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Shinsekai yori

Shinsekai yori

Alternative Titles

English: From the New World
Synonyms: Shin Sekai yori
Japanese: 新世界より

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2012 to Mar 23, 2013
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.531 (scored by 66962 users)
Ranked: #972
Popularity: #124
Members: 159,463
Favorites: 6,103
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

A millennium from now, in Japan, exists a utopia. The protagonist, Saki Watanabe, lives in an idyllic village barred from the outside world. Her world is ruled by the people who possess the "gods' power" of psychokinesis. After finally obtaining her own powers, Saki enters the Zenjin Academy to train along with five other children: Satoru Asahina, Maria Akizuki, Mamoru Itou, Shun Aonuma, and Reiko Amano.

Not all is as it seems, however. In this utopian village, strange rumors about a monstrous cat that abducts children circulate, and students are said to disappear from the academy. The world and its history are much darker than they appear and humanity is on the verge of collapsing.

(Source: TV Tropes, edited)

More Episodes Episodes

Episodes  25 / 25
Aired  Sep 29, 2012 to Mar 23, 2013
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shinsekai yori

Characters & Voice Actors

Akizuki, Maria
Akizuki, Maria
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Aonuma, Shun
Aonuma, Shun
Main
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
Toudou, Mai
Japanese
Toudou, Mai
...
Asahina, Satoru
Asahina, Satoru
Main
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuuki
...
Itou, Mamoru
Itou, Mamoru
Main
Kudou, Haruka
Japanese
Kudou, Haruka
Takagi, Motoki
Japanese
Takagi, Motoki
...

Staff

Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jan 7, 2015
eImpulse
Fear, Loss, Hope and Betrayal. Desire, Strength, Lies, and Perfection. If only Shinsekai Yori could be described with just these few words. You rarely see an anime that blends the Story, Art, Sound, and the growth of Characters so fluently. Its not simple to achieve this level of artistry. As a result, it’s not a simple story to watch. Your constantly given questions till the very end. However this makes the anime incredibly enjoyable to watch. It feels as though your brought closer into the story because of it. This Dark masterpiece questions humanities desires, darkens the line that separates Children form Adults, and presents read more
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Feb 21, 2014
Decoys
Rewind back to the dawn of fall 2012, you are looking at the fall 2012 anime chart, and you pick probably 5-7 anime you are going to watch. But, I can promise that the majority of you, as did I, most likely did not have Shinsekai Yori as a pick. During midst of 2013 I looked at Shinsekai Yori, the promotional picture did not catch my eye and the premises did not spark my interests. However, I did give it a shot and after finishing the anime I can promise that it is truly a spectacle, a diamond in the ruff.

The story takes place in read more
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Mar 23, 2013
TheIMF
Shinsekai yori is truly a great series. I've been wanting to write this review for a long time but I decided to wait until the series finished to do so as to write an accurate and coherent review as possible. After 6 months and 25 wonderful episodes, here it is. I will do my best to keep this review spoiler free.

Adapted of the novel by Kishi Yūsuke, Shinsekai Yori tells a story of a civilisation set one thousand years in the future. Mankind has evolved into beings capable of a obscure power known as "Juryoku" or Cantus, a powerful psychic power that makes the read more
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Jul 3, 2013
Avirockstar
“We ultimately fear what spawns from within us.”

Shinsekai Yori was that show where I could sit in awe watching the director roll out things one after the other making it look so very effortless. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't bat an eye if the writer actually happens to be from the future because his description of the ‘New World’ is not only persuasive but also connected.

The story is set in the future [1000 years from now] where mankind has created themselves an utopia, though the events are restricted to only Japan. It follows the students of a certain batch in a certain school read more
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Recommendations

In essence, both are about flawed systems and their consequences. The *major* differences being in the anime's execution (cyber punk/advanced technology vs folklore/village life), style and flow. Heck, the main female characters are very similar as well.
A coming of age story about romance and opening their eyes to the world they live in. Changes and Growing up, truths and lies. They both have this supernatural feel to it, but Shinsekai Yori definitely has a darker edge.
Both Shiki & Shinsekai yori are shows that can be described as a slow burn, never fully giving anything way and thus require a lot of patience. Your patience will in turn be rewarded, as both shows come to a thrilling conclusion.

Do not watch either if you lack patience. and an open mind.
They share a similar eerie mood and atmosphere.
The stories focus around characters from a village that has a deep dark secret, not to mention members of the village have special powers. The art style is similar and has a Gothic art scheme going.
Both anime involve themes of censorship, war, and morality. Both anime have a huge plot twist and similar execution.

Opening Theme

"Yuki ni Saku Hana (雪に咲く花)" by Maria Akizuki (Kana Hanazawa) (ep 16)

Ending Theme

#1: "Wareta Ringo (割れたリンゴ)" by Saki Watanabe (Risa Taneda) (eps 1-16)
#2: "Yuki ni Saku Hana (雪に咲く花)" by Maria Akizuki (Kana Hanazawa) (eps 17-24)

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