From the New World - Recommendations

Alt title: Shinsekai yori

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Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

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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Iro Iro says...

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.

h1dd3n h1dd3n says...

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.

Cantus Cantus says...

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.

Fargo Fargo says...

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.

popmik popmik says...

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

Bloc97 Bloc97 says...

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.

Octalei Octalei says...

It will capture you from the first episode. It will have a grip on your heart as you debate between which is the lesser of the two evils. It will make you question your own morals, as you experience what the mains have gone through and what they do not know, but you do. But most of all it will make you think about yourself and what you do to effect the world. 

Flint879 Flint879 says...

The two animes stem from the same psychological aspect, but differ in many ways. One is action-oriented and the other is not so much. They both twist your brain, but still have you craving more with every episode. The major thing these both have in common is a very twisted psychological core layered with a great story in both cases,

SleazySnorlax SleazySnorlax says...

Both are worlds that you know little about and the more you learn the more the world goes from a utopia to a distopia. Also both have a fair amount of mental warfare as well at physical so botha re great although i prefer from the new world,

jjjjaaaacccckkkk jjjjaaaacccckkkk says...

Both are set in dystopian futures, where the central themes involve morality. Both involve characters who seek to understand the foundation of their society,

internetbambi5 internetbambi5 says...

At their core, these two series revolve around a seemingly utopian future where latent troublemakers are taken into custody before they end up hurting others. Psycho-Pass and From The New World follow the story of a strong female protagonist who happen to play a key role in the antagonist's plan to destroy the flawed system that has been set in motion.

To wrap this up, both shows study the consequences of a world where citizens are corrupted by fear and how easily they accept their fate as pawns of a superficially perfect world.

The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland

Emma, Norman, Ray, and many other "siblings" live at an isolated orphanage cut off from the outside world. They live a charmed life surrounded by friends and watched over by Mama, their caretaker, until they leave the house for a foster family by the age of twelve. The only rule is that they must never venture outside of the gate that isolates them from the rest of society, for dangers await. But one day, the children learn the true horror of what's in store for their short lives... 

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FictionalState FictionalState says...

Definetely a similar psychological horror vibe as well raising children under hellish circumstances. If you like one, you'll probably enjoy the other.

pineapplefritter pineapplefritter says...

There are a lot of parallels between these two animes, where kids are living in a dystopian world trying to survive. They both have great world building and exploration too. I thoroughly enjoy both of them!

Sailnir Sailnir says...

They both have a parasidical world built on a hidden foundation that, if revealed, threatens to ruin the paradise.

VeganEmpress VeganEmpress says...

Very simular psychological vibe.

I actually chose to watch this because I thought it'd have a similar feeling like New world, and I was right!

influentlyso influentlyso says...

They are both Psychological thrillers genre. You watch the characters begin from adolescence and as time passes begin to make their own choices and begin discover secrets that change everything....

really great I’d recommend both of these to anyone.      At—least 4.5/5.

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Amzillaa Amzillaa says...

There are many similarities in themes between these two shows, like pure babies in a psychological conflict finding out their world is not as innocent as they thought.

MaigoMango MaigoMango says...

From the New World and The Promised Neverland are very similar in the way that both series showcase promising kids growing up in what at first seems like a normal world, only to realize that there something seriouly screwed up. If you enjoy watching young, intelligent protagonists overcoming harsh conditions and realities then you'll probably enjoy both of these titles. 

goodycandy741 goodycandy741 says...

Both involve children living in a world that seems a bit off but is what they know as normal, but as the story progresses, they discover that things are not at all what they seem... much more horrific, in fact. Similar themes include psychological horror and loss of innocence. Definitely recommend watching this if you've already seen and enjoyed the other.

InfinityTB InfinityTB says...

Honestly, If you're into the concept of the promised neverland then i think you'd really like from the new world too. From the new world is about a group of children that realise a dark truth. Its actually a very similar premise with horror thriller and mystery elements.

Annoytanor Annoytanor says...

Both of these anime have a similar sense of mystery and an interesting but dark world that needs investigated more. 

Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

Young Riko has spent her entire childhood dreaming of exploring the Abyss, an enormous pit and series of caves filled with wonders and terrors that only the staunchest Cave Raiders have survived to bring back ancient artifacts from its depths. No one knows just how deep the pit is, but Riko's own mother disappeared into it years ago, leaving her daughter behind with a powerful urge to follow after her and learn the Abyss's mysteries for herself. One day Riko discovers a boy who seems to have originated from the Abyss and appears to be a sort of robot. Can he aid the little girl in her quest to find her missing mother? Or will the children become the Abyss's next victims?

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SuriZen SuriZen says...

Both shows give off a vibe that everything is not as it appears. As the story progresses both anime unraval this string showing darker elements. In Shin Sekai Yori this is done through psychic powers, and Made in Abyss this is done by it's setting; the Abyss itself. Though Shin Sekai Yori has darker undertones so far.

noctemleya noctemleya says...

These two anime share the same vibes. Both begin following a deceptively simple "kids going on an adventure" formula, which later gets dropped in favour of darker tones. The themes they examine are also closely related as it can be said that they are both interested in human nature, our potential and our limits.

Both works also present a sense of creeping dread, as the story flows along the viewer cannot help but unwillingly contemplate on the parts left unsaid, leaving the imagination open to speculation. Sometimes these doubts get also confirmed, usually with a touch of body horror.

To sum it up, these shows are connected by their style and themes which were central in their conception. If you love one of them for these reasons you will most certainly appreciate the other one as well.

Scalpelexis Scalpelexis says...

On the first sight you get a mildly adventurous plot with children as your protagonists, though the story gets much mode darker later on. Tense atmosphere, deadly circumstances and using children as the target of suffering delivers serious emotional blows.

catpaws catpaws says...

(SPOILERS) Similar themes of disutopia, naïveté, child endangerment, transformation, and a journey to seek the truth, as well as some really creepy monsters. Wonderful, unique music choices in both series, too.

sothis sothis says...

From the New World and Made in Abyss are PERFECT recommendations for each other. The plots aren't exactly the same - in MIA there's far more of an unknown world component, in FTNW things just... aren't really what they seem to be. Both are very creepy and give off the same vibe, including with some very disturbing things, and one similarity that is extremely identical but would be a spoiler to mention. This is somewhat of a gut feeling rec that everyone seems to agree with, so if you liked either of these, definitely give the other a try.

TreeOfWolf TreeOfWolf says...

They're both soul crushing in a majestic way... They have a similar grotesque and terrifying scene that I rarely get to see.

norco norco says...

These two shows just have a very similar feel. They both contain fascinating world building, plenty of drama, and great character development. If you enjoyed one of these shows, you will definitely enjoy the other.

chibear14 chibear14 says...

Both of these shows are tonally similar, and feature young kids discovering the dangers of the world they live in. Not everything is as it seems in these shows, and both give off an unsettling aura throughout the episodes, despite or even in spite of the cute animation. Darker undertones throughout. Warning for body horror for both shows, if that's not your thing, definitely avoid these, but on the other hand if that is interesting to you, these will right up your alley. 

Sailnir Sailnir says...

Horrible things happen to people in a way you least want it to. Wow... that sounded a lot less dark in my head...

A Lull in the Sea

A Lull in the Sea

Long ago, humans lived in the sea. However, some humans defied the Sea God and moved to the land, creating the division that now exists between Shioshishio, the Sea Village, and Oshiooshi, the village of the land. Now, four middle school students from the Sea Village, Manaka Mukaido, Hikari Sakishima, Chisaki Hiradaira, and Kaname Isaki must attend Mihama Middle School on the surface. While getting used to their new lives, these four and their new friend from the surface, Tsumugu Kihara, learn how true bonds of love and friendship can overcome any separation.

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ShinigamiRULES ShinigamiRULES says...

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. 

penkaur penkaur says...

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.

Flarezo Flarezo says...

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.

Noriko Noriko says...

Both shows have 5 main characters, and in a way, two factions (sea people and land people ; rats and humans) which dislike eachother. The story itself isn't so similar but wathing one reminds me of another.

Otashi4nii Otashi4nii says...

Both Nagi no Asukara and Sinsekai Yori are animes with superb animations and soundtracks. While their plots and overall genres differ, Nagi being a political drama and coming of age story, and Shinsekai being a corrupt distopian story, as you continue watching you realize the similarities. Both deal with a group of five teens all trying to discover themselves as individual and, while Nagi focues more on relationships, both deal with a somewhat unjust society and must struggle with dealing with it.

For a darker twist, Shinsekai Yori is an obvious choice. It brings psychological and graphic disorder to the table.

Nagi no Asukara being much more tame, it tugs at your heart strings while also having underlying symbolism of corrupt political stature.

LateFragment2016 LateFragment2016 says...

On the surface, they look similar- five children as the protagionists. Indeed, when I first saw the key visuals for Nagi no Asukara the first thing I thought was 'Shin Sekai Yori'. And the similiarites actually run a bit deeper than that, even if the main stories are quite different (SSY is dark, NnA is dreamy). For example, both make use of time skips to show aspects of character growth. Both deal with prejudice against different groups. And, this sort of relates to my first point, but both stories are coming of age stories, although in SSY we really only see this for one charatcer, whereas the scope of this is wider in NnA.

And above all, these are both visually beautiful shows with lovely music.

delolmo delolmo says...

Both anime shows a different type of world for humans. There is some struggle between the different types of humans/creatures. 

OtakuDude OtakuDude says...

Both anime have a very similar premise, just done in a different setting. Both have the same heart feel, and are fanatically written.

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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SyrEmilon SyrEmilon says...

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

Cyberwizzard Cyberwizzard says...

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

ofall ofall says...

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.

EnseiChan EnseiChan says...

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.

hitkid96 hitkid96 says...

These anime are both very mysterious and slightly unsettling in the same way. Both follow a cast of kids who try to unravel a mystery with supernatural elements 

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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snivets snivets says...

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.

Gaeryc Gaeryc says...

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.

ShinigamiRULES ShinigamiRULES says...

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. 

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

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.

Marintha Marintha says...

These are both anime that really make you sit back and consider the definition of 'humanity'. Definitely worth a watch if you like a deep, thoughtful anime!

Noein: To Your Other Self

Noein: To Your Other Self

When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.

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ginko29 ginko29 says...

In both these sci-fi shows, a group of children learn the dark truth about their world and have to deal with it as best as they can.

The two series also contain some unique visual aspects and their stories rely heavily on the psychology of the characters.

snivets snivets says...

From the New World starts out with a bunch of kids getting involved in things that are way over their heads. The beginning of Noein has a similar situation, feel and pace. These are two well-animated, interesting shows that I think would appeal to most sci-fi fans.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you liked either Noien or From The New World, you should check out the other one.  Each has the similar story premise of kids who find out that that the world they live in is not actually as it appears on the surface and is instead, a much darker place.

Then, the main protagonist (female in both instances) needs to adjust to this new reality and society's dark secrets in order to save everything that matters to her.

Psychological and moral issues come into play for both shows.  I really recommend fans of one to check out the other.

hitkid96 hitkid96 says...

Both follow kids wrapped up in a mysterious plot with supernatural elements. From the new world deals with psychic abilities in a dystopian world while Noein deals alternative timelines.

Children of the Whales

Children of the Whales

Floating on an endless sea of sand, an isolated civilization resides on an island-like vessel known as the Mud Whale. The lives of many of its citizens are short, due to a power they wield called "thymia", and they have very little knowledge of the lands beyond their desert home. Young archivist Chakuro wants to acquire as much knowledge as he can in his short lifetime to pass on to future generations, and an opportunity for him to learn more arises when a lone girl is discovered living alone on a similar vessel. She is the first human being the people of the Mud Whale have ever seen, and she possesses a great deal of information that they do not- about the outside world and even the secrets of the Mud Whale itself. With her arrival, everything in their world begins to change.

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Sianeka Sianeka says...

Do you like to explore new worlds? Both Children of the Whales and From the New World present interesting world concepts and display creative world building, successfully constructing a believable society which will draw you in and help you to care about the story and characters that live there. Both stories employ a similar tone, too: the stories of both have a bittersweet note and an 'epic struggle' feel to them.  If you enjoyed one, I really think you'd enjoy the other.

Kalama3732 Kalama3732 says...

Both stories are set in a world where people have special semi-telekinetic abilities and discover a darker side to their peaceful agrarian world and abilities. Both touch on themes of genocide, being punished for the sins of our ancestors, and the price we are willing to pay for peace. They also have similar simplistic yet beautiful aesthetics with a few surreal sequences.

noortje noortje says...

Shinsekai Yori reminds me of Children of the Whales in the way that it stars children in a beautiful fantsasy world that stimulates the imagination. Although everything seems peaceful at first, a dytopian reality is being uncovered. 

SleepySpaceCowboy SleepySpaceCowboy says...

theses both have simulare stules in anime, thier storys also carry the same kinda feel to them ;3

Erin

Erin

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?

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jacobpap jacobpap says...

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

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

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. 

JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

both have similar countryside settings and follow a female protagonist over multiple years of her life showing her mental growth and etc. both also feature special powers, fantasy creatures, political affairs and more.

Toward the Terra TV

Toward the Terra TV

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?

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yamirakuen yamirakuen says...

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.

GrammarBrigade GrammarBrigade says...

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!

Gumby Gumby says...

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.