From the New World (新世界より Shin Sekai Yori) is a Japanese Speculative fiction novel by Yūsuke Kishi (貴志 祐介). The anime adaptation will be produced by A-1 Pictures (Tsuritama, Ano Natsu de Matteru) and directed by Ishihama Masashi (石浜 真史). The 25-episode series will begin airing in Japan on the 2012/09/29 on TV Asahi (株式会社テレビ朝日).
The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children – Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the “cursed power” or the “gods’ power” of telekinesis. After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fight to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.
The synopsis is very interesting although it might be confusing. It also looks like this will be the first time the director has his own series to direct, as all of his other roles involve animation and design. It could be a good or bad thing, but I’m curious to see the results. Will definitely watch.
Saki Watanabe (渡辺 早季) Voiced by: Risa Taneda
Shun Aonuma (青沼 瞬) Voiced by: Mai Tōdō (12 years old), Ayumu Murase (14 years old)
Satoru Asahina (朝比奈 覚) Voiced by: Kanako Tōjō (12 years old), Yūki Kaji (14 years old)
Maria Akizuki (秋月 真理亜) Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
Mamoru Itō (伊東 守) Voiced by: Haruka Kudō (12 years old), Motoki Takagi (14 years old)
Take a look at all the character bios on the official site. First PV released in March 2012. If it was eaten, try this search query on YouTube.
The anime will not have an opening theme. The closing theme is “Wareta Ringo (割れたリンゴ)” by Risa Taneda.
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