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[From Viz]:

Ginta Toramizu is a 14-year-old kid who doesn't have a lot going for him: he's near-sighted, doesn't do well in school, sucks at sports, and to top it off--he's short! But Ginta is a dreamer and has had the same dream 102 times, always in the same fantasy world, where he is a hero blessed with all the abilities he lacks in real life.

Then one day a supernatural figure appears at Ginta's school and summons him to a mysterious and exciting new world! In this strange universe filled with magic and wonder, he is strong, tough, agile--and he can see without his glasses! Thus, Ginta begins a mystical quest in search of the magical items known as "ÄRMS," one of which may have the power to send him home. Joining him on this epic journey are his companion Jack and the valuable living, talking, mustachioed iron-ball weapon known as "Babbo," which everyone wants but, it seems, only Ginta can possess!


Related Series
MÄR Omega (Sequel)

Associated Names
Märchen Awakens Romance
Marchen Awakens Romance
Marchen Heaven

Groups Scanlating
Believe Manga Scans
Evil Genius
Project Kurai Ryu

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (519 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2015, 4:37am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #853 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #1738 increased(+92)
3 Month Pos #2407 increased(+198)
6 Month Pos #2964 increased(+730)

List Stats
On 383 reading lists
On 322 wish lists
On 1662 completed lists
On 75 unfinished lists
On 158 custom lists

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if i like a manga i try to learn all i can in it(but still have a ways to go)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FullmetalEdward
December 23rd, 2006, 1:14pm
i love the series! I also like others like yu yu hakusho(my first and i guess you could say favorite),fullmetal alchemist,bleach,etc.(never read flame of recca) but its almost like mar is my twin. I'm not that strong, i wear glasses, and i dream about other worlds and going into them.
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good enough   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Erra
December 14th, 2006, 11:40pm
it isn't that far from flame of recca. the battles, the personalities of the characters, the type of 'humor', the characters themselves... yet it's somehow different. nobuhiro watsuki is one of the mangakas who has overcome the greatest change in his art. (open flame of recca vol 1 and see what i mean)

the story is more for the children where 'good triumphs over evil inevitably'. i think that it's kinda unrealistic, and the story focuses more on the battles than their progress.

to sum it all up, MAR is a good manga... but not a great one.

... Last updated on December 14th, 2006, 11:42pm
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A childhood fantasy come to life   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 10th, 2006, 11:43pm
If you have ever imagined yourself fighting off evil in a fantasy land in order to save the beautiful princess then it is hard not to fall in love with this story. This series has great characters, lots of action, and is a very fun read. The series may seem childish at first, but rather than making you feel immature for reading it, I felt that it reminded me of my childhood days when I would dream of adventures like the ones Ginta are caught in. I strongly suggest giving this series a read.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 31st, 2006, 9:15am
this manga feels like a rehash of flame of recca. clearly the mangaka has not learned any lessons but instead relies on the same old formula
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 20th, 2006, 7:56am
i love mar
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 15th, 2006, 8:48am
i love the manga

[edit by mod: don't ask for scanlations here]
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 12th, 2006, 8:50pm
the story is good, but not as creative as flame of recca. i think the manga would be better if ginta becomes more matured and aware of the harshness of war instead of a naive kid

to the person who wrote "ginta=kenshin" : think twice b4 writing something stupid

kenshin refuses to kill people because he feels guilty to have killed innocent lives, even though they are on the ennemy's side. he realized that the ones he killed at war are his ennemies because they fight for what they believe is right, just like him, but their opinions opposes. he realized that he destroyed families because he took away the lives of a father/husband. he knew the feeling of losing someone precious, which is why he hates killing.

as for ginta, he's just the typical 14 yrs old naive boy who never had any experience of war. of course it's normal that he doesn't want to kill, HE'S A KID! for him, it's too sad to see someone die. also, he knew that not all of cross is evil (ex: the guy who cares alot for him pawn named Gido, he's noble)

[edit by mod: watch the language]
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one of e best...   
Rating: N/A
by jO
July 9th, 2006, 3:29am
I just love this series..its so good..hahas..
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by Diokhan
June 25th, 2006, 12:11am
...i don't find it that good. it just doesn't have that "impact". plus, it feels more like its for the kids.
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Very Good   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 23rd, 2006, 9:54am
Great shonen manga, but not as original or good as Flame of Recca.
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