Beryl and Sapphire is a manhua released in 2015 written and illustrated by Ocarina. It has been published by AC.QQ. In 2018 an ONA anime adaptation was released which was produced by Tencent Animation & Comics by studio Haoliners Animation League. The daily life chapters feature Beryl and Sapphire in a range of different settings and scenarios which encompasses many genres yet it is fundamentally comical in nature.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

"I've been holding a few words back for a long time — I like you!" "Beryl and Sapphire" is a popular manhua created by artist Ocarina. Here includes protagonists with the most random names in history — the mild-mannered Beryl (Green) and the easily-embarrassed Sapphire (Blue). At times the closest of friends, at others the worst of enemies… In this donghua where each episode is set in a different world, how would they encounter each other time and again?? Only angst? Too painful! Nothing but fluff? Too sugary! Come watch B&S, the show where you'll never guess the ending…

Characters[edit | edit source]

Sapphire[edit | edit source]

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Consistently his background as a developer for Brunhild Tech ties into his life events. Of the view it is a pain seeing couples spending time with one another Beryl throws an apple core in their general direction. Getting easily frustrated is also seen when he is not understood as in the case of robot Beryl taking his commands literally, to anger that he has been repeatedly and purposely misquoted in the news.

Character Article: Sapphire[edit | edit source]

Beryl[edit | edit source]

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A Hyperion representative and technician, Sapphire's defining traits are that he is calm and friendly.

Character Article: Beryl[edit | edit source]

Flax[edit | edit source]

Beryl's Mother[edit | edit source]

She tells her son to come and eat, with some fury, rather than spend so much time online. Later Beryl's mother is herself absorbed with online communicating, more so when Sapphire's mother is online. Thankful for being informed, she warns her son of something he read in the past about KCC chickens being modified to have eight legs each so warns him not to eat them.

Story[edit | edit source]

A clapper board shows the date of 2018-08-27, on a hill Beryl and Sapphire are overlooking couples flying kites below. Sapphire is angered by the public displays of affection to the point of writing a book involving a couple that are broken up. While he meant the act of them meeting one a year to be cruel, when published it was lauded as a classic Chinese example of faithful love. A festival equivalent to Valentine's day was also formed where couples would praise the book and display even more public affection, much to Sapphire's chagrin.

In a mall Sapphire is interviewed regarding Hyperion Technology's new algorithm. With Sapphire complimenting and expressing an interest in learning it as a gesture of support, afterwards a news article reports that he intends to copy and plagiarize the new technology where the matter is also framed as two companies at war. At the airport Sapphire calls to clarify he found the concept impressive since his company had never focused on the aspect. On the train an article announces that Sapphire admitted that his own company was lagging behind Hyperion in technology. Calling again, Sapphire states their field of research is nothing like what the lady presented so they cannot be compared at all, and that he is only talking about his own personal interests. The news declares that Sapphire expressed interest towards a beautiful female employee at a rival company and that he hoped to know her better. Phoning to inform her that the comment was not directed at any woman Sapphire continues that all are equal in the eyes of tech and the man was just as handsome. Accordingly an online article shares that Sapphire contacted them to dispel the rumors where instead the male presenter's good looks left a deeper impression on him. Further clarifications that he does not care about either are matched with headlines of Sapphire expressing complete disdain for the rival company. It is then written that Sapphire is stuck-up and someone who hurls insults at reporters and refuses to answer phone calls. Elsewhere Beryl is also asked for his views where his respectful and collaborative answer is reported as him having a plastic smile to avoid a question. That he apparently cut the interview short and fled the scene is used to fuel the invented narrative that company relationships are at an all time low. In a cafe together Sapphire is pleased to see that Beryl also got smeared.[1]

On that day the Demon King's armies arrived and sought to destroy the Seven Great Kingdoms of humankind. Beryl is the Demon King and Sapphire is armored as the Knight Captain of the Seventh Order of Brunhild. On 2018-08-28 during the Demon King Arc, in a castle knight Sapphire tells demon Beryl that he is here to take back the lands. Beryl answers he was doing the same, but adds that since demons are stronger they should eradicate the weaker humans for resources. Sapphire retorts that he knows the Demon King means to then destroy the world where the moon will follow, and the entire solar system might face gravitational changes. Beryl explains the solar system is currently positioned between two arms of the galaxy and its slowly moving towards one of them where on its current trajectory it will explode. Needing to do some research Sapphire produces his phone before asking what the castle Wi-Fi password is so he can check this fate of the galaxy situation online. Beryl answers that the password is "The realm of death within the Equinox Flowers at Century's End." On a "Demonpedia" Sapphire is informed about the Principle of Entropy Increase and upon request sends a funny .gif to Beryl. After the conversation about justice is done Beryl orders for two from Demon Realm Takeout. Noticing that Beryl is indulging himself in eating his meat with honey, heresy according to Sapphire, a serving of justice is provided.[2]

2018-08-29, the crusher and crushee, Beryl and Sapphire are heading to school where their thoughts alternate between Beryl's affections for Beryl, who does not share them. The tactful refusal clapper board is shown, in class it is Valentine's day and Beryl receives a letter asking him to come to the tree behind Dorm 3 at half past noon. There Beryl finds Sapphire and says he should have known this was a prank of his, a method used to turn down Sapphire's feelings before he can even show them. Beryl heads back for an exam with Sapphire not stating his feelings.[3]

2018-08-30, an Internet addiction, in the past the Jinyang net cafe and Jingiao net cafe are seen. At home Beryl is shocked to see a story (of dubious truthfulness) online that KFC chickens have eight legs each. Beryl's mother tells him that Sapphire's mother mentioned Internet addiction regarding the amount of time Beryl spends online. In the present with the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai visible Beryl is the one asking his mother to come and eat rather than share an article online. In the streets online games are advertised with one offering a physical legendary Dragon Slaying Sword for free. At signing a contract Beryl disappears into the paper and into an online world. Beryl's one hundred million gold coins are Zimbabwean dollars rather than the common currency used in the world. His sword is also good, it is just that in the medieval like world everyone uses handguns.[4]

A digital alarms goes off at 12.00 midday and Sapphire thinks how due to the AI revolution it has developed in leaps and bounds. Robots have become a common occurrence in everyday life although most only follow simple orders and are far from human life. On 28-08-31 Sapphire sets about bringing the Beryl bot into the world. With that done attempts are made for Beryl to express his emotions.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 1
  2. Episode 2
  3. Episode 3
  4. Episode 4
  5. Chapter 5

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