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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 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 (1554 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
 44% (682 votes)
 21% (324 votes)
 17% (271 votes)
 10% (155 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 #432 decreased(-9)
Monthly Pos #403 decreased(-47)
3 Month Pos #363 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #378 decreased(-17)

List Stats
On 741 reading lists
On 987 wish lists
On 4022 completed lists
On 146 unfinished lists
On 527 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mars Gets New Live-Action TV Series over 2 years ago
Taiwanese drama over 3 years ago

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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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Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Yenoh
March 7th, 2009, 5:02pm
Well,I love this manga.My number one manga ;] Its not a manga with the big cute round glittering eyes,or the kawaii fan girls or anything.Sure,its the good-girl-hearts-with-bad-boy,but.! It has more depth to it.It can make you cry,laugh and smile.This manga really makes you think about life.Its not those little light-hearted ones where they make you sad a little bit and next thing you know,the series is done.its not like those other shoujos where you read it one day,and then the next day you forget.Its DIFFERENT.Its unique cuz it leaves an impact.Very true to life.The characters have flaws but are still great throughout the series.And my gawd,the art is GORGEOUS. So to me,this is series gets an A++ Definately my most favorite manga ;]
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A really warming up story.   
Rating: N/A
by pandora
March 2nd, 2008, 4:32am
I really enjoyed the story form the beginning till the end, there was a point when i was disappointed at the flow of the story but soon I forgot about it and sank into the story again the ending was great too not to mention that in the end was a really umm stressing part so for a minute I thought that the ending is not going to be what expected though some times its good I dont think the manga would have left me with the same warm feeling I have now if the ending was different.
I think that every body that love shoujo stories should read this one and enjoy it as I did.

thanks for the attention,

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Nuthin less then a ten   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2H
January 22nd, 2008, 4:43am
I see where sakura1083 is coming from. I also prefer the light hearted stuff. There are manga that over do things. Mars might als be one. The thing with Mars however. There is some proper chemistry between the characters. The interaction between the character is natrual. It's realistic in a sense how the characters act. The events might be to much, but everything around it is awesome.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Shimma
January 9th, 2017, 8:33am
I didnt really like this manga. While it has some good points to at least be able to finish it, it also has some, in my opinion, unrealistic stuff and situations that bother me.
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1. He discover she was rape and still try's to force her.
2. The stepfather rape her, and yet they were worried he was calling the police?
3. She finds a letter adress to him but decides to hide it.
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Made me think a lot about my own life   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
May 15th, 2016, 11:58am
Yes, this series has a lot of drama. It sometimes seems like a soap opera. Love triangles, amnesia, car crash, childhood trauma, mental illness, bad parenting, suicide, violence, bullying. . . the list is long.

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The rich troublemaker and poor kind girl cliche is another big one. Everything was conveniently solved by the rich dad, which is the one thing keeping me from giving MARS 10/10.

But underneath all the action is the author's understanding of humans. We get hurt, but life goes on. One accident alone can cause overwhelming pain, and all the deaths around us can make our world seem crazy. All we can do is keep on living. So we stand up again, and put a bandage over the scars. We all can either die or keep existing. This manga made me think about how I've taken a lot for granted. The messages the author delivers through MARS really resonated with me, and i found myself crying at how immature this manga made me feel.

There are lots of plot holes in this story, and the characters are all flawed-- i don't like the main guy for his violent temper, for example. But to me, MARS is a sincere love poem to humanity. For all the pain and cruelty that we give each other, we humans are a beautiful paradox of fragility and strength. Humanity is just like the God of War, Mars, cruel but kind, and burning with violent passion.

I recommend this to everyone who has ever gone through hard times.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2016, 12:06pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by twltfreak
February 23rd, 2014, 10:33pm
Any one who rated this less than 9 was clearly unprepared for the story... So it's my suggestion... If you're looking for a fluffy romantic read, please forget this one.
But if you are ready to invest some time and emotion with the story and its characters... You have to try this. Don't let the old art scare you... There will be no starbursts in the heroine's eyes in this one. If anything, you would be pulled in by the artist's beautiful eye to details, her perfect sense of proportion... and irresistible narration.

Everyone has hidden sides... denying that is a lie. Discover how Rei and Kira stop hurting behind their public facades; watch as the playboy and the quiet artist heal each other.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
April 20th, 2012, 8:28am
Honestly, I can read this over and over again. I first read this series in high school circa 2003/4 and I couldn't help but re-read it. Definitely one of my top 5s. This series is definitely a classic. You can't help but love it.
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After reading this manga only one word that comes to my mind "EPIC"   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blowingblossoms
October 2nd, 2011, 2:45am
This is the greatest manga I'ved ever read! (period)

It's a classic, for me nothing can compare this. While reading it I felt a very strong emotion and now I'm having a hard time reading a new manga (sigh)

You could feel all the emotions of the they're real especially the drawing.
This is one of a kind and very special manga to me...

I'm glad I have a chance to express my feelings about this great manga.

... Last updated on November 12th, 2011, 6:13am
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I lost myself in this manga, only to promptly find myself again soon after.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FlammableFlamingo
August 14th, 2011, 12:24am
The characters were great. Emotional, unpredictable, intense, and somewhat real feeling. Mars stirs up your emotions and really leaves an impact on you. Actually, it affected me so much it's almost embarrassing. ^^; It was definitely one of the most intriguing and unique mangas I have ever read. It really gives you a new perspective on things; some unexpectedly dark, others ridicously simple and cliché.

I will forever, unconditionally love this manga. No matter how many times I reread it, it never fails to captivate me. You will not be disappointed, READ IT. It is absolutely perfect in every possible way. ^_^

... Last updated on August 14th, 2011, 1:23am
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