yeah? So? How long are they going to be together, when so few people end up with their first love? That's what really gets me about Shoujo. Mars has some really deep feeling in it.
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it was just OK   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jellyunicorn123
June 8th, 2007, 3:43pm
It was alright..and that's about it. It definately wasn't the greatest shojo manga.. The developement was very smooth espically between the two characters. The storyline is very glommy to me, but cheered up alittle near the end. However, the ending was awsome, haha. what can i say, imma a sucker for happying end.
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Involving, moving, cleverly written and drawn. It's definitely one of the best manga around   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 6th, 2007, 10:25am
The story and the characters didn't really get under my skin up after the 3rd volume, but from there the series really took flight and kept flying mostly high ubtil the end.
There is present and past drama, and of course potential love rivals, crisis, etc, as traditional in shoujo/josei. But the way they're handled makes all the difference, and for the better.
It's addictive, delicate yet extreme and down-to-earth at once, dark (bordering on disturbing even: it deals with madness, suicide, and child abuse) yet filled with hope, and has some nice romantic and funny moments as well. Plus, the mangaka knows how to draw human bodies and backgrounds and details when they're needed (you can notice her skills even more so in her recent *seinen* titles, like ES and Cesare). Last but not least, she can delineate multi-faceted personalities and rise important issues in a not-preachy way.
[edit by mod, Small hint ahead, could possible be a spoiler]
If there are cons - but I'm really nitpicking as a reader who went through tons of manga- ... some of the plot-twists seemed a bit too... calculated (is this the right word in English, I wonder), especially in the very last volume: I thought I could hear Souryo-san saying " we need something to pick up the tension just before the end, so let's summon that X psycho character back to mess things up again", and BAM, here the mess happens (you'll see when you read it ;) ). But even in that case it was pulled out well and allowed the plot and introspection to go further a notch. Again, it's the way some topics and clichès are handled that mark the difference in quality. And Mars delivers excellent quality on basically all fronts.
I'd recommend it both to male and female readers, unless you're thrown off by the sensitive topics I mentioned above.
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Mars   
Rating: N/A
by TheBlueRussianSpy
May 27th, 2007, 8:30pm
This was like my second manga I just loved it. The story is pretty good and the drawings the chick makes I just fell in love with them. The mother and the child its just beautiful
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lifelike and not superficial at all   
Rating: N/A
by bluesonnet
May 27th, 2007, 4:49am
It's pretty good. The girl started out as one I really liked. I still like her, but sometimes she's just really digging her own grave. Other than that, I really like this story. I've been avoiding this story for so long for some odd reason, and when I finally downloaded it out of boredom, I was happy I did. ^^
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Interesting.. xD   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chueisha
May 11th, 2007, 7:41pm
The arts doesn't appeal to me until i actually open the book and read them. Not much of a thing at first and i thought it would be horror thanks to the title o_O. But it is an amazingly sweet story and very erm.. life-style. love it biggrin
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So Real!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by _mel
April 21st, 2007, 2:36pm
This manga was amazing! It was so REAL! I loved it. Definately a must read!
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Amazing, exquisite.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
April 18th, 2007, 11:10am
I mostly prefer reading seinen, but occasionally I'll pick up a josei manga. In this case, I'm really glad I gave Mars a try. It's got such a light touch, and surprising depth... It really is a fantastic romance, and I do mean a REAL romance, deep and thoughtful and moving, not just a childish crush sort of scenario. (I feel almost embarrassed saying all this, because usually I'm about the blood and the gore and the psychological perversity -- but in this case the beauty of the manga just drew me in.)

My other favorite by Souryo Fuyumi is Eternal Sabbath, which is seinen... I honestly didn't know until now that Souryo sensei had such a different style when it came to shoujo/josei. The art in Mars is really, really different than her art in her later works. It isn't as delicate or as sophisticated, but still a damn sight more polished and expressive than most of the art out there.

Don't miss out on this manga. It's really beautiful.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2007, 11:11am
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gurrla
April 14th, 2007, 4:30pm
I really loved it! I thought it touched on important and real themes...
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awesome storyline   
Rating: N/A
by itsumoemi
April 3rd, 2007, 12:56am
if it's already made a live action it must be good, and it is ;]
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