Shinsekai Yori has received an astonishing second preview clip – a video containing a ringing tensity and darkness which makes even the more cheerful moments seem to be merely illusions set to fade at any time.
Watching the video will unveil pure horror – the visuals distort and jump all throughout to show the uncertain nature of the atmosphere contained within. Those familiar with classic games of terror, such as Silent Hill, will already be quite familiar with these tactics – as well as how effective they are indeed at making a setting truly feel all so unnerving. The visuals don’t permit the viewer to affix attention on anything for too long.
And of course, the sounds are playing along as well as they consist of clashing noises being driven to the heights of certain frequencies, shattered, and repeated – this propels intensity as one will hear the rise of obscurity, yet like with the visuals, the sounds won’t allow one to have any respite. The breakaway from serene vibrations, and into troubling resonance, will put one at unease.
Not to forget, the subject matter is integral as well – and it’s doing one no better when it comes to leaving the viewer feeling both fascinated and fearing. The video starts with scenes plain grotesque – and then continues onward with more moments of brutal, otherworldly death. And from there, traveling farther in time, there’s more gentle moments of daily life for a few girls – yet it seems to quickly decline as supernatural abnormalities arise, and things don’t seem all so simple any more.
The black screens interceding with information every now and then add to the climbing senses as they divide the scenes into many – leaving one able to see much is going on, and most of it certainly doesn’t look so colorful.
This series has been confirmed to launch autumn, and it seems to clearly be a watch worth awaiting.