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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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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Most overlooked title of 2013.
    I am extremely surprised I hadn't heard about this anime. Usually I don't go out of my way looking for anime, friends just recommend to me what's good that they've seen. But I was hungry for some anime so looked at a "top anime of 2013" list and picked this one out. I wasn't expecting much when I started watching "From the New World", but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Hardcore, Morality Driven Sci-fi
    I am very impressed, thus far. A very interesting story plot, set in a world, not unlike our own, thousand years in the future. It centers around 5 young protagonists’ discovery of their dystopian, telekinesis-based society origins, of their ancestors’ misuse of power and the karmic result, as well as their part to play in humanity’s future.
    My only dislike is an aesthetic one. I do not care ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Questioning Humanity and the Nature of Power
    One of the things that I really appreciate in the Japanese Manga and Anime markets is the readiness of authors to address the questions of power and how humans react to obtaining it.

    Principally I have seen many shows that want to approach the question of power in combination with a lack of maturity or restrictions by using children (in the Japanese sense of under 20) as the gestalts for that ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Really Resonates with the "Watchstar" Story
    I know that this anime was based on a Japanese light novel, but it strongly resembles the book "Watchstar" by Pamela Sargent (http://amzn.to/SRUqZG) except from a Japanese cultural point of view.

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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A great, but heart-wrenching story
    This show has an incredible plot and very detailed world building. Characters are believable and the situations they end up in draw you in completely. The music is incredible and the art, character designs, and clothing designs are top-notch. There's a couple episodes with spotty animation, but the vast majority is very consistent.

    At times, it is very difficult to watch, any one with a strong ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    The Anime Itself is a 5/5 but the Advertisement is Extremely Misleading
    After running out of mainstream anime's to watch, I started randomly clicking through a few suggested ones and I eventually ran into "Shin Sekai Yori" with someone saying "beware the truth inside of this story". And he was definitely correct on his statement.

    Reaction: Before clicking the first video, I thought I was walking into a spice of life anime with one plot twist like a main character's ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    If you only knew how great it is!
    This anime wasn't anything like what I was expecting. In fact I accidentally clicked into the wrong anime, and considering I was already here I decided to watch it. 48 hours later (no life-ing) I have placed this anime at the top of my list. I wish there were more anime with the depth and emotion that has been brought out from Shin Sekai Yori. Bravo!
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A jewel in disguise!
    Not what you'd expect from the cover. An anime much too anxiety provoking, gruesome and complicated to be appreciated by the audience it seems it was marketed for, at least judging by the cover. Shin Sekai Yori is definitely one of the most intelligent and well thought out animes of the 2000s, if not of all time. The author knew extremely well how to turn tables around and show how the world is ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    love the feeling and thought put into this show.
    the picture is very misleading, and this show is in fact rather dark and intellectual. great show besides the marketing the picture gives its on my top ten anime list.

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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Amazingly powerful, no other show like it, a MUST SEE!
    One of the most original and amazing animes I've ever watched. This show is full of intense feelings, brilliant story telling, and stunning visuals. Anyone who is looking for a show like no other, that will really make you have deep emotional reactions and connections to its characters, it is a must watch.

    But warning, don't expect it to be happy go lucky. This is NOT a feel good anime. Which ...
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