Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • Blew me away. Tragic and unexpected
    I came into this show not really knowing what it was about; just picked it up on a whim. And let me tell you, this is one of the best shows I've ever seen. There's so much depth with the characters and its great to see them develop throughout the series. Would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good mystery, supernatural themed anime. 5/5 from me.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely Stunning Show
    While it can be rather slow at times, especially in the beginning, this is one of the best-written shows I have ever seen. Everything ties together, and despite the emotional moments you have felt throughout the series, it feels realistic and complete. The finale tied everything together extremely well, and I'm tempted to re-watch it to pick up on the things I missed the first time ...
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  • A Mature and Satisfying Story
    This is is really what more Anime should aspire to be. It's a thoughtful tale that handles it's story in a mature way. It deals with heavy themes like Power, Control, Loss, Loneliness, and everything else that comes with growing up. To be truthful this story made me genuinely sad. Not sad in the way you get sad when Mufasa dies or Bambi's mother dies. Sad in a very deep way. It's a sadness ...
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  • Amazing show! If you're looking for a sci fi with deep socia and philosophical context, check it out!
    Totally recommend it!!! I enjoyed this show from beginning to end. The first 2 episodes start a little slow but then it takes good pace and never stops until the end. Handles great story and character development as well as deep themes such as racism, eugenics.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Sneakily Clever !!!!!
    An anime that takes less credits than it actually deserves, percieved by many as sci-fi/ romance or as speculative/social science fiction. While the later is scratching the surface the first description is simply an insult to what it actually is.

    A story that challenges morality and justice as it is commonly percieved. The symbolism is very strong and while the plot directly challenges the ...
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  • It is a Masterpiece - One of the best shows I've ever seen
    I just finished it and I absolutely think it is a masterpiece. One of the best anime I've ever seen. I didn't expect that before watching it. I thought it was a Harry-Porter-like story with a bunch of kids who wield magic and go through their magical adventure. But indeed, it's totally different. The elements in the story, the plot, society, values, sexuality are just mind boggling, yet ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing even comes close
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  • Wow, do yourself a favor and stick around...
    I'm not very good at doing reviews or anything, but this is for anyone browsing reviews or comments before really deciding to start watching the show; do yourselves a favor and stick with it until sveral episodes deep. This was another one of those animes that I would just scroll past as I was looking for new shows to watch, I don't even know how long i've been skipping this one.

    I'm seriously ...
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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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