Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin – impressions so far

August 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm 3 comments

“Guys… in the movies everybody who says those lines…. dies.”

Russian Roulette with Naruse.... not a game I'd like to play

Occult Academy is heading towards  its final 13th episode, and I am very pleased with what’s been shown so far. Possibly the biggest flaw in the series is that it’ll be so goddamn short!

Apocalypse a la War of The Worlds

I’ve certainly enjoyed the comedic moments in this series, which are too numerous to dictate. What’s even better is that the humour is far different to the generic fanservice-related and recycled slapstick that seems to permeate many anime series these days. Expressions are truly priceless in Occult Academy.

Behind!

However it’s not all good news. Bunmei borders on terribad very often. He’s just a really annoying character sometimes, with his general lack of spine and ridiculous crush on Mikaze. However it’s a good thing that we see a sadder side to this fool. I just wish he’d shut up sometimes.

Moth.... woman...?

The character of Mikaze is not quite as annoying. In my opinion, she’s waaaay too sweet to be true, and it’s a little shifty how Bunmei hasn’t taken a photo of her yet. Only time will tell whether she plays some greater role in the story.

Ooooo trippy

The soundtrack, like with the grand majority of series out there, is certainly less than memorable, though the voice actors are doing  a very solid job of their characters. The animation, while not amazingly spectacular, has been pretty okay so far.

Why is Naruse such a noob...?

What director Itou Tomohiko needs to focus on doing right now is building up an intriguing conclusion. We’ve gone through most of the main characters at this stage, bar JK and Smile, and so we’re ready to dive into this occult-themed conspiracy. With only a total of 13 episodes, time cannot simply be wasted on mere supernatural slice-of-life.

Errrr I'm no chem genius, but I'm pretty sure iron oxide = rust....

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. justam  |  August 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    A proper lively show that’s done well!

    Character development has been significantly better than most of the shows from this season and last, and the premise has enough mystery about it to keep the plot engaging.

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    • 2. ippius  |  August 27, 2010 at 12:17 am

      agreed. damn starcraft II. it’s wittling away at my blogging time…

      Reply
  • 3. Baka!  |  August 27, 2010 at 1:34 am

    I very much like how they’ve approached the comedic side to the series while engaging us with an interesting plot and twists. Definitely a good series for this season to watch

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