Now you know the way Occult Academy has this way of almost but not quite showing upskirt shots with Maya. We’re shown her crossing her legs at just the right angle so we get plenty of luscious Maya thigh but no underwear. Well, actually we do. In the opening. You guys all thought that was a shadow? Of course it isn’t, that’s Maya’s black underwear!
Clearing up the episode involving the snow ghost kid. I’m not sure about you lot, but there was something so annoyingly idealised about the whole scene. The kid is always happy and everyone is living a happy life. But then no, kid sits in a corner all sad as the wife complains about being at home. Then the dad did the worst of all: Told the kid that Santa wasn’t real. On Christmas Eve. I mean come on, use a bit of originality or something. Not that this is something Occult Academy is alone with. Kids in anime just aren’t depicted properly. They’re always bubbling balls of cuteness, energy and endearing. Do the writers not, you know, actually have kids? Or is this part of Japanese Kawaii culture where kids are warped into these cutesy idealised versions. I mean, kids are cute, but if you’re going to make them be cute, have them do so by actually acting like kids. The only example I can think of off the top of my head is Usio from Clannad After Story. Cute, but actually acted like a kid is supposed to act.
Or maybe Japanese kids act different to any I’ve seen. Maybe it’s part of Japanese culture for kids to look at older people for a second, then grin maniacally with their eyes closed, going ‘eehee’ then running off.
The conclusion of the arc still had an ‘awww’ factor to it, but it would have had more if I didn’t have grumpy hat on and was too busy thinking at what an unbelievable situation this was. I know it’s a stupid complaint when it comes to something as nonsensical as Occult Academy, but the whole ‘OMG Santa isn’t real’ thing got to me. It’s like ‘how can we make this scene as depressing as poss—wait a second…
STOP THE PRESS!!!
THE PLOT HAS BEEN SIGHTED!
I REPEAT, THE PLOT HAS BEEN SIGHTED!
Holy crap! It’s finally returned. Were the past 8 episodes all there just leading up to this moment? Did we piss about for the majority of the show just so Maya could get over the betrayal of her father (as debatable a reason it might be and everything). But she’s now determined. In the previous episodes she was just joking. Running around after fake alien spacecrafts was just her way of trying to come to terms with her tsudere relationship with the occult.
I don’t believe it. I’m almost giddy with anticipation. I’m so amazed that the plot, the real, true to life plot, has actually come back into the show once again! They remembered that there was an imminent alien invasion and that perhaps they should do something about it. Maya remembered she had a book by her dad that would help he fight the alien whatever organisation (seriously, where did that book go after episode 2? I think she left it in the towel).
Wow, I’m still slightly in shock. I don’t think I can even come up with some wild theories I’m so amazed. I think I need to lie down. Here’s TK jamming on a keytar to compensate for my lack of wild and imaginative theories.