Name: Mars
Manga-ka: Souryo, Furumi
Volumes: 15 (Complete)
Licensed: Yes (Tokyopop – 15 Volumes Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Psychological
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Kira believes that Rei and all other men in the world are dirty. She stays away from her classmates, hiding in her art. What happens when the delinquent motorcyclist and playboy, Rei, gets ahold of one of her drawings, and actually wants to keep it?


Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

Opinion: That awkward moment when you run a shoujo manga review site for 3 years and still haven’t reviewed Mars. AWKWARD. Moving on.

Graphics are obviously older looking but still have a LOT of appeal. I love it.

As for plot. Very dramatic and very creative. The whole bad boy meets good girl thing is old news but this series puts it in such an interesting light. The twins, the girls back ground. Okay some of it may be cliche but it still manages to leave you hooked from the first volume.

Great dynamic characters that go through an obvious arc. Basically all the makings of a good story.

Absolute must read classic. I know no ones gonna scanlate it since Tokyopop has the rights. Not to mention Tokyopop doesn’t EXIST any more. If you can get your hands on this gem NEVER LET IT GO.

Final Rating: 5/5

Extra: There’s a Taiwanese Drama!

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