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This behavior is straight from the novel and is described by the Minoshiro in episode 4. The answer will be revealed through the course of the story, but a quick witted watcher and/or reader will have his/her answer at episode 5. Combining this information with real-world information can then be extrapolated as: So, why did they include these scenes?


10

Although it was not explicitly stated in the Anime. The following sequence of events was strongly implied and was part of Squealer's master plan. Squealer helps Maria and Mamoru escape. Furthermore, he lets them stay and live with the colony. Squealer waits for (or sweet-talks) Maria and Mamoru into having a child. Once the child is born, Squealer (and/or ...


10

The Death Feedback is part genetic and part conditioned. From episode 4, they mention that the human genome was modified and that the Death Feedback works by the subconscious becoming aware of an attempt to harm another human and it uses their power to stop liver functions and parathyroid glands. This is further reinforced by education, conditioning and ...


8

There are 悪鬼 (Akki, lit. "evil spirit", translated as "fiend" or "ogre") and 業魔 (Gouma, lit. "karma demon"). The former, a.k.a. Raman-Klogius Syndrome, or the "fox-in-a-henhouse syndrome," is genetic. They are PK users with mental instability caused by stress, seeing the world as the source of their problems, becoming one that kills with no sense of guilt or ...


7

After Maria and Mamoru escapes from Kamisu 66th district, the story undergoes a time skip 12 years ahead, where Saki and Satoru are 26 years old1. As we all know, in episode 18, Asahina Tomiko, the head of Ethics Committee, reaffirmed the death of Maria and Mamoru. After they received the bones from Yakomaru/Squealer, they have checked that the bones are ...


6

There's actually two parts to your question: Do Akkis (fiends/ogres) have abnormal strength? There's a bit of a disconnect here. Maria and Mamoru's child is not actually an Akki as mentioned in the last episode. The akki "K" in the flashback is actually a grown up teenager. So he could very well be that strong in the first place. So the real question is:...


6

I will use the manga to answer this question. There are quite a lot of differences in the plot between the manga and the anime. However, the truth about the history of mankind, how the human population is reduced and consists of only Cantus users, and the checks and controls employed to prevent Cantus (Juryoku - 呪力) users from killing each other are ...


6

This is purely a matter of different translators translating a word in different ways. The Japanese word in question is バケネズミ(化鼠) bakenezumi. This can be taken as "monster rat1" (化物の鼠) or as "transformed rat" (化けた鼠). It is quite reasonable to translate bakenezumi as "Monster Rat", but it is also easy to see how a translator wishing to be a bit more flashy ...


6

These are all place names. 町 is a marker for a town/block/neighborhood/district or road/street. 夕張 can be pronounced "yuubari." The translators were probably trying to simply the names as if they were actual place names. E.g. "New Amsterdam." The story is primarily set is 神栖66町 (Kamisu 66th District), there are 8 other districts: 「夕張新生町」(北海道), Yuubari ...


5

In part 1, chapter 7 (or, for a shorter version, episode 4), we learn the following from the false minoshiro: It was only in the 2011th year of the Gregorian calendar that a scientist of a protohistorical civilization conclusively documented psychokinesis, hitherto thought to be a supernatural telekinetic phenomenon. [...] Every prior experimental ...


5

The false Minoshiro (lit. ミノシロモドキ, minoshiro-modoki, monoshiro-mimic) they encounter identifies itself as "Panasonic Automotive Archive, Autonomous Evolution, version SE-778H Lambda." About 890 petabytes of data is stored within it using holographic memory; this includes all 38,242,506 volumes published in Japan since 2129 AD and 671,630 reference books in ...


5

I think you're looking for Junichi Hayama. He was the animation director for episodes 5 and 10 of Shin Sekai Yori as well as on staff for the other 2 shows you've listed. Some of his other works fall into the same characteristics you listed. You can see some of his art from a Google image search Among other works: Afro Samurai: Resurrection (movie) : Key ...


5

Yes, she's hallucinating. The evidence for it at the start of episode 24 is irrefutable. Why would she be hallucinating? It safe to say that given what Saki has gone through, she isn't in the best state of mind. With all the death and destruction she's witnessed and experienced, she's probably in some form of denial. Where does the advice from Shun ...


4

I don't think it was ever stated how exactly they were wiped out, but we do know that it wasn't a WMD (no damage to the surrounding land), it wasn't the fiend that killed them (death feedback), and that the fiend stopped their arrows and disarmed them. It's also possible the fiend prevented the Giant Hornet soldiers from attacking any of the Robber Fly and ...


4

Think of Queerats as humans (WINK WINK). A person can be Asian, Caucasian, etc. So, there are many different types of Queerats too; some of them have horns, some have smaller teeth and (in this case) some of them are tall. HOWEVER. There IS a speculation regarding Kiroumaru's height that involves the origin of the Queerats. It's a last ep spoiler: Hope ...


4

This is all spoilers if you haven't seen the entire show. The Death Feedback is part genetic and part conditioned. From episode 4, they mention that the human genome was modified and that the Death Feedback works by the subconscious becoming aware of an attempt to harm another human and it uses their power to stop liver functions and parathyroid glands. ...


4

This is probably not explained in the manga, because the manga is... well, not great. Kaburagi Shisei's eyes are mentioned in the novel, though. On page 666 of the one-volume edition (book V, chapter 3; right before Hino Koufuu is slain), we have: 切れ長の非常に大きな目は、澄みきっていた。顔の造作も整っており、ハンサムと言ってもいいくらいだ。その異様な眼球を別にすればだが。 鏑木康星氏には、片目に二つずつ、合わせて四つの虹彩があり、薄闇の中で、...


3

SeventhStyle's review (quoted in Dimitri mx's answer) touches on the major issue with the Shinsekai Yori manga. The manga has brazenly explicit visuals, unsurprisingly almost entirely of Maria and Saki3 engaging in lesbian antics.1 Sure, (homo)sexuality was a major theme of the novel, but the manga really is just in bad taste, going out of its way to have ...


3

I would think that after the monster rats were defeated, and the ones that helped Squealer were executed, the people could have just gone back for the babies. It didn't take them that long to defeat Squealer and the akki that was Maria and Mamoru's child was from much earlier baby theft. That is what I think happened. A bit anti-climatic though.


3

There's a few subtleties that aren't easy to pick up. Which is normal. From the New World is a very deep show and it isn't easy to get everything - even after rewatching it multiple times. 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 ...


2

They are not sure that there are any weapons left, but the information regarding the existence of the Psychobuster itself is given to them most likely by a False Minoshiro. As seen in the next episodes, it also helps them navigate to the presumed location of the Psychobuster. It all about the hope of finding one. Similarly, the Queerats previously attempted ...


2

It's actually explained a bit at one point, though I can't remember the episode exactly. Essentially, humanity got really violent and started destroying each other, probably via nuclear warfare or maybe previous people with supernatural powers. Shin Sekai Yori takes place on one of the remaining human colonies, where the elders are the only ones that know ...


2

My question is, which time period does the "Dark Age" correspond to? Is the following time scale correct? Your timeline is correct. The Dark Ages correspond to the period following the PK wars during which the slave dynasties held power (in northeastern Asia, anyway). In more detail: Ismailov conducts his experiments in 2011, leading to the creation ...


2

As reviewed here, the manga seems to be a "Mockery of the anime". The manga loses to the serious atmosphere presented in the anime and the novel. Whilst the anime series is handling it with a proper heavy mood, the yuri inclined manga is making a joke of it – Shinsekai Yori is portraying the disappearance of one of its side-characters as a whimsical ...


2

Contains spoilers 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 use all their might in throwing and restraining, again respectively, all their power at those surrounding them, but one way (...


2

This is my understanding of it. All humans in the world of Shinsekai Yori are strong. Their power itself is unimaginably strong, but serves only as an offense, not a defense. Thus because of this an Ogre is someone who is unaffected by the genetic imprint that makes humans in SSY die after they murder. That's why Ogres are so dangerous. They aren't ...


2

The rituals performed on the children when they first gain Cantus powers do not have to do with death feedback - the rituals put in place a safeguard which allows some members of the community to effectively turn on and off the children's powers - this is what happens during the camping trip when they are discovered by the priest. Death Feedback is a ...


2

Before trying to eliminate Mamoru, the committee had already gotten rid of a girl named Reiko, who belonged in the same group as Saki and the others. The reason they killed her was due to her poor control of Cantus, out of fear of Fiends and Karma Demons. In this particular case, it's the fear of Karma Demons and their inability to control their Cantus, ...


2

It's because Messiah is the savior or the Messiah for the Queer Rats, not the humans. It's implied that Squealer found out (through a False Minoshiro) that the Queer Rats and for all intensive purposes, slaves to cantus users much like that of the Slave Dynasties (where non-cantus humans were slaves to the ruling class of cantus users). Any attempt of ...


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