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



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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

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Year Pos #1912 increased(+9)

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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by andiispineapplek
October 24th, 2016, 7:51pm
The story seemed to drag on, and some parts seemed forced like the comedy, the drama. The ending was atrocious.

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She used Yuuhi as a crutch for the majority of the manga, pining after a guy who she had only briefly met on a couple occasions. They tried to explain it away like oh it's fate because he had her mana all along... The romance was just poorly done imo. They left it with an open ending *Tooya* "like oh hey I might die or I might not buy hey I want you to wait for the day that I die so that when I do you can be with Aya as my replacement." To Yuuhi..eww is really all that comes to mind for this manga..just eww..

... Last updated on October 24th, 2016, 7:51pm
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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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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 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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