Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • Incredible series and novel
    This anime/novel is years before its time. Very thought provoking series. If you like the Ender's Game series, I feel that Shin Sekai Yori has a similar feel to it. Well worth your time, you'll feel enlightened after watching. After watching this series I went out and bought it on dvd, so I could show all my friends. Slow start but incredible all the way through!
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  • This Anime Died For Our Sins
    I feell ike I'm the only person who has ever seen this. This is the anime we need but didn't deserve.

    It's an anime that is mature, human, and intriguing. The characters are all multi-dimensional and we see them develop over the course of their lives. Every character acts out of their own realistic motivations and it's never clear who is really in the right.

    This show is a dystopian show, ...
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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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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    I watched 12 episodes because so many people said this was the Anime to watch.
    I just don't get why people have said that.
    Good
    ~ It has a unique story
    ~ It has good voice acting
    ~ The animation style was good at the beginning
    ~ They weren't generic characters
    ~ The character designs were good
    ~ The ending song was pleasant
    Bad
    ~ I was bored most of the time
    ~ It keeps getting darker and darker and I feel like I will hate the ending since it is so dark ...
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  • 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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  • One of the Best things you will ever watch.
    I just finished the series, and after watching hundreds of anime, I have to say this is one of the best ever. There are no words that can explain it, it has left me speechless. Artwork, music, but especially the STORY. Just.... watch it and you will understand.
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  • Stick Through The First 8 Episodes
    When you first begin watching this anime, you will be extremely confused and slightly uncomfortable, and around episode 4, you'll probably want to give up, having no logical grasp on what is happening. Stick through it. There is a reason for this.

    The true masterpiece of this anime is that, much like with black and white films from the 20th century, you as a viewer are not omniscient, and in ...
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  • A very provacative anime.
    It was a very good anime. Tho is was also one of the most depressing anime I have watched. It was a mind f***. Something you have to set and think about after the show is over. So many topics are covered that in many ways are applicable to these days, not necessarily a 1000 years from now where it takes place.
    You feel for these characters and their fates. Much like a lot of us had with Clannad ...
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  • Incredible experience
    I really, really loved this show and will likely watch it many times from now. I'm generally pretty picky with anime but I wanted to watch Shin Sekai Yori for a while because I had heard great things about it, and I was not disappointed. I love the world building elements of this story and the fact that it has such an expansive timeline. It is a very thought-provoking anime and the artwork is ...
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  • Chilling and Mysterious
    If you're looking for a prodigious psychological horror, go no further. This is it. What makes it dark isn't the exploding creatures (there's quite a bit of blood), it's the suspense you get trying to figure out what the heck the plot is about. Who is the real murderer in the series? What exactly is being justified in this series?
    There are a few love scenes (guys kissing guys, girls kissing ...
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