Arghblargh, this is the first time I’ve released a No. 6 post on the day the episode aired – in fact, I rushed straight home after school to download the file with only an hour to download it, watch it, and make a post. Thus, instead of waiting for the download to finish before making the post, I’ve made half of the post without even watching the episode, and all my screenshots are going to be scenery because THIS EPISODE, TOO SHOCK and too lazy to edit pictures, sorry. TIME, I HAVE NONE
Without time, I tell EVERY LIE»
The Girl Who Leapt Through Space
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Expect a post on the latter soon~
In other words, I’m lazy and this thought just popped up into my mind.
Also Fall Chart v2 is released, though not Chartfag;
The finale’s here.
I’M A NA’VI I CONTROL AVATARS AND I’M BLUE AND SHIT
The final episode of Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin starts with a flashback to when Jun’ichiro decided to go away to hiding. Seems that Chihiro actually did die last episode, and her only appearance in the episode preview was this flashback…
Chihiro warps Jun’ichiro to some random place (that he doesn’t even know where it is), where he finds out that the SUN.. has EXPLODED.
The guys behind him are SO SHOCK
Maya plans for the younger Fumiaki to meet the older Fumiaki at the school’s closing ceremony.
Unfortunately, they’ve been informed that a space-time rift in the continuum will happen or something – in which case, as Enzo predicted, Fumiaki was the actual key as opposed to Mikaze.
“You’ll become so jealous of your younger self’s popularity that a spacetime rift will appear!”
Cue complicated scientific speech that’s about as scientific and founded as Maya’s speech about Waldstein’s definition of the occult. I’M TELLIN YA HE ONLY EXISTS IN BEETHOVEN’S SONATAS
Fortunately, the Rum-chan Drum-fisher Rejection doesn’t exist.
Maya and Fumiaki cancel the appointment, much to the fury of Fumiaki’s mom.
Unfortunately, younger Fumiaki has escaped and lies down to sleep right beside the Academy…
Are think you who what what what?
Stupidly enough, Fumiaki is allowed to stay, even at July 21st – y’know, I think I’d rather sacrifice a visit to my mom if I were able to, y’know, SAVE THE WORLD. Unfortunately, possibly because of my earlier thoughts, there /is/ only one timeline involved.
Seems that Fumiaki (and the world) are doomed, as what else would happen with an extension of time till Apocalypse come coupled with the presence of younger Fumiaki in the final episode of an anime?
“Whatever your normal is.” But you still seem to have a cold so TAKE TYLENOL
Anyways, the meddling kids (and Shige) hold a farewell party for Fumiaki – who they still think is called Abe Minoru! :V
…But finally, the final blow comes.
Older Fumiaki meets Younger Fumiaki.
Even the caution sign is sad!
The rift opens.
Ya’d expect the whole world to die now, but somehow, just in the nick of time (as someone predicted waaaaaaay back in an episode one post), Fumiaki regains his spoon-bending powers.
Somehow he bends that one spoon and all of the aliens die.
Don’t believe me?
Nineteen pictures are worth about six of my essays.
World saved but Fumiaki died – which means that the key was destroyed as well. Perhaps it wasn’t him killing the aliens that stopped the apocalypse (cause there has to be more aliens; nuclear bombs can do some damage, y’know), but rather him being killed.
Regardless, the apocalypse is stopped, and with Fumiaki’s final words on her mind, “take care of me” (which would have sounded really strange if you didn’t understand the situation), Maya leads off younger Fumiaki into the future.
Jun’ichiro and his crew emerge from their hideout to find that the world is exactly as it should be in 2012 – without aliens, without destruction. Their den turns into a café, and the real mastermind behind all of this finally starts heading home.
Final Review (y’know, to separate the summary from my actual thoughts :V I would put a picture here usually, but I’m too lazy today)
Clocking in at a massive 4,296 kB is my archive of the first, fully posted anime series of this site to date – all thirteen episodes of Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin is on this here very blog.
First off, that was brilliant. The ending, at least. Perhaps even a masterpiece; I have never seen such a breathtaking ending to any anime as of yet (then again, I’ve finished what three series so far? animenoob.jpg).
HOWEVER, Occult Academy had shite middle episodes. As I said, take this over 6 episodes instead and we have nonstop action and AWESOMENESS. Unfortunately, that would have completely ruined the pacing and surprise; so the only way to make such a fantastic ending would be to make the middle episodes comparably weak.
Well, that sucks.
Secondly; this series is so full of plot holes that the holes take up more space than the actual plot. Which is pretty much impossible because holes don’t take up space – that’s how much plotholes there are.
Seriously, why would you stay at the school if you KNEW that the world might just be ENTIRELY FUCKING DESTROYED that day? Wouldn’t you like, teleport IMMEDIATELY? Why would those people over in the future even LET HIM stay another day? Without confirming younger Fumiaki’s position? History (which Fumiaki somehow changed, even though he’s not a were-hakutaku) should have only one path, and the future guys should know that (seeing as one of them has ‘studied’ Information Science and the ‘something-chan cup-fisher rejection’)!
Let’s move to the positives, shall we? Occult Academy has, first and foremost, absolutely wonderfully amazingly fantastically brilliantly awesome planning. You could tell; they were planning this ending from the very beginning. The pace, the buildup, the sudden realizations and plot twists after plot twists after plot twists…
Unfortunately, that planning somehow didn’t work out. As I said before, I’ll reiterate: the middle episodes SUCKED. Maybe that was part of the plan, but the middle episodes count for half the show.
The finale was brilliant though. Another bonus on the part of planning. The final ‘YEAH MY POWERS ARE BACK’ was just phenomenal. Seriously, if you haven’t watched it, at least watch (the latter half of) this episode. Those final animations had just so much grandiose, so much power, so much… BRILLIANCE, right now I CAN’T EVEN CRY tears of awesomeness because I’M NOT WORTHY of seeing such AWESOME stuff.
…However, the explanations were quite confusing, and… well, there really aren’t any explanations, are there?
Thankfully, here, Divine suggests something I’d not even dare to think – “The only way one could fathom this working out is if the future happened before the past…”
…Divine then says something derogatory after that but I won’t quote that!
Anyways, hey, why not? What if there were actually three possible futures?
There was that one movie – Déjà Vu – with multiple timelines that could explain this near-perfectly (watch the movie (it’s a good one)/read wikipedia to understand the picture).
Anyways, hate to cut this short but I wanna get this published. As I said, this would’ve been much better if the middle parts were, but… they weren’t.
Amazing’s good enough, ain’t it? :P
Overall Rating: 6/10 (Amazing)
Oh, also, it’s not December 2012 yet, it’s July 2012… :P
OCCULT ACADEMY TWENTY TWELVE: The Mayan Prophecies
Premiers September 27th, 2010: EXPLODING SUN: The movie.
“The Sun… has exploded.”
You guys can do better than that! Submit your own generic movie titles/puns and I’ll realize that nobody’s gonna do that and cry in my little corner there.
Anyways, the penultimate episode of Occult Academy (YES, I’M NOT LATE ANYMORE AFTER THIS ONE!!!) starts off as spectacularly and awesomely as the one before ended.
Hey hey hey! I think there’s a pattern in th-…oh.
I’ll sum this up briefly so that you’ll have to watch it to fully appreciate its awesomeness. SO GO FUCKING WATCH IT NOW IF YA HAVEN’T YET
Chihiro and Mikaze battle, and eventually, Mikaze wins. Mikaze then chases Maya, who’s riding (not in… that way) on the principal’s bodyguard who has turned into a flying panther with wings.
(tune: Happy Birthday) I’M A BIR~RTHDAY CAKE! I’M A BIR~RTHDAY CAKE! I’M A BIR~RTHDAY CA~KE! I’M A BIR~RTHDAY CAKE!
The meddling kids realize that the town’s inhabitants are under Mikaze’s control, so they drive off with Shige (Ami’s dad) towards… somewhere.
(tune: Spiderman) SPIDERWOMEN, SPIDERWOMEN, CRAWL ON THE GROUND LIKE SPIDERS CRAWL. CAUSE THEY DON’T, CAUSE THEY DON’T, SWING THROUGH THE AIR, ALL AROUND. TOU-HOU… HAS FAT SPIDERWOMEN.
Eventually the landlords start chasing them, but pause to do some push-ups on the way.
…But we’re PUSHING UP
With the last of her energy, Chihiro frees Fumiaki and tells him that the principal’s still alive (using the same fake-death spell she used on Maya). Fumiaki runs towards the Academy just in time to stop Mikaze from killing Maya.
Finally, he and Maya recite a spell that disintegrates every demon in the city, including Chihiro, her bodyguard, and most importantly, Mikaze (who was the key of Nostradamus).
With both Chihiro and Mikaze gone, Fumiaki can only hug Maya now, so he does.
Unfortunately, in the future, the only change that’s happened is the scenery – the world’s still destroyed.
…Well, what can I say.
That was an amazing episode.
First off, some outlinks.
Kyokai wrote “The second possibility is a little more complex and is centered on “The Split Universe Theory”, given by Schrodinger [sic]. That is whenever an event has equal probabilities of occurring or not occurring, the universe splits into two and that is how in one world the rift would occur, while in the other one (where Fumiaki really is), the rift would not occur and no invasion of aliens. Still the question remains of the traveler’s fate of what would happen to him because there are many theories to define not only time travel but travel between parallel universes created due to possibilities.”
Which brings to question: What’s really going to happen in the future? Why was it destroyed like that instead? Unfortunately, I am a strict believer of the first possibility (that everything is predetermined for us – Fumiaki won’t get ‘stopped’ from changing the future, but in the process of changing the future he actually changes it to what it is; so if he hadn’t been there, the future would’ve been peaceful, but he HAS to go back in time because it’s been predetermined for him), so I was quite… mentally broken down when I realized this was not going to happen.
I’m pretty sure he’s not going to sidestep between parallel universes; so in a sense, if the next universe really is different, he stays in the next universe and doesn’t go to the other. Er… to illustrate, here’s a fancy, complicated, graph to show what I mean…
Blue is Fumiaki, Red is Maya, Yellow is when Mikaze dies.
Which means that Maya will never go actually to Universe 1 – she’ll never see apocalypse. Fumiaki won’t be able to go back either.
But, then, you’d think that because there would be no apocalypse, the people in the future won’t send Fumiaki back – in which case we realize something – for some reason, while time flows in 1999, time flows in 2012 as well. The 2012 people realize that it’s getting ‘closer to July 21st’ in 1999, even though the timeflows are completely separate.
Which actually means – the 2012 people are in Universe One, and the 1999 people are actually in Universe TWO. By killing Mikaze, the Universe Two people have went to Universe One, and Universe One people have went to Universe Two. That means that in the future, there will STILL BE APOCALYPSE for Maya, but not Fumiaki if he sidesteps back to Universe Two.
But wait again – in the future, it seems that it’s destroyed anyways. By aliens? By humans? It seems to me that because the aliens didn’t kill off most of the human race, some sort of Epic War happened, though probably of the more conventional (so, not nuclear) variety.
Here, GuardianEnzo gives a possible reason: “…it was Fumiaki, not Mikaze, who was the Key.”
That means if they kill Fumiaki, the Universe Two people go to Universe Three, and the Universe One people… ALSO go to Universe Three. There, hopefully, there will be no apocalypse, but who knows…
…If that was too confusing, it’s alright; I went completely out of my mind there, and my theories have no scientific or any other basis. Jumping universes is IM-PAU-SAY-BOWL.
So to get more back to Earth; I still find no reason why the meddling kids were there. Boiled down to it, all they did at the end was provide transportation for Fumiaki to get to the school. I really thought there’d be some other purpose to them, that they could do something heroic and be a crucial part of saving the world; but turns out, all they are, are a bunch of meddling kids.
Though I also really hope we get some JK backstory on the next episode; it’s an impossibility, just like everyone else whose two-letter’d name ends with a K, but we can hope, right?
Finally, I really hope (again) that this ends on a strong note. Not on some “Hey, it’s ended, let’s hold a mock graduation ceremony and tell the audience that it’s just another day in Ikebukuro and nothing’s changed” crap, on something big like “HEY GUYS WE’VE FUCKING SAVED THE FUCKING WORLD”.
…Occult Academy started strong, and now the day of judgement is near – will it end as strongly as it started?
EXPLODING SUN 2: The sequel.
“The Sun… has exploded. Again.”
Come over here, Bunmei…
…What just happened.
My mind’s like dead right now.
I can’t describe this episode better than Hanners did: “…to put it bluntly, batshit crazy.”
WE HAVE COME TO KILL YOU
Mikaze seduces Fumiaki and tells him that they have to kill Maya.
Well, at least it’s better than that GODDAMNED FUCKING WASABI FLAVOURED GELATO GODDAMMIT GELATO SELLER I WANT MY TASTE BUDS BACK
Maya, unaware of this, goes all deredere and buys a ton of random crap for Fumiaki to partake in the consumption thereof.
(to the tune of Row, Row, Row)I, I, I-I have, a shoe growing out of my back. Painful, painful, painful, painful, feels like a giant sack. Why, why, why-y, is there a shoe on my back? Be~cause, be~cause, humility I lack.
Eventually, Fumiaki reveals that the whole town’s after her head; but refusing to let her photograph herself for fear she’d commit suicide.
INCEPTION: THE DREAM IS A FUCKING UPSIDE-DOWN SUN, OK?
Cut to the ‘present’, and… wait, what? Maya’s dad is the ringleader of the future group. The control team’s somehow lost contact with Fumiaki, and July 21st is drawing near…
Who said I can’t reuse images? :V
…And wait holy shit. Maya’s dead. Like, actually dead. Each of these events could have taken an entire episode to explore, Occult Academy style – but I guess, Occult Academy’s just excellent at extremes.
…I-I-I… c-can’t t-take it e-e-e-EAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ;w;
This pace was just phenomenally fast; then again, it probably would’ve been impossible to put these in separate episodes and still have that shock factor.
pls to be meet you I am Mima good girls
…And then suddenly WHAAAAAAAAAT?! Maya’s alive, and… Kawashima (who after checking MAL, her first name’s Chihiro, and Ami’s dad is actually called Shige)’s a WHITE MAGE sent to PROTECT MAYA after her father ‘died’ (which he probably hasn’t, cause he’s alive in the future). Maya’s body was a fake created by magic.
To verify that Maya’s actually Maya, Fumiaki takes the book that they got in episode two or three (through that brick-wall crack).
THEN SUDDENLY WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?! Mikaze’s a BLACK WITCH sent from HELL to fulfill NOSTRADAMUS’S PROPHECY. She steals the book, burns it, completely paralyzes Fumiaki, and informs them that the book was a talisman protecting Maya from harm.
Don’t mind us, we’re just your VERY VERY AVERAGE REGULAR townspeople who don’t have eyes, can’t see that Mikaze’s FLOATING ON A FUCKING BROOM WHILE SHOOTING SPELLS AT RANDOM PEOPLE, and walk faster than Maya runs. VERY REGULAR AND AVERAGE YES YES YES DON’T BE HATIN’
Mikaze reveals that she ‘killed’ Jun’ichiro (if so, she did a horrible job of it :P), and chases them around town, along with various town members who thinks that MAYA’s actually the one who’s gonna open the gates of hell. Cornered, Chihiro decides to fend off the pursuers while the bodyguard leaves with Maya, complete with a Sailor Moon-esque full-body transformation.
Black Mage, White Mage, Attack Mage, Fight Mage.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go down to the EYEWASH STATION to wash all of this AWESOMENESS out of my eyes.
…OH WAIT I DON’T HAVE AN EYEWASH STATION IN MY HOUSE I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CRY TEARS OF AWESOMENESS ;-;
That was seriously amazing. Occult Academy started with a bang, middle’d with some rather uninteresting segments, and hopefully it’ll end with a bang now.
Y’know, it might have been better if Occult Academy was only 6 episodes long. They obviously planned out this twist from the very start; and the beginning episodes were strong, as well. Cut out the stupid middle episodes about dead cows. Have the beginning, have the end. Boom, there you go: one brilliant show from beginning to end.
But noooooooo. What we get is one brilliant show in beginning and end, and just a good one in between.
Then again, we have to think about what Occult Academy is aiming for. Is it aiming to be a clusterfuck of random occult things? Is it aiming to be an actual good show? I think it’s just aiming to throw random occult stuff straight up at our faces, with a mildly mediocre plot along the way. Of course, that’s just referencing the one-episode occult occurrence; the actual plot, as a whole, was decidedly mind-blowing.
I am definitely looking forward to watching the next episode. Actually, wait; I’m watching it now. ONE MORE EPISODE TILL I’M NOT LATE ANYMORE YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Master Skittles TM (now with 1000% more awesomeness!). “You want to taste the rainbow? I’LL LET YOU TASTE THE MOTHERFUCKING RAINBOW.”
A BIRD ON A MONKEY EATING A BANANA ON TOP OF A TREE THAT HAS PINECONES GROWING OUT OF BANANAS GROWING OUT OF PINEAPPLES ON THE GROUND THAT HAVE GROWN ON TOP OF BANANA PINECONES ON THE TREE WHILE A MONKEY GROWS THROUGH A BIRD INTO A TREE AND HITS AN APPLE PINEAPPLE PINECONE BANANA IN THE HEAD?!?!?! WITH A MONKEY-EATING BANANA?!!!!!?
This week’s (well, last last last week’s) episode begins with A BIRD ON A MONKEY EATING A BANANA ON TOP OF A TREE THAT HAS PINECONES GROWING OUT OF BANANAS GROWING OUT OF PINEAPPLES ON THE GROUND THAT HAVE GROWN ON TOP OF BANANA PINECONES ON THE TREE WHILE A MONKEY GROWS THROUGH A BIRD INTO A TREE AND HITS AN APPLE PINEAPPLE PINECONE BANANA IN THE HEAD WITH A MONKEY-EATING BANANA.
If you know what I mean…
…Well, it might not. Anyways, Fumiaki does stupid stuff.
Ringo: “I’ve caught it all on tape.”
Maya gets mad, Kawashima gets disappoint.
Son, I am THIS THE POINT.
The other people decide to have a CHRISTMAS PARTY in the middle of summer.
UNLIMITED STAR FORKS
The evil dad reveals that Akari died ’cause of Santa.
IT’S DEAD! Wait, that’s not much of an achievement :/
Then somehow Akari FLOATS INTO A GIANT FLOATING WHIRLPOOL BECAUSE ALL PEOPLE COME FROM GIANT FLOATING WHIRLPOOLS
…For killing me. WAIT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Hurrrrrr. Didn’t solve anything at all, why do giant floating whirlpools always appear out of people’s ceilings goddammit, Fumiaki seems like the leader of a harenimu now (useless lucky idiot), Akari’s dad is evil, POLAR BEARS DO NOT MOTHERFUCKING EXIST, and JK actually wears sunglasses that you can’t see.
Have I missed anything?
Oh yeah, Ami also cuts Maya in half.
Next time, she’s gonna die!
Whaddya mean her body’s still in one piece? Whaddya mean she died at her desk? Whaddya mean Ami didn’t kill her? YA MUST BE TAKING SOME STRANGE BIRDS ON A MONKEY EATING A BANANA ON TOP OF A TREE THAT HAS PINECONES GROWING OUT OF BANANAS GROWING OUT OF PINEAPPLES ON THE GROUND THAT HAVE GROWN ON TOP OF BANANA PINECONES ON THE TREE WHILE A MONKEY GROWS THROUGH A BIRD INTO A TREE AND HITS AN APPLE PINEAPPLE PINECONE BANANA IN THE HEAD WITH A MONKEY-EATING BANANA.
So. Much. Enthusiasm.
Anyways, this is the second edition of Mushy’s ‘let’s-spam-you-all-with-an-anime-nobody-cares-about’ post! SHOW SOME ENTHUSIASM, PEOPLE!
On a related note, the anime club I’m at has just started watching Ookami-san. Episode one. And NOBODY has watched it before. Arggggggggggggggggggggh stuck with bunch of newfags whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Thankfully I raegquit before Ryoushi even shot the stone at that delinquent-stalker guy to the Piano Club which is that much cooler – cause we get to SMASH pianos. With sledgehammers.
(Though I do hope nobody from my school (besides houraiguy) is reading this ._.)
This episode starts off with Maya being incredibly unenthusiastic.
What. You’re selling INSTANT WEIGHT LOSS PILLS for $2 each? We’re interested.
And it ends with her being more enthusiastic and feeling better about her personal health.
Kawashima decides to summon a GHOST. Kozue, because she LOVES MAYA’S DAD SO MUCH asks her to summon him.
Unfortunately it fails, and instead, an EVIL GHOST GIRL APPEARS. She EVILLY latches onto Smile’s back, sucking away hitpoints EVERY SECOND!
Pew pew pew! Space inv-lazors.
Her name’s Akari, but JK BRAVELY DEFENDS AGAINST THIS MENACE TO OUR SAFETY BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT UNDER THAT MASK AKARI IS ACTUALLY A GHOST GIRL.
Fumiaki: That girl looks hot. Maya: That girl looks hot.
Anyways, Fumiaki goes off with Mikaze to become stupid, and Maya goes off with the other main characters to become stupid as well because nobody’s caring about the key that’ll end the world. Maaaaaaan they’re lazy.
They decide that to KILL EVIL AKARI they must FIND HER HOUSE which is next to HER SCHOOL.
But this is so difficult and so surprising that even JK, master of finding things, gets stumped.
n. Facepaint. ‘The JK facepainted himself after he realized that he couldn’t find his glasses.’ ‘The narrator facepaints herself because she realized JK doesn’t wear glasses.’ ‘Fumiaki is soon going to facepaint himself when he finds out that there is no narrator.’ Related words: Face-plant.
Anyways somehow they find her house.
THEN SUDDENLY AKARI TURNS INTO A GHOST GIRL OH MY GOD HOW SCARY
IT’S SO SCARY EVEN KOZUE’S SCARED
“…FUMIAKI? WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE A GIRL?!?! :<
It’s revealed that AKARI IS A GHOST GIRL
Wait, what? What do you mean you knew that from the very beginning? Occult Academy gives too much foreshadowing, gosh :V
Akari DIED and now because saving the world is unimportant they have to make sure that she goes to the afterlife instead of lurking around in chatrooms all day.
“…It seems that Akari has been taking… DUGS. She also drinks DEER, even though she’s under the legal RAGE.
Woaaaaaaah is this going to be a TWO-EPISODE AC?! WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH AMAZING! That also means we have three more episodes after this arc to find the Nostradamus’s Key, destroy it, reveal more about Mikaze and why the hell she’s Still Alive, reveal more about Kawashima and why it’s so easy for me to spell her name as Kawashiro, and finally we need at least one episode completely devoted to product placement shots.
I think they should’ve just started the Nostradamus part at the beginning!
In all seriousness though, I think they should’ve just started the Nostradamus part at the beginning. Akari is /completely/ useless.
She’s not even Yuki-Onna There’s no point in adding her all of a sudden. Just as there was no point to that evil creature that got killed by Jun’ichiro’s spellbook (which they have never even used, and I’ll bet most of ya have completely forgotten about), the mothmen, Kozue having the NDE, the chupacabras, and… well, basically everything else!
Seriously, Occult Academy. Step up your game. If you suddenly turn all plotwise at the end… oh, you have no idea how much I will rage. If you don’t… I’ll still rage, just as hard.
Though looking at it from a closer point of view, this is actually quite nice. There’s segments each on almost separate things, all to do with the occult. It really is, an occult academy.
I DON’T LIKE THIS OCCULT ACADEMY GIVE ME PLOT ALREADY DAMMIT. Maybe they did this just because tl;dw/Shiki was running this season. WELL SORRY TO TELL YA BUT SHIKI’S ON HIATUS SO THAT MEANS YOU’LL NEED A BIT MORE PLOT TO TAKE ITS PLACE
…Actually, when I think about it, at the time episode 9 was made, Shiki wasn’t. OH WELL, IT WILL BE, SO GIVE ME PLOT OR I WILL RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEG
Going once, going twice, fetus in a jar!