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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 (4273d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4274d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4276d 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 (1515 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
 44% (669 votes)
 21% (318 votes)
 17% (261 votes)
 10% (148 votes)
 3% (46 votes)
 2% (23 votes)
 1% (13 votes)
 1% (8 votes)
 0% (6 votes)
 2% (23 votes)

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 #422 decreased(-26)
Monthly Pos #422 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #437 decreased(-27)
6 Month Pos #418 decreased(-10)

List Stats
On 694 reading lists
On 949 wish lists
On 3899 completed lists
On 145 unfinished lists
On 496 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 219 days, 6 hours, 26 minutes ago
Taiwanese drama 868 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by holyhotpocket
January 11th, 2010, 7:47pm
I'm EXTREMELY picky about the manga I read and this hit the mark just right. It was deep, emotional, the characters had so much depth and the story line was incredible. The first page you read just hooks you in. Not to mention that the artwork is beautiful. It's definitely the first series I will ever reccomend to anyone. Even if you're not really a fan of manga, it's still a must-read. It is and probably always will be, my number 1 favourite.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2010, 8:53pm
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by Limster17
December 25th, 2009, 7:10pm
Ok here we go, I don't generally write reviews for mangas but after reading a handfull of the ones already up here i decided to have a go at it. I want to defend this manga, its personally one of my favorites. But i'm not going to be all like "IT'S GOOD, YOU DON'T LIKE IT? YOU SUCK"

I highly enjoyed it, i don't understand why anyone would think that there was to plot or character development, i thought the characters developed nicely. Yes the main character is weak, but she does find strength later on, you need to read the whole thing first before judging, this is why i don't go complaining in reviews about why i didn't like a manga cause firstly it's probably just not tuned to my tastes, or i never ended up finishing it.
I also don't find the backgrounds of the characters to be TOO unrealistic, at least not as unrealistic as a posy of super rich kids attending a school for the mass of super rich people out there and then ONE girl who on the brink of poverty just happened to make it into the school. But then again there's nothing wrong with that, it adds to the comedy, and just isn't my cup of tea.
What i'm trying to get at is i found this to be a wonderful manga because there was nice development, it had me hooked, and it was very like something i would read.
you can't call this one unrealistic and say hana yori dango isn't. Life comes with TONS of different situations so just cause all of them don't follow the same story line doesn't mean they aren't very relate able, not to mention is it were COMPLETELY realistic it would be pretty boring no? honestly if the manga were based off OUR lives people would be reading about kids who sat their large rear ends in front of a computer reading manga all day. it just depends on the person.

... Last updated on December 25th, 2009, 7:13pm
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it's a drama...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ro2051
December 5th, 2009, 11:50am
Not all girls are STRONG like the girls in hana yori dango or other heroine shoujos. Just because the main character is some what weak and may cry a few times, if you read on there's a reason why she's so fragile and why she likes the tough, knight in armour main chracter guy. And yeah the guy's past may be unrealistic, but... it's a manga and most of the time manga's turn the unrealistics into good stories (and to me this guy's past is not wayyy out there). To those who hate this manga, I think you shouldn't even rate the MARS until you have fully read the whole 15 volumes. If you can't finish it, then don't rate the 5-6 volumes you've read because that's only the beginning of the whole drama.
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Rating: N/A
by shojofrik
November 18th, 2009, 5:26am
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this manga is just so stupid, I don't understand those of you who valued it up to even 6 above ! wthey? it's so bad, predictable, no drama at all. I mean, come on in the real world no guy like REI would even notice a girl like KIRA though she's pretty, doesn't mean he'll make a move cause all his mates might think of him as a douchebag who likes lame-ass girls. come on you guys, there is nothing good about this manga at all. i have wanted to stop since vol.4! but I thought "I'd give you another chance" I was ITCHING to stop on vol.5 but now that i have red vol.6 I have decided. THATS IT, this manga is not worth the time of my life. sooo bad, well if you like these sort of stuff sure, whatever. it's just so predictable, too much sugar i mean I WANT DRAMA, i want both to suffer just to give a better scene at the end of the suffering! do you get what I mean? i love mangas like bokura ga ita, vitamin, hana yori dango, those ones that shows REAL TOUGH CHICKS, unlike this sissy lolita who cries and cries and cries like a loser she is and he'd always be there to RESCUE HER. The characters show NO DEVELOPMENT whatsoever, you hate them even more. i liked kira in the beginning since she showed will power and passion for art, own principle and resistance towards men, but COME ON, 2 secs later she started falling in love for him I mean WHAT IS THAT, the mangaka should really consider some strong background establishment on the characters. TOTALLY LAME MANGA I HATE IT SO MUCH

Ps I am sorry for those who actually liked it, i dont mean to tease your taste in mangas im just saying that this manga doesn't suit my taste. so I apologize for my french, I'm just so peeved.

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Shud read dis   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by John21
November 18th, 2009, 2:17am
Really none of da chapters were boring. each chpater was so intense and revealed so much about da characters. Only two problems with dis manga, one da characters are like really screwed up like in terms of dre childhood i mean some of da stuff just doesnt seem possible and drez wayy too much crying by da heroine like excessive. But other dan dat dis manga was really good. Had great artwork, had a heroine dat was tolerable and a hero dat was quite original in terms of character and personality. Da beginning was great, middle part was great and the ending was average really. Good plot though overall
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This manga rocks!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
August 2nd, 2009, 8:58am
Yes, it drives me crazy! I've never been so into shoujo, until I got a hold of it. Fuyumi Souryo is one mangaka with the best artstyle out there. Her drawings can be lively, tranquil, dark, enthusiastic, haunting, lovely, obsessing.. and on top of that, beautiful. The plot masters as a shoujo's with its twisted yet lovely way of telling, with its digging the human nature so skilfully.

The drama can't be compared with the manga. For those who haven't read the manga, I recommend you should!
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Extremely Overrated   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by hasaang
July 15th, 2009, 12:59pm
Though I'm no big fan of the genre but I have read other works that are much superior to this. The main character pretty much cried all the time pining for the guy and the problems were extremely unrealistic, cliched and boring. Why this dull story is so highly rated is beyond me! 4/10
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Amazing story   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Azari02
June 3rd, 2009, 3:16am
It was really good. A nice change from the teenage dramas to REAL drama it was a very intense ride emotionally and philosophically. Enjoyed it a lot... only thing it was just a tad to serious for my taste. funny though, i never cried once through out the whole thing (like i do w/ a lot of romance.)

... Last updated on September 24th, 2009, 12:45am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
May 26th, 2009, 12:10pm

this manga is just a masterpiece! It's just too great.

It has: a bad boy guy and not the one who'll rape her every time they're alone I'm talkin' 'bout a REAL BAD BOY the one you'd love to transform. And the girl...OMG! the girl's just great, and the characters are so great.

The plot. believe me it's not one of those that are like 'LMAO, awww, ewwww, omg how could he do...!? wtf!?' this story will make you 'cry, laugh, awww, ewww, etc'.

it's so great Q_Q! would love to read more of this ;_;!

I'll rerereREAD this story HAHAHA xD!
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Shoujo at its best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lally
May 25th, 2009, 4:59pm
Mars is what every shoujo manga should aspire to be, pure and simple. In the hands of a lesser mangaka, Mars could easily have turned into just another bog-standard cliche-fest, but Soryo-sensei is a masterful storyteller and dramatist. The pacing is just right, nothing is superfluous to the central story. Soryo-sensei obviously knew what she was going to do from the start, and was not tempted into trying to prolong the series, even though it was popular.

The strengths of this manga lie in the characters. Sure, it's all very melodramatic and angsty, but the characters react in ways that you believe real people might act. No one is perfect and some wounds never heal. There isn't a single harem or flowery background in sight in Mars. And that's because Mars doesn't need them. Soryo-sensei presents her story and characters with such confidence and skill that you can't help but fall in love.

Everyone who enjoys shoujo should read Mars. You'll find it sets the benchmark for anything else you'll ever read.
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