Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Shinsekai Yori - No Dissapoinment!

The feeling you get when you will never know what will happen. You haven't heard about an anime and it is suspicous and bizarre itself. Shinsekai Yori is one of those anime that isn't for funny entertainment. It's more mysterious and flows with lot of narration. At some parts, I was confused as I tried to make up of what has been said and done, so to understand the whole story and what anime is trying to express, you need to use your brain.

Saki ; Shun ; Maria ; Satoru ; Mamoru
The 'theme' of the anime (is there anything like that?) is religion, society and culture. Everything is connected to this theme; clothes, behaviour, plot, setting and music. That is why I love it. The animation and graphic style is really pleasant for the eye - truly beautiful. I'll not cover the fact that at some parts the voice didn't go well with the mouth movements or that the facial expression of the character is just done carelessly. It didn't show sadness nor anger, even not anxiety. These are small details but I fully wanted to say "Yes! The animation is perfect!!". As we are going thorugh the appearance of the anime, is good to mention the designed clothes. It isn't like the characters have same clothes all the time, expcept the uniform for school. The clothes that were designed suit the religious, japanese theme. It is not really modern.... or is it?

The plot is one of the interesting things in this anime. It gives me goosebumps, excitement and I fully payed attention. To understand what was going on, I needed to listen carefully and progress what has been said and done. So the whol story concentrates on Group 1 in Sage Academy way in the future. People have powers called Cantus which allows them to create and manipulate stuff with their brain. They can easily repair pottery, levitate, move objects at will, produce fire using brain and even draw with sand on canvas. When a child receives their Cantus they are straight away send to school to get trained and also to learn how to safely use the power. Saki, one of the main character, joined school very late compared to her friends as she finally received her Cantus. During her school days she taks part in classes and teamwork tasks with Group 1 that is made up of 6 member along with her; Satoru, Shun, Maria, Reiko and Mamoru. Even though Saki could finally go to school with her friends, there is terrifying rumour. If a child doesn't progress well in school and have poor grades, the child becomes 'disposed of' and is never seen or remembered anymore. The first sign is the 'copycat' and Saki has saw one.
So the first few episodes leaves you many questions like: Are there any normal people around? Why the children are disposed of? What are the parents thinking about this? What are copycats? And as the story progresses we ask ourself even more questions as there is so much mystery which is hid from everyone. Also we ask ourselves: What is the potential threat? Who is the enemy? As they have powers there should be something they will be fighting with, right?

The story does not concentrate at one point of the characters life but throught there life over these 25 episodes. As well as that, the characters are really interesting as they vary from presonalities and lot of stuff happens to them. An interesting thing for me is the fact that THERE IS SO MUCH SHIPS I CAN GAIN FROM THIS ANIME! I don't know who to ship, is just mindfuck. There are already some pairings established originally in the anime and there is even some yaoi and yuri context (but few kisses and love hugs and relationships). This anime is recommmended to watch ^-^

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