From the New World

Alt titles: Shin Sekai Yori

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Kamisama Dolls

Kamisama Dolls

When Kyohei moves to Tokyo, he thinks he’s left his old life behind. But when he discovers a bloody corpse, he also discovers that the past isn’t easily left behind, especially when the past is as unusual as Kyohei’s. You see, back in his home town, Kyohei was a “seki,”an individual able to control “kakashi,” ancient wooden “gods” capable of incredible feats, with his mind. Now there’s a kakashi loose in Tokyo, and it just may be up to Kyohei to stop it AND its seki in Kamisama Dolls!

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shikikywketsuki shikikywketsuki says...

In both kamisama dolls and from the new world have this same feeling of mystery as they both are about children/young adults that have some power in which there is a dark secret about there village.

Casshern Sins

Casshern Sins

In a dark future, the world is in ruin and everything is slowly crumbling away into dust. Humanity is almost extinct, while robots desperately seek out new parts to replace their rusting bodies. Their only hope for survival is to devour the one known as Casshern… or so they believe. Meanwhile, Casshern himself has lost all memory of his past. Why are these robots attacking him? Did he really kill the one known as Luna; the Sun that was called Moon? And why is he, alone, unaffected and undamaged by the ruin?

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triplestrike triplestrike says...

Both slow down the pace. These are not action shows really. The put emphasis on colors and symbols. Not necessarily what something is, but what it means. Hidden details add much more to the story when thought about.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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xenon5 xenon5 says...

Both animes deal with preteens bestowed with powers beyond their capacity to comprehend.  They also show the dire, hidden consequences that come with the price of being superhuman.  In Madoka, the girls are influenced to choose to become magical girls, while in New World, the children are born with superpowers into a society that uses forms of brainwashing and thought control to keep the citizens docile.  if you liked one, you'll surely like the orther.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Aside from both being horror animes, the main thing that links these two together are the settings. Both From the New World and Higurashi take place in japanese rural landscapes, with the main characters living in small towns where it seems like the ones in charge are maintaining some sort of conspiracy.

Other than that, they are quite disimilar. However, the eerie feeling in both means that if you like one you shouldn't miss on checking out the other.

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

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Niko Niko says...

Both of these series have a similar feel to their worldbuilding approach - presenting the viewer early on with a world that is something of an enigma and gradually expanding the viewer's understanding through leisurely "slice of life" pacing with darker undercurrents.  "From the New World" goes much further in actually explaining everything, while "Haibane Renmei" is content to leave the underlying how's and why's unanswered, but I think if you enjoyed the tone and style of worldbuilding in one series, the other will also be satisfying, too.