Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (39)
  • 3
    (10)
  • 2
    (6)
  • 1
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4.7
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  • This is not to be missed
    So on a recommendation I started to watch this anime. I am glad it was recommended otherwise I would have completely overlooked this story
    This story falls into the dystopian genre similar to the book "The Giver".
    What I liked about this series is that it was so well paced that you finished an episode thinking that you were only 10 minutes in. A couple of times I actually checked the time line ...
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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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  • Stunning and Thoughtful
    I watched this show on a complete whim. I was bored, and unsure of what to watch so I clicked the "random" button on Crunchyroll, and was not disappointed when I watched this truly breathtaking show. The main characters are all thoughtfully crafted, with individual strengths, weaknesses and personalities. Other characters such as the monster rats are implemented effectively, and aid the main ...
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  • very good, then too slow
    I was really enjoying this up to episode 8 or so. Then it was too slow in progressing, and some things just started to really annoy me.
    So I gave up.
    One day might get back to this. I feel like I'm being unfair because has lots of 5 star reviews.. but maybe its just me.
    I feel like they teasing me, just hinting at things and it never tells you the full story.
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  • Watch up through episode 4
    I put off watching this show for years because the first three episodes, just left me yawning at the sort of diluted cutesiness. It was necessary for background, but dull as can be.

    However, as soon as I saw ep. 4 I was hooked and binged the rest! 5 out 5 from that point on!!! The only flaws are some pretty blatant plot holes and plot armor. That and of course the extremely boring first three ...
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  • Flipping Greatis what Shinsekai Yori is.
    This was an incredible anime. I just recently finished it, and oh my god was I blown away. The ending was fantastic, and the foreshadowing and build up to that point was superbly done. The animation was great, although not consistent.

    The main character, Saki was very three-dimensional and real along with Squealer, a character that later shows up. Saki was a great lead, and I thoroughly ...
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  • Best anime ever? Prob
    This was so amazing. I wasn't sure about it at first as it was confusing in the beginning. But as the show went on and as the secrets were revealed I found myself quickly falling in love with this show. Absolutely one of the BEST animes ever. Please give it a chance and enjoy yourself through this incredibly well thought out anime. Very much worth the time.
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  • walking into this series
    gotta say i didnt know what to expect, this was pretty good, it gets confusing from the story line to the relationships of the characters, maria- i will always love you, you are my favorite character out of this series, overall this show is a 8/10. you should watch it.
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  • Absolute power corrupts...
    This story is set in a beautifully crafted sci-fi universe, creates engaging characters, with deliberate and professional pacing. This is a show that delves deeply into what is right and wrong. And has the most beautiful expression of Lord Acton's famous quote: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." You will be forced to think about ...
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