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Posted 6/29/14 , edited 6/29/14
Cliched and cheesy as hell but still an enjoyable show. One of the few shoujo shows I've liked. That being said, the song grandma sang? Kicked the crap out of Tender Rain. THAT song sounded like a song that was passed down through the generations. Tender Rain, while still good, was a damned modern day pop song. I just never could buy it as something passed down to Nike. What granny sang? That I could buy as being something passed down, especially since it was sang in the old language of their people.

7/10 for me. Started strong but dragged a bit towards the end.
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It was my understanding the song Nike sings is tailored to fit the place and person she's singing for but in the grandmother's case the song is a traditional song from their home region. However, I believe Nike's Sun Kingdom song would have been better to our ears if they'd left out the English but the song is targeted to a Japanese audience and using an English phrase in a song is considered "cool".
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Not gonna lie. I never felt that The World is Still Beautiful was cheesy or cliched. But, then again, I also liked "The Tender Rain," so that may just say something about me as a person, and not actually anything about the show itself.

I did think the last arc was the best.


Also, don't ask my why I write about particular shows at the end of the season. I write when I feel like I have something to say.

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Posted 6/30/14
Episode 12 - Finale


I know this image has been used a few times, but it's just so damn nice, I have to use it!

I don't feel like writing big a review on this since it's late, so I'll keep this short: I really liked this series. Even though it was pretty cliche, it was still very nice and enjoyable. Livi and Nike's relationship is very touching and sweet and the comedy worked great with the story. I liked all the characters and Nike was a fantastic lead.

Overall I would give this an 8/10. Best romance show of the season that's for sure.
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Posted 6/30/14

iblessall wrote:

Also, don't ask my why I write about particular shows at the end of the season. I write when I feel like I have something to say.

~The World is Still Beautiful Reivew~


I read the your review and I really liked it. WiSB was definitely one of my favorite shows of the season and your review gives it a lot of justice.
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I found a manga called Usotsuki Engage that is basically a better version of TWiSB. If you liked this anime, you should check it out.
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Episode 12 - Finale


I know this image has been used a few times, but it's just so damn nice, I have to use it!

I don't feel like writing big a review on this since it's late, so I'll keep this short: I really liked this series. Even though it was pretty cliche, it was still very nice and enjoyable. Livi and Nike's relationship is very touching and sweet and the comedy worked great with the story. I liked all the characters and Nike was a fantastic lead.

Overall I would give this an 8/10. Best romance show of the season that's for sure.


Okay...there must not have been many good romances in the season. Can someone tell me how this show got so many five stars???
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Posted 5/31/15

crazyfirefly wrote:


LoomyTheBrew wrote:

Episode 12 - Finale


I know this image has been used a few times, but it's just so damn nice, I have to use it!

I don't feel like writing big a review on this since it's late, so I'll keep this short: I really liked this series. Even though it was pretty cliche, it was still very nice and enjoyable. Livi and Nike's relationship is very touching and sweet and the comedy worked great with the story. I liked all the characters and Nike was a fantastic lead.

Overall I would give this an 8/10. Best romance show of the season that's for sure.


Okay...there must not have been many good romances in the season. Can someone tell me how this show got so many five stars???


its been a while since ive seen it, but for me, it was one of the few anime ive seen that actually felt like a real romance, like there was a real emtional connection, not just some 12 episode of dancing around the issue only to end with a kiss or confession.
second, both nike and liv felt like fleshed out people, and not just some archtype.
thrid, she was a badass in her own right. i love shojo, but only if its not some helpless female.
fourth, well, the age gap i loved, but that is besides the point. and the shota aspect was cool to see.

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Posted 5/31/15 , edited 5/31/15

crazyfirefly wrote:


LoomyTheBrew wrote:

Episode 12 - Finale


I know this image has been used a few times, but it's just so damn nice, I have to use it!

I don't feel like writing big a review on this since it's late, so I'll keep this short: I really liked this series. Even though it was pretty cliche, it was still very nice and enjoyable. Livi and Nike's relationship is very touching and sweet and the comedy worked great with the story. I liked all the characters and Nike was a fantastic lead.

Overall I would give this an 8/10. Best romance show of the season that's for sure.


Okay...there must not have been many good romances in the season. Can someone tell me how this show got so many five stars???


From what I remember, this by far the best romance show of Spring 2014. With that said, I don't believe their was that much competition. Also I'd have to agree with nemoskull's views on it as well.
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Ok I think I'm just gonna take a few segments of my review to address some of this....

To Levi not being an archetype

A young ruler, black haired, blue eyed, out for revenge and super vicious with an overly attentive butler....oh yeah


Well the Romance bit did get to a point more or less (honestly the ending was just kinda there) several other plot points didn't make sense. Heck there relationship didn't make sense, case in point the following event...


Also none of the supporting cast I cared nothing for, some of their motivations didn't even make sense. Case in point Levi's uncle which an Entire episode and flashbacks are dedicated to and honestly....yep you feel nothing for him

Then of course there is the whole this guy took over the world thing, but other than like two flash back scenes of him giving orders you don't see how he accomplished it which wouldn't be important except that 99 percent of his enemies hold a grudge against him for changing things when he took over.

Also the way they put attention on the most benign things like saying bye to grandma when a group of people conspire to tear them apart and were willing to put their lives in jeapordy to do it. However they Sun king and his lovely bride to be seemed to have forgotten it while listening to Grandma' farewell rain song. (which was SOOOO much better than Nike's)

There is like a million more problems with it that I cover in my review. Is the community so desperate for a decent paced romance that they overlook gaping plot holes, run away tone, and poor character development. I gave it two stars, might have given I three if not for the ending, but if the romance was the focal point why spend so much time on flashbacks trying to get the audience to care about the past and secondary characters only to do a crap job at it?
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Posted 5/31/15

crazyfirefly wrote:


*looks at it*

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We've all been guilty of jumping on the overhype train out of desperation in a bad season. The only question that remains is who wore it better I say boy A

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