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Occult Academy (世紀末オカルト学院 Seikimatsu Okaruto Gakuin?) is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex and directed by Tomohiko Ito. The 13-episode anime premiered in Japan on the TV Tokyo television network on July 6, 2010 and the final episode aired on September 27th, 2010. Occult Academy is the third project of Anime no Chikara. It was simulcasted by Crunchyroll an hour after the Japanese broadcast. A series of DVD/Blu-ray releases are made over six volumes. Volumes one through five each contain two episodes from the series and comes with extras, such as bonus songs sung by various voice actors for the characters. The final volume covers the last three episodes There are also four spinoff episodes, the first of which is included with the second volume.[1]

The series' opening theme is the song "Flying Humanoid" (フライングヒューマノイド Furaingu Hyūmanoido?) sung by Shoko Nakagawa, and its ending theme is "Kimi ga Iru Basho" (君がいる場所?, "Where You Are") sung by Ayahi Takagaki.


Synopsis

Set in the year of 1999, the story revolves around the mysteries of the Waldstein Academy also known as the "Occult Academy" due to its unorthodox researches involving myths, legends and paranormal activity. The main protagonists are Maya Kumashiro, daughter of the late principal of the Academy who assumes his position and Fumiaki Uchida, a time traveler sent from the year 2012 with the mission of finding and destroying the "Nostradamus Key", an unknown item that the Nostradamus Prophecies foretold to be the cause of an alien invasion that will devastate Earth.

List of episodes

# Episode title Original air date
01 MAYA's Prophecy
"Maya no Yogen" (マヤの予言)
July 5, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
In 1999, Maya Kumashiro attends the funeral of her late father, the principal of Waldstein Academy when a recording left by him summons a demon that starts attacking the students, leaving her with no option but to confront it.
02 The advent of BUNMEI
"Bunmei no Tōrai" (文明の到来)
July 12, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Maya successfully assumes her father's place as the academy's headmistress. She later meets Fumiaki Uchida whom makes his appearance from the future.
03 MIKAZE blows through
"Utsukushi Kaze, Fukinukete" (美し風、吹きぬけて)
July 19, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Having no luck in finding the Nostradamus Key, Bunmei meets Mikaze Nakagawa at the diner she works in. Meanwhile, people are mysteriously disappearing around the city.
04 The collapse of BUNMEI
"Bunmei no Hōkai" (文明の崩壊)
July 26, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Maya and Bunmei discover the cause behind the disappearences and must escape from a nest of Mothmen.
05 The KOZUE of summer
"Natsu no Kozue" (夏のこずえ)
August 2, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
During an in-class demonstration, Kozue volunteers herself into an experiment involving Near death experience but part of herself is left in the afterlife.
06 BUNMEI's distance
"Bunmei no Michinori" (文明の道程)
August 9, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kozue's other self becomes trapped in the afterlife. To rescue her, Bunmei delves into the afterlife, although inadvertently reveals fragments of his past to everyone in the lab.
07 MAYA's amigo
"Maya no Amīgo" (マヤの亜美~ゴ)
August 16, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
While investigating a crop circle that mysteriously appeared in the outskirts of the city, Maya discovers that it is a prank orchestrated by the Ami's father, whom wants to have Maya regain her lost passion for the occult.
08 Mamma AMI~ya!
"Manma Amīya!" (まんま亜美~ヤ!)
August 23, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Maya and Ami relationship becomes estranged since the incident with Ami's father. Before they have a chance to make up, Ami is kidnapped by a pack of chupacabra and Maya gathers all help she can in order to save her.
09 AKARI of snow
"Yuki no Akari" (雪のあかり)
August 30, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The spirit of a Akari, a deceased child, is accidentally summoned during a séance at the academy and Maya decides to find a way to have her finally rest in peace with the help of her friends.
10 AKARI of fireplace
"Danro no Akari" (暖炉のあかり)
September 6, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Maya and her friends decide to have a Christmas party to fulfill Akari's last wish and while seeing her old house being torn down; Maya realizes the reason why her father built the Occult Academy.
11 MAYA's death
"Maya no shi" (マヤの死)
September 13, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Mikaze tries to convince Bunmei that Maya is actually the Key of Nostradamus and asks his to separate Maya from her spellbook, but he ends up warning Maya about Mikaze's intentions instead. After trying unsuccessfully to deceive her enemies by faking her death, Maya must escape from Mikaze whom is revealed to be a black mage.
12 A thousand wind, the search for beauty
"Sen no Kaze, Bi no Tomeyuki" (千の風、美の尋めゆき)
September 20, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Chihiro battles Mikaze to protect Maya but she ends up being defeated by Mikaze. With her last ounce of strength, she frees Bunmei from the spell he was put in and he rushes to help Maya defeat Mikaze.
13 MAYA's BUNMEI
"Maya no Bunmei" (マヤの文明)
September 27, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Mikaze is defeated, but Bunmei finds that the future is still unaltered and that his encounter with his younger self is the real Nostradamus Key. When he ends up activating the key, the alien invasion begins and Bunmei regains his lost powers to stand against it by himself.

References

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