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Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Although incomplete right now, so far is one of the best shows I've ever seen.
    For people who haven't seen any of this yet...
    I would say the first episodes start off pretty slowly, with nothing actively going on to drag you into the story. Like in many shows, the beginning just kind of sets you up for the rest of the story. I think it's kind of like a snowball effect with this show. As you continue watching, the anxiety of what may happen next gets more and more intense. I ...
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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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  • A dark tale of the future
    Thank You Randomizer. Oh look at the title page, look its cutsey, must be slice of life. No. this is one of the most nuanced stories of a post apocalyptic future I have seen. Period. Dig into it a bit before you give up on this one. Watch through to at least the river trip. Theres a lot going on here. Dont do the normal skip past to the title shot, there isnt one and the intros add a lot to the ...
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  • wow what a surprise!
    I watched this anime at a club in my school and didn't really know what I was getting into as I had never heard of it before. I was really surprised at how great this anime actually was. It's an anime that really makes you think and I found that refreshing. It is very dark so be warned if you do not like those kinds of anime, but I find that the darker tone of this anime made it very powerful. ...
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