Shy and boy-phobic, Kira is a young high school girl. Rei is a bad
boy who falls for her. With many obstacles such as past girlfriends,
past trauma as well as a mental patient trying to kill you, it's a
wonder they even stay together. But how much can they take?
Mars is truly a unique manga. It has the common shoujo element of a
boy and girl falling in love and trying to make their relationship
work. But, it is full of teen angst, the dark side of people and
finding your place in the world. It deals with deep issues. I found
for the most part it was very unpredictable, with lots of twists and
turns. I noticed the characters cried a lot, which I got used to
after a while. ^^
Mars was created by Fuyumi Soryo. It is currently being published in
English by TokyoPop. There are 15 volumes plus a book containing
'extra' stories. I don't think an anime series has been made of this series.
I (personally) would probably rate this 16 and up. It deals with dark
and mature themes. (For example: suicide, killing, mental issues
ect.) There is also some swearing.