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Ayashi no Ceres  
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Description
Aya and her twin brother Aki thought they were going to a celebration of their sixteenth birthday at their grandfather's home, but the funeral-like atmosphere tips them off that something's not right. Their "birthday present" turns out to be a mummified hand--the power of which forces an awakening of unkown powers within Aya, and painful wounds all over Aki's body! Grandfather Mikage announces that Aki will be heir to the Mikage fortune, and Aya must die! But Aya has allies in the athletic cook and martial artist Yûhi, and the attractive, mysterious Touya. But can even two handsome and resourceful guys save Aya when it's her own power that's out of control?

In 1998 Ayashi no Ceres won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo.

Ayashi no Ceres Gaiden included in 6th volume of Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
夢幻天女
妖しのセレス
梦幻天女
Ceres
Ceres Celestial Legend
Truyền Thuyết Thiên Nữ

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)
7 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (547 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 25th 2014, 5:14am PST


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Year
1996

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #788 increased(+41)
Monthly Pos #1132 increased(+36)
3 Month Pos #1352 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #1335 decreased(-37)

List Stats
On 323 reading lists
On 463 wish lists
On 1693 completed lists
On 120 unfinished lists
On 248 custom lists

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stupid   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
September 29th, 2012, 12:40pm
aya - the main female lead
13 volumes of either:

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Aya getting a forced kiss
Aya having sex with touya
Aya getting raped minus the penetration
Aya asking for sex but somehow not ended up going all the way

For 13 volumes, her body was to satisfy every man's lust, whether they are good or bad men.


if you are into these kind of stuff, you will definitely love it

then theres the final volume for the revelations and conclusions, just to give it an end

it was weird, the title is so wrong, "Aya the
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Slut" wouldve been much better


... Last updated on September 30th, 2012, 1:44am
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A bad soup! if u know what i mean! LOL   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by mimi639
September 5th, 2012, 2:32am
The story could have been better.. and the holes in it were many, and always around the corner..
it started bad...went worse..AND suddenly everything and everybody went bananas, and it got interesting smile (lol im so cruel i only liked it when everybody was miserable), but the the whole:
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"Honey guess what?, i'm half-fish kind of thing or i dunno really what i am kind of plot".. .-.- just was Hoorrible! and simply pathetic...i mean?? REALLY?...
is this finding Nemo mixed up with the little mermaid meet Darwin's evolutionist theory on drugs or what?! :haha:
didn't really get why the ocean was so involved on the past and birth of Tooya, but whatever -.-'

The love story..."all u need is love", <3 that's what they say, but this one just went DOWNHILL!
too fast, too FAKE and cheesy too my taste! , any pink-and-bubbly shoujo will be proud LOL,
no offense, i've had my share of shoujo, and i think i know the subject!
(and i can't believe i'm gonna say this but... i've seem BETTER shoujos! LOL
and that genre has his own failures! and BELIEVE ME! i've seen them all! sad ...
-.-' but my eyes were bleeding in this one! ...u know!! BLOOD!!! was coming out!, just by seing this poor excuse of.. (whatever it is that it is..) ¬¬'
and also just a little thing more to add..
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Aya is a whore, just a little prostitute :haha: and she's always naked! and that pisses me off!

and The characters... OMG!! where do i start to destroy?, i mean review them.. -.-' biggrin LOL!

the truth is that the girl is annoying, well...REALLY annoying.. AND stupid... AND makes more drama than a mexican soup opera!... :'(
the boyfriend has no feelings- then he has them- then he doesn't, then he doesn't know if he has them,... and so goes on and on...¬¬
(his brain is sooo f*ck up, that i'm surprised that he even remembers his name!)
and all the other characters just keep on dying!... so funny LOL!
cause everytime one of them dies it was like a scene on a bad drama movie like (when they kill the girlfriend of the protagonist and he just kneels on the ground and looks up into the sky in the middle of a lonely streat, (with pouring rain of course), and screaammmsss "WHYYYY?? ooohhhh whyyyy??" -.-' ... and latter the tippical "take me instead"- kind of crap?...¬¬
weeeeeell eeevery time !! damn!! soooo stupid!! but i laughed when it happened so.. i won't complain laugh )

the truth is that i imagined that they will
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got her pregnant around the 56 episode...
so.. i promised myself that if that happened, i would take the little dignity that got left (for thinking this was a good series), and skip the whole thing to the end,
just to satisfy my obssessive complex of not letting anything ever without finish..
And so i did.. and i must say i'm not more happy or proud of myself..

Mental note: not see ANY series you think is stupid, because it probably is girl!! listen 2 urself!

... Last updated on September 5th, 2012, 4:07am
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A bit about our origin   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by UsoSora
March 15th, 2012, 9:10am
Beautiful manga! Excellent choice for the theme. The origin of our being, the White Goddess , our separation from the nature and our great Mother...and atonement for our mistakes in the end smile Beautiful smile
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It had Potential...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by BlackAriel98
January 29th, 2012, 2:58am
It's been a few months since I read this, but I remember it quite well.

It was good and original... till a point. After several chapters, I just got annoyed with it. The art (I know I can't do better) was mediocre in my opinion. Then again, many mangas had this look in the past.

The story was what sold me at first, but it just seemed too dramatic and boring after awhile. The romance was one of the reasons why I just stopped loving it.

Let me just say a few words. I hate Touya... there I said it. The guy potentially being the most loved by fan girls, and I just said what any sane girl would say. (Sorry Touya fans if that comment offended you) He was too... perfect. Everyone in this manga was too flawless, excluding the villains of course. I hate characters who are brave, unselfish, and basically the definition of heroic. What makes them interesting if they don't have any quirks separating them from the rest?

The end... I won't lie to you, I just sped through because I was just frustrated and wanted to see the end. Now, I know what many will think, "You don't know if you don't read it," or something along those lines. I did read majority of it, almost forcibly.

I know it may seem like I am just only dissing this manga, so I will say a few good things that I DID like about it. I did like the idea of the plot, it was something that I had never read or heard of before. I also liked how sometimes it was sad and not happy, making it so that it seemed more realistic. (Just as a heads up, many people do die in real life, or get some other misfortune fall upon them)

Now, let's end this long review with my personal rating for each section of Ayashi No Ceres. The beginning deserves an 8, the middle of the manga deserves a 7, and the ending deserves a 6.5.
(Merely my personal opinion, others will think differently than me)

... Last updated on January 29th, 2012, 3:01am
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:D   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cecixiao78
December 3rd, 2011, 2:05pm
I think it was great but not awesome. It didn't leave a big enough impression on me to make me want to buy the manga like some of the others I want and seeing how I can't completely remember it just shows how it's not significant or the story was just not unique enough for me to remember. I didn't remember parts of the beginning, ending, and very little of the middle. I would say it's not a waste of time to read.
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Such Drama   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by silvertail123
July 21st, 2011, 9:50pm
There is a lot of drama in this and made me cry a lot here and there in the story. So I really like it especially the part where Aya and Tooya get to stay together, but at the ending where Tooya said that he doesn't have much time left really ruin my happy ending moment. I mean seriously and I know that humans don't know when they will die, but when he said that he will die soon really ruined it for me. Besides that it was great.
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bluh   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
June 19th, 2011, 7:20am
Something went badly wrong somewhere along the line. The premise is interesting and the start is promising - but what the hell happened after that?

I'm going to single out the romance as being particularly abysmal. I can't believe that these two people are in love. They keep telling me that they're in love and they sure have plenty of sex - but, well, what is there to love? The guy has no personality. It's like she fell in love with a particularly attractive brick wall. Gushing about how wonderful it is and how deeply, passionately in love you are with it is not convincing. Have they even had a conversation that wasn't about the business of the plot or about how madly in love they are? Certainly not on screen, and I can't see what they'd have to discuss together anyway.

So, yeah - the romance is thoroughly unconvincing. If they didn't keep insisting on it, I would think that they're acting, or that it's a shallow infatuation - but nope. Seems that I'm meant to believe in true love between a highschool girl and a guy whose only remarkable features are his looks and being able to kill people.

Beyond that, the pacing is bad, and the plot got lost somewhere along the way. I still have three volumes left, but it's been feeling directionless for a while. Why were half of these characters introduced, anyway? The plot hasn't advanced ... at all, really. The characters have achieved nothing and are content to fuddle around. Sometimes the villain seems to forward their nefarious (and nonsensical, poorly motivated) plan, but nothing ever really happens. The other villain stops by to posture from time to time. Altogether ... nothing really happens.

I should probably finish the rest, seeing I came this far - but I'm not looking forward to it. The romance element seems to have taken centre-stage and I'm pretty much just skimming through those pages now - they don't add anything.
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Good but could be better   
Rating: N/A
by Krysic
December 19th, 2010, 10:44pm
Manga was boring, but anime was awesome!
I was so sad near the ending, it was a very touching story for me. Maybe a couple of parts confused me like the sudden population of 'ceres' but whatever. : P
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Drama   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by booknik
November 18th, 2010, 11:38am
Overblown storyline, yes. However, Clamp and Watase are the first two mangaka I was exposed to (through a friend), so I'm left with some loyalty to both even when they (it this case Watase) annoy me. The story could have been shorter because the main plot kept getting dragged on to a point where it was almost lost in all of the drama. To those reading for Watase's romance/tragedy it is perfect. For action/suspense junkies like me it prompted more than one roll of the eyes. I'm not going to say it was bad, I liked it, but it's up each reader to decide if the rising action of the story is worth reading through.
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No point in the plot.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 14th, 2009, 8:42am
It seems in every one of Watase's works, she always adds pointless problems to the main characters. When I was reading this series, I couldn't remember all of the major problems as they weren't revelant to the story. It was jumping mainly because new characters are introduced and then the story gets side-tracked by going into their stories and how they're going to help the protagonist. Her numerous works, the reverse-harem theme is getting too old for my taste and I don't enjoy reading even this series.

Summarizing it, I'd said the whole time, Aya has to do everything in her power to convince Aki that they are still loving brothers and sisters. Even though the beginning to the middle sucked, Yuu always manages to end her stories good. But I can't give any of her works high ratings because I would rather read the ending to the beginning.

... Last updated on January 19th, 2010, 2:01pm
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