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Mars  
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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?

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 (4339d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue (4341d ago)
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue (4342d 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

User Reviews
MARS by ffleur
Mars by HYDh8er

Forum
2 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1524 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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 44% (673 votes)
9+
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8+
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6+
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5+
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Last Updated
April 16th 2016, 12:14pm 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 #410 increased(+15)
Monthly Pos #478 (No change)
3 Month Pos #424 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #406 increased(+6)

List Stats
On 700 reading lists
On 950 wish lists
On 3920 completed lists
On 145 unfinished lists
On 496 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series 285 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
Taiwanese drama 935 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes ago

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because I need a subject?   
Rating: N/A
by dyingatmidnight
January 13th, 2010, 10:40pm
From the comments it would seem you either love it or you hate it. I happen to be on the love it side. The plot in a nutshell? Two emotionally damaged people learning what it means to trust and love someone. Someone said that in the real world Rei wouldn't look at Kira, but there's actually a very good reason that she first drew his attention. Granted there's a lot of drama, seems these two can not catch a break, but it's done in such a way that it doesn't seem all that far fetched. Some of you might scoff at that remark but really when you think on it it does make sense. There's a cycle of emotional damage and turmoil throughout this series, of how one persons instability can effect others and what it takes to end that cycle and start to heal.

The art is lovely, the story is touching and laid out to you in a way that keeps you guessing (in a good way, it's like a puzzle and you need to keep reading to piece it all together). My only issue, and it's a very small issue, is that I felt it was a little too long, for me the last few volumes lacked that same spark or something. It's hard to really describe what seemed to be missing for me.

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You'll find it sets the benchmark for anything else you'll ever read


I think I would have to agree with this 100%. Mars was perhaps the second full series I read when I got into manga and since then I continue to look for something that will captivate me the same way it has. I

The long and short of it? It's dramatic, it focuses on some rather touchy and some might even say triggering subjects but it really is worth the read. (and reread as the case may be)

... Last updated on January 13th, 2010, 10:46pm
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AH-MAZING   
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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SIghhh   
Rating: N/A
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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DUMB   
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.

SEE YA,
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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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GUAU/wow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
May 26th, 2009, 12:10pm
OH MY GOD!

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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