Shinsekai yori


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    First the plot (from MAL): Following a sudden outbreak of psychokinesis in 0.1% of the population, a rapid transformation swept the world. The godlike ability to manipulate matter remotely turned many power wielders to violence, inciting a long period of upheaval. Finally, after a chaotic era shaped by the rise and fall of oppressive regimes, the psychic humans were able to achieve a fragile peace by isolating their society, creating a new world bound by complex rules.

    In the town of Kamisu 66, 12-year-old Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her powers and is relieved to rejoin her friends—the mischievous Satoru Asahina, the shy Mamoru Itou, the cheerful Maria Akizuki, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy whom Saki admires—at Sage Academy, a special school for psychics. However, unease looms as Saki begins to question the fate of those unable to awaken to their powers, and the children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children.

    Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia. Accepting these roles, however, might not come easy when faced with the dark and shocking truths of society, and the impending havoc born from the new world.

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    It may not be consider as a light novel but it got an anime and a manga adaptation (by the way the anime is fantatisque while the manga is mediocre). I think it would be a nice aditiion to JNC because first it's a one shoot and second it's a type of novel that we don't have. The stroy is also realy good with some interesting ideas, plot twist, good characters, and one of the best antagoniste i've ever seen .


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    I read the manga for this which added a ton of Yuri ecchi ( which I hear isn’t in the anime or original book, not that I minded its inclusion). It’s rare I finish a manga series but I finished this on the strength of the plot developments. I wanted to know how the world became how it was at the start and was interested to see how the main characters made genuine change (not always for the better). Lots of fascinating stuff about altering people’s psychology too.

    If I could, I would give this one 10 likes as I agree it would make a great addition to JNC (especially now as they are branching into books that aren’t quite LNs).


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    Would love to read this one.