Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • Great Anime With Complex Underlying Themes...
    This anime lures you in, perhaps a little slowly, and leaves you with deep feelings about the show. The concept art, animation(in general), and philosophical themes are all fantastic. The story is interesting and complex. Although I very much liked the animation, there are points where it is a little oversimplified. The story is very psychological and has themes of tragedy.
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  • A masterpiece that puts a bitter yet sweet taste in your mouth
    Can't believe I just discovered this. For a story revolving around a dystopian society, this show executes it with darkness, grace, and intrigue. What is power? While it is easy to say that all should be equal, what happens if you are the one inheriting with an overwhelming power unimaginable to anyone? How do you control this power? How do you treat those around you without this power? This show ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    For Mature Audiences
    I don't normally write reviews. In fact, this is my first on CR.
    This anime is just that good.

    HOWEVER! If you are not mature - and I don't mean in the physical sense, but rather a psychological sense... you will probably not enjoy it all. I initially watched this at another site, and for a stretch of episodes the comments contained a fair bit of homophobia (there's a bit of yaoi and yuri - ...
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  • A thought provoking and emotional affective anime.
    I was lost for this first few minutes of the first episode, but as I watched it, I was immersed into it and began feeling for the main characters and the background (future Japan). The last episodes became more emotional and terrifying until the end where all the loose ends are cleared up.

    If you like mysteries and some adventure, with a bit of horror added, watch this anime.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastic and genuinely unique.
    An excellent, unusually deep anime that details a human society struggling with it's own evolution, touching on questions on how far is it okay to go to preserve a society and a people's safety, sexual exploration, and exploitation of other cultures. It goes through two or three major changes in tone throughout it's duration, usually as it's protagonists age. It even pulls the unusual trick of ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    You will love it! I guarantee
    It isn't often that an anime captivates me as much as this one has. I'm sick of animes that have no background and are rather flat in terms of plot development. It was amazing to see the amount of detail that went into this show and I absolutely love it. It's rather tragic though, but that's what kept me interested.
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  • OMG one of the best animes
    OMG one of the best animes I've seen in a while! no joke i couldn't stop watching it. left cliffhangers every episode. this anime has a mix of horror, action, mystery, and fantasy all in one. you get attached to all the characters. great story progression.
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  • Don't judge by cover
    This is one serious tale... and very likely the anime I recommend the most because I feel like it should be a much bigger deal.
    This is an interesting multi-life-stage anime that sets itself up wonderfully for a suspenseful end. I seriously didn't know what I was getting into when I started watching Shin Sekai Yori... I started s little late during it's simulcast, and marathon'd the first few ...
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  • 0 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    I have problems with this...
    Minor Spoiler alert!
    The show is split into 3 time periods, each with its own'arc', but despite promise, the show never managed to tie those threads together into any cohesive main story. The characters change a huge amount in these skips, and so I never really felt like I got to know them. It got off to a hopeful start, being a mystery/ psychological anime, but unfortunately they info dumped all ...
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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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