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Synonyms: Marchen Awakens Romance, Märchen Awakens Romance, MAR-Heaven, MÄR Heaven
Japanese: メル


Type: TV
Episodes: 102
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2005 to Mar 25, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Sundays at 10:00 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 12,467 users)
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Ranked: #19872
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Popularity: #1852
Members: 32,761
Favorites: 229
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Episodes: /102
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Dreaming of a magical world every night, the young Toramizu Ginta yearns to be able to go there. With only his friend Koyuki believing in his dreams, Ginta remains positive despite the slander he receives from others over his dreams. But his wishes are answered, as one day a large door appears in front of Ginta, summoning him to the land of MAR Heaven. In this land, the weapons known as ARMS exist. While initially Ginta greatly enjoyed the discovery of this magical world, he soon learns of the terrible wars that have once plagued MAR Heaven and the upcoming war that may soon appear.


VIZ Media licensed only the first 52 episodes of MÄR, and released only the first 16 on DVD before cancelling the rest of the releases.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Yao, Kazuki
Minagawa, Junko
Saiga, Mitsuki
Ishige, Sawa


Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director, Key Animation
Okuwaki, Masaharu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Kimi no Omoi Egaita Yume Atsumeru HEAVEN" by Garnet Crow (eps 1-26)
#2: "Haredokei" by Garnet Crow (eps 27-51)
#3: "Yume Hanabi" by Garnet Crow (eps 52-77)
#4: "Kaze to RAINBOW" by Garnet Crow (eps 78-102)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "I Just Wanna Hold You Tight" by Miho Komatsu (eps 001-013)
#2: "You Get Sullen Toward Me" by Sayuri Iwata (eps 014-026)
#3: "Everyday Adventure" by Sparkling Point (eps 027-039)
#4: "The Color of a Cherry Blossom" by Shiori Takei (eps 040-051)
#5: "MIRACLE" by Rina Aiuchi (eps 052-064)
#6: "Koyoi Eden no Katasumi de" by Garnet Crow (eps 065-077)
#7: "Mou Kokoro Yuretari Shinaide" by Aiko Kitahara (eps 078-090)
#8: "Kono te wo Nobaseba" by Garnet Crow (eps 091-102)

More reviewsReviews

Mar 8, 2011
xAwakeAlivex (All reviews)
Okay so I have been a fan of this anime since a long time and since I think that the anime is underrated i am doing this review so Enjoy :)

10/10 STORY: Okay so I guess the plot isn't that original. You know the whole "going into another world to fight evil and save the world" but it isn't your typical story too since it does have some detailes that just make you go "wow i didn't see that coming for sure"

10/10 ART: I usually really like it when in an Anime the art is clean and in really huigh quality while the read more
Dec 19, 2015
Ruggarell (All reviews)
Simple put, MAR Heaven is so damn fun to watch.

The story revolves around a young boy named Ginta. He has these weird dreams every night he sleeps where he's in this magical world filled with weird people and creatures. One day at school, a portal opens and pretty much the journey begins clear and cut like that.

Sounds stupid right? Think again because it isn't. One day at school, a weird portal opens and so Ginta decides to go inside the portal upon having a choice by some weird monster that rules over the portal. From there, Ginta meets, as in his dreams, weird creatures and read more
Jul 2, 2017
TianlanSha (All reviews)
It reminds me of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Shaman King - shows I watched when I was about 13 and really enjoyed, back then I didn't even know what anime is and I'm no sure I was even aware of the shows' origin, but I still enjoyed them.

I picked MAR for the sole reason to relive that excitement and since it had 102 episodes I expected to have tons of fun with it, alas, the reality was different.

The show started well, the premise of the main character being transported to a fantasy world he has longed for was interesting. The first few episodes, where he still figures read more
Mar 5, 2017
TakamiKaribuchi (All reviews)
The best way to describe MAR is that it's a pleasant surprise. Like many other anime I've, I originally saw this at an anime club a few weeks ago, and it initially looked like another "person enters a fantasy world" anime. I still thought it was good and I was enjoying it. I continued to watch it of course, but it took until the half way point for it grow on me. I was kind of surprised that ti started to grow on me.

The story for MAR is really simple. Ginta is brought to the world of MAR to fight read more


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