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From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori)

What is it?

The 2012 anime (animated) television show From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori) that was based on the book From The New World by Yusuke Kishi.

Shinsekai Yori – Theatrical Trailer (Fanmade)

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime (animated) TV show:

Following a sudden outbreak of psychokinesis in 0.1% of the population, a rapid transformation swept the world.

The godlike ability to manipulate matter remotely turned many power wielders to violence, inciting a long period of upheaval.

Finally, after a chaotic era shaped by the rise and fall of oppressive regimes, the psychic humans were able to achieve a fragile peace by isolating their society, creating a new world bound by complex rules.

In the town of Kamisu 66, 12-year-old Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her powers and is relieved to rejoin her friends—the mischievous Satoru Asahina, the shy Mamoru Itou, the cheerful Maria Akizuki, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy whom Saki admires—at Sage Academy, a special school for psychics.

However, unease looms as Saki begins to question the fate of those unable to awaken to their powers, and the children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children.

Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia.

Accepting these roles, however, might not come easy when faced with the dark and shocking truths of society, and the impending havoc born from the new world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

From The New World Trailer

What do I like about it and what might other people like about it?

I like how this anime surprised me because I had never heard of it before, and I knew nothing about it.

I did not really like some aspects of the animation, but it was better than I had expected after the first few episodes.

I like how they handled the villains and protagonists in a different way than usual.

The Real Monsters of Shinsekai Yori / From the New World

My Thoughts

I was not a fan of the first few episodes, but the show picks up after that.

Most episodes after that end in cliffhangers that make you want to keep watching.

Unfortunately, this show jumps around in time sometimes leaving gaps, plot holes, and super unexplained details leaving you lost & just having to accept whatever few things that were said about certain things.

The very end was weak and rushed and disappointing to me.

Even with those flaws hurting this show from being better than it could have been, it still managed to surprise me.

The character Squealer (Yakomaru) was a standout character for me who is now among my favorite characters in a certain category that I can not name to avoid spoilers.

This show was a bit religious, paranormal, supernatural, natural, political, cultural, social, and philosophical surprisingly even though some parts of the animation style do not look like it fits these themes.

Shinsekai Yori (From the New World) | GR Anime Review

The end,

  • John Jr

2 replies on “From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori)”

Hello The Otaku Judge,

Interesting, if the manga starts like the anime then I do not blame you, I think that the early start of this anime ended up hurting it later on because they skipped details and had to rush later and the beginning can cause people to give up on it early.

I would recommend giving it a try after getting past the first several episode.

Thank you for commenting,
-John Jr

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