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Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii  
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Description
Nike, the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom and one who holds the power to call forth the rain, travels to the Sun Kingdom to marry King Livius on behalf of her country after losing a game of rock, paper, scissors to her three older sisters. Upon arriving at the Sun Kingdom, she discovers that the Livius, who conquered the world in only three years after his ascendance to the throne, is only eleven years old!

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Associated Names
И всё-таки мир прекрасен
それでも世界は美しい
العالم لا يزال جميلا
尽管如此世界依然美丽
รักสองอาณาจักรที่ปลายฝน (Thai)
Even So, the World is Beautiful
Sore demo Sekai wa Utsukushii
Soredemo, sekai wa utsukishii
The World is Still Beautiful

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v.14 c.77 by Timeless scans (1d ago)
v.14 c.76 by Timeless scans (37d ago)
v.14 c.75 by Timeless scans (56d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 19

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (234 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.09 / 10.0
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October 17th 2017, 2:06am PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #116 increased(+138)
Monthly Pos #387 increased(+73)
3 Month Pos #319 increased(+5)
6 Month Pos #318 decreased(-103)

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On 670 wish lists
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SO much cute. I'm now a hippie.   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 7th, 2014, 7:05pm
This manga is pretty cute, but as many have mentioned, it is also really fluffy.

The main character is actually relatable, and most of the characters' actions make sense, but the author could've made this manga even better by going deeper into detail. The struggle of being a foreign queen paired up with a child king has been lightened by a lot, but the story is still enjoyable.

Niki, the queen-to-be, has a serene mind that tries to see beauty in all things (I've been trying to do this as well, and y'know what? The rain IS really pretty). She is also way more down to earth, due to her origin as more of a "tribal princess," this helps to show all the energy she has and stuff. Inevitably, her positive aura becomes a huge part of the king Livi's life--to the point that he becomes semi-insane if her life is threatened.

(I kind of understand that feeling. I mean, the poor dude has been in darkness for so long that he never wants to let go of his light again.) And despite being a child, he has the wisdom of a king, albeit he also has the cruelty of a conqueror. (niki is changing that side of him though, and I love that)

Either way, this one isn't all THAT cliche. Something about the two characters make me root for them...like a lot. I like both of them--thank goodness.

OH ALSO, if anyone is looking to propose to someone for marriage, this manga has some romantic quotes that just leaves people shivering.

One of the meaningful quotes (NOT related to marriage):

Niki is commenting on how the young king doesn't enjoy the beauty the world offers:
"Your majesty, even though you have conquered the world, none of it is reflected in your eyes."


So enjoy life guys! Go look at flowers! Go sleep under the sun~! Sing in the rain!

... Last updated on April 18th, 2015, 10:45pm
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Possibly amazing   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
August 22nd, 2013, 10:43pm
So far, at eight chapters, I feel like this manga has great potentional. I love the two main characters, I've been searching for a strong, independent, and smart female lead. The male lead was a great mix of childish, arrogant, and cool.

The art is good and I feel that the main characters are slowly being fleshed out. I sense a little insanity in the young king, especially at the end of chapter eight...Wow. I get the feeling he's going to be a little too possesive. (Btw, the age gap is like four years and it doesn't really bother you.) You get the feeling that he'll grow up into an incredibly handsome man.

I honestly can't wait to read more. You get a mix of really intense, almost evil emotions and a butterfly sweet feeling.

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2013, 10:43pm
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Really Good!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
June 12th, 2013, 8:33am
I really adore strong willed heroines like Nike.
He is not your typical shoujo heroines who always act weakly and cutesy and always easily swayed by emotions.
Nike is very likeable, she is simple, strong and independent.

Livius maybe a bit arrogant and immature at times but he knows how to protect his wife Nike.
Vice verse, Nile saves Livius back at times.

I really want to know how the story progress..
I don't mind the big age gap between them.
As long as their feelings are true and honest that's all that matters.

I was really touched when Livius told to Nike these lines:
"You don't have to worry about me ever letting you go"
"Even if everyone says we aren't suited for each other, the only necessary thing i'll ever need is you"
"In addition the difference in our height won't last forever"
kyaa!!!!! so sweet!!!!!!

... Last updated on March 13th, 2014, 5:35pm
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Awwww <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Imsexyandiknowit328
August 17th, 2012, 7:38am
I've only read the first chapter because that's all that is scanalated at the moment, but I love it!! The king is such a brat, but it's hilarious how Nike puts him in his place. Cliche, of course, but so sweet at the same time. Love it!!!!!
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This adorable little king <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
September 8th, 2015, 4:34pm
I started this manga feeling "oww, it's cute and fluffy!"
Then as the story goes, I notice the plot is not only about cute and fluffy things, or those craps that usually show up in shoujo manga.
I appreciate the way author telling her reader about "king jobs", regional problems that happen within some unique kingdom in this manga's world (sea kindom, sand kingdom, rain kingdom, and I hope to see more biggrin), diplomatic issue (though not something super heavy), and those makes this manga meaningful.
This couple make me feel like I saw another karluk-amira (otoyomegatari), in different world with different setting and comedy, which is kinda refreshing! Their character is lovable! Nike has strong personality, yet she's not stubborn annoying and she can think what's best to do. Livi... aaagh, he's cute and handsome and cool at the same time. I really like this type character >v<.
I have no problem with art, actually. It's getting better, too.
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Not really for me   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by YukiSaito
October 20th, 2014, 10:42pm
The manga overall was good-older female lead, willing to go against the odds to prove herself, stuff like that. Male lead, younger and shorter, arrogant, but amusing. An interesting twist to other shoujo mangas; it's kinda refreshing in a way. The art is also good, and the storyline is fine.

But I stopped around the 2nd book-it was like...the same thing happening over and over again. Female lead not allowed to be with male, proves herself, attempt is foiled, they solve everything perfectly OK. In the first few chapters, Nike said she called on rain but it was a sacred ceremony. But when the chapters went on, she seemed to call on rain for my trivial reasons.

The romance is there, cute, but somehow, slightly unbearable. At first the height irked me, but I got used to it. The humour was also there, slightly twisted, but good. Overall, it was average, if not tipping slightly towards the below average side. Though there are some really sweet parts-especially when Nike is trying to teach Livius about the world and stuff like that, and how Livius was treating her so sweetly in the background. But not really my cup of tea.

If you like shoujo with a twist, this is for you. But not for me.
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Livius x Nike = I LOVE THEM <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Maria-Ayako
January 29th, 2016, 9:19am
i really love this manga. the art gets better.
not only dramatic, but very romantic, funny and sweet parts it has. the love between Livi and Nike is so warm and awww im going all doki-doki when i see them kissing!!~
i like the various kingdoms, i find the rain summoning interesting, and Livi being the king of the world while being a kid is so awesome. i wish they would make another season of the anime, coz there was Nike actually singing while in manga its not written what she sings x)
anyway its a great manga. i liked that Luna got a man too tho xD well i do like him too xD
Since i wrote this comment much happened, Livi is changing to the better, both Nikes and Livis love is growing, its still interesting and i cant wait for the next update which will be chapter 75!! I hope they would make a second anime season. Coz i love this so much!!

... Last updated on August 1st, 2017, 2:03am
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Bit of a cliche, but amusing   
Rating: N/A
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
October 9th, 2012, 1:44pm
The story is a bit on the cliched side and the art suffers badly from the whole disproportional appendage epidemic that seems to affect shoujo series more than any others. The author has a good handle on comedy and though the art leaves a lot to be desired is able to effectively communicate the feelings of the characters.

I think the art is something that will improve with time (I hope so at least) and the dynamics between the king and the princess are interesting to read. The king is said to be a child but he doesn't appear to be much younger than the princess so I'm not sure this is something that should be called younger male older female from how they look, but the king certainly acts young.

This isn't the first shoujo I'd recommend someone read, but I wouldn't tell them to stay away from it either.
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AMAZING   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KathleenCindy
May 30th, 2017, 3:48am
This anime is so incredible and very overwhelming for me. It's touched of the bottom of my heart. This anime story is not just a love story or overcoming many challenges in life but also inspire us to my daily life. Its really touched my heart. Also this it made me realize how beautiful the world is and how important the music is. Its so very heartbreaking and lovable story. I will definitely support this until the very end.
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Good   
Rating: N/A
by Ginny
August 13th, 2014, 11:39pm
I like it. It's not my favorite shoujo( which is Skip Beat! & Red River), but it's awesome compared to most shoujo. These commentators are so cynical. The story does not need heavy drama and angst to make it good. Those are the necessities of a good yaoi like Viewfinder or Totally Captivated, Let me stop the fujoshi in me is getting out.
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