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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 (4186d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4188d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4189d 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
10
 44% (667 votes)
9+
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8+
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6+
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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 #404 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #444 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #429 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #424 increased(+11)

List Stats
On 693 reading lists
On 941 wish lists
On 3866 completed lists
On 144 unfinished lists
On 491 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 132 days, 9 hours, 38 minutes ago
Taiwanese drama 781 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes ago

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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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Unsurpassable...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by twltfreak
February 23rd, 2014, 10:33pm
Any one who rated this less than 9 was clearly unprepared for the story... So it's my suggestion... If you're looking for a fluffy romantic read, please forget this one.
But if you are ready to invest some time and emotion with the story and its characters... You have to try this. Don't let the old art scare you... There will be no starbursts in the heroine's eyes in this one. If anything, you would be pulled in by the artist's beautiful eye to details, her perfect sense of proportion... and irresistible narration.

Everyone has hidden sides... denying that is a lie. Discover how Rei and Kira stop hurting behind their public facades; watch as the playboy and the quiet artist heal each other.
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dramatic   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 27th, 2014, 10:20pm
the characters in this manga all are multi-dimensional, and their expression of personalities lend a dramatic atmosphere to the story. the male mc is the usual good looking bad boy, and the female mc is the usual naive innocent cutie, however their characters are explored and magnified making us root for their happiness. the side characters did a great job in supporting the mc in making their love bloom. some characters seems big, however lost significance in just a short while, so it might throw you off.

the mentally unstable aspect of the characters are also a huge draw of this manga. every one of them have at least a little bit that's broken, and both of the mc is too broken that they can only fix each other. i really love that rei never change his psychopathic tendency, he is only moderated by kira's presence.

even though i love the development of the story, it is a little bit stretched. sometimes i feel a whole volume gone by without anything of significance happen. this is because of the style of art, where sometimes there is only one or two panels in a page and a lot of extreme closeup. this do make a more dramatic feeling, however progress is much slower. also one can get bored as they endlessly profess their love to each other, sometimes their touching and kissing are too much as nothing else is going on.

still, though their drama is a bit too dramatic, it is quite entertaining. the art is also very beautiful and light and pleasing to the eye. one can get lost in admiring them.
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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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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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