Occult Academy #11 — Witches, Witches Everywhere

September 13th, 2010

 

Because apparently magical girls is how we’re going to end this.

Yeah, yeah. I’m a little slow today. Blame half-price wing Mondays.

Impressions:

I love how Uchida was a total sack of piss this episode. Wait, no. Not love, the other word. Oh right, detest. Mikaze brings him to her little cult, shoves her tongue down his throat and humps him before whipping out a ball full of demons and telling him to kill Maya. So of course she can be trusted! Maya’s a witch! She must die! Not the person with a ball of demons in a crazy cult who has been lying to you the entire time. Also, you have to kill her, Uchida! Why you, and not any of the cultists? Who knows! And no, don’t try to prove this wrong. Fight against knowing the truth. Ignorance is bliss! That’s the manly way! Good god, I hate Uchida.

Thankfully, the last quarter of the episode was significantly better. Or at least more watchable once they got to the surprise reveal that Maya’s not actually dead. I never saw that coming and am so thankful that we got a couple minutes of Uchida bawling his eyes out over it. Meanwhile in the future, Maya’s father’s alive, which sort of dulls the impact and sense of Mikaze revealing five minutes later that she’s the one who killed him. Oh, and Chihiro’s also a witch. What a twist! I guess the show deserves some credit for finally becoming interesting again, it just would be nice if the writers hadn’t clearly lost control of the plot and started a desperate bid to try to shock and awe the audience by piling in every single possible twist from the brainstorming floor into the least amount of time.

Preview:

 

Cure Black fights Cure White while Uchida pisses himself.

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16 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Gawl says:

    It really is a shame that this show is falling apart the way that it is. Bunmei was pitiful this episode and Maya stomping him out did nothing to progress either characters’ development. Plot twist was seen a mile away and after 11 episodes into this show…Bunmei is still useless. Even Yōko Hikasa and her sexy voice may not be enough to save this show. I will continue to believe…

  • Haohmaru says:

    I agree. The series started out so good.

  • Ransom says:

    I was kind of expecting something completely out of place for the finale. So far there is no “Anime no Chikara” show that has been to my liking, and this looked interesting in the beginning but it seems that the people involved in this project are unable to actually have a good continuity and develop a plot as it should… Being the reason why I stopped watching this midway through.

  • Gin says:

    Is Pretty Cure any good? I’ve been hearing alot about it.

    Aroduc says:

    It’s a solid magical girl show firmly made for the 8-14 crowd and definitely designed to sell lots of little jewlery, toy cellphones and similar. It caught my eye WAAAAAAAAY back in the first series since it was really well made, they actually fought things, and they threw lightning instead of magical hats, but then by episode 3, they were beating enemies with the power of music and other tripe and I lost interest. I watched about the last 5 minutes of a ton of episodes back when I was watching ZKC live and it’s still pretty well made from those little bits, but it’s definitely a slave to the magical girl tropes and cliches through and through.

  • The Phantom says:

    Meh I was expecting some creppy looking alien not that magical witch but whatever, at least they are no longer doing maya’s friend of the week.

  • Andy says:

    lol what r u guys talking about first half of this episode is amazing

  • AfroSquirrel says:

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images2/oa11/oa11_27.jpg

    This face scare me. I don’t want to know what those ice cream cones are for.

    Solaris says:

    They’re usally for eating purpouses. Anyway the japs don’t know what a true icecream cones is. Man, they make absolutely horrible ones :/

  • Serious says:

    Serious dude where do you get this epic pics do you make them yourself or get them from some where else ? Please give sthe sauce

  • Jackie says:

    What the fuck. It started out amazing and degenerated so much. I am raging. Gawl you may have faith but I’m dropping.

  • Anonymous says:

    Foreshadowing is not there only when you don’t bother to see it.

    VP’s fright at Maya’s accusation that its all staged in episode 1.
    View of the commander was available in episode 2.
    Talk about “magic” and protective spells in episode 2.
    Mikaze’s ability to survive in episode 4.

    Seriously sometimes its time to admit its because of lack of brainpower and/or attention to detail to put things together rather than blaming everything except yourself

  • Mesousa says:

    I still think Maya is bitcher than Uchida.

  • Silentbrick says:

    Well, I DID wonder when they would start pushing Bunmei toward Maya. One thing is sure, if they do wind up together, we already know which of the two gets to wear the pants and has the balls.

  • Anonymous says:

    Whaaat, the suspicious girl with the strange face turns out to be a bad guy? I DID NOT SEE THIS COMING!

  • Godlet says:

    Yeah, you’ve gotta love it when writers feel the urge to smack you in the face with foreshadowing and then assume you’ll still feel suspense later. Never would’ve thought Maya wouldn’t be dead when they MAKE SURE to pan on Maya’s dirty feet for 15 seconds only to then immediately show you the corpse with clean white shoes on. Anyone up for some shark jumping?