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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 (3945d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (3947d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (3948d 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 (1470 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 #442 increased(+68)
Monthly Pos #475 decreased(-40)
3 Month Pos #465 decreased(-32)
6 Month Pos #431 decreased(-24)

List Stats
On 675 reading lists
On 912 wish lists
On 3764 completed lists
On 142 unfinished lists
On 462 custom lists

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got me hooked   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by TkNo0dLeSXD
October 8th, 2007, 6:56pm
This story is so real, the characters are all well developed. And like, dragonness57 said, this story really does give you chills. All of the scenes made my heart pound so much. You can really feel what the characters are feeling and that is what makes a story great. Its scary and beautiful at the same time. I know, it sounds weird but you'll understand once you start reading this great series.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2007, 6:59pm
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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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intense   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by boo-bop
November 3rd, 2012, 12:30am
The way it stars out in the very beginning you see it as being a typical shoujo, but then things start getting serious. The characters both have dark, dark pasts that haunt them. But that's also why they're so drawn to each other. They're both messed up in their own ways, yet, they manage to change each other for the better. They heal each other as the story progresses.This is what love is. Being able to change someone so that they are able to look past their darkness in themselves. Screw everyone else.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2012, 3:14am
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I loved it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by micochin
June 25th, 2012, 2:35am
Well I've read this like 1 week ago. Didn't expect it to be that good. But then I was reaaaallllllyyyy blown away by the story cause its really unpredictable. Everything. I just loved it. Every arc is just so good. I love their relationship. But the downside is that, it not that the ending was bad, but its just so plain. I wanted them to alteast kiss haha. But all in all, it was good. One of the best shoujo mangaas everrr. Im giving it a 10. Wish there are more mangas like this.
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My all time favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AyameAkira
March 30th, 2012, 1:48pm
Mars was the third multiple volume manga that I read and definitely didn't disappoint me at all. It's a classic manga that will make you fall in love with the characters and the stories. The change in the main characters is well done. Every volume leaves you hanging for more. The depth of the story is something that i cant forget and definitely recommend it!!!
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Love conquers all   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
February 11th, 2012, 4:36pm
This is not just a light romance, but a serious psychological manga. If you loved Kare Kano, this is a must read. The depth of their relationship is amazing, including their painful pasts, struggles with life and absolute agony. This one is a heart-cruncher by definition. It is a reality check, really, as it shows an imperfect relationship that sticks together despite the flaws. The characters grow in this manga, so if you do not like the first few chapters, carry on with reading it.
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It's so good, I can't really write down how I feel about it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
October 22nd, 2011, 9:21am
I found this manga completely by accident when one of the scanlation team's used it as their recruitment page, and am so glad I did.
When I first read it I was glued, and even now when it's satisfying to re-read it even though I know what's going to happen. The reasons behind the character's actions and their behaviour, when revealed makes so much sense and explains everything you wondered about. The characters are deep, and although they take somewhat extremes of personalities in the case of Rei, it's what makes this manga. There's so much I love about this manga, I almost can't say anything at all, just that you should read this if you ever have the chance to.
Out of the many mangas that I have completed, only three got a ten from me, and this definately deserves it's place as one of them.
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READ THIS MANGA NOW!!!   
Rating: N/A
by aidygiz1
June 6th, 2011, 7:29am
You think it's going to be a sweet, cliche, bad boy-is-changed-forever-by-good-girl shoujo, right? So did I, till i realised that the first time they meet, Rei is off to visit a friend who just had his leg amputated, and the second time, Kira is being molested by her art teacher. And you'll never guess what happens in the next 14 volumes....: ) yeah, i sound like a movie trailer voiceover, but don't let that stop you from trying this out. A hundred times better than Kirai, this manga really manages to delve into the murkier waters of the human psyche (just look at the category cloud "Sociopath/Psychopath") without getting stuck in Angst or painfully cliche arcs.The main characters fit together perfectly and the heroine somehow manages to be weak but still bring a lot to the table in both the relationship and the plot. All in all, an amazing romance that doesn't get stuck in the usual ruts once the characters get together (like first date panic, jealousy and "first times") or more like, when it does, the unpredictable reasons behind it make you hardly notice...
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WARNING THIS IS FOR MATURE READER   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
February 15th, 2011, 3:31pm
Lol i sounded serious with my subject but... Ah huh... This is purely for mature audience... this is Not like SEX mature but MENTALLY mature. . . Because when u read the catogories all bunch of stuffs lile "incest" (which did not take place in this manga) "rape" which is not specifically performed nor depply approached in this manga.. I'm being honest here... I thought this is some Kinda perverted manga and all, so i did not even give a try on it but i was wrong(thou the ctgrs sound scary ... This manga is not that bad.... It is indeed only for mature reader because the manga starts off with a dark mood which continued through out the story, yep it'll get you hooked ... But warning IF YOU ARE A SUPER SHOUJO/GIRLY/NOOB/15 below reader... DO NOT.... i mean it DO NOT READ THIS MANGA.... it will mess up ur mind, it will make you go crazy this manga is no ordinary fluffy manga with cool bad boys... This manga has a very deep plot ... It i DO NOT reccomend this to young readers... But if you love dark and deep plot manga.. THIS MANGA IS THE BEST YOU WOULD EVER READ!!! try it! Goodness it'll make you think hard , it'll make you notice somethings you were never aware off... Either in your life or ur sorroundings... This manga touches REAL LIFE (^_^)

... Last updated on February 15th, 2011, 3:36pm
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Worth reading (once).   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Ren91
January 30th, 2011, 6:49pm
Well, I'm not into shoujo manga since almost every story I've read was really lame so I kinda give up on it for a while, until now. So, I decided I'd read Mars just because it has 400+ 10's and i am a manga fan (and had A LOT of free time at home 'cause of rainy cold days)

To begin with, I enjoyed reading a good part of it; art is old but actually well done, plot was classic (and I was prepared for it), and characters mostly predictable but quite defined, I liked their development through the story.

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I liked the way they met, and like Kira says on the latter volumes "It's strange how people meet" (I nodded), that aside I think almost everyone knows someone who's similar to Rei in some ways, like I do, it was fun remembering that person along the manga, and I also believe that everyone in their life, meets a person who is capable of changing you and to change because of you in such a dramatic way. For me that's the greatest thing of this manga.

The rest of the story was good.

The only parts that annoyed me were the ones when Rei forced contradictions (or something like that) and those times they had to deal with Masao, he pissed me off.



Yeah it's a great example of shoujo manga, stupid, touches difficult points, entertaining, and worth reading (once).
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