Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.6
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  • 101 out of 114 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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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Utterly Depressing :(
    **** Spoilers Ahead******
    I wish I could convey the remorse I have for sitting through the entire 25 eps. It looks like a good story on the surface. Kids learning to use superpowers in some kind of school setting but, alas that is not what it ends up to be. I didn't have any issue with the BL or Yuri as it had reasons for this and was not graphic. What I did have problems with was the story ...
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  • 1 out of 2 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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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A breathtaking journey
    This anime while describing itself poorly, leads you into unexpected places in a world where the humanity of humanity is questioned.

    In short, it sort of leaves you wondering as to who you should sympathize with, whether it be humans the other races or both. The anime itself isn't about psychokinesis but about the impact that humanity can imprint on the rest of the world, including itself.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Hits you right in the feels
    This anime is amazing. It starts off slow and lures you in with some slice-of-life esque episodes. Occasionally there might be something that seems weird, but this is a show about kids learning to use their telekinetic powers so maybe it's only strange from your point of view. As the story progresses and develops you realize that you were right, there is something profundly disturbing about this ...
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  • 2 out of 3 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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  • 3 out of 4 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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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Very provoking anime
    It has been a while since I have watched an anime that made me step back and think about things; about how we treat the world and others in it. In the beginning of this anime I felt the vibe that it was going to be dark and twisted (Monster, When Sea Gulls Cry, Higurashi are some of the animes that I thought it was going to be similiar to), but by the end I find that it was more truly a piece of ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    One of the darkest, most thought provoking things I have ever seen. (no major spoilers)
    I dont even know what to say honestly. The story just threw you for a loop over and over again. Everything you grew to love was just taken from you and smashed against the wall as if saying, "This is the blunt reality of this world, get used to it."

    Seriously, the show starts out with cute children going on an adventure but its all a sham. Don't be fooled this isn't anything like Nagi no ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    An unearthly must watch!
    The main picture, which is the fist impression of the show, presents it as more of a happy school life anime however it is much darker then that. The beginning is sets the mood of the series perfectly.

    Plot
    The plot line is unique. The plot follows a group of friends with special powers in a mysterious village thats hiding a secret. A shadow of a cat also appears throughout the ...
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