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Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai

High school student Takeru Takemoto works part time as a (motor)bike courier. During one of his deliveries, he saw a mysterious light passing him and fell into a forest. What he had found was a beautiful girl coming out from a glowing cocoon, calling herself "Hikari." While Takeru was quite embarrassed because of Hikari's nudity, a strange monster suddenly showed up and immediately attacked the two. Both Takeru and Hikari demonstrated the power of their other selves before Takeru had a clue of what's going on. (Source: ANN)

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Start Date2nd Apr 2004
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Popularity Rank2095
Rating Rank6991
Age RatingR
Age Rating GuideMild Nudity


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I remember browsing through my usual anime site when I came across this show, and the thought "This ugly yet beautiful world? That's a stupid name for a show, why would anyone name a show that?" So naturally I skipped it and looked at the show directly above it, and after somehow thinking the name The World God Only Knows was a better title I decided to watch that instead. A couple of years later I actually decided to watch this show, and it was pretty decent. Personally I would have to say this show does a lot of little things to impress me, like those little anime quirks you never even think about or are completely fed up with being the same thing in every show. For example \*SPOILER mid way though the show the school kind of blows up and is no longer usable, and instead of pulling some "oh well we fixed it in one episode because its anime" bullshit we usually see, the principal declares summer early due to the destruction. \*SPOILER Its a nice change to see something outrageous happen in anime and actually have consequences vs traditional anime bullshit. Another nice change is \*SPOILER how MC changes into Shadow the Hedgehog to fight off giant.....dinosaur....bug....demon....things, instead of being useless and leaving the fighting to the main gril because he is too weak or some other crap \*SPOILER I guess? They kind of explain it, but not really, at least in a way that make enough sense.  With that lets get to the next big thing, what this show doesn't do right. Even though the little things are handled differently than other shows, a lot of the plot and characters aren't. Pretty much every character is wonder bread generic and done to death, but that’s not to say I hated every last one of them. Hikari is fine but her voice kind of grates on my nerves (and I can't imagine the sub being much better). MC is ok, he is a few steps above typical MC we see in other shows but he is fine for anime standards. Akari was great, just some of things she said were classic and made me feel like she was genuinely confused or was just fucking with the best friend. Speaking of him, eh, he's fine, no complaints. By far the best one was the alcohol poisoned, big boobed, half naked, American scientist Jennifer, who actually explains \*SPOILER things about the dinosaur, bug, demon things which is nice to finally hear, but her explanation only works until you realize that it probably doesn't make any sense. Her interaction with Hikari's robot Ioneos is quite funny and enjoyable to watch, why Hikari has a robot WHO CARES ITS ANIME WE CAN DO WHAT EVER WE WANT! \*SPOILER Everyone else, ugh bad isn't the right word to explain them. Like I said generic is a better way to say it, all of the friends and the parents are literally wonder bread. You got the pervy group of guys who are jealous of MC because Hikari like him, the gal pals who try to help Hikari to  fit in and joke amongst themselves, and last but least the tsundere best childhood friend who secretly likes MC, OH Yeh \*SPOILER. If you can look past the characters and what I guess you could call a plot, and focus on the little things this show can be quite enjoyable, or slow depending on who you’re asking. Despite the low rating it will end up with, I did truly enjoy the show. I am the kind of person who can sit through boredom in order to get to the good stuff (for shit sakes I got through Kashimashi, and that had no excitement at the end), but if you have a low tolerance for shitty characters and slow pacing, then maybe don't watch this one. On the other hand if you like the little things in anime that most shows overlook and can understand what I think is the plot, then I would recommend you check out.  

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