Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.7
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    from a new world indead a dark new world
    ok so i was waiting to do a review but after 19 episodes i can tell you this is one of the deepest darkest and most intense shows i have ever seen anime or not..this anime is one of the most intriguing and suspenseful shows i have seen after 3 episodes i was hooked and find myself watching the count down for the next episode ..the story takes place in the near future and fallows the life of 5 ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    This Anime is Intense
    I put this anime off for a long time simply because when I looked at the picture and read the description it seemed like it was going to be more like a "magic girls" kind of experience.

    This is definitely not the case.

    I finally got sucked into this last week. I finished all 19 episodes in one day. I loved it. I couldn't stop. It was so emotionally engaging. The characters became real and ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Make no mistakes, this is no romance, but a psychological thriller.
    Like many others have written, I too was put off by the cover and description, and even the first couple minutes of the anime. Boy was I wrong. Four episodes in and you can see the seeds of darkness as they first begin to grow, and once you've progressed to the current point of the anime (ep 19), those seeds have fully grown. The anime has taken on a terrifyingly dark atmosphere.

    The ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Utopia at first glance, dystopia under the covers
    This is quickly becoming one of my favorite animes, probably because I am a literary nerd who loves books like Brave New World and LeGuin's The Dispossessed. I'd call this a mix between the two, although Shin Sekai Yori definitely has some unique elements. I am anxious to see the end; most dystopian literature doesn't end happy-go-lucky. The characters are much more lovable than a Winston or a ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Simply AMAZING!!!!!!
    Breathtaking scenes, amazing characters, Shin Sekai Yori is one of the best anime i've seen in years. Not only does it keep changing and literally keep you balanced at the edge of your seat but so many things happen in this anime that you would never believe. This is truly one of the rare best anime's out there, and i truly believe it will continue to knock your socks off till the very end.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    I only review my favs! ;)
    A really great anime. The cover is pretty deceiving with a just bunch of kids smiling..sure they start out as kids and there may be some romance but its a hardcore mystery with plenty of action. So far its got an awesome story with some strong characters. I love the whole idea of their "power" and they future they live in.
    I sort of wish I hadn't discovered this series yet though, because I would ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Although incomplete right now, so far is one of the best shows I've ever seen.
    For people who haven't seen any of this yet...
    I would say the first episodes start off pretty slowly, with nothing actively going on to drag you into the story. Like in many shows, the beginning just kind of sets you up for the rest of the story. I think it's kind of like a snowball effect with this show. As you continue watching, the anxiety of what may happen next gets more and more intense. I ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not for kids, A dark take on mankinds future
    This show is a brilliantly written and beautifully portrayed story of a futuristic utopian society. In which every human can use 'power', a kind of telekinesis that is used in every day life and is considered a gift from spirits.

    The story follows the lives of 5, 12yr old students and follows them through to adulthood, in the rural town of Kamisu 66, and the trials and dilemmas they face ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    "From the New World" creates a new world
    I'd say one of the most satisfying things about this anime is that it sets up the rules for the world its going to work in, and then sticks by them relatively well. Most sci-fi anime build the world as the story goes along so that by the end of the series they are still adding rules about how the world the story takes place in. This show makes a number guidelines within the first few episodes, ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Has to be my fav all time
    This anime has its unique blend of tastes. I have been impressed at the first sight, when I heard Symphony No. 9, in E Minor echoing for kids going home. With the background of Chinese-painting hills and houses, silhouetted by the falling sun, the scene is simply beautiful, and one does not always have a chance to see such detailed/incredible planning in an anime. The show is very special. ...
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