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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?


Related Series
Mars Gaiden (Prequel)

Associated Names
Chiến Thần

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Eternal Blue (4215d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4217d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4218d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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MARS by ffleur
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1508 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 16th 2016, 12:14pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (15 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #365 decreased(-13)
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3 Month Pos #393 increased(+13)
6 Month Pos #407 increased(+28)

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On 695 reading lists
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Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 161 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes ago
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My favorite Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haou_airengabby
March 18th, 2011, 5:41pm
I loved this manga from beginning to end. this was the first shoujo manga ive ever read and i loved it to death. i do think it should have been mature but that doesnt matter. the connection between kira and rei is undeniable and it made me cry at certain parts i read all the volumes in 3 days and recommend it anyone.
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A complex plot but very satisfying to read.   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by Lija-chan
March 17th, 2011, 1:47am
I read this back in early-2008...
Back then, I was not so much into drama-romance shoujos, as I was just starting to read mangas.
So I had put it on-hold since then. (only read the first volume at the time)
Now, after reading the whole thing from start to finish in this couple of days, I must say...I am really quite surprised. I mean, it's shoujo after all, so I found it really peculiar that this kind of mature series was in a shoujo manga. But then, I thought, maybe it depends on the magazine if they'd allow it or not.

Anyways...the maturity and complexity of this work got to me. I didn't even think "this is so impossible," I thought it was pretty good. It was great. The thing is, the truth was written all over this manga. We can't say that EVERYONE is good deep inside...but then again, NOT everyone is bad deep inside either. The story touches the points of how humans ARE in real life. There are just people like that. It can't be helped...there are laws that were given for us to follow...and as long as it abide the law, it is NOT RIGHT. My point about that, is that...just because of the laws, it doesn't mean it's always correct. (so you can say I even agree with Kirishima on that part) But I also think, we were given reason to know which WE think is right to do and which isn't in this kind of society. The world goes round and round, people will continue killing, people will live their lives, people will still be dying, babies will still be born, some people will be sane, and some people insane...etc.
Humans are ugly, I always thought this...well, to be honest, I still think it's this case. But there are some that make me think "humans can still be beautiful in some way." Nowadays, these things are hard to find...however, I've seen it in this manga again. We can live the way we want, and I like that that's what this manga was trying to tell least part of it. We can live all we want, but sometimes, we can't always succumb to something that we know may never bring us back to how we really are. After reading this...I feel compelled to keep living the way I want "a person that will do what she things is right and not be forced to do things she knows will not make her happy." Mostly, do good, and no matter how bad times will come, don't succumb to the darkness and stay and follow the light.

Anyways...don't be afraid to try this out. If you all think it might not satisfy you, no, you should REALLY TRY this series. It might open your eyes, so I really recommend this. (Even if you think you might not like it, you should still give it a try. I mean, I was once there...but I don't regret giving it a try even though it's late. ^_^)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Renesmee37
March 15th, 2011, 6:05am
I'll first admit this isn't the type of manga I'm usually interested in ... although I've had it in my Wish List for some time, I would only ever read the first chapter, then give up only to try again a month later.

So I'm only 14 ... but I liked it. It was pretty dramatic, but remotely realistic, in a way, and I liked how the characters gained more depth throughout the books.
I mean to be honest I thought Rei was going to remain the traumatised playboy he is ... but I was wrong. I was expecting him to be a little similar to the main male protagonist in "Heart" by Rie Takada, but no.

One thing is though, I might have to spend a while convincing my mum to let me buy it with the amount of "maturity" inside the books ... --"
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emoscene1221
December 31st, 2010, 4:56pm
An absolute favorite of mine even though these aren't my FAVORITE types of manga this one in particular caught my eye and I hope many more people read this and fall in love. Very deep full of twists and turns that make you ache to read more. Happy Reading! biggrin
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaprikaPrincess
December 27th, 2010, 11:34am
I totally loved this manga. The plot and characters were amazing and the romance between Kira and Rei was positively delicious! XD (SPOILER) I was a tad confused at the beginning when Rei was talking about his twin's death. Did his twin jump of his own free will? Did Rei tell him to? I got the point eventually though. This is definitely a classic and a must-read for romance manga fans everywhere! I <3 Kira x Rei! XD

... Last updated on December 27th, 2010, 11:37am
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Mars Bars hehehehe   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 8:15pm
The beginning was beautiful! and intense. The middle was deep and alll about the past and how it affected themselves and did i mention intense and towards the end, where the basterd step dad reunited with his 'finally emotionally (and probably physically)healed daughter' was just awesome which lead to the growing romantic tension between the love-crazed bad boy and shy artistic daughter! This iwas a very good read! i liked it alot! The ART within the art was beuatiful but the art (general manga) took me some time to get used to. OVER ALLL reccommended to all teenage shoujou romance fans.
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My first   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noireangel
December 7th, 2010, 10:08pm
This was the frst manga i ever read. Even though I read it online i still went to buyall the books. I read this manga over 5 years ago and I still love it just the same. Although it has its 'moments' it is a very original story.great character development. wonderful romance. The female isnt to weak an the male has his weak points. I love Rei and his crazy pesonality. They showed his flaws and didnt portray him as a spoiled bad like in many mangas. Very wonderul story and it encouraged me to read more mangas. =(^__^)=
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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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