Now that Saki is a member of the Department of Queerat Control, we get to see the inner workings of their relationships to the colonies. It’s quite a fascinating peek. Saki is in charge of breeding naked molerats, accepting applications to go to war, and observing the battlefield itself.
It’s a pretty disturbing system. The queerats need to fill out an application to go to war. The department goes to the battlefield to observe. And they do absolutely nothing to prevent the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of queerats. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 17 — Application for Intercolonial War
Not much happened this episode— Maria read her letter to Saki as they relived their childhood, then Saki and Satoru wandered around searching for her and Mamoru. But it was still a powerful episode.
Maria’s letter elegantly explained their reasons for leaving. I didn’t like the insert song— it seemed out of place and a needless interruption. I still think Maria’s wrong that Mamoru is the weakest and can’t live on his own. He is the one who left town by himself so that he could survive.
The search portion of the episode was beautiful. Especially the sunset scene. The animators do some wacky stuff, like that episode which focused on everyone’s crotches, but they really do know how to make things look pretty when they try. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 16 — Searching for Maria
Sorry, I fell way behind on this. It’s such a good show, but even better when you don’t have to wait a week for the next episode.
A Wonderland of Snow
First off: snow is awesome. Every anime should have snow and mountains. Best setting. The only thing about Kanon that wasn’t terrible.
Snow is made even better by esper skiing. Gah I want to do this too so bad. It makes Maria’s flying look lame by comparison. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 13 – 15 — Sleigh Rides and Revolutions
We’re back from the abyss of the previous episode, where we spent twenty minutes staring at Saki’s poorly animated crotch and crying over a dead puppy. This is back on the right track now.
I do think this show would do better if it had an extra season though. The pacing is fast.
The school board and / or ethics committee wipes Shuu’s existence from everyone’s memory. This shouldn’t be too surprising given what we’ve seen of the village so far.
Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 11 + 12 — Strength and Weakness
I think about 50% of the episode consisted of shots of Saki’s crotch and butt. If they were going to do this, you think they would have invested in animating these two body parts well. But alas, no. Seriously, this is awful. I can barely even tell this is a human body when they cut out the heads. Continue reading Shin Sekai Yori 10 — Saki’s Crotch and Butt