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Tonight on GeekNights, Rym and Emily give a full review, as well as some final thoughts, on Shin Sekai Yori - From the New World. It's a solid show with a complex story, good characters, and a surprising ending.Download MP3
It's very close in quality to Bokurano, really.
There are relatively few shows I'd even consider calling "solid." Solid implies that it starts strong and holds up all the way to the end.
I agree that Bokurano was pretty strong throughout, although I did feel that the "Yakuza" backstory was weak.
When I call something "solid" the implication is "solid but unspectacular" and it would be around a B/B- or mid to high 3/5 (yeah that implies I'm not curving around a C, but that's how I see those grades parceled out usually). Oh, the joy of everyone having a different scale.
By the way, based on some sales figures I saw recently on r/anime, apparently this show did absolutely terribly in Japan. That's a bummer. Brace yourselves for even more moe and borderline porn.
No surprise that it did poorly. It's not the type of anime general audiences would pounce on.
The beats and cues are sparse enough that, by the end, their full meaning stands out starkly in retrospect. It's not like Utena, where you'll notice things you'd missed that fundamentally alter interpretation of the show...