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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 (4409d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4411d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4412d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Reviews
MARS by ffleur
Mars by HYDh8er

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1529 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)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #443 increased(+60)
Monthly Pos #495 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #486 decreased(-26)
6 Month Pos #413 decreased(-1)

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On 706 reading lists
On 947 wish lists
On 3938 completed lists
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Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 355 days, 11 hours, 55 minutes ago
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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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Soap opera   
Rating: N/A
by Gabyta07
August 31st, 2010, 6:52pm
If you are into soap operas, you are going to love this.
Suicide, rape...sociopaths
You name it and is there.
Im not saying this is a bad romance manga, it was good, is like an emotional roller coaster.
But if you are looking for something real, this is not it.
Seems that ppl believe that if there is a manga that talks about suicide is real, but is not.
There are other things as real as suicide, and less dramatic.
I mean I have found fluff that is more real...than the ones that are suppose to be realistic.
I gave an 8 bc is entertaining, a cheap entertainment, but at the end entertaining.
Have fun reading.
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Just wishing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eia
July 31st, 2010, 1:57pm
I've always thought the covers for old manga's are poorly drawn or something. But ultimately, it's often the manga's I love best. You know 'Chiper'? I really enjoyed the time it took place in. The 70s? I don't know, but since...I've yearned to go back in time! Can't you see how free they lived? It all seemed so colourful! Have you noticed how grey our time is? It's all about the enviroment, money, sex and war. Well I guess there's more...I can't really say I know since I'm only fourteen but I think it seemed so free back in the days. Like they didn't care how others looked at them. Well I said I'm not so experienced but, I think it looked happier back then. smile

I loved this manga. It's one of those you start reading and can't stop no matter what time it is. Sadly, after too long at the computer I get sloppy in my eyes and don't register what I read completely so It's a waste to finish it without knowing really what happened later. Well anyways, I can only say I loved this manga. ;D

... Last updated on July 31st, 2010, 1:59pm
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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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I just want to start ranting!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
June 22nd, 2010, 8:04pm
I LOVE Mars, I really do. I don't know but the first time I read this series, I felt it overly dramatic, a bit cheaply written with all the tragic plot twists and the hidden pasts etc. I dropped it afterwards. But I went back and read the series.

But the second time around, I can see the love between Kira and Rei, how it really does fit into the "Love can conquer all", and all sorts of other cheesy things..It's so sweet, so enthralling and just pure. I don't see Kira as a weak heroine - she's supported Rei and overcame obstacles. It's more like that clichéd metaphor of a caterpillar evolving into a butterfly. And Rei, oh Rei - he's just what the manga states him to be, so full of colors all strong but both beautiful and sad. I admit, there are parts that seemed a bit predictable and overly unrealistic - but heck, I wouldn't have it any other way. An endearing love story about opposites that attract, flavored with tragedy, passion and sweet youthful love. God, if you haven't read this yet. DO IT NOW.
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its just..great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chillli
May 31st, 2010, 3:13pm
im one of the fewer people who started reading this,like now (meaning recently),even though its quite old,but actually im glad.because i realised how my taste in maga changed over the 2 or 3 years i started reading them (maybe because of growing up,or just simply it took me time to get to know all kinds of types of manga,bad and great,and get a chance to compare),but if i HAD read this at the beginning, then there would have been a hell less manga that i could have enjoyed, because it would have set a higher benchmark for my expectations (as others have said). True,this way i managed to read all kinds of cr.p manga in the 'early years' biggrin,but i think it was necessary.

Anyway,this manga is very good,realistic all the way (true,with more drama,but it is being told in a belivable way,where you can actually relate to the charachters),the psychological parts are my favourite,because its not between good and bad people,but complex human beings,with the darkness inside them. One more thing,which was surprising for me,that the art is really good too,considering the age it war drawn,of course the clothes and hairstyles are a bit outdated,but who cares anyway when you can immerse in a story like this. i havent read the final volumes yet,but i think it cannot go wrong from this point.
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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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Really liked it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 0sirt
March 19th, 2010, 6:34am
One of my favourite manga.

The art is really good - I especially liked Kiras drawings... it's art within art haha smile

As for the characters and storyline ...
I liked it but if youre looking for something realistic be warned:
The romance and characters are realistic enough, but their actions and the storyline are kinda, um, overexaggerated (in the later volumes)?

Still gave it a 10/10 since I liked the relationships between the characters (I liked the main couple's relationship but I loved the sidecharacters)
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
January 27th, 2010, 6:09pm
Man, this was one of the mangas I read that got me into reading manga in the first place. I read it then, and I'll read it again. Over and over..haha.. the story is great! I do admit that Kira cries a lot but I love how strong she is when Rei and her are together. Having a genre that includes psychology is nice for a change.
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very heavy   
Rating: N/A
by Art-Junkie
January 16th, 2010, 2:18pm
This is very deep manga...after I a volume or two I couldn't help but do some deep thinking. I think that the song "Mad World" by Gary Jules would sum up how I feel about this one.

From reading other reviews I can tell that this is a love/hate relationship with this story. I totally fell in love with it! I didn't read all in one dose because I feel that I would appreciate the storyline deeper if I actually thought about it in-between volumes.

If you looking for something like the classic shy girl meets rough boy shoujo then will be the one but everything in this manga is not cotton candy sweet. For me, everything hit the heart and it has been a while since I read a manga that would touch me so deeply. The story line is very heavy and at times a little dark but all in all it is a great read.
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