It’s tough to pick a single moment of Shin Sekai Yori that stands out. I loved the whole thing. But I’m going to go go with the moment when Saki flies through the air in episode 20.
It’s beautiful. We start out spinning around in Saki’s first person perspective. Then the darkness turns to light and the sun turns to the moon. Everything is still. Peaceful music plays. A masked Shun appears. Saki removes the mask. There is no face.
Saki embraces him as he disappears, still falling slowly through the night sky. She decides she must live.
Color returns to the world, and we’re back in Saki’s perspective, spinning rapidly. Saki crashes into a field of sunflowers.
Shin Sekai Yori (SSY) follows a group of children who come of age in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic society in which humans have gained psychic powers. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori Review — A- →
Another excellent episode where not very much happens. Or at least it seemed that way when the ending started playing when I believed the episode had just started.
Let me take a quick moment to brag: I was right! The fiend just didn’t know he was human. Not that I’m surprised. I’m always right. Just figured I’d throw that out there. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 24 — To Be Human →
What’s more scary than a giant slug monster?
Enormous swarms of mites that devour a giant slug monster in a split second, that’s what. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 23 — Spelunking through Tokyo →