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Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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225 votes
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing story and art
    If you like mysterious, serious, realistic anime... this isn't your typical anime... there aren't any humorous instances.

    Story - 10/10

    The story starts off slow, but the build up is worth it. The characters are very likable and realistic. This is an anime where you grow up with the characters through their lives.

    Art - 9/10

    With the exception of a few episodes, the ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    An intriguing and thought-provoking series
    I'm giving the series a 4/5 for the time being, even though that's a bit unfair since it is incomplete.

    Shin Sekai Yori is kind of hard to boil down into a back-of-the-box type description. It's near impossible to do so without some light spoilers. Shin Sekai Yori's set a thousand years in the post-apocalyptic future. A small percentage of humans developed psychokinetic powers around ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    An Interesting Dystopia with strange social engineering ideas
    Shin Sekai Yori starts out as a slice of life series, but turns into an excellent dystopian sci-fi series.

    Based on a Japanese novel of the same name, Shin Sekai Yori investigates social engineering employed in a society so fragile that it can be destroyed by any of its members. As you might guess, great lengths must be taken to protect the many from the few. While I question the robustness of ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is just pure genius.
    Slice of life, scifi, monster rats?! This anime is just awesome. It takes a lil' extra thinking and stuff to understand what is going on but that is why it's so good! Glad it is continuing on. Each episode lays down a good foundation for the next, which is very nice. You don't see that alot in some of these anime nowadays. Then again you never see anime like this anyway. I LOVE IT.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Misterious, dramatic and smart
    It really did surprise me! I wasn't expecting such a misterious and smart drama. Five teenagers discovering the history behind their own society while trying to explain the void within their hearts and thoughts.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Questions and intrigue from this unique series
    If you're a fan of Kino's Journey or Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, this show will captivate you. There's mystery and intrigue that indicates some real depth that very few shows have. Looking forward to more.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Worth Watching Mystery
    I liked the mystery involved, now I have to know how everythng turns out. It delivers an interesting idea and is worth watching. The first episode was a little weak, mainly because it ended just when it was getting good. It's definetly worth a look.
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  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes
    Loved this anime more than any of the ones I watched this year.
    The ending was perfect and it had depth and a great storyline. I loved the animation at times, the backgrounds were really stunning.
    I'm going to have to get my hands on the books now because I seriously need more.
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  • Complex interesting anime
    I did not know what to expect going into this but Shin Kedai Yori exceed whatever expectations I might have had. It is one of the better Anime I have had the pleasure of watching. Complex ideas and though. Open ended events that leave room for analysis and interpretation. A hearty recommendation.
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  • Amazingly Written Masterpiece!
    This is a most watch! I've seen a lot of different kinds of anime, from shoujo to the darkest gory animes and there's not a lot of anime that keep you intrigue and wanting more like this one does. During the entire series it takes you moments after the episode is done to think and realize what's really going on. Character developing is amazing! Scenary superb, and background music just ...
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