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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?

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User Reviews
MARS by ffleur
Mars by HYDh8er

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1556 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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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 #330 increased(+27)
Monthly Pos #414 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #423 decreased(-49)
6 Month Pos #380 decreased(-19)
Year Pos #362 decreased(-23)

List Stats
On 743 reading lists
On 988 wish lists
On 4025 completed lists
On 146 unfinished lists
On 530 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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great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by roda
June 21st, 2011, 5:38pm
seriously one of my favorite manga, if not my favorite.
it somehow managed to be sweet yet realistic and kinda bitter at some parts.
i'd also suggest reading ES by the same author if you liked this one
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by aidygiz1
June 6th, 2011, 7:29am
You think it's going to be a sweet, cliche, bad boy-is-changed-forever-by-good-girl shoujo, right? So did I, till i realised that the first time they meet, Rei is off to visit a friend who just had his leg amputated, and the second time, Kira is being molested by her art teacher. And you'll never guess what happens in the next 14 volumes....: ) yeah, i sound like a movie trailer voiceover, but don't let that stop you from trying this out. A hundred times better than Kirai, this manga really manages to delve into the murkier waters of the human psyche (just look at the category cloud "Sociopath/Psychopath") without getting stuck in Angst or painfully cliche arcs.The main characters fit together perfectly and the heroine somehow manages to be weak but still bring a lot to the table in both the relationship and the plot. All in all, an amazing romance that doesn't get stuck in the usual ruts once the characters get together (like first date panic, jealousy and "first times") or more like, when it does, the unpredictable reasons behind it make you hardly notice...
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Loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by socru
May 16th, 2011, 12:29pm
It's my most favourite manga in the world.
It is a must read for both shojo and psychological.
I envy those who will read it for the first time.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2011, 12:47pm
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My favorite Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haou_airengabby
March 18th, 2011, 5:41pm
I loved this manga from beginning to end. this was the first shoujo manga ive ever read and i loved it to death. i do think it should have been mature but that doesnt matter. the connection between kira and rei is undeniable and it made me cry at certain parts i read all the volumes in 3 days and recommend it anyone.
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A complex plot but very satisfying to read.   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by Lija-chan
March 17th, 2011, 1:47am
I read this back in early-2008...
Back then, I was not so much into drama-romance shoujos, as I was just starting to read mangas.
So I had put it on-hold since then. (only read the first volume at the time)
Now, after reading the whole thing from start to finish in this couple of days, I must say...I am really quite surprised. I mean, it's shoujo after all, so I found it really peculiar that this kind of mature series was in a shoujo manga. But then, I thought, maybe it depends on the magazine if they'd allow it or not.

Anyways...the maturity and complexity of this work got to me. I didn't even think "this is so impossible," I thought it was pretty good. It was great. The thing is, the truth was written all over this manga. We can't say that EVERYONE is good deep inside...but then again, NOT everyone is bad deep inside either. The story touches the points of how humans ARE in real life. There are just people like that. It can't be helped...there are laws that were given for us to follow...and as long as it abide the law, it is NOT RIGHT. My point about that, is that...just because of the laws, it doesn't mean it's always correct. (so you can say I even agree with Kirishima on that part) But I also think, we were given reason to know which WE think is right to do and which isn't in this kind of society. The world goes round and round, people will continue killing, people will live their lives, people will still be dying, babies will still be born, some people will be sane, and some people insane...etc.
Humans are ugly, I always thought this...well, to be honest, I still think it's this case. But there are some that make me think "humans can still be beautiful in some way." Nowadays, these things are hard to find...however, I've seen it in this manga again. We can live the way we want, and I like that that's what this manga was trying to tell least part of it. We can live all we want, but sometimes, we can't always succumb to something that we know may never bring us back to how we really are. After reading this...I feel compelled to keep living the way I want "a person that will do what she things is right and not be forced to do things she knows will not make her happy." Mostly, do good, and no matter how bad times will come, don't succumb to the darkness and stay and follow the light.

Anyways...don't be afraid to try this out. If you all think it might not satisfy you, no, you should REALLY TRY this series. It might open your eyes, so I really recommend this. (Even if you think you might not like it, you should still give it a try. I mean, I was once there...but I don't regret giving it a try even though it's late. ^_^)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Renesmee37
March 15th, 2011, 6:05am
I'll first admit this isn't the type of manga I'm usually interested in ... although I've had it in my Wish List for some time, I would only ever read the first chapter, then give up only to try again a month later.

So I'm only 14 ... but I liked it. It was pretty dramatic, but remotely realistic, in a way, and I liked how the characters gained more depth throughout the books.
I mean to be honest I thought Rei was going to remain the traumatised playboy he is ... but I was wrong. I was expecting him to be a little similar to the main male protagonist in "Heart" by Rie Takada, but no.

One thing is though, I might have to spend a while convincing my mum to let me buy it with the amount of "maturity" inside the books ... --"
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
February 15th, 2011, 3:31pm
Lol i sounded serious with my subject but... Ah huh... This is purely for mature audience... this is Not like SEX mature but MENTALLY mature. . . Because when u read the catogories all bunch of stuffs lile "incest" (which did not take place in this manga) "rape" which is not specifically performed nor depply approached in this manga.. I'm being honest here... I thought this is some Kinda perverted manga and all, so i did not even give a try on it but i was wrong(thou the ctgrs sound scary ... This manga is not that bad.... It is indeed only for mature reader because the manga starts off with a dark mood which continued through out the story, yep it'll get you hooked ... But warning IF YOU ARE A SUPER SHOUJO/GIRLY/NOOB/15 below reader... DO NOT.... i mean it DO NOT READ THIS MANGA.... it will mess up ur mind, it will make you go crazy this manga is no ordinary fluffy manga with cool bad boys... This manga has a very deep plot ... It i DO NOT reccomend this to young readers... But if you love dark and deep plot manga.. THIS MANGA IS THE BEST YOU WOULD EVER READ!!! try it! Goodness it'll make you think hard , it'll make you notice somethings you were never aware off... Either in your life or ur sorroundings... This manga touches REAL LIFE (^_^)

... Last updated on February 15th, 2011, 3:36pm
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Worth reading (once).   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Ren91
January 30th, 2011, 6:49pm
Well, I'm not into shoujo manga since almost every story I've read was really lame so I kinda give up on it for a while, until now. So, I decided I'd read Mars just because it has 400+ 10's and i am a manga fan (and had A LOT of free time at home 'cause of rainy cold days)

To begin with, I enjoyed reading a good part of it; art is old but actually well done, plot was classic (and I was prepared for it), and characters mostly predictable but quite defined, I liked their development through the story.

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I liked the way they met, and like Kira says on the latter volumes "It's strange how people meet" (I nodded), that aside I think almost everyone knows someone who's similar to Rei in some ways, like I do, it was fun remembering that person along the manga, and I also believe that everyone in their life, meets a person who is capable of changing you and to change because of you in such a dramatic way. For me that's the greatest thing of this manga.

The rest of the story was good.

The only parts that annoyed me were the ones when Rei forced contradictions (or something like that) and those times they had to deal with Masao, he pissed me off.

Yeah it's a great example of shoujo manga, stupid, touches difficult points, entertaining, and worth reading (once).
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emoscene1221
December 31st, 2010, 4:56pm
An absolute favorite of mine even though these aren't my FAVORITE types of manga this one in particular caught my eye and I hope many more people read this and fall in love. Very deep full of twists and turns that make you ache to read more. Happy Reading! biggrin
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaprikaPrincess
December 27th, 2010, 11:34am
I totally loved this manga. The plot and characters were amazing and the romance between Kira and Rei was positively delicious! XD (SPOILER) I was a tad confused at the beginning when Rei was talking about his twin's death. Did his twin jump of his own free will? Did Rei tell him to? I got the point eventually though. This is definitely a classic and a must-read for romance manga fans everywhere! I <3 Kira x Rei! XD

... Last updated on December 27th, 2010, 11:37am
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