Next, I've gotten HEAVILY into Ayashi no Ceres. Now, though I must admit I'm a Watase Yuu basher (I mean good Lord, Fushigi Yuugi may be the ultimate fantastic rendition of having an all-male harem at your beck and call but man, Miaka and Yui are THE PITS! XP), but A no C is SO compelling particularly if you approach it with the knowledge of celestial maiden legends. (There's one in my country, and it's arguably the only one where the maiden DOES NOT resist returning with him even if she is restored to her heavenly home.) If you like strong female lead characters, a solid and tightly-wound (and preferably revenge-centered) plot, magic-based stories, subtle drama and a bit of horror in your shoujo manga, I HIGHLY recommend this book. v^_~v At least its run has been completed (the Japanese and various Chinese versions are, anyway), at ONLY FOURTEEN VOLUMES to boot! ^0~ (That's a lot less considering how long most shoujo manga are these days! @_@) And for more enjoyment, here's the results of a quiz I took from Fighting Destiny: Ceres.Nu! ~_~
You're like Aya Mikage!
You're an ordinary person living a normal life, but things can change so quickly. Your life has turned upside down! You're battling against a part of yourself that seems unreal.