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:
    This is One of the Best Anime I Have Ever Seen
    Even if it dose not market itself well, I am still surprised people are not talking about this. It ended really well, and never felt like something I have seen before. This story has a lot of depth, told through deep characters. It was dark, poetic, and addicting. The kids are not cute, they seem like real people, responding to a horrible world.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great deep story with surprisingly violent tendencies
    I was very pleasantly surprised by this show. It is set in the future where a remnant of humanity all possess psychokinetic powers. The society has dark secrets that eventually come back to bite them. The show follows the lives of Group 1 from youngsters to adulthood and all the difficulties that befall them. It is well worth watching,
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    If you like suspensful, sci-fi thrillers, you'll love this show, probably.
    This show is masterful at bringing suspense. That was my impression every time I watched an episode. Some people complain that the pacing is slow, but for me, my friends, and some of the commentors, the episodes always ended too early. The world this story is set in is deep and wonderful in its own dark way. The moral and ethical dilemmas are fascinating to think about. That's what makes this show ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Excellent Mirror Anime
    Before I get to the meat of my review, let me get the basics out of the way. The animation is great, - especially the backgrounds. There is a lot of detail work here that pays off in a big way.

    The character development is better than average. While the characters do change a little as they get older (This series jumps forward in time after each major event so the characters go from ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Shink Sekai Yori is amazing
    Really, though, don't let the cover fool you. This is an intriguing story, with well-developed characters, and a plot that will keep you thirsting for more after every episode. It has a lot of dark themes as well as social/political commentary (some subtle, some not so much). Definitely a must see, and one of the best Animes of the season.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Amazing Piece of Work
    I'd like to agree with reviewer mipegg regarding the poor marketing for SSY. In no way does the "poster" or description hint to the well layered psychological drama that is Shin Sekai Yori. You think it's cute school kids with powers. I'm sure people who were expecting some light fanciful anime felt let down in the first few episodes and stopped watching. Mores the pity.

    Shin Sekai Yori is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Shows like this are why I watch anime.
    This was anime of the year for me - nothing else has come close in comparison. Like other reviewers, I must ask that one not be dissuaded by the description and cover art, which could give the impression of a more immature show - This could not be further from the truth! This anime is a mature, thought provoking, and philosophical, set in a world of grey morality.

    The pacing is typically ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Way more than I ever thought I would imagine!!
    When I first started watching this anime, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. It seemed kind of similar to others I had seen--they live in a future world, have telekinetic powers, etc.--but it turned out to be so much more than that.

    It is a dark, mature anime with an amazing storyline. The world and culture which the characters live in is so multifaceted that it is easy to imagine it ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Anime of the Year!!!
    A timeless story, from another world, a struggle of power, fear, love, justice, and pride. The anime starts out slowly, introducing small things first but important to the story, then it advances to rather fast paced and sometimes a little bit rushed (may confuse the audience sometimes) because of time skip, etc, but the plot is completely covered thorough the whole story. if you didn't understand ...
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