Anime Fantasy MÄR Joins VIZ's Netflix Instant Lineup

Anime Fantasy M R Joins Vizs Netflix Instant Lineup

Manga and anime publisher VIZ has added a new title to its Netflix streaming lineup, MÄR . The series sounds like a crazy mashup of ideas from the cross-dimensional travel to talking weapons.

From the synopsis:

An ordinary middle-school boy with an overactive imagination, Ginta Toramizu dreams about fairy tales and make-believe lands. One day at school, a gate appears and he enters the World of MÄR, the world of his dreams. Within the World of MÄR exist ÄRM: accessories with unique powers. Soon, Ginta stumbles upon Babbo, an ÄRM that can speak, and learns that he has been summoned to this mythical world to stop the Chess Pieces, a group of rogue soldiers, from destroying the World of MÄR. Now part of Team MÄR, Ginta and Babbo fight in War Games against the Chess Pieces to save the MÄR World. But will Ginta’s mission be compromised by his ally’s secrets?

The title is actually an acronym for Märchen Awakens Romance, with the word Märchen being the German word for 'fairy tale.' The manga on which the series is based, by Flame of Recca creator, Nobuyuki Anzai, originally ran from 2003-2006, with the anime spanning over a hundred episodes from 2005-2007. It aired previously on Cartoon Network and has--as any successful manga and anime must--a requisite DS tie-in.

Who wants to bet Ginta learns a little something about being a man at the end?

MÄR is available to view on Netflix Instant, with Season One Viz To Publish Comics Based On Studio Ghibli's Arrietty

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