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Sci-fi TV Anime 'Shinsekai yori' Announced

by dtshyk
Feb 26, 2012 4:08 PM | 77 Comments
According to Mainichi news, Kishi Yusuke's sci-fi novel "Shinsekai yori -From The New World-" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. The novel won Japan Sci-fi Award in 2008.

Key illustration of Shinsekai yori

Staff
Director: Ishihama Masashi
Series Composition: Sogo Masashi
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures

Cast
Watanabe Saki: Taneda Risa (newface)
Asahina Satoru: Tojo Kanako
Akizuki Maria: Hanazawa Kana
Aonuma Shun: Todo Mai

Synopsis:
About one thousand years in the future, the civilization has been retrograded and the humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in the era have a psychic power called "Juryoku", which materialize things they imagine in their mind. In the absence of advanced scientific technology, they are using the power as a major source of energy. One day, Saki and her friends find a small archive robot outside the town. It records the old history of the humans. It tells them that "Juryoku" was found in 21st century and the discovery caused a world war between psychics and non-psychics. The world was ruled by the psychics and the reign of terror had begun. That was a prohibited knowledge and the adults in the town seal Juryoku of the children. Saki an others are deserted in a forest and there they meet a huge hairless mouse "Bakenezumi". They are involved in the violent war among the bipedal-walking creatures.

Source: Mainichi

Shinsekai yori on MAL

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Mageking said:

kanji are your spaces right so shin se kai yori

That's not how it works in transliteration of Japanese to English. The key unit is the jukugo 熟語 which can be formed by more than one kanj and one jukugo becomes one English word when transliteratedi. So you don't write 電車 as Den Sha but Densha in English. Some Japanese words that enter into English vocabulary follow the same rule, like Bonsai 盆栽 or Bushido 武士道.

Sep 27, 2012 3:48 PM by symbv

symbv said:
Mageking said:
in english you space stuff, in japanese you don't
shinsekaiyori is one word

I would object to using shinsekaiyori though. If I am to transliterate the Japanese, I would also go for Shinsekai yori too. Shin-sekai yori or Shin Sekai yori are also OK.

I consider Shinsekai as a whole unit of 'jukugo' (word unit) and hence grouped them together. Yori is a preposition-like modifier so is best written separately. Hence "Shinsekai yori".


kanji are your spaces right so shin se kai yori

i will talk to you on your profile since i went way ot

Sep 27, 2012 3:40 PM by Regicide

Mageking said:
in english you space stuff, in japanese you don't
shinsekaiyori is one word

I would object to using shinsekaiyori though. If I am to transliterate the Japanese, I would also go for Shinsekai yori too. Shin-sekai yori or Shin Sekai yori are also OK.

I consider Shinsekai as a whole unit of 'jukugo' (word unit) and hence grouped them together. Yori is a preposition-like modifier so is best written separately. Hence "Shinsekai yori".

Sep 27, 2012 3:37 PM by symbv

Mageking said:
since you're using romaji anyway why not use spaces since we're talking in english anyway

Romaji isn't English, though. It's simply an agreed-upon transliteration of Japanese syllables to Latin letters for the convenience of non-Japanese speakers, and doesn't follow English rules at all. (Except capitalization maybe, but that's not strictly English.)

Sep 27, 2012 3:34 PM by jmal

in english you space stuff, in japanese you don't
shinsekaiyori is one word
tho you wouldn't use japanese spacing in english
cause that would be fromthenewworld
since you're using romaji anyway why not use spaces since we're talking in english anyway
"shin sekai yori"
"from the new world"

ugh deleted this part:
haruka kudo is probably the one i'm most pumped for tbh
noein fangirl inc and boy am i glad i get to hear that voice again
it starts on 10/2, can't wait (i think)

Sep 27, 2012 3:33 PM by Regicide

Mageking said:
also @Mal why you spell it shinsekai yori
you wouldn't spell it from the newworld
i don't see this

Word spacing in Japanese is quite different (i.e. not used much at all!) from English, so it's not always entirely agreed upon how certain romanized Japanese phrases should be handled: spaces, hyphens (more for suffixes than prefixes), and spaceless combinations all abound in different situations. I often but not always see 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン as Shinseiki Evangelion for example.

I guess I err more on the side of not appending 新/shin directly onto the word it's modifying, but I don't have a strong preference to be honest. I don't think there's really a standard, though i suppose MAL encyclopedia editors may have one they usually follow. In either case, I wouldn't use the English translation as the basis for my spacing decisions, though.

Sep 27, 2012 3:30 PM by jmal

seishi-sama said:
symbv said:

- this anime will have TWENTY FIVE episodes (2 cours)

With a break in between or not?

YEAH FUCK YEAH THIS ANIME IS GONNA KICK FACE
this season gets better and better
also @Mal why you spell it shinsekai yori
you wouldn't spell it from the newworld
i don't see this

Sep 27, 2012 3:23 PM by Regicide

Oh wow reading that post about the darker/more mature elements has actually made me a lot more excited for this.
Beyond jealous of those who saw the pre-air ;v; I can't wait for this!

Sep 27, 2012 2:27 PM by Starmie

symbv said:
- this anime will have TWENTY FIVE episodes (2 cours)

For some reason I was under the impression this was a miniseries at most, due to the way it's split between manga, novels, and anime. So I was just going to skip it, assuming too much of the story would never be accessible to me given the novel and manga parts.

But a two cour anime should have ample time to develop.

Oh and yuri would be wonderful, though I fear it'll just end up being tragedy yuri that kills off one or both halves of the couple if the show is dark.

Sep 27, 2012 2:15 PM by jmal

@symbv

Wow, thanks for the info.

Sep 27, 2012 1:57 PM by BatoKusanagi

Great then.

Sep 27, 2012 12:51 PM by seishi-sama

seishi-sama said:
symbv said:

- this anime will have TWENTY FIVE episodes (2 cours)

With a break in between or not?

Nobody mentioned a break.

Sep 27, 2012 12:30 PM by symbv

symbv said:

- this anime will have TWENTY FIVE episodes (2 cours)

With a break in between or not?

Sep 27, 2012 12:16 PM by seishi-sama

symbv said:
I have read all the dozens of reply but it seems nobody had the slightest inkling that this is going to be a very different anime from what the synopsis and artwork tell you.

While I have not read the light novel, I have checked around discussion in Japanese forums to understand more about what this work is about.

Of course the anime adaptation may take a different approach, but so far what I learned is
- Terrible and scary things happen, including the history before the main story starts. Some readers of the novel in fact call it a scifi horror.
- The characters go into hardship and tough challenges in their growth. The story goes from the time when they are 12 to when they are 26.
- In the world, the relationship is dominated by promiscuity and homosexuality of either gender is openly accepted. (Check this diagram http://blog-imgs-55.fc2.com/r/a/k/rakusyasa/41814.jpg )
- The manga got a lot of attention in Japan for having very steamy yuri sex scenes
http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/42bcc7a4aa25f0b3154d0ab0ad425a60.jpg
http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/49621992e94db77d0b49cba7904d9fa7.jpg
http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/up568657s.png
- The culture and intention of the ugly looking beast-like creature named Hagenezumi is one important key to the story

An advance screening event has been organized earlier this week and those lucky souls got to watch the first THREE episodes and the feedback has been very positive.

According to those who attended
- this anime will have TWENTY FIVE episodes (2 cours)
- in each of the first three episodes, the beginning shows part of the history before the main story. Ep.1 is the modern age where we live now. Ep.2's beginning part will show 500 years after that. Ep.3 570 years after our time. And the main story is 1000 years after our time.
- People seem to like the animation and the music a lot, particularly the ED

One thing I want to point out is that "From the New World" is classified as a proper Science Fiction instead of a light novel. The novel itself won the prestigious Japan SF Taisho Award ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihon_SF_Taisho_Award ) in 2008 and the author Yusuke Kishi was an acclaimed horror and mystery writer before he wrote From the New World. Apparently this anime project took 5 years to prepare so I have some expectation about this.


I also read/saw bits and pieces of this on the forum thread over at AnimeSuki. I however did not read about the pre-airing information since it was only a few days ago on September 25th.

That's pretty interesting. Pretty large time skips but i'm sure they'll be able to pace the story well. I'm definitely now looking forward to this airing in less than 24 hours in Japan. Thanks for posting this summary.

Sep 27, 2012 10:50 AM by Ejc

I have read all the dozens of reply but it seems nobody had the slightest inkling that this is going to be a very different anime from what the synopsis and artwork tell you.

While I have not read the light novel, I have checked around discussion in Japanese forums to understand more about what this work is about.

Of course the anime adaptation may take a different approach, but so far what I learned is
- Terrible and scary things happen, including the history before the main story starts. Some readers of the novel in fact call it a scifi horror.
- The characters go into hardship and tough challenges in their growth. The story goes from the time when they are 12 to when they are 26.
- In the world, the relationship is dominated by promiscuity and homosexuality of either gender is openly accepted. (Check this diagram http://blog-imgs-55.fc2.com/r/a/k/rakusyasa/41814.jpg )
- The manga got a lot of attention in Japan for having very steamy yuri sex scenes
http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/42bcc7a4aa25f0b3154d0ab0ad425a60.jpg
http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/49621992e94db77d0b49cba7904d9fa7.jpg
http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/up568657s.png
- The culture and intention of the ugly looking beast-like creature named Hagenezumi is one important key to the story

An advance screening event has been organized earlier this week and those lucky souls got to watch the first THREE episodes and the feedback has been very positive.

According to those who attended
- this anime will have TWENTY FIVE episodes (2 cours)
- in each of the first three episodes, the beginning shows part of the history before the main story. Ep.1 is the modern age where we live now. Ep.2's beginning part will show 500 years after that. Ep.3 570 years after our time. And the main story is 1000 years after our time.
- People seem to like the animation and the music a lot, particularly the ED

One thing I want to point out is that "From the New World" is classified as a proper Science Fiction instead of a light novel. The novel itself won the prestigious Japan SF Taisho Award ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihon_SF_Taisho_Award ) in 2008 and the author Yusuke Kishi was an acclaimed horror and mystery writer before he wrote From the New World. Apparently this anime project took 5 years to prepare so I have some expectation about this.

Sep 27, 2012 9:20 AM by symbv

mitch3315 said:
It had me at Kana Hanazawa.

Aug 8, 2012 3:04 PM by Yvese

Very interesting looking indeed.

Will have to see if the novel is any good; might sub it if it is.

Aug 8, 2012 2:32 PM by Shoujo_Q

This has a very interesting premise. I am looking forward to this!

Aug 8, 2012 8:34 AM by Midvalley

I'll definitely watch it.

Feb 29, 2012 7:16 PM by Dreadnaught_500

looks interesting..


will watch this..

Feb 28, 2012 7:02 PM by hudang

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