Marchen Awakens Romance
Alternative title(s): M�R, M�rchen Awakens Romance, MAR, MAR-Heaven, M�R Heaven, ?? Released in: 2005 Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen Status: Completed MÄR (MÄR Meru?), an acronym for Märchen Awakens Romance, is a manga series written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Anzai. The television anime based on the series is titled MÄR Heaven (MÄR -メルヘヴン- MÄR -Meru Hevun-?) and was originally broadcast in Japan on the TXN station. MÄR is characterised by fairy tale motifs running throughout the series, Märchen being itself the German word for "fairy tale". VIZ Media has acquired the North American rights to both the MÄR manga and anime and aired a dubbed version of the series, first on Toonami Jetstream, an online service from Cartoon Network, and then on the network itself, as part of the Toonami programming block. In June, Canadian youth network YTV broadcast MÄR. A sequel to MÄR, entitled MÄR Omega, was announced in September 2006. However, it is not being written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Anzai, but by Kōichiro Hoshino.