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Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 110 out of 125 people found this review helpful:
    A poorly advertised mature anime
    Very very mild spoilers ahead.

    The first thing I would like to say is that this anime really does not market itself well, from the image of 5 cutesy looking kids in school uniforms to the description absolutely nothing stands out as interesting or deserving of your time. Even worse, the audience who would most enjoy this (mature teenagers/adults) could even be put off by the fact its classed as ...
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  • 21 out of 32 people found this review helpful:
    Promising Look So Far
    I felt this beginning episode layed the foundation for the mystery aspect of this series and future events to be foretold. This is going to be an exciting anime for those who liked Another. Definitely going to be worth watching stay tuned
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    A complex treat for discerning minds
    This show is fantastic. On the surface, it is a story of a society that is struggling with mankind's next step in evolution. Told through the perspective of several children who are growing up in this world, the underlying themes are nevertheless quite challenging for even mature viewers. The show repeatedly tackles oppression, sacrifice, sexual exploration (nothing graphic), and man's ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    A Powerful Masterpiece
    First off let me say that it has been ages since a anime has truly captivated me in such a way. Mentally and emotionally I was immersed in this story, from beginning to end. The characters were well written and the art was strikingly beautiful. It was tragic yet heartwarming at the same time. No words could describe the feelings I have for this anime properly. If you haven't watched it, do ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    getting better and better
    This series has the makings to become a masterpiece, IMHO. Look elsewhere if you are looking for ninjas, mecha, or other action genres. Otherwise, watch it!

    Thematically it presents a thoughtful science fiction scenario, presented as a mystery with tragic overtones. A pastoral, seemingly utopian society is gradually revealed as something more complex, and perhaps sinister, by the use of ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Oh my dear god, do you know what this?
    One of my favorite Animes of ALL TIME, I mean sure Anohana was amzaing was around the same level of this overall. But the dark, dramatic, tragic setting is just. I can't believe it, no offence but Crunchyroll most of the time you just have teenage high school things. But something like this comes up and I am just in shock. The time jump may be scary, you know you just get thrown into it but it's ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Looks promising, can't wait for more
    This anime is really for mature audiences who enjoy critical thinking and puzzling mystery; younger audiences may find this to be very boring due to this anime's intimacy in telling its story. I absolutely love the way the story progresses and I love the beautifully crafted drawings as well. Many times in the story, it is confusing because they don't give you all the information but it gives this ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    This should way more popular.
    Unique anime. When I watched this anime it got me back that old feeling you get when you were watching some anime movies in the tv for the first time. Yes if you want to get that nostalgic feeling of watching something unique for the first time, this is it.
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Deep, Dark & Thought-Provoking
    I watched this and dropped it after watching a couple episodes since it just seemed really strange. However, I kept hearing people talk about how good it is and to stick it out a bit longer and it'd be worth it.

    So I gave it another shot, and when I hit episode 8, I seriously couldn't stop watching and finished it all in one sitting after that.

    It's definitely something you want to watch if ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    An Unexpected Pleasure!
    As someone who has a list that’s too big to count, I recently discovered this anime and asked myself “What is this?” Too be honest, I wasn't expecting much and I wasn't thrilled about starting this show on a whim when I could have been watching something else. However, I don’t think I've ever experienced something quite like what this anime had to offer and I might never experience again.

    A ...
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