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From the New World

Alt titles: Shin Sekai Yori

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One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?

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Masashi ISHIHAMA Director
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From the New World Biozap 9.2/10 Jan 2, 2014
Shin Sekai Yori Biozap 9.2/10 Jan 2, 2014
From the New World Bloc97 9.6/10 Dec 26, 2013
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In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.

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Intense would be the word I would use to describe these two animes.

Psycho pass and Shinsekai Yori are both gripping dramas that occur in an dystopian future. They both raise some interesting questions about what would be a right or wrong choice when the world has moved so far ahead that conventional standards no longer apply. Would it be easy making the seemly "right" choice when it could result in countless deaths in the future? There are no easy answers, and these animes will have you glued to your seats as you watch the protagonist come to grips with these terms.


Both have strong female leads that develop as the series goes on.  Both provide haunting futures for humanity, that have the veil of utopia stripped away by the thought provoking antagonists.


Both are very different animes compared to what is usually the norm, and have some type of deeper meaning and make you question societal conventions. Shinsekai Yori is a bit harder to understand, while Psycho Pass appeals more to the mass market.


Both of these animes take place in dystopian futures where a strong female protagonist and her comrades go through a mysterious, action-packed journey to discover the secrets behind the truth of their worlds. Thought-provoking themes and character complexities place these towards mature audiences and will thrill viewers with the depravity and darker aspects of their storytelling.


both animes have these underlying philosophical questions of what's right and wrong while being packed with action, both animes are a must watch if you're into complex stories


Both of them ask very profound philosophical questions about what is right and wrong, and questions the ethics/morals of their and our society.

There is also enough suspense and action in both to not be tedious to watch.

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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

In the distant future, the human race is on the brink of destruction. Mankind, which now drifts in space aboard a massive, technologically-advanced base known as Avalon, is poised to launch one final, desperate attack against its enemy, the alien race Hideauze. It’s during this battle that Ledo, a mecha pilot, is thrown into a wormhole and sent to an unfamiliar place: Earth, the lost birthplace of humanity said to have turned to ice long ago. Having been saved by the inhabitants of the Gargantia, a fleet of ships that traverses the now-flooded planet, Ledo must come to terms with these primitive people with their backwards language and technology, learn to communicate, and try to find a way back home to his place in the sky.

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Gargantia and Shinsekai Yori are sci-fi animes. Otherwise, they have little in common, except that they are shining examples of sci-fi anime done well. Both have complex, layered stories that explore big questions through their characters. If you're big on sci-fi with a good plot/story, these two will both be of interest to you.


Scifi, weird world, dark secrets... Altought gargantia is absolutely more light than from the new world. Both have great atmosphere and can really make you think.


Gargantia and shinsekai yori are actually quite similiar to each other. Starts with the main character, born into the world only following what the adults say and well, dark secrets are revealed, and if you actually follow it through for both animes , you'll find out that they are really similiar.They get decieved by lies and it all makes you think about the psychological part of it all.

The difference is that it is in different worlds and that shinsekai yori has a darker aspect to it compared to gargantia. 


These shows are surprisingly similar.  It takes a while for the plot to unfold and for the deeper secrets to be revealed, but the process of discovering what is truly going on behind the scenes is what makes each show worthwhile.  Both shows explore the deep psychological themes of loyalty, friendship, loss, honesty, and secrets and focus not only on a group of friends, but also on the larger political system of the world.  These are both excellent shows and if you liked one, I think you will like the other.

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Ghost Hound

Ghost Hound

Tarou has dreams - distressing dreams, related to the trauma he suffered as a child. His dreams and visions disturb his ease of mind, constantly reminding him of the darkness of his fear at the time he lost his sister all those years ago. He relives the fear, but can't recall any of the details of the time. Now, a new transfer student, Masayuki, takes an interest in Tarou's troubled past, as well as their school mate Makoto's connection to the dark incident. Under his persistence, the three boys end up visiting the site where Tarou was held hostage as a child: a decrepit hospital beyond the dam. The three venture forward to face their pasts and fears, unsuspecting of the bizarre world they are about to enter...

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Both Stories focus on a theme of psychology and the relationship between coming of age and the world that shapped you.


A plot revolving around spirits and the world of magic in a serious setting makes both series a wonderous story.


The biggest similarity between these two anime is the overall feel that they give off. They have very little similarities plot wise, but they're both unorthodox horror stories. And also, while the animimation isn't exatly the same, they both very... brown... and the way the spirits in ghost hound and certain creatures in Shin Sekai are drawn is similar.


While the protagonists and the plot are remarkably different, when I saw this reccomendation I couldn't help thinking that they're very similar. Even the animation looks similar, the colour play is very remarkable. Shinsekai yori didn't give me the shivers like Ghost Hound did sometimes, but I watched the latter much, much earlier and I think that Shinsekai Yori would've scared me more back then. Both develop in a very interesting way and they're not your common, mainstream anime. They definitely keep you on the edge of the seat, even though they feel surprisingly slow paced.

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Nagi no Asukara

Nagi no Asukara

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Nagi no Asukara and Shinsekai yori actually don't seem really similiar,and that is the truth, but both include a group of original 5 main characters together, and their interests in another in the same group. Both of them have music that is quite good too.( If you're like me and are a sucker for anime with good music ) 

They are different as Nagi no Asukara focuses more on the relationships and Shinsekai yori focuses on the dark stories, using the relationships as another factor into bringing the story up into the good story it is . Nagi no Asukara , compared to Shinsekai yori, is much more lighter and happier though. 

After you go into both anime's, You will realise that both are more similiar than they seem at first glance. If you like one, You should at least give the other a try. 


From the New World and Nagi no Asukara both have similar appearance and the animation is fascinating. Characters are full, complicated personages struggling with identity issues. Both series place the characters in different sceneries and ages. If an eventful plot is to your liking, I recommend both.


Both from the new world and nagi no asukara take place in world slightly different than the one we're in. At first glance they don't seem that similar, one's more light and happy while the other's a little more tense and thrilling, but when you look into it the plots of the 2 have a very similar feel and flow to them that i haven't seen in many other anime.

Both series are based around a group of friends that face various challenges along their journey into adulthood. While many of these events seem to be focused around the group's focal points, being Saki in from the new world or Hikari in nagi no asukara, the other characters still play a major role in how it playes out. All in all they're both great anime and if you liked one you'll probably like the other.

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When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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At first glance these 2 shows aren't all that similar but my gut tells me otherwise so bare with me. Children suddenly find themselves working to keep the people they love safe. The children in both shows have access to special powers. Mecha in Bokurano, telekinesis in From the New World. The atmosphere and the tone of both shows are very similar along with a dark feeling of doom that keeps you watching to see what will happen next.

So yeah it might just be me that feels these 2 are similar but either way try one if you liked the other.


Although both anime differ greatly in terms of plot, there are a few striking similarities.

1. The protagonists are all children. Most part of Shin Sekai Yori, anyway.

2. The children of both anime are plunged into a cruel conspiracy created by the adults of both worlds. As both anime progress, we will soon realise the truth behind the cruelty of both worlds.

3. In both anime, the children are given special abilities to fight with. In Shin Sekai Yori, the children's psychic powers will awaken when they come of age (i.e., mainly telekinesis). In Bokurano, the children were given robots to pilot.