Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii anime green-lit
Dai Shiina’s Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (Even So, The World is Beautiful) shoujo manga will get a television anime series starting 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 Country, 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 said regarding the announcement that she was overjoyed, and she added, “I’m looking forward to finding out how Nike’s song will turn out.”
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. This year’s fourth issue of Hana to Yume, which also ships on January 20, will have more details on the television anime, as well as an interview with Shiina and a two-page illustration.