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?
8 thoughts on “Occult Academy 01 – now that’s interesting”
Is it meant to be a funny anime or it has a more serious cut?
It’s hard to tell at this stage of the game. It looks serious at the first glance but with enough comedic elements throughout.
And I just plain don’t know what to make of it. I like the AT, but that’s pretty much it so far. Don’t even care slightly for any of the other characters yet. Even the fact that Mio’s voice was behind the AT chick didn’t grab me all that hard. However… the last scene where the dude descended from the sky had me chuckling deeply. If they make it a little more “goofy” like that and tone down (or up, she’s at an uncomfortable “bleh”) the AT chick’s attitude, I think this show will really pick up.
I’m totally keeping any eye on this show. The mix of everything seems to work for me, at least.
Just watched the 1st Episode. Maya got a distinctive facial feature. Very different from other moe anime. She may have a melancholic disposition. I’m not sure yet.
Can’t be sure. Hikasa Yoko’s playing the lead in this one, too. There’s just too much of Hikasa Yoko characters. I’m rather tired of the Yoko bombing. Need Kugimiya Rie ASAP!
I have to admit, I am loving it… I guess some animes I just dwell into and others… not so much.
It’s an very interesting show with great comedic timing and intriguing mysteries. There is something about it that makes it stand apart from others.
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