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Shinsekai yori

Shinsekai yori

Alternative Titles

English: From the New World
Japanese: 新世界より


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: May 9, 2012 to Jun 9, 2014
Authors: Kishi, Yusuke (Story), Oikawa, Tooru (Art)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 1995 users)
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Ranked: #105342
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Popularity: #1458
Members: 5,464
Favorites: 117
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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /27
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About one thousand years into the future, civilization has been retrograded and humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in this era have a psychic power called "Juryoku" which materializes things they imagine. In the absence of advanced scientific technology, people are using this power as a major source of energy.

One day, a girl called Saki, along with her friends, finds a small archive robot outside the town. It records the ancient history of humans. It tells them that Juryoku was found in the 21st century and the discovery caused a world war between psychics and non-psychics. The psychics won this war and thus their reign of terror began.

When the adults in town figure out that the children discovered this forbidden knowledge, they seal their Juryoku and exile them. Saki and the others end up in a forest where they meet a huge hairless bipedal mouse known as a "Bakenezumi" and get involved in a violent war the creatures are currently engaged in.


Shinsekai yori is an adaptation of Kishi Yuusuke's science fantasy novel from 2008 of the same title.

The series was published in English as From the New World by Vertical Inc. from November 12, 2013 to January 20, 2015.

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Aug 31, 2015
Kev9 (All reviews)
If you've watched the anime of Shinsekai Yori and are thinking you would want to check the manga version with the mindset that you're in for yet another incredible thought-provoking journey, do not take that step.

Personally, I can't imagine how a masterpiece-level series would ever have a poor adaption. That was before I read this manga.

Everything is wrong in this terrible adaption. The story which is the series' best aspect is turned into a pile of rubbish, by totally changing the flow of the events, which in the novel and anime are linked together incredibly well. The same-sex relationship theme which is essential in the read more
Jan 8, 2016
Raptor_Fawr (All reviews)
I've read the novel and saw the anime. When I found out the manga existed as well I was very happy but... How can I say it?

It's horrible. It is so bad I wish I never read it. The novel is dark, deep, it makes you think about life as a whole.
The anime is very similar to the novel, althought the animations are not always top tier it follows the story without changing anything.

And then there is the manga. Characters changed so much I can barely recognize them. The main protagonist wears bitchy chlotes almost all the time and the whole plot is blown away read more
Apr 15, 2016
lavidera (All reviews)
Very honestly I liked this manga, despite popular opinion it seems. But I cannot compare it to the anime or novel yet because I haven't seen them yet but I will get to them. As a stand alone manga, it isn't terrible.

The story is pretty well written and I think that the plot was worth the read at least. The mystery was pretty intriguing and I was hooked to reading it all in one sitting. I found that the pacing is alright with me too.

There was a LOT of yuri. While I don't mind looking at boobs, I think there was some unnecessary read more
Apr 19, 2013
NostalgicDPT (All reviews)
Please don't associate the manga with the real novel or anime adaption. This manga is 100% fanservice.

The manga is basically just ecchi. There was no need for a manga version to start with since the series is derived from a novel. Would definitely not advise anyone to read unless they wanted to read hentai.

The manga does indeed include a portion of the original plot, however the intensity of the plot is weakened by the constant fan-service. The male characters such as Satoru, Shun, and Mamoru are left in the dust.


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