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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: 8.551 (scored by 76875 users)
Ranked: #822
Popularity: #119
Members: 184,175
Favorites: 7,224
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Watanabe, Saki
Watanabe, Saki
Main
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya
Taneda, Risa
Japanese
Taneda, Risa
Asahina, Satoru
Asahina, Satoru
Main
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuuki
Tojo, Kanako
Japanese
Tojo, Kanako
...
Akizuki, Maria
Akizuki, Maria
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Aonuma, Shun
Aonuma, Shun
Main
Toudou, Mai
Japanese
Toudou, Mai
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese
Murase, Ayumu

Staff

Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Producer
Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Season of New Leaves
Wakaba no Kisetsu (若葉の季節)
Sep 29, 2012
2 The Vanishing Children
Kieyuku Kora (消えゆく子ら)
Oct 6, 2012
3 The False Minoshiro
Minoshiro Modoki (ミノシロモドキ)
Oct 13, 2012
4 Bloody History
Chinurareta Rekishi (血塗られた歴史)
Oct 20, 2012
5 Pursuit on a Hot Night
Toubou no Nettaiya (逃亡の熱帯夜)
Oct 27, 2012

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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Avirockstar
Jul 3, 2013 3:46 AM
“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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Decoys
Feb 21, 2014 7:14 PM
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.

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TheIMF
Mar 23, 2013 2:44 PM
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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Veronin
Mar 26, 2013 4:58 AM
In recent years, many series have found success by centering themselves upon flagrant fanservice and fast-paced action. Shinsekai Yori, however, is the antithesis of this trend.

Before beginning the series, you should be warned— Shinsekai Yori is not a light watch. This is not the kind of anime that will provide laughter and cheap entertainment. It is an anime that requires the viewer to think and analyze in order to fully enjoy the story. As a result it can be a difficult show for some viewers to get into, but what it provides instead is an experience with far more weight and meaning.

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