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Occult Academy 01 – now that’s interesting

If anything, my quick impression of this show is that it feels like a type of Ghostbuster-style comedy. We have Hikasa Yoko playing Maya, who’s the daughter of the dead principal, Junichiro. Maya comes back with a vegeance and the first thing she declares is that “this shit is fake. So fake.”

Oddly enough, or perhaps not so odd, she knows too much about the occult and of course, she’s back at the damned (har har) place in order to prevent all the stuff to get out into the world. What will she do?

Like I always say, you gotta grab me with something special in the first episode. Otherwise, you need to grab me in episode 2 or 3 in order for me to give you an approval. Well, you know what? The black panties that Maya has on, her absolute area, and her seiyuu, who plays Mio in K-On are the tri-factors that earns my approval. Of course, the humor, which is similar to the ones in big features such as Summer Wars and other films really helps to bring the show up a notch.

However, I have to say, I wasn’t blown away. But that’s to be expected because this otaku’s got the moe, action and fanservice bias. Black panties are good, the absolute area is good, the manly chick is not. As for the plot, there is obviously a national organization dealing with the occult behind the scenes (think Buffy, season 5). So far, however, Maya hasn’t show any special powers and her prophecy…which was what? Yeah see, the title didn’t work for me.

So, as much I was looking forward to it (blame me for rubbung my hands and saying boy oh boy beforehand), I wasn’t 100% delighted. But the seiyuu cast is good and the voice acting is up to par. Good watch for a first episode.

The descent of the naked dude was hilarious.

By the way, whom were the 3 young girls shown at the ED? The Karen Girl’s?