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Synonyms: MAR, Märchen Awakens Romance, MAR-Heaven, Marchen Awakens Romance, MÄR-Heaven
Japanese: MÄR
English: MÄR
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 161
Status: Finished
Published: May 2003 to Jul 2006
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Isekai Isekai
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Anzai, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 82128,212 users)
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Ranked: #35342
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Popularity: #1027
Members: 14,648
Favorites: 359

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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.

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!

(Source: VIZ Media)


MÄR was published in English by VIZ Media from May 3, 2005 to September 18, 2007.

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May 3, 2008
Ichijo_feast (All reviews)
From the author of Flame of Recca, Noyubuki Anzai brings us at tale of parallel worlds, and a hero destined to travel between them. You know the drill. I would pretty much agree with what the others have said; a good read, but in the end, nothing truly special to set it apart.

The story was probably the weakest point of the series; While it wasn't bad, in any way; an acceptable concept, fairly good plot development, and satisfying ending, I can't really find any specific complaints to log against it, except the fact... it just didn't go the extra mile. It was a story, but read more
Jan 20, 2008
Menelvir (All reviews)
The story is set mainly in a world other than our own. Ginta, the main character, is a dreamy, less-than-average, Japanese schoolboy who is summoned into the world of his dreams, to fight an evil organisation and save a princess.

The storyline is rather typical. The main character is called to be a hero and must save the world from evil. What is unique, however, is the fighting style. In the world of MAR Heaven, people fight using ARMS: jewelery that can be transformed into swords, spears, or even guardian monsters. 75% of the manga is staged within a tournament between the evil organisation, the "Chess read more
Nov 27, 2009
CatBubble (All reviews)
Although this story may lack exceptional story plot, I would still consider this manga to be a good read.
Ginta, our main character, is very funny at times and I can relate him to Frodo, from Lord of the Rings. In some characteristics, of course not all of them, I think other readers would agree with me on this. ^_^
One of the characters, Jack, once annoyed me, but after I awhile I accepted and then really enjoyed his part in the story, and that kind of attitude in a story is what I really look for.
Also, the Evil side of this world, the Chess read more
Dec 3, 2010
Foolness (All reviews)
A 10 if you're looking for a case study of shonen, a 4 if you're expecting a high quality battle manga.

What separates MAR above other battle manga is that it cuts through the heart of what shonen is.

There's no filler here folks but neither are you going to get the type of 'faux' unique quality often praised from series like Naruto.

You'll definitely spot the hot blooded hero, the traditional cliches and at first MAR looks like your generic battle manga only if you read through the entire series excluding MAR Omega the sequel you're guaranteed to see a sort of elements of "battle manga read more


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