Naruto's Pierrot Animates Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Show
posted on by Emma Hanashiro
This year's fourth issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine is announcing on Monday that Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach, Polar Bear's Café, The Twelve Kingdoms) will animate Dai Shiina's Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (Even So, The World is Beautiful) shōjo manga into a TV series set to premiere in April. Hana to Yume will reveal more details in the fifth issue on February 5.
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 will publish the sixth compiled volume on January 20.