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Shin Sekai Yori – 25 (END)

「新世界より」 (Shin Sekai Yori)
“From the New World”

Of all the reasons why I think this show is one of the most important things I’ve watched, this one sums my feelings up best: It’s shows like Shin Sekai Yori that remind me why I started and still watch anime.

The episode impressions are up, and the post will be updated with the final impressions within the next two days. Sorry for the delay folks!

Final Impressions are up!

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March 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm Comments (139)

Shin Sekai Yori – 24

「闇に燃えし篝火は」 (Yami ni Moeshi Kagaribi wa)
“The Bonfires in the Darkness”

For a couple of moments there, I honestly thought Satoru would’ve bought it. Man, after all this, I’m really gonna miss the weekly speculation and anticipation for the next episode.

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March 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm Comments (73)

Shin Sekai Yori – 23

「少年の顔」 (Shounen no Kao)
“The Face of the Boy”

Yep, saw that one coming. Still awesome.

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March 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm Comments (41)

Shin Sekai Yori – 22

「東京」 (Toukyou)
“Tokyo”

If this is supposed to be the stage for Shin Sekai Yori‘s climax, well then, I can think of few other settings better than wasteland Tokyo.

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March 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm Comments (60)

Shin Sekai Yori – 21

「劫火」 (Gouka)
“Fires of the Apocalypse”

“Gee Squealer, What d’ya want to do tonight?” “Same thing we do every night. Try to take over the world!”

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February 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm Comments (117)

Shin Sekai Yori – 20

「冷たい日だまり」 (Tsumetai Hidamari)
“Drenched in Cold Sunlight”

Ever wondered what the end of the end of the world might look like? Well, here’s your answer.

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February 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm Comments (59)

Shin Sekai Yori – 19

「暗闇」 (Kurayami)
“Darkness”

This first encounter with the fiend was everything I had hoped it would be and more, bringing that perpetual tension in the show to some terrifying heights.

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February 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm Comments (67)

Shin Sekai Yori – 18

「紅い花」 (Akai Hana)
“Crimson Flower”

Not to discount the slew of explosive developments here, but I still find it hard to believe we’re approaching a climax.

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February 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm Comments (55)

Shin Sekai Yori – 17

「破滅の足音」 (Hametsu no Ashioto)
“Footsteps of Ruin”

This is rare for an anime- nay, any kind of story in general: a daring leap 12 years forward into the future, where the kids we’ve been following are now adults. Does it work? Oh hell yes it does.

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January 29, 2013 at 9:13 am Comments (40)

Shin Sekai Yori – 16

「愛する早季へ」 (Aisuru Saki e)
“To Saki, My Love”

It only took us some 16 episodes, but Shin Sekai Yori finally got its (semi) OP! This must be some kind of record, yea?

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January 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm Comments (47)

Shin Sekai Yori – 15

「残像」 (Zanzo)
“Afterimage”

The queerats finally return to the forefront of the show, and they’re making one hell of a splash with their brand new constitution.

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January 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm Comments (45)

Shin Sekai Yori – 14

「雪華」 (Yuki Hana)
“Snowflakes”

If this is the prelude to what we can expect in Shin Sekai Yori’s second half, there’s probably little worry about any drop in quality. This was a meaty episode that threw some really interesting game-changers our way.

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January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm Comments (41)

Shin Sekai Yori – 13

「再会」 (Saikai)
“Reunion”

I have my complains about the animation, but it certainly doesn’t break Shin Sekai Yori’s trend of delivering an engrossing episode every successive week.

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December 26, 2012 at 12:55 am Comments (27)

Shin Sekai Yori – 12

「弱い環」 (Yowai Tamaki)
“Weak Link”

Horrifying brutal and intensely tragic, Shin Sekai Yori makes me wish more shows could handle exposition like they do.

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December 17, 2012 at 11:07 am Comments (58)

Shin Sekai Yori – 11

「冬の遠雷」 (Fuyu no Enrai)
“Winter’s Thunder”

It’s not a particularly standout episode of Shin Sekai Yori after the last two’s double dose of awesome, but this will go down as the episode that gave me confidence the team knows exactly what they’re doing.

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December 12, 2012 at 5:32 am Comments (38)

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