Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    If you like suspensful, sci-fi thrillers, you'll love this show, probably.
    This show is masterful at bringing suspense. That was my impression every time I watched an episode. Some people complain that the pacing is slow, but for me, my friends, and some of the commentors, the episodes always ended too early. The world this story is set in is deep and wonderful in its own dark way. The moral and ethical dilemmas are fascinating to think about. That's what makes this show ...
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  • Great Dystopia, heavy themes
    Although the cover hides it a bit, this is an upper level anime thematically. The first array of episodes is especially interesting to think about and analyze. If you want an anime that offers plenty of meat for you to chew on with your brain, this is the one. However, it is not for those seeking simple amusement, as the gem of this anime is all in the rhetoric and themes.
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  • From the New World :
    This anime is quite fascinating. From the beginning my expectations were far surpassed through a series of unexpected plot twists and character developments, which made it into something much more enthralling. A brilliant watch. n_n
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    DO NOT LET THE COVER FOOL YOU.
    Ok I'll be honest, the cover for this is quite a bit misleading, of course until I started watching the show and understood how deep and relevant it is towards the show itself. (Which i must say is brilliantly executed)

    I say this because this is not an anime for everyone.

    With that being said heres a quick list of what it is not:

    A shounen
    A slice of life
    A show about ...
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  • Amazingly Different!
    When I first say this promotional poster for this anime show I didn't know what it was all going to be about besides a group of kids but when I watched it I totally didn't expect any of what happened to happen.This series is amazing. A lot of action, sad parts, and cute parts. It comes close to my favorite level of Higurashi which is high up on my anime favorite list.
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  • 4 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Pretty good, but overrated by those who like it.
    Despite the description, this is a very mature and somewhat dark, philosophical show.

    The dystopian (?) future world made me want to watch more to learn what happened. Each episode was laid out well enough to make me want to watch the next.

    The animation itself seemed to change slightly for the worse after the first few episodes, but otherwise the animation was alright and the execution ...
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  • BEST WORK EVER! Amazing
    WORTH IT! ALL OF IT! Well, even though the first episodes were kinda a drag to watch...everything beyond it is just above a normal human mind. I really love the psychological profiles generated for each of the characters. Makes them very special in each of their own way. They all stay memorable throughout the whole serie
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Excellent commentary on humanity
    It is rare that I write a review, but this one warrents one. This anime is aimed at adults and educated people. If you are looking for harem or teen issues, this is not that kind of show Without spoiling it, just give it a try for three episodes. If you are not totally hooked, then you are not into these types of shows. But if you like comments on how humans progress through the ages, then ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great deep story with surprisingly violent tendencies
    I was very pleasantly surprised by this show. It is set in the future where a remnant of humanity all possess psychokinetic powers. The society has dark secrets that eventually come back to bite them. The show follows the lives of Group 1 from youngsters to adulthood and all the difficulties that befall them. It is well worth watching,
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