Ayashi No Ceres
The television series Ayashi No Ceres is a comedy comprising a mixture of horror, romance and mystery. The animated series is centered on the life of a young boy who lived in an imaginary land of legends and one day found himself spying on a lady who was having her bath.
The inquisitive guy looked more closely at the lady having a bath and found out that she was a young lady from the sky often referred to as celestial maidens. Instead of going away, he spotted the lady's dress on the floor, picked it up and took it home.
When the lady finished bathing, she came out of the water just to find out her dress was nowhere to be found. She was dismayed as this meant she would not be able to go back to the skies where she came from without the dress.
Since she was unable to return to where she had come from, the lady was forced to remain on earth unwillingly. She later got married to the same guy who had hidden her dress against her wish. She did so against her wish, as she was forced by the man. They had kids together and later on she found out where the guy had been keeping her dress. She immediately returned to the skies where she belonged and vowed to take revenge on her husband for what he had done to her.
The whole concept about the series was adapted from a well known novel Ayashi No ceres written by Shogakukan. The series was then composed by Yukiyoshi Ohashi and directed by Hajime Kamegaki. Animations were done by Studio Pierrot.
The characters used as voice offs for the series are well known actors and actresses specially talented for such tasks such as Kakazu Yumi who played the role of Mikage Aya, the celestial maiden
The series which comprised of 26episodes was broadcast on channels such as Wowow.
Ayashi No Ceres Full Episode Guide:
Season 1 (23 full episodes)
Episode 24 - Denouement
First Aired: September 28, 2000
Episode 23 - Mikagi reborn
First Aired: September 21, 2000
Episode 22 - Song of redemption
First Aired: September 14, 2000
Episode 21 - The ancient tennyo
First Aired: September 07, 2000
- Episode 20 - Toya's death
- Episode 19 - Chidori's confession
- Episode 18 - Fleeting happiness
- Episode 17 - Bewitching affection
- Episode 16 - Another Ceres
- Episode 15 - Toya's past
- Episode 14 - The return of the 'first'
- Episode 13 - Relic of the Mikage
- Episode 12 - The silver choker
- Episode 11 - Stir of emotions
- Episode 10 - Chidori's flight
- Episode 9 - The angel's promise
- Episode 8 - The Mikage conspiracy
- Episode 7 - Celestial awakening
- Episode 6 - The 'C' project
- Episode 5 - Toya's destiny
- Episode 4 - The stolen "Hagoromo"
- Episode 3 - The one who fell to earth
- Episode 2 - The angel's first kiss
- Episode 1 - The day the moon & the sixteen stars ...