This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV)

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    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (manga) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
Este Feo y Bello Mundo (Spanish)
Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai (Japanese)
KonoMini (Japanese)
This Ugly and Beautiful World
この醜くも美しい世界 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Takeru is a typical high school student until he saves Hikari, an alien girl with no memory of her past. Committing himself to take care of her, Takeru's life is suddenly filled with aliens and monsters.
User Ratings: 1536 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 76 votes (sub:46, dub:29, raw:1)
 Excellent: 192 votes (sub:114, dub:76, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 346 votes (sub:214, dub:122, edit.dub:2, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 370 votes (sub:235, dub:122, ?:3, raw:3, edit.dub:2, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 262 votes (sub:186, dub:69, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 119 votes (sub:85, dub:29, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 59 votes (sub:42, dub:13, raw:1, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 63 votes (sub:41, dub:21, raw:1)
 Bad: 28 votes (sub:20, dub:7, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Awful: 15 votes (sub:11, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:3, dub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 2941 users, rank: #332 (of 5920)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.842 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9044, rank: #2706 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 6.733 (Good−), rank: #2827 (of 5913) (seen all: 6.85 / seen some: 5.99 / won't finish: 3.96)
Bayesian estimate: 6.739 (Good−), rank: #2573 (of 4462)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2004-04-01 to 2004-06-17
Release dates: We have 8
Opening Theme:
"metamorphose" by Youko Takahashi
Ending Theme:
#1: "Natsuiro no Kakera" by Youko Ishida
#2: "Kimini Aete" by Ayako Kawasumi and Ai Shimizu (ep 12)
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 7
Comment:
GAINAX's 20th Anniversary work.
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DVD (Region 1)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Complete Collection (Thinpak) (DVD) 2007-09-18 (from $38.64)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Perfect Collection (Tin) (DVD) 2008-09-16 (from $34.54)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Complete Collection (DVD) 2009-05-26 (from $28.78)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Falling Star (DVD 1) 2006-07-04 (from $8.00)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Falling Star + Box (DVD 1) 2006-07-04 (from $31.04)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Eye of the Beholder (DVD 2) 2006-09-05 (from $17.26)
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Red Swarm (DVD 3) 2006-11-07 (from $8.00)
Soundtrack
    This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - CD Soundtrack (OST) 2006-10-10

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shouji Saeki
Series Composition:
Hiroyuki Yamaga
Shouji Saeki
Storyboard:
Atsushi Nishigori (ep 3)
Shouji Saeki (eps 1-2, 10, 12)
Episode Director:
Shin Itagaki (eps 2, 7)
Shouji Saeki (eps 1, 12)
Original Concept:
Hiroyuki Yamaga
Shouji Saeki
Character Design: Kazuhiro Takamura
Art Director: Satoru Kuwabara
Chief Animation Director:
Kazuhiro Takamura
Animation Director: Kimisuke Murayama (ep 4)
Mechanical design: Mei Suzuki
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Director of Photography: Tsugio Ozawa
Executive producer: Tetsuo Gensho
Animation producer: Mitsutoshi Kubota
Color Creator: Jin Hibino
Color design: Hiroshi Hibino
Draft Characters: Bow Ditama
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Finishing:
Cheol Sun Jang (eps 5, 10)
Ok In Park (ep 5)
Illustration Director: Shouko Nakamura (OP animation)
Illustration Producer: Atsushi Nishikio (OP animation)
Monster Design: Yoh Yoshinari
Music Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Sound Effects: Kiyotaka Kawada
Theme Music & Arrangement: Toshiyuki Omori (OP theme)
Theme Song Lyrics: Kiyomi Kumano (OP theme)
Theme Song Performance:
Ai Shimizu (ED2)
Ayako Kawasumi (ED2)
Yoko Ishida (ED)
Yoko Takahashi (OP)
Ai Shimizu as Akari
Ayako Kawasumi as Hikari
Fujiko Takimoto as Ryou Ninomiya
Takahiro Mizushima as Takeru Takemoto

Asami Sanada as Mari Nishino
Atsushi Kisaichi as Shin'ichi Asakura
Hideki Ogihara as Daijirou Matsumura
Hiroshi Matsumoto as Icchou Nishino
Manabi Mizuno as Sakurako Urushima
Megumi Kobayashi as Kimi Ninomiya
Tomoko Kotani as Sumie Nishino
Yumi Kikuchi as Amika Kuribayashi
Yumi Takada as Jennifer Portman

Asami Imai as Girl A(ep 3)
Aya Yonekura as
Female Student(ep 5)
Girl B(ep 3)
Emi Kobayashi as Norimi Ninomiya
Eri Nakao as Female Student(ep 5)
Hiroshi Iida as Tennin
Keiichi Noda as Ioneous
Mai Kadowaki as Mayu Yoshida
Masanori Katsuragi as
Male Student A(ep 5)
Policeman A(ep 2)
Yumi Takada as Narration
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Steven Foster
Translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm
ADR Script: Kathleen Moynihan
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Steven Foster

DVD Graphics: Fumiko Chino
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Media Coordinator: Mariela Ortiz
Packaging Design: Fumiko Chino
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Recording engineer: Adam Jones
Subtitle Script & Timing: Neal Barnes
Translation Proofer: Kaoru Bertrand
Braden Hunt as Takeru Takemoto
Cynthia Martinez as Hikari
Jessica Boone as Akari
Quentin Haag as Ryou Ninomiya

Chris Patton as Daijirou Matsumura
Greg Ayres as Kuon
Hilary Haag as Kimi Ninomiya
Lesley Tesh as Sakurako Urushima
Luci Christian as Mari Nishino
Monica Rial as Mayu Yoshida
Paul Oddo as Ioneos
Robert Martinez as Shinichi Asakura
Shelley Calene-Black as Jennifer Portman
Taylor Hannah as Amika Kurebayashi

Anne Armogida as Takeru's Mom
Bob Parke as Itchou
Grant Angers as Yamada
Prissy Hightower as Sumie
Shelley Calene-Black as Narrator
Shelly Thomas as Girl in Pool(ep 1)
English companies
ADR Recording: ADV Studios
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor:
ADV Films (UK) (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films
Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. (soundtrack)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Spanish companies
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