History Literature / FromTheNewWorld

27th Feb '16 8:57:16 PM _____________
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A millennium from now, in Japan, there exists a utopia. TheProtagonist, 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: [[ChildhoodFriend Satoru Asahina]], [[TeamMom Maria Akizuki]], [[ShrinkingViolet Mamoru Itou]], [[TheSmartGuy Shun Aonuma]], and Reiko Amano.

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A millennium from now, in Japan, there exists a utopia. TheProtagonist, [[TheProtagonist Saki Watanabe, 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: [[ChildhoodFriend Satoru Asahina]], [[TeamMom Maria Akizuki]], [[ShrinkingViolet Mamoru Itou]], [[TheSmartGuy Shun Aonuma]], and Reiko Amano.
27th Feb '16 8:56:03 PM _____________
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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: One of the final scenes shows Satoru embracing a pregnant Saki 10 years after the end of the war.]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: One of the final scenes shows Satoru embracing a pregnant Saki 10 years after the end of the war.]]



* [[spoiler:DoomedHometown: The combination of Yakomaru's overwhelming army and his Akki allowed him to sack Kamisu 66 in Episode 20.]]

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* [[spoiler:DoomedHometown: DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: The combination of Yakomaru's overwhelming army and his Akki allowed him to sack Kamisu 66 in Episode 20.]]



* [[spoiler:EverybodysDeadDave: With the exception of Satoru, Saki, and Inui, every remotely significant human character from Kamisu 66 has been brutally killed by Episode 21. Tokyo dumps another round of this trope on the party, killing Inui, Kiromaru, and Maria's semi-Akki daughter; Saki eventually performs a MercyKill on Yakomaru. Saki and Satoru are the only named characters who survive the whole bloodbath of a story.]]

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* [[spoiler:EverybodysDeadDave: EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler: With the exception of Satoru, Saki, and Inui, every remotely significant human character from Kamisu 66 has been brutally killed by Episode 21. Tokyo dumps another round of this trope on the party, killing Inui, Kiromaru, and Maria's semi-Akki daughter; Saki eventually performs a MercyKill on Yakomaru. Saki and Satoru are the only named characters who survive the whole bloodbath of a story.]]



* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: In the end of the series, Satoru and Saki are the only named characters to avert a brutal demise.]]

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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: KillEmAll: [[spoiler: In the end of the series, Satoru and Saki are the only named characters to avert a brutal demise.]]



* [[spoiler:SexIsGood]]: [[spoiler: Intense human contact stems the power-madness. Modelled after bonobo.]]

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* [[spoiler:SexIsGood]]: SexIsGood: [[spoiler: Intense human contact stems the power-madness. Modelled after bonobo.]]



* [[spoiler:TakeOverTheWorld: Yakomaru's ultimate goal, as revealed in episode 21, is nothing less than to turn all human infants he captures into Akki, and use them to wipe out all humans from the face of the Earth.]]

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* [[spoiler:TakeOverTheWorld: TakeOverTheWorld: [[spoiler: Yakomaru's ultimate goal, as revealed in episode 21, is nothing less than to turn all human infants he captures into Akki, and use them to wipe out all humans from the face of the Earth.]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: This is one of the themes of the show. For example, Kamisu 66 only gives full human rights to indviduals who are over 17 years old, [[spoiler:while children under it can be disposed for any reason]]. The Akki and Gouma are perceived as inhuman monsters in spite of their very human origins. And the Bakenezumi are classified as animals in spite of their human-like intelligence and industrialised society because they don't have any psychic powers.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: This is one of the themes of the show. For example, Kamisu 66 only gives full human rights to indviduals who are over 17 years old, [[spoiler:while children under it can be disposed for any reason]]. The Akki and Gouma are perceived as inhuman monsters in spite of their very human origins. And the Bakenezumi are classified as animals in spite of their human-like intelligence and industrialised society because they don't have any psychic powers.
16th Nov '15 1:46:26 PM madcapguy
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''From the New World'' (新世界より ''Shin Sekai Yori'') is a Japanese science fiction novel by Yūsuke Kishi. It was adapted into a 25-episode anime television series by Creator/A1Pictures and [[Fall2012Anime began airing in September 2012]]. The anime has been picked up for [[http://www.hulu.com/from-the-new-world streaming]] and home video release in North America by SentaiFilmworks, and it's available on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/shin-sekai-yori-from-the-new-world Crunchyroll]] as well. There is also an ongoing manga adaptation that began serialisation in Kodansha's "Bessatsu Shounen Magazine" in May 2012 and is now licensed by Vertical, which differs considerably from both the anime and the original novel in plot and characterization.

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''From the New World'' (新世界より ''Shin Sekai Yori'') is a Japanese science fiction novel by Yūsuke Kishi. It was adapted into a 25-episode anime television series by Creator/A1Pictures and [[Fall2012Anime began airing in September 2012]]. The anime has been picked up for [[http://www.hulu.com/from-the-new-world streaming]] and home video release in North America by SentaiFilmworks, Creator/SentaiFilmworks, and it's available on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/shin-sekai-yori-from-the-new-world Crunchyroll]] as well. There is also an ongoing manga adaptation that began serialisation in Kodansha's "Bessatsu Shounen Magazine" in May 2012 and is now licensed by Vertical, which differs considerably from both the anime and the original novel in plot and characterization.
5th Nov '15 11:52:47 AM WillBGood
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* {{DefiledForever}}: Totally subverted. Boys and girls have sex since young age and it is considered a healthy and common ocurrence, except for heterosexual relations before adulthood. See {{EveryoneIsBi}}, {{NoHeterosexualSexAllowed}} and {{SexIsGood}} below.

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* {{DefiledForever}}: DefiledForever: Totally subverted. Boys and girls have sex since young age and it is considered a healthy and common ocurrence, except for heterosexual relations before adulthood. See {{EveryoneIsBi}}, {{NoHeterosexualSexAllowed}} EveryoneIsBi, NoHeterosexualSexAllowed and {{SexIsGood}} SexIsGood below.
14th Oct '15 1:05:38 PM pihip
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It is unknown if/when the original novel will be translated.

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It is unknown if/when the original novel will be translated.
translated. Meanwhile, an English fan-translation (currently in-progress) can be found [[http://shinsekai.cadet-nine.org/ here]].
15th Sep '15 9:48:42 AM Willbyr
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You can find the Characters Page for the show [[Characters/FromTheNewWorld here]].
12th Jun '15 8:25:55 PM Ramidel
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* CityInABottle: Saki's town is enclosed by a barrier that is supposed to prevent demons and monsters from finding them, and children are forbidden from wandering outside the barrier without an adult.

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* CityInABottle: Saki's town is enclosed by a barrier that is supposed to prevent demons and monsters from finding them, and children are forbidden from wandering outside the barrier without an adult. However, there is some contact between towns, as well as cooperation in dealing with renegades like [[spoiler: Mamoru]].


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* InherentInTheSystem: HumansAreTheRealMonsters, with the [[PhysicalGod power of gods]]. Much of the horror of the series comes from the fact that the CrapsackWorld revealed to the children really is the best that its rulers can come up with.


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* PhysicalGod: Humanity is able to wield unlimited power, and humans are treated as gods by lesser creatures (specifically, the bakenezumi).
12th Jun '15 8:06:27 PM Ramidel
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* SmugSuper: {{Defied}} in the most disturbing way. [[spoiler:The moment a child with PK shows even the slightest hint of smugness, he or she is dealt with. Permanently. One example is when a student cheats at a telekinetic game by pushing the ball when players are only allowed to push clay wedges around its base.]]

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* SmugSuper: {{Defied}} in the most disturbing way. [[spoiler:The moment a child with PK shows even the slightest hint of smugness, he or she is dealt with. Permanently. One example is when a student cheats at a telekinetic game by pushing the ball when players are only allowed to push clay wedges around its base.base - violating safety regulations.]]


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* TechnicalPacifist: Humans cannot kill humans, both due to conditioning and genetics. [[spoiler: This does not stop them from using trained and engineered [[AttackAnimal Attack Animals]] to murder their children.]]
5th Jun '15 12:18:38 PM tazz
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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Both ending themes in the show are sung by cast members: the first, by Saki's VA Rise Taneda, and the second by Maria's VA Kana Hanazawa.
5th Jun '15 12:13:29 PM tazz
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* AdultFear: Saki's mother experiences this in particular. After all she lost one child already.

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* AdultFear: Saki's mother experiences this in particular. [[spoiler: After all she lost one child already.]]
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