Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Very Intelligent, Mature, and Thought-Provoking Anime
    This shows easily deserves 5 out of 5 stars for how deep the storyline really is: It's mind-blowing. The story becomes more and more interesting as the show progresses. The characters are generally well executed and Saki the main character has a bit of character development. The beginning of this anime is fairly slow but please stick with it. The animation is gorgeous enough for you to be ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Indescribably amazing
    This has to have been the the hardest anime for me to watch completely in a long time. I loved the story and was terrified to find out what would happen next. You may not be able to watch the entire show in one sitting, it packs quite a punch as it progresses.
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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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  • Very good show from start to finish
    This show was unlike most anime I've seen. Very unique. I like how there is no opening theme. It sort of exemplifies the fact that this anime spends each moment working towards the plot. There is no filler. It starts off slow but seems to have a linear progression of awesomeness. It gets very intense later on.

    The story is interesting, the characters are easy to relate to and real and the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A defining anime of 2012-13
    What I say above is my own opinion. So, what I will say first, is to be indifferent to this 'review'. You'll only enjoy this if you walk in as I did, with no expectations of anything mind-blowing (or just plain bad). Be optimistic.

    I will not give many details; I am new to anime in general. A real review can be found elsewhere. But you want impressions, yes? It's good.

    Consider this:
    Shin ...
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Don't Be Fooled-- This is a mature Sci-Fi anime
    This is easily one of the best anime I've ever seen, and I've been watching anime for over 30 years. Short review: Stick with it for 6-8 episodes. You won't be sorry.

    Long Review:

    1. Plot: starts out a little slow, and I might downgrade half a star for it if I could. If this hadn't been recommended to me by a trustworthy source I probably wouldn't have stuck with it long enough for it to ...
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  • Not your conventional anime
    I was very surprised by Shin Sekai Yori. It is not your traditionalist "special kids" in school uniform anime. It is a dark complex story that follows the life of a girl (between the ages of 12, 14, and 26) in a town full of secrets and powerful people. Even small episodes that don't feel like they have much weight in the series eventually shift into the story line and are quite intensely related ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Under Rated Anime Show
    A masterpiece plot where everything ties together with stunning twists even at the end! Haven't seen a story so good in ages that made me off my seat. I promise that this show is worth every second, just the first 4 ep are a tad bit slow and there are some scenes for mature audience. Though I think this could be under rated because SAO came out the same time area.. But this show has become my top ...
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