Friday, November 12, 2010

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (Occult Academy) is quite a clever comedic anime that combines sci-fi and supernatural elements. The sci-fi part includes one of my favourite science fiction plot devices: time travel. The world of 2012 is a mess after an alien invasion in 1999 and a group of survivors sends back several agents to try and prevent the invasion. OK, so the plot isn't exactly original but it works because it is supposed to be humorous.

Uchida Fumiaki, the time agent from the future, is an annoying, but likeable, wimp for the most of the series, right until the final episode. The female lead, Kumashiro Maya, is the strong character in the series and is a classic tsundere. While the characters appear to be stereotypical, the story does take the time to explain the character's personalities, which elevates the series above the ordinary.

The series isn't for the sci-fi purist as there is a lot magic, monsters, and other supernatural elements mixed into the story. For everyone else, the series is worth checking out.

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