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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?

Note: This manga was adapted into a 21-episode Taiwanese drama, MARS.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Mars Gaiden (Prequel)

Associated Names
マース
战神mars
Chiến Thần

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Eternal Blue (3826d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (3828d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (3829d 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

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1445 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 5th 2015, 9:17pm 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 #451 increased(+12)
Monthly Pos #499 decreased(-29)
3 Month Pos #454 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #418 decreased(-41)

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On 659 reading lists
On 895 wish lists
On 3715 completed lists
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Classic!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by maranair
March 16th, 2012, 5:54pm
this manga has all the ingredients to be a really good dramatic shoujo
it's perfect for people who are entering manga's world
the story is quite real.....a little too exaggerated to be slice of life

i have read it twice.. and i would read it again
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Classic Shoujos ARE AMAZING!!! XD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
July 12th, 2012, 9:33pm
It didn´t felt like an end AT ALL!! XD But I loved the whole concept of MARS. It was TRULY realistic, but it´s interesting seeing the mangaka´s point of view about human beings and their physological complexity. I also loved how the story talked about wounds, locking up yourself in your own world, protect and being protected, the life´s path and the magnitude of the people you meet in that path and their influence in that path, etc. Because sometimes it seems coincidence, fate or something unavoidable, but the paths of life are intertwined, for better or for worse.

What I also LOVED about this manga, is that it´s not all about sadness, or drama. It´s also about LIFE. The story also talks about art and races, the difference betwen them are enormous, but how two people from their little worlds, came with their special thing to each others world, and understood each other special thing, was amazing.

The art was AMAZING, it´s redundant to say it XD. Sometimes when I saw Rei I thought I was seeing a real person o.o! that´s how AMAZING! this manga´s art is XD

And is interesting to read the comments, because of the psychological background of the story, somehow you identify yourself with the story, like how deep the human nature is, the search for a safe place, etc

While I was reading the manga, I was hearing the City Hunter´s Dorama OST, it was the perfect background music, it fit so perfect the storyline and the scenes ^^

PS: I would love to see Kira´s baby ^^

... Last updated on July 12th, 2012, 9:35pm
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Just wishing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eia
July 31st, 2010, 1:57pm
I've always thought the covers for old manga's are poorly drawn or something. But ultimately, it's often the manga's I love best. You know 'Chiper'? I really enjoyed the time it took place in. The 70s? I don't know, but since...I've yearned to go back in time! Can't you see how free they lived? It all seemed so colourful! Have you noticed how grey our time is? It's all about the enviroment, money, sex and war. Well I guess there's more...I can't really say I know since I'm only fourteen but I think it seemed so free back in the days. Like they didn't care how others looked at them. Well now...as I said I'm not so experienced but, I think it looked happier back then. smile

I loved this manga. It's one of those you start reading and can't stop no matter what time it is. Sadly, after too long at the computer I get sloppy in my eyes and don't register what I read completely so It's a waste to finish it without knowing really what happened later. Well anyways, I can only say I loved this manga. ;D

... Last updated on July 31st, 2010, 1:59pm
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because I need a subject?   
Rating: N/A
by dyingatmidnight
January 13th, 2010, 10:40pm
From the comments it would seem you either love it or you hate it. I happen to be on the love it side. The plot in a nutshell? Two emotionally damaged people learning what it means to trust and love someone. Someone said that in the real world Rei wouldn't look at Kira, but there's actually a very good reason that she first drew his attention. Granted there's a lot of drama, seems these two can not catch a break, but it's done in such a way that it doesn't seem all that far fetched. Some of you might scoff at that remark but really when you think on it it does make sense. There's a cycle of emotional damage and turmoil throughout this series, of how one persons instability can effect others and what it takes to end that cycle and start to heal.

The art is lovely, the story is touching and laid out to you in a way that keeps you guessing (in a good way, it's like a puzzle and you need to keep reading to piece it all together). My only issue, and it's a very small issue, is that I felt it was a little too long, for me the last few volumes lacked that same spark or something. It's hard to really describe what seemed to be missing for me.

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You'll find it sets the benchmark for anything else you'll ever read


I think I would have to agree with this 100%. Mars was perhaps the second full series I read when I got into manga and since then I continue to look for something that will captivate me the same way it has. I

The long and short of it? It's dramatic, it focuses on some rather touchy and some might even say triggering subjects but it really is worth the read. (and reread as the case may be)

... Last updated on January 13th, 2010, 10:46pm
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GUAU/wow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
May 26th, 2009, 12:10pm
OH MY GOD!

this manga is just a masterpiece! It's just too great.

It has: a bad boy guy and not the one who'll rape her every time they're alone I'm talkin' 'bout a REAL BAD BOY the one you'd love to transform. And the girl...OMG! the girl's just great, and the characters are so great.

The plot. believe me it's not one of those that are like 'LMAO, awww, ewwww, omg how could he do...!? wtf!?' this story will make you 'cry, laugh, awww, ewww, etc'.

it's so great Q_Q! would love to read more of this ;_;!

I'll rerereREAD this story HAHAHA xD!
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in-awe.   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Yenoh
March 7th, 2009, 5:02pm
Well,I love this manga.My number one manga ;] Its not a manga with the big cute round glittering eyes,or the kawaii fan girls or anything.Sure,its the good-girl-hearts-with-bad-boy,but.! It has more depth to it.It can make you cry,laugh and smile.This manga really makes you think about life.Its not those little light-hearted ones where they make you sad a little bit and next thing you know,the series is done.its not like those other shoujos where you read it one day,and then the next day you forget.Its DIFFERENT.Its unique cuz it leaves an impact.Very true to life.The characters have flaws but are still great throughout the series.And my gawd,the art is GORGEOUS. So to me,this is series gets an A++ Definately my most favorite manga ;]
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A really warming up story.   
Rating: N/A
by pandora
March 2nd, 2008, 4:32am
I really enjoyed the story form the beginning till the end, there was a point when i was disappointed at the flow of the story but soon I forgot about it and sank into the story again the ending was great too not to mention that in the end was a really umm stressing part so for a minute I thought that the ending is not going to be what expected though some times its good I dont think the manga would have left me with the same warm feeling I have now if the ending was different.
I think that every body that love shoujo stories should read this one and enjoy it as I did.

thanks for the attention,

Alisa
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Nuthin less then a ten   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2H
January 22nd, 2008, 4:43am
I see where sakura1083 is coming from. I also prefer the light hearted stuff. There are manga that over do things. Mars might als be one. The thing with Mars however. There is some proper chemistry between the characters. The interaction between the character is natrual. It's realistic in a sense how the characters act. The events might be to much, but everything around it is awesome.
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Not for the faint of heart   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Atsuta
July 12th, 2014, 5:48pm
Although it may not seem too dark at first glance, just assume that the darker points in the beginning is the typical tone of the entire series; not to say that's all Mars has going for it. It was a great read that left my heart in shambles at one too many points in the story. My only gripe was with some of the psychological aspects being a bit far-fetched, namely
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when a certain someone is able to fool several professionals to release him from the institution (some psychiatrists/psychologists are undeserving of their title/job due to how terrible some of them are, but to fool several of them is beyond me),
but I'm not so hyper critical to allow that to devalue Mars as a quality series.

... Last updated on August 6th, 2014, 5:15am
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I loved the beginning.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Yoshipower321
September 3rd, 2013, 12:34pm
I absolutely loved the first volume and the way the "opposites attract" came into play.

Unfortunately, I lost that love for the manga after dramatic events seemed to just keep popping up.
Maybe I would have just preferred if this was a lighthearted story with the character types used.
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