News First Trailer for From the New World Streamed Online
posted on 2012-04-01 04:44 EDT by Ko Ransom
TV Asahi's official Twitter account posted the first trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of Yūsuke Kishi's From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori). The trailer was released following the posting of "prelude videos" for the upcoming title directed by Masashi Ishihama (Read or Die animation director).
The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children — the protagonist 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 foilage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis.
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 fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.