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Manga Tuesdays; Mars

Manga:  Mars
Written by:  Fuyumi Soryo             
Genres: Romance, shoujo, mature, drama
Volumes:  15
Anime: no, there is a drama though, don't know if it any good
own/ library/ borrowed/ read online
read online via the sites: www.manga.animea.net and www.mangareader.com
completed/ ongoing
publisher: Kondansha/ Tokyopop

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?source: http://www.mangareader.net/mars 

This is from the drama 
I loved this manga sooo much! It's such a basic story and I know it's a bit of a cliché, I mean the nerd and the delinquent theme? Really? But it's such a pure story and it was written/drawn so well! I could seriously feel the butterflies in my stomach and their love and their desire. Also, I usually am very annoyed by the female lead of the story but Kira is amazing. She is the shy, lovable kind of girl, and actually she isn't much different from most female leads, but it just fits her and the story or something, or maybe that's just me, anyway I love her. It also may be because she loves to draw, which is my favourite thing in the world, so yeah. Now you might think that it is really very different from other shoujo's, but it isn't. There still are the usual overdramatic events, like, Rei with his dark past and also Kira's dark past, not getting accepted by family, Rei who gets more and more professional with motercycling, etc.

The art is really cute and beautiful. The manga is pretty old, so the hairstyles and stuff are all pretty old school. but it isn't really bothering.
Now I'm going to watch the drama, if you want to know how it was just leave a comment :P

5/5 stars :D

Some things about manga for non-manga readers :P :

Manga is a Japanese cartoon or comic. There are lots of them in all kind of different genres (really from porn to manga for little girls). Of most mangas there is a new chapter released every month, so that's why some are ongoing (it also can be that the translation group is a bit slow. DON'T EVER GET ANGRY BECAUSE OF THAT THOUGH! Manga's are translated by volunteers, and not very much people speak both English and Japanese well enough to translate them. If your bothered by it, join such a group! They are always looking for new members! Also editors and cleaners are needed!).
If you are too lazy to read, of most mangas there is an anime to watch ;)
If you consider reading manga pay attention! Manga is written from right to left!

some terms:
Shoujo= Manga for mostly teenage girls (it can be very childish, it can be really mature)
Shounen= Manga for mostly teenage boys (example: Naruto )
Josei= Manga for older women (the manga site says: late teenage and adult audiences, this is usually because the characters in the manga are not in high school anymore, this doesn't mean it's not fun to read if you are younger)
Seinen= Manga for older men (also for late teenage and adult audiences, also usually fun to read if you're younger)
School life= is sometimes quite interesting because the japanese school life seems very different than what I am used to
Shoujoai= girls love
Shounenai= boys love
Yuri = let's just say: the more advanced version of girls love
Yaoi= the more advanced version of boys love


bookworm105 said...

I love Mars! The drawing is so nice! And the story line as well.

Great pick! :)

Mar said...

thanks Lua, for yet another amazing review <3