future utopian/dystopian setting where the question is whether the sacrifices made to personal freedom are really worth the peaceful lifestyle, plus the main character must decide how to deal with the cracks in the system
Psychological horror type anime set in a seemingly utopian future. However, that "utopia" turns out to be tragically flawed, and the unusually collected heroine is caught in the middle of everything wrong with her society.
These animes are miles apart in terms of universe and atmosphere, but they share similar themes comon to stories set in dystopian speculative futures. Also, they both feature a female lead valued for her exceptional resilience.
We are presented a seemingly utopian society in which everyday hardships seem to be a thing of the past. Clearly, this society is far from perfect and holds some dark secrets. As the mystery unravels, the pitfalls of the supposedly perfect society are explored in frightening detail. Dystopian fiction at its finest.
Unsettling psychological stories set in the future. The female lead is a discontented participant in her society, but she accepts it, rather than try to change it. Their governments/leaders keep a terrible secret, and monitor and tightly control citizens' behavior in an attempt to create a utopia. Deviants are eliminated.
The similarities aren't immediately apparent due to the differences in delivery, and I certainly didn't see them at first. After all, one is a cyberpunk crime show, and the other is a coming-of-age story set in a countryside village. However, as the plots unravel, the similarities become more and more apparent. Both are dystopian tales about flawed systems; both deal with the theme of removing threats before they exist, and both delve heavily into human nature and society. The main female leads are also incredibly similar due to their strength and resilience. Both are prime examples of psychological anime, and if you like one, then you're sure to like the other! read more
A world that at first sight might seem an utopia, but turns out to be built at such a cost that it is questionable whether it is actually worth it. I would recommend both to anyone interested in dystopian stories.
The main difference between the stories (apart from the world they're in) is the pacing. While Psycho Pass drops you off in the middle of the story Shinsekai Yori slowly eases you into the story and lets you grow accustomed to the world first.
-the setting seems to at first be a peaceful and good world but as the shows go on it is revieled that the worlds are built on questionable morals
-psycho pass has more action/shinsekai yore is more calm
-characters age (psychopass's characters are older)
-antagonist (in psychopass, other then the dystopian society, there is also a human antagonist/in shinsekai yori the antagonist is only the dystopian society)
Shows that present dystopian societies in the future, where moral values are suppressed in favor of maintaining peace and order within the society. The line between right and wrong is very ambiguous. Viewers may strongly sympathize with the antagonists, who may have legitimate reasons to revolt against the authority.
Both refer to an ideal for human society, demonstrating how humans always strive to find a world that they believe best for them. The values aren't agreed upon by everyone though, and a group of protagonists' thinking break outside of the box they're being enclosed in. Very thought-provoking.
Both of these anime are modern representations of classic 20th-century dystopian satires: Psycho-Pass is comparable to the 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, and Shinsekai yori is comparable to the 1932 novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. As such, these stories caution humanity of the consequences of extreme and unchecked advances in science and technology. They show how the unrestricted indulgence of and reliance on the futuristic systems can negatively impact society, and even humanity itself. This includes the subsequent suffering of the individuals who desperately try to oppose/conform to said systems.
-the responsible female protagonist has to come to terms with and enforce the Utopia/Dystopia that she resides in, in the process shaping her morales and becoming very strong and capable.
-strict observation of psychological health of citizens
-allusions to psychological works and conditions
-lots of death and dying, and obviously tragedy as well.
-and the questioning of the morality of death punishment
-there was a team of five--and more similarities but I don't want to make this a spoiler.
-homosexual relationships in the team
Of course, one has a brilliant twisted villain, the other has [i wont spoil it].
One is tron-like, the other is traditional/villagey.
The team dynamics in each are completely different. read more
Both deal with the protagonist finding out the hidden nature of their 'perfect world'. This causes them to go through many near death experiences. On the way some friends die, as result of the sybil system or the ethics committee covering up evidence. In the end both have to learn to deal with the fact that is how society is currently but hope for change in the future.
Psycho pass is set in a somewhat more futuristic world than today.
Shin sekai yori, although 1000 or so into the future, do not rely on technology and have no 'concrete buildings'.
In Psycho pass, the Denominators give them power.
In Shin sekai yori, human have psycho kinesis (something along those lines)
Both shows settings are in a futuristic utopia where people get killed for having the potential to do harm even if they've done nothing wrong. Psycho-pass is more of law enforcement type thriller where as shinsekai yori has more of a darker mood than that. Two of my favorite shows for sure!
They're both about future controlled societies whose maintainers have great fear that they could be destroyed by any one person. Hence, they zealously dispose of people who have any chance of causing trouble. The main character in each is thrown into a crisis, despite being inexperienced.
Both anime are about dystopian societies that base their legal system on the risk of committing a crime and extensive information control with the intention of preventing people from learning things that could risk the order of society. In both anime, the government is shown to have reason to act the way they do, but it never really is fully justified. Finally, the weaknesses of both societies are exploited to great harm to the population.
Both animes try to explain how the world could be with other conditions and show us how dark could be our own mind to reach the peace in society. Saki and Tsunemori (main characters) are so similar.
*sorry for my bad English*
Dystopian societies where moral is neglected by the system to protect an inhuman peace. Both stories are almost prophetic - one in Evolution and one in Cyberization. Main female leads have identical state of mind, potential, and development. Similar endings. Brilliant stories that can make you pant in shock and excitement while at the same time promoting critical thinking with credible arguments from all sides involved.
Both anime events take place at the future, while in Shinsekai Yori it is more distant future and it has more mystery, but in Psycho-Pass it is a lot more of semi-perfect technology. Akane and Saki discover some not nice secrets about the system and learning the flaws they are making a choice if they should support the system or not. These two have very common feeling and the atmosphere.
The similarities between those 2 shows are basically impossible to miss, hence a recommendation is obvious, especially considering the equally high quality.
Personally i found Psycho-Pass´s thriller storyline to be a bit more polished and clean, while
Shinsekai Yori feels far richer in imagery and symbolism.
Both anime are about perfect societies that were formed based on chaos formed by humanity, but it seems as if the perfect society that is so highly praised has dark secrets and isn't as perfect as it seems.....
An utopia and perfect system, which reigns the whole society and has no flaws is the setting for both series. Well, that's what you might think when you see it for the first time. Because later in the series you find out that these seeming "perfect systems" are actually flawed and far from being perfect. In both series, the governments keep a terrible secret from everyone. Saki and Akane, the main heroines, are taught about the flaws and have to decide how to deal with them.
Even though both series are set in the future, they have a very different style (futuristic setting in Psycho-Pass/village life in Shinsekai yori).
If you liked Shinsekai yori, I would definitely recommend you Psycho-Pass. read more
Within a dystopian society, governments or some sort of stratification hierarchy can easily enforce a certain way of life among its civilians and dictate how one should behave and interact. Most importantly, determine one's purpose. Those who refuse to abide these rules are often shunned and ostracized by society, only to be cast aside and perceived as monsters. Saki and Akane are individuals who grow up and live within these societies. These female protagonists share many similar traits, and through the course of their development they begin to become aware and accepting of the harsh realities around them.
However, Shinsekai Yori is more of a supernatural coming of age story that focuses on a group of friends and how their relationships change as they grow up within a flawed society. Shinsekai Yori's storytelling is somewhat nonlinear and the pieces aren't put together nicely right away. Whereas, Psycho-Pass focuses more on a single individual working for the police and her feelings towards the system. Both series does a great job of offering philosophical musings, but it is more distinguished and craftily done in Shinsekai Yori.  read more
The societies set up within both anime try to achieve a utopia. However, trying to attain their utopia leads the people of their society to question if their peace is righteous. Questions like "what is peace?" and "who are we fighting against?" lies in wait for those trying to obtain true peace.
Shinsekai Yori share the same theme of an utopian future, which is revealed to be a illusion and build upon something much worse. Both Anime explore such a future, as well as the wrongdoings of humanity as a whole.
The similarity of the premise is about utopia-dystopia. And the first thing that comes to mind when hearing back the name Psycho Pass is definitely the power of the SyBIL system. SyBIL is an ideal system that controls the substance of human beings covering all things in it to realize the perfect system of society and governance, although it is essentially impossible, that is the name utopia leads to dystopia. The ideal world is a very desirable dream, but it is almost impossible to make it happen that various laws and norms should be ignored in order to make it happen. Psycho Pas illustrates that the actual form of dystopia exists in utopia. Such concept is actually almost the same as Shinsekai Yori and even its implementation exists, but the presentation is much different. Psycho Pass reveals dystopia in the modern world while Shinsekai Yori tends to paradoxize against the modern world (conservative) read more
while Shinsekai yori pushes more of a pure fantasy angle than the very sci-fi Psycho-pass, both are enjoyable for their equal dedication to their worldbuilding and main characters. I've always found dystopian and utopian settings fascinating, and these series go about painting a vivid and convincing picture of such settings in different ways, each raising many fundamental moral questions about what social and political freedom mean.
at the core of each series are two pretty similar characters, both young women, both unusually inquisitive and levelheaded compared to their peers. in my case, the protagonists being so relatable helped draw me further into their respective worlds, though I have heard of others being a little alienated by the choice of protagonist (in some cases due to their gender, in others, their personalities)
in terms of their aesthetic, the two series could barely be more different: Psycho-pass opts for a bold style of drawing faces (especially eyes) and high-contrast designs and environments, often with very dark colours; Shinsekai yori has a style that wouldn't feel out of place in a shoujo anime and is on average more colourful, but does turn to more muted palettes when it suits. both use their style and visual/auditory repetition to spectacular effect which make for beautiful, emotional and sometimes artfully jarring scenes.
in summary: they're not a total match-up, but it's definitely worth watching them both if only to see how differently two very similar heroines interact with two drastically different futuristic settings. read more
Although quite different, if you liked the vision of the future in Psycho Pass, you can enjoy Shinsekai Yori for this same reason. The two worlds are very different, but it's this particular vision of the future that I loved in these two animes. In addition, I particularly enjoyed the development of the characters in Shinsekai Yori.
These two shows both have a similar feel and also have good endings even if Psycho-Pass is not a final ending—just a suitable ending. The situation in the anime is also similar with only the top people knowing everything, and the protagonist being a newcomer (a child and new to a company).
Both stories take place in a future dystopian setting where the society is conformed to the ideal society when the main character becomes the one who is exposed to the flaws/corruption that is present within their society
Both anime have a similar world setting. There's a certain stress limit which can't be crossed. If anyone crosses that limit then they're considered to be harmful for the society and are to be eradicated.
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.
A group of friends slowly discovering more about the society they live in. Then, each one of them find their own way to deal with the situation. Both have drama and also deal with forbidden love and other aspects that affect their lives.
Both start off following a young group of friends, their life, their friendship, etc, but soon evolve into something much more. Shinsekai Yori is a lot more mature than NnA but both excel in transmitting emotion and captivating the viewer until the end.
Shinsekai Yori takes place in a post apocalyptic world and our main cast live in a Utopian society with strict rules. While Nagi no Asukara is the light hearted version of Shinsekai Yori minus the dark, gory, mystery, and suspense-like feel.
The character design is so similar it's astounding. Kihara Tsumugu and Shun look and act the same way. The way Mangka shows her interests in him is basically the same way Saki feels to Shun. Both Tsumugu and Hikari are rivals yet they care for each other too. Hikari and Satoru are very protective and comedic at times with everyone. Chisaki is very calm and caring like Maria. Both Maria and Manaka have the same seiyuu Kana Hanazawa. Kaname and Mamoru look alike but act very differently. Chisaki has taken Maria's role as the one to keep the group together.
Nagi no Asukara and Shinsekai Yori shares a variety of similarities ranging from their strict societies to discoveries of their worlds. Similarly, they both consists of a small cast of colorful characters each with their own personalities. However, their relationships with others and each other seems to often clash involving contrasting ideologies.
Both series' contains fantasy elements although Shinsekai Yori has more of a dark atmosphere while Nagi no Asukara seems more lighthearted. There is bits of romance with an artistic touch added to their backgrounds. By production standards, both series' qualities sets its bar high along with its premise.
•both anime focus on there own scenarios with a different 'world' adjoining to their own, being brought together or drawing harsh lines between them, showing differences or showing that they are alike
•both focus on a group of students, showing their day to day lives and growing up, co existing with the other 'species'
•both anime have specifcally different genres, but somewhat relate to each other, where as SY is deep/dark/mysterious, while NA is very light hearted but the touch of heart wrenching, complete opposites, but they relate with the growth development of the human feelings as they twist and turn, and how it affects there day to day lives, with time.
•both anime are an exceptional watch, showing the human characteristics as it faces the emotional collateral, that everyone experiences and we can relate to in one way or another
•they are very similar with the twists and turns of their lives in there own worlds colliding with the 'other' as they grow up changing there minds/views on their reality. you might like one if you liked the other,
While Shinsekai yori plot was much darker both plots are similar. The characters also remind me of each other even though the characters in Nagi no Asukara tone is much lighter they still give the same impressions of Shinsekai Yori characters.
The Characters , the art style, I couldt stop thinking of Shinsekai yori..
The very feel of the Nagi no Asukara and Shinsekai Yori is similar.
The world they live in is interesting and unique, definitely a check out if you liked either of these series.
Let's see. There's group of five childhood friends in both anime. Every one of them has very special personality, and you could say the group is psychically almost identical. (I mean, Satoru/Hikari, Saki/Manaka, Maria/Chisaki, Shun/Kaname), There's plot about a fantasy place where they live (utopian village/sea). The second main part of the plot is feelings because both series play with the relationships between the friends and their feelings for each other. (I guess you could call it "love quadrangle"?) The feeling you get from watching these anime is very similar. The animation in both is really beautiful, as are the soundtracks. The differences could be in the seriousness of these two series. Shinsekai Yori is a lot darker and more depressing (generically horror), while Nagi no Asukara is a bit more slice-of-life. This doesn't mean NnA doesn't have any drama and can't make you sad though! read more
Each of these anime follows a group of kids with special abilities that are commonplace in their respective world. They deal with issues like love, loss, and societal intolerance, and both heavily utilize the themes "coming of age" and "loss of innocence." In terms of genre, elements of Shinsekai Yori are set in science fiction whereas those in Nagi no Asukara are set in fantasy.
The main character casts are very similar as are the romantic relationships involved (aside from SsY having a few homosexual parts). This is mostly comparing the early part of SsY as it eventually adds in some horror aspects which (so far anyway) Nagi no Asukara does not have (since it's much more slice of life style). The art styles are also similar and very good (Nagi no Asukara may be a little better and more vivid though), but especially when it comes to the character designs, the shows seem very similar in this aspect. In both shows, there is plenty of drama especially between the main characters as well as dealing with their problems in their supernatural/fantasy worlds. Also, Maria in Shinsekai Yori and Manaka in Nagi no Asukara have the same VA. read more
Strange worlds, strict laws, forbidden boundaries. Story revolving around a group of children stepping into the adult world discovering the truths about their world in a somewhat harsh manner. Although Nagi no Asukara has a more lighthearted theme.
It's about how a group of close friends grow up together, experiencing love webs and gradually understanding how their society works. Not surprisingly, if you watch either of them, you will definitely love it since they both share the same vibes.
In short, Nagi no Asukara is the light-hearted version of Shinsekai Yori and vice versa.
Both from Shinsekai Yori and Nagi no Asukara take place in world slightly different than the one we're in. At first glance they don't seem that similar, one's more light and happy while the other's are a little more tense and thrilling, but when you look into it the plots of the 2 have a very similar feel and flow to them that I haven't seen in many anime.
Both series are based around a group of friends that face various challenges along their journey into adulthood. While many of these events seem to be focused around the group's focal points, being Saki in from Shinsekai Yori or Hikarai in Nagi no Asukara, the other characters still play a major role in how it plays out.
How the story builds up, the characters, and overall the whole atmosphere of both anime are really similar.
Just the main theme and how the characters handled is the clear differentiation between these two.
If you like one, you'll surely like the other!
Both shows begin in a very similar style and have a similar overall formula in development (with the mid-season jump forward in time). Both shows follow a group of children as they discover the secrets of their world which have been hidden from them by the adults in the community. However where Nagi no Asukara takes a lighter turn early on, Shinsekai Yori takes a much darker and macabre turn.
Between two worlds , beings who obtained extraordinary abilities and others not . Making divide societies , creating conflicts and changing the mentality of our boys to find out more about how the world works .
The main thing that both Animes have in common is the relationship between humans and other humans who are a bit different.
Both focus on children learning about some phenomena/true nature of the world they live in (though in Nagi no Asukara the main focus is on the Romance/Drama and in Shinsekai yori the main focus is on Psychological/Mystery).
To sum up, if you enjoyed the slow and productive plot progression of Shinsekai yori, you are sure to like Nagi no Asukara, especially if in your opinion Shinsekai yori lacked some Romance/Drama focus.
The two of these are coming of age stories focusing on a group of friends whose kind are gifted with supernatural abilities. They deal with similar themes and use similar tropes such as discrimination, an Utopian setting with a underlying mystery about the world they live in.
Shinsekai is much deeper, sophisticated, psychological, but less dramatic than Nagi.
Both are coming of age, but Shinsekai is more mature. If you enjoyed Nagi but wanted something a bit more mature, fewer pre-teens screaming at each other, and a huge mystery with the setting / world building (kind of similar to Nagi, but instead of mystery, Nagi pegs it more on this classism / racism theme).
Shinsekai Yori is like the dark counterpart of Nagi no Asukara.
-They both follow the story of a group of individuals who live in a utopian world as they make their way from adolescence to maturity and progressively learn more and more about their society (Its past , traditions , morals , how it changed and how is it now.) and often question those elements especially morals.
-Supernatural component plays a major role to shape the story as it progressess in both series.
-Romance is pretty similar too.There are lots of love triangles and childhood crushes.
-Both series put emphasis on discrimination and social marginalization.
Shinsekai Yori has a lot of gore and thrilling moments whereas Nagi no Asukara although it arguably has some 'thrilling' moments in it , has no gore and takes a much more lighthearted route.
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.
Shinsekai Yori and Shiki both deal with the human psyche and its tendencies. These series show how these tendencies could be flawed which in turn may lead to irrational behavior and unfortunate circumstances.
The setting is similar, remote/traditional/strict Japanese villages.
Both deal with a deviation in normal human genetics. (Zombie/Vampire-like people in Shiki and Esper powers in Shinsekai Yori)
Both deal with opposing factions that truly do not have a right or wrong side to them.
Both shows are very thought-provoking and would recommend one if you enjoyed the other.
Perhaps it's because they are less known, but Shiki and Shinsekai yori should be at the top of the list for each others' recommendations.
While Shiki is set in the past and Shinsekai yori in the future, both feature quiet, small-town rural settings with religious influences. They darkly question the idea of survival and what it truly means to be "human."
The characters of both may never be your favourites (more so in Shiki), but that's not the point - the characters are less important, helping shape the worlds of both Shiki and Shinsekai yori, these plots/settings being more heavily emphasized.
Both have haunting soundtracks. Both deal with supernatural elements (Shiki = vampires, Shinsekai yori = psychokinesis). Both are "slow burns," focusing on slow world-building for the majority of the series then will have you gripping the handrails as you rollercoaster towards the end. And both ends face huge consequences. read more
In both series, there is a very mysterious background with similar mood settings.
Both series have similar backgrounds involving a village that deals with the world of supernatural. In fact, creatures in both series are feared and revered.
Both series focuses on how humans deal with them in the world that they live in.
Both series often have plot twists as well as thriller like endings involving the main characters.
You really want another season for that right?Well sorry we dont have one but here a similar anime for you.SSK and Shiki takes in a village with supernatural elements.Both of them want you question about human nature and how it is works.Good part is at the end of both anime you can relate yourself with both enemy factions and can't say this faction is wrong.As a plus both of them have epic osts.
If you liked quiet and peaceful village setting which is going to change into horror and bloody carnage this show is for you.
Series revolve around two humans races - stronger (vampires - Shiki, espers- Shinsekai yori) and weaker. Durning the shows we can meet philosophical questions about rights to kill, to live, to rule which require thinking from spectator.
Psychological thrillers that look at the idea of "good vs. evil" with neither the humans or the other creatures necessarily being the good ones. Very dramatic and both have strong endings (especially Shiki) despite somewhat slow starts. They involve villages that are far removed of other societies in remote parts of Japan (though Shinsekai Yori adds in a post-apocalyptic theme as well).
Shiki and Shinsekai Yori are alike as they both present ethical and moral problems to the viewer. Although they are, in reality, two almost completely different settings and mechanics, both have mystery elements and the supernatural and make the viewer really think to themselves as they watch. I can say for sure that anyone who enjoys one will love the other just as much (perhaps more).
A rural town, unexplainable happenings, and a penchant for tackling the human condition.
Shinsekai Yori and Shiki throw the viewer into a quaint village where civilians are content with mundane lives and daily rituals. Soon enough, however, perhaps through uncanny circumstance or through fates invoked by their ancestors, our characters' lives are inverted and thrown into chaos that turns their worlds upside down. The chaos is revealed at a snail's pace and at the same pace drags the viewer through a labyrinth of plot twists, never fully giving away the direction of the story until the very end.
Disregarding that both series have a country setting, a slow pacing, or progressively build into a massive climax, gaining momentum with each episode, the greatest similarity is how both series weave a tale intent on being just as much philosophical as it is thrilling. Shinsekai Yori and Shiki attempt to both analyze and criticize the unquestioned morality, viewpoints, and means of addressing problems in their societies' hive minds, providing the viewer with food for thought in morally gray areas. Ultimately, the viewer is left pondering, "Who's the monster?"
Both anime are great philosophical thrillers assuming the viewer has the patience for their slow crawl and doesn't mind their oppressive atmospheres. If you appreciate the way one anime handles these themes, you'll likely appreciate how the other does. read more
-both have dark atmosphere
-both are mysterious
-both begin slowly and turn in massacre
-both are a fight between two espece of human
-both bring us to think about which one is the good, which one is the evil and other philosophical questions
Oh my God, after finished watching Shiki, I just realized that it actually has so much similarities to Shinsekai Yori, especially on their mysterious athmosphere between both of them. they share some other similarities too, in which consists of:
-How 2 humanoid species lives together in a dystopian system, so that it's inevitable to having fights between both species, it's explained more superficially in Shinsekai Yori while in Shiki, it's told less blatantly but if you look a bit deeper it's basically pretty similar.
-A lot of characters were killed in both series.
-Slow pacing, but then turns to a heavy Thriller later on the series.
-Rural areas settings.
While the difference between both shows are:
-Shinsekai Yori's mysterious aura are somewhat heartwarming while it's kind of creepy in Shiki.
-The gore was heavily shown in Shiki while kept minimum in Shinsekai Yori.
-Shinsekai Yori ending was more conclusive than Shiki. read more
The "feel" of the show.
The sincerity of the telling of the story is what's in my eyes the similar factor in between the two of these shows.
It's not an "anime story", it's a story that is told realistically.
Most prominently, realistically in the way of how character handling is done(but that's just most prominently).
You will not think to yourself many times "Why would you have done that?".
In that sense, it helps you getting fully absorbed in to the story, because in a sense, stories are told with the principle that the one experiencing the story is to consider them-self being in that story. Thus, not having the thoughts of the "Why would you do that?" sort is without any need for it to be stressed out, crucial, for a genuine experience.
If you've gotten immersed in one of these two, the other will (I'm assuming) achieve the same. Masterpieces.
In real life, when something happens, a miracle bringing about a change to what has happened won't happen. That is something that is true for the both of these stories as well.
You .. Hopefully have fallen in love with the elements of the story of which you're reading the recommendation of.. And if you've found something to love in one, I believe you will found at least the same in the other.
The both of these shows originate from a novel; The stories originate in a novel form.
Not light novel, but a novel.
This is quite vague, but to me, a part of the experience of first-hand experiencing a story is jumping in to the unknown. That is how I have experienced both Shiki and Shinsekai Yori, and with these two particular stories, I believe everyone should do the same. Experience the story without having had gotten to know anything about it.
This is to elaborate the vagueness of my recommendation. read more
Shiki and Shinsekai Yori are two Horror/Mystery anime, with a eerie and dark tone. Similar events happen in the two similarly build worlds. The story is slow moving, only until the end, in which more and more gets revealed. Psychological themes around human nature are shown in both shows.
They both have an eerie feel to them.
Shinsekai Yori is a lot darker than Made in Abyss although they both have the feeling of a hidden deep story that is unraveled as you go.
Both are also coming of age stories that show the world isn't as bright as you think from first impressions.
Both shows have a cast of young characters who explore a new world with little knowledge of it.
The atmosphere is dense and mystifying in each show.
Their themes include coming-of-age and Hierarchy in nature.
Both shows feature very young protagonists who have an unusual sense of curiosity - although Shinsekai Yori is a coming of age story, which and has more of a dystopian feel. Both open up many questions for the viewer, and the characters strive to discover these secrets along the way. The settings are filled with nature over civilisation, creating a seemingly light atmosphere that has darker undertones (especially Shinsekai Yori)
These series feature young protagonists in a setting darker than they think that is, with fantastic worldbuilding, slowly finding out answers for all the mysteries and questions that keep appearing along the way.
Both have unique ways of telling the story and presenting the world.
Even though both start nicely, and it's all bright and peaceful at the beginning, once the characters leave the surface (in Made in Abyss' case literally, in Shinsekai yori's case figuratively), and dwelve deeper and deeper, they discover how twisted and horryfing their world is.
Both are eerie, have settings that aren't familiar with the viewer and their worlds are explained gradually, as the heroes of the story discover the truth.
Both shows involve children being put in extremely difficult situations in an attempt to discover how their world truly works. Both juxtapose an atmosphere of bucolic calmness with upsetting subject matter and violence. Both give us strongly drawn characters with clear motives, weaknesses, strengths, and relationships. Both are a strange, dark take on fantasy.
Both are spectacular.
Both anime revolve around kids as they grow and mature in a fantasy world.
They share similar art styles and are targeted at the same age group.
Shinsekai Yori is slightly more serious and philosophical.
Made in Abyss has better adventure aspects.
- feeling of dread and constant fear of the unknown as central plot elements
- main characters are naive children exploring a dangerous world
- supernatural environment without generic fantasy stuff
- remnants of an ancient civilization are scattered throughout current world
- not afraid to explore sexuality/romance of young characters
- tons of mystery and intrigue
Dystopian world for which the main characters are burdened with the passion of wanting to know more about their world. Both hold a psychological tension, and sense of horror that is held throughout the series.
- Both series take place in Utopian-like worlds with very dark secrets behind them.
- Creative and unusual fantasy settings.
- Great music in both series.
- They share a similar appeal coming from their unique art styles.
Both have similar worlds with normal humans and mysterious fantasy beasts. While the humans in From the New World have telekinetic powers, the characters in Made in Abyss are normal humans who use artifacts from the Abyss to survive. Neither worlds have modern technology, instead using the unique resources available to them to achieve their goals.
They both have strong, intelligent female leads who start as children, and we see them grow as the story progresses. Riko from Made in Abyss stays a 12 year old girl throughout the story but grows emotionally, whereas we actually see Saki progress from childhood through adulthood.
Both stories follow honest, innocent characters through brutal hardships in an ultra-realistic way. They both focus on a small group of companions relying on each other to find deeply hidden truths.
Both start out as a normal, post apocalyptic show, but something just feels off about the world. It's only until later in both series that you realize the world shown isn't quite as happy as it may appear. The weirdness is more passive in Made in Abyss, and takes more of a center stage in Shinsekai Yori. And finally, both are superb shows well worth your time.
-Beautiful setting with great artwork on the environment.
-MC is a girl who goes around with a friend and lost his previous friends
-Kinda dark story.
-Cruel world surrounding naïve characters
Both are set in a small village seemingly far away from the world, and have creepy undertones and occasional gory deaths. Many of the village's terrifying secrets are kept from the main characters (a group of children) in both.
For both series the animation style is incredibly moe and big-eyed for the genres that they are as well.
These two series both give off a similar feeling with a mysterious-like aura.
Both series involves a group of friends where there is a feeling of unease with what's going on in the backgrounds.
Both series takes place at a small village setting where the population is minimal but secrets are numerous. There are questions that needs answers with which the main characters tries to solve and explore.
In most anime the rules of the world are something you are given straight away. However both of these anime subvert that trope. You are slowly given clues as the world unfolds however half of those clue are red herrings and will make you second guess everything you are told.
The Higurashi adaptation is not perfect and has had many flaws, though I haven't read the Shinsekaiyori light novel I suspect it might be a similar case.
Both anime have kids as main characters, they get mixed up in some supernatural stuff. They have same atmosphere, bunch of unexpected plot twists and weird endings. Shinsekai yori is not as violent and gory as Higurashi, but they just had the same atmosphere and i really enjoyed watching them. I recommend them to all mystery and horror lovers.
¿Son tus amigos realmente tus amigos? ¿Quién es bueno? ¿Quién es malo? ¿Cuál es la verdad tras toda una red de mentiras? Una oda al suspense y la intriga que no deja sino la puerta abierta a la especulación y a las teorías.
Are your friends really your friends? Who is good? Who's bad? What is the truth behind a web of lies? An ode to the suspense and intrigue that leaves the door open but speculation and theories.
Both series repeatedly switch between slice of life and horror. In both series, enough time is spent with both the slice of life and the horror that the viewer should enjoy both genres to really like each series.
From the first episode, both of these shows give off the feeling that something is wrong, but it's impossible to pinpoint what exactly that is. As both shows progress, more and more is revealed that there are greater forces acting behind the scenes.
Both involve living in the small parts of Japan.
- In Higurashi because the MC had to move on there.
- In Shinsekai Yori because it takes place on a dystopia on the new millenium.
They also involve horror, mystery and emotional moments.
Just don't get fooled by the moe artwork of Higurashi.
'The whole world is against you', 'The world won't let you live in the way you want even if it's right', 'If you try to escape the darkness, once caught up in it, the darkness will follow you everywhere', and vice versa
- these feelings are undergone by the protagonists of both Higurashi and Shinsekai Yori. The protagonists in these two series are a group of childhood friends. A lot of miserable things happen with them in the course of the series. These two series are set in a rural area in Japan and have a very dark and eerie atmosphere. Besides, these two series are shrouded with a deep mystery. A lot of strange and terrible events keep taking place. Rumors too play an important role in the mystery part. The mysteries in these two series will make you highly curious and impatient to know the answers. The answers to these mysteries is mind-blowing. read more
I am almost done with "From the New World" and I couldn't help but think of "When they cry". They both give you a very eerie feeling throughout the series, especially when it comes to so many questions that aren't answered or hinted to until near the end
Aside from both being horror animes, the main thing that links these two together are the settings. Both From the New World and Higurashi take place in japanese rural landscapes, with the main characters living in small towns where it seems like the ones in charge are maintaining some sort of conspiracy.
Other than that, they are quite disimilar. However, the eerie feeling in both means that if you like one you shouldn't miss on checking out the other.
From the New World is not as gory or horror-filled, but the setting and circumstances are disturbing nonetheless. The series have the similarity of raising questions that may not be answered until the end, while the characters work to uncover mysterious knowledge.
Houseki no Kuni is probably what you came to Shinsekai Yori to see, but did not receive. Where the latter fails - characters, story (especially pacing), and art, the former is a preeminent example of the "new and bizarre world, slowly unraveled by the characters, for better or for worse" sub-sub-sub-category of shows.
Land of the Lustrous is a masterclass in weaving an intricate and believable world out of the highest quality threads of art, music, and storyboarding. The art is a bold step for the up-and-coming Studio Orange, and the soundtrack by Yoshiaki Fujisawa is a beautiful accompaniment to the gorgeous visuals. Not to be missed! read more
The mystery in both series works the same way. They both give extreme thrills as the main character goes through obstacles to discover the truth. There are lots of chase scenes that remind me of each other. Not only that, both series have similar style of art and music where it's very traditional/classic and revolves around myths and stories. They are both incredible mystery/sci-fi series.
While I was watching Houseki no Kuni, I kept thinking back to Shinsekai yori. They're both set in a unique futuristic world with a young protagonist that has to learn some dark truths about society and life. Houseki no Kuni has a little bit more comedy, but they give off a very similar feeling of loneliness.
Set in a very distant future, after human society as we know it has perished and other living organisms have evolved or undergone significant mutations to suit the new characteristics of their environment. What remains of the current human civilization and its exploits (if anything, really) is often shrouded in mystery or even legends.
The viewer’s presented with a vast, unexplored world full of mysteries which slowly unravel before our curious and (at least at the start) fairly inexperienced protagonists, as they grow stronger in both their physique and understanding of the world and as they struggle to accept many of its often unforgiving aspects.
Full of touching and sometimes even heartbreaking moments, both tales amaze the viewer with their elaborate storytelling as well as their stunning landscapes and memorable music. The somewhat desolate, yet beautiful setting full of lush greenery compliments these beautiful stories with all their intricate worldbuilding and eerie secrets hidden behind their fairly innocent beginnings. The incorporation of buddhist aesthetic is also something the two have in common.  read more
Both Series have a similar setting: They play in a time long after the present day, in the distant future, where most technological progress has been lost.
Another similarity is that they both have female leads trying to discover the secrets of their world and society.
There's also a lot of character development and suprises in Shinsekai Yori and Houseki no Kuni.
Both series take place in a dystopian world in which the world has not necessarily advanced technologically. They have a similar setup in the fact that you learn about these societies and the dark secrets that they hide.
Both take place in the distant future, in a society that has changed dramatically with time, and slowly build on that foundation to tell the story of how the world came to be via fantastic world-building, and coming to terms with living in that world.
Shinsekai Yori and Houseki no Kuni both thrust the viewer into a mysterious and unknown world, slowly unveiling it's secrets through the experiences of the characters. There is a strong presence of philosophical exploration in both shows, each of which blends this seamlessly into their story and characters. This provides a rich and fulfilling experience where the deeper meanings and messages feel like part of the shows rather than the events being merely vessels to impart morals and ideologies.
The plot and scenery are reminiscent of each other, in a distant future where humans have drastically changed. They're both good, character driven stories that have a very similar vibe, and I enjoyed them both in a similar way.
Children of the Whales is like Shinsekai Yori’s ‘dumber’ younger sibling - reflected in the differences in target market between the two shows. They both feature seemingly peaceful worlds and young protgonists that fit in well with them, only to be thrown into much darker reality upon discoveries along the journey. Both shows revolve around an innate human supernatural power that effects society and politics. Expect plenty of world building and plot twists within both.
If you like Kujira no Kora, right here you have a futuristic dystopian world with children, psychic powers and a great mystery hidden by adults. With the difference that it's WELL DONE, no overexposure for kiddies, No emotional manipulation, the world is really well planned and has great villian (or not?), the melodrama is unusual, and technically uses multiple styles of animation as the plot requires.
A true mature story with beginning, development and END. Leave Kujira for the kids.
-Both are led by a protagonist curious about the world outside of their small homes and eager to discover the mysteries hidden by their elders
-Both feature a distinct fantasy world
-Both have supernatural powers which are controlled by the inhabitants emotions
-Both have a oppressive civilization masked by a peaceful front
So far this doesn't seem to have all that much depth, but if you want an anime that's done something similar to this then I'd for sure recommend Shinsekai Yori
- dystopian, psychological setting
- mysterious civilization with similar advancement of technology
- most characters being able to use psychokinesis-like powers (multiple powers instead of one specialized esper power) controlled by emotions
- MC finding out more about his own home hidden by high-ranking people
- fantasy world
- Utopian worlds with a (darker) mystery behind them.
- Children and teenagers with super powers / magic, who don't know what's going on in their society.
- Well thought-out societies and cultures.
- Similar aesthetics in world design, atmosphere and art. Even if the art is quite different. They are both very unique.
- Both have an unique view on their topics.
Both animes have kids as protagonists. They all live in a small world where they do not know the past of it. On both animes, the characters can use telekinesis. Both animes have ED that set the mood of the show (I love them so much!). Shinsekai Yori is one of my favorite anime and Children of the Whales gives the same intriguing atmosphere.
So glad to see other people marked Shinsekai Yori as a ercommendation for those who liked Kujira no Kora.
Both of them revolve around children with special powers - the thymia and the cantus work in a similar way - in a weird, bucolic society. They are even a little similar in the art, even though SSY is claimed to have a poor animation, but both are colorful and yet a little faded.
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau is the anime I've been looking for ever since I finished Shin Sekai Yori. Watching SSY afther KnK could be even greater.
Both shows have a continuous, non-episodic structure and are about closed societies whose residents are mostly kept from the real world. The main characters learn in time the horrifying secrets of their beloved home place and try to rebel against it. Both stories start with young heroes that grow older as the show progresses and show an open approach towards same sex romances.
these both deal with friends who grow up in a what seems to be "perfect society" but later discover the dark secrets that the society runs on and they try to do something about it, also both have a bit of shounen ai but shinsekai yori is more bisexual
- Canon LBGT couples
- The way all the characters act are a little strange (unclear if result of questionable writing or they're intended to appear different from us, weird to a similar degree in both shows though)
- Post-apocalyptic world/setting
- Mysterious organisations and a questionable pre-apocalyse past
- Lots of drama, lot of action
Both are adaptations of novels telling a continuous story about a future utopia, which mystery is slowly revealed. Both use time skips and both don't shy away from same sex relationships. Unfortunately while Shinsekai yori is a masterpiece, No. 6 fails at providing meaningful conclusion.
No6 and Shisekai no yori. Both are set in a post-apocalyptic world, where there was an evolution through that survival. They live in a place that seems to be perfect, but it hides a secret behind the lifestyle that they force you to follow, for fear of thinking differently. People show strange symptoms, which are due to an exposure of several factors. The protagonists are getting to know the truth of this twisted world, trying to make sense of it and fighting against the system. Both series have their own style, merging fantasy with science fiction.
Similar in the way that they both seem to take place in a perfect world but when the protagoinst 'slips up' they are shunned, treated cruelly and learn the truth of their old way of life.
Shinseki Yori also shows the cruelty of humanity but do it in a different (but kinda similar cos of the suffering aspect) way to No. 6
While both anime share a covertly ominous air, Shinsekai Yori ultimately delivers a grand story of far greater quality. Shinsekai Yori offers quite a bit of world building and is more story driven, thus offering little in terms of character development. It is quite atmospheric and has a great soundtrack. No.6 however is more down-to-earth and succeeds in communicating the emotions of the characters in much greater depth, compensating for the lack of depth in it's story. Both shows however take place in a dystopian backdrop, Shinsekai Yori being bleak and grand while No.6 is more heart-warming and can be related to more easily. No.6 however gives a glimpse of same-sex romance far more realistically that Shinsekai Yori. read more
When I first started watching No. 6 I immediately got the Shinsekai Yori vibe. They both take place in a future where people are oblivious to things that are really happening. The reasoning for the future society both has to do with human destroying the world in the past. In both anime, the people living in the society are ranked and eliminated based on intelligence. The motherboard in No. 6 reminded me of the library in Shinsekai Yori. The parasitic wasps in No. 6 is similar to the tainted cat in Shinsekai Yori.
When I began watching Shinsekai Yori I thought: "Hey. It's another version of Kamisama Dolls!"
Here are simmilarities:
- Isolated vilage
- Children gaining supernatural power
- Allure of big secret and bloody story in the past
- Big tension
- A lot of mystery
But the difference is that Kamisama Dolls has more comedy moments and isn't easy to watch because story is falling into pieces and is becoming less interesting in the end. IMO, Shinsekai yori has more opportunities to succeed: more episodes and faster narration style.
Kamisama Dolls and Shinsekai Yori share a very similar setting, each are placed in remote secluded villages in the far future with children who gain supernatural abilities. Each show gives you a similar atmosphere and feeling while watching it. Kamisama Dolls can have it's lull's and relaxed moments whereas Shinsekai Yori is much more drama focused and constantly progressing the story forward. If you enjoyed the characters and setting in either show I'd recommend checking out the other.
Secluded villages with a hidden power, and a dark secret. Right from the start, Shinekai yori has given off the same vibe that Kamisama Dolls had. Can't quite put a finger on it, but they really do just give off the same vibe, feel, and atmosphere.
Both have a very pleasant look at first , but as it continues it has a very eerie feel to it. Also both have. Villages that seem to be hiding secrets such as psychic powers, evolved and dangerous creatures, children with powers, different clans within the village , dangerious ceremonies , evil elders , and banishment and diss appearances. Yori has more of a creepy feel to it rather than kamisama. And being that kamisama has funny moments , Yori has this replaced with "less eerie" scenes.
Both series features a similar feeling involving children with supernatural powers. It also involves isolated villages as well as a bloody history of the past involving the main characters of the series.
There is also romance, some comedy, drama, action, and a kickass soundtrack to go in the mix for both series.
Behind the scenes, there is a dark past of the series that gives off a similar atmopshere.
For the lack of better words, Shinsekai is an improved version of Kamisama Dolls, a series which had trouble coming to terms with the climax of its mysteries. The societies depicted in both series disallow people from perplexing the status quo, and manipulation hence occurs on a supernatural level to try and suppress individual thoughts or discrimination towards conformity. There's also a motion for both series to include another race of creatures, though Kamisama Dolls literally treats them like the inanimate 'dolls' they are while Shinsekai brings in an entirely different story along with it. Lastly, there's also a similar cast, exemplified by their ages (though it varies), member counts, and personalities. read more
Both series show a village with a teaching towards those who possess certain power and those related to it, with certain limitations, prohibitions, rules in their village. These powers are confused by divinity, since their power is due to what their heart feels, and by using it bad, can bring many consequences, in other words tragedies. Although Shinsekai yori may have a darker side than Kamisama Dolls.
But mostly, both universes are very similar (visually as well) - sort of a throwback to communal, village living coupled with co-existence between weird creatures and humans. Special powers/talents as a plot device is heavily touched upon in both.
For both series (based off of novels), they take place in a fantasy world where there is magical creatures. Among other themes though, there are characters that progresses through grown and experiences. (with a time skip) The main female character in both series are also mature and has a strong bond with her friends. They also befriend others throughout the series and learns more about the world around them as well as themselves. In essence, they follow a journey of youth & growth from childhood to adolescence.
There is also emotions that are spawned from events that are either moody, happy or tragic.
Both series also has a little mystery regarding the origins of some of the creatures.
Both series also features a noticeable soundtrack that gives off a mystical feeling.  read more
Those animes follow the life of a serious heroine. As both grow up, they learn more about the fantastic creatures that are present in their world. For that matter, each anime separates itself in three parts : one for childhood, one for adolescence and one for adulthood. By the end of both series, the story takes a political turn and things get serious. Also, both feature school, war and love, though Shinsekai Yori may be more centered about those aspects than Kemono no Souja Erin.
Both have a unique art style and a story that is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Although Shinsekai Yori is more action-centered than Kemono no Souja Erin, I'm sure that if you like one you'll like the other.
We follow the evolution of psychological behavior of a girl / woman, we learn to see it grow, soufrire, live and love over time.
Both works are originals and allows us imertion turns into an adventure and a life lesson.
Both are thought-provoking, coming-of-age series mainly centered around one female character who are similar characters in a way that they are not physically strong but have a strong personality and clear resolve. Aside from them both being set in a fantasy world, they both have a hint of romance. Both series also contain 'beasts': touda and beast lords in Erin's case and queerats in SSY's case.
I highly recommend both series.
We see the heroine grow up in both anime as both anime use time skips.
Similar treatment as we discover the world with the naive eyes of a kid, a fantasy world that seems beautiful at a first glance but which hides its" cruelty (Shinsekai Yori however is way darker).
The main character in both shows is a female who through the course of their childhood and early adult years they learn the harsh truths of the world they live in. The two shows have excellent world building qualities that make the world they live in so tangible. Both of the shows give off the same feel of coming of age in a world where you are expected to do things a certain way. The art styles of the two shows are also unique compared to other shows I've seen. Honestly, these are two of my favorite shows I've ever seen so I definitely recommend these since they are similar yet different to each other. read more
This has a very similar feel in the sense that there is a mystery going on in the world, but you get to watch the characters develop over many years, and it's not unpleasant at all, it's actually very nice.
with both anime have a main female protagonist; they both time hop to various points in the characters' lives as the story progresses; they both have a slow and subtle build up to the climax and though both anime have some action, they do not rely on it to tell the story; they both entertain a very unique and captivative setting... all in all if you like one you will definatly like the other
Both stories deal with mystical powers, cruel truths, and the discoveries about their warped world. These series also tend to switch art styles in certain moments. However, there are vast differences in the plot lines, although the atmosphere is quite similar.
I really wish that someone had told me about Shinsekai yori when I first watched Madoka. Most of the recommendations on the Madoka page are either "dark" magical girl series or shows that people think are "deconstructions" of certain genres. However, I didn't love Madoka because of either of those things- I liked it because of the way that the plot came together so well; I loved that every detail mattered, and that revelations later in the series were foreshadowed early on. I also liked how Madoka wasn't afriad to tackle big issues. Shinsekai yori is a series that has a similar structure to Madoka, with more aspects of the plot being gradually revealed every few episodes. It also addresses a lot of important aspects of human nature. While Shinsekai yori can sometimes be confusing or difficult to watch (it starts very slowly), it is extremely rewarding, especially for people who like it when the plot is full of twists and turns.  read more
1. the both anime have 5 character
2. well their situation is almost same,
3. their real enemy is kinda have same attitude for the first time , but in the end they show them self that they are evil..
4. good plot and music
At times it is better not to know the truth and play along deceptions, because at times the truth can be most cruel thing of all. Both Shinsekai Yori and Puella Magi Madoka Magica place a strong emphasis on this fact. The protagonists in both the series continually face deceptions and despair. These two series have a dark setting and focus on supernatural mysteries. The dark secrets in both these series are really shocking!!
Both animes deal with preteens bestowed with powers beyond their capacity to comprehend. They also show the dire, hidden consequences that come with the price of being superhuman. In Madoka, the girls are influenced to choose to become magical girls, while in New World, the children are born with superpowers into a society that uses forms of brainwashing and thought control to keep the citizens docile. if you liked one, you'll surely like the orther.
Children in a futuristic world try to learn more about the themselves, the world they live in and the past. Lots of mindfucks. Shinsekai yori is intelligent and does everything the best way it could have done, while Darling in the FranXX is dumb and do it the worst way. Yet, their settings are kind of similar.
I was reminded of Shinsekai the entire time I watched Franxx, but not in a bad or comparative way. Rather, the more mature themes of human connection and psychological games were fairly strong throughout. Franxx seemed to convey many similar feelings and messages, in a similar sort of world. Chances are, if you like Shinsekai then Franxx will be enjoyable in a unique but familiar way - though you've really got to go deep into Franxx before it reveals what kind of story it is, its definitely not a 3-episoder - give it, like, 12-14.
Darling in the FranXX really reminds me of Shinsekai yori. Both anime are set in a post apocalyptic setting, and feature school children in positions of dangers. Both anime also instil a very similar, creepy and mysterious vibe through themselves.
Can't say what exactly is similar about the two of them, I just had to think about DitF every time I watched an episode of Shinsekai yori. I suppose it's due to atmosphere, characters, concept and also drawing style. 'They gave me similar vibes' is how I would describe it.
Super powers and creepy gore scenes with girls as the main source of these two elements. These titles both bare these features. Also, I heard that these anime share creators (not sure and can't check, but the atmosphere sure seems alike in those)
Both have very similar themes, but the execution/plot is done way differently.
-Gore, but different amounts (elfen lied has way more gore)
-Telekinesis as the major theme
-Characters reveal their background story/history slowly
-Both will keep you on the edge of your seat
-Shinsekai Yori has a VERY different society structure (you may or may not like it), whereas Elfed Lied is similar to real life and quite standard.
-The core objective/conflicts are still different despite similar themes
-Shinsekai Yori keeps you on the edge of your seat through plot twists/drama, Elfen Lied does so through pure gore/action
Elfen Lied is a bad Shinsekai Yori. Instead of watching this bullshit of Elfen Lied, you should watch Shinsekai Yori : it has a most interesting plot, most developed characters and it doesn't consider yourself as dumb.
Shinsekai Yori is set in the future 1000 years from now, where humans with telekinesis powers live. Power does not involve vectors but is pretty similar, especially in the way people are killed.
I see Shinsekai Yori characters as evolution of Lucy's race 1000 years in the future from the Elfen Lied timeline. Very interesting to see what such a world is like and how a society of humans with special powers has evolved and with what effects to the "others"
They are both similar in the sense that these two shows feature using psychic powers. Not only this, but they both feature a character that does not know "who they are" or what their identity is, followed by the attempt of trying to retrieve lost or distorted memories... etc. Elfen Lied is way more gruesome, but they are definitely similar. Also, they're both quite sad at some points. :(
From the New World, known as "Shin Sekai Yori" in japanese, has many similar themes as Elfen Lied. It is more refined that Elfen Lied and lacks the nudity and excessive violence. However this means it also lacks the raw, powerful emotional impact of Elfen Lied. The story moves at slower pace than Elfen Lied. From the New World is based on a novel so the slower story seems appropriate.
The dominant theme of From the New World is the value of humanity and even what it means to be human. It examines the practical and realistic consequences of people having special powers and how they might be used for "evil" purposes. In particular, it examines what changes to human culture and lifestyle would be neccessary to accomodate such fearsome powers. In some respects, it could be considered Elfen Lied:After Story, assuming Lucy actually took over the world. If you liked Eflen Lied because of the ambiguous morality at play, then you will defenitely enjoy From the New World.
From the New World also has some tragic elements to the storyline. Instead of the intense, immediate tragedy of Elfen Lied, its more of a slow, enevitable tragedy. The story has no worthy equivalent to Lucy, but instead focuses on multiple characters and their interactions. It also lacks the revenge/hatred motive seen from Elfen Lied.
If you had to pick one reason to watch this, it would be the judgement of traditional morality present in both series. They will both leave you wondering if humans are ever the good guys... read more
Both From the New World and Elfen Lied delve into the psychology of young children who have had a unique upbringing. Elfen Lied throws these characters into a world we know, while From the New World takes a more comprehensive approach by bringing you into the characters' world. Still, I think if you enjoyed the aspects of psychology and human behavior in one, you should give the other a try.
- Both share psychological and supernatural genre.
- Both are trying to explain the disappearance of children.
- Both reflect the differences between the mind of a child and the mind of an adult.
- Both are destined for mature people (R+17 ranking).
- Both made by A-1 Pictures studio.
In Shinsekai Yori, the protagonist discovers the world she lives in and fought for her people when faced with calamity
In Boku dake ga inai machi, the protagonist seeks to solve the mystery of the serial kidnappings and tries to save victims by going back in time
Both are extraordinarily intriguing and share similar atmosphere
These two are rare masterpieces and have original story on top of good illustrations and well used BGM
Shinsekai Yori fans, a similar masterpiece is finally out!!
Both anime done by A-1 Pictures feature supernatural powers and a cast of adolescent children. Both are a mystery anime of sort where the characters tries to figure out the culprit. In both anime, students disappear from their academy and the MC tries to figure out why. Both have their own psychological elements and have appealing art styles.
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and are intriguing. They are made by the same studio and feature a similar artstyle. Both shows are rather dramatic and involve mature themes/issues. Shinsekai Yori is not for everyone, but is very unique and BokuMachi is faster paced and has a wider appeal, but both shows are really something special.
Both have a feeling of distance, not explaining much to the viewer and having a rather slow start. Haibane is more religous in a philosophical sense and has a dark under tone. Characters are well written in the animes and feel like real persons.
Both shows are based around a group of characters that are living in a seemingly utopia, which have rules that should not be questioned. One common rule is that their stay is limited within some kind of a barrier/wall. They are shown to have some privilege compared to other groups in both series. As they enjoy their utopia they both have an atmosphere of a mystery and that something is missing. The main characters of both shows show less fear to find out what is actually going on, and try to unfold the mystery. If you liked one show, it is very likely that you will like the other.  read more
Both shows are characterized by their inexplicable mystique, philosophical nature and simple but masterful style of art. As each show progresses, the plot thickens and more questions need answering - the difference between the two? Shinsekai Yori answers said questions in full, while Haibane Renmei leaves everything to the viewer's interpretation. Both are modern masterpieces, and require a certain type of viewer to fully appreciate them. Not recommended for those who dislike slow starts.
Evoking awe, wonder, and suspense, Haibane and Shinsekai share similar atmosphere: mysterious, beautiful, often tranquil (especially in Haibane) but vaguely ominous. Neither has a setting too willing to reveal its secrets. Both are set in a society of "anachronistic" technology, arcane rules, and enigmatic authority.
And both carry a sense of foreboding fueled by the sudden disappearances of characters.
While both carry philosophical underpinnings, Haibane tends to focus more on a personal level in contrast to Shinsekai's social commentary. Shinsekai also tends to be more action-driven and a bit darker in tone.
In both series the main protagonists are born with "special abilities" or a different appereance without knowing why they are so different from the others.
The female MC's of these series shows their struggling with their life, which they didn't choose.
Both series has that mysterious aura feeling to it involving a group of children in a futuristic world. In that world, there is supernatural events that is surrounded with mystery.
There exists a theme of science fiction involving the power of the mind in both series and dealing with a "system".
Both series' cast of characters have similar age groups with developed knowledge of their abilities.
Strange occurances in a futuristic and different science fiction-based world, and a group of kids are left to uncover the mysteries on their own. Things are not what they seem.
Each group in each show has powers, or enhancements.
Odd technological creatures that shouldn't exist in the world, but do.
- Dark atmosphere with mystery related to supernatural events.
- Main gang has unexpected powers related to their mind.
- The setting is a small village and the main girl is related to a temple.
To me, these two series are quite alike. Both Shinsekai Yori and Ghost Hound adopts the theme of science fiction, supernatural mystery, and also gives off a mysterious atmosphere that occasionally leaves the viewers with thriller like endings.
Both series' setting reflects on a more country side/village environment as opposed to a dystopian setting. As such, there is more of a mystical background. From that backgrounds, the main characters from both series also has a similar age range.
Both series features supernatural events that also features that are unimaginable.
The atmosphere in both series focuses on the resolution of a mystery which spins off into a supernatural thread. Ghost Hound taps into more transcendental elements while Shinsekai offers biological and possible scientific (I.e. Sci-Fi) insights for certain aspects of the plot.
In my opinion these two series are quite similar. Not only have they almost the same art style but also have similar plots. Both are quite hard to understand and are extremely centered on philosophical conception of the world. Supernatural events occur in both series. They are more focused on character development than plot.
The main reason that connects these anime is obviously it's genre 'mystery'. Well it's commonly known that there are anime with sometimes very misplaced genre but you may be able to trust someone like me who's very much into anime with a chilling atmosphere in a mature sense. Meaning if you like interpreting and the attempt of figuring out what's gonna happen next or how every aspect of the anime connects together then you'll certainly be able to enjoy either of these anime.
Similar after apocalypse premise. Once successfully survive the apocalypse, humans form small colony. But information of the cause of the apocalypse still remains classified. After stories develop, the dark truth behind the cause of the apocalypse slowly revealed.
These themes also includes morality concern, war between species, classified information, ancient civilization, and human experiment. One retell the story with the supernatural and the other one with sci-fi.
In both series, there are dark secrets that becomes unraveled as the episodes progresses. These involve humanity and their origins.
Among other factors, there is the concept of morality that comes into play regarding civilization and the people/creatures in them. From that, there is also conflict that results in battles/wars between the two sides.
There is supernatural elements present in both series that is a thrilling ride as our main characters takes on an adventure that they may never forget.
At first glance there is not much similarity in setting, plot and characters but if you look deeper both series ideologically close to each other. Both are antiutopias set in the postapocalyptic worlds where societies work under quite similar principles. In both protagonists set off on a jouney beyond the borders of their little worlds. Each new episode is a revelation for it widens the horison and adds new pieces to the puzzle. Naturally, though different, both shows put very deep questions and go as far as they can probing into the answers.
Both have a postapocalyptic world which is very disturbing and cruel. Ergo Proxy is a bit more nonsensical and harder to follow, however both anime feature the same sort of getting to know how the world works bit by bit mechanic. Ergo Proxy is more intelligent while Shinsekai Yori is more epic and both can be very difficult to watch at times due to the incredibly bleak circumstances of the protagonists (especially Ergo Proxy). Nevertheless these are both excellent anime and appeal to a very similar demographic.
Both series settings take place in the distant future after a cataclysmic war devastates the planet. The stories in each revolve around separated and isolated illusive, false utopias that are on the brink of collapse. Primary protagonists in both are trying to uncover secrets of their society and as a direct result will nearly dismantle them because of it. Both anime test your intellectual capabilities and leave you eager for more.
Both are very dark and original futuristic settings that deal with philosophical themes that unravel through amazingly written twists and mysteries until the truth about their worlds is uncovered.
Texhnolyze is bleaker right from the start and deals with human nature and the meaning of life, while Shinsekai Yori starts seemingly happy-go-lucky and slowly gets revealed as a dark story and deals with morality issues.
Both are grim, nihilistic masterpieces revolving around mankind's "evolution" leading to its implosion. Shinsekai yori does this primarily through thorough examination of power structures and their tendency to divide populaces for control, while Texhnolyze examines how our ambition can run rampant to the point where we do a 180 degree turn and regress back to primal, sadistic animals. Both are essential viewing for those interested in socio-political fiction (though Shinsekai yori is definitely an easier watch, so try it first if you've yet to see either).
Dark post apocalyptic futures and social adjustment are noticeable themes throughout both series. Though texhnolyze maintains a dark tone throughout the show with morbid fight scenes, desolate landscapes and seemingly just a story of one man's survival, shinsekai yori seems relatively happier to begin with, as the main character successfully graduates to a new school with her friends, but discovers all is not right with the world. Social segregation in shinsekai yori comes by way of introduction of a subservient species which is explored further in the show, by contrast, Texhnolyze establishes social non integration through gangs early on in the series.
The two series show similarities in the way they both demonstrate grim possible outcomes for humanity given some of our primordial instincts. Both shows blend mystery, action and suspense very well. I hope you have a chance to experience both. read more
If you want wish, here we go. Toward to their future.
Both are futuristic setting called "Dystopia" with amazing story. It stays unpredictable all the way through.
There aren't preachy scenes, and Shinsekai yori proceed by "someone" narration.
Texhnolyze characters aren't superhuman. They are mankind who under increasing pressure. I guess they are almost pessimistic.
Shinsekai yori characters have special ability. Take advantage of it, they are trying to save the human race.
Ichise and Saki Watanabe are poor people who abandoned by god of fate. Therefore, They are tossed about by the fate over and over again.
At first glance, Both looks like salvation isn't exist. But that's not the way. There is invariably salvation.
Basically, There's always tomorrow. Symbol of faith is your source of power. Don't throw away.
Similar music. Both ED songs are stunningly beautiful and wonderful. Shinsekai yori isn't definite OP though, it is spectacle.
These shows inspired me. Worth seeing. I prefer both of them. Especially Shinsekai yori. read more
both occur in a dystopic world, Shinsekai yori deals more about the organization of the world, Texhnolyze on the other hand is a much heavier story about the end of human society, both have heavy themes and serve for the reflection of our society in the current state , as much as they are very different in development, I recommend both.
Terra e... and Shinsekai Yori are both animes about people with telekinetic powers set in a futuristic distopia environment. While Shinsekai Yori has a darker feel to it the plots of the first episodes are nearly identical.
Let's see...a plot that takes place far in the future? Check. Humanity developing psychic powers? Check. A society that looks good on the outside, but is teeming with corruption underneath? Check. Children being killed if they are considered a threat? Check. Includes several time skips in order to show characters coming of age? Check. Haunting soundtrack filled with the ominous chanting of a choir? Check. Waaaaaaay under appreciated? Double check.
These two series have so many surface elements in common that it's hard not to pair them. However, even beyond superficial plot elements, these two series have something else in common, something powerful and intangible. They both MEAN something. They are beautiful and devastating to watch. They will use your heart for a scratching post and kill everything you care about. They will leave you thinking about the cold dark corners of humanity, where all our demons lurk out of sight. They will open up the abyss of human nature, and ask you to stare into the dark depths. These are not shows that give you the warm-fuzzies. They are dark and haunting. However, they are also beautiful, in the way every finely crafted work of art is. They hold a mirror up to you, and ask you to look at everything terrible you are as a member of this wretched species called humanity. But the point of these shows isn't condemnation for humanity, because they also show the good we are capable of, if we choose to rise above society.
If you watched one, and you enjoyed the pain it made you feel, then why not double the fun? Both are haunting, thought-provoking shows about the cruelty buried in human hearts, as well as our capacity for unfettered love.  read more
Watching Shinsekai yori gave me a strong feeling of déjà vu. Both series share many themes and plot elements but the setting differs which lends a different overtone that is reflected in their respective genres of space opera and horror. The same emotional framework is in both series as seen in the character development and even in the familiarity of the relationships. Both series attempt to make bare the human condition, don't pull any punches, and don't necessarily allow the viewer a sense of catharsis. So steel yourself beforehand or just let yourself go for a ride on an emotional roller coaster that doesn't end but rather just fades away. read more
- The undertone and underlying theme about humanity in both series are almost the same.
- This is that kind of anime that make you question whether "the side" you are on is "right" or "wrong" (apparently nothing is right, nothing is wrong). Yes it has a subtle gray morality.
- Both have similar 'coming-of-age' tone
- Both has 'time skip' that was really needed to the impact of plot and characterization.
- Both deal with human with psychic power
- Setting in the post-apocalypse (the different is that Terra E in space, while Shinsekai Yori in Earth)
- Deal with humanity and its superiority complex
- Battle against "the system"
- Can make you depressed and question your humanity and morality
If you think it deep, the message conveyed in both anime is deeper than you think. Between human and other species, which is really, the "wolf" and the "rabbit"? Or.... is it the "system"? read more
1. Both anime follow the lives of a few children as they grow up (shown via time skips).
2. Psychic powers exist in both worlds. Specifically, psychic powers gradually develop in human beings due to evolution. As a result, some human beings do not possess psychic powers (most of the humans in Toward the Terra).
3. As a result of a deteriorating world, the previous generations of both anime worked to control their societies through cruel means. As both anime progress, the protagonists discover the conspiracies and fight to protect what they care about.
Two competing factions battle for survival. In both of these series it is humans vs some kind of perceived monstrous being. However, soon you realize both are simply vying for survival, an instinct every creature has. This further blurs the line between good or bad. Although I think Shinsekai yori does an immensely better job at this than Kiseijuu does, there are parallels and in the end you wonder who is the real monster.
The most similar thing about these two shows is the question you ask yourself after watching them, they both makes you doubt humanity.
The difference is that kiseijuu is more of an action show while shinsekai is more dark mystery theme and unpredictable turns.
Shinsekai Yori is set in the very far future about 1000 years from now and people have psychic powers. The children think they live in a utopia until the darker nature of their society is revealed to them. I don't want to spoil you, just trust me on this one.
Both are thriller/suspense dealing with the supernatural. Both have an ominous and eerie atmosphere. Another was the first series Shinsekai Yori reminded me of. That's gotta account for something, right? lol
While these two shows may seem very different at face value, they have quite quite a lot of similarities. To briefly point out their differences, Shinsekai Yori is much more science fiction/fantasy oriented where as Another is horror. On the other hand (looking at similarities now) Shinksekai Yori does retain a similar horror vibe as "Another". The scary moments in Shinsekai Yori, similar to Another, are centred around the setting and have a lot to do with a classroom environment.
The whole school-life setting amidst the fantastical world the characters dwell in is strongly appealing in Shinsekai Yori and the school aspect of it is also very similar to Another.  read more
Both of these horror anime have a similar eerie vibe and atmosphere. Both have settings revolving around kids from the school disappearing. A shred of consistent mystery surrounds the plot. The character drawings and animation also look rather similar.
In the greater sense, these anime are quite similar. Offering a mysterious beginning giving an unknowing and tempting view towards the viewers on what the anime has to offer. The characters will gather and head for a grand adventure, while experiencing strong friendship, or something even beyond that. An adventure with some sort of power, yet not only being tested physically but mentally too as they deal with powerful emotions.
To anyone that likes a dark, complex anime that slowly gives off its secrets, I can almost ensure you will find the anime likable.
These two series have the theme of dealing in issues with philosophical implications. Things affect the series' world at large. There is a lot of character development and drama in each. In addition, they are both rendered realistically (for anime style), as characters have less exaggerated features (ie more natural shades of hair...no bright pink or green here). They are around the same length as well, to add one more similarity.
Overall, they are quite similar and worth the watch.
-Some dark themes
- thriller... really dramatics keeps you want to watch it till the end.
-MEANINGFUL dialogue. Sometimes dialogue is the most important part of both of these shows which shows you the meaning behind the world.
These two anime are really similar because they all start out with mysteries and both reveal more and more truths as the story progresses. While Shinsekai yori incorporates psychological Freudian ideals and evolutionary principles, Zetsuen no Tempest integrates two famous Shakespeare plays: The Hamlet and Tempest. They both give off a dark feel, and the arts are quite similar as well. If you like one of them you would like the other one as well!
Both Happy suger life and from the new world have two abuse and violence and suicide theme
HSL (happy suger life) is sexual abuse and physical abuse
SSY/FTNW (shinsekai yori/from the new world) is physical abuse
I'll keep this short and sweet. from the new world maria akizuki is just as psychotic and lovey dovey with saki watanabe as Hapy Sugar Lifes Satou Matsuzuka is with Shio. They might be different levels of love, both women will do anything for the one they love, including murder.
Both set in worlds which are different from ours
Both deals with children who try to save their world on the verge to collapse
Kids are not free (they are exploited as soldiers in Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku and killed in order to maintain stability in Shinsekai Yori)
Both series are set in a science-fiction dystopian society, with a cast of children who are confronted with the harsh realities of their world. Characters are faced with conflicting ideals, and communities are oppressed and stripped of their humanity and ultimately are engaged in a war. Both series explore themes of morality, fear and humanity and have incredible world building. Though Now and Then, Here and There is a relatively older series, its visuals still hold up. And of course, the visuals in Shinsekai Yori are stunning as well. These are coming of age stories in a dystopian society whose finales really do pay off.
Both Now and Then, Here and There and From the New World share a similar concept: the world is not as it seems, and there is indeed a dark side to life. It is in this underlying dark side that these anime both find their idealistic heroes struggling to make a better place for the future of all and it is this tone and attitude that make these two shows a good fit for each other.
Dystopia, war, and cute kids are just some of the key things From the New World and Now and Then, Here and There have in common. They're both outstanding shows for a start. But there's also an adult melancholy that hangs over both their stories, belying the cutesy character designs and hinting at something much more serious and profound. If you enjoyed the complex tragedy of one show, you will really enjoy the other.
This may seem like an odd recommendation at first glance, but it's not completely without reason - both invite contemplation on moral issues, the characters, and the mystical world they're set in without making any judgment, welcoming the viewer to either make their own or simply accede that there is no clear right or wrong. Shinsekai Yori is much more dramatic and epic, presenting a world that is dystopic; Mushishi is subdued and calming, presenting a world that is filled with muted wonder, if at times melancholic.
Something about the eerie, mysterious settings remind me of each other. The Mushishi episodes are not really connected in a linear manner as Shinsekai yori is. Both have protagonists with a special power trying to figure out mysterious phenomena.
Both shows are incredibly atmospheric. The sceneries are beautiful and calming. Both are capable of drawing you into the story with visuals alone. While the plots of the shows are completely different, both have a calming feeling to them. Best watched at night.
These shows do touch on dark themes such as power-abuse, betrayal, crimes, and deaths, giving them a mystery and psychological thriller feel, along with tragedy, so I feel they may be similar in that way.
-The problem and issue that arises during the anime is always a food for thought and question to ponder.
-It evokes a lot of uncomfortable and uneasy topics.
- villain in both anime are similar as they both are intelligence and willingly to sacrifices other people to achieve their goal.
- both anime are rather dark.
- both anime question the very nature of human.
- superpower is available in both anime.
- Story-telling is the main attraction point for both anime .
- Both anime actually worth your time to watch.
Both shows have the profoundly important and mightily depressing subject matter of the human race's survival hundreds of years in the future. The future civilisations in each show are very different from one another, but they both face the problem of tensions and/or conflicts between species that have come to exist since our present, not to mention further issues regarding the corruption of human governments and establishments. What's also important to mention is that both shows have an element of scientific mystery; as you watch you'll find out more and more about the new creatures that inhabit the Earth through the characters' own investigations.
Both anime are set in a false utopia, and as the story progresses, the protagonists learn more about the cruel secrets of their respective worlds. Plus, Shingeki no Kyojin has a similar thrilling effect to Shinsekai Yori.
Both shows are set in an alternative timeline/world in a post-apocalyptic setting after an incident that threatens humans to near extinction. In response, dystopian societies are created that use questionable means to ensure humanity's survival. Both have dark undertones with depressing subject matter that raises moral dilemmas. If you enjoyed SnK for its psychological aspects and not as another shounen action anime, you will definitely enjoy Shinsekai Yori.
Both series are set in the future and are very heavy. Both require you to really think about what is going, watch carefully, and will have you thinking about them long after you've finished them. If you are looking for something serious and mind boggling to watch I would definitely recommend you either of these!
Both keep the audience "in the dark" for most part of the show. Giving away only bits and pieces of information for the audience to piece together and confirm as the show continues.
Both have pretty dark plots. And ask some deep questions.
They are both character driven shows that take place in a realistic future and follow child characters that learn about the harsh and dark reality of the world they live in wile the adults in charge of the situation keep trying to hid from them.
Both shows feature a group of young people living in a seemingly peaceful society. Eventually, they discover some secrets about their society, and the main characters are involved in a major conspiracy movement that may or may not change their lives forever.
At first glance these 2 shows aren't all that similar but my gut tells me otherwise so bare with me. Children suddenly find themselves working to keep the people they love safe. The children in both shows have access to special powers. Mecha in Bokurano, telekinesis in From the New World. The atmosphere and the tone of both shows are very similar along with a dark feeling of doom that keeps you watching to see what will happen next.
So yeah it might just be me that feels these 2 are similar but either way try one if you liked the other.
Although both anime differ greatly in terms of plot, there are a few striking similarities.
1. The protagonists are all children. Most part of Shin Sekai Yori, anyway.
2. The children of both anime are plunged into a cruel conspiracy created by the adults of both worlds. As both anime progress, we will soon realise the truth behind the cruelty of both worlds.
3. In both anime, the children are given special abilities to fight with. In Shin Sekai Yori, the children's psychic powers will awaken when they come of age (i.e., mainly telekinesis). In Bokurano, the children were given robots to pilot.
They are both different from each other but somehow they both give off the same vibe and eerie atmosphere. One is set a thousand years in the future and the other in the present and the latest is mecha.
Both have a mysterious air about them and the characters in both are a group of students either friends or acquaintances.
I can't help but think that M3: sono kuroki Hagane will have a twist just like Shinsekai Yori did.
Both have very similar dark flair, atmosphere, and complex character developments.
A group of acquaintance / friends experienced the same past. Time flies. Now the time has come to reflect about what really happened. Horror beyond the death in an even more complex manner takes place. The dark edge gave me goosebumps.
Both have to deal with the sin of the past and the recent suppression of science-society.
Group of kids with supernatural powers in post-apocalypse world. Linked with each other, fight against strange creatures they don't understand, for reasons they don't understand.
M3 and Shinsekai also have great plot twists and similar dark horror atmosphere.
This might seem like a weird recommendation but both these series have the sort of story where the protagonist stumbles onward trying different things only to realize the error of his ways and the way the world works way later in the series leading to an epic finale.
These two series don't feel the same but I can't help but think that if you like one you'll like the other. The pacing is similar in that it is slow at first but picks up speed constantly untill you're glued to the screen. There are even similar elements relating to memory (where one character has memories of something the others do not and is therefor isolated). The protagonists of both shows must face an overwhelming power on their own and while they have support from their friends it is not applicable to their situation some of the time.
There are some people who might be bothered by how relaxed the creators of these shows are about gender roles or whatever. In Steins;Gate there is the trappiest of traps and in Shinsekai Yori there is a boy on boy kiss - something which has horrified the communtiy to no end. If this somehow disturbs you too much to be able to enjoy good anime then I recommend Mars of Destruction. read more
- MCs are strong mentally, and not physically ( they usually go through psychologically stressful situations)
- Focused on a group of friends
- Both have some romance
- Interesting reflexions about the behavior of human society after a major event (time traveling/ humans with psychic powers)
- Shinsekai is darker than Steins;Gate, with less humor and a heavier atmosphere (post-apocalyptic).
- Both are science fiction anime, but unlike Steins, Shinsekai has this supernatural side to it.
- Art & Sound are better on SY, while S;G has a better plot.
For me they're both great shows, though I can't say for sure that if you liked S;G, you'll also like SY. I mean, these shows don't have a really straightforward connection, but a kind of weird, deeper one. So its possible to like only one. I'd say about 70-80% chance for someone to like the two of them, so, give it a shot ! =D
In both series, you need to use your minds to understand the story. Both series are boring at first but suddenly gets interesting midway. And both series has awesome twists and storyline that will make you score both series an 8 or above rating
Both Shinsekai Yori (SY) and Zankyou no Terror (ZnT)'s plot include children rising against some wrongs imposed onto them by elders and the structure of their society. Where SSY is historical and supernatural, ZnT is modern and realistic; both present mystery and thriller as its genre. I strongly recommend these masterpieces, a viewer will surely uncover this parallel between the two and then feel ecstatic!
Similar genre of mystery. Both have a dark plot and ingenious twists. Although the setting and style of the stories are really different, their 'darkness' are on par with one another. I would recommend both to those who enjoy dark mystery stories or want to be surprised. They're also my favourite anime series.
I'm surprised this hasn't been recommended yet. Both are alluring and dark, taking the average person into a world of chaos, crime and justice. Both appeal to a mature audience and dabble with a bit of the super power. one piece is set in a far natural version of sea while from the new world is present day. Amazing seiyuu tomokazu sugita and hiroaki HIRATA play male leads in both. one piece' main focus is funny and Pirates while shinsekai yori is gang violence and the not so ordinary lives of three old.
These series both explore supernatural psychological themes in a way that captivate their audience. While Re:Zero is focused on a style that combines fantasy, comedy, and dark events (meant for a less mature audience), Shinsekai Yori is a more realistic version of a psychological anime portayed in a rather serious way (meant for a more mature audience). The dark themes in common to both are interesting to watch so you will probably like the other. Both are masterpieces, but for different audiences.
Similar overall feelings. Supernatural powers involved as well as how to make good use of them, fighting tactics etc. Music that suits perfectly to the atmosphere and mastered animation with cool effects. Sometimes you'll feel as lost as the characters. Almost same approach of mystery and psychology.
These two series have moments that can give the audience psychological shocks (in different ways). Both Shinsekai yori and Re: Zero focus on supernatural aspects and have dark themes (Shinsekai yori is a lot more darker though). These two also have heart warming moments. Besides, these two series have wonderful art, music and scenes. The world-building concept too is Awesome!
From the New World and Sunday Without God both have a similar feel to them. Although the settings are quite different from each other, they are both interesting worlds that have their respective problems. They both have simultaneous utopian/dystopian elements; they are visually lovely and peaceful, and you could imagine yourself almost being happy there even though you know things really aren't as they should be. In fact, in some ways things are quite horrible, but that dark side is not presented in the typical way. Rather, the real drive is the situations of the characters and how they deal with it. It gives a down-to-earth feel to a fantastical world.
If you enjoy these aspects of Sunday Without God, you should definitely give From the New World a try. read more
Both these shows have a very similar ambiance and a common (though very different) post-apocalyptic setting. They are both beautifully drawn but at the same time required a great deal of the reader in terms of suspending disbelief in a world that is supposed to be theoretically contiguous with our own. From the New World does a much better job of this with a much more coherent story line, but if you enjoyed the experience of either both are likely to hold your attention (particularly since Sunday without God is only 12 episodes).
Same athmosphere, questions about the people's way of thinking, a special chara-design, ... But I think Shinsekai Yori is more deep than Serial Experiments Lain.
I highly recommand Shinsekai Yori for Seinens' lovers !
Though their main topics and styles differ significantly (Lain is a cyberpunk story about communication whereas Shin Sekai Yori is a fantasy story about social control) they are similarly insightful and thought-provoking.
As with Akira, Shinsekai yori features characters with extraordinary powers that can't quite be explained in conventional ways. The story of Shinsekai yori is set 1000 years in the future, a time in which Man has evolved into beings with extraordinary powers and an obscure history that unfolds slowly but surely as the plot unfolds.
Unlike Akira however, Shinsekai yori's setting involves next to no technology and given how it's a 25 episode anime, the characters are fleshed out better and the plot isn't as vague.
It seems to me that Shinsekai Yori was inspired by Akira in a big way, be it the philosophy , the "superpowers", or the gloomingly creepy atmosphere.
Comparing and referencing those 2 works seems like a great idea!
I can't really put my finger on it but there's something that reminds me of Shangri-La. It has been lingering in my mind since I started the series. If I tried to narrow it down to something, I would say it's the overall feel to both series. Also the content of the stories are quite similar. Young protagonist/s trying to find the truth about their twisted society. Both are entertaining and take suprising twists. I recommend to watch Shangri-La if you liked Shinsekai yori and vice versa :)
In both series, the setting takes place in a distant future years from modern times. In that future, there is are mysterious and backgrounds that are waiting to unfold.
Both series has a serene like feeling and majestic backgrounds presented in a more natural way.
Both series has drama and supernatural themes surrounding the many strange events going on.
Both series also has surprising plot twists.
While watching Shinsekai yori, I couldn't help but feel it gave off a very "Spirited Away" vibe. It has some surreal imagery and aesthetic styles you'd expect from it, and both deal with yokai or demons who were formerly human.
Shinsekai yori has a *very* similar feel to Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke. It very much has an epic feel that is just breathtaking and beautiful that is very similar to a Ghibli film. It is similar to Spirited Away, in that it is about the journey of children growing more mature, in a world of magical powers that they don't understand. With Princess Mononoke, it's a very similar setting, of a rural, medieval setting in Princess Mononoke, and a Post Apacolyptic/far future medieval setting in Shinsekai yori. Both have a very similar art style and epic feel, that impart deep messages.
Both titles have a great focus on world-building.The first arc of Shinsekai Yori serves as a world-building arc and Spirited Away explores its universe through Hayao Miyazaki's imagination. However, Spirited Away is a Ghibli movie aimed for younger audiences, while Shinsekai Yori targets a more mature crowd.
Both are great sci-fis, one more focused on psychokinesis powers and one about mecha but still have lots of similarities. Both are in an enclosed society (Sidonia and SSY's utopian village) and have amazing world building that depicts their world well. Both are very serious shows, with the occasional "wtf" going on (in a good way) and both manage to pull off ethical and philosophical situations excellently.
-Both anime occurs in a distant future dystopian societies. Both societes look pretty weird for 20-21th century humans.
-Both anime presents a high level of sci-fi element and "the details", and in both humanity are endangered by extinction.
-Both have specific, non-standard artwork.
-Sidonia no Kishi occurs in deepspace, while Shinsekai Yori occurs on Earth in distant future.
-Sidonia no Kishi have male lead who is clearly "The Main Protagonist"(Tanikaze), while Shinsekai Yori MC's have no clear lead, both Saki and Satoru have equal level personalities.
-Sidonia no Kishi features more battle scenes, while Shinsekai Yori have much less of it.
Both represent a dystopia genre. There are two societies within each anime with strict rules which every citizen should obey. But they weren't here from the beginning, they occures as a result of some sort a disaster. The information about those disasters and the worlds' structures themselves is strictly classified, and main characters, who knows nothing at the beginning, step by step reveal all the truth. Both general story lines begin when member of one society get in contact with member of another, which is primarily a taboo, even though in Shinsekai Yori one society dominates on another. Both stories are developing as those societies come into a conflict. And both final plot twists are rather similar too. I bet if you enjoyed one show you will enjoy the other as much! read more
Both have the same skeletal structure in terms of basic worldbuilding. Both have a post apocalyptic dystopian world that is heavily oppressed by the government in order to stop another huge disaster from happening. Both stories begin when the main character comes in contact with another society as they begin to unearth the secrets about the disaster that lead the world to become what it is today.
Both of these show's clearly occupy their own niche, but they also have a similar feel. I guess they also have similar themes, similar pacing, and take place in a post-apocalyptic setting. They're also both really good.
Some other similarities:
Morality in shades of grey.
Inspired art+ character design.
Thought provoking without being overly deep.
While Casshern Sins is more Action oriented at points and Shinsekai Yori has nothing to do with robots, both give off the same mysterious feeling of what happened to the world in the past. Both are set in dystopian futures, and the art style is very similar.
The main characters life in a world that seems to be an utopia, filled with magic and without any strife. However slowly they discover the dark secrets of their world, which actually is filled with discrimination against those without magic.
Both anime start slow but get really good later on. Cross Ange has mecha and fanservice (actually the main reason why I started watching this); Shinsekai Yori has shounen-ai; but both anime have much to make up for that.
Yes, Shinsekai Yori does not have mechas and it does not include as many instances of blatant fanservice. However, the basic question that the viewer is inspired to ask remains the same: What is the price of building an Utopian society and is it practical/moral to discriminate (even to the point of servitude) a minority by using propaganda to frame them as monsters and turn public opinion in the favour of the peace-seeking majority?
I find Cross Ange thus far (at episode 10) to provide insightful views on this point and I value its ability to make me think. Be prepared for some cringe-inducing moments in Cross Ange though. The animators don't hold back.  read more
Both shows have an oddity about them. They're not very usual.
Both also share a particular artistic style which is pretty and charming.
Finally, the two shows are both deep and complex causing the intellectual stimulation of the watcher.
Both very worth watching. :)
Both are dark stories that seem like they're cutesy and fluffy. Both tackle philosophical and ethical issues that exist in real life. Both make parallels/relations to literary, classical music (more on SSY, less in Penguin) and have a sci-fi feel. Try both. If you want, a disturbing, compelling, thought-provoking story, these two are good for you.
Both shows are about the future of the world and the different races that interact with humans. Shinseki yori is darker, but they both are about with dealing with a new intellectual race. Also, while both are set in the future, neither have high technology and actually have even reverted back a bit. Both are pretty imaginative and I highly recommend them both to anyone looking for something new and refreshing.
JwSS is basically a version of SSy in which the humans and the others get along. Also, the people in JwSS seem to take the threat of becoming extinct rather lightly, whereas paranoia about this drives SSy's plot. The words of each, though, are mutually surprisingly similar.
I know right, not really expected. But the world building is strangely, or should I say eerily similar. It starts off nice but then you slowly get to understand how wrong everything is in these universes.
However be aware that the animation quality of one of these is far better than the other's. I'll let you guess which one it is.
Firstly, there is this weird feeling of unease whenever some dark element shows up, totally unphased with the actual mood of the episode.
Secondly, how slowly the world building is proceeding (not that I'm complaining) however the plot in Shinsekai yori is more heavy whereas Kemono Friends focuses more on cute girls cosplaying animals.
Both shows are must watch classics. They both focus on a small group who have reservations about the order of the world. Both shows do an impressive job of illustrating the depth of the worlds they are set in.
Both series are focussed on telling a well thought out story and are pretty dramatic. The series are both set in a future post-apocalyptic world and let you think about what is happening. And also, they both contain superb soundtracks!
These two series involves a group of young children in a futuristic world where there is violence, battles, and mystery surrounding the backgrounds of the story.
Both series features supernatural themes with a futuristic like setting but presented in different ways.
Between the main characters, it involves a group of young children who develops and also has drama between themselves. The setting of both anime is considered an utopia of the nature of it are explored throughout the series.
They have a very slice of life feel but with an interesting fantasy setting. The younger characters grapple with dealing with the realities of the setting. The pace is slow, but rewarding (especially for Shinsekai Yori). There is a lot of focus on how friendships are affected by loss and stress.
I think most people will find that this is Kind of a stretch, but I think that if you liked From Then New World or Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, you would like the other.
Both being based off of a novel, the books have a similar theme and a group of close friends who develop together with time. Grimgar as a RPG kind of anime is unique from it's kind as in it gives the goblin monsters the have to kill human traits. They put up quite a fight, and this is similar to the queerats of From the New World.
Add some dramatic character losses and a slight dystopian survival theme, I hope people would see that these shows are actually quite similar despite their different genres. read more
In Higurashi, I was like " who's the next killer?" or "I wonder who's next to die heuheuehue" . But in Kai, I started to like the characters and cheer for them wishing to not be hurt or not to die again which is I why I chose the 2nd season of Higurashi in this recommendation. The same goes for Shinsekai Yori, at first you don't about the people in the story but they'll eventually grow on you, atleast that's the case for me. Both anime have great suspence, amazing developments, and mind puzzling stories.
There are a lot of questions which are unanswered to the protagonists of these 2 series as well as to the viewers, when the answers are revealed it brings shock not only to the protagonists but also to the viewers as well.
Both series try to discuss actual social problems in a way of showing society wich differs a lot from our real contemporary one (in Shinsekai Yori - distant future, in twelve Kingdoms - parallel world). It's all made up to show human nature somehow. That what made me feel the same about them maybe.
Though Shinsekai Yori is much more naturalistic and "heavy".
Nothing quite compares to Shinseki Yori. Twelve Kingdoms, while not particularly similar to Shinseki Yori, has some similar selling points. These two shows take you on a journey. The audience discovers a compelling, detailed, and well thought out world at the same time as the leading characters. Shinseki Yori has more of a shocking revelation approach while Twelve Kingdoms is somewhat more casual.
These series both have a suspenseful, mysterious, and thriller feel to them, as well as having a strongly psychological theme. You can expect to see some surreal imagery in either.
Disappearances, murders, abductions, sexual perversions, and other such things are what you can expect in both, as they show the darker sides of human society and how different people struggle with it.
It would be impossible for me to elaborate on the core similarity between these shows without giving everything away, so all I can really say is that despite being totally dissimilar in almost all other respects, the premise that everything hinges on is essentially the same in both.
With Both, From the New World and Qualidea Code are set in post-apocylptic worlds where children have special abilities/powers, and the world outside the safehaven of cities or villages is filled filled with dangerous beings and the decaying reminants of old civilization.
The finer details of each series are quite different. However, if you enjoyed one series, then you'll most likely enjoy the other.
"Troubled adolescents are gifted with near-omnipotent psychic powers" is an accurate one-sentence summary of the premises of both shows, though the settings and the moral thrust could not be more different - Mob Psycho has an inspiring and uplifting core, which definitely CANNOT be said for SSY. Oh, and! While Shinsekai Yori's art style and animation aren't nearly as bonkers as MP100, for the most part, there's some really trippy moments which make it worth watching if you like inventive animation.
The settings and plots are extremely different between these two anime, but if you enjoyed the unique vibe of Boogiepop Phantom, you should thoroughly enjoy the artistry and individuality of From the New World. The theme of things-are-not-always-as-they-seem is also carried over.
Both boogiepop phantom and from the new world have two abuse and explicit violence theme
BP (Boogiepop phantom) is animal abuse and physical abuse
SSY/FTNW (shinsekai yori/from the new world) is physical abuse
1-Both are full of messages, multi-layer concepts and social critic
2-Both talk about adolescence, madurity and sexuality in actually original way
3-One view is not enough to understand the whole
4-Action and drama without topics or cheap fanservice
Utena is more complex and deep, but both are much enjoyable if you wish an intelligent anime.
Shinsekai Yori and Utena are two sets full of social criticism in another context, profound messages, addressing issues such as homosexuality or social convictions of an original and effective way. Both deal close but very different issues and contexts, and both series are that if you see more than once will get much more out them out. Also try both tackles the issue of maturity in adolescence.
Both have young people and super powers, although the source differs. They are similar in examining the relationship between those with powers and those without, but their mood differs. Railgun is pretty much hopeful throughout. Shinsekai Yori grows progressively more grim for most of the series.
Shinsekai Yori and Coppelion both takes place in a setting of an unique world that contrasts greatly from our own. These worlds takes place in the future and has an apocalyptic-like atmosphere. There is distant technology in such a future as well with science fiction themes.
There is a small cast of characters involved with both series. These characters have different personalities but makes their relationships worthwhile.
Additionally, there seems to be secrets regarding the world that the characters resides in that they don't even know themselves as they embark on a journey of discovery.
*There are futuristic worlds
*There are time skips
*Good character development
*There are secret plans in the government
*Shows the reality of what would happen in a situation: miracles aren't common
*There are bits of romance
*The ending is bittersweet
*Shinsekai Yori has super powers of sorts
*Jyu Oh Sei has monstrous plants
*Shinsekai Yori takes place in a futuristic Earth
*Jyu Oh Sei takes place in the future on a different planet
Both shows have a similar vibe, both are based on the distant future, the difference is, one takes place in the earth and the other in a hostile world and, while Shinsekai yori tends to be more "fantastic" with it's approach with the mind control stuff, Jyu oh sei is more realistic in that sense, portraying human's capabilities in a more realistic way.
Both series are highly recommended
Both series give internal struggles form with the supernatural. The two series go about it different ways, however. The entirety of the monogatari series describes the characters through heavy dialogue that reinforces the plot rather well. Both have well paced arcs that lead into the next quite nicely (for monogatari the arcs blend well, after the first season). In both shows you see the growth of these characters throughout the course of their schooldays.
-Incredibly moving stories that force the beholder to question their lives.
-Superb management of the timelines in both forces those who watch be incredibly attentive or risk losing important details.
-Great for those who love to put two and two together.
It's need much of time to understand both of these anime, also they give the same vibe somehow.
both of these anime are about people who have spiritual power, and about the people who tend to use that power for their own benefit.
- Both involve rather dark themes
- Revelations are uncovered throughout the series
- SSY and FMA are both thought-provoking
- Main characters are roughly the same age and they mature as the show progresses
- Both shows have quite complete stories (no questions unanswered)
Shinsekai yori has a *very* similar feel to Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke. It very much has an epic feel that is just breathtaking and beautiful that is very similar to a Ghibli film. It is similar to Spirited Away, in that it is about the journey of children growing more mature, in a world of magical powers that they don't understand. With Princess Mononoke, it's a very similar setting, of a rural, medieval setting in Princess Mononoke, and a Post Apacolyptic/far future medieval setting in Shinsekai yori. Both have a very similar art style and epic feel, that impart deep messages.
Both shows tackle some core philosophical concepts of humanity, dealing with war and morality especially.
They both do a great job at building a believable and engaging world using some modern SoL elements and continuous symbolisms.
In this context some of these elements make for a big contrast to the heavy backdrop. This results in a very intriguing, multilayered experience.
However, Shinsekai yori's dystopian elements make for a lot more eerie of an atmosphere, compared to Sora no woto's usually poetic beauty.
At last I can say, that these very similar shows carry a beautiful and true message, which is in no way ever corny, making them easily two of A-1s best works ever. read more
Both have a scene setting in a diffrent world from ours.
They also share the same atmosphere, that makes your eyes water at times.
They both have a mystery genre.
I enjoyed watching them both, and i hope you will too.
The use of Dvorak's 'From the New World' symphony played into the countryside and also the similarity between Shun in Shinsekai Yori and Shun in Hoshi wo ou Kodomo is a weird coincidence if it is one, but Shinsekai yori is definetly darker, if you're into that. The feeling of both settings are also similar to me, and the monsters that people encounter.
Both feuture teenagers with their daily lifes of school.
Also both have super natural elements.
The carry the same atmophere and are slow-paced you need to watch a few episodes before it catches your interet, but give it a shot you wont regret it!!!
Both of them introduce us in a new world, or the race to make it one, with a group of differents children who are discovering themselves but with the same long distance goal: to connect people, to stop war, to prevent violence.
Kiznaiver is more drastic at the beginning, while Shin Sekai Yori is quite at ease in the introduction. Both of them have a unique art and design.
But if you like the dark themed, psychological and ideal-making-world, you will enjoy both.
Both "3X3 Eyes" and "From the New World" deal with human identity and with the relationships between humans and "the supernatural". The female leads from both shows struggle with psychological afflictions caused by magic.
Both are Sci-fi anime with paradoxical themes. However, Shinsekai Yori focuses strongly on the role of society, as per its influence from dystopian and Orwellian-esque novels. Zegapain focuses more on the individual and often uses Quantum Mechanics/Physics references to solidify its critical points.
What's the truth of the world? The protagonists in both the series seek the answer to this question. The worldbuilding in these 2 series is unimaginably excellent. These 2 series take place in a world full of secrets and lies. They focus on supernatural mysteries and are deep and highly logical. There are lot of revelations that might leave you shocked. They share a similar eerie and dark atmosphere. It's interesting to see characters make deductions and strategies. SNK s3 is waaay better than its prequels. Music is exceptionally excellent. Art and background scenery is awesome. There will be interesting theories and philosophies.
In an altered world, the protagonists, with the help of their supernatural powers, defend themselves from the other dangerous denizens and try to fulfill their goal. Both series raise a lot of questions while watching and contain many melancholic moments.
A group of adolescents, who have ESP, are trying to discover the mysteries of their friends and the world. Very similar ideas used everywhere, a strong use of classical music, and also a lot of interpersonal turmoil between characters.
Mission-e (like it's prequel, Code-E) examines life with special powers in the near future. Shinsekai Yori is set in a more distant future but it also examines humanity through the lens of special powers.
Set in the distant future after an event that lead to a drastic change to society. The children born after also show signs of strange powers. The children know little about what is happening or why they are told to use their powers the way they do. Yet they have no choice but to listen to the adults "advice"...
-show has pessimism towards human society/interaction
-setting (shinsekai yori is set in fantasy world, wheres nabari no ou is set in our world but people have super power)
-scale (in shinsekai yori the whole of society is at stake where in nabari no ou its more just the main characters)
both anime make you think about humanity and the world, though Shinsekai Yori is more depressing than Kado
in both anime the main characters need to deal with someone not human
and in both anime not everything is what it seems
In both shows, children grow up with special abilities. The tone of the shows differs, as does the means of separating children with abilities from those without. Gakuen Alice allows glimpses of a darker side hidden beneath the cheery child adventures of the main character, which creates a similar feeling that the world is not as pleasant as we are meant to think it is.
Dystopic worlds populated by powerful people in shady, but well-intending organizations with mysterious overarching plots throughout several discrete subplots and similar levels of character attrition along the way. In both series, questionable actions from morally ambiguous characters lead to escalation or resolution, and in neither do the shows assign a simple good or bad metric. Shinsekai Yori is more contemplative and has a feeling of slow dread; Book of Bantorra is packed to the brim with action and takes you along for the ride.
Both got weird fcuped story. Weird characters and weird place where anime take place. Main characters in both anime got unusual powers. I think both anime got weird but interestin feel to it, so if you like one of them you should definitely try another one out.
Both stories although they are different in their own arguments and plot, are built under the same premise, the extinction, but not the extinction of the Human species, but of Humanity, that concept that makes us different from animals, this term is not emphasized in each part of the story, if you liked Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko, then you will love the apocalyptic contexts and the distorted lines of a story that aims and manages to immerse you in an oniric world 1000 years in the future of humanity and planet Earth.
Although SSR is an anime that does not try to answer the question, what happened to the human species, to civilization and humanity itself? Try to contextualize other philosophical concepts of death, consciousness, human connection, friendship , the value and the meaning of life, and sometimes even though we think that everything is lost and that there is no more hope than the end itself, the end always leads to something more, even if this was the last Trip of Humanity, a Girls' Last Tour.
Finally I would like to add SSR's music, it is amazing and beautiful, although it does not have a fixed lyrics or a complex lyrics, it is completely penetrating and introspective, it helps to meditate and also invites to reflect the contexts of the different scenarios in which Chii-chan and Yuu-chan advance in their life of survival around the Earth, perhaps as the last representatives of the species and of human civilization.
I am sure that you will love Shin Sekai Yori, because you are also worshiped from the perspective of the reflection from which SSR was approached, so do not miss both and although they are series that may have different endings, they always teach us that as Humanity we live in a limited means with limited resources and with other humans around us and that the success of our own existence and preservation goes through everyone and the individual responsibility of each one. read more
Shinsekai Yori has all the same elements of Pupa, but, unlike Pupa, it's actually good. It's got mystery, drama, and even some blood. It's literally a better version of Pupa, so if you liked Pupa then you're gonna give Shinsekai Yori a 15/10.
The major plot point for both shows is that there's something amiss in their respective societies; they explore morality and those who have power over everyone else. Characters' relationships with each other are important and both somewhat explore sexuality/gender identity in the context of their societies.
Despite having very different settings (Versailles being a show from the 70s about historical events while Shinsekai is newer and takes place in the future), care went into the world building of both.
-fantastic world building
-watch the main characters grow physically and mentally
-fantasy, but not over the top setting make them great once you get into them
-they both take place in a world after a great disaster
Both are heavy psychological shows with slow pacing and lots of foreshadowing built upon the dark secrets of a seemingly innocent body. Each has very mature themes that are handled extremely well, but may be lost on those who aren't paying enough close attention. Shinsekai Yori spends most of its time on some incredible world building whereas WIXOSS opts to spend more time on its characters, but these anime are fundamentally written the same way with the same goals in mind. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
-Both anime occurs in a distant future dystopian societies. Both societes look pretty weird for 20-21th century humans.
-Both anime presents a high level of sci-fi element and "the details", and in both humanity are endangered by extinction.
-Both have specific, non-standard artwork.
-Sidonia no Kishi occurs in deepspace, while Shinsekai Yori occurs on Earth in distant future.
-Sidonia no Kishi have male lead who is clearly "The Main Protagonist"(Tanikaze), while Shinsekai Yori MC's have no clear lead, both Saki and Satoru have equal level personalities.
-Sidonia no Kishi features more battle scenes, while Shinsekai Yori have much less of it.
Both are set in future where seemingly utopic society works after large population reduction, but the dark truth is hidden from young protagonists who try to unravel it facing many challenges, expecially the challenge of doing so and not being caught by some form of supervision over them which is present from the beggining.
Both have a post-apocalyptic setting and feature children trying to understand their complex world and its dark origins. Driven by their curiosity, they slowly discover the mysteries behind the dystopia. There is also a class division in both, with one group feeling superior to the other.
A very fair recommendation to make if you've seen one of them.
Differences: Different settings and animation styles. Shinsekai yori has a supernatural aspect which lacks completely in Monster. The former is also more focused on a particular set of characters and their utopian society while the latter is more of a detective series and the journey of our protagonist as he unravels the mystery.
Similarities: They have mature and solid stories with thought provoking themes engulfed in a very mysterious and remarkable atmosphere. They raise the question of "who are the monsters" and leave some aspects with questionable morality for the viewer to interpret. I also think they are very story driven which leaves some characters less developed than one might've wished for. Both very well scripted and with practically none fan service or comedy relief.
For the most part they are both well paced (althought Monster could have probably been shorten) and definitely must sees for those who enjoy good mystery books. read more
The art and the atmosphere are both similar, especially at the beginning of each. There's mystery and very mild horror used to create the beginning perspective. They both start slowly; increasing in action pace about halfway. There's also romance in each (though less of a plot basis for Shinsekai Yori).
At the beginning of Shinsekai Yori, my mind SCREAMED Dusk Maiden of Amnesia due to the art and pace, however I truly believe Shinsekai Yori is more artful, deeper and a bit more fluid.