This ugly but beautiful world is a Japanese anime television series created by Shoji Saeki and Hiroyuki Yamaga. It has been animated by Gainax and Shaft. The series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 1, 2004, to June 17, 2004, in a total of 12 episodes. An adaptation of the manga illustrated by Ashita Morimi was serialized in the Hakusensha film Young Animal.
This Ugly yet Beautiful World
Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai
Episode – 01 – 12
Status – Completed
April 1, 2004 – June 17, 2004
Takeru and Ryo are high school students who deliver goods for Uncle One. One night, they went to explore a mysterious light in the forest and found a young girl emerging from the light. Takeru and Ryo are attacked by an alien who is defeated when Takeru transforms into a powerful and strange looking beast. The girl, whom the boys call “Hikari,” is taken away by Takeru when she confesses that she does not remember who she is.
They are later joined by Jennifer Portman, an American scientist with an interest in boys and Hikari; Ioneos, werewolf robot, loyal Hikari; Kuon, the little flying alien; and Akari, Hikari’s “sister” who also appeared as Hikari. The series follows the daily lives of its characters as they learn about human conditions, the alien origins of Hikari and Akari, and face impending monsters and disasters.