After watching Sora no Woto, I’m always ready and waiting for more Anime no Chikara projects.
Sure it takes more work to craft an original story, but their latest project titled Occult Academy demonstrates that it is well worth the effort. I find it far more compelling to watch an anime series where the story isn’t simply a carbon copy from a manga that I’ve previously read.
Of course, this is all assuming that the original story is actually good.
Occult Academy is about the daughter of the former headmaster of the Occult Academy (a school where they study the occult) and a time traveling agent from the future working together to essentially save the world. I know it doesn’t send shock waves with its plot, but it is decent enough.
For those fans of K-ON! out there, Maya (the headmaster’s daughter) is voiced by Hikasa Youko (Mio from K-ON!). Her character’s personality is that of a violent tsundere who makes it well known that she hates everything occult.
From the initial illustrations I saw for this series, I thought that Fumiaki (the time traveler) would be more submissive and wimpy. However, he actually seems to be quite capable but only loses his cool around Maya.
Solid animation paired with personable characters and tidbits about the occult make Occult Academy one of my top picks for this Summer season…so far. Let’s see what they can do with 13 episodes.
Rating: Very Good