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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: 7.361 (scored by 89408,940 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41232
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1182
Members: 16,350
Favorites: 378


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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /161


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.




May 3, 2008
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 ...
Jul 31, 2017
Mixed Feelings
MÄR is the definition of a mediocre manga, or close to it. I had seen some of the anime in my childhood and had some nostalgia for it, so I decided to give the manga a whirl. It didn't stack up to my memories of it.

The story is as bare-bones as could be and the weakest part of the manga. For the first thirty or so chapters there is something resembling an actual story as the cast of main characters is assembled, but once they are, it launches into a tournament arc that lasts for the rest of the manga. The beginning had some promise, ...
Dec 3, 2010
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 ...

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