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From the New World – 20

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39 Thoughts on “From the New World – 20

  1. Justinnnnnn on February 16, 2013 at 5:21 am said:

    Awesome! Kept refreshing this page like mad.

  2. Alejandro on February 16, 2013 at 5:25 am said:

    Best series UTW has ever laid their Saintly hands on!!!!!!

  3. I’m glad i went to this site !

  4. MotsuCQ on February 16, 2013 at 6:25 am said:

    Much appreciated!

  5. Man, the episodes are so engaging lately they seem to be over before they’ve began.
    Thanks for subbing this, honestly one of the best series I’ve seen in years.

  6. @Nag
    I think we all feel that way to be honest. The episodes fly by so quickly, yet are so enjoyable and leave you wanting the next one.

  7. Thank you!

  8. Thanks again! Shin sekai yori is amazing.

  9. You guys are awesome.
    This series is awesome.

  10. Grimiku on February 16, 2013 at 7:31 am said:

    All the guys before me speak the truth. Mine is the story of watching your Fate/Zero translation and coming back to see if another gripping series was added. How UNdissapointed I became. You didn’t even try to let me down, I guess.

  11. Awesome. I watched a couple of minutes, paused to get some cereal, then return and the episode ends in a matter of seconds.
    ¬¬ time flies when watching this show. I’d be 40 and have 2 kids before I knew it if I set the video to loop itself.

  12. Amazing. I really need to convince my friend to watch this. Thanks for the release!

  13. macxxx007 on February 16, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

    Thanks for the episode! Have a great (3-day) weekend!

  14. So people die if they mistakenly kill other people by thinking they are bakezezumi. Going by this logic, humans should be able to kill fiends too if they don’t realize the actual identity of who they are attacking. Sure, death feedback will get you, but hey, at least you’re sacrificing yourself for the greater cause
    Oh and red hair in a hoodie, why am I not surprised preview?

  15. They… took down the part on the boat where Saki tells Satoru that *she loves him*.

  16. Big_Boss_90 on February 16, 2013 at 9:29 am said:

    Thank you!

  17. Angry Man You! on February 16, 2013 at 9:43 am said:

    sun flowers!? NEVER SAW THAT COMING!

  18. My god. That ending. Totally agree with you, Nag. One of the best anime in Years.

  19. Thanks! 😀

  20. Nickienator on February 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm said:

    All? Lol no, it’ s almost torture to get through an episode. Everything about this show is mediocre or below.

  21. Then why are you still watching it? Seems like a waste of time if you feel that way tbh.

  22. Is the title typesetting at 02:28 supposed to look like http://puu.sh/23rmt? I’m using the latest xy-VSFilter.

  23. Nah, looks like Aegisubs font collector picked up the wrong version of the font and thus the wrong one got muxed. We’ll fix that for the batch. Thanks.

  24. Anonymous on February 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm said:

    Q: “Why would they go so far?”
    A: http://dresdencodak.com/2008/06/07/eloi/

  25. I can’t believe no one but Maria ever learned to fly. Bet Saki’s kicking herself in retrospect.

  26. Nickienator on February 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

    Because I’ve made it this far in the hope it would get better and now I wanna sit it through to the end. Had the same with Mirai Nikki, although this isn’t thát bad, of course. Mostly just mediocre, as I said. For me to drop it this late something must be really atrocious. Like SAO atrocious.

  27. If this is mediocre, what’s good? A new episode of Fairy Tail just came out that’s probably more up your alley.

  28. Nickienator on February 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm said:


  29. @Sushi:
    People can only kill other people if the victims do nothing to stop them, which they can’t because they know their attackers are human. The fiend wouldn’t be so accommodating.

  30. Anonymous on February 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm said:

    Commenting from the sidelines, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is enjoyable and rarely prompts frustration. Minami-ke also has notably enjoyable sections. Psycho-Pass is largely intriguing and interesting to follow, though it suffers more often than the previous two. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru sou desu yo is enjoyable, though marred by that almost all the ‘games’ are just thinly-veiled violence, plus anyone can bypass them completely to accomplish what they want with violence anyway (unlike No Game No Life, which is beautiful (though not an anime (yet))). Ixon Saga DT is good for comic relief. Haganai is amusing and perhaps somewhat heart-warming.
    If not talking about this season specifically, anything by Type-Moon produced by ufotable has been excellent!
    For Shin Sekai Yori, the overall premise is definitely excellent, but I can understand why someone might refer to it as a whole as ‘mediocre’ when factoring in the characters’ behaviour. I’m reminded of how most of Guilty Crown’s episodes could be ignored entirely, the plot and the characters’ behaviour serving as a low-quality vehicle for the awe-inspiring visual (and to some extent musical) effects.
    …ah, a certain other anime has come to mind in contrast. In Inu x Boku SS (the anime as well, though these thoughts are relevant to the manga), if someone dies then it affects your emotional interaction with the plot in a gut-churning way, though one can remain hopeful due to certain memory-related potential future events.
    In Shin Sekai Yori, it’s enjoyable when Yakomaru executes a brilliant plan for crushing the humans, but if it looks like a main character’s died I find I don’t have it in me to care at all, largely because they’re so chronically gormless.
    People’s tastes different greatly from each other, of course, as evidenced by that I very much enjoyed the SAO anime.

  31. Objectively, shinsekai yori is a great anime.
    I could write papers analyzing it, but suffice it to say that the story’s exploration of the flawed constant nature of a Utopia is extremely unique and very intellectually stimulating.
    Yes, the show has an odd storytelling method. The pacing has always left me wondering about the direction. However, whether you enjoy something and whether it’s objectively valuable/ of good quality are different things. Nickienator, just because the story that was told wasn’t to your tastes doesn’t mean that the story itself was inherently poor or not valuable.

  32. I’d agree that the series is okay, nothing great. Entertaining enough to not be dropped now that I am this far. Refreshing for some, I wager, who were drowning in a sea of one high school romantic comedy after another. But a lot of the plot is very silly, the animation is way below par, and the music largely forgettable. If a series like Haibane Renmei is your opium, then I can see why this series might have taken hold over your soul; otherwise, there are much better offerings this season, this past year, and of course over the past two decades. “Great” it isn’t, but better than a lot of the garbage on television it certainly is. It invites interesting speculation about the sociological side of futuristic science fiction, it invites comparisons with some famous stories like Planet of the Apes, it invites viewers to wager predictions about future events that are far less certain than you might find in most anime nowadays, etc.
    One specific problem I have with this anime is its pacing. I can’t speak as to whether the source material is to blame or the anime’s director is, but many weeks have been rather shamelessly fluffy — all flare, little plot progression — and it makes it feel like the novel, as large as its total page count may be, could’ve been better told in 18 to 20 episodes rather than the 25 we’re going to get. An unconventional number, sure, but a number of series over the years have deviated from the 12/13/14 and the 24/25/26 molds, like Magic Knight Rayearth (20) or this season’s Psycho-Pass (22). Digression. The point is, last week’s episode of Shinsekai yori was SHAMELESSLY stalling for time — we the audience learned NOTHING new from Saki’s and Satoru’s harrowing experience, ALL it was was a thriller. Exciting, yes, but vexing when you’re watching a series that is all about world-building a mysterious past and present. And then this week’s episode was little better. They STILL haven’t confirmed the identity of the Fiend. They STILL haven’t confirmed the survival of Maria and Mamoru. They STILL haven’t confirmed Yakomaru’s using them. These are things Shisei alluded to two weeks ago (Episode 18) and the audience has thus been awaiting developments on, yet instead we’re being strung along with OMG FIEND! RUUUUN! scenes. We get the point. Mamoru and/or Maria has likely become a Fiend and is terrorizing the people of Kamisu’s 66th district. So c’mon, let’s quit dawdling and let’s just get on with it. Confirm that the Fiend is Mamoru, Maria, both, or neither, explain it either way, and let’s get on with the story.
    Another problem with Shinsekai yori, this one more general but no less important, is how it has given us so little satisfactory details about the gap between the 21st century and Saki’s world. Questions abound, including:
    – why do these magic scientists live in a world without electricity? Is it that they don’t need it? Or is there some other reason why they appear to be living like 16th century Japanese?
    – what was the deal with the kingdom that had the mad emperor 500 or so years ago?
    – why wouldn’t a tribe of humans ostensibly genetically engineered and inbred to be scientifically minded NOT have been captivated by tales of humanity’s feats in the past (as fished out of the libraries) including but not limited to such things as mechanical flight and space flight? Why is EVERYONE in this society only concerned with the biological sciences (be it genetic engineering, be it population biology, be it human medicine, be it whatever)?
    There are a lot of unresolved questions, and it seems doubtful that the series intends to address them all in these final five episodes, too preoccupied is it with 1) the story behind the Fiend and 2) Saki’s future role in this world.

  33. man00ver on February 16, 2013 at 11:40 pm said:

    Thanks for another fine episode!
    I noted the conspicuously absent mention of Mammoru during the boat ride, when Saki was railing about the sins of the Board of Education. Also, we get a glimpse of the Fiend at 4:47, and it appears to have light-colored short hair.
    It appears clear that Tomiko will sacrifice herself to the Fiend, and Saki will have to bear the guilt of the secrets she never shared. The memory montage of her being consulted about changes to the district’s way of life is hopefully a foreshadowing of positive change under her newborn leadership.
    I don’t have a clear idea of how the story will resolve, and I find that delightful. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

  34. @Nickienator: I have a hard time trying to figure out what you do enjoy.
    @Tal: First of all, plot infodumps every episode is terrible for enjoyment. Secondly, last episode had a few hidden nuggets all around.
    None of those questions are unresolved, courtesy of the false minoshiro way back when. It just requires a bit of thought.
    1. How much technology do you think will survive between “population devastation”, “guys with Cantus ruling like emperors”, and whatever else happened between the present and the time of Shinsekai Yori? Also, the long-winded explanation later on.
    2. See “guys with Cantus ruling like emperors”, especially during the false minoshiro’s explanation.
    3, See “wiped out knowledge”. Any knowledge that survived obviously isn’t going to be accessible, given the whole society revolves around eliminating fiends + karma demons. The queerats are the main tool to accomplish that, and we can see part of what happens if they get access to more advanced technology.
    Think of what queerats can do with just the technologies required for those two that you mentioned, and convert those to weapons. Trying to clamp down on information so that it’s available to humans but not to queerats is nigh-on impossible, and it’s much easier to just cut out all information.
    On the other hand, those that you mentioned – biology, human medicine, genetic engineering – is a lot harder to weaponize. Therefore, maximum benefits with minimum risk.
    Basically, keeping the technology at a lower level benefits humans with Cantus the most. Weapons-wise, Cantus generally holds the advantage. Soon as you add in any explosive, danger goes up by a lot – Rijin can tell you that.

    On another note, you’d think they’d have procedures to deal with fiends much like they have procedures for karma demons. Just because you attempt to prevent it doesn’t mean fiends/karma demons won’t appear, and they would have known that.
    *Note: I should take a look back – I think there was a school fable with a fiend in it. I think it fell off a bridge or something.

  35. No no, you guys have it all wrong about why they don’t have technology.
    Remember all the Buddhism/Shinto references in the beginning? All that spiel about “giving up your worldly desires”? If you’re trying to design Utopia, one thing you have to account for is the envy and hatred that physical possessions can generate. They have electricity because the upper level management needs it to continue doing research and maintain control, but they can’t expand it to the level where it’s accessible to everyone because they’re trying to equalize the differences between people in order to maintain a homogenous society.
    Yes, the show has massive pacing issues and the music is forgettable. However, information-wise, the explanation for everything is there. The animation is fine. The episodes that “suffer” from animation problems are the episodes where they brought in guest animators to redesign the characters, mostly episodes that deconstruct how the children’s view of the world is being shattered and reformed.
    It is a very unique attempt at minimalistic storytelling. I certainly enjoy watching it, but I can understand why others wouldn’t. I’d probably give it around a 75% to 80% if I had to grade it.

  36. Impetus on February 17, 2013 at 4:55 am said:

    Once again, thank you for translating this series. I’m very grateful that you are spending the time and effort to do so.

  37. @Axiom: I think you’re conflating criticisms of animation STYLE, which is not what I was criticizing, and criticisms of animation TECHNICAL QUALITY, which is what I meant when I wrote that “the animation is way below par.” What we have seen in Shinsekai yori looks technically inferior (never mind stylistically inferior — TECHNICALLY inferior) to the animation we saw in Kyoto Animation’s 2006 Suzumiya Haruhi, in Studio Feel’s 2010 Yosuga no Sora, in J.C. Staff’s 2005 Shakugan no Shana, even in the oft-ridiculed-round-these-parts Studio Deen’s 2006 Fate/stay night. Some of these entries (like KyoAni’s Haruhi) were considered technical pinnacles for their day, but it’d been a good six and a half years since Haruhi ended by the time Shinsekai yori started up. And we live in a world now where your average anime looks as good as a Deen FSN and where even the works of fledgling studios put Shinsekai yori’s animation team to shame, like P.A.Works’ 2011 Hanasaku Iroha. Coloring, lighting, finishing, foreground detail, background detail — nothing to do with position, nothing to do with balance or posture or “camera angles”, nothing to do with art theory, we’re just strictly talking “How well can they draw?” — based on these considerations, I can’t call Shinsekai yori’s animation other than well below average for the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 seasons.
    Aesthetics are in a completely different category. I … don’t feel that the show is especially aesthetically strong *either*, to be perfectly honest, but I don’t think it’s aesthetically weak or below par either. Sometimes the director and/or lead animator’s got it, and sometimes they don’t. Hit or miss. Personally hated what they chose to do with Shun’s masked episode, for example, but the UTW staff member who posted the blog post for that release was practically drooling over it if I recall correctly. Different strokes for different folks. Personally, I think the aesthetic highlight for me in this series might very well have been in this week’s episode:
    [spoiler]I quite liked what they did with airborne Saki. Great angles, great animation of the consequences of wind on her body, great decision of how her body would likely have contorted in that state — felt very real to me — and it was quite spectacular to behold. Colorful, evocative, majestic yet terrifying — the art complemented the plot point to perfectly bring it to life. It was both exciting to watch as an art piece in motion as well as exciting to watch as a plot point unfolding.[/spoiler]

  38. But the sunflowers spoiled too much for me D: It totally gave away an entire section of the plot *cries*

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