Another show announcement from Crunchyroll for Spring 2014 to wrap things up for today, as the service adds The World is Still Beautiful to its Spring simulcast lineup.
Based off of the manga Soreseka by Dai Shiina, The World is Still Beautiful is a fantasy romancethat centers on Nike Lemercier, the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom with the unique power to call forth the rain. After losing a game of rock, paper, scissors with her sisters, she has tomarry the king of the Sun Kingdom, Livius I. Upon meeting him, she discovers he is still a child, despite conquering the world in only three years before ascending to the throne. Although they are total strangers at first, they soon grow to understand and develop an emotional bond with one another.
Animation powerhouse studio Pierrot, behind some of the most popular anime such as Naruto and Bleach, will be handling the animation production, with director Hajime Kamegaki from Detective Conan and Fushigi Yugi at the helm. Voice actress Rena Maeda, Machi in Hunter x Hunter, stars as Nike, and Nobunaga Shimazaki, also known as Haruka Nanase from Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, joins her as Livius.
The World is Still Beautiful is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on April 5 at 12:00pm Pacific Time and will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, and the Caribbeans.