Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii/The World Is Still Beautiful

coollogo_com-27058675Genres: Adventure, Fantasy,
Romance, Shoujo
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished
Airing Date: Apr 06, 2014

It starts off with King Livius who wants to marry someone beautiful and so he writes to the Duke of  The Rain Dukedom and asks him to send one of his daughters to the Sun Kingdom. Princess Nike sets sail and that is where the adventure and chaos begin.

This anime has it all: sadness, kidnapping, jealously, fun, laughter. It also has a dark past involving King Livius. He didn’t get to become King for nothing. Nike has the power to make it rain. Will Livius use that power for good? Or will his past catch up to him and use it for evil?

This is an anime I keep going back to and watching when I want a feel good romance anime. The romance and relationship build, it is not rushed to where they quickly begin to fall in love by half the first episode. It leaves tension that you just want to grab the characters from the television, laptop, computer, however you are watching and knock some sense into them.

The songs in the anime are relaxing. Sometimes when I am having a hard time falling asleep I just turn the anime on and fall asleep listening to the music, it’s that soothing for me. When she sings you can feel the emotions behind them.

You feel the emotions behind this anime.  When someone is angry, you just want to fight their fights. When someone is happy you literally want to dance with them. When they are sad your heart breaks and you want to cry along side them.

It has other quirky characters such as Princess Luna who is jealous of Nike and wants to drive her away from the Sun Kingdom. Then, there is Bard the uncle of the King, makes you feel like why is he there? Does he want Nike for himself?

The anime is short, I wish they’d make more episodes but they left it at a great spot in the story. They took their time to do it right and it ends happily.

Then, there is the manga. It takes the stories and new characters to a new level of excitement. I loved how they introduced the new characters; it was subtle and not in your face that you have ignore them and not care. They have adventures in new kingdoms. It also takes you into more of Livius’s past that makes you wonder about from the anime.

It’s an anime that everyone can watch. Youngsters, adults, everyone! If you’re looking for romance this is the one that I highly recommend. If you do watch it I hope you enjoy every minute of it as I have!

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

coollogo_com-182835Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Episodes: 5
Status: Ongoing
Airing Date: Sep 10, 2016

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted about anime so here goes. I was looking for something with romance and magic. Came across this gem. Half way through the second episode I posted on my facebook account that I wanted to give this a try and wanted to like this anime. It was weird because she had been bought so she could be taught magic and to become a future wife to someone. Someone told me it was a good series and to keep watching.

If you can find the first 3 starter episodes I recommend watching it. It goes into more detail of what happened in her childhood and how she gets to where she is in present time.

It starts out with a girl, Hatori Chise who is 16 years old. She can see things that normal people can’t. Chise gets passed around from relative to relative because everyone is freaked out by her. One day, she ends up in an auction house and gets bought by a magus for a hefty price.  From this magus, she learns about magic and a little of what she is.

Chise is a very magical person, and with her abilities everyone wants her. She goes on some really tough and fun adventures, learning about life and how to use magic.

It has so many feels, with this anime it’s a sea of emotions.  Your heart breaks, becomes happy and sad. You some times just want to slap both Chise and the Magus.

I really love this anime despite the anime being newly released. Now, my friend told me when I finished with the episodes I should read the manga. Really fell in love with the series a bit more. It’s probably because there are more stories, more fantasy creatures. Just seeing how Chise and the Magus learn and interact is exciting and leaves you wanting more.

It’s really rare for me to watch and read a series that is not finished yet. Can’t wait to see the manga come to life in the anime episodes! While I wait I might just go and finish the first 5 chapters of the manga (I sure did, I started the manga about where episode 4 stopped).