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Super Serial: Shin Sekai Yori episodes 4 and 5

When we left off, Saki and crew discover a living archive of knowledge from around the time of the downfall of civilization. As I expected, episode four covers a lot of those events in exposition. Roughly half the episode is devoted to telling us what happened between the awakening of psychokinesis (which happens in 2011) to the five hundred year Dark Age.

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Super Serial: Shin Sekai Yori episode 3

I suspect something might have happened in this episode, which looked pretty important. We start once again with an out-of-context flashback, an assassination attempt on Empero Jikoutei 430 years before present day. The dude gets stabbed, and… cut to canoeing.

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Super Serial: Shin Sekai Yori episode 2

The episode opens with a flashback to the coronation of Emperor Daikangitei, who proclaims that to celebrate the event, he will sacrifice the first hundred people who stop applauding. Man, this show can get pretty dark.

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Super Serial: Shin Sekai Yori episode 1

Looks like Super Serial’s back for the time being, but never doubt my ability to not finish what I start. Today’s feature is the first episode of Shin Sekai Yori, the anime adaptation of a novel by Yusuke Kishi. It opens with some horrible things, goes on to do some mysterious things, and ends with a sad thing all set to striking imagery.

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