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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 (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 #540 increased(+188)
Monthly Pos #1168 increased(+155)
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: 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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
March 25th, 2008, 8:55pm
I had seen the anime first so because of that i was not much surprised with how things would turn out. In fact i thought this to be a great read and it was a pretty well made anime because it followed the manga very closely.....That being said though i really wanted, not for the ending to be different because i thought it fit well with the manga, but for something more at the end that would let us know exactly what happened after her leading man disappeared.
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Ayashi no Ceres   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sara_was_here24
March 12th, 2008, 12:34pm
I read this series and loved it.I have to say it is one of my favorites.It made me cry so much.I also liked how the love triangle was turning every few seconds.I was surprised to see so much killing in this book.Sure I've read other books by her it's just a little different.I also liked the humor she added in.It really is a Horror Comedy Romance made in Heaven!
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Manga Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by water_angel
November 8th, 2007, 4:29pm
As a huge fan of Yuu Watase, I typically enjoy all of her manga, but I have to say that Ayashi no Ceres is definitely my favorite. The plot and characters are engaging and very well thought out. The story, although 14 volumes long, never felt repetitive or dragged out, because Watase was very good at introducing new story arcs that enhanced the overall development of her characters and progression of the story. With regards to the mature themes present in Ayashi no Ceres (such as the sex, violence, and deaths) they were not done senselessly, but instead were done purposely in congruence to developing the storyline and it's cohesiveness. The ending is absolutely beautiful with the way that it ties together everything from the beginning leading up to the end with perfect sense. Ayashi no Ceres is a tragic tale with underlying themes regarding humanity, love, and hope, depicted through its dramatic vices - a true manga masterpiece.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2007, 4:45pm
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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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Not bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 1:28pm
As Chiira said, this series does exaggerate its sadness and violence. However, the storyline is interesting and doesn't have filler and the romance is angsty and painful, like any 'good' romance series. The main female character can be weak-willed and annoying at times, which is one of this series' flaws. It's definitely not a shoujo series for little girls. Anyone who likes this series may also like Ao no Fuuin.
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Not bad   
Rating: N/A
by Chiira
April 20th, 2007, 9:20am
Not bad at all, but I think Fushigi Yuugi was better. A little exagerated in some aspects (violence and sadness), but I enjoined reading these manga series.
After all, Yuu Watase is Yuu Watase. ^_^
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i enjoyed it   
Rating: N/A
by blueangelxxx
January 31st, 2007, 4:39pm
i enjoyed it ,well then again i watched the anime and maybe itz a lilltle difffernt ,but i dont like fushigi yuugi for some reson . i would recommond for girls that like romance drama and it has action too
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Very sad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by greekmidget
January 7th, 2007, 7:30pm
Don't watch this if you like happy undramatic manga. This will only make you cry.
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