Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastic Anime All Around
    This anime is incredibly impressive. I have never watched an anime that ended as well as this one does, in that it doesn't leave anything hanging in the story while leaving enough to the imagination to keep it interesting. It lived up to my expectations completely. I honestly can't come up with something about it that I don't like. It draws you in right away, uses great foreshadowing and hinting ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Deep, Dark and slow, but worth the effort.
    From The New World asks the question: how much would you sacrifice for the security of yourself, your family, your friends, and ultimately for your way of life. It sets that question in a far-future world, and provides a context that make answering that question extremely difficult, so we have no choice but to follow along with the characters and wonder. This series is written very tightly; ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is One of the Best Anime I Have Ever Seen
    Even if it dose not market itself well, I am still surprised people are not talking about this. It ended really well, and never felt like something I have seen before. This story has a lot of depth, told through deep characters. It was dark, poetic, and addicting. The kids are not cute, they seem like real people, responding to a horrible world.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great deep story with surprisingly violent tendencies
    I was very pleasantly surprised by this show. It is set in the future where a remnant of humanity all possess psychokinetic powers. The society has dark secrets that eventually come back to bite them. The show follows the lives of Group 1 from youngsters to adulthood and all the difficulties that befall them. It is well worth watching,
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    If you like suspensful, sci-fi thrillers, you'll love this show, probably.
    This show is masterful at bringing suspense. That was my impression every time I watched an episode. Some people complain that the pacing is slow, but for me, my friends, and some of the commentors, the episodes always ended too early. The world this story is set in is deep and wonderful in its own dark way. The moral and ethical dilemmas are fascinating to think about. That's what makes this show ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Excellent Mirror Anime
    Before I get to the meat of my review, let me get the basics out of the way. The animation is great, - especially the backgrounds. There is a lot of detail work here that pays off in a big way.

    The character development is better than average. While the characters do change a little as they get older (This series jumps forward in time after each major event so the characters go from ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Shink Sekai Yori is amazing
    Really, though, don't let the cover fool you. This is an intriguing story, with well-developed characters, and a plot that will keep you thirsting for more after every episode. It has a lot of dark themes as well as social/political commentary (some subtle, some not so much). Definitely a must see, and one of the best Animes of the season.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Amazing Piece of Work
    I'd like to agree with reviewer mipegg regarding the poor marketing for SSY. In no way does the "poster" or description hint to the well layered psychological drama that is Shin Sekai Yori. You think it's cute school kids with powers. I'm sure people who were expecting some light fanciful anime felt let down in the first few episodes and stopped watching. Mores the pity.

    Shin Sekai Yori is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Shows like this are why I watch anime.
    This was anime of the year for me - nothing else has come close in comparison. Like other reviewers, I must ask that one not be dissuaded by the description and cover art, which could give the impression of a more immature show - This could not be further from the truth! This anime is a mature, thought provoking, and philosophical, set in a world of grey morality.

    The pacing is typically ...
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