Shin Sekai Yori - 11
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Shin Sekai Yori's mystery is getting there. What started off as an integral part of Shin Sekai Yori, is loosing some of its sparkle for me. At first the mystery revolved around the world, and now it's focused on the Ethics council and the elders of the children. Comparatively boring, however the series makes it work to a certain extent.
Can't say I was completely by the memory loss part of the plot. Not so much as a choice of plot direction, more of a frustration of what's to come. All because we know about what happened, leaving no suspense. It's also frustrating watching the group run around like a headless chicken looking for his head. Whilst I'm happy with the direction the mystery is pursuing, I am left a little uninspired by Shin Sekai Yori as of late. It just doesn't have that same intensity and suspense it has displayed before and when I think back to that, it becomes frustrating to see it come and go. The series can't be suspenseful all the time, nevertheless it feels like it refuses to be thrilling.
Shin Sekai Yori's upcoming arc looks as ominous interesting as ever. Satoru's grandmother is looking a little young, which may or may not be part of the mystery (I'm hoping for the former) and we can finally concentrate on the most important mystery. More of a transitional episode, I'm looking forward to the mystery surrounding Shun and the Ethics committee coming out. Whether the mystery will focus solely on the elders or also include the world in which Shin Sekai Yori is set remains to be seen. Personally, I'd like a bit of both because there are still a lot of questions concerning the creatures and the workings of the world where the story takes place.