Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Something like "The Giver"
    At first glance the characters are weak, the story is confusing. I hated the series at first but I slowly found my self drawn in by its similarity to "The Giver". Their societies were the same in the way they both witheld what was going on from the people in the village, and they both had a system to eliminate their unwanted and imperfect humans. I suggest to keep watching, if you have the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful and intriguing
    This is not for everybody, especially those who want to think critically about what they are watching. I think it is so fascinating. The soundtrack and animation is amazing, a real work of art. Everything in the anime seems crucial to explaining this world they live in. I agree that it doesn't market itself well with being mature and psychological. Even though their society is so ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Now THIS is interesting!
    This series has some of the best artwork and animation that I've seen in a long time, combined with an interesting story with great characterization along with great voice acting from newcomer Risa Taneda as well as the ever popular Kana Hanazawa. Shin Sekai Yori is a breath of fresh air for those looking for a truly original series!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    My Desire for a Thoughtful Anime has been met.
    Once I start watching a series, I make it a point to finish every episode. This can often be difficult when the ending is predictable, or the creator thinks the viewer is so dumb that they have to spell out every little action.

    Shin Sekai Yori does the opposite. It beats you over the head for a few episodes with information. Do not be dissuaded from this. Shin Sekai Yori does a great job ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely Stunning Show
    While it can be rather slow at times, especially in the beginning, this is one of the best-written shows I have ever seen. Everything ties together, and despite the emotional moments you have felt throughout the series, it feels realistic and complete. The finale tied everything together extremely well, and I'm tempted to re-watch it to pick up on the things I missed the first time ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Sneakily Clever !!!!!
    An anime that takes less credits than it actually deserves, percieved by many as sci-fi/ romance or as speculative/social science fiction. While the later is scratching the surface the first description is simply an insult to what it actually is.

    A story that challenges morality and justice as it is commonly percieved. The symbolism is very strong and while the plot directly challenges the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing even comes close
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Loved the feel of it
    This show had just about everything I enjoy in an anime. The world building, character development, and artwork all worked very well together. Though the artwork seemed to taper off a few episodes in (it started off absolutely incredible imo, loved the style), but overall I continued watching because the plot itself was good.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    If I had to describe this series in one word...
    This is the first time I've written a review on here and its one the few times I've even thought of doing it. It takes many words to describe this show but if I had to pick one then i'd go with "mature". If you want a series description then read the "About this show" on crunchy roll. If you want a summary, don't. You only need to make the decision of whether or not you go on this journey. If you ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of the best animes
    Someone on crunchyroll suggested this anime in the comments of Sword Art Online. Wow, was I in for a surprise. I enjoyed SAO (at least the first half) so I came to this anime expecting something similar. This was way, WAY better than I expected. I don't know how I have never heard of this before. It's one of the best animes I've ever seen, if not THE best. I do have an affinity for dystopian ...
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