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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
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Souryo, Fuyumi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 1485114,851 users)
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Ranked: #2712
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Popularity: #479
Members: 33,906
Favorites: 1,986


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Volume 1


Timid 16-year-old Kira Asou prefers to be alone drawing than stand out. At a park, she is approached by her schoolmate Rei Kashino—notorious for being a womanizer—who asks for directions. Distrustful of Rei's intentions, Kira quickly chalks a map for him and runs away. Little does she know that Rei finds one of her sketches on the back of the map and becomes captivated by her artistic skills.

Much to Kira's chagrin, Rei immediately recognizes her at school, but she ignores his attempts at striking up a conversation. However, Rei's sincere praise about her drawing leads Kira to see the violent rebel in a better light. After watching him kiss a statue of the god Mars, Kira feels so moved that she instantly requests him to model for her.

As Kira and Rei's chance encounter begins to develop into a flourishing relationship, what is to become of these two polar personalities?

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Mars was re-released in eight 2-in-1 omnibus bunkoban volumes, including an additional story, from October 12, 2006, to January 12, 2007.

The original release was published in English by Tokyopop from April 23, 2002, to November 11, 2003. After the company went defunct, Kodansha USA acquired the license and later digitally republished the entire series on June 12, 2019. Both the original and the omnibus versions have been released in French and German by Panini Comics and in Italian by Star Comics. Meanwhile, only the omnibus has been translated in Spanish by Arechi.

The manga was adapted into a Taiwanese television drama, which aired from July 31, 2004, to October 23, 2004. In 2016, it was re-adapted into a Japanese television drama titled Mars: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru and a sequel film under the same name.

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Jun 28, 2023
I've always been a sucker for romance. Maybe It's just that I enjoy watching fictional relationships progress throughout the series. This time I really wanted to read a longer oldie, which turned out to be quite good pick. Mars was hell of read and it's been a while since I was this invested to a manga that I couldn't stop reading. However, there was a lot of things too that I didn't enjoy in the manga.

I really loved the art. It really has a 90s shoujo manga vibes. Characters were done beautifully. I don't really have anything to complain about. However, this is only a ...
Apr 4, 2023
[WORK AND AUTHOR] Mars is a manga of the drama and romance genre, written and drawn by the author Fuyumi Souryo, and which has fifty-nine chapters published from 1996 to 2000.
It is important to say that Souryo is a veteran manga artist who has published works since the 1980s and continues to be active today, with her most recent work: Cesare: Hakai no Souzousha, ending in 2021. She was also awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo manga for Boyfriend, whose plot reminds me a bit of Mars (but haven't read it yet to confirm) in 1988.

[PLOT AND CONTEXT] What I mean by all this ...
Sep 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I'm so dissapointed i had to write a review. Just to say this as short as possible, karekano this is plot better.

Story: i never thought i would find so a hardcore soap opera from a shoujo, i seen drama, i love drama but good written drama this bordeline with just soap , every single chapter had sutil mistakes i could not everlooked

Characters: so even in mangas females leads dont deverse to have a great characte develpoment right ? Being sucessful and fufilled, if they are married and give free therapy to a broken guy is enought right ? Dont get me wrong, rei was ...

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