Acclaimed Flop: The series has drawn near universal-acclaim from critics, some even calling it one of the greatest anime of the The New Tens. Sales wise? Barely a thousand sold.
Dueling Shows: The Unlimited Hyoubu Kyousuke shares similar, if modernly-grounded and less bleak, themes regarding psychics and the dangers they pose to society, and premiered the season after Shin Sekai Yori began. It seems to pan to a larger audience, being more action-oriented and a whit more optimistic, though.