From the New World (novel)
|From the New World|
Cover of the 2009 reprint
(Shin Sekai Yori)
|Written by||Yūsuke Kishi|
|Published||January 23, 2008|
|Written by||Yūsuke Kishi|
|Illustrated by||Tōru Oikawa|
|English publisher||Vertical Inc|
|Magazine||Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine|
|Original run||May 9, 2012 – ongoing|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masashi Ishihama|
|Produced by||Yutaka Ōmatsu|
|Written by||Masashi Sogo|
|Music by||Shigeo Komori|
|Network||CS TV Asahi Channel, TV Asahi, ABC|
|English network||Anime Network|
|Original run||September 29, 2012 – March 23, 2013|
From the New World (新世界より Shin Sekai Yori ) is a Japanese novel by Yusuke Kishi. An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired between September 2012 and March 2013. It has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America.
The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children—Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun—have been born and raised in a tranquil town, Kamisu's 66th district, that can be described as a utopia overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis (呪力 juryoku ). After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fight to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.
- Saki Watanabe (渡辺 早季 Watanabe Saki )
- Voiced by: Risa Taneda (12, 14 & 26 years old), Aya Endo (narrator, 36 years old)
- Saki is the main character who has short brown hair initially and argues a lot with Satoru in the past. 2 years later, her hair grows to shoulder-length and she becomes Maria's girlfriend. Despite that, her feelings for Shun remain strong. She is eager to know the true secrets of the town after her encounters with several incidents. Tomiko also reveals that she has a strong mental stability capable of overcoming setbacks. After a second timeskip, she now works at the Department of Mutant Management, investigating and regulating the Monster Rat (バケネズミ Bakenezumi ) colonies. In the Epilogue, she marries Satoru and succeeds Tomiko as head of the Ethics Committee.
- Satoru Asahina (朝比奈 覚 Asahina Satoru )
- Voiced by: Kanako Tōjō (12 years old), Yūki Kaji (14, 26 & 36 years old)
- Satoru is the main male character and an energetic and mischievous boy who likes to argue with Saki. He is also observant, smart and skillful in using his telekinesis. After the timeskip, Satoru becomes Shun's boyfriend, but he starts dating another boy shortly after their breakup, After a second timeskip, he becomes Saki's partner and closest friend. After the battle with the Monster Rats, Satoru also discovers the disturbing truth about the Monster Rats' origin and years later, becomes Saki's husband.
- Maria Akizuki (秋月 真理亜 Akizuki Maria )
- Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
- Maria has long red hair and is stated to be the most popular girl in her class. After the timeskip, she develops feelings for Saki and becomes her girlfriend, although she later forms a duty pair with Mamoru. She is particularly adept at manipulating matter movement (e.g. levitation). After Mamoru runs away, she leaves the others to join him. It is revealed that she and Mamoru had a son (a daughter in the animated series).
- Shun Aonuma (青沼 瞬 Aonuma Shun )
- Voiced by: Mai Tōdō (12 years old), Ayumu Murase (14 years old)
- Shun is the smartest and most composed of the group and is able to think through any situation. He is also very knowledgeable. Shun is also implied to be the most talented at using telekinesis in their generation. After the timeskip, he becomes Satoru's boyfriend, but breaks up with him later. His conscious mind loses control of his telekinesis, turning him into a Karmic Demon (業魔 Gōma ). It is also revealed that Shun has always loved Saki, but he chose to avoid her due to his growing uncontrollable power.
- Mamoru Itō (伊東 守 Itō Mamoru )
- Voiced by: Haruka Kudō (12 years old), Motoki Takagi (14 years old)
- Mamoru is the most timid and the least talented of the group. Following the timeskip, he grows to have a crush on Maria and eventually partners with her as a duty pair. After learning about the Board of Education's plans to dispose of him, he escapes from the village and hides in the mountains. Maria later promises him that they will never be apart again, subsequently joining him and leaving the others behind. He and Maria had a child that was stolen by Squealer and raised to be an Ogre as their "Messiah".
- Tomiko Asahina (朝比奈 富子 Asahina Tomiko )
- Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara
- Satoru's grandmother and also the head of the Ethics Committee. She intends for Saki to succeed her position as she possesses a strong mental stability as well as qualities of a leader. Because of this, she had asked the Board of Education not to dispose of Saki and her friends despite knowing about the true history. She also revealed that they were responsible for erasing their bad memories of the past to protect the minds of the townsfolk. With the ability to regenerate the telomeres in her cells, Tomiko managed to extend her life, having lived for more than 250 years. She also had a close encounter with a Ogre (悪鬼 Akki ) in the past.
- Shisei Kaburagi (鏑木 肆星 Kaburagi Shisei )
- Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino
- The advisor of the Security Council and also the village's strongest telekinesis user. He wears a hooded mask and has double irises in each eye, capable of detecting and dispelling attacks in all directions. He also displays calmness and confidence in retaliation against the Monster Rats attack on the village but is still powerless against an Ogre.
- Hiromi Torigai (鳥飼 宏美 Torigai Hiromi )
- Voiced by: Yuri Amano
- Chairman of the Board of Education. She is the most anxious and cautious among the council representatives.
- Masayo Komatsuzaki (小松崎 昌代 Komatsuzaki Masayo )
- Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata
- Vice-chairman of the Board of Education.
- Koufuu Hino (日野 光風 Hino Kōfū )
- Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama
- The representative of the Occupations Council. He was killed by a sneak attack from the Monster Rats during the Summer Festival.
- Mizuho Watanabe (渡辺 瑞穂 Watanabe Mizuho )
- Voiced by: Miki Itō
- Saki's mother and also the head of the library. She entrusted Saki the mission to search for the last weapon of mass destruction "Psychobuster" to eliminate the Ogre.
- Takashi Sugiura (杉浦 敬 Sugiura Takashi )
- Voiced by: Hiroki Touchi
- Saki's father.
- Inui (乾 Inui )
- Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi
- A Wildlife Protection officer. He was tasked to annihilate the Robber Fly colony and its allies but his mission failed. He was saved by Kiroumaru and later he accompanied Saki's group to Tokyo for her mission.
- Mushin (無瞋 Mushin )
- Voiced by: Tamio Ōki
- An old, heavily bearded head priest of the Temple of Purification. He conducts the ritual for children entering adulthood.
- Rijin (離塵 Rijin )
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
- A high priest of the Temple of Purification who seals away the children's telekinesis for breaking the rules and escorts them to be judged until he is killed by a Balloon Dog (風船犬 Fūsen Inu ).
- Squealer (スクィーラ Sukwīra ) / Yakomaru (野狐丸 Yakomaru )
- Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa
- Initially known as Squealer, a lowly member of the Robber Fly colony who once offered help to Saki and Satoru. He eventually attains knowledge and gains political clout to become the supreme commander of the Robber Fly colony bestowed with a new name 'Yakomaru' while exhibiting a machiavellian nature. Despite being a weak and small colony initially, the Robber Fly colony has grown to rival that of the Giant Hornets' after the second timeskip. He appears to be faithful to the humans in the beginning but was revealed later that he had plans to wipe out the human population to liberate the Monster Rats. His grand mission was thwarted by Saki and was sentenced to 'Eternal Hell', a punishment worse than death. Saki eventually and secretly gave him a merciful death in the end.
- Kiroumaru (奇狼丸 Kirōmaru )
- Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata
- The supreme commander of the Giant Hornets colony. Despite having orders to kill the children, he risked his life to help them escape. Much later on, his colony was destroyed by an Ogre sent by Yakomaru and he barely survived. He was briefly held captive at the Temple of Purification before Saki released him. After that, he assisted Saki and her group to Tokyo and eventually sacrificed his life to defeat the child, "Messiah".
- Squnk (スクォンク Sukwonku )
- Voiced by: Kanehira Yamamoto
- A member of the Goat Moth colony. He was once saved by Saki when he fell into a river, subsequently 2 years later he repaid the favour by saving Mamoru after he fell off a cliff.
An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired between September 2012 and March 2013. It has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America. The anime does not have an opening theme but theme songs that are played during the closing credits. "Wareta Ringo" (割れたリンゴ, lit. Sliced Apple) by Risa Taneda was used for episode 1 through 16, which was replaced by "Yuki ni Saku Hana" (雪に咲く花, lit. The Flower Blooming in Snow) by Kana Hanazawa starting in episode 17.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|01||"The Season of New Leaves"
"Wakaba no Kisetsu" (若葉の季節)
|September 29, 2012|
|In the year of 2011, people with psychokinetic powers start appearing, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. 1000 years later, Saki Watanabe finally has her own powers awakened, and after a ritual of passage, she rejoins her friends at school who had awakened before her. However, one of them (Reiko) is revealed to have weaker control over her powers than her peers, and soon after she mysteriously disappears.|
|02||"The Vanishing Children"
"Kieyuku Kora" (消えゆく子ら)
|October 6, 2012|
|Saki and her friends take part together in a ball tournament where they must control small clay dolls with their power. Her team defeats several opponents until the final match when one of the members of the opposing team breaks the rules, ending the match in a draw. After the tournament the same student is never seen again.|
|03||"The False Minoshiro"
"Minoshiro Modoki" (ミノシロモドキ)
|October 13, 2012|
|While having their summer camp together, the children remember the legend of a strange creature known as the "False Minoshiro" who brings death to whoever gets in its way. Eager to learn more about it, they manage to locate and capture the Minoshiro, which much to their surprise, starts communicating with them.|
"Chinurareta Rekishi" (血塗られた歴史)
|October 20, 2012|
|The children learn from the Minoshiro the truth about the tragic history since the advent of psychokinetic powers 1000 years ago until they are intercepted by a monk who seals their powers and escorts them to be judged for their actions. On the way, they are attacked by a group of Monster Rats who are slain by the monk until a surviving creature leaps toward them.|
|05||"Pursuit on a Hot Night"
"Tōbō no Nettaiya" (逃亡の熱帯夜)
|October 27, 2012|
|The creature explodes, killing the monk and itself. Defenseless against the Monster Rat, the children flee with Saki and her friend Satoru being separated from the others and captured by them. After escaping confinement, the pair is rescued by Squealer, a Monster Rat from the "Robber Fly" tribe who brings them before his queen and asks for their help against their rivals of the "Ground Spider" tribe who threaten to ravage their colony. Saki and Satoru do not reveal to them that their powers are sealed, and flee by themselves when the invasion begins.|
|November 3, 2012|
|Saki and Satoru get themselves trapped and with no chance to escape, until Saki remembers Satoru's mantra and uses it to have him recover his powers. Instead of fleeing with her, Satoru decides to fight the Ground Spiders, aided by Squealer and the surviving warriors of the Robber Fly. As the group survives several ambushes made by the enemy, Satoru shows signs of fatigue for overusing his abilities, but despite Saki's protests, he moves on until they have an encounter with a massive army.|
|November 10, 2012|
|The Giant Hornet colony arrives and annihilates the Ground Spiders. Satoru agrees to accompany the Giant Hornets leader Kiroumaru to the Ground Spiders' nest, where they are attacked by the Ground Spiders' commander. Satoru suspects that Kiroumaru may have received an order to kill Saki and him, and they flee through the forest, guided through a shortcut by Squealer. Upon arriving at the river, they are reunited with their friends. As they are returning to town, they encounter Kiroumaru who helps them by towing them with his ship. Saki restores Shun's Force and offers to help the others restore their Forces.|
|November 17, 2012|
|Two years pass and the children enter adolescence. Saki finds her feelings for Shun unrequited when he starts dating Satoru instead and she starts dating Maria. Soon after, Shun breaks up with Satoru and starts distancing himself from everyone else. Saki questions him about the reason and learns from him that the adults know the truth about what happened two years before. He also warns her to be careful because the time for them to be punished for their past transgressions may come soon.|
|09||"The Rising Wind"
"Kaze Tachinu" (風立ちぬ)
|November 24, 2012|
|Shun stops coming to school and her friends start looking for him, taking care to not raise any suspicions. Saki and Satoru set for the Pinewood village where Shun lives, just to find the place isolated by the authorities and his house destroyed. Later at night, Saki confronts her parents about what really happened to the village but they refuse to tell her more than they can. Soon after Saki is visited by Maria who reveals to her she and Mamoru learned that several Impure Cats (不浄猫 Fujō Neko ) are being maintained at the school and two were freed to hunt down Shun. Saki flees to warn him just to come across one of the Impure Cats.|
|10||"More than the Darkness"
"Yami yorimo" (闇よりも)
|December 1, 2012|
|Protected by a charm she got from Shun, Saki manages to defeat the Impure Cat before meeting him. Shun reveals to her that his entire village was destroyed because his powers went out of control. She also learns from him that the drastic alteration in the world's fauna and flora seen in the last 1000 years was due to the residual energy that flows from humans whose powers are not in full control, just like it happened with his dog Subaru, who is killed while protecting him from the other Impure Cat, which is subsequently destroyed by Shun. With little time left before he is killed by his own uncontrolled power, Shun reveals to Saki that he always loved her before having her flee to safety.|
|11||"Distant Thunder in Winter"
"Fuyu no Enrai" (冬の遠雷)
|December 8, 2012|
|As part of their course, each student is about to be paired with a member of the opposite sex for further training. Saki's classmate Ryou is interested on picking her, but when she realizes that he is not who he was supposed to be, she turns him down and pairs up with Satoru instead. While talking to their friends, Saki realizes that their memories were altered so they recognize Ryou as a regular member of the group since childhood instead of Shun, whose name they can't manage to remember. Upon seeing Mamoru panicking about the situation, Saki, Satoru and Maria decide to leave him out of the subject and keep investigating by themselves, but soon after they are called for an audience with Satoru's grandmother Tomiko, who is revealed to be the head of the Ethics Committee, a fact that not even Satoru was aware of.|
"Yowai Kan" (弱い環)
|December 15, 2012|
|Tomiko reveals to Saki the truth behind Ogres and Karmic Demons including their reasons for the harsh means they developed to prevent them from appearing, and that she was the one who intervened for her and her friends to be spared by the Board of Education regarding the incident with the False Minoshiro, because according to her, Saki is considered the most suited one to be her successor. Some time later, Mamoru mysteriously flees away from home and Saki, Maria and Satoru take advantage of a break in classes to look for him.|
|December 22, 2012|
|Saki and the others follow Mamoru's tracks until finding him in a shelter. They also meet Squnk, a Monster Rat they had met years before and who had just saved his life. Mamoru reveals to them that he left the village in fear because he is been followed for some time by the Impure Cats as a sign that the Board of Education decided to dispose of him.|
|January 5, 2013|
|Saki and Satoru leave Maria behind with Mamoru and return to the village. Saki is grilled by the Board of Education but is released after Tomiko intervenes on her behalf. Tomiko reveals that Saki and her friends were selected for special treatment since childhood. They have been spared most of the hypnotic conditioning and memory alteration that is routinely used to instill obedience and docility. Tomiko predicts that the Board will order the destruction of both Mamoru and Maria, but says she can delay this for three days. Saki and Satoru head off to try to bring the others back before this deadline.|
|January 12, 2013|
|Saki and Satoru keep searching for Maria and Mamoru until an accident leaves Saki unconscious, awakening beside Satoru in a cabin at the Robber Fly village, where they meet Squealer once more, now known as Yakomaru. As the two are brought before the queen, they learn from Squealer that the Robber Fly had greatly progressed since their last meeting, now as part of a strong confederation, but the two are shocked when they find that the queen was restrained and lobotomized by her own children. Squealer claims that it was all for the good of the colony, by containing the frenzied queen while preserving her capacity to reproduce. Doubting Yakomaru's true intentions, the pair is escorted by him and his soldiers to the nest of the Goat Moth colony, where Squnk lives, to ask him about the whereabouts of their missing friends. After Yakomaru calls to them with no answer, a skirmish begins between the two parties until Satoru uses his power to stop them. Finally reunited with Squnk, Saki receives from him a letter left behind by Maria before she departed with Mamoru to parts unknown.|
|16||"To my beloved Saki"
"Aisuru Saki e" (愛する早季へ)
|January 19, 2013|
|Saki reads Maria's farewell letter, asking her to tell the village she and Mamoru have died. Despite Maria's instructions, and with only a day left, Saki and Satoru continue to search for them. As hope dwindles, Saki begins to experience bizarre and troubling nightmares of a boy with long red hair tells her not to aid in her friend's escape and that Maria has to die.|
|17||"Footsteps of Destruction"
"Hametsu no Ashioto" (破滅の足音)
|January 26, 2013|
|Several years later, Saki, now 26 years old is working in the "Department of Mutant Management" when she is visited by Satoru who brings her news about an unprovoked attack among the Monster Rats, whose colonies are now divided into two large alliances. Kiroumaru and Yakomaru, the leaders of each alliance, are summoned to be questioned about the incident, but with both leaders exchanging accusations, no conclusion is reached and some time later, the conflict between both parties escalate into war. In the first battle, Kiroumaru and the Giant Hornet's army defeats their opponents, which for some reason did not include members of the enemy main colony, Yakomaru's Robber Fly. Some time later, Saki is visited by Satoru again who informs her that the Giant Hornets were annihilated.|
"Akai Hana" (紅い花)
|February 2, 2013|
|An investigation is conducted regarding the demise of the Giant Hornets and no conclusive evidence was found about how they were defeated by the Robber Fly with such ease, but the lack of traces of any kind of weapon denote the possibility that it was the work of a human's telekinesis and a decision is taken to have the Robber Fly destroyed. Despite some concerns due to the matter with the Monster Rats, a Summer Festival is held in the village and the Monster Rats take the opportunity to attack by surprise. Satoru and Saki are caught in the commotion but they are saved by Shisei Kaburagi, the security council advisor who makes use of his outstanding power to drive away the enemy. With many casualties due to the attack and the village in state of emergency, Tomiko swears that Yakomaru will pay dearly for his treason.|
|February 9, 2013|
|Following the attack of the Monster Rats, Saki and Satoru join another group and accompanies them to the hospital to check on one of their injured friends who is being treated there. As they arrive, they find that the place was attacked. After clearing the place of the Monster Rats and rescue the survivors, the party is attacked by an unknown individual who kills everyone on his path with an overwhelming power. Fearing that the enemy in question may be an Ogre, the party decides to sacrifice themselves to give an opening for Saki and Satoru to escape and warn the others. However, as they flee by a river, the duo soon realize that they are being followed by the enemy.|
|20||"A Cold and Sunlit Place"
"Tsumetai Hidamari" (冷たい日だまり)
|February 16, 2013|
|Saki and Satoru create a diversion and manage to escape their boat before the Ogre incinerates it. They continue on to the village in order to warn the townspeople, but come across a mutant fish that attacks them, blowing itself up in a suicide mission. Saki is blown away by the explosion, and is separated from Satoru. While in mid air, she has hallucinations of Shun, who is faceless. She still cannot recall his name or what he looked like. She lands, and is attacked by a young boy who mistakes her for a Monster Rat. They continue to the village, which is now in shambles, with many dead or injured. The canals have been drained in order to prevent mutant fish from accessing the town, but Saki wonders if this was Yakomaru's attempt at cutting the town off from its only means of transportation. She finds an injured Tomiko, who refuses to believe that an Ogre is on the loose. She tells her to find the Security Council and warn the others, while she stays behind. Saki protests, but Tomiko puts her in charge of the Ethics Committee and explains to her that it is now her duty to protect the town. Saki leaves the hospital, leaving Tomiko behind.|
|21||"The Fire that Destroys the World"
|February 23, 2013|
|Saki and Niimi decide to head to the Temple of Purity, as Kaburagi declares war on the Monster Rats of Japan, promising to eliminate them. But the Ogre approaches, killing several humans, and confronts Kaburagi. Saki realizes the Ogre looks like Maria. Satoru appears, and tells Saki and Niimi that they have to leave as soon as possible, telling them that even Kaburagi cannot kill an Ogre. Kaburagi manages to evade the Ogre's first attack, but is soon killed by her. Saki and the rest run, confronting a Monster Rat who tells them that their race will now be the new rulers, and that their "Messiah" (the Ogre) was sent from the heavens to save them. They kill the rat, and Niimi tells them he must split up with them and go to the Town Hall. Saki and Satoru make it to the Temple of Purity, where they learn that Saki's parents have already been there, and plan to release the Impure Cats upon the Ogre. They find Inui, who tells them about his team's failed mission to dispose of the Robber Fly colony, and his first encounter with the Ogre. He informs them that when he made it back to the village, he found the hospital burnt down and all the human infants stolen. It is then that Saki realizes that Yakomaru killed Maria and Mamoru, took their child and raised it to become an Ogre. He plans to raise the stolen infants as Ogre, and create an Ogre army that will wipe the humans off the face of the Earth and bring rise to a Monster Rat empire.|
|March 2, 2013|
|Inui also revealed to them that it was Kiroumaru who rescued him after he collapsed and then he was put under custody. Saki receives a pack from her mother where she learns of an ancient weapon called the "Psychobuster", devised by normal humans with the intention to kill psychics. Saki and Satoru then pay a visit to the imprisoned Kiroumaru, who offers them his help and the trio depart with Inui to the ruins of Tokyo, where the Psychobuster is located. However, they fail to bypass the Monster Rats' blockades undetected and soon after arriving in the city, they learn that they are being followed by the enemy, led by Yakomaru and the Ogre.|
|23||"The Face of the Boy"
"Shōnen no Kao" (少年の顔)
|March 9, 2013|
|As Saki's group continues to make their way through the treacherous tunnels of Tokyo, they came across a underground river hidden within the caves. They split into two groups: One group with Satoru and Kiroumaru to drive away their pursuers and the other group with Saki and Inui to retrieve the submarine so that can continue their mission through the river. While making their way to the Psychobuster, they were attacked by a giant ragworm. Inui sacrifices his life so that Saki can continue on with her mission. After retrieving the Psychobuster from an abandoned building, she takes off towards the sun at daybreak. As she runs past the dilapidated scene of Tokyo, she thinks back on her last conversation with Shun. Then she sees image of an adult Shun right in front of her.|
|24||"Torchlight in the Darkness"
"Yami ni Moeshi Kagaribi wa" (闇に燃えし篝火は)
|March 16, 2013|
|Kiroumaru finds Saki and informs her that Satoru is slightly injured while they were separated. Kiroumaru then decides that they should lure the Ogre and counterattack. Satoru and Saki wait in a tunnel as Kiroumaru leaves to lure the Ogre. As the Ogre enters the tunnel, Saki sets a mirror in front of her. She looks confused momentarily and then screams and tries to attack them. To protect Saki, Satoru ends up throwing the Psychobuster at the Ogre , but Saki incinerates the Psychobuster with fire before it can infect both the Ogre and Satoru, as she could not bare to lose her remaining close friend Satoru. Failing to defeat the Ogre, Kiroumaru appears and quickly distracts the Ogre as they escape. They hide in a corner in the tunnels as they anticipate Yakomaru's next move. Yakomaru offers to negotiate with Saki's group but his true motives are to discover their position through their voices. The Ogre passes by them while hiding. Saki remembers what Shun said subconsciously, that the child may not be an Ogre. Saki then realizes how they can win against Yakomaru and his Ogre.|
|25||"From the New World"
"Shin Sekai Yori" (新世界より)
|March 23, 2013|
|Saki realizes that the Ogre was conditioned to suffer the death feedback from killing Monster Rats instead of humans. Kiroumaru then confronts the Ogre disguised as a human, resulting on the deaths of both, after asking for Saki to make sure that at least his colony is spared from the humans' vengeful wrath. With the rebellion finally suppressed, Yakomaru, having renounced to his title and once more addressing himself as Squealer, is tried and sentenced to "Eternal Hell", with his body suffering excruciating pain while being regenerated indefinitely. However, Satoru later reveals to Saki that upon analyzing the Monster Rats' DNA he discovered that they were created by infusing mole rat DNA into ordinary humans to prevent them from being a threat to the humans with telekinesis. Saki then pays a visit to Squealer and sure that he was already punished enough, gives him a merciful death. Ten years pass, and the now married Saki and Satoru expect their first child, wishing that the world soon becomes a better place for its sake.|
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