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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 (4185d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4186d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4188d 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 (1505 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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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 #427 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #441 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #425 increased(+14)
6 Month Pos #420 increased(+15)

List Stats
On 693 reading lists
On 940 wish lists
On 3865 completed lists
On 144 unfinished lists
On 491 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 131 days, 6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Taiwanese drama 780 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes ago

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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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didn't do that much for me   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
February 23rd, 2007, 8:36pm
i really couldn't identify or bond with any of the characters and the story didn't pull me in at all. im sorry i thought it was horrible. but don't take me too seriously, i hardly like any shoujo manga.
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One of the few filler free series.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jjguo28
February 14th, 2007, 9:09pm
Unlike most manga or manhwa, long series start having fillers. This isn't that long, but the various plot devices are foreshadowed and everything feels like it fits in so you don't think, they threw that in just to get a longer story. Plus, you want to cheer on the main characters and hope they do well. It's well done, although its over 10 years old, the art, story and characters hold up nicely.

... Last updated on September 9th, 2009, 6:51pm
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