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From the New World (or, "Shinsekai Yori") is a novel by Yusuke Kishi. It was adapted into an anime by A-1 Pictures starting in 2012. It's a sci-fi drama about a futuristic world ruled by people who have telekinetic powers.

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Birth of Maria's child in Shinsekai Yori

After having watched Shinsekai Yori, something is still bugging me. From what I understood, the council received Maria and Mamoru's bones from Squealer/Yakomaru after they had gone alone in the wilds,...
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Why does “Shin Sekai Yori” portray a homosexual relationship?

In Shin Sekai Yori, there are kiss scenes between two men (Shun and Satoru, I think). Are that scenes also described in the original novel? Why does it have these scenes since it is unusual for ...
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What happened to Maria and Mamoru?

I know that Maria and Mamoru However, the Bakenezumi are later shown to have possession of How is this possible? Could it be that Maria and Mamoru In fact, the ethics committee later commented that ...
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What is the meaning behind the scene where Saki fights a Tainted Cat?

In Shinsekai Yori episode 10, Saki encounters a Tainted Cat which attacks her in the neck, but fails to damage her due to a necklace she's wearing. While the cat is biting the necklace, she mumbles ...
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Relationship between the Shin Sekai Yori manga and anime?

I have seen the anime series and I just discovered that there is a manga. It seems to be publishing at this moment, and I could not determine where the manga fits in. WIthout spoiling the actual ...
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How did Saki meet Shun near the end of the show?

About halfway through the series, I thought Shun had killed himself in order to prevent any further damage to others. However, in the last few episodes, Saki hears his voice as he gives her some very ...
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Does the Ethics Committee control all of Japan?

According to this answer it appears that each of the districts are in each of Japan's Regions Tomiko, who lives in Kamisu 66 is the head of the Ethics Committee and she wanted Saki, who also lived in ...
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What caused visions seen by Saki?

During the series, Saki often sees really weird visions, sometimes very phantasmagorical. If I remember correctly, first time was when she was trapped with Satoru after encountering hostile bakenezumi....
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How did humans get telekinetic powers?

I finished watching the anime production of Shinsekai Yori (From the New World), but was a little unsure of how the telekinetic powers of humans were obtained in the first place. Were they obtained ...
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Why are ogres so strong?

As far as I know Ogres and Karmic demons are regular humans who (explained in conventional terms) have suffered and become full blown Sociopaths and heavily depressed individuals, respectively, who ...
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What is the paper at Saki's desk in From the New World about?

I've been wondering this for ages: At the end of From the New World, Saki has this piece of paper on her desk. Below you can see it (and somebody translated them to Spanish). Apparently these are ...
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Is there a reason for the child of Maria and Mamoru to be called Messiah?

So the official name for the child of Maria and Mamoru is 救世主 (Kyūseishu), which basically means "savior" or "the Messiah"... It is unusual (and ironic) for a character to be called like that -- ...
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What are the real world locations for the Districts mentioned in From the New World?

Given that in the series, Tokyo is visited, I assumed that the districts mentioned have real world locations. According to the Wikia Page, Although Kamisu 66 is the only district that appears in ...
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Are Board of Education members immune to Death Feedback?

As we know from anime (I'm not familiar neither with manga or novel), Board of Education is responsible for disposing ("expelling from school/academy") of problematic student, who may turn to Akkis or ...
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Who did the art direction on for these episodes and scenes?

There's a certain art director whose art I absolutely love. I can name a few episodes and shows I saw his touches in. Shin Sekai Yori - episode 5 and 10 (dunno if any further). Kimi no Iru Machi - ...
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Why was Yoshimi killed?

In the second part of the series after the first time skip, Saki learns that she did have a sister called Yoshimi. According to the comments made by her mother, Yoshimi was killed by an Impure Cat. ...
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Why did they decide to eliminate Mamoru?

Warning: spoilers of the second season. The education committee decides to eliminate Mamoru, and sends the Impure Cats against him, but fail. The Education Committee is scolded for attempting to ...
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Why do people in Shin Sekai Yori die if they kill other humans?

Why do people in Shin Sekai Yori die if they kill other humans? I remember that during the anime they go through some ritual, but why does that ritual work? What is that ritual exactly? Is it ...
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Are Blessing Spirits mutants as well?

When Shun became a Karmic Demon, he realized that his powers were always leaking and affecting the world around them, mutating animals such as sea slugs into Minoshiros. Considering that the sign ...
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Why did Shun want Maria to die?

Before the second Time Skip after Maria and Mamoru fled Saki had a dream about a faceless boy who said Maria had to die. According to the Wikia this faceless boy was Shun After his death, he ...
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What happened to the kidnapped human babies at the end of Shinsekai Yori?

Shinsekai Yori (From the New World) has just concluded with the season finale. Often is the case for thought-provoking shows, there are unanswered questions that bug me... As part of Yakomaru's (...
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Why was Reiko “disposed of”?

In Shinsekai Yori (From the New World), children who show the potential to become either Akkis (fiends/ogres) or Gouma (karma demons) are killed off and removed from society. Examples: But what ...
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Has there ever been an instance of an officially crowd-funded translation of a novel?

There's some novels like "From the New World" which are excellent novels and award winner, but never make it over here. They still fall into the "otaku" subculture but appeal to broader audiences, too....
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Where do “fiends” get their abnormal strength?

"Fiends" have tremendous killing potential, because they actively try to kill humans who cannot retaliate due to psychological and genetic safeguards against violence. However, I have not seen ...
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What exactly is a false minoshiro in Shinsekai Yori?

I was quite curious to know what exactly a false minoshiro is. For me, they seem to be some kind of bio-technology "machine" or cyborg or something of that sort, that has the capability of storing a ...
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Shisei's double irises

The character Shisei Kaburagi in Shinsekai Yori has double irises. At the same time, he is (one of) the most powerful telekinesis users. After watching the anime, I haven't found any reason why he ...
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Did the Shinsekai Yori anime cover all of the material in the light novel?

Did the Shinsekai Yori anime cover all of the material in the light novel? Is there more content past episode 25, and would there be more content to continue the series?
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Why did Saki's cantus arrive late?

It's been long since I watched this, but as far as I can remember, Saki's cantus "arrived late". I think it was in the scene where her bedroom's things begun flying around violently while she slept. ...
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What happened to Koufuu Hino?

In From the New World (episode 18), during the Summer Festival attack, Koufuu Hino is protecting the people: And he got killed by a sneak attack from the Monster Rats. Upon his death, uh, his eyes ...
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How did the society where the story of Shin Sekai Yori takes place come to be?

How did the society where the story of Shin Sekai Yori takes place come to be? i.e. How did Saki's Society came to existence from the societies of the Dark age? I am curious about how Saki's society ...
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Did Saki become Head of the Ethics Committee?

When Saki was younger, Tomiko (Head of the Ethics Committee while Saki is growing up) told her that she should become the new Head of the Ethics Committee since she is the most fit for the position in ...
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How are Akkis (fiends/ogres) immune to death-feedback?

In Shinsekai Yori (From the New World), humans with Cantus powers are prevented from attacking each other by: Mental Restraints: It prevents humans from intentionally attacking other humans. Death ...
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What does the “Dark age” mean in Shin Sekai Yori?

I was wondering, in the anime on the 4th episode "Bloody History", they refer to some period of time called the "Dark Age". I was wondering (maybe the people that can read the original Japanese Novel ...
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How did they know that some Psychobuster still existed?

Saki's parents leave her a letter describing, roughly translated: Most of the weapons non-cantus-users created to defeat the cantus-users have been rendered useless throughout the years. However, ...
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Why do some translations call them “Queerrats”, while others call them “Monster Rats”?

I'm guessing this has something to do with "queer" having political/social connotations in the West. Or maybe it's a difference of translation? I'm watching a sub release that uses the former but i've ...
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How were the Giant Hornets actually defeated?

In Shinsekai Yori (From the New World), the Robber Fly colony uses the Akki (Fiend) to disarm the Giant Hornet soldiers. However, in the 18th episode of the anime, it is also revealed that the Giant ...
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Is Kiroumaru really a bakenezumi?

Warning: Answers may contain (hopefully hidden) spoilers from the end of the series. Kiroumaru is a leader of the bakenezumi (monster rats or queerats) but he looks a lot different from all the other ...
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Tomiko's “new exercise” for Saki

Shortly after Tomiko defended Saki in court, Tomiko escorted Saki to the pier where she would set off. Tomiko mentioned that after Saki's return, she would be given a "new exercise" for her Cantus, ...