I have recently taken to one of TV Tokyo’s Anime no Chikara’s projects, Occult Academy. Anime no Chikara makes fresh anime. This means that it’s not based on pre-published material such as a manga to dictate direction. Well thanks to a way-ward plot that veers between cliché and great humour it certainly feels random.
The first episode opens with a chap being chased by a monster and pleading to be teleported out as people monitor him from some unknown facility. After his death and the opening credits we go back in time to Nagano circa 1999 and introduced to the female lead, a serious young woman on her way to her father’s funeral at the school for the occult he built.
Her name is Maya Kumashiro and she hates the occult. And she has to take charge of the academy.