History Literature / ShinSekaiYori

10th Oct '12 8:50:59 AM lu127
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-When you see it, you'll [[MindOverMatter float bricks]].-] ]]

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''From the New World'' (新世界より ''Shin Sekai Yori'') is a Japanese novel by Yuusuke Kishi. It was adapted into an anime television series and [[Fall2012Anime began airing in September 2012]]. The anime has been picked up for streaming and home video release in North America by SentaiFilmworks.

The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children -- the protagonist [[TheHeroine Saki]], [[ChildhoodFriend Satoru]], [[TeamMom Maria]], [[ShrinkingViolet Mamoru]], and [[TheSmartGuy Shun]] -- have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis.

After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.

NeedsWikiMagicLove.
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!!The book/anime provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: Takes place in the distant future, after a long decline of humankind.
* AndManGrewProud: [[spoiler:Curse Power is not the power of the gods. It's inherent in every human. Akki and Gouma aren't monsters of legend, they are people with Curse Power whose PowerLimiter doesn't work.]]
* ChildEater: The Copycats.
* CityInABottle: Saki's town is enclosed in a "Holy Barrier" that is supposed to prevent demons and monsters from finding them, and children are highly discouraged from wandering outside the barrier without an adult.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The setting of the story. Within the village's barrier, life is seemingly idyllic, peaceful, and filled with natural beauty. But many horrors lurk outside the barrier [[spoiler:and the underbelly of the Saint Academy and the village itself is... shady to say the least.]]
* ExtranormalInstitute: The Sage Academy, where the students are taught to master their [[PsychicPower ability]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In-universe, the textbooks that the students read in the Saint Academy teach their aesops through very dark and depressing means, usually ending in the horrible death of the main character and sacrificing oneself for the greater good.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Since an older Saki is narrating the events of the anime, she drops some hints about what will happen in the future, such as [[spoiler:her musing that countless people could have been saved if Maria had never been born.]]
* GrotesqueCute: Bakenezumi.
* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture
* MindOverMatter: People with "Cursed Power". It's linked to the telomere in the DNA, or something. It can potentially surpass nuclear bomb in term of power.
* PowerLimiter: [[spoiler:"Attack Suppression" and "Proxy Mechanism", incorporated into human DNA to prevent societal collapse due to Curse Power, which was implied by the opening scene.]]
* RopeBridge: In the story of the man who gather herbs in the forbidden ground. [[spoiler:He ends up cutting it so that the {{Slenderman}}-like monster chasing him fall to the ravine --[[TakingYouWithMe along with him]]-- and preventing it from destroying his village.]] {{Foreshadowing}}, definitely.
* SacrificialLamb: Reiko.
* SceneryPorn: The idyllic landscape of Kamisu 66.
* ShrineMaiden: The uniform of the main characters have this motif. For all purpose, they ''are'' ShrineMaiden and Kannushi, power of the gods and all.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The entire opening of the first episodes is [[spoiler: Psychic kids exploding peoples heads to The New World's Symphony's First Movement.]]
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Copycats are allegedly mythical monsters that steal away children who don't develop their Curse Power. It is an urban legend among children, and their existence is usually denied by the adults. However, there are numerous hints that there is some truth to the stories.
* TimeSkip: It is confirmed that the anime will follow Saki and her friends at age 12, age 14, and age 26.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Except it doesn't stop with the town, going all the way to humanity itself.
* WeirdnessCensor: Saki and her class don't seem to be too concerned that several students have gone missing and never returned.
* WhamLine: After telling her mother about seeing a Copycat, Saki overhears her parents. She catches her mother saying: [[spoiler:"I don't want to lose any more children!"]]
* ZigzagPaperTassel: Ubiquitous, indicating sacred or forbidden place/items.

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-When you see it, you'll [[MindOverMatter float bricks]].-] ]]

%% From Wikipedia, the encyclopedia of curious knowledge.

''From the New World'' (新世界より ''Shin Sekai Yori'') is a Japanese novel by Yuusuke Kishi. It was adapted into an anime television series and [[Fall2012Anime began airing in September 2012]]. The anime has been picked up for streaming and home video release in North America by SentaiFilmworks.

The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children -- the protagonist [[TheHeroine Saki]], [[ChildhoodFriend Satoru]], [[TeamMom Maria]], [[ShrinkingViolet Mamoru]], and [[TheSmartGuy Shun]] -- have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis.

After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.

NeedsWikiMagicLove.
----
!!The book/anime provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: Takes place in the distant future, after a long decline of humankind.
* AndManGrewProud: [[spoiler:Curse Power is not the power of the gods. It's inherent in every human. Akki and Gouma aren't monsters of legend, they are people with Curse Power whose PowerLimiter doesn't work.]]
* ChildEater: The Copycats.
* CityInABottle: Saki's town is enclosed in a "Holy Barrier" that is supposed to prevent demons and monsters from finding them, and children are highly discouraged from wandering outside the barrier without an adult.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The setting of the story. Within the village's barrier, life is seemingly idyllic, peaceful, and filled with natural beauty. But many horrors lurk outside the barrier [[spoiler:and the underbelly of the Saint Academy and the village itself is... shady to say the least.]]
* ExtranormalInstitute: The Sage Academy, where the students are taught to master their [[PsychicPower ability]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In-universe, the textbooks that the students read in the Saint Academy teach their aesops through very dark and depressing means, usually ending in the horrible death of the main character and sacrificing oneself for the greater good.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Since an older Saki is narrating the events of the anime, she drops some hints about what will happen in the future, such as [[spoiler:her musing that countless people could have been saved if Maria had never been born.]]
* GrotesqueCute: Bakenezumi.
* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture
* MindOverMatter: People with "Cursed Power". It's linked to the telomere in the DNA, or something. It can potentially surpass nuclear bomb in term of power.
* PowerLimiter: [[spoiler:"Attack Suppression" and "Proxy Mechanism", incorporated into human DNA to prevent societal collapse due to Curse Power, which was implied by the opening scene.]]
* RopeBridge: In the story of the man who gather herbs in the forbidden ground. [[spoiler:He ends up cutting it so that the {{Slenderman}}-like monster chasing him fall to the ravine --[[TakingYouWithMe along with him]]-- and preventing it from destroying his village.]] {{Foreshadowing}}, definitely.
* SacrificialLamb: Reiko.
* SceneryPorn: The idyllic landscape of Kamisu 66.
* ShrineMaiden: The uniform of the main characters have this motif. For all purpose, they ''are'' ShrineMaiden and Kannushi, power of the gods and all.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The entire opening of the first episodes is [[spoiler: Psychic kids exploding peoples heads to The New World's Symphony's First Movement.]]
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Copycats are allegedly mythical monsters that steal away children who don't develop their Curse Power. It is an urban legend among children, and their existence is usually denied by the adults. However, there are numerous hints that there is some truth to the stories.
* TimeSkip: It is confirmed that the anime will follow Saki and her friends at age 12, age 14, and age 26.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Except it doesn't stop with the town, going all the way to humanity itself.
* WeirdnessCensor: Saki and her class don't seem to be too concerned that several students have gone missing and never returned.
* WhamLine: After telling her mother about seeing a Copycat, Saki overhears her parents. She catches her mother saying: [[spoiler:"I don't want to lose any more children!"]]
* ZigzagPaperTassel: Ubiquitous, indicating sacred or forbidden place/items.
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8th Oct '12 11:33:59 AM spoonofevil
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* ChildEater: The Copycats.
* CityInABottle: Saki's town is enclosed in a "Holy Barrier" that is supposed to prevent demons and monsters from finding them, and children are highly discouraged from wandering outside the barrier without an adult.


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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In-universe, the textbooks that the students read in the Saint Academy teach their aesops through very dark and depressing means, usually ending in the horrible death of the main character and sacrificing oneself for the greater good.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Since an older Saki is narrating the events of the anime, she drops some hints about what will happen in the future, such as [[spoiler:her musing that countless people could have been saved if Maria had never been born.]]


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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Copycats are allegedly mythical monsters that steal away children who don't develop their Curse Power. It is an urban legend among children, and their existence is usually denied by the adults. However, there are numerous hints that there is some truth to the stories.


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* WeirdnessCensor: Saki and her class don't seem to be too concerned that several students have gone missing and never returned.
7th Oct '12 9:31:29 PM MiraNai
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* SacrificialLamb: Reiko.
5th Oct '12 3:12:41 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* SOundtrackDissonance: The entire opening of the first episodes is [[spoiler: Psychic kids exploding peoples heads to The New World's Symphony's First Movement.]]

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* SOundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance: The entire opening of the first episodes is [[spoiler: Psychic kids exploding peoples heads to The New World's Symphony's First Movement.]]
5th Oct '12 3:11:17 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* SOundtrackDissonance: The entire opening of the first episodes is [[spoiler: Psychic kids exploding peoples heads to The New World's Symphony's First Movement.]]
1st Oct '12 9:17:40 AM TommyNinja
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* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture
1st Oct '12 9:15:17 AM markovich
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* AndManGrewProud: [[spoiler:Curse Power is not the power of the gods. It's inherent in every human. Akki and Gouma aren't monsters of legend, they are people with Curse Power whose PowerLimiter doesn't work.]]
1st Oct '12 9:10:56 AM TommyNinja
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* ExtranormalInstitute: The Sage Academy, where the students are taught to master their [[PsychicPower ability]].
1st Oct '12 8:42:04 AM markovich
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* MindOverMatter: People with "Cursed Power". It's linked to the telomere in the DNA, or something.

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* MindOverMatter: People with "Cursed Power". It's linked to the telomere in the DNA, or something. It can potentially surpass nuclear bomb in term of power.
* PowerLimiter: [[spoiler:"Attack Suppression" and "Proxy Mechanism", incorporated into human DNA to prevent societal collapse due to Curse Power, which was implied by the opening scene.]]
1st Oct '12 1:02:50 AM markovich
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