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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

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (593 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)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #590 increased(+107)
Monthly Pos #1029 increased(+328)
3 Month Pos #1670 increased(+46)
6 Month Pos #1842 increased(+42)
Year Pos #1942 decreased(-21)

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On 343 reading lists
On 508 wish lists
On 1799 completed lists
On 129 unfinished lists
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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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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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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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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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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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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
September 29th, 2012, 12:40pm
aya - the main female lead
13 volumes of either:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Aya getting a forced kiss
Aya having sex with touya
Aya getting raped minus the penetration
Aya asking for sex but somehow not ended up going all the way

For 13 volumes, her body was to satisfy every man's lust, whether they are good or bad men.

if you are into these kind of stuff, you will definitely love it

then theres the final volume for the revelations and conclusions, just to give it an end

it was weird, the title is so wrong, "Aya the
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Slut" wouldve been much better

... Last updated on September 30th, 2012, 1:44am
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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: 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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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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