Even So, the World is Beautiful Discussion

Topic started by Acura_Max on March 27, 2014. Last post by takashichea 3 weeks, 3 days ago.
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Welcome to the Even So, the World is Beautiful discussion thread! Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Even So, the World is Beautiful (それでも世界は美しい Still world is Beautiful )

Producer: Pierrot
Type: Based on a Original Manga Series
Genres & Themes: adventure, comedy, fantasy, romance

Plot: Nike, the determined princess of the Rain Dukedom 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.

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Post by takashichea (10,878 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Acura_Max:

I almost added a dupe trailer thread. I'll add the alias on that wiki page.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Pilot was not bad. Bit of a cute story . Will try the 3 episodes on this even tho it may be a bit to cute for my tastes.

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@Marshal Victory:

Nike's hair reminds of Koko's. I tried to describe the hair color, but it's somewhat orange. Anyways, I think I'll follow up with the series. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that impressive to reel me in. Another story with a female protagonist - remembering the trend that Hal pointed out. Blade and Soul and this show has that theme.

Never seen a show where the age is reverse in a couple. I don't see a couple with the woman being older than the guy in any anime I seen so far.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

2nd epsiode was heavy heavy heavy I say on chiba. Way to heavy an i like chiba. But its a bit sappy to with the song as well. But still watchable.

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@Marshal Victory:

In the ending song, I mistake him for a little girl. For some odd reason, I want to make a list called Sons and Daughters of Concubines. Didn't expect a sing along at the end. When I looked at the source material, I was surprised that the manga was a Shoujo one which explains the archetypes of our dear heroine.

  • Sun King (Still the World Is Beautiful)
  • Alibaba (Magi) and Kougyoku
Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Hmm 3rd one picked things up a bit with less chiba an more plot progress.

@takashichea: Hmm again. That is odd. Or at least odd over here. As most girls i knew from the shojo target age group want older men not some one smaller an boyish. Cultural thing maybe? Shojo covers something like 10 to 18 age group. An they doing the song a bit now... to much an this will feel like a musical.

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@Marshal Victory:

Watched the recent episode. Yeah, it's quite odd that they have this couple given that this is a Shoujo manga. I guess they want to make a show where young girls can be in charge, well somewhat in Nike's position. So far, I see Nike fulfilling the motherly part in the Sun King's life.

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Livius doesn't want to be a damsel or dude in distress, but it's all on Nike to save the day. She represents the strong heroine. It sucks that she had to risk her life for her future husband. This episode portrays the struggle of class and ethnicity.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: ack this one i keep missing. Will try catch up on it today.!

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episode 4 could be summed up with " A bug!" or snotty Priest is snotty.

I can see the strong female aspect of the show your seeing. Also can see the tv network excs never allowing a show like this on their networks.

episode 5 " I am a man of poor character. I know how evil men can be." great line from the prince.

The show drips in soap opera , chibi an comedy with just right amount of drama to keep things interesting. Tho it really is as a show on the whole of its parts something not seen much in anime or entertainment.

Post by phantomrant (1,290 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Along with Stardust Crusaders, this is my favorite anime of this season.

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@Marshal Victory:

Finished episode 6. The whole Sun and Rain and Sun and Moon was interesting. I wanted to see what connections to the male love rival. I couldn't believe they were going to do two love rivals. Lots of boob envy from your loli girl. I expected that trope. The moon princess now knows that Livius and Nike are pretty much a pair. I predict the male love rival and female love rival would hook up because it's a Shoujo show with happy endings@!

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: If it follows the chibi soap opera route then i agree. But series seems dark only for a moment then lite hearted for the majority of the episodes. Had hopes the one from the ocean would be more than one an done.

7 kinda goes other way with hat theory tho. Hurmm looks like Anime Network this season is way way off on episode count for each series they have this one listed as 4?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=15853

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@Marshal Victory:

I see the female love rival had an easier time. I feel bad for the uncle who likes stealing women.

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@takashichea: I never feel bad for a rogue. For he suffers from the trouble he sows.

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We got an implied sex scene in this episode. For a shoujo show, it got some mature themes while having an innocent feel to it.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: You mean in 8 ? Post sex scene ah yup. But you don't see any thing . Heck ya see more bare chested Bard than the innkeeper. She did put on her stockings tho. An the reaction when her sister came in was priceless.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

9 the chibi is strong in this one. Well the whole series actually. Odd to that would be a detraction for some because in this series their is something you rarely ever see in a romantic pair an anime. Yup 1st base action in its animated finest!

Post by phantomrant (1,290 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Passionate kiss

Post by Marshal Victory (1,916 posts) See mini bio Level 13

10 really threw the drama an backstabbing into the thick of the story right quick. Not a huge fan of drama. Watched way to many soap operas growing up, but this was pretty good.

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