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: 1404 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 121 votes (sub:96, dub:20, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
)
 Excellent: 261 votes (sub:203, dub:49, ?:3, raw:1, others:5
1 Korean subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 306 votes (sub:248, dub:46, ?:4, raw:2, Eng:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Good: 316 votes (sub:245, dub:54, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:12
4 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 179 votes (sub:151, dub:21, raw:3, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 92 votes (sub:78, dub:10, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 49 votes (sub:40, dub:7, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
)
 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 3439 users, rank: #268 (of 6020)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.216 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.9264, rank: #1786 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 7.127 (Good), rank: #1845 (of 6014) (seen all: 7.30 / seen some: 6.51 / won't finish: 4.03)
Bayesian estimate: 7.131 (Good), rank: #1680 (of 4525)
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 (from $39.99)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - C-Cenome (DVD 3) 2001-09-25 (from $7.24)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - Resolve (DVD 4) 2001-11-20 (from $7.24)
    Ceres, Celestial Legend - The Progenitor (DVD 5) 2001-12-11 (from $6.45)
    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 $7.05)
    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 
Color setting:
Keiko Takiguchi 
Mika Iwami 
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura 
Ending Animation: Hideyuki Motohashi 
Executive animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi 
Finish Check: Yoshiko Takiguchi 
In-Between Check:
Toshiki Shitsutachi 
Yaeko Kodama 
Key Animation:
Kan Ogawa (eps 22, 24) 
Minako Shiba 
Yousuke Kabashima (eps 6, 23) 
Layout: Susumu Nishizawa 
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 
Katsuyuki Konishi as Tooya 
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
Backgrounds:
Mini Art 
Studio Wyeth 
Broadcaster: WOWOW 
Editing: Jay Film 
Music Production: Pony Canyon 
Photography: T Nishimura 
Production Cooperation:
Group Tuck 
Studio Z5 
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation 
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio 
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 
Onalea Gilbertson as Ceres 
Victor Atelevich as Toya 

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
Adaptation:
The Ocean Group 
Viz Media 
Broadcaster: AXN-Asia (SE Asia) 
Licensed by:
Discotek Media 
Viz Media 
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 

Alessandro Quarta as Toya 
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 
Monica Pariante as Kyu 
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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