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Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Anime's Director, Character Designs Unveiled

posted on 2014-02-05 14:20 EST
Director Hajime Kamegaki, character designer Ichiro Uno assigned to shōjo manga adaptation

The official website for Dai Shiina's Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (Even So, the World is Beautiful) shōjo manga series has announced several staff members for the upcoming anime adaptation. Hajime Kamegaki (Air Gear, Fushigi Yugi) will direct the series, Ichiro Uno (Polar Bear's Café) will design the characters, and Studio Pierrot will be in charge of production.

In addition, this year's fifth issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine, which shipped on Wednesday, revealed the character designs for the two main characters, Nike and Livi:




The manga revolves around Nike, the determined princess of the Rain Dukedom who has a mysterious power: she can control rainfall. After losing a game of rock, paper, scissors to her older sisters, she is forced to unwillingly marry the king of the Sun Kingdom, Livius I. Livius (or Livi for short) conquered the world in three years, and is known as the "Dreadful King." However, when Nike meets him for the first time, she finds to her surprise that he is a boy younger than she is. Livius abruptly asks Nike to call forth the rain, and when she refuses, he has her thrown in jail. The story follows the two who, while at first are a married couple only in name, gradually begin to establish an emotional bond with one another.

Shiina wrote two one-shots for the manga in 2009 and 2011 in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine, and then launched the full series in the same magazine in 2012. Hakusensha published the sixth compiled volume on January 20.

Image © Dai Shiina, Hakusensha/Ooshitsu Kaihō Magazine Editorial Department

Source: Comic Natalie


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