Shinsekai Yori is that rare anime derived from non-anime stock. Instead of your usual hot new serialized work, it’s adapted from an existing finished not-light novel. It starts off inconspicuous enough, with a group of friends flaunting their village’s rules. After that, it goes along its way with a constant sense of uneasiness permeating through everything that’s happening. It’s very subdued which is also rare, although I’m not sure if it’s because of how it’s written or if the it’s an adaptation decision. Either way, this show stands out as a very nice change from the usual antics and shenanigans that get animated.