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



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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #672 increased(+133)
Monthly Pos #1121 increased(+79)
3 Month Pos #1200 increased(+69)
6 Month Pos #1288 increased(+55)

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On 328 reading lists
On 471 wish lists
On 1712 completed lists
On 121 unfinished lists
On 253 custom lists

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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