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Ayashi no Ceres  
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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.


Related Series

Associated Names
Ceres Celestial Legend
Truyền Thuyết Thiên Nữ

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)
7 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (554 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 21st 2015, 12:51am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #696 increased(+163)
Monthly Pos #1141 decreased(-27)
3 Month Pos #1284 increased(+41)
6 Month Pos #1318 increased(+25)

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On 327 reading lists
On 467 wish lists
On 1710 completed lists
On 120 unfinished lists
On 253 custom lists

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stupid ditz   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by sAsAk1
September 3rd, 2009, 4:53am
omg the girl is soooo stupid she keeps annoying me with everything she does I know this is like one of the ´classics´ but I can´t stand the heroin and the guy she likes just pisses me off -_- the whole 'mystery' around him is not doing it for me, I got so annoyed that I read the first 2 volumes and then just skipped to the end. The end is ok but I really didn't like the beginning.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
February 15th, 2009, 8:08pm
I don't like this manga at all. It's very boring but i guess it is because I am getting bored of the shojo cliches. Anyway, this manga is very fast paced. No real developments between the characters. It was like.. really really fast.
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Not your average Shoujo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kylaqueen
February 7th, 2009, 7:45pm
This manga has it all: blood, violence, fantasy, and of course, romance. The story was interesting, the characters were lovable, and although the ending was a little rushed for my tastes, I feel that it was an overall good read. Good for people who like shoujo but want a break from all of the cliches.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by chibilin
September 8th, 2008, 5:00pm
I got about half way through this, and then it just got draggy. There didn't seem to be any real progress in the plot (how to deal with the Mikage) after a while. The drama and tragic elements were to contrived, definitely not tear-jerkers for me. I didn't like the guy she was going to end up with (once it got boring, I looked up spoilers). Aya got real annoying and didn't seem to have much depth. I know that's kind of a trademark of Watase's heroines, but I actually liked FY and Miaka, so I thought I'd give this a try. And it's really violent and bloody.

The art, however, is very nice.
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Better than expected   
Rating: N/A
by Matth
August 20th, 2008, 12:16am
With this series, Watase Yuu have surpassed herself. After recently having finished Fushigi Yuugi (and cursed it), I started reading Ayashi no Ceres without any expetations at all. I was only expecting just another boring nd unrealistic love story-manga and got blood, organisation, angst and death pushed into my face.
This is a series you got to read.
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Rating: N/A
by Lariemeeva
August 14th, 2008, 12:08pm
its one of watase old works and to tell the truth one that i didnt very much like but liked just like the FY : mysterious play!

its art at the beginnin is (no comment)
then it improves then again at the end falls!!
what was watase thinking at that time??
but really nice story made there!!
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Shifuku No Yorokobi - Extreme Joy   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
May 9th, 2008, 7:37pm
I sometimes found Ayashi no Ceres hard to bear, but when Watase-sama spun all the aspects together, with just a hint of comedic relief by Q-san, it was a very enjoyable manga. Beware violence and sexual themes... *blushes scarlet*
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Very Good   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
April 30th, 2008, 11:56am
I loved this manga. It has a good balance of romance and sorrow with a good amount of action in it to keep cynics like me still enjoying every volume with well timed comic releif to prevent things getting too angst. While the love is exagerrated, as it is in all good love stories, I still found myself hooked by the plot line, which adapts so much you can't get tired of it. The plot is deep and there are a good number of characters to ensure every finds something of interest without things becoming too cluttered or confusing. A draw back is the weakness of the main character, she often cries which irritated me but suited her role as a victim. Other than that a very good manga even if, like me, romance isn't your genre of choice normally.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by IcedWolf
April 29th, 2008, 12:44am
I personally loved this story, it had value that I had not found for a long time. Through out most the manga I was really shocked and relieved. I had lost interest in a couple of sections but struggled to read on. In the end it left me in tears, and joy. When I look back at this manga I will always probably remember not to take life for granted.
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Rating: N/A
by sakirol
April 11th, 2008, 10:56pm
This would've been so much better if I had read it when I was younger. T_T The same goes for Fushigi Yuugi too. But the me right doesn't appeal to me that much =(
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