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Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?
1. Both anime follow the lives of a few children as they grow up (shown via time skips).
2. Psychic powers exist in both worlds. Specifically, psychic powers gradually develop in human beings due to evolution. As a result, some human beings do not possess psychic powers (most of the humans in Toward the Terra).
3. As a result of a deteriorating world, the previous generations of both anime worked to control their societies through cruel means. As both anime progress, the protagonists discover the conspiracies and fight to protect what they care about.
So you're interested in a story about a society with psychic powers. Ok. But you'd like those powers to have rules and downsides. Sure. And maybe there's a power-struggle between those who have power and those that don't. Absolutely.
Well you just described Toward the Terra and Shin Sekai Yori, both stories about cultures that seem like they're well-adjusted and maybe a dash utopian but are turned on their head by the young, well-meaning but inquisitive protagonist.
Both have heaping handfuls of action and conflict, but what sets them apart is the shades of gray morality. You'll find that people do bad things for good reasons, and vice versa. It's difficult to pinpoint who's the true evil, and that makes for a dynamic cast and a storyline that will draw you in. Set some time aside, because once you start you'll want to marathon until the end!
Both shows raise questions about humanity, morality, and species' drive to survive and evolve. While the settings are different the themes explored are similar, and the writing is subtle and inspired. We get to see the progression of time and how key characters grow. These shows require patience and careful observation on the part of the viewer, but represent some of the best storylines anime has to offer, and go beyond typical anime in being geuinely thought provoking.
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?
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.
Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?
No. 6 and Shin Sekai Yori tell stories of kids who discover the horrific price of living in a peaceful society. In a world where the truth is closely controlled, the characters in both shows struggle to uncover reality and discover things about their friendships and childhood loves in the process.
ok... anyone that has seen No.6 should watch From the New World just to see Satoru (same voice actor as Shion - Kaji Yuuki) say " baka nezumi " alot. The first time i heard older Satoru say that i almost died :P.
Now a real reason that someone who has seen From The New World to watch no.6 is: they both have the dystopian theme, both group of main characters struggle to live within the requirements of their society plus the homosexual hints are present in both shows, not enough to call either show a "shounen-ai" but its there!
both shows are fundamentally about the same thing, uncovering the truth that is hidden from them by the government, and then working to make the world aware and "right" again.
I fell in love with both shows and i am sure many other people will too.
In the war against neighboring countries, the Grand Duke’s warriors use dragon-like beasts called Touda as weapons. Touda are admired across the nation and villages take great pride in breeding them. Erin lives in one such village with her mother, Soyon, who is the best beastinarian in the country. However, life in the village is not so straightforward: Soyon is also an Ariyo, a woman of the Mist People - a race that is feared by humans for its mystical abilities. So that she and Erin can stay in the village, Soyon must flawlessly fulfill her duty capturing and disciplining the Touda; but while Erin wants nothing more than to become a beastinarian, she also feels sorry for the Touda and recognizes that there’s far more to them than meets the eye. Can Erin ever become an ordinary beastinarian when her deepest instincts tell her there is a better way to interact with the Touda?
both anime have a main female protagonist; they both time hop to various points in the characters' lives as the story progresses; they both have a slow and subtle build up to the climax and though both anime have some action, they do not rely on it to tell the story; they both entertain a very unique and captivative setting... all in all if you like one you will definatly like the other
Both Kemono no Souja Erin and From the New World envelope you in universes made of equal parts wonder and horror. In both, a brave heroine grows up learning harsh socio-political realities; and there features an intricate relationship between humans and another species that serves them. There is plenty of lore in both, which is revealed in a steady build-up alongside the plot. From the New World has far stronger horror elements (highly successfully executed, I might add) while Erin is more of a family affair, but they have the same classic, hearty approach when it comes to storytelling.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Although Elfen Lied has acquired a bad reputation, this is mostly due to its style. It deals with many of the same themes as From The New World/Shin Sekai Yori. Elfen Lied is much less refined than From The New World and is much more of a raw emotinal experience. The dominant themes of Elfen Lied include social alienation, tragedy, hatred, revenge, and the value of humanity. It also examines the realistic consequences of giving people special powers. Elfen Lied tries to shake standard moral convention and leaves you guessing which character to support. It shows the worst side of humanity, then tries to salvage it with bits of hope. If your the type of person who is easily distrubed or distracted by violence and nudity, I would not recommend watching Elfen Lied because the series is best appreciated by mature individuals who can appreciate the strong emotional impact of the story.
Both From the New World and Elfen Lied delve into the psychology of young children who have had a unique upbringing. Elfen Lied throws these characters into a world we know, while From the New World takes a more comprehensive approach by bringing you into the characters' world. Still, I think if you enjoyed the aspects of psychology and human behavior in one, you should give the other a try.