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Japanese: MARS
English: Mars
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 13, 1996 to Nov 13, 2000
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Souryo, Fuyumi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 1392913,929 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2332
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #469
Members: 30,745
Favorites: 1,826

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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)


Mars was republished by Kodansha in eight kanzenban volumes from October 12, 2006 to January 12, 2007.

The series has been published in English by Tokyopop from April 23, 2002 to November 11, 2003. It was also adapted into a 21-episode live-action Taiwanese series in 2004.

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Aug 14, 2008
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. Its just a love story told really well.

Fuyumi Soryo is an intelligent writer. Her use of all the ...
Sep 9, 2009
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 ...
Oct 4, 2007
Too bad I cant give it more than a 10. Its the all time greatest shojo there is. I could keep reading it forever. The main character Rei has problems with his past that make him slightly unstable but Kira, the other main character, falls in love with him after a little teasing >.> hehe. It progresses from there and we find out that Rei isnt the only one thats a little messed up in the head. Drama ensues and im sure you'll cry while reading it. I did. The first 4 volumes are a little slow but that's not saying much considering how much ...

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