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The World is Still Beautiful Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dai Shiina's fantasy manga launched in 2012, inspired 2014 TV anime

This year's sixth issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Dai Shiina's Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii manga will end in three chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in April.

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 at first are a married couple only in name, as they gradually establish an emotional bond.

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 manga's 23rd compiled book volume on October 18.

The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired with the title The World Is Still Beautiful. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and released it on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2015.

Source: Hana to Yume issue 6

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