Honestly, I’m not sure exactly what it was that got me interested in watching From the New World (Shinsekai yori). Maybe it was the artwork, or the interesting plot synopsis. Maybe it was the high praise it had received from several different sights, or the positive fan reviews. I don’t know, but, I guess, it doesn’t really matter because for some reason I did end up watching this series. The question is, did it live up to all of the praise surrounding it, or is it just another overhyped series?