Given that in almost every single episode of Shin Sekai Yori so far more and more questions have been raised, it is little wonder I’ve found episodes dedicated to exposition so satisfying. Indeed, the most satisfying part of this episode was finding out that their having completely forgotten about that girl from episode one (I can’t remember her name, and neither can MAL or Wikipedia, apparently) after her disappearance wasn’t just sloppiness on the part of the writer, the kids have had their memories tampered with. That also explains why Saki has only just remembered she used to have a sister. Nevertheless, that leads to more questions, such as: why bother tampering with the kids’ memories in the first place?
Call me crazy but I don’t trust these kids
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So this episode we see the war between the queerat colonies draw to a close, and the children make it back to their village. As with other episodes, some interesting questions were raised, including: whether or not the children had done the right thing in helping the Robber Fly colony, and how dangerous an element are children in the society our main characters belong to? As is my tendency, I have formulated these questions simply by observing characters’ behaviour and/or facial expressions, and making my own inferences from that- Shin Sekai Yori is a show that doesn’t give much direct insight into characters’ thought, you see- so pardon me if any of what I say seems a little screwy!