Nike, the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom and one who holds the power to call forth the rain, travels to the Sun Kingdom to marry Sun King Livius for her country, despite her own reluctance. She soon discovers that the King, who conquered the world in only three years after his ascendance to the throne, is still a child!! Furthermore, for trivial reasons, he has demanded that Nike call forth the rain...?!
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii is a great manga for those who like a strong female lead and a sassy little boy as the main characters. Nike is the type of girl who has a strong stance about what she believes in and this plays out well because the Sun King is the type of guy who thinks he can get anyone or anything just by saying so. Thier ages are 3-4 years apart, which is not strange age gap. Also, their romance is one of those slow burns, so kissing scenes are limited. Thier relationship deals with learning to be adults together while running a
country. The only downside is the lack of character development with side characters. The side characters only learn how to better themselves because of these children, then after they see reason, they don't develop any further.
Honestly, I usually hate to read ongoing manga because all of the cliffhangers and such, but Soredemo Sekai wa Ustukushii was a must read for me. Here's why:
At first I thought this manga seemed kind of cheesy and suspicious, but I was wrong. You will not find a manga that's even similar to the story. It leaves you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next. New and interesting characters appear every few chapters, which makes it even more suspenseful.
Nike- a caring, humble, somewhat masculine and stand-on-top-of-a-twenty-story-building kind of girl. Basically badass. Mangakas always depict princesses as a spoiled
and naive, but boy Nike is neither.
Livi- He's supposed to be a kid right? Livi literally can do anything. And he will do anything for Nike, hands down. It's especially funny when he gets jealous.
Neil- He never gets any credit, but deep inside I feel like he's behind the Sun kingdom operations (maybe). He seems calm but when he cracks he gets mad. REALLY mad.
I would definitely recommend this manga to anyone who loves romance with a little fantasy and adventure. It's probably one of my favorites, and if you like it you should watch the anime too!
At first i was hesitant to read it because the male protagonist was a young boy and the female protagonist was older and the female was taller than the male, i kinda don't like it. But i tried reading the first volume I loved it a lot. I liked how the story developed, i never thought that i'll fall for it like other shoujo mangas i've read before. I love how their love story developed, it was so romantic and i love how Livi treats Nike. I really really recommend this manga to everyone who loves romantic-comedy stories. The characters
are so beautiful, the story is not too dragging and i know there's still more exciting moments of it. I really love their exciting love story XD It is so lovely!
Like many people have voiced before, i really dislike on-going manga because i'm really impatient and want to binge read something so i get my dosage. However, again agreeing with most, this manga is the sole exception!
The female protagonist is headstrong, beautiful and funny and Livi ( her vertically challenged king/husband) is hilarious and also sensitive.
The story focuses on nut just the romance but the friendship between the main characters and other characters also. Except there is none of that really annoying - focusing on a side characters story for so long you get sick of them- stuff.
Surprisingly, i don't mind that i have to
wait for each chapter and almost enjoy the anticipation (almost!).
If you like shows that are funny, cute and all-round pretty amazing! This is the one!