The New World: Collection 2 (2013/Sentai Blu-ray)
B Sound: B+ Extras: C- Episodes: A
lives in a world where children are born with psychic power and
raised in a utopia like society, but after a group of children wander
beyond the boards of their village they discover a larger world and
it's secret past. That everything was not as beautiful as they
believed, but the result of countless wars, slavery and abuse of
power. Even now, their lives and colony were shaped and controlled
by the ethics committee. The truth can set you free, but when a
child discovers the truth they are either killed or their memories
erased. As they grow and struggle to find and understand the truth,
they search for true freedom... but is it worth the risk of death?
From The New World: Collection 2 (2013, continuing the
storyline from the original debut series/season), Saki lived in a
world where human have gained psychic powers and are trained to use
them. Their society is supported by a lesser society of mutants, the
Monster Rat Colonies, but the darker secret behind the mutants was
originally non psychic humans that were turn into a slave race, and
the psychic humans reigned as Gods. As they discover relics and the
truths of the past, the whole point of their society is to prevent
them becoming mindless monsters or what they call 'ogres'. When the
truth of their pasts spreads to the lesser races, rebellion and war
breaks out and threatens to destroy their world again. As the
potential leader of the humans, Saki must make hard choices that
could save or destroy their world.
was an interesting anime and explored the human nature with power in
a dis-utopia society. Where in a past age, humans who were endowed
with power, went mad and nearly destroyed the Earth. Regardless of
how powerful or advance humans ever become, there are two things will
always cause the downfall of society, 1) the ignorance of the past
and 2) human greed for power. Even a society made up of 'Gods' is
doomed to fail when they forget the rules of nature will always
surpass the rules of man.
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is really good, if not
the best we've seen from Sentai, but part of that is the art style.
The lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo is very clear,
clean, detailed and even has nice Pro Logic-type surrounds. Extras
include clean opening and closing animation.
- Saki face the ethics committee and is given an ultimatum to find
and bring back Maria and Mamoru or they will be hunted down.
- Saki goes to the Monster Rat Colony for help, but then senses that
they are changing with the abuse of knowledge and independence.
My Beloved Saki - Saki receives a farewell letter from Maria
about why she must leave and there is something wrong about the
nature and rules of their communities.
of Destruction - The Ethics Committee talks on the future of
the Monster Rat Colonies, now that they are have gained more power
and influence and demand equality...
Flower - Saki learns of what happened to the Maria and
Mamoru, they were killed by the Robert Fly Colony and have started a
rebellion against humans.
- Saki discovers the Monster Rat Colony somehow got control of an
ogre and become a threat to the humans.
Cold & Sunlit Place - Saki and Satoru is followed by an
ogre, but they need to escape and warn the people.
Fire that Destroys the World - Saki learns the ogre was the
child of Maria and Mamoru that the Monster Rat colony raised it to
defeat the humans.
- Saki journeys to Tokyo to find an ancient weapon that was created
to destroy psychics.
Face of the Boy - As Saki finds the psychobuster, she finally
is able to recall her memories of Shun and his warning.
in the Darkness - Saki decides to destroy the psychobuster
over losing her last close friend.
the New World - Saki finds another way to defeat the ogre and
Monster Rats and is able to start over civilization again, but can
humans learn from their mistakes this time?