World Is Still Beautiful: Complete Collection (2014/Sentai
B Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B+
Nike travels to the Sun Kingdom as the future bride to the ruler of
the world, but then she discovers the Warlord of the Sun Kingdom is a
10-year-old boy spoil brat who is jade by the world and the corrupt
court that surrounds him! Despite the age difference, can their
marriage really work out for a boy who has a face of an angel but
rules like he is the devil himself?
King Livius is the
greatest and most ruthless leader to ever rule the Sun Kingdom, but
he wasn't born cruel or cold. Forced a young age to ascend the
throne, he was forced to become the way he was, kindness was an
emotion he couldn't afford. Can Princess Nike soften his iron heart
and comfort his lonely soul? Can Princess Nike can summon the rain
and water the dry hearts of the people of the Sun?
This was a
heartwarming romance story (and for girls who like younger boys) with
a bit of fantasy and magic. It is about how a girl can still be her
own person while still being a queen and a dutiful wife. It seem to
say the nature of a woman is to help soften her husband's burdens and
comfort his sadness and sorrows.
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image across all the episodes
are decent and consistent enough throughout if not always state of
the art, but more softness is used for style than one might like, but
the Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless tracks are
clearer and indicators that the visual style is a choice and not from
some lack of quality. Extras include clean opening and closing
animation and trailers.
Sun Kingdom - Princess Nike arrives in the Sun Kingdom and the
first thing that happens to her is she gets mugged.
Rain Princess - Someone attempts to assassinate Livius, can
Princess Nike forgive and save someone who treated her so
Chancellor's Declaration - Princess Nike faces
the Sun Kingdom's Court, whom the nobles think she is just a country
bumpkin from nowhere.
Ring of Tales ~ Part 1 - The High
Priest rejects Nike's marriage to the Sun Kingdom and puts up a
'test' for her.
Ring of Tales ~ Part 2 - Turns out the
High Priest never planned for Nike to pass the 'tests' but a chance
to assassinate her.
Call My Name - A new rival appears
against Nike, Luna, Livius's childhood friend and self declared
Wild Waltz - Livius's playboy uncle returns and
causes trouble for Nike and Livius.
Shelter From the Rain
- Nike tries to repair the relationship between Livius and his
The Principality of Rain - Nike and Livius
travel to Nike's hometown after receiving a letter from her
grandmother. Love finally blossoms between Nike and Livius.
Righteous Country - Turns out her grandmother want Nike back and
has plans to separate Nike and Livius.
A Passing Wind -
Livius challenges Nike's grandmother to a fight prove he is a husband
worthy of Nike.
Homecoming - Livius makes peace with
Nike's family and he and Nike they return to the Sun Kingdom.