January 1, 2011 at 3:51 PM
Ayashi no Ceres
January 1, 2011 at 3:59 PM
Yet to watch it over again. From what I remember it includes the same themes. This is not light. Brother-sister/special powers/incest/folklore/attempted rape/statutory rape/amnesia/split personalities/Extreme misogyny/etc.
January 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM
Thanks Amil, for the introduction for me of a totally new genre. I am completely clueless when it comes to this and manga’s in general.
January 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Welcome. I should have put it at the top but this is 24 episodes. They are not in order and it totals just about 9 hours. I highly recommended watching this. Telling and possibly highly spoilerish. I wish I could give a good summary right now but the plot description on the wiki page gives a good enough synopsis.
Aya – Sookie, Aki – Jason, Yuhi -Sam, Touya – Eric (though his intro seems like Bill’s), Mikagi – Bill, Ceres – Claudine.
January 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
Thanks for this Amil! I’ve only watched the first episode so far, but I am hooked. I love everything by Miyazaki, but beyond that, I’m lost when it comes to anime.
Ceres reminds me of the Nicholas Flamel YA series by Michael Scott. It’s also about twins who discover they have supernatural powers.
January 7, 2011 at 2:25 PM
Trying to marathon this. I was wrong. This doesn’t drag. I was probably too excited to get through it then like I am now. Don’t know how far you are but they have Tennyo blood but only Aya has powers. Aki only gets power when Mikagi takes over his body.
I don’t know how I forgot about the mind control, memory wipes, false memory plants. The episode I’m on now, one of the female char. is drugged and put into a dream state just like they discussed in Sunny’s latest post. Hickey, vampire bite. Huge duh moment for me.
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