?), which stands for "Märchen Awakens Romance", is a manga series created by mangaka Nobuyuki Anzai. The television anime based on the series is titled MÄR -MÄR Heaven-
(MÄR -メルヘヴン-, MÄR -Meru Hevun-
?) and was originally broadcast in Japan on the TXN station.
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 broadcasted 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.