MARS - Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru

MARS - Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (2016)

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The story revolves around Kira and Rei, two high school students. Kira is an extremely introverted artist, and Rei is an outgoing playboy with a frightening violent side. The two start a friendship and eventually a romance after Rei sees a drawing that Kira drew on the back of a map she gave him. However, both Kira and Rei are hiding troubled pasts, and through their relationship they confront their past demons. read moreMasao, a student at Kira and Rei's school, has a connection to Rei's violent past. He enters Kira and Rei's lives to try to force Rei to return to the person he used to be.

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    マース~ただ、君を愛してる~; Mars ~Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru; Mars ~But, I Love You~, MARS;

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Apr 20, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This adaptation was better than I expected though The 20min episodes were too short! I wanted to watch more of their story. Fujigaya really surprised me, because when I heard he was casted as Rei as was so worried, but he did a pretty good job here, and I really liked his Rei portrayal. He was rough but also had his cute moments. The girl the played Kira was new for me, read more I have never seen her on a drama, but I think she was ok in her part.

Give it a chance after all is a light drama that moves fast and it's well made.

It was a little tricky to watch because I couldn't find subbed episodes so I have to watched them 100% in Japanese, but gladly I could understand 85% and because I had already read the manga I think that also helped.

Now I'm waiting for the movie release so I can see how they end the story.
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May 1, 2016
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I didn't watch the Taiwanese version nor read the original manga. If my review makes you want to advice me to watch the Taiwanese version or read the manga, I won't do it. So my review will be based on my real thought for the first time to watch this series. (^_^)v

The first thing that stand out the most is the 'packaging'. The 23 minutes duration reminds me of Korean web-drama, read more short with beautiful editing, scene transition, color correction and the backsound music, even this MARS were presented in such a 'kawai' frame. It's kinda rare tho finding this editing treatment.

In the opening of each episode, there is always a highlight caption or something like a synopsis from each episode. For example in the episode 3, it's said "Kira's important drawing gets plagarized. That painting gets circulated and a side of Rei that has never been shown before is seen..." ==> ( I hope this doesn't count as a spoiler ;-)
I don't think that kind of synopsis is necessary. Even though the sentence leaves some mystery, some how I feel like "oh in this episode the character X will appear, doing something evil to female lead and then the male lead will be her saviour". I already can draw the story right after the opening credit (-_-)>. I think those caption were added in order to makes viewers keep drawn with the story. It's just too bad that a short duration but the story already can be pictured in the beginning. After 2 or 3 episode I skipped the opening to ignore those caption, for me it's more fun without it, no big deal.

Fujigaya Taisuke is good enough to played Rei's character, he can pulled double side Rei's character well enough (in whisper mode: he's such ikemen tho so I'm totally fine with it XD ). He always wear necklace with feather chain, whenever I saw it I expected that necklace will be an iconic item in this drama, but my prediction was wrong, LOL. That necklace looks really appealing so I though it could be main lead's important or memorable item, like you know that kind of typical drama always put something iconic stuff to makes the story more meaningful.

Kubota Masataka is my second reason to watch this drama, and his character is the most I anticipated. At first his fashion really distracted me. He always wear loose outfit, fine with shirt or sweater, but his pants is totally disappointing and reminds me about first generation K-Pop boyband [Please somebody bring the scissor, my hands is so itchy wants to cut that pants XD]. Kubota Masataka played as Kirishima Makio who obsessed to Rei. This! this is my favorite side story. His hidden true character really the best one. Now I'm sure that he has awesome murderous expression. I praised the writer to write his character really well, especially in episode 9 and 10 where his character at its peak. Those two episode woke me up who almost fall asleep. It can be counted as a twist but the reason behind it is just really deep. *thumbs up*

Iitoyo Marie is a new face, but I feel uncomfortable to watch her in this drama. Her character was the main reason why my rating dropped a lot. She looks awkward to me, she keep bowing her head and folding her hands. It's true that Asou Kira is supposed to be a timid girl but I don't think she expressed it well. Even her character in this drama was a little bit off to me. Let's see, Rei and Makio has strong past story and bold character. Their past story were told in backflash so it feels make sense and I can understand their feelings. But not with this Kira. Kira's identity was introduced as "High school girl who has closed off her heart" (it appeared in every episode opening along with Rei and Makio) but her character didn't through my feelings, there is no backflash story about her (well it's not a must tho) and the main reason why she closed off her heart was untold clearly.

Sometimes I think why Rei just randomly picked an introvert girl as her girlfriend, their fateful meeting didn't strong enough to make him fall in love with her. So it makes me feel like Rei-Kira's relationship was a bit off. So in the end, this drama visually beautiful and fast. I'm looking forward on the next movie on how Makio character will develop.
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    iindu Jun 23, 2017

    nice enough remake.. but of course, the original is in a different league

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    KatieBo May 23, 2017 - edited
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    OKasiandrama Feb 22, 2017

    I never saw the original but lots of people say it wasn't as good. Is it okay, though? Worth my time? Are the leads' chemistry good? Acting? Plot?

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    Ariane Bastos Dec 20, 2016

    Cadê os episódios??? Please!!!!

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    naccu Nov 11, 2016 - edited

    Nope... Just no lol

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      ladymay Feb 6, 2017 - edited

      right! lol i was thinking the same thing... no .. just no..... .this drama was a real let down....

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    Tama Nov 10, 2016

    fujigaya was surprisingly handsome as Rei

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    Sudapop Nov 7, 2016 - edited

    the story is good, but the episodes are way too short to convey the necessary feeling. i liked the cast, especially Kubota Masataka. Anyways, i think i'll wait for the movie to decide if i like this version of MARS or not. i haven't seen the Taiwanese version, that's probably better.

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      MajaS Jan 4, 2017

      This was OK, but I have to recommend you to watch the Taiwanese version. It's way better than this. In comparison to original MARS, many dramas feel emotionless. :)

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    HannahWest Nov 3, 2016
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    MareSoares Oct 30, 2016

    It is all subbed in kiss asian.

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    AmastrisDratwka Oct 20, 2016

    FYI: As of 10/20/16 episodes 4 - 10 subbed have been updated on Kiss Asian's website.

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    Deb Thomas Oct 5, 2016

    They just started putting this up on Dramanice, but it is not subbed yet. I watched the first 3 eps on kiss asian forever ago. Hopefully one of these 2 sites will get all the eps subbed.

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    KateBison Sep 28, 2016

    no subs .. boy -.-

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    G0ldenR0se Jul 13, 2016 - edited

    I just hate that I still can't find it anywhere with eng sub. --'

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      Too-ticky Aug 14, 2016

      yeah,but it only has the first three episodes of this drama :/

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      Rangadeviii Aug 15, 2016

      Ah, sorry..........

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      scs Oct 8, 2016

      Where can I watch it raw? Please help me.. :C

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      HannahWest Nov 3, 2016

      kissasian has all of it in english subs!!!!

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    KMR Jul 5, 2016 - edited

    I'm so deeply affected by Mars that I wanted to see another version. But based on the comments and some spoilers I read, I'll save my time and skip this one. Too bad, would have been great to enjoy this one of a kind story all over again.

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      peacewon Dec 28, 2016

      you should do it. the Jversion and the T versions are so totally different in flavor. both totally worth watching. I am searching for somewhere to see the Tversion in decent video quality and sound. UGH that is SO hard to do.

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    Bodea Jun 24, 2016

    Though this isn't as well adapted for tv as the twdrama version, I still enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the movie.


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    Jan 24, 2016 to Mar 27, 2016
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    23 min.


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