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Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Unsettling and superb
    A bunch of 12 year olds with superpowers going to school? Sounds like some pretty cliched stuff, doesn't it? I'm sorry I put off watching it for so long. I'm someone who doesn't watch very much anime at all. I got a crunchyroll subscription to watch Attack on Titan and figured I'd ask for some recommendations on what to watch while I have it. This is one that kept popping up, and I delayed ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    One of my top 5 favorite anime!
    What keeps this show from getting better reviews is its advertising, but I'm going to review it based on only the show itself.

    I'll be honest, the first few episodes didn't exactly captivate me. Their purpose was to set the stage for the characters and their psychokinetic powers, which all people are now born with. BUT DO NOT LET THIS KEEP YOU FROM FINISHING THE SHOW. Around episode 3 or 4 the ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    DO NOT LET THE COVER FOOL YOU.
    Ok I'll be honest, the cover for this is quite a bit misleading, of course until I started watching the show and understood how deep and relevant it is towards the show itself. (Which i must say is brilliantly executed)

    I say this because this is not an anime for everyone.

    With that being said heres a quick list of what it is not:

    A shounen
    A slice of life
    A show about ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Shin Sekai Yori Review
    It's one of the best shows this season. Honestly, it's confusing. I'm on, I think, the 11th episode, and I can't figure out the plot. That's why I love it.
    The artwork is really good, and I like the character designs. The music gives it a suspenseful feel, which adds a lot of impact on the show.
    It's a series that from the start, will catch your attention. Watch it!!! <3
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Psychic Kids + Overbearing Future Feudal Society + Naked Mole Rats
    Unique Concept + Character and World Development + Great Visuals + Creepy Creepy Creepy

    If it feels like it's starting out as a standard 'kids go to weird school to learn psychic abilities', it grows out into sooooo much more, it gets epic in scale, immensely sad and also horribly creepy. Whatever your reservations, you ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Truly a great anime.
    This anime is one of the best anime or show in general I have ever watched. The plot development, character development, setting, background, animation, etc. were all top notch. The maturity of the subjects in this show are thought provoking and leave you thinking long after you finished watching an episode. The tragedies that occur, I am not ashamed to admit, made me cry. I do not know why this ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Brilliant piece of anime which doesn't have nearly a large enough audience.
    **potential spoilers**

    This is one of the best anime I have seen in some time.
    A bleak and harrowing tale of a 'sci-fi' future that seems more human than that.
    The score throughout is excellent.
    The animation is beautiful.
    The characters are all very engrossing.
    Sure, it can be a bit hard to follow at times, because there 'seem' to be gaps, but that's entirely the point, as it keeps you ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A breathtaking journey
    This anime while describing itself poorly, leads you into unexpected places in a world where the humanity of humanity is questioned.

    In short, it sort of leaves you wondering as to who you should sympathize with, whether it be humans the other races or both. The anime itself isn't about psychokinesis but about the impact that humanity can imprint on the rest of the world, including itself.
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    One of the darkest, most thought provoking things I have ever seen. (no major spoilers)
    I dont even know what to say honestly. The story just threw you for a loop over and over again. Everything you grew to love was just taken from you and smashed against the wall as if saying, "This is the blunt reality of this world, get used to it."

    Seriously, the show starts out with cute children going on an adventure but its all a sham. Don't be fooled this isn't anything like Nagi no ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    This show is a masterpiece
    This is one of the greatest anime ever created in my opinion. It is a dark, philosophical work reflecting on difficult ethical dilemmas, set in a fascinating and quite original post-apocalyptic world. The animation style changes now and again which I found a little jarring, but the actual quality of that animation is very high. I currently put it at number two in my list of favourite anime, after ...
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