An overlooked sci-fi horror anime is an exploration of a corrupt society and human nature that fans of Psycho-Pass and Wonder Egg Priority will love.
Kodoani.com – In an idyllic sunset, children play catchers, debating whether to tie or surrender as the opening note of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” plays in the distance to summon them back home. home. They shouted their goodbyes and waved as they disappeared in various directions, leaving only shadows over the rolling landscape. At the end of the episode, one of their friends dies – and none of the others realize it.
Blending myth with mystery, science fiction and history, From the New World is an excellent work of science fiction and horror that gradually unravels the secrets of the world with increasing horror for both the protagonist and the audience. However, since the series begins with child characters and has a more bizarre – albeit stunning – cartoon style, it is often seen as astigmatic but is the perfect anime for fans who have fallen in love. like Psycho-Pass, Wonder Egg Priority or Serial Experiments Lain.
From the New World’s story is simple. In 2011, individuals began to develop powers from afar, not used to bend spoons but to break into apartments to commit a murder – or avenge their co-workers by making them explosive. Although only 0.03% of humans develop these powers, with no way to stop them, the world’s population has dropped to 2% of what it is today. An entire era passed with endless bloodshed until, a thousand years after the first telekinesis, a small group of people established villages where their power could be controlled and allowed to inhabit. people live in peace – at a price to pay.
Saki Watanabe’s village is the perfect place to grow up, although the world is not without its dangers. Goblins and karmic demons exist outside the protective barrier while cat Trickster is known to snatch children from their beds, even though her parents say it’s a myth. She has five good friends, but their sense of security is shattered when the group encounters a sentient library called ‘minoshiro.’
Minoshiro reveals the source of their power, shocking them with the fact that a human can kill another. The concept was completely foreign to them, demonstrating how profoundly this society has penetrated and changed human nature. Incredibly, villages rely on school grooming as well as genetic manipulation to prevent people from using their power against each other. This is done by creating a sin syndrome that will kill people they recognize as human by shutting down their inner functions until they die for their sins.
Inspired by bonobos, a species prone to physical love, compassion was also programmed into this new society. People will seek out sexual relationships instead of lashing out in anger and tend to use touch as a way to physically reassure someone. It’s a simple concept, but it can get pretty lousy when there’s no limit to the age difference – and a relationship might never be found otherwise, like when Saki and her friend she started acting intimate when in a dangerous situation at the age of 12 in total.
However, the scariest truth in From the New World is that Saki and her friends spend their childhood forgetting about the people who have disappeared around them – because they were destroyed in an attempt to stop them. prevent goblins and demons from being present. These creatures are not monsters of folklore, but humans who have been corrupted by their power and cannot be stopped. In an effort to prevent them from being created, this perfect society is ready to sacrifice any child it considers the slightest threat.
Whether a child is too strong and capable of being proud, or too weak and capable of becoming jealous, their life is taken away for the greater good. So for Saki, it is society that threatens her life more than any elves. How she and her friends will be shaped by this knowledge, and what more they learn about the world around them will determine which of them, if any, will survive.
The storyline is fast-paced, keeps the story moving, and full of new developments, perfect for binge-watching during the holidays for anyone looking for something dark and exciting. like to think a little bit more. Its story is a perfect example of psychic powers being used in unsuspecting and intelligent ways instead of using power to overcome obstacles. The twists and turns of the plot continue until the viewer wonders how many more of those six children will suddenly disappear – and which of them might turn out to be the monsters they’re running from. .