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Birth of Maria's child in Shinsekai Yori

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 ...
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Shisei's double irises

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 ...
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Why do people in Shin Sekai Yori die if they kill other humans?

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 ...
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Why are ogres so strong?

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 ...
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Why did they decide to eliminate Mamoru?

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 ...
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Is there a reason for the child of Maria and Mamoru to be called Messiah?

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 ...
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Are Board of Education members immune to Death Feedback?

Somehow they've figured out that using additional objects or creatures to carry out the actual killing is a workaround which doesn't trigger the death feedback reaction. I suspect it was made clear at ...
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What is the meaning behind the scene where Saki fights a Tainted Cat?

I think Saki used her skill - restoring object. She was seen training earlier fixing vases and stuff in school. This ability allowed her to fix the broken necklace (for a while), during the attack and ...
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Does the Ethics Committee control all of Japan?

In the novel, each regions doesn't have communication channel each other. (Wikipedia describe it too.) There are no way to control all regions from one ethics committee. I think the fundamental rules ...
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Are Blessing Spirits mutants as well?

Blessing Spirits aren't actually a physical thing. Rather, the agglomeration of bizarre phenomena that the people in the show describe as a "Blessing Spirit" is simply a subconscious/unconscious ...
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Did the Shinsekai Yori anime cover all of the material in the light novel?

First of all, the novel version of "From the new world" is not a light novel. I think it's a hard SF novel, instead of a light novel. Yes, the 25 episodes of the anime covered the whole novel. But ...
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Did the Shinsekai Yori anime cover all of the material in the light novel?

There's no content "past episode 25", per se - the novel1 ends just where the anime does, with Saki putting Squealer out of his misery, and finishing with a mention of the sign in the academy that ...
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Birth of Maria's child in Shinsekai Yori

There were two years between the moment they had escaped and the moment the bones were received. When Saki was 14 years old, Maria and Mamoru escaped. When Saki was 26 years old, she knew the council ...
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Why did Saki's cantus arrive late?

It was implied that one gains cantus with the onset of puberty*. My explanation is that Saki got into puberty a bit later than the others. *: I've read or heard this somewhere, but can't find a good ...
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Has there ever been an instance of an officially crowd-funded translation of a novel?

As of now, yes! Some Visual Novels (these count as novels in my book) have been successfully crowd funded out here. A few examples of that are mostly done by the Sekai Project. For example, World ...
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What happened to Maria and Mamoru?

If we consider that everything said and implied make sense (story most likely don't imply anything without a purpose), we could even propose a darker possibility. While it's obvious that they were ...
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