Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 21 out of 30 people found this review helpful:
    Promising Look So Far
    I felt this beginning episode layed the foundation for the mystery aspect of this series and future events to be foretold. This is going to be an exciting anime for those who liked Another. Definitely going to be worth watching stay tuned
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Really Resonates with the "Watchstar" Story
    I know that this anime was based on a Japanese light novel, but it strongly resembles the book "Watchstar" by Pamela Sargent (http://amzn.to/SRUqZG) except from a Japanese cultural point of view.

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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Questioning Humanity and the Nature of Power
    One of the things that I really appreciate in the Japanese Manga and Anime markets is the readiness of authors to address the questions of power and how humans react to obtaining it.

    Principally I have seen many shows that want to approach the question of power in combination with a lack of maturity or restrictions by using children (in the Japanese sense of under 20) as the gestalts for that ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Worth Watching Mystery
    I liked the mystery involved, now I have to know how everythng turns out. It delivers an interesting idea and is worth watching. The first episode was a little weak, mainly because it ended just when it was getting good. It's definetly worth a look.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Now THIS is interesting!
    This series has some of the best artwork and animation that I've seen in a long time, combined with an interesting story with great characterization along with great voice acting from newcomer Risa Taneda as well as the ever popular Kana Hanazawa. Shin Sekai Yori is a breath of fresh air for those looking for a truly original series!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Questions and intrigue from this unique series
    If you're a fan of Kino's Journey or Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, this show will captivate you. There's mystery and intrigue that indicates some real depth that very few shows have. Looking forward to more.
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    getting better and better
    This series has the makings to become a masterpiece, IMHO. Look elsewhere if you are looking for ninjas, mecha, or other action genres. Otherwise, watch it!

    Thematically it presents a thoughtful science fiction scenario, presented as a mystery with tragic overtones. A pastoral, seemingly utopian society is gradually revealed as something more complex, and perhaps sinister, by the use of ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Hardcore, Morality Driven Sci-fi
    I am very impressed, thus far. A very interesting story plot, set in a world, not unlike our own, thousand years in the future. It centers around 5 young protagonists’ discovery of their dystopian, telekinesis-based society origins, of their ancestors’ misuse of power and the karmic result, as well as their part to play in humanity’s future.
    My only dislike is an aesthetic one. I do not care ...
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  • 0 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Great start, and slowly worse.
    The three-four first episodes were really interesting, but then it began to fall apart. I got the feeling that all questions from the start were suddenly dropped, and a new story was unfolded. Don't know if I like it. But may follow, because the anime had a reaaally great start, and hopefully it will return to that. (I've seen up to ep 6).
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  • Loving this anime so far!
    The story line sounded boring at first glance but I am sure glad I checked it out anyway. Well written, good artwork, compelling action, good plot and character development, surprising plot twists, I find myself eagerly awaiting each new episode. Two thumbs way up! Minor quibbles would be once in a while, the info comes too fast and furious. Maybe it would have been actually better with more ...
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