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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

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (591 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 25th 2017, 11:15am PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #662 increased(+66)
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3 Month Pos #1615 increased(+74)
6 Month Pos #1823 increased(+104)

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On 505 wish lists
On 1794 completed lists
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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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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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