Synopsis
Saki figured that the Ogre did not posses Death of Shame in regard to other humans.  But since she (the Ogre) grew among monster rats, she had to have a Death of Shame in regards to monster rats.  Kiroumaru let himself be killed by the Ogre, and she died as a result of Death of Shame.  Afterwards, Squera gave his reasons to rebel to Saki and Satoru.  Squera was unjustly judged and horribly tortured by the humans.  Saki and Satoru also learned that the monster rats were originally humans with no Power, who were genetically manipulated.

Analysis
Episode 25 of From the New World was very good and powerful.  My greater conclusion is that humans apparently learned little about respecting their kind.  Humans made so many mistakes in the name of order, but they continued to be as arrogant as the doomed generations from the past.  It would appear that the lessons from this rebellion would soon be forgotten because it was perpetrated by lesser beings.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.  

In the final analysis From the New World was a series with an imaginative concept.  It was very good at making the audience think about the benefits and disadvantages of humans having intelligence and power.  I wish some things have been better fleshed out, but it was a very engaging experience throughout.  From the New World has been my favorite anime series from the last two seasons because it was smart and often left me with something interesting to chew on.  The general grade for the series is a 9 out of 10.    
 
 
Synopsis
After Saki, Satoru and Kiroumaru met up, the latter decided that they should try to deal with Squera once and for all.  Saki and Satoru agreed to it.  Throughout this Shun's voice kept telling Saki that the child of Maria and Mamoru might not be an Ogre.  When the Ogre ambushed Mamoru and Saki, he threw the Psycho Buster at the Ogre.  Fearing that the Psycho Buster would also affect Satoru, Saki obliterated (with fire) the Psycho Buster.  The situation seems very precarious, but Saki appears to have a good idea.

Analysis
Episode 24 of From the New World was kind of disappointing.  Similar to the previous episode, not much was added to build up for the conclusion.  We will see if the conclusion can be epic and climatic.  Also, early on the episode it is revealed that Saki most likely saw a vision of Shun, and not the flesh and bones version.  This episode gets a 8 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Saki and her party continued to traverse the underground of Tokyo and finding all kinds of mutated creatures.  The group arrived at an underground river, and Kiroumaru suggested the group split in two.  Saki and Inui went back to the beach to retrieve the submarine and navigate the underground river.  After the apparent sacrifice of Inui, Saki found a facility and took a strange item (probably the Psycho Buster).  Throughout all this Saki remembered Shun and apparently found him in the flesh at the end of the episode.

Analysis
Episode 23 of From the New World continued the build up for the grand finale.  Besides the potential presence of Shun and its implications, Inui was also mistrusting of Kiroumaru because he appeared to suspiciously know too much about Tokyo.  This episode was very good, but I do not see much excitement, considering that the series has only two episodes left.  Hoping that From the New World has a great conclusion, I give this episode a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Saki's parents left a letter and an object for her.  In the letter, Saki's mother wrote that there was an ancient mass destruction weapon that could allow them to kill the Ogre.  The object left for Saki is a library terminal (False Minoshiro) with information.  In order to get the weapon Saki, Satori, Inui and Kiroumaru, who managed to survive the battle against the Robber Fly Colony, headed to Tokyo.  The team arrived to Tokyo and found a desert and all kinds of dangers, including strange animals.

Analysis
Episode 22 of From the New World was very interesting.  Kiroumaru seems to have his loyalty toward humans intact.  He will be key if Saki and the rest of the humans are to survive the monster rat rebellion.  The other highlight of the episode was the dreadful state in which Tokyo is; there is no more glamour and excitement on it.  I am also very intrigued by the Psycho Buster, the weapon of mass destruction.  This episode gets a 10 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Shisei Kaburagi rallied the humans and prepared to counter attack.  Unfortunately for the humans, an Ogre appeared.  Shisei was unable to kill the Ogre because of a psychological suggestion, known as Death of Shame, that forbids one human to kill another.  Saki and Satoru reunited and fled to the Purification Temple.  There they ran into a soldier, Inui, in charge of eliminating the Robber Fly.  Inui told them that Squera's true objective is to take human babies and turn them into an Ogre army to conquer the world.

Analysis
Episode 21 of From the New World was great.  Besides the huge revelation of Squera's ambition, we also learned that the Ogre who killed Shisei is actually the child of Maria and Mamoru.  Things look very dire for the humans, and I wonder if Saki, Satoru and the rest of the villagers can do anything to reverse the situation.  I give this excellent episode a 10 out of 10. 
 
 
Synopsis
Saki and Satoru were in a canoe trying to escape from the pursuit of the mysterious and destructive creature.  After outmaneuvering the creature and taking a rest at a cabin, they continued their journey to the village.  But they were ambushed by a mutated marine creature that created explosions by spitting black powder and fire.  Satoru and Saki separated, but the latter managed to reach the village and talk with Tomiko.  She told Saki that there was not much hope to save the village.

Analysis
Episode 20 of From the New World was a decisive episode.  The first half of the episode was pretty straight forward.  In the second half of the episode the most noteworthy occurrences were that the monster rats have indeed managed to outsmart the humans, and the very pessimistic outlook given by Tomiko.  The last scene of Tomiko leaving Saki in charge of the village and ordering her to go was very emotional.  The last fifth of the series promises to be thrilling.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Saki, Satoru and three other adults were on the lookout for monster rats.  They arrived at a hospital that apparently had been attacked.  There, they we able to easily fend off a ambush by the monster rats outside the hospital.  Inside the hospital they found three other humans terrified about a creature.  The mysterious creature had been killing other humans inside the hospital.  At the end of the episode Saki and Satoru were able to escape to warn the rest of the village.

Analysis
Episode 19 of From the New World  was very intense.  There is not much to analyze.  I just want to speculate about the mysterious creature.  It is most likely a human, who might have become an Ogre.  I cannot wait to learn his/her identity.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
After the leaders of the village learned that the army of the Robber Fly colony had wiped out the Giant Hornet colony (without suffering any casualty), they decided to eliminate the Robber Fly colony.  Around the same days, the village held a festival.  During the festival the Robber Fly colony attacked.  One of the members of a security council, Shisei Kaburagi, managed to fend off  the attack on spectacular fashion.  Things, however, feel very uneasy and unpredictable.

Analysis
Episode 18 of From the New World was very spectacular but kind of confusing too.  Things in the series have progressed in a predictable way after the monster rats started acquiring lots of knowledge.  From here on things are probably going to be very chaotic.  There is not much to analyze because this was a pretty straight forward episode.  Probably the biggest question at this point is if Maria and Mamoru are helping the monster rats; I suspect they are.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Saki is now 26 years old and in charge of the Department Mutant Management.  She takes care of newly born monster rats (which were originally created by the humans), but her official, real job involves surveying and managing the monster rats.  There was an attack on one of the monster rats colonies.  Squera and Kiroumaru were summoned to learn if their powerful colonies (the Robber Fly and Giant Hornet respectively) had anything to do with it, but the village leaders could not reach a conclusion.  Later Saki ordered the Giant Hornet colony to fight another colony.  The Giant Hornet colony is supposed to be very powerful, but at the end of the episode Satoru tells Saki that the Giant Hornet colony has been wiped out.

Analysis
Episode 17 of From the New World continued to add more intrigue to this mysterious story.  It was nice to learn a bit about the origin of the monster rats.  I am also surprised that some of the leaders of the colony (including Saki) seem to be oblivious to the fact that the monster rats colonies have gained more knowledge than they should have (for the sake of the humans, of course).  Finally, the sucker for romances in me could not ignore the apparent cold relationship between Saki and Satoru.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
The episode started with Saki and Satoru reading a letter Maria left.  On it, Maria remembered the time she spent with her beloved Saki and the others.  Maria also questioned if the methods the Ethics Committee employs to eliminate "defective" children are right.  Later on, a depressed and tired Saki had a dream about strange creatures and a faceless human, who told her that Maria had to die.  The remainder of the episode was spent with Saki and Satoru searching for their friends.

Analysis
Episode 16 of From the New World was very heartfelt.  The letter from Maria showed us that she and Saki had cared deeply for each other ever since they met as children.  Saki spent most of the episode suffering and crying.  The only way she could find some comfort was in Satoru's arms.  This episode gets a 8 out of 10.