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Aug 14, 2013
From the New World (Shinsekai Yori). A new look at a dystopian society of the future with a supernatural twist. If you enjoyed literature such as Brave New World, Animal Farm, 1986 or Anthem, this is definitely the anime for you. These pieces of literature and From the New World share many similar themes from the prejudice of factions to use of propaganda. Shinsekai Yori is based in the world one thousand years in the future where humans have evolved gaining the power of Cantus (psychokinesis or telepathy powers), and a weaker race, the queerats worship humans and work for them. In this apparently Utopian read more
Jul 12, 2013
Chihayafuru is a sports anime about Karuta. What is Karuta you ask? I had no idea either until I watched this anime. Karuta is a card game based upon Japanese poetry, with a hundred poems as cards so memorization is key. As a reader reads out the first line of the poem, the player's goal is to touch the corresponding card that has the second line of the poem before the opponent. Sounds boring? Well you could not be more wrong. The way Chihayafuru depicts the relationships between the characters and the feelings of those who dedicate their lives to something only to be trumped read more