ComiXology Adds Mars, You're a Pet Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Comixology added all 15 volumes of Fuyumi Soryo's Mars manga and all 14 volumes of Yayoi Ogawa's You're a Pet (Tramps Like Us/Kimi wa Pet) manga as Comixology Originals on Wednesday. Kodansha Comics is publishing both series.
Kodansha Comics describes Mars:
Superpopular motorcycle racer Rei and shy, neurotic art student Kira are worlds apart ... until one fateful day brings them together. Rei stumbles upon Kira in the harassing hands of her sleazy art teacher and saves the quiet girl from his clutches. And when the resident school pretty boy plants a kiss on a statue of Mars in the studio, Kira finds herself drawn in and even summons up the nerve to ask him to model for her!
Soryo (ES, Cesare) published Mars in Bessatsu Friend from 1996-2000. Soryo also penned a one-volume Mars Gaiden prequel manga. The manga series has more than 5 million copies in print. Tokyopop published all 15 volumes of the manga and the Mars Gaiden prequel in 2002-2004.
The manga received a Taiwanese live-action television series adaptation that aired in 2004-2005. The adaptation starred Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu. The manga inspired a Japanese live-action series and a film in 2016.
Kodansha Comics describes You're a Pet:
Life was good for Sumire Iwaya ... until the day she discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her. She gets demoted at work and her life spirals toward the dumps. Things take a turn for the better when she crosses paths with Momo, a handsome-but-homeless guy with a colorful past who puts a bounce in her step and a shake in her hips. It takes two to tango, but when Sumire's first love reappears in her life, will this be the last waltz?
Tokyopop published the original manga under the name Tramps Like Us in North America. The manga was previously adapted into a 10-episode live-action television series in Japan in 2003 starring Koyuki as Sumire and Jun Matsumoto as Momo. The manga also inspired a 2011 live-action Korean film starring Jang Geun-suk and Kim Ha-neul. A new Japanese new live-action television series adaptation debuted in 2017.
Source: Press release