Shinsekai yori
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Shinsekai yori

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


Type: Novel
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2008
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: None
Authors: Kishi, Yusuke (Story)


Score: 7.711 (scored by 170170 users)
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Ranked: #15922
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Popularity: #15055
Members: 799
Favorites: 29


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Japan, 1000 years from now. Humanity, which has acquired the telekinetic power called "Juryoku," fears the legendary abominations called "Akki" (Fiends) and "Gouma" (Karmic Demons), but has built a peaceful society. However, a group of children previously under the school's strict control, as a result of violating a certain rule, have suddenly descended into a nightmare! The false peace crumbles away, as a fantastic archive tells them the truth of humanity's bloodstained history?

(Source: Kodansha, translated)


Shinsekai yori won the 29th Nihon SF Taisho Award in 2008.

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Oct 17, 2021
I am surprised how few people have read Shinsekai Yori (and how there are 0 reviews) despite the fantastic anime adaptation having over 500,000 members. If your issue is that Shinsekai Yori does not have an official translation, don't worry! It was fan-translated by a person which has been cleaned and edited over the years, making it a great read with few grammatical errors.

The story makes you think about yourself and others' lives despite being set in a completely different time than ours, a millennium in the future. That doesn't mean this is a novel about ships whizzing through space, however. Instead, you might actually ...
Dec 31, 2021
Dystopia created not by tyrants, but as an attempt to keep the last remains of humanity from going extinct. The burden of greater power. Is greater good a reason to trample on personal freedom of individuals? How much can perceived evil or good change into good or evil depending on the point of view? What does it mean to be a human?

Shinsekai yori is a heavily philosophical work that ask those questions and more. Well, not asking directly of course, that would be too on the noose. It would be more accurate to say that the story makes you question these questions yourself.

With two ...

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