Ayashi no Ceres

Ceres, Celestial Legend

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 妖しのセレス
English: Ceres, Celestial Legend
German: Ceres, Celestial Legend
Spanish: Ceres: La Leyenda Celestial
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 2000 to Sep 28, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, ReincarnationReincarnation
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 21 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 2782227,822 users)
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Ranked: #38492
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Popularity: #2778
Members: 62,836
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Ceres was a tennyo (Celestial maiden) who came down from the heavens to bathe in a stream. She hung her hagoromo (robe) on a tree nearby, which was her key to returning to the heavens. But the robe was stolen and the man who had stolen it forced her to become his wife, thus producing a family full of human and tennyo blood mixed.

Now, in modern day time, Aya Mikage is a descendent of Ceres, and has quite an amount of tennyo blood. On her 16th birthday, she and her twin brother, Aki, are thrown a party. At the "party," Aya's grandpa plans to kill her, for she has tennyo powers unlike the rest of the family, and can actually become Ceres herself and destroy the Mikage family. Aya, however, can switch back, so this transformation happens quite frequently.

With protector Yuuhi by her side, it is up to Aya to control Ceres and keep her from coming back, but her relationship with an ex-worker for her evil grandpa may be a distraction.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamegaki, Hajime
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishizawa, Susumu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Layout


Opening Theme

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"Scarlet" by Junko Iwao

Ending Theme

1: "One ~ Kono Yo ga Hatete mo Hanarenai" by Day-break (eps 1-15)
2: "Cross My Heart" by Day-break (eps 16-23)
3: "Scarlet Ver.II" by Junko Iwao (eps 24)


Sep 8, 2008
Ayashi no Ceres presents a beautiful love story, which intertwined with great action and characters makes for a sad, yet heartwarming story that can grip your heart.

It starts off very peacefully, with Aya Mikage and her twin brother Aki spending time with their friends, celebrating the twins' 16th birthday. However, this peaceful day is interrupted by Aya falling off a bridge, down on the highway underneath. Miraculously, she lands without getting a scratch, and she's saved from cars on a collision course by a mysterious, red-headed man. And that day marks the end of the happy days for the two.

They are summoned to the ...
Nov 24, 2006
Mixed Feelings
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Characters: The relationships of the family members were the most fascinating in the series. Aya and Aki had the typical brother/sister relationship of bickering and understanding, but after their 16th birthday it became more intense. Aki now desired the maiden inside of Aya. Aya also had a lot of growth, as she fought to control Ceres and save her brother from their power-hungry family. All of the characters have inner demons that they are constantly fighting in order to protect the ones they love.
Mar 16, 2016
"The victor is the one left standing." So quoth Aki, local sage and official series craziest person, which is really saying something for this series. I mean, between Toya, Aya's cousin, Aya's OTHER cousin, Yuji, Mrs. Q, Grandpa Mikage, and Aya herself, we got crazy coming out of the walls.

There is precisely one good thing about this series, which is the opening, "Scarlet" by Junko Iwao. Not the weird animation, just the song. I have the Japanese version and the piano only version and they're quite pleasant and pretty.

You want generic tropes with good ol' 90s animation? You got it! Toya's got like double or ...

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