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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.


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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

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (572 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 12th 2015, 9:51am PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #1670 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #1689 decreased(-147)

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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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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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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: 10.0 / 10.0
by infamyss
July 19th, 2007, 12:38pm
i couldn't ask for more. ayashi no ceres is my all time favourite manga written by my favourite mangaka, Yuu Watase. I really enjoy anc the moment i watched it's anime version then decided to read the manga version after that. it has a well-started plotline as well as the character development. although people might see this as a verry dramatic anime with very weak main character, i don't see any flaws in it.. it might be because i am blinded by the fact that THIS IS MY FAVOURITE MANGA and no matter how many times i read the 14 volumes, i wont find it very tiresome..LOL. recommended if you are a fan of yuu watase, like to see dramas and supernatural powers and beliefs.
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Kill It With Fire!   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Bjango
September 7th, 2006, 7:33pm
This is just like Fushigi Yuugi; the story progressively turns melodramatic soap opera! Aya shares a lot of similarities with Fushigi Yuugi's Miaka. They're both weak and pathetic heroines. One of those manga series that make you hold your head and scream: "Why! why! why!!!??" >o<!!!

... Last updated on September 7th, 2006, 7:36pm
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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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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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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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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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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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