February 13th, 2003

Portrait with cat

Ayashi no Ceres (a/k/a Ceres: Celestial Legend)

I'm hooked. Oh, gods, I'm so hooked.

It's by Yu Watase (the same person who did Fushigi Yugi) and has the same beautiful characters. I've read the first two translated manga volumes from Viz and watched the first 5 DVDs (there are three more, and I so want 'em!)

Warning to prospective viewers -- the series is tragic; lots of people die (some of them in rather gruesome ways; this is not for small kids or those who are easily upset by violence), and the story is not a happy one much of the time (the heroine's father is killed by her family, another character loses her husband in a car accident and then suffers a miscarriage, one of the main characters is slowly taken over by a villain, two more characters commit suicide, etc.). My husband commented that "It's like watching real life," but he's hooked as well.

I found myself feeling sorry for Yuki and Miori -- it seemed like they were victims of circumstances more than antagonists. And despite the fact he's a villain, Kagami has a certain je ne sais quoi about him, at least IMNSHO.

Am waiting eagerly for the soundtrack to arrive -- I have "Scarlet" and "One" playing through my head...:-)

An aside -- my Steel Angel Kurumi CDs finally arrived yesterday! Yippee!
  • Current Music
    "Scarlet" by Junko Iwao (in head)
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