The world is still beautifulor originally known as Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, is an adventure and fantasy anime series released in 2014. Though anime lovers know it for its anime, the series is based on the manga written by Dai Shiina and published between 2012 and 2020. The anime was animated by Pierrot studio, which has signed up for popular anime like black clover or Yona of the dawn† Originally broadcast on Nippon TV, the series was also licensed by Sentai Filmworks and featured on Crunchyroll. The anime originally aired from April 6, 2014 to June 29, 2014, as 12 episodes. So, can there be a second season after a long time? In the continuation of our article we have collected all the known ones, but first let’s remember the series.
What is the storyline of The World is Still Beautiful?
The story begins with the Sun King, who has an unhappy past. His unloved mother in the palace was murdered. The king, who is devoted to his mother, is destroyed by her death. When he ascends the throne, he begins to take out his anger on other countries and comes to dominate the entire world. Nike, the 4th daughter of the Rain Duchy, is sent to marry the new king of the Sun Kingdom against her will. Although no one believes it, the royal lineage in the Rain Duchy can evoke rain. It doesn’t rain anytime soon in the Sun Kingdom.
When Nike arrives at the harbor, she falls into the trap of bandits. She wants to catch them, but faints from hunger and exhaustion. The owner of an inn in that area helps her, and Nike offers to help them with their daily chores in exchange for their kindness. Meanwhile, when the bandits discover that she is a princess, they try to kidnap her, but accidentally kidnap the innkeeper’s daughter. Nike learns this and uses her strength to save the girl and heads for the palace. There Nike learns that the king is younger than her. However, he is more mature for his age. With the arrival of Nike, the Sun King gradually changes and brings out the innocent, good-hearted character in him. He begins to treat the public better and strives for equality.
Despite the age and height issue between Nike and the King, once they get used to each other, there won’t be anything they won’t do for each other; they will fight for their love, save each other and show us that no obstacle can stand in the way of love.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
As of October 3, 2021 studio Pierrotmanga publisher Hakusensha or some other related company have already released the anime second season† Sometimes, years later, it may be possible to see animes renewed for a new season. However, for this, that anime has to be a really expected series. Since anime’s are for profit, it won’t be profitable for the creators to shoot the second season of an unpopular series. We’ve been watching and speculating about a new season, as there has been no official renewal or cancellation.
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the manga of the series was written by Dai Shiina and published by Hakusensha between 2012 and 2020. The series, which 25 parts in total unfortunately has no English publisher. Only the first 4 parts were adapted into the anime’s first season, and it seems that there is enough source material available to make a new season or more.
It’s been a long time since the first season of the anime, and it’s worth noting that it’s not as popular as it used to be. It doesn’t have serious search popularity on Google and is followed by only 7,000 people on Twitter† The series did not meet its objectives and was only sold 972 units in disc sales in 2014, where the disc was very popular, and perhaps the reason we haven’t seen a second season so far is for financial reasons. Because the series does not have a powerful distributor such as Netflix or game that can generate extra income. According to our evaluation results, we are not expecting a new season as the anime was not very popular. It is still possible that there will be a new season in the coming years as the manga provides ample source material, but this is highly unlikely.
2nd season Chance of The World is still beautiful
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.64 on MA, 7.4 on IMDb)
Enough manga source material
Only one season
No success in disc sales
No major distributor or income
No extension since 2014
Not a bestselling manga series