So it’s over. I’m really glad that our characters managed to stop the fiend so early on in the episode, it allowed the dust to settle, and really gave me an opportunity to mull things over…
I really do have to hand it to Shin Sekai Yori, right up to the very end I’ve no idea how this series is going to wrap itself up! Part of me doesn’t want to ruin the surprise by theorising about the show’s conclusion, you know, just in case I actually guess right!! *scoff* But then again, very few of my educated guesses about the show have turned out to be on the mark so far, so… And as a blogger, it’s sorta my duty to provide a service for my readers… If that service just so happens to be making you guys giggle at how spectacularly wrong I turned out to be, so be it!!!
So after some deliberation (and tea and cake) these are two theories I managed to come up with!
So we’ve only two episodes left of Shin Sekai Yori now, and I still have no idea what will come to pass as the series wraps itself up! Of course, I haven’t expended much effort theorising about what might happen, as it feels as though whatever does happen, it won’t be much of a cause for celebration!! Even if Saki and Satoru do manage to stop the fiend and survive, so many people have died now- Inui, Maria, Mamoru, Tomiko, Saki’s parents, countless villagers- it will feel as though their achievement has come a little too late… But what else can we expect from SSY? This is a show about the disease known as man-kind. We’ve seen over and over how we corrupt everything that is around us (albeit not always consciously), and how that has spelled our defeat, so a happy ending in which everything is resolved seems impossible, we cannot escape our destructive nature, you know?
It felt as though A LOT happened during this episode, when it was actually more the case that what did happen, happened very quickly! The pace of Shin Sekai Yori in its entirety has been kind of erratic. To start with, it took until episode 4 for our characters to face any kind of serious adversary. And the two time skips acted almost as a reset button, every time the ‘action’ reached a climax, we’re taken into the future, where things are comparatively a little calmer (for the time being). And things have happened incredibly quickly, one after the other, during these last few episodes.
Just a short post today. I have so many deadlines over the next few weeks that I’ve hardly been away from my keyboard. So when I give myself a break from all the essay writing, doing even more writing doesn’t fill me with much joy!