Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    From the New World - Amazing
    This story has so much meaning behind every little thing. There is so much darkness and sadness in each episode, yet you feel so much hope for each character. I love how much they grow and change through out the series. This is a mind blowing show and I recommend it for older individuals who can appreciate the deeper meanings. Its a story that will stick with you.
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful, Deep, Thought-provoking, Memorable.
    Amongst many other anime I've been watching recently, Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World) is memorable in the most unique of ways - it goes from portraying pure aesthetic, to a critique on society in many ways. This anime adaptation of Yusuke Kishi's novel is great - utilising aesthetics to portray a highly creative view of the future, unique from any I've seen. Characters are real in ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Hits you right in the feels
    This anime is amazing. It starts off slow and lures you in with some slice-of-life esque episodes. Occasionally there might be something that seems weird, but this is a show about kids learning to use their telekinetic powers so maybe it's only strange from your point of view. As the story progresses and develops you realize that you were right, there is something profundly disturbing about this ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Very provoking anime
    It has been a while since I have watched an anime that made me step back and think about things; about how we treat the world and others in it. In the beginning of this anime I felt the vibe that it was going to be dark and twisted (Monster, When Sea Gulls Cry, Higurashi are some of the animes that I thought it was going to be similiar to), but by the end I find that it was more truly a piece of ...
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