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Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai

Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai

Alternative Titles

English: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
Japanese: この醜くも美しい世界

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2004 to Jun 18, 2004
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.001 (scored by 18529 users)
Ranked: #32522
Popularity: #948
Members: 35,286
Favorites: 138
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

High school student Takeru Takemoto works part time as a (motor)bike courier. During one of his deliveries, he saw a mysterious light passing him and fell into a forest. What he had found was a beautiful girl coming out from a glowing cocoon, calling herself "Hikari." While Takeru was quite embarrassed because of Hikari's nudity, a strange monster suddenly showed up and immediately attacked the two. Both Takeru and Hikari demonstrated the power of their other selves before Takeru had a clue of what's going on.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai

Characters & Voice Actors

Akari
Akari
Main
Shimizu, Ai
Japanese
Shimizu, Ai
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
Hoshino, Hikari
Hoshino, Hikari
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Martinez, Cynthia
English
Martinez, Cynthia
Ninomiya, Ryou
Ninomiya, Ryou
Main
Takimoto, Fujiko
Japanese
Takimoto, Fujiko
Haag, Quentin
English
Haag, Quentin
Nishino, Mari
Nishino, Mari
Main
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami
Christian, Luci
Japanese
Christian, Luci

Staff

Satou, Hiroki
Producer
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Saeki, Shouji
Director



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Apr 9, 2008
NotARandomName
This anime is definitely a gem, but like any gem in the rough, it's not without its flaws. A lot of them, unfortunately.

Story

The story is quite interesting, and fairly original. The quality of its presentation varies throughout the series, however - foreshadowing, for example, is plentiful and very well intertwined into the story, so that little details that you might notice but not think much of turn out to be intricate plot points later on. On the other hand, there're the cheesy "OMG! The sky is falling!" bits usually associated with fantasy series surfacing all around the second half of the series which definitely read more
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Feb 27, 2010
silvermoonrose
This anime sounded promising, the concept of an ugly yet beautiful world where life is cleansed and reborn every so often fascinated me. After a promising start however with a great opening battle with great action, the anime seems to have shifted gears and quickly became a ecchi / school-life, slice of life comedy. Then it sprinkled some "sad, but true" stories of the past.

Let's start off with the good. The art is fairly decent. For the most part, colors are nice, and natural features such as the trees and character outlines are quite nice. Hikari's outfit in particular is great. Sound isn't really read more
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Feb 15, 2010
PerlaNemesis
Story: (8/10)
It's nothing very unusual. I'm pretty sure there are more anime with similar story. It's about guy Takeru meeting a girl, who came from space. However, Hikari isn't that innocent like everyone might think. Hikari's true purpose makes story more unique.

Art: (9/10)
Art is nice, but nothing extraordinary.

Sound: (9/10)
I love both opening and ending themes. Also, all voice actors did great job. I have really no complains here.

Characters: (7/10)
Most of the characters are stereotypical: normal guy, who has no luck with girls, quite guy, who's very popular but isn't interested in girls, jealous cousin, who's in love with main guy, innocent girl, who's also in read more
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Oct 25, 2008
iamjoe
They sure got it right by putting 'ugly' in the title.

This marvellous piece of crap is a terrible anime about aliens, boys who love them, and boobage.

The story was bad, but who cares? Boobage!

The art was poor and looked like it was recycled from the early 90s. But does it matter?? Boobage!

Who can remember the sound? There were better things, I think. Boobage!

The characters were flat, cliches, and underdeveloped. The boys seemed to be horrible clashes of several bad male characters, and the female characters had no personality and were nothing more than fanservicers. However, there were several pairs of things the read more
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Recommendations

When you watch this you will instantly make the connections to Elfen Lied and also the differences as it moves along in the story and shows its own path on a somewhat similar idea.
reportRecommended by Xan09 - Add to favorites
very similar plot, but SnO is more comedy
Lead Character reminds me of maromaro ;), and falls in love with a guy.
There is always another girl who likes him and is jealous and of course
wishes that the main character would leave.
They both fall in love but with a sad ending. Almost like Tayutama.
the maincharacters are almost the same, but mahoromatic has a bit more of story...
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is a good transition from Gainax's Eva days to their FLCL/Gurren Lagann days. It's sort of an intermediary between the eras, in terms of the general feel of Gainax productions, I think.
Both anime have the end of the world as the main theme, featuring morale choices for the main character. Also, there is a close bond between the main characters (the good and the bad ones). I think their endings are pretty much similar...no spoilers :D
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Opening Theme

"Metamorphose" by Yoko Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Natsuiro no Kakera" by Yoko Ishida

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