[Anime-Review] – Shin Sekai Yori

Hey Everyone!

 Its Otaku-Chan Here again! 

Sorry its been so long since I’ve reviewed anime but there have been some really epic animations that just wrapped up! 

Today, First on the hit list will be Shinsekai Yori! or for those of you who are awesomely bi-lingual! ‘From the New World’

The story follows 5 students – Saki, Shun, Maria, Mamoru and Satoru – students who attend a Sage Academy, when they learn to control their ‘Cantus’ (psychokinetics) They live in a peaceful area, Kamissu 66th district, until they discover the ‘true’ nature of their society on a Camping Trip after encountering a ‘False Minoshiro’. Its here where the series does take off the gloves and definitely throws some heavy hitting punches! With the death of Shun and the disappearance of Maria and Mamoru, the arrival of the ‘fiend’ and the destruction of Kamissu 66th district and then the epic journey to an ancient civilization – Japan! 

The characters are delightful loveable and dreadfully naive. The time skips throughout the series shows the characters progression in an very interesting fashion. They’ll make  you laugh and they’ll make you cry and being comprised of 25 episodes, its hard to feel a little attachment to them. Sadly however, 2/5 characters from group 1 actually survive the whole ordeal and at some points I was actually preparing myself for a sad ending! However, all’s well that end’s well!

The story is absolutely amazing. There is a lot of smoke and mirrors and throughout the series I was almost paranoid of every ‘Queerat’ in site along with every member of the ‘Board of Ehics’. And with the red herring of ‘Fiends’ and ‘Karma Demons’, the series really does pick up the pace with seriously major plot twists throughout the series especially at the end. 

The musical score is awesome! A real treat for the ears along with the opening theme and the ending themes! Soooo good!

I know that this particular animation series isn’t really action orientated. There are some action sequences, they’re short but definitely cool! There’s nothing more satisfying that using your cantus to make a whirlwind of fire! Really cool graphics!

All in all, the animation is a bit different from what I’m used to, but by no means is this a bad thing! It really does go hand in hand with the story and the characters! I would definitely recommend this be one of 2013 best animations you have to watch! However, I wouldn’t advise that this series be watched by young kiddies as it does explore some mature and relatively dark themes.

Audio – 9/10

Video – 9/10

Star Rating – 5/5 stars!

Thanks for reading this review of Shinsekai Yori! Its been a long time coming!

Otaku-chan out!

Shin Sekai Yori – episode 22

Oh hai!

I have been waiting for this episode so badly! Last weeks episode was a major cliff hanger for me! but no more! We find out that our Heroes, Saki and Satoru, along with Kiroumaru (the leader of the hornet colony) and Inui are making the treacherous journey to Tokyo in search for the weapon to defeat the fiend. The weapon itself is fittingly called the ‘Psychobuster’. What a epic name to call a weapon against Cantus users!

The episode starts of with our heroes acquiring what is a ‘false minishiro’ that has the ability to reveal the location of the Psychobuster! Then they go on the most outlandish submarine i’ve seen.

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(Its not a ninja star…its their submarine! I want one so bad!)

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(Guys….I had a bad taco)

After destroying the queerats they are now being stalked by Yakomaru and the Fiend leading the group to what seems to be a now desolate Tokyo. Its revealed that it has been destroyed towards the latter part of the ancient war that took places ages ago. It seems to be very arid and according to Kiroumaru, there are ‘monsters’ in Tokyo!

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Apart from from traversing the surface of a devastated Tokyo, the group are then spotted by Yakomaru and his fiendish entourage! At which point, they decide to go the the ‘depths of hell’, a series of catacombs filled with all sorts of nasties! At which point the episodes ends! 

I cannot wait for next weeks episode!

Otaku-chan Out

Shin Sekai Yori – Episode 21

Oh hai!

Its Otaku-chan here! Lately I’ve been down with cold but now I’m back and ready to write more awesome reviews! Again I’ll be doing an episodic review of the series ‘Shin Sekai Yori’ or From the New world! This series hasn’t finished yet either but I seriously cannot stop watching it. It’s so intriguing that it pulls you into ‘its’ own little world. 

 

For those who are considering watching this series, now would be a great time to start 

(so much fun!)

 This weeks episode picks up where Saki and Satoru have been chased by a ‘Fiend’ – humans who have essentially gone insane, have ridiculous cantus abilities and of course don’t suffer from ‘death feedback’. The most powerful sage, Shisei Kaburagi, literally got bent in half…what a painful way to go! 

At which point Saki and Satoru make a mad dash to the ‘Security Council Center  where they meet Inui-san who reveals the most shocking twist of all.

The queerats have trained a ‘fiend’ and have released it on the Kamisu 66th district, destroying human life with the ferocity of a murder hungry animal. The fiend, who is a child is now revealed to be Maria’s and Mamoru’s child, who had been taken away since birth and raised along with queerats. Having waited 10 years for the child’s cantus to awaken, Squeeler’s full plan comes to view.

 Finally Saki and Satoru realize that it has been Squeelers plan all along, not to kill humans, rather, to capture human babies in order to raise his army of fiends. With this, the queerats can literally dominate the world!

 I don’t really know when this particular series will end, but I hope it never does! I’ll definitely have to do a full series review but for now, Episodic Reviews it is!

 

Otaku-chan out