Ayashi no Ceres
Ceres: Celestial Legend
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Ayashi no Ceres

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Japanese: 妖しのセレス
English: Ceres: Celestial Legend
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 83
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 5, 1996 to Jan 20, 2000
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 69036,903 users)
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Ranked: #25402
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Popularity: #1368
Members: 14,401
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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 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 Yuuhi, 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?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Ayashi no Ceres was published in English as Ceres: Celestial Legend by VIZ Media from October 1, 2003 to February 14, 2006.

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Jul 11, 2007
Another Classic from Yu Watase! This manga is from the mid-1990s right after Fushigi Yugi. With manga fans, it's either a love it or hate it manga but what's not to like about Ceres: The Celestial Legend? It has a great story, excellent artwork and developed characters. It's not the newest manga on the shelves, but mentioned before it's a classic.

The art is very Yu Watase: detailed eyes and whispy hair. The hair is perfected in very strained making it realistic. The eyes have the most detail and the most enjoyed feature in the artwork. Border line between realistic and exaggerated, Ceres has shojo ...
Apr 28, 2008
Ceres is one of Watase's most popular works and, in my opinion, her best. It's a much more mature story than her others, dealing with themes of sexuality and violence (often a mixture of the two), but as my mother would say, it is tastefully done. Probably 16+ should read this, not because of content, but because the themes are very complex and require a more mature understanding of sex and violence. Besides the 'parental disclaimers,' Ceres is a beautiful love story and a sci-fi/horror thriller with social commentary and humor. The main storyline is that Aya, on her sixteenth birthday, is possessed by ...
Jan 10, 2023
Being old enough to have read Fushigi Yuugi back when it was originally serialized, I can safely say I am the audience for whom Ceres aimed. I mention this so you understand I am writing this as someone who was there. I shared the world that Yuu Watase’s characters inhabited in Ceres, and can remember the way talk of genomes, cloning and other ‘modern’ tech took the world by storm in the late 90s. And because I was there, I can safely say now, in 2022, that I am glad that most of the modern world has left behind so many of the attitudes present ...

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