Archives: Shin Sekai Yori – From the New World

Part of the blog “Anime Junkies”

Originally starting off as a three volume novel by Yusuke Kishi, I think it’s fair to call “Shin Sekai Yori” probably one of the greatest “sleeper hits” of this decade.

When picking my lineup for the fall 2012 season (the season when I started watching anime simulcasts on a regular basis), this was one choice I thought I would regret adding on my crunchyroll lineup. And for the first few episodes, I might have been right. The story takes forever to start up, and when it does, it moves at a very snail like pace. However, after a certain point, things started to escalate very fast, and I continued forward on a animated journey reminiscent of a Hayao Miyazaki movie; a captivating world, inspiring characters, and a thought provoking ending that will have you begging for more.

To give a brief summary, the story takes place in a post apocalyptic Japan, after an event surrounding espers in 2011 has devastated the entire planet and fractured the world powers into something new altogether. It centers around five students who go to a school that helps themselves and other students control their powers, otherwise known as “Cantus”. The main character, Saki, is the last of her little group to graduate and have her powers mature, thus joining her friends in the advanced class. However, things are not always what they seem, as there are rumors of students disappearing from campus as a result of “Black Cats” who will spirit you away if you don’t have enough power. As if that weren’t bad enough, the humans are not alone in their little world now fractured beyond recognition. A new race of beings,
“Monster Rats”, are lesser beings without Cantus that are in the shape of mole rats, serving as little more than squash beneath the feet of man. When Saki and her friends decide to take a detour on their school trip, it will send them on a journey that will change their lives forever….

I won’t spoil what happens on that trip, for it will reveal many elements relevant to the story altogether. I will say this however. If you’re a fan of stories with plot rather than “plot” (*cough* Sword Art Online *cough*) and you’re fascinated with stories that depict the end of the world, or just looking for some food for thought, then this anime is the one for you.

I’m an Anime Junkie, and I rate this series a 5 out of 5

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Anime Junkies

Hello all you anime Junkies! Most of you may not like being referred to as “junkies”, but anyway….

I’m dedicating this blog to posting reviews about my favorite anime. Most of these will be first impressions for anime, nothing too in-depth; we have other bloggers for that. What I want to do is help viewers like you have the best anime viewing experience you can get.

I’ll be posting some of my older entries first, but after that, expect a weekly entry every Sunday night (Time TBA). I’ll let you know when. Also, if any of you have accounts on AnimeAmino, expect new entries there as well.

Ciao!

-The Masked Wanderer

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Here’s a poem I found on poem hunter by the late tupac shakur. Hope you enjoy. Leave any reviews in the comments section.

And 2Morrow

Today is filled with anger
fueled with hidden hate
scared of being outcast
afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
which no one wants 2 face
nightmares 2 humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
violence in the air
children bred with ruthlessness
because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
but the pressure never stops
knawing at my sanity
content when I am dropped
But 2morrow I c change
a chance 2 build a new
Built on spirit intent of Heart
and ideals
based on truth
and tomorrow I wake with second wind
and strong because of pride
2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my
Dream alive

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Introduction

Hey. This is my first blog, and I’m pretty excited about it.

Basically, I plan to post up good poems, short stories or anything relating to writing. Besides my own poetry, i will post poems by both old and new poets which i think will be worth looking at, and i will let the readers post reviews and comments. Occasionally, I will post articles about good books and authors I think are worth looking at, or some meaningful quotes and advice.

For this week, I will just stick with the introduction. I will not be updating on a regular basis; I will update whenever I can, because school is starting soon.

That’s all I can think of so far. Will add more to the blog if I think of something else For those of you reading, I hope you stay with me, and learn to appreciate the art of free writing.

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