Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Make no mistakes, this is no romance, but a psychological thriller.
    Like many others have written, I too was put off by the cover and description, and even the first couple minutes of the anime. Boy was I wrong. Four episodes in and you can see the seeds of darkness as they first begin to grow, and once you've progressed to the current point of the anime (ep 19), those seeds have fully grown. The anime has taken on a terrifyingly dark atmosphere.

    The ...
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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:
    Very interesting and dark at times
    i went into this show kinda not expecting much because i had never really heard anything about it, never seen clips or people mention it. but its rated pretty high on MAL and it was on sale on rightstuf and i noticed it was a 2 cour series so i figured i give it a shot. i gotta say the first opening scene was VERY cool, and then... it shows these kids. it definitely throws you off and takes a ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing science fiction
    If you're looking for an anime with complex themes, watch this. If you're looking for one with interesting stylistic and directorial choices that work most of the time, watch this. If you're looking for an anime that's got tension that drags you from one episode to the next, watch this. This is great animated sf.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    What An Original Work Of Art!
    This is by far the best anime I have ever seen. This is definitely a dramatic anime, with a hint of action, romance, and horror thrown in there, but is not at all comedic in any way. Overall It's a very complete and deep anime. One thing I really like about this anime is that we get to watch these children grow up. I highly recommend this anime and I know it can get a bit slow at parts, but give ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Absolute Masterpiece
    One of the most enthralling anime I've ever seen, and quite possibly the best. I put off watching this for so long because of it's synopsis on every site describing it poorly as a show geared towards young kids, and it's cover isn't very telling. But let me tell you, this is a gripping, adult tale that will take you places.

    This isn't just about kids with telekinesis, this is an incredibly ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    For Mature Audiences
    I don't normally write reviews. In fact, this is my first on CR.
    This anime is just that good.

    HOWEVER! If you are not mature - and I don't mean in the physical sense, but rather a psychological sense... you will probably not enjoy it all. I initially watched this at another site, and for a stretch of episodes the comments contained a fair bit of homophobia (there's a bit of yaoi and yuri - ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastic and genuinely unique.
    An excellent, unusually deep anime that details a human society struggling with it's own evolution, touching on questions on how far is it okay to go to preserve a society and a people's safety, sexual exploration, and exploitation of other cultures. It goes through two or three major changes in tone throughout it's duration, usually as it's protagonists age. It even pulls the unusual trick of ...
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