Monday, January 5, 2015

MARS volume 3


Today's post is on MARS volume 3 by Fuyumi Soryo. It is the third in a fifteen volume series and was published by Tokyopop. The cover has Rei on it being shy. The intended reader is young adults but with all the drama adults can have fun with this series too. There is some mild language, no sex, and no violence in this volume. The story is told from Kira's perspective with some thoughts of some of the other character's for plot and character development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Winner Takes All
Although Kira and Rei are opposites in every way, their bond just keeps getting stronger and stronger. Rei finally trusts Kira enough to ride his beloved motorcycle. Just when Kira and Rei's romance is getting hot and heavy, Rei is called away to ride in the race of his life, the Suzuka 8-endurance. Kira would give anything to be there to support him, but her mom forbids her to go along. As Kira roots for him across the miles, Rei fights his way to the finish ling in this mile-a-minute manga.

Review- The drama in this volume is all about Rei getting to race. Kira's is painting the whole time he is gone but the development is great. Rei is so alive on the racetrack and Kira's at peace as she paints. The pacing is slower because of this. When the racing is going on it feels fast but the whole volume is only 8 hours long. I liked reading about the racing because I love motorcycles too. There really is not much about Kira and Rei's relationship in this volume but the outside character development is worth it. Rei is very passionate about racing and I felt that the reader was shown why he feels that way. At the end Kira has finished her painting of Rei and is showing it at a local art show. More drama on the way!

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.