Today's post is on MARS volume 7 by Fuyumi Soryo. It is the seventh in the series and is published by Tokyopop. The cover has Rei on it looking cool. The intended reader is young adult women but with all the drama and angst adults can get a kick out of it too. There is no sex, some mild language, and some violence in this book. The story is told from Kira's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- 'Til Death Do Us PartKira and Rei knew their love was to die for... but they never dreamed it could be deadly! Masao is the new guy at school with a criminal past- and now he's decided to direct his violent temper towards Kira. When Kira's mother is unexpectedly hospitalized, Rei and Harumi offer their undying support. Masao, who hates seeing Rei's sensitive side, is outraged, and he attempts to put Kira out of the picture forever! As murderous plots are hatched and hidden secrets revealed, Kira and Rei must fight for each other- and for their lives.
Review- So the crazy kid Masao thinks that if Kira was gone then Rei would be more like him. He almost gets himself killed more than once in this volume. But the really interesting thing is what he knows about Kira. We get to see something in flashbacks that happened to Kira but no real idea until the last two pages when she freaks out on Rei. I find the drama very interesting because I think that most teenagers do not know really too much about stalking or the other scary things that can happen but they make good drama. So this is almost a first introduction to this kind of behavior, now I could be wrong, just going off my own teenage years and what little I knew about others then. The art again has some moments of real beauty and they happened when the violence was at the worst. The contrast was good and added more interest to the scene.
I give this volume a Five out of Five. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.