Shin Sekai Yori Episode 22: Tokyo


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  1. Good review! I don’t want this series to end either.

    Also the reason why Saki was referring to her hair is because she was telling the priests that it’s Maria’s child. She was just describing the child so they had a better indication of what they are up against. Saki is obviously very sad and distraught because this is her friend / lovers offspring. It’s a terrible thought to think about killing a child… let alone your best friends child.

    • Tenderfoot says:

      That makes so much sense! Geeze, why didn’t I think of that? Oh well. Thanks for the info, otherwise I would still be clueless!

  2. BCE says:

    I totally agree that I don’t want this series to end so quickly. It seems like the mysteries keep piling up, and it’s such a shame there’s so little room to explore them more. There’s actually someone doing a very good translation of the novel online — he’s on about page 200 so far — and as far as I know that’ll continue, and of course the novel does contain more context, but even then…ugh!

    I’m still not clear on how the death feedback thing works, for instance. If you think about it, there’s really no principled way to distinguish using the Psychobuster, or the tainted cats, to kill someone from the fact that we saw that even if you kill someone accidentally you still die. In those accidental killings we saw recently, there certainly was no intent to kill, but the people who did the killing still died.

    I feel like there are some interesting loopholes here that need exploration, especially given the fact that the showdown with the Fiend and Squealer will take priority for the foreseeable future…

    I’ll be interested to see what happens with this mini False Minoshiro. It’s certainly not the same as the real deal, since it doesn’t stun humans and prevent them from using their Cantus. In that case, they wouldn’t have even had to go to Tokyo, it seems, since a “‘real’ False Minoshiro” ought to be able to just take out the Fiend for long enough to get Kiroumaru or something else to get rid of the problem. Or at least it would’ve been worth a try — I certainly would’ve asked the cute lil thing about it!

    Anyway, it’s just unfortunate that they’re limited to 25 episodes, when this is such a fascinating world. Waah!