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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

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Eternal Blue over 13 years ago
v.1 c.4-5 by Eternal Blue over 13 years ago
v.1 c.1-3 by Eternal Blue over 13 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
MARS by ffleur
Mars by HYDh8er

2 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1557 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
 44% (682 votes)
 21% (325 votes)
 17% (272 votes)
 10% (156 votes)
 3% (46 votes)
 2% (24 votes)
 1% (16 votes)
 1% (8 votes)
 0% (6 votes)
 1% (22 votes)

Last Updated
November 18th 2017, 1:37pm 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 #321 increased(+50)
Monthly Pos #394 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #388 decreased(-14)
6 Month Pos #369 increased(+10)
Year Pos #349 decreased(-10)

List Stats
On 744 reading lists
On 994 wish lists
On 4031 completed lists
On 148 unfinished lists
On 532 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series over 2 years ago
Taiwanese drama over 4 years ago

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Pretty romance   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 3:13pm
A drama/romance with really beautiful artwork. The characters each have their own motivations and the story doesn't wander away from the main plot. The ending isn't perfect, but it is satisfying and easy to see why this series became so popular.
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one of the best...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by arrha
June 11th, 2007, 2:02am
After reading Mars, all the other shoujo manga out there pales in comparison. The artwork, though definitely not the best, is one of the most consistent I've ever seen. The story is above average, as it is able to continually excite the reader's imagination as well as keep them from coming back for more. The ending, though, leaves you wanting more, is able to satisfy and answer all the questions the reader has. The characterization is the BEST I've encountered among all the other (manga) series I've read. Rei and Kira (as well as all of the others) are well-rounded characters who you would really learn to love at the end of this manga as they are the 'perfect' reflection of the living person, with the many sides to their personalities. They're not perfect, but we learn to love them just the same.

Highly recommended series, very refreshing, compared to some of the mediocre stuff that we are getting nowadays. Giving this series a 10!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 37wallflower73
June 10th, 2007, 12:19am
An amazing manga!!! Though I do admit that I kept putting off reading it and that it was still hard to get into after that (what can I say? I prorastinate. A lot). It was really deep and the art was beautiful, the bloody scenes especially. Also the story, as mentioned before, is not so shallow as the shoujo I find these days and that was another factor that really kept me hooked to the very end, along with the storyline, and I had so much fun trying to guess what was going to happen next!!! I'm glad to say that the mangaka surprised me. Just the general 'feel' of the manga is captivating, and I love the main characters relationship with each other. It makes you believe that they could be together forever, or at least a lot longer than some other high school romances. I mean, some of the stories out there are cute and all, but then it's like.....yeah? So? How long are they going to be together, when so few people end up with their first love? That's what really gets me about Shoujo. Mars has some really deep feeling in it.
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it was just OK   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jellyunicorn123
June 8th, 2007, 3:43pm
It was alright..and that's about it. It definately wasn't the greatest shojo manga.. The developement was very smooth espically between the two characters. The storyline is very glommy to me, but cheered up alittle near the end. However, the ending was awsome, haha. what can i say, imma a sucker for happying end.
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Involving, moving, cleverly written and drawn. It's definitely one of the best manga around   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 6th, 2007, 10:25am
The story and the characters didn't really get under my skin up after the 3rd volume, but from there the series really took flight and kept flying mostly high ubtil the end.
There is present and past drama, and of course potential love rivals, crisis, etc, as traditional in shoujo/josei. But the way they're handled makes all the difference, and for the better.
It's addictive, delicate yet extreme and down-to-earth at once, dark (bordering on disturbing even: it deals with madness, suicide, and child abuse) yet filled with hope, and has some nice romantic and funny moments as well. Plus, the mangaka knows how to draw human bodies and backgrounds and details when they're needed (you can notice her skills even more so in her recent *seinen* titles, like ES and Cesare). Last but not least, she can delineate multi-faceted personalities and rise important issues in a not-preachy way.
[edit by mod, Small hint ahead, could possible be a spoiler]
If there are cons - but I'm really nitpicking as a reader who went through tons of manga- ... some of the plot-twists seemed a bit too... calculated (is this the right word in English, I wonder), especially in the very last volume: I thought I could hear Souryo-san saying " we need something to pick up the tension just before the end, so let's summon that X psycho character back to mess things up again", and BAM, here the mess happens (you'll see when you read it ;) ). But even in that case it was pulled out well and allowed the plot and introspection to go further a notch. Again, it's the way some topics and clichès are handled that mark the difference in quality. And Mars delivers excellent quality on basically all fronts.
I'd recommend it both to male and female readers, unless you're thrown off by the sensitive topics I mentioned above.
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Rating: N/A
by TheBlueRussianSpy
May 27th, 2007, 8:30pm
This was like my second manga I just loved it. The story is pretty good and the drawings the chick makes I just fell in love with them. The mother and the child its just beautiful
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lifelike and not superficial at all   
Rating: N/A
by bluesonnet
May 27th, 2007, 4:49am
It's pretty good. The girl started out as one I really liked. I still like her, but sometimes she's just really digging her own grave. Other than that, I really like this story. I've been avoiding this story for so long for some odd reason, and when I finally downloaded it out of boredom, I was happy I did. ^^
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Interesting.. xD   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chueisha
May 11th, 2007, 7:41pm
The arts doesn't appeal to me until i actually open the book and read them. Not much of a thing at first and i thought it would be horror thanks to the title o_O. But it is an amazingly sweet story and very erm.. life-style. love it biggrin
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So Real!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by _mel
April 21st, 2007, 2:36pm
This manga was amazing! It was so REAL! I loved it. Definately a must read!
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Amazing, exquisite.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
April 18th, 2007, 11:10am
I mostly prefer reading seinen, but occasionally I'll pick up a josei manga. In this case, I'm really glad I gave Mars a try. It's got such a light touch, and surprising depth... It really is a fantastic romance, and I do mean a REAL romance, deep and thoughtful and moving, not just a childish crush sort of scenario. (I feel almost embarrassed saying all this, because usually I'm about the blood and the gore and the psychological perversity -- but in this case the beauty of the manga just drew me in.)

My other favorite by Souryo Fuyumi is Eternal Sabbath, which is seinen... I honestly didn't know until now that Souryo sensei had such a different style when it came to shoujo/josei. The art in Mars is really, really different than her art in her later works. It isn't as delicate or as sophisticated, but still a damn sight more polished and expressive than most of the art out there.

Don't miss out on this manga. It's really beautiful.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2007, 11:11am
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