From the New World

Shinsekai yori

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Following a sudden outbreak of psychokinesis in 0.1% of the population, a rapid transformation swept the world. The godlike ability to manipulate matter remotely turned many power wielders to violence, inciting a long period of upheaval. Finally, after a chaotic era shaped by the rise and fall of oppressive regimes, the psychic humans were able to achieve a fragile peace by isolating their society, creating a new world bound by complex rules. In the town of Kamisu 66, 12-year-old Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her powers and is relieved to rejoin her friends—the mischievous Satoru Asahina, the shy Mamoru Itou, the cheerful Maria Akizuki, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy whom Saki admires—at Sage Academy, a special school for psychics. However, unease looms as Saki begins to question the fate of those unable to awaken to their powers, and the children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children. Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia. Accepting these roles, however, might not come easy when faced with the dark and shocking truths of society, and the impending havoc born from the new world.

User Rating: 4.74 ( 4 votes)


English: From the New World
Japanese: 新世界より
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2012 to Mar 23, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, TV Asahi, Pony Canyon
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Novel
Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 1080p, 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio, Eng Sub


Tomonori Ochikoshi – Producer
Masashi Ishihama – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Satoshi Motoyama – Sound Director
Kenjirou Okada – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Yuki ni Saku Hana (雪に咲く花)” by Maria Akizuki (Kana Hanazawa) (ep 16)
ED1: “Wareta Ringo (割れたリンゴ)” by Saki Watanabe (Risa Taneda) (eps 1-16)
ED2: “Yuki ni Saku Hana (雪に咲く花)” by Maria Akizuki (Kana Hanazawa) (eps 17-24)

Episode List

01: The Season of New Leaves
02: The Vanishing Children
03: The False Minoshiro
04: Bloody History
05: Pursuit on a Hot Night
06: Escape
07: Summer Darkness
08: Omen
09: The Rising Wind
10: More Than Darkness
11: Distant Thunder in Winter
12: The Weak Link
13: Reunion
14: Snowflakes
15: Afterimage
16: To my Beloved Saki
17: Footsteps of Destruction
18: Scarlet Flower
19: Darkness
20: Cold Sunlight
21: The Fire that Destroys the World
22: Tokyo
23: The Face of the Boy
24: Torchlight in the Darkness
25: From the New World


It is one thing to watch a horrible society, and another thing entirely to know and understand how humanity put itself in such a position.


An interesting dystopian anime that questions the boundaries of being human and human morality.


If Brave New World was an anime, it would probably look like Shinsekai Yori.


The pinnacle of storytelling in anime, Shinsekai Yori thrives in it’s masterful plot and ability to make you question your own ideals.


This show makes great use of Mahler’s New World Symphony in adapting a novel into a gripping dystopian anime. Very pretty animation, too.


It baffles me that a show with such awful writing, directing, and animation is considered a masterpiece by so many people. I hated it.


we live in a society



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!


    Anime was a mistake

    CoyoteStarrk (Kaycee)

    A hooman who hates anime. PS: Get me a Doge pls :/ for I am Japanese Inside *inserts Intel logo in Jap*