Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (34)
  • 3
    (8)
  • 2
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  • 1
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4.6
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183 votes
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Brilliant, well written, stylistically strong
    Deep storyline, real and believable (and human) characters, strong emotional and philosophical themes mixed with a post-human setting. I found it extremely compelling graphically, as well. The style is simple but it's used in a meaningful way, and they do a lot of interesting things with colour and negative space.
    The style and the story really help each other out, they're both sort of bleak and ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    mature but teen appropriated anime
    first let be clear when i say mature there is no nudity it just very mature in how they talk and the themes most kids this would be over their head that is all. the only reason this is getting four stars is because the anime is really slow when you start oh but when it does. it truly is a great one to watch. i suggest for older teens in high school or adults. it is violent at times but it makes ...
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  • exciting, creative, unexpecting but a little sad
    I love the idea of the anime, its a lot different then other animes, where actual bad things happen to people instead of the impossible happening and everyone lives happily ever after. Its just such a good show
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  • Easily one of the best anime's of Winter 2012/2013
    I don't want to spoil it for anyone but believe me when I say that this one, this one will have you hooked. Yes, yes it starts off a bit slow but keep at it. By episode three or four the story begins to unfold and shit really starts to hit the fan. I wish it hadn't ended at only 25 episodes but man did they end it wonderfully.
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  • Spectacular and Worth Watching
    What really grabbed me about this show was the first few moments of episode one. After that, I was hooked and wanted to know more about this world and all the characters in it. Things progress relatively quickly, as you learn more about the world from the character's perspective. Season 2, however, is where things get great. Where the first season set up a great world and characters to care about, ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Amazing Piece of Work
    I'd like to agree with reviewer mipegg regarding the poor marketing for SSY. In no way does the "poster" or description hint to the well layered psychological drama that is Shin Sekai Yori. You think it's cute school kids with powers. I'm sure people who were expecting some light fanciful anime felt let down in the first few episodes and stopped watching. Mores the pity.

    Shin Sekai Yori is ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    This show has so much swag
    You watch this right now, God damn it. The animation and story are amazing, and the ending doesn't even make me buttmad like most anime does. The characters are well developed and I can't even think of a single plot hole that wasn't addressed later on. Watch it.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    From the New World concentrates on psychological and sociological themes to tell a dark story that doesn't show its true colors until the very end.
    This fantasy-horror-dark-mystery-drama-action series was one of the best series of Fall 2012-to-Spring 2013 (probably second behind Psycho-Pass). This has been one of the best work which I have seen from A-1 Pictures. I want to point out the immense amount of detail that was put into the animation sequences and artistic material. The animation for the second ending sequence its simply ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Shows like this are why I watch anime.
    This was anime of the year for me - nothing else has come close in comparison. Like other reviewers, I must ask that one not be dissuaded by the description and cover art, which could give the impression of a more immature show - This could not be further from the truth! This anime is a mature, thought provoking, and philosophical, set in a world of grey morality.

    The pacing is typically ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Way more than I ever thought I would imagine!!
    When I first started watching this anime, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. It seemed kind of similar to others I had seen--they live in a future world, have telekinetic powers, etc.--but it turned out to be so much more than that.

    It is a dark, mature anime with an amazing storyline. The world and culture which the characters live in is so multifaceted that it is easy to imagine it ...
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