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Description
[From Viz]:

Ginta Toramizu is a 14-year-old kid who doesn't have a lot going for him: he's near-sighted, doesn't do well in school, sucks at sports, and to top it off--he's short! But Ginta is a dreamer and has had the same dream 102 times, always in the same fantasy world, where he is a hero blessed with all the abilities he lacks in real life.

Then one day a supernatural figure appears at Ginta's school and summons him to a mysterious and exciting new world! In this strange universe filled with magic and wonder, he is strong, tough, agile--and he can see without his glasses! Thus, Ginta begins a mystical quest in search of the magical items known as "ÄRMS," one of which may have the power to send him home. Joining him on this epic journey are his companion Jack and the valuable living, talking, mustachioed iron-ball weapon known as "Babbo," which everyone wants but, it seems, only Ginta can possess!

Type
Manga

Related Series
MÄR Omega (Sequel)

Associated Names
メル
魔法世界
MÃR
Märchen Awakens Romance
MAR
Marchen Awakens Romance
Marchen Heaven

Groups Scanlating
Believe Manga Scans
Evil Genius
Manga-Heaven
Project Kurai Ryu
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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (476 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 11:11am PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (15 Volumes - Complete)
Viz (15 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #894 increased(+206)
Monthly Pos #1805 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #2359 increased(+265)
6 Month Pos #3139 increased(+691)

List Stats
On 354 reading lists
On 301 wish lists
On 1525 completed lists
On 69 unfinished lists
On 126 custom lists

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annoying at first, better as it goes   
Rating: N/A
by canuck-san
July 11th, 2005, 2:36pm
the story is your standard "chosen one saves the magical world" type. The usage of MAR really annoyed me... not what its originally for... Dorothy is best character in this series, the princess is hella annoying... umm, well drawn, i suppose, since Jack's ugliness was on purpose... Babbo hella annoying. other than that this indeed has potential... although I felt the use of "introductory boxes with name & rank" REALLY REALLY annoying. Wtf is a "Chess Army anyways?" seriously bishop is equal worth as knight but much more useful in the real chess game... the mangaka made a stupid mistake there
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Don't watch the Anime   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 28th, 2005, 4:49am
Okay, first of all: if you like the manga, don't watch the anime. In my opinion they messed it up. It became a kids-only-show with bloodless fights (it's not exciting anymore if people don't get wounded and you know they won't die!!).
Okay, as for the manga:
I reeeeally like the manga. Somehow it is addictive, even though I sometimes can't stand the main character (at the beginning of the story he's quite the annoying brat). My favourite character is Alviss so I hope he's not going to end as the weak fighter, looking up to Ginta. Of course Ginta will win the final fight but Alviss could give him a helping hand or something like that. The drawings are more beautiful than in the anime, but I'm not really please with the style (Jack = ugly, Ginta = little brat, the Dog...no comment, the princess = standard cute person, Alviss is my fav :P). The mysterious parts don't work because every time something "mysterious" happens you know right away what's going on. The fights are sometimes too short. In short: A good manga but nothing special, still addictive and the main character shows a real developement (hope this is going to continue. I don't want him to stay a stupid brat forever...he's progressing). => Manga with potential. (Does anyone know if it's finished in japan or which chapter they are at? thx.)
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Amazing series!   
Rating: N/A
by OnegaiSensei
April 25th, 2005, 3:45pm
I don't know why, but this series seems to really grab my attention, even more-so than other series. It may seem kiddy to some, but depending on who is doing the scanlation, they correctly translate the non-kiddy parts of the cussing and such. I do believe there are some kiddy elements and themes in this, but it has its good parts too. Since I'm in class right now, I can't really go further into this subject, and I'd forget to come back and redo it later, so I'll just end my comment here.
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Interesting   
Rating: N/A
by crystar
March 16th, 2005, 6:36pm
I suppose I'm biased for favouring this but this series is just the kind of thing I like. An interesting cast of characters, awesome character design, unique weapons and fantastic artwork. The plotline isn't absolutely amazingly original, but all the other goodies beside it make up for that.
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kinda boring   
Rating: N/A
by vosh
March 7th, 2005, 2:51pm
only read 2 volume but not my type. feels like kids fight.

I gave up on this series.
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