Occult Academy continues its habit of changing director for every episode, which in turn keeps the show from ever having a consistent tone or purpose but sure as hell keeps the entertainment flowing and keeps the show from ever turning dull. The fellow who directing this episode was Ryosuke Nakamura, who’s worked on everything from Death Note to Claymore to Nana to Gunslinger Girl to Monster to Black Lagoon and so on. Yup, this weeks episode of Occult Academy has been brought to you by Madhouse!
(Not looking forward to the episode brought to you by Deen)
This week involved Megane girl no longer being megane girl and her friends trying to convert her back to megane girl. You know, in terms of the grand plot of saving the world from an incoming alien invasion and all that, these last two episodes could be referred to as classic filler material. A plot point begins, it looks like everything has changed drastically, only for everything to be reset back to normal at the end of the episode. I mean, what sort of significance does Kozue no longer liking the occult have on alien invasions anyway? In fact, what does the occult have to do with alien invasions anyway. Well, my equally baffled friends, I have a theory!
This girl is, in fact, a Tengu. Bare with me a second. She’s clearly important to the plot and yet has done nothing yet, acting curiously normal in a world full of weirdos. Suspicious me thinks. She is colluding together with Smile the mechanic to get the world taken over by aliens. Smile the mechanic is a perfectly normal human, but he is clearly disillusioned with life on Earth and has been promised all the oil and spanners in the world when the aliens come down, which is what this girl was offering him in this episode when he was under his car modified spaceship. However Smile spends most of his time with the alien diplomat, JK, who I’m sure we’ve all realised already is clearly an alien. Those dowsing rods are actually sonic screwdrivers, like from Doctor Who, that he uses to communicate with the Tengu.
Now this girl is, in fact, Uchida’s daughter! In the future Uchida, in a last gasp of desperation to save his family, put his daughter in chryogenic stasis, but nobody went to wake her up again. Inside the magical goopy other world for so long, Uchida’s daughter discovered that time travels backwards in there! So when she got out, she was back in a time before the aliens invaded. But she didn’t spend her time in there doing nothing. She discovered a method to prevent people from getting assimilated by the aliens. She has put magic formula into her bread and is now trying to save as many people as possible. Mind you, she’s not entirely sure if it will work, which is why she’s giving her future dad so much bread. To give him extra protection!
Now you must also be wondering who is the mother of Mikaze? Well that’s easy. After her initial trepidation, Maya soon started to converse regularly over the future phones with Uchida. He was the only person who understood her relationship with her father and both their tsundere-ness towards the Occult drew them together. However they never found the Nostradamus Key and the aliens invaded anyway. Stuck in a cave under the school together, it was then that Uchida and Maya finally got hot and steamy together. Unfortunately, Maya died in childbirth, but Uchida had eaten enough and had enough stocks of the super-duper bread to stay alive for another few years. Since they were under the school, Uchida was able to reach the cryogenic stasis chambers. It was there that he took the last gasp chance to save his daughter. The daughter he had named after the waitress he once had a crush on.