This Ugly yet Beautiful World (この醜くも美しい世界 Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai) is an anime television series created by Shouji Saeki and Hiroyuki Yamaga. The series aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 1, 2004 to June 16, 2004, totaling 12 episodes. akeru and Ryou are high school students who work doing deliveries for the former’s uncle. One night, the two go to investigate a mysterious light in the woods only to find a young girl emerging from the light. Takeru and Ryou are attacked by an alien, which is defeated when Takeru transforms into a powerful and strange-looking beast himself. The girl, whom the boys name “Hikari” (light), is taken in by Takeru when she confesses to having no memory of who she is.
They are later joined by Jennifer Portman, an American scientist with an interest in the boys and Hikari; Ioneos, a shape-shifting robot loyal to Hikari; Kuon, a little floating alien; and Akari, Hikari’s “sister”, who also appeared just as Hikari did. The series follows the daily lives of its characters as they learn about the human condition, Hikari and Akari’s alien origins, and face the incoming monsters and catastrophes.
Opening Theme: “Metamorphose” by Yoko Takahashi
Ending Theme:”Natsuiro no Kakera” by Yoko Ishida
[Apr 28, 2004] OP & ED Theme Song
[Jun 04, 2004] Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai OST 1
[July 23, 2004] Drama CD 1 – Day Time
[Aug 25, 2004 Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai OST 2
[Oct 22, 2004] Drama CD 2 – Night Time
Last Modified: Sept 15, 2017