I will start my analysis focusing on the writing. This science fiction story is set 1,000 years in the future after a drastic decline of human civilization. But instead of finding a nuclear wasteland, the setting is a place that resembles pre-industrial Japan. The story is seen through the eyes of 2 girls and 3 boys who grow up and evolve throughout the run of the series. The actual story is straight forward, but the themes are complex and very interesting to ponder upon.
The first time I finished rewatching From the New World I thought that the art and animation were good but not that great. But this time I was more impressed by it because I have learned over time to better appreciate high quality production values in anime. The soundtrack is generally solid and the direction is very strong. Overall, From the New World is a fantastic anime show that I really like, and it is worthy of being recognized as one of the best 10 anime series ever made.