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Mars (Manga)

Mars

Alternative Titles

English: Mars
Japanese: マース; 战神mars

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: May 13, 1996 to Dec 13, 2000
Authors: Souryo, Fuyumi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend

Statistics

Score: 8.461 (scored by 7658 users)
Ranked: #1882
Popularity: #181
Members: 13,605
Favorites: 1,118
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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drama romance shoujo slice of life

Synopsis

Kira, a shy high school student, lives only for her art. Rei, An arrogant, rebellious and violent playboy, wears his delinquency like a badge of honor. They are exact opposites in every way, but when Kira sees Rei kissing a statue of Mars, she overcomes her fears and asks him to model for her. And, to everyone's surprise, Rei agrees.

(Source: Tokyopop)

Related Manga

Prequel: Mars: A Horse with No Name

Characters

 Kira
Aso, Kira
Main
 Rei
Kashino, Rei
Main
 Masao
Kirishima, Masao
Main
 Takayuki
Kashino, Takayuki
Supporting
 Shoko
Kashino, Shoko
Supporting
 Akihiko
Kashino, Akihiko
Supporting
 Sei
Kashino, Sei
Supporting



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Aug 14, 2008
Beatnik
I wouldn’t call myself a fan of the shoujo genre, so for me to give Mars a score of 10, must mean that it transcended the trappings of the genre and connected with me on a universal level. And it did.

This story of a boy on the wrong side of the tracks, and a shy artist girl both falling for each other, captivated me. Its not some innovative blast of originality, there's no genre deconstruction, no super twist that tips the world upside down. It’s just a love story told really well.

Fuyumi Soryo is an intelligent writer. Her use of all read more
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Sep 9, 2009
Akachi_Tem
I'm saddened to see that this manga is not so known around fans of the genre.
I found out about this manga in this site while I was browsing around.I read one of the reviews here and thought to myself,why not try it?It has gotten a really high rating and must be good.Alright,sometimes high rating can be in fact misleading so I wasn't so excited at first and wasn't expecting a lot from this one.How wrong I was...
And here comes my review on this manga.

Story 9/10
I didn't give this a 10 cause the story is really common,you know....girl turns bad boy into a sweet boy.We've heard read more
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User Recommendations

I actually made the mistake of trying to read both at the same time, and ended up getting them confused. Mars is far darker than Kare First Love and also 5 volumes longer. Both focus on shy, artistically-inclined girls (Karin wih music, Kira with art) who, despite their best efforts, fall for "bad boy" types (though Kiriya is A LOT tamer than Rei). Kare is a lot lighter, but Mars is very realistic. On another note, Mars volumes are kind of hard to find. (I had to stop the series because volumes are on backorder at the local bookstore AND online).

Both of these series are about the fundamentals of romance, the struggles seen in love, and the raw emotions between them. While they both have very different stories, MARS happening to be a bit more soap-opera in appearance, the two had a distinct line of similarity. They will both try to tug on your heart strings, if not attempting to make you remember past experiences in love. If anything, I recommend both series, mostly if you liked one or another.

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