From the New World (新世界より Shin Sekai Yori) is a Japanese novel by Yusuke Kishi, originally published in 2008 by Kodansha. It received the 29th Nihon SF Taisho Award. and an anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures, which aired in Japan between September 2012 and March 2013.
The story of this anime takes place a thousand years from now, many humans have evolved, now they are able to use a psychic power called cantus, but there’s no improvement in technology. In that kind of world , the 5 protagonist, live in a village that’s seems normal at first sight, but they start to realize that their town have a lot of forbidden knowledge, to put it simple Shinsekai yori is the tale of a group of friends that start discovering many conspiracies, and how that affect on their adolescence. When I watched the series I couldn’t help to compare the events, on how the conspiracies affected me, and I didn’t find many differences, because the reactions of the characters are portrayed very well. The story also has good action phases, fast scenes, warlike times; fantasy besides the humans, the animals have also evolved, now they are able to think, speak as humans, and that makes them more interesting and important in the plot; mystery, the fact that censure/conspiracy is the most recurrent theme in this series makes mystery one of the strong points of this anime, here you are equal with the protagonists discovering the mind blowing secrets of that society. With those aspects and many surprises, the story in synthesis is so dynamic, that makes the necessary suspense to make me wish for more after the end of each episode.
#1: “Wareta Ringo” by Saki Watanabe (CV: Risa Taneda)
#2: “Yuki ni Saku Hana” by Maria Akizuki (CV: Kana Hanazawa)
[25/01/2013] ED1 & ED2 – Wareta Ringo / Yuki ni Saku Hana
CD 01 – Original Soundtrack 1
CD 04 – Original Soundtrack 2
CD 07 – Original Soundtrack 3
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