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This Ugly Yet Beautiful World

Alt titles: Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai

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One day a light descends from the sky and splits into the ideal girls of Takeru and Ryou. That is where this gentle and vaguely romantic story about our ugly and beautiful world begins. Soon enough the story plummets into the secrets of global extinction and the meaning of life. Everything in this world that is beautiful has something ugly in it, and that ugliness is part of the secret of its beauty. Even for romance this is true...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai 2004 TBD
Name Role
Kazuhiro TAKAMURA Character Design
Shouji SAEKI Director
Takeshi WATANABE Music
Yuichi SEKIDO Producer
Tsuyoshi KAMIMIYASHI Producer
Yuki SATO Producer

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Title Author Score Date
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World RyanGirl23 4.5/10 Mar 22, 2012
Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai RyanGirl23 4.5/10 Mar 22, 2012
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World triplestrike 7.5/10 Jan 25, 2011
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Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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Cythraul
Both series demonstrate the dangers of picking up stray lolis. Konomini doesn't quite deliver on the gory realism part, though.
JAhU

Imagine an anime that is very similar to This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (the story, characters, and ecchi), but include indescribable gore; that's exactly what Elfen Lied is. Watch it if you dare. ;)

P.S. Oh I almost forgot, both of these shows have very nice and catchy OP songs. ^^

ndupes500

Both of the series has cute girls with power to destroy, they are both amzing and im sure you'll enjoy both of them if you enjoy naked women, super powers, and total badassery.

KawaiiMoonKitten

Both of these fantastic anime start off with similar story lines. The girl who forgot her past, for whatever reason, now must depend on the kind hearted man with the troubled past to take care of her until all the secrets from her past are revealed. However, each anime has enough of a unique twist that it is worth investing in them both.

Nocturnalgloria

Elfen Lied and This Ugly Yet Beautiful World are a perfect pair. In both we have non-human female characters with a dual personality and a potential for being highly destructive that suddenly find themselves surrounded by humans. With no memory of the past, these girls provide the drama with plenty of nudity along the way. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World had many comic moments that eventually give way to deeper reflections while Elfen Lied is known for its violent content and emotional tragedy.

crimsonredwings

They both deal with girls that are not human and how the human guy they love interacts with them. They also both have a cousin that other cousin. They are more than similar and if you have only seen 1 your missing out on the other. 

megab

These shows are much alike and very entertaining in different ways. Both girls have split personalties that want to cause harm and destruction and other side to them is they are nice and sweet. Lucy/Nyuu from Elfen Lied is a mass murder and Hikari is an outer space being wanting to destroy the earth. 

Elfen lied is very violent show a lot blood shed in it some hot shots in the show. 

This Ugly Yet Beautiful world is very funny show (thats my opinion) it also has hot shots in their and it has a good romance story. (Thanks for reading my recommendation MegaB) 

Axiswolfstar

In these animes you have the main female characters that have the potential to bring about the destruction of the human race.  However, to help you see the main male protagonist has the potential to influence her to fall to either the good or the bad.  Both of these shows are about the emotional interaction between the characters.

As the series progresses you get to see the up and downs of the relationship as well as the beauty of love.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime evolve around a young man who stumbles upon a loli-character who is frequently naked, doesn't understand human habits, and has amnesia. As the anime progresses, the loli-character is shown to have a destructive alter ego. While Elfen Lied has a a focus on bloodshed, the animes have similar character dynamics and relationships. 

jypsyjulia

This similarities between This Ugly Yet Beautiful World and Elfen Lied are astounding.  Both star a "different from the rest" heroine who has lost her memory from trauma; both girls also have two distinct personalities: one being sweet and naiive, the other bloodthirsty and vengeful.  These animes are about human nature and the question of whether or not humans are inherently evil and incapable of redemption.  They also feature a similar cast, from the clueless male to the male's friend (who happens to be a girl and has a secret crush on him).  If you enjoyed one, you should try out the other!

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Mahoromatic

Mahoromatic

She cooks, she cleans, and is a lethal fighting machine. Mahoromatic, former Vesper battle android, has chosen to give up her weapons, extending her remaining life from 37 to 398 days. As Misato Suguru's maid, she fights battles of another sort, fending off an amorous teacher on one hand, ecchi magazines on the other. Can Mahoro save Suguru's innocence?

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NoSanninWa
Mahoromatic and Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai have a lot of things in common. Both of these shows are about having an ordinary life despite extraudinary circumstances. Both of these shows have a gentle pacing broken only by a fight every 4 episodes. Both of these shows are heavy on the fanservice. When you add the fact that virtually the entire vocal cast is the same it is impossible to like only one of these shows without liking the other.
XMrNiceguyX
That same character design means the series is similar is not a vast fatc. Though the similarities of those two series are stunning. The main female character of those series are not human. Both series are on top of that fairly ecchi and has its accent on superpowers and comedy. The only main difference between the two series is the main male character, who do not have any similarties.
kamirura
oh my can they be more alike? This got all of the alien stuff but not really any superpowers in this one. But got the same cute love feeling to it.
TohnoShiki

Both of these shows have characters that fill very similar archetypes/roles as well as similar themes. If you liked either of these anime, Mahoromatic or This Ugly, then it is more than likely that the similarities in the other will appeal to you. Also both of these anime have virtually the same crew working on them.

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Ah! My Goddess TV

Ah! My Goddess TV

Morisato Keiichi has always had bad luck. No matter what he does or how he acts, nothing seems to go his way. His bike frequently breaks down, his classmates take advantage of him, women ignore and scorn him, and on top of all that, he’s only 5'3". In Heaven, when someone’s bad luck and good luck are so heavily out of balance, Belldandy (Goddess First Class, Second Category, Unlimited) of the Goddess Assistance Agency comes to the rescue. Belldandy grants Keiichi one wish to make up for all of his bad luck, but when Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay by his side forever... the trouble begins. Can Keiichi keep Belldandy by his side, or will outside elements force her to return to heaven?

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Shadowcast666

Both series involve a young man who encounter due to chance very mysterious girls that come in on a celestial bandwagon. They both also center around a hastily made on the spot decision during these encounters that causes the young man and the girl to find themselves living together and becoming companions. There is a nice balance of action, love, and even some funny moments or two. So what you get are some feel good stories with just enough slices of despair to keep you hooked. If you liked one, You'll surely enjoy the other.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime have an "innocent love" quality to the main relationship. The main character is a young man with a passion for motorcycles and isn't great with women. He suddenly finds himself living with a "goddess" character after a split-second decision. Hikari and Belldandy share a similar quality that they are very naive in the beginning. (They even rally for their romantic rivals!) The feel of these anime are quiet similar, and if you liked one, you'll probably like the other. 

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Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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Usagi06

Both of these anime focus mostly on a love story that is torn by darkness and potential tradgey. While the reason for the sadness in the love stories is drastically different you do find yourself at the climax of both anime being torn at the heart because you want things to end on a good note. The animation is both is excellent and they do both center mostly around beautiful girls. They are very different in plot and development but still mange to leave the viewer with similar feelings.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime have similar character designs. The animes follow a young man's relationship with a naive young woman. The anime also introduces a bunch of cute girls who play into the story. There is a mixture of adventure and tragedy in both anime. 

Lunar Legend Tsukihime

Lunar Legend Tsukihime

With a past shrouded in mystery and a blank memory, Shiki Tohno seems to be just another "average high school student". That is, until he nearly kills a female vampire with his secret deadly ability to "see the lines". His journey to unlock the secrets of the Tohno family and unbury his own lost memories has only just begun, and now he must also help the woman, Arcueid Brunestud, find a lethal phantom named Roa, and kill it using his ability.

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CodeWordChobits
I really enjoyed these two series for the fight sequences, the bad guys, and all the other cool things that come along with kids and "powers." But the reason I recomend either of these is for the love story hidden within. Explore the fine line between love and hate with either of these titles.
lovelyduckie

In both of these series the heroines are not human and have a heavy responsibility because of what they are, yet despite this both are quite chipper characters. In order to help bear their burden and achieve their goals they need our heroes of the stories to fight for them. An unexpected attraction develops, but can their love overcome the difficulties ahead? Both of these series also give you an interesting story in only a few episodes, so there's more bang for your buck.