Sentai Filmworks has yet another licensing announcement for us, this time in the form of Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World). The series will be available soon through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow in 2013.
From the New World is helmed by first-time director Masashi Ishihama, with series composition by Masashi Sogo (Gantz, Fairy Tail) and character designs by Chikashi Kubota (Robotics;Notes). The A-1 Pictures-animated show adapts the novel by Yūsuke Kishi. Here's Sentai's synopsis from the press release:
Born into a world 1000 years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun, have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia. Not only is their small idyllic community overflowing with clean rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been rendered irrelevant by the magical power of “Juryoku,” the psychic ability to materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long lost artifact from the past, the façade of their world is shattered and the cracks that split the foundation of their new reality threaten to swallow them whole! Faced with a bloody secret history of how their world really came to be and thrust into a nightmarish new paradigm, Saki and her companions are confronted with dangers they never knew existed and a series of choices that may change the fate of every intelligent creature on the planet – ‘human’ and otherwise! Yūsuke Kishi’s award winning novel becomes an epic new animated series as five young teens fight to survive the shocking revelations that come FROM THE NEW WORLD!
Crunchyroll will start streaming the anime on Tuesday, October 2.