Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • You don't see 'em like this everyday!
    Brilliant!
    This is that rarest of commodities, a show that makes you think.
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  • Unique, Original, Moving, Mind-blowing, A "Must Watch"!
    At first I wasn't so sure about this anime. I was extremely lost during the first five episodes, the only reason why I kept watching was because of the animation. I am SO glad I didn't give this one up!

    I think the best thing about this anime is it's story. It has an amazing original plot that twists and turns, it was so much fun to watch it unravel! One minuet you think the anime is about one ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Very Disturbing, Quite Unforgettable
    From the first episode, this anime pulled me in but I actually had to stop watching it (for about a month) after a couple of episodes because I was so disturbed and scared (yes, scared). But I know that once the feeling goes away and I get over the dread, I will watch the succeeding episodes, and I did. This is the first anime to do that to me. It is very psychological and inspires both dread and ...
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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Like A Wave This Show Has High Clefts And Low Troughs Due To A Divisive Plot
    It's hard really to put into words how I felt about this series and I believe that is its strongest suit. The story feels ephemeral and dream like while dealing with very dark themes. Looking at the poster as I write this makes me realize that this anime didn't turn out any way that I thought it would and that could be seen as a good or bad thing. The problem is you really can't tell if you like ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    misclassified, mislabeled, and extremely deep.
    a dark and philosophical journey that pulls no punches and is filled with complex three-dimensional characters. No 'simple' villains, even in the most obvious places, and decisions that you root for -at the time- often come back to haunt you as their realistic aftershocks return.

    Most anime that begins with a child protagonist takes the stand that those children are the wisest people in the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely Amazing!!
    Most anime's I watch I go to the 15 minute mark on the first episode and say that's that or I'll watch to the end and be like that was okay. This one was neither. This one I watched to the end, re-watched it, pooped my pants twice, and said this is the best anime ever. The main reason for that is the amazing character progression as it spreads over a span of multiple years instead of the anime ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A little part of me died.
    Many animes draw you in with superb action and plot, but after it is over you just pick up another anime to watch. This anime make me think profoundly about many things. Shin sekai yori was an depressing anime because it presents a terribly sad story in a cheerful way. I was hurt from watching this anime, and I guess a part of my innocence died as a result.

    Nonetheless, a great anime but not ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastic Anime All Around
    This anime is incredibly impressive. I have never watched an anime that ended as well as this one does, in that it doesn't leave anything hanging in the story while leaving enough to the imagination to keep it interesting. It lived up to my expectations completely. I honestly can't come up with something about it that I don't like. It draws you in right away, uses great foreshadowing and hinting ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    One Of The Season's Best
    You're missing out if you don't watch this series. It's a very good story, with very good characters and an exquisite ending. If you want something that breaks the shallow moe direction that's gripping anime and you want something with depth, action, and story, then you want to watch this series.
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Deep, Dark and slow, but worth the effort.
    From The New World asks the question: how much would you sacrifice for the security of yourself, your family, your friends, and ultimately for your way of life. It sets that question in a far-future world, and provides a context that make answering that question extremely difficult, so we have no choice but to follow along with the characters and wonder. This series is written very tightly; ...
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