Ayashi no Ceres is a manga series created by Yuu Watase and was published in Shojo Comic by Shogakukan starting May 1996 and ended March 2000. An anime adaptation was Made by Studio Pierrot and was written by Sukehiro Tomita and Yukiyoshi Ohashi and was directed by Hajime Kamegaki. It aired in WOWOW starting April 20, 2000 and ended September 28, 2000.
Ayashi no Ceres Plot
Aya and Aki Mikage are fraternal twins who are to celebrate their sixteenth birthday but they are unaware that they are going to be tested if they have sufficient celestial maiden blood. It is revealed that Aya is a reincarnation of one of the most powerful celestial maidens named Ceres. When Aya transforms into the celestial maiden, Ceres, she acquires powerful abilities such as telekinesis, teleportation, flight, extreme speed and the ability to wield energy shields and blasts.
The legend states that Ceres is out for revenge because the Mikage family stole her celestial robe which prevented her from returning to heaven. Aya’s family plans to kill Ceres but is saved by Suzumi Aogiri and Yhi, Suzumi’s bother-in-law. Aya attempts to learn to control the power of Ceres but Aki is completely overwhelmed by the hateful spirit of a their ancestor who originally stole Ceres’ robe. Aya falls in love with Toya, person sent by Mikage to kill Aya but has lost his memories.