|From the New World|
|Rōmaji||Shin Sekai Yori|
|Genre||Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Drama, Action, Romance, Shoujo Ai, Shounen Ai, Supernatural|
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From the New World (新世界より, Shin Sekai Yori) is a Japanese novel by Yusuke Kishi, originally published in 2008 by Kodansha. It received the 29th Nihon SF Taisho Award. The novel has received a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, which began serialization in May 2012, and an anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures, which aired in Japan between September 2012 and March 2013. The manga series has been licensed by Vertical Inc and the anime by Sentai Filmworks in North America.
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, (呪力 jyuryoku). 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 novel From the New World was written by the Japanese author Yusuke Kishi and published by Kodansha. Its original publication was on January 23, 2008, in two volumes. On August 7, 2009, it was re-released as a single volume under the Kodansha Novels imprint and again on January 14, 2011, as three volumes under the Kodansha Bunko imprint.
A manga adaption of the novel, drawn by Tōru Oikawa, is serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. The first chapter was published in the June 2012 issue on May 9, 2012. Additionally, the series has been released in five tankōbon volumes under the Shōnen Magazine Comics imprint between October 9, 2012, and December 9, 2013. A sixth volume is scheduled to be released on April 9, 2014. In 2013 the series was licensed in English by Vertical Inc, who released the first three volumes between November 12, 2013, and March 4, 2014. The fourth volume is scheduled to be released on May 13, 2014.
- See also: Volumes and Chapters
An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired between September 2012 and March 2013. It has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America. The anime does not have an opening theme but theme songs that are played during the closing credits. "Wareta Ringo" (割れたリンゴ, lit. Broken Apple) by Risa Taneda was used for episode 1 through 16, and was replaced by "Yuki ni Saku Hana" (雪に咲く花, lit. The Flower Blooming in Snow) by Kana Hanazawa starting in episode 17.
- See also: List of Episodes
- Main article: Merchandise
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