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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
مارس
战神mars
Chiến Thần

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Eternal Blue (3844d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (3846d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (3847d 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

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MARS by ffleur
Mars by HYDh8er

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1450 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 10th 2015, 8:16am 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 #445 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #445 increased(+17)
3 Month Pos #444 decreased(-1)
6 Month Pos #414 decreased(-37)

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On 659 reading lists
On 896 wish lists
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Not really my cup of tea   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ScytheMaster14
April 12th, 2013, 1:40pm
i read this cause people said it had real romance rather that that kinda love at first sight stuff, and i have to admit, at the beginning i really liked it but it just started going downhill from when he kissed the statue. it was really overly melodramatic and most of the time i felt like the story was contradicting itself because they wanted to add another "twist" to the plot line.
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first his father didn't care about him at all, then he was just cold and ignored him and Sei, then Sei is bullied and kills himself, then sei's a psychopath, then his mom was the nice sickly mother, then she was a psychopath, then the father is actually their uncle, then the mom tried to kill Rei, then she killed herself and didnt die of a sickness, then the fathers actually kinda tsundere and really loves Rei? its like SLOW DOWN! thats not plot development, thats just trying to make the story interesting again when it gets boring

as it progressed, the story seemed less like a romance to me and more like a mystery novel of trying to get to the bottom of Rei's past and mental issues. that aspect of the story is fine but at times i completely forgot Kira was even in the story, that shouldn't happen. so anyway not my cup of tea, i can see how some people would like it but i wouldn't recommend it
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Mars   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
April 20th, 2012, 8:28am
Honestly, I can read this over and over again. I first read this series in high school circa 2003/4 and I couldn't help but re-read it. Definitely one of my top 5s. This series is definitely a classic. You can't help but love it.
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Truly Psychological.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bebelala-chan
April 13th, 2012, 12:48am
Don't get me wrong but I'm into this stuff. It makes my mind work up all the time. That I have to read every single lines so I could understand the story as a whole smile

Family problems, Phobias, Chasing dreams, they just appeal to me so much. And putting romance and making LOVE to conquer all this problem just made it more amazing.

The art was beautiful. Classic. Not like nowadays Overload cuteness a-lot-chibi-like characters.

All in all. It's just a masterpiece. And I'm glad that I had the chance to read it smile
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After reading this manga only one word that comes to my mind "EPIC"   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blowingblossoms
October 2nd, 2011, 2:45am
This is the greatest manga I'ved ever read! (period)

It's a classic, for me nothing can compare this. While reading it I felt a very strong emotion and now I'm having a hard time reading a new manga (sigh)

You could feel all the emotions of the characters.like they're real especially the drawing.
This is one of a kind and very special manga to me...

I'm glad I have a chance to express my feelings about this great manga.

... Last updated on November 12th, 2011, 6:13am
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I lost myself in this manga, only to promptly find myself again soon after.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FlammableFlamingo
August 14th, 2011, 12:24am
The characters were great. Emotional, unpredictable, intense, and somewhat real feeling. Mars stirs up your emotions and really leaves an impact on you. Actually, it affected me so much it's almost embarrassing. ^^; It was definitely one of the most intriguing and unique mangas I have ever read. It really gives you a new perspective on things; some unexpectedly dark, others ridicously simple and cliché.

I will forever, unconditionally love this manga. No matter how many times I reread it, it never fails to captivate me. You will not be disappointed, READ IT. It is absolutely perfect in every possible way. ^_^

... Last updated on August 14th, 2011, 1:23am
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Wow.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by cierurin
September 14th, 2010, 9:12pm
Amazing manga.
At first, the story kind of put me off. It starts off with the overdone 'popular bad body lady killer falls in love with shy quiet girl' type of storyline. As you read on, you realize there is so much more to this story. With regards to Kira and Rei's love, they show that love conquers all. The conflicts they go through are not your usual high school shoujo manga problems, but serious issues that are related to their past traumas. This manga showed the dark side of each character, side of them that they don't reveal to the public. It's very intriguing and really makes you think about human nature. Characters like Masao Kirishima and Sei had so much depth. When you figure out why they're the way they are, you can't help but just think. Some of the moments where a character reveals a bit of that 'secret' side to them made me stop breathing for a while (Among other moments in the story). I won't go into too much detail, but this has definitely become a favourite of mine. I hope to be able to purchase the volumes when I can find them (And when I have the money).
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Not a regular Shoujo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ladykitty
July 16th, 2010, 3:50pm
Art (10%): 7
Not one of the best but it is unique and okay to look at.

Story (40%): 10
The plot may not seem that unique (bad boy falls for quiet shy girl) but it is so much deeper than that. The story touches upon really deep issues: rape, bullying, suicide but does it in a way that makes the story flow. The love between Kira and Rei remains pure and it is amazing how they overcome all of the obstacles realistically.

Character (40%): 10
The characters appear shallow in the beginning (or at least I thought so) but then you realize that both of the main characters are deeper than they seem. They both faced tragic events in their past and that makes up their present character. Every character eventually develops and every character becomes likable.

Enjoyment (10%): 9
I am probably being bias since this was my first manga but it is a great read. It has a lot of drama (like a soap opera) but it doesn't feel corny. Although it has a lot of drama, the love between Kira and Rei remains pure. There were some parts where Kira's weak personality annoyed me but it was good overall

Total Score: 9.6
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Very Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nakano
May 18th, 2010, 9:06pm
As my first manga this is very special to me. This manga has strong character development, along with the plot. What people need to understand about Mars before reading it is that it's not filled with happy sunshine moments, it gets pretty dark as the story moves along. Very serious, unspoken physiological issues are dealt with in the story. Despite the shift into a very dark, serious mode, Mars still manages deal with these problems without it feeling dragged out or boring. Each chapter contributed to the story. Really amazing manga/ story, don't miss out on this one.
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must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dafreshest
December 26th, 2007, 2:09am
a page turner! everything about this manga is fresh. its wicked, twisted and heartwarming, both the characters and the story. i never really thought i'd like this, but as i read a long, i couldnt stop. when i did stop, its all i can think about, its that intoxicating lol.

highly recommended
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Awesome Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Altairea
October 26th, 2007, 11:26am
I have to take my hat off to Soryo Fuyumi for such a wonderful story.
It really touched me with its romantic feel and awed me with its psychological twists which will really get the mind running. I loved how the mangaka thought of the plot's chronological order very well, unlike other cliché shoujo/romance titles where the plot is very predictable and/or sometimes very spontaneous, wherein one element pops out of nowhere, which is very irritating for readers like me.

The manga itself was drawn beautifully and the characters, for me, was as if brought to life because I can truly sense Kira's artistry as I felt that her paintings/sketches were actually done by her... a fictional character, not by Soryo-san.

Overall, I highly recommend this manga. =3
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