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?
The horror genre has ruined me
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Right. So this episode didn’t provide me with much new material to chew over- same setting, same characters, roughly the same goings on… Even the ‘we’re-going-to-kind-of-explain-how-the-new-world’s-come-about-and-oh-in-case-you-didn’t-get-that-the-fact-it-was-built-on-fear-and-the-blood-of-innocents-was-bad-we’re-gonna-wobble-the-camera-about-a-lot’ was rehashed. So I’m just going to talk about some more of the things that have interested me about the show so far that I didn’t manage to squeeze into the last post, enjoy.
Welp, getting back into episodic blogging. It aint gonna be easy- it’s been like, what? Almost two months? That seems practically an age ago! But at least this show, unlike Binbougami-ga, ought to give me plenty to say that isn’t “Momiji’s wearing a wig, lmao!” or me trying to carry out some kind of bullshit analysis on a character falling down a cliff! However, whilst the first episode of Shin Sekai Yori did have some interesting aspects for me to talk about, overall it failed to deliver. But before I lay into it a little, here’s what I did like about the episode: