Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
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Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai

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Synonyms: KonoMini
Japanese: この醜くも美しい世界
English: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 25
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 2003 to Apr 8, 2005
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Morimi, Ashita (Art)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 261261 users)
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Ranked: #71522
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Popularity: #14247
Members: 1,081
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Takemoto Takeru, an ordinary high school student, encounters a strange light during a bike delivery for his part time job.

When he stops and searches the surroundings, he notices a cute girl named Hikari climbing out of a sparkling cocoon in the forest.

Takeru instantly falls for her at first sight, but was interrupted when suddenly a monster appears at the same spot and attacks the girl.

This is the beginning of adventurous and exciting days for Takeru, the mysterious girls, Hikari and Akari, his childhood friend Nishino, Mari, and his classmates.


Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai is based on studio GAINAX's original TV anime series of the same title.

The series was published in English as This Ugly Yet Beautiful World by Tokyopop from December 8, 2009 to August 8, 2010.



Sep 23, 2011
I had already watched the anime and love it, so I felt that I had to give the manga a try. And I am very lad I did. The story had the same basic premise as the anime, but beyond that the story was completely different. I was particularly happy with this because it made it worthwhile to read both the manga and the anime; had they been the same then we could get the story by watching/reading only one.

The story itself was very good, and it managed to keep my interest despite having seen the anime (and knowing the truth about ...

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