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Shinsekai yori


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2012 to Mar 23, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Novel
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 165,108 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #113
Members: 431,943
Favorites: 17,046

Recommendations

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 
report Recommended by MangaPancakes
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. 
report Recommended by Emberred
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. 
report Recommended by Master10K
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.  
report Recommended by hellmet
They share a similar eerie mood and atmosphere. 
report Recommended by Yamaro
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  read more 
report Recommended by ketsui-san
Kids with powers in a calm, different world settingthat gets turned on it’s head 
report Recommended by jauntyghost
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. 
report Recommended by gknight
The stories focus around characters from a village that has a deep dark secret, not to mention members of the village have special powers. The art style is similar and has a Gothic art scheme going. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
✔ Both are shocking and moving ✔ Have similar disquieting atmosphere ✔ Talk about dangerous power 
report Recommended by Shifu
Time skips. 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. 
report Recommended by thismarlasinger
- 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. 
report Recommended by Tomaton
Both have: - 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. - Spirits/ghosts. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
The overall feeling of travel while learning new things about the world is what makes these 2 animes similar in my eyes. 
report Recommended by TurboLion
Both anime involve themes of censorship, war, and morality. Both anime have a huge plot twist and similar execution. 
report Recommended by ForkzAreEvil
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.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
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. 
report Recommended by Fenryr19
Both are about a group of children with special powers fighting the system and searching for their purpose. 
report Recommended by Kyonikov
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. 
report Recommended by Zerath
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. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
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. 
report Recommended by Makise
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) 
report Recommended by Smoku
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. 
report Recommended by VirescentZephyr
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.  
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
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.  
report Recommended by FatefulLove
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! 
report Recommended by EpicRemy
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 
report Recommended by wd0
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 ! 
report Recommended by Kaikko
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 :) 
report Recommended by Haruka-SD
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.  
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
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. 
report Recommended by 3xTripple
They both have a mysterious feel to it, with a dark atmosphere and based around supernatural events.  
report Recommended by Vodkas
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. 
report Recommended by Sariffice
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 
report Recommended by JVincent04
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. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
Children with psychokinesis powers play a major role in both shows and the danger those powers pose to the society is a common theme between these shows. 
report Recommended by Nifrigel
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. 
report Recommended by Khalan
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. :) 
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
Qualic Multiplicity. Memory Minimalism. Thoughtform Rations. Fairy x Fate x Fairy Extremely minimized negative collision of soul-devices. One body; Multiple souls. Everyone. Moral degeneration from hibernating antithesises. Ethical-depth progeneration by facing hopelessness. Forcing the death of thoughtforms. Trauma repression versus Trigger exhaustion. Where one settles panic conflict fairily by planting god-tulpa'es trained to muffle the reagent memories whereas the other settles panic conflict fatedly by imposing hallucinatory-icons trained to kill vocal thoughtforms; neither simulate meaningful trauma respect however both permit such hypothesis. Both stories depict vanity and arrogance without telling, don't let that normalize these tendencies. Otherwise both emphasize the struggle put on by either extreme of fairy-fate attitudes. Quite  read more 
report Recommended by eaterjolly
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. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
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 5-Complex relationships Utena is more complex and deep, but both are much enjoyable if you wish an intelligent anime. 
report Recommended by Lester90
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) 
report Recommended by Tommerz
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. 
report Recommended by Malach_Hamavet
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. 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Similarities: *There are futuristic worlds *There are time skips *Good character development *There are secret plans in the government *Tragedies occur *Shows the reality of what would happen in a situation: miracles aren't common *There are bits of romance *The ending is bittersweet Differences: *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 
report Recommended by roselovespuppies
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. 
report Recommended by Azeal
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. 
report Recommended by Gluomme
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. 
report Recommended by Stark700
BOTH ANIME HAVE SIMILIAR IN : 1. POWER 2. friendship 3. great plot 4. good music !!! 
report Recommended by lTl__lTl
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". 
report Recommended by whiteless
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. 
report Recommended by umami_bomb
A time far in the future where what we once knew has turned into a system believed to be ideal. But not all is as it seems and much has been lost or tossed along the way. 
report Recommended by fiore777
The two shows are about a group of kids living a story far too dark and gloomy for their age. Both are excellent shows with deep psychological development and good action stuff. 
report Recommended by simakai
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  read more 
report Recommended by mierco
both animes include creatures trying to overtake the humans. 
report Recommended by LaLaLuffyx3
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. 
report Recommended by Fuzzywuz_zy
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. 
report Recommended by pt_de_lamighty
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. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
Survival, the end of the world. 
report Recommended by red1110m
Dystopian thrillers set against the backdrop of political corruption and the transformation of human to monster.  
report Recommended by Tenderizer17
Both of these anime contain elements of horror, mystery, and supernatural. In fact dark psychological elements are profound characteristics. Both delve into the realm of the human psyche. 
report Recommended by AllisAsh
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.  
report Recommended by shinyfawn
-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 
report Recommended by BlackRing
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. 
report Recommended by Callow
Both have heavy elements of yuri, and both deal with a dystopia/utopia in disguise. Bad and Good are blurred lines in both. Fulfilling endings. 
report Recommended by vsingh1996
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. 
report Recommended by flyingdolphin
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. 
report Recommended by Garabon
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. 
report Recommended by SunnyAslan
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  read more 
report Recommended by Anonatsuhe
Furiko and Shinsekai Yori are about people growing up, unable to stop time. There is a lot of drama and tragedy, though Shinsekai Yori has a much longer plot and timeframe. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Both shows have a lot of dialogue, and early episodes do a lot of world-building for an amazing second half. Both have weird, but cool styles of animation also. 
report Recommended by Willthemost
- 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) 
report Recommended by joeywerepyre
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.  
report Recommended by Sara_Isayama
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.  
report Recommended by Rendhart
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. 
report Recommended by darkabolisher
-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. -Fantastic conclusion. 
report Recommended by YourPalCthulhu
A well-thought of Sci-fi animes that have slow pacing, a war between a good an another good with quite dialogues. 
report Recommended by Crosx
A girl who lives in a world where demons exist, and is educated on the basis of the beliefs of his people , has an inherited skill, you will soon discover the harsh reality of their world. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
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.  
report Recommended by SillieHonka
If you watched this show and liked the plot, this gem could be your next favorite anime 
report Recommended by Riskshocker
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. 
report Recommended by Inactiv3
Both of these anime contain elements of horror, mystery, and supernatural. In fact dark psychological elements are profound characteristics. Both delve into the realm of the human psyche.  
report Recommended by AllisAsh
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"... 
report Recommended by rine-tan
Both shows have young people learning to deal with being super-powered. Both have violent death in them. They have a similarly grim outlook on humanity.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
children with special powers, a world that is not what it appears to be, young people faced with the reality of death and violence 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
about powers and conflict among those who have them and those who don't 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Both place children with powers among those with no super abilities. Both have antagonism between groups. They share an element of hope for overcoming differences.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
both examine the effect of special powers on humans and their relationships 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
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.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
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.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Both are disturbing tales about a group of children with special powers, forced into a situation they did not choose for themselves—with severe consequences. 
report Recommended by Oriolidae
Subservience. Hierarchy. P-NP ;; D-ND !! Technology ob Soul Via Entropy ob Technology Prompt-NonPrompt entropy-check: escalation ― Few escalate sans investment, unusual conflict, unusual trauma (i.e. Nanaki) or fated/fairied conflict via entropy deprivation. Populous Qualia both murderous of qualia Atavistic Genegoidal realities. One Possession Murderous the other conscience murderous Plentiful and substituting qualia Murderous = Anomenizing Beware characters felt the process explicitly as audience members to entropy and forced prediction. In Shinsekai Yori entities contrive alien prediction prediction. In Hand Shakers fate contrived much more native prediction. {zietgiest: zietanomic}  
report Recommended by eaterjolly
Intelligent series that challenge the viewer with moral dilemmas in fascinating fantasy worlds. 
report Recommended by Bocknoi
Interlude and SSY are pretty close on main theme, but SSY makes more sense and much better overall. 
report Recommended by doredel
Young characters stumble upon a dark secret that their small village is hiding, and their newfound knowledge changes everything. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
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  
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
Both have unrestrained violence, beings with superpowers and ones without, and an overall tone that is a mixture of hope and fear for the future of humankind. 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
similarities: -pace -feel -characters's age -show has pessimism towards human society/interaction differences: -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) 
report Recommended by flashmaster
As humanity is on the verge of collapse, lesbian main characters that are both not normal human beings (if human at all) make their way through a post-apocalyptic world. 
report Recommended by rrexyl
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  read more 
report Recommended by Rachanime
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. 
report Recommended by Link_of_Hyrule
Both anime series cover dark subjects and the psychological effects that come with them. The two series seem to have a similar vibe or feeling to them. Both series contain supernatural elements. 
report Recommended by celumie
If you like to see a show that makes you question your humanity and turn you into a crybaby, then these shows are for you. 
report Recommended by Zetara
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. 
report Recommended by lovelything
Both feature: -utopias and "out-of-the-box" worlds; -great story lines; -believable and well-thought characters; -the best and worst of humankind. 
report Recommended by UltraBunny
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. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
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. 
report Recommended by VirescentZephyr
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. 
report Recommended by Misiakk
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. 
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Similarities: -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. Differences: -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.  
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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  read more 
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