Ceres, Celestial Legend (TV)

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© Yuu Watase/Shogakukan • Bandai Visual • Studio Pierrot


[ adapted from Ceres: Celestial Legend (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Ayashi no Ceres (Japanese)
Ceres: La Leyenda Celestial (Spanish)
Ominous Ceres
سيريس ، الأسطورة السماوية (Arabic)
妖しのセレス (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Ceres was a tennyo (Celestial maiden) who came down from the heavens to bathe in a stream. She hung her hagoromo (robe) on a tree nearby, which was her key to returning to the heavens. But the robe was stolen and the man who had stolen it forced her to become his wife, thus producing a family full of human and tennyo blood mixed. Now, in modern day time, Aya Mikage is a descendent of Ceres, and has quite an ammount tennyo blood. On her 16th birthday, she and her twin brother, Aki, are thrown a party. At the "party", Aya's grandpa plans to kill her, for she has tennyo powers unlike the rest of the family, and can actually become Ceres herself and destroy the Mikage family. Aya, however, can switch back, so this transformation happens quite frequently. With protector Yuuhi by her side, it is up to Aya to control Ceres and keep her from coming back, but her relationship with an ex-worker for her evil grandpa may be a distraction.
User Ratings: 1406 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 121 votes (sub:96, dub:20, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 261 votes (sub:203, dub:49, ?:3, raw:1, others:5
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 306 votes (sub:248, dub:46, ?:4, raw:2, Eng:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 316 votes (sub:245, dub:54, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:12
4 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 179 votes (sub:151, dub:21, raw:3, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 94 votes (sub:80, dub:10, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 49 votes (sub:40, dub:7, others:2
1 Russian edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Weak: 46 votes (sub:42, dub:4)
 Bad: 16 votes (sub:13, dub:2, ?:1)
 Awful: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (sub:4, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 3444 users, rank: #268 (of 6068)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.213 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.9268, rank: #1802 (of 6062)
Weighted mean: 7.124 (Good), rank: #1868 (of 6062) (seen all: 7.30 / seen some: 6.51 / won't finish: 4.06)
Bayesian estimate: 7.128 (Good), rank: #1701 (of 4613)
Running time: 21 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 2000-04-20 to 2000-09-28
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Scarlet" by Junko Iwao
Ending Theme:
#1: "One ~ Kono Yo ga Hatete mo Hanarenai" by Day-break (eps 1-15)
#2: "Cross My Heart" by Day-break (eps 16-23)
#3: "Scarlet Ver.II" by Junko Iwao (ep 24)
Official website:
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Collector's Edition (DVD) 2003-09-16
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Collector's Edition: Ascension (DVD 2) 2003-11-18
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Past Unfound (DVD 2) 2001-08-28
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - C-Cenome (DVD 3) 2001-09-25 (from $7.29)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Resolve (DVD 4) 2001-11-20 (from $7.29)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - The Progenitor (DVD 5) 2001-12-11 (from $6.87)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Double (DVD 6) 2002-01-22
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Requiem (DVD 7) 2002-02-26
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Denouement (DVD 8) 2002-03-26 (from $7.09)
    Ceres: Celestial Legend - Destiny (DVD) 2001-07-31
VHS
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Destiny (Dub.VHS 1) 2001-07-31 (from $9.90)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Past Unfound (Dub.VHS 2) 2001-08-28
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - C-Genome (Dub.VHS 3) 2001-09-25 (from $3.98)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Resolve (Dub.VHS 4) 2001-11-20
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - The Progenitor (Dub.VHS 5) 2001-12-11 (from $25.00)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Double (Dub.VHS 6) 2002-01-22 (from $24.99)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Requiem (Dub.VHS 7) 2002-02-26 (from $4.95)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Denouement (Dub.VHS 8) 2002-03-26 (from $8.24)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hajime Kamegaki
Series Composition: Yukiyoshi Ohashi
Music: Ryo Sakai
Original Manga: Yuu Watase
Character Design: Hideyuki Motohashi
Art Director: Shigenori Takada
Chief Animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi
Sound Director: Hideo Takahashi
Director of Photography: Kazuyoshi Ishizuka
Advertising: Junko Somemiya (WOWOW)
Background Art:
Chieko Masuda (Mini Art)
Chihoko Nakajima (Mini Art)
Hideaki Kita (Studio Wyeth)
Hideyuki Ueno (Studio Wyeth)
Hyo Soon Ko (DR Movie)
Junichi Takada (Studio Wyeth)
Junichi Takayama (Studio Wyeth)
Kayoko Kobayashi (Mini Art)
Mariko Nakamura (Studio Wyeth)
Masanori Takahashi (Studio Wyeth)
Michiko Taniguchi (Studio Wyeth)
Midori Sakurauchi (Studio Wyeth)
Mio Isshiki (Studio Wyeth)
Norihiko Yokomatsu (Studio Wyeth)
Noriyoshi Doi (Studio Wyeth)
Oh Hyun Jung (DR Movie)
Rieko Ohiwa (Studio Wyeth)
Sawako Takagi (Studio Wyeth)
Sohei Koizumi (Studio Wyeth)
Tae Yong Song (DR Movie)
Takafumi Mizaki (Studio Wyeth)
Takuya Jizomoto (Studio Wyeth)
Tomoyuki Shimizu (Studio Wyeth)
Toshiyuki Hashimoto (Studio Wyeth)
Yong Il Park (DR Movie)
Yūko Kobayashi (Studio Wyeth)
Yuko Nakada (Mini Art)
Yumi Nakai (Studio Wyeth)
Yutaka Ito (Studio Wyeth)
CG Animation: Hiroki Sasagawa
Color Coordination: Mika Iwami
Ending Animation: Hideyuki Motohashi
Executive animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi
Finish Check: Yoshiko Takiguchi
Key Animation:
Kan Ogawa (eps 22, 24)
Minako Shiba
Yousuke Kabashima (eps 6, 23)
Line Producer: Koichi Mikami
Marketing: Hiroko Kuwazono
Music Director: Tomoko Shibuya
Music producer: Shinichi Nakamura
Publicity: Michiko Suzuki (WOWOW)
Series Coordination: Yukiyoshi Ohashi
Shuro/Kei Image Song Performance: Kenji Nojima (ep 22 insert)
Sound Effects: Hidenori Arai
Sound Producer: Nobuhiro Ogawa
Theme Song Lyrics: Yuriko Mori (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Day-break (ED)
Junko Iwao
Junko Iwao as Ceres
Yumi Kakazu as Aya Mikage

Ayako Kawasumi as Chidori Kurumi
Kentarou Itou as Yuuhi Aogiri
Kujira as Oda Kyuu
Mayumi Asano as Suzumi Aogiri
Shinichiro Miki as Mikagi
Susumu Chiba as Aki Mikage
Tomokazu Seki as Alexander Howell
Tomokazu Sugita as Kagami Mikage

Akiko Kimura as Yuki Urakawa
Akiko Yajima as Miori Sahara
Akimitsu Takase as Tomonori Aogiri
Daisuke Hirakawa as male student
Emi Shinohara as Miori's mother
Emiko Itou as female student(ep 1)
Kae Araki as Shouta
Kazusa Murai as Kumi Akiyama
Kouichi Toochika as Wei Fei Lee
Kunihiko Yasui as Aya's father
Miwa Yasuda as female student(ep 1)
Naoko Takayama as Kyouko Sasamine(ep 10)
Shigeru Shibuya as Kazuma Aogiri
Shizuka Sasaki as Shuro Tsukasa
Unshou Ishizuka as Kurozuka
Wataru Takagi as Hayama
Yuko Nagashima as Gladys Smithson
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Script: Trish Ledoux
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi
Editing: Cisco McLaren
Engineering Assistant: Cam Desmond
Re-Recording Mixing:
Jan Deny
Mark M. Pinder
Recording engineer: Brad Beldon
Voice Direction: Teri Snelgrove
Wordfit Editor:
Bryan Rennie
Cisco McLaren
Mariette Sluyter as Aya Mikage

Dave Kelly as Kagami Mikage
Jonathan Love as
Alexander O. Howell
Mikagi
Maizun Jayoussi as Suzumi Aogiri
Matthew Erickson as Yuhi Aogiri
Meredith Taylor-Parry as Miori Sahara
Tommy Campbell as Aki Mikage

Carol-Anne Day as Chidori Kuruma
David Pettitt as
Grandfather
Kagami's Subordinate
Doug McKeag as
Kagami's Subordinate
Mrs. Q
Elizabeth Stepkowski as
Doctor
Kagami's Fiancee
Ms. Akiyama
Shuro Tsukasa
Ethan Cole as
Kagami's Subordinate
Wei Fei Li
Jonathan Love as Tomonori Aogiri
Maureen Jones as
Fortune Teller
Gladys Smithson
Mrs. Sahara
Michelle Armeneau as Mrs. Mikage
Steve Olson as
Dr. Kurotsuka
Kagami's Subordinate
Mr. Mikage
Old Man
English companies
Broadcaster: AXN-Asia (SE Asia)
Recording Studio: Blue Water Studios
Subtitle Script: JN Productions
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
French staff
French cast
Executive producer: Carlo Levy
(none)
French companies
Distributor: Dybex (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Antonio Sánchez Torras (Spain dub)
Marta Estrada as Aya Mikage(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as Tooya(Spain dub)
Susana Damas as Ceres(Spain dub)

Ana María Camps as Chidori Kuruma(Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Aki Mikage(Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Alexander O. Howell(Spain dub)
Julia Chalmeta as Kyuu Oda(Spain dub)
Nuria Cepero as Suzumi Aogiri(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Kagami Mikage(Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Yuuhi Aogiri(Spain dub)

Ana María Camps as Madre de Aya y Aki(Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Abuelo de Aya y Aki(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as Padre de Aya y Aki(Spain dub)

Ana María Camps(Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac(Spain dub)
Julia Chalmeta(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Buzz Channel (Spain)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: S.I.C., S.A. (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Umberto Bortolani
Art Director: Andrea Sergio
Translation: Motoko Iwasaki

Coordination: Mandy Mometti
Dubbing Assistant: Paolo Cottignola
Dubbing Sound: Jacopo Bonora
Editorial Coordination: Maria Menna
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Executive Director: Carlo Cavazzoni
Graphic Design: Paolo Torchetti
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Marketing Assistant: Alice Quaglino
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini (italian edition)
Partners Coordination: Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Product Manager: Simona Stanzani
Synchronization: Alessandro Zucchelli
Pinella Dragani as Ceres
Valeria Vidali as Aya Mikage

Leonardo Graziano as Aki Mikage

Davide Garbolino as Alexander O.Howell
Felice Invernici as Mr. Mikage
Franco Mannella as Kagami Mikage
Gio'-Gio' Rapattoni as Suzumi Aogiri
Jolanda Granato as Shouta Kurama
Loretta Di Pisa as Yuki Urakawa
Michele Gammino as Nonno Mikage
Paolo De Santis as Tomonori Aogiri
Patrizio Prata as Yuhi Aogiri
Raffaello Lombardi as Wei Fei Li
Renata Bertolas as Chidori Kuruma
Riccardo Rovatti as Sig. Aogiri
Simona Biasetti as Gladys Smithson
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Cultoon (from May 2009)
Ka-Boom (from 1 January 2014)
Distributor: Dynit
Dubbing: Florian Cinetivu' (Bologna)
Internet Streaming: PopCorn TV
Post Production: Vegas Multimedia S.r.l.
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor: ACOG
German cast
(none)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Dubbing Director: Pinky Rebucas

Writer/Translator: Ray Pacursa
Christian Velarde as Aki Mikage
Eric Galvez as Toya
Hazel Hernan as Aya Mikage

Ely Martin as Kagami Mikage
Nelieza Magauay as Suzumi Aogiri
RYAN BONDOC as Yuhi Aogiri

Celeste Dela Cruz as
Ceres type B
Miori Sahara
Charvie Abeletes as
Ceres
Kyu
Christian Velarde as Wei Fei Li
Danny Mandia as Grandfather Aogiri
Ely Martin as Tomonori
Eric Galvez as Alec Howell
Kim Pomeda as
Chidori Kuruma
Gladys Smithson
Shota Kuruma
Yuki Urakawa
Nelieza Magauay as
Juno
Shuro Tsukasa
Pinky Rebucas as Pallas
RYAN BONDOC as
Grandfather Mikage
Shiso Mikagi
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: Hero
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