Anime Review: Shinsekai Yori



A millennium from now, in Japan, exists a utopia. The Protagonist, Saki Watanabe, lives in an idyllic village barred from the outside world. Her world is ruled by the people who possess the “gods’ power” of psychokinesis. After finally obtaining her own powers, Saki enters the Zenjin Academy to train along with five other children: Satoru Asahina, Maria Akizuki, Mamoru Itou, Shun Aonuma, and Reiko Amano.
Not all is as it seems, however. In this utopian village, strange rumors about a monstrous cat that abducts children circulate, and students are said to disappear from the academy. The world and its history are much darker than they appear and humanity is on the verge of collapse. (Source: TV Tropes)

General Information:

Alternative Title: From the New World
Directed by: Masashi Ishihama
Written by: Masashi Sogo
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2012 to Mar 23, 2013
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)



Where shall I start… Here are some facts of how great the anime is before I say anything more. First, Shinsekai Yori is an A-1 Picture production. Sword Arts Online is made by the same production company therefore the animation is amazing!! Second, the anime is based on a popular Japanese novel that goes by the same title… And as you may know great anime are based on novels not manga. Third, voice actors/actress of the anime are pretty popular, such as Hanazawa, Kana as Akizuki, Maria.
The most interesting thing about Shinsekai Yori is the characters powers and the rules of their world… Or that’s what I thought at first. Though I was missing the whole picture, the actual story. Shinsekai Yori is Watanabe, Saki‘s story, about a major event that happened in her world and how it started. I love how the story built up, and the fact that your always left with more questions. I don’t wanna spoil the anime. You should just know that there’s a great story behind the anime, and the characters were awesome. The animation made me fall in love with half the characters. Yes, it’s that good. Last but not least. The anime soundtrack is amazing. I totally recommend it, don’t be so hasty judging the anime, give it sometime to sink in.


Overall Rate: 9/10

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