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?
My major’s really come in handy for this
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Sorry guys, I know it’s been a while since I did one of these, but life has been most unforgiving recently. I’ve had friends to appease, reports to write, temperamental technology to whip into shape, etcetera, etcetera… But long story short, I’m back! For the time being…
I had been warned prior to watching this episode that it was a weird one, but that still didn’t stop me from being taken aback by just how weird it was. I know, as a blogger, I’m meant to be analytical, unpacking the events of what I see in an almost scientific fashion, but I’m about to follow up my last point with a very wishy-washy statement: this episode had a completely different energy to it. Perhaps it was due to the change in pace, or the subtle change in character design, or the not-so-subtle changes in Saki and Satoru’s characters themselves? In any case, I, and others, struggled to keep up with this episode- it was very unlike the others which would introduce an element then give you ample time to mull it over in your mind…
Shin Sekai Yori episode 4- The Matrix, playing God and still not giving two hoots about any of the characters
So shit has now officially hit the fan, ‘cept I’m nowhere near as excited about the stuff actually happening as I perhaps should be- instead I was far more fascinated by the exposition in this week’s episode and all the various ethical debates it posed. In case some of you didn’t know, my major’s a branch of psychology (forensic psychology), so, naturally, I find any kind of ethical debate centred on the treatment of humans fascinating! It may seem strange to favour exposition of past events over present events- very few seem to enjoy lengthy explanations- but considering that the world of SSY is far more fascinating than its characters- ergo, world building is also more interesting than the events that befall said characters- this really isn’t all that surprising!