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Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • Carefully revealed fantasy world
    It's very difficult to talk about why I enjoyed this show so much without mildly spoiling it, so this will come off very vague.

    Shinsekai Yori does very well at slowly revealing its complicated fantasy universe through the eyes and experiences of 5 school kids. It will be slow for some people's taste, and I too, found myself considering dropping it early on. But the sinister vibes, and the ...
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  • Poorly Paced/Overrated
    I must be the only person (judging by the reviews) who did not love this anime. I wanted to, it is beautifully animated and deals with a very unique vision of a dystopia.

    Unfortunately this anime has severe pacing issues. It starts off slow, there is a moment where we begin to see something of the nature of the world... and then it oddly returns to a slice of life format. This show never ...
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  • A borderline masterpiece
    Honestly one of the best anime I've ever seen. Beautiful art, engaging plot, great characterization, awesome music--everything about this show is top-notch (except the animation in eps 4 and 7 but that's forgivable). It's a shame that this anime's so overlooked because it's so good! If I say anymore I'll end up spoiling it, just go watch this show already!
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  • The Beautiful Anti-Sitcom
    The scope of this anime's plot reminds me more than anything of Hornblower or Temeraire, in that it is not overly concerned with any moment in the protagonist's life. This is Saki Watanabe's whole story. When she stops having revelations, time cranks forward to the next phase of her life. Sometimes you just want grab the narrative and say "WAIT tell me MORE" but life just carries on. In that ...
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  • What came first?The chicken or the egg?
    11/10 Would stay up all day and night to watch it again.
    11/10 Would have my mind blown every episode again.

    This anime..... I consider this anime to be the Mozart of anime.
    This anime is easily one of the best ones out there, and like others say, this picture of cute and innocent girls and guys, really doesn't show how this anime is in reality. The anime is dark and very mature, it has very ...
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  • A dark tale of the future
    Thank You Randomizer. Oh look at the title page, look its cutsey, must be slice of life. No. this is one of the most nuanced stories of a post apocalyptic future I have seen. Period. Dig into it a bit before you give up on this one. Watch through to at least the river trip. Theres a lot going on here. Dont do the normal skip past to the title shot, there isnt one and the intros add a lot to the ...
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  • wow what a surprise!
    I watched this anime at a club in my school and didn't really know what I was getting into as I had never heard of it before. I was really surprised at how great this anime actually was. It's an anime that really makes you think and I found that refreshing. It is very dark so be warned if you do not like those kinds of anime, but I find that the darker tone of this anime made it very powerful. ...
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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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  • I was skeptical, but glad I gave it a go!
    I will judge an anime by its cover. I at least gave the synopsis a read and thought 'what the hell' I will give it a try. I must say the synopsis does not give a good glimpse of what the anime is. It's a journey of childhood to adult hood dealing with issues that make your morals shake.
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  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes
    Loved this anime more than any of the ones I watched this year.
    The ending was perfect and it had depth and a great storyline. I loved the animation at times, the backgrounds were really stunning.
    I'm going to have to get my hands on the books now because I seriously need more.
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