Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ceres Celestial Legend - Past Unfound |
Actors: Tommy Campbell, Junko Iwao, Yumi Kakazu, Susumu Chiba, Katsuyuki Konishi
Director: Hajime Kamegaki
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
An ancient legend has devastating repercussions on sixteen year old Aya Mikage. She and her twin brother Aki are separated and forced into conflict; Aya's own family is trying to kill her; and her own consciousness is bein... more »
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Summary of each episode in the DVD
anqeliqueruby | wonderland | 07/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the 4th episode (Stolen Hagoromo)
A mysterious metamorphosis has befallen Aya. The being that now stands before them is a girl who has a totally different personality and appearance. Calling herself Ceres, she's determined to extinguish the lives of all the members of the Mikage clan with her incredible powers. Can Yuuhi bring Aya back from over the edge?In the 5th episode (Tooya's Destiny)
Tooya manages to save Aki from a group of thugs and instructs him to return to the Mikage residence, but Aki refuses, disgusted by his own grandfather who would hunt down his own grandchild. Understanding Aki's feelings, Tooya brings Aki to the Aogiri residence instead, where he is joyfully reunited with Aya. One night, however, as Aya and Aki are sleeping in the same room, Ceres takes over and tries to murder Aki!In the 6th episode(C Project)
In order to learn more about Tooya and the plor of Mikage, Aya, accompanied Yuuhi, decides to tail Tooya. As she enters the building, however, Yuuhi finds himself locked out, with Aya being trapped inside! As Aya explores the building's interior, Kaga confronts her. It seems that he wants to summon Ceres no matter what the cost!"
Definately one of Watase-sensei's best
Miss V | 08/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I don't usually do these, but the previous review is a bit off, and I figured it may need some correcting...Ayashi no Ceres is a wonderful series. If you've noticed the Roman name of Demeter is used to name the Tennyo(which can be translated as heavenly maiden, the subtitling calls her an angel), I can't recall whether it plays an extremely important part, but the legend is actually a true legend in Japan, I believe... In which Ceres' Hagaromo(robe) is kept from her by the fisherman who is later called Shiso, I believe...which is something akin to "ancestor"... Anyway, I don't want to give it away...there are huuuge surpises in the end, and throughout the series you can expect to be completely confused and lossed if you don't pay close attention.However, I don't really suggest seeing this just because you like Fushigi Yuugi. While the men are designed similiarly, and have the staple of Watase-sensei's brillian art, the plot is a lot more violent, sexual, and controversial...If you are extremely disturbed by insestuous references, and attempted stuff like that, do not see this. It's also considerably more violent, and from what I saw on the first DVD, doesn't do the shoujo barbie doll nudity thing. There's also sex and the like...soooo, watch with discretion.If you DO enjoy those things, then by all means, WATCH this anime! It has gorgeous animation, beautiful bishounens, riveting story lines, fast action, romance, heartbreaking scenes, and CHOPSTICKS! YES! Any man who fights with chopsticks is for ME! And if you reeeally like my Su-chan from FY, than watch this! Because Yuuhi with his headband on looks like grown up Suboshi! ::coos:: So gorgeous! And Touya, and Aki, and Wei, andandand Okay....just GO SEE! ::falls over::"
Romance at its...strangest
Miss V | 01/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This volume gives us more about the started romance with Toya and Aya. Aya still has no clue what's going on with Ceres, and no one seems willing to let her in on it. After a scene with Ceres and Aki, Aya runs after Toya, the only one left who might tell her what's going on. Toya and Aya go to Toya's apartment, and simply talk. Aya starts crying, and Toya puts his arm around her, then they sleep together (just sleeping, nothing else! ^^;;) I think this episode made the whole DVD wothwhile! After that ep, there's a really freaky scene where Aya's cousin, Kagami, tries to rape her. It was weird, but ah well. This DVD is really good, and maybe one of my faves out of the whole series. ^^;"
Miss V | 09/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ayashi No Ceres is an incredible series whose story involves a Japanese legend of a heavenly maiden whose feathered robe, which she needs to go home, is taken by a man. I've seen the whole series and each episode provokes you to see the next one. The story is wonderfully told and unfolds beautifully. Every episode builds from the previous ones as even more of the story is revealed. The film is visually and mentally stimulating. The emotions it evokes are intense and wrenching at times. I've never felt so much for an anime. I'm absolutely in love with the series. If I could give this anime six stars I would. It really is a great story. Thank you, to the creators, for telling it."