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Anime: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World

Orphans Takeru Takemoto and Ryo Ninomiya are ordinary high school students who witness a strange light descend from the skies and then split into two. Upon investigating it, they find a cute girl who doesn't seem to know who she is. Her appearance, along with that of her "little sister" Akari, shake up the simple lives of the town with the joy of seeing the world for the first time. The story follows Hikari and Akari in their learning about humanity at its brightest and darkest, as well as their own mysterious origins.

It also contains more than its share of Fanservice.

While it starts out as a simple Magical Girlfriend series, it ends up being more like a Lighter and Softer version of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Created by Studio Gainax and animated by both Studio Gainax and Studio Shaft. This page could use a little more love.

The series provides examples of:

Abenobashi Mahou ShoutengaiCreator/Studio GainaxCutey Honey
The Third: The Girl with the Blue EyeAnimeThose Who Hunt Elves
Twin SpicaSeinenTiger & Bunny
TexhnolyzeMadmanEntertainment/Anime & Manga2001 Nights

alternative title(s): This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
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