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Synonyms: Occultic9, Occultic Nine
Japanese: Occultic;Nine -オカルティック・ナイン-
English: Occultic;Nine
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2016 to Dec 25, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 6756067,560 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1104
Members: 186,740
Favorites: 451

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If you are a Durarara fan you will immediately see the resemblance between the two. The story telling in Occultic Nine is non-chronological and shown from multiple points of view (as there is no 'main' character) just like in our famous Durarara, which are all it's recognizable features. The theme of a 'town which has a normal and an abnormal side' is present with the only difference that Durarara is kind of making fun of it, while Occultic Nine is pretty serious. They are set in the same time; the time that is very influenced by television and internet and especially by one blog (in  read more 
report Recommended by Shimai_ni
Occultic; Nine and Chaos; Head. These works of the same creator are locked in possibilities that are out of human understanding, trying to explain what does not seem to make sense. Both involve a young man who could be considered somewhat clear of society, although he has friends, he keeps for himself all the suffering of his mere existence. These protagonists are witnesses of death, are involved by chance, where each person related to him has somehow related to the events. The series usually use elements like the internet, police, even characters with certain similarities. Both seek the truth behind the dark world that presents  read more 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Similarly to my comparison of this and bakemono the thing that ties these shows is the insanely fast dialogue. 
report Recommended by MrGiostar
It has same feel as Monogatari series.You'll get it through episodes.Dark ecchi,fast dialogue and unique characters are some of facts it just reminds of it.We'll see how series goes but for now it's definitely giving same feel which I personally love. 
report Recommended by Zetsubo
Occultic; Nine and Steins; Gate. Two series that show us two protagonists who are looking for some recognition of their own, on the point of the work they have been doing (in O; N is a magazine about the paranormal and in S; G are the inventions). But they are not alone, they have the cheerful girl of the group that seems not to contribute much and the next characters that are added to occur strange events. Those strange happenings since the protagonists be witnesses death, of what his investigation may be taking them, at first is a triumph for him, but then they discover  read more 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Starts off with introducing characters one by one, MC is a NEET, and all of the events occurring in the show connect the characters together. Story telling from both shows can sometimes be light hearted or dark, and the events are messy/not in order. Also, both shows possess some unique and eccentric characters surrounded by mysteries. 
report Recommended by BaptizED
- Very large and diverse cast - Winding story - Funky music - Superpowers and mystery - Lots of death and blood - Tense atmosphere The art in Occultic;Boob is nicer but the artists behind Kokkoku has a better understanding of female anatomy. Both shows also share similar short-comings but if you were able to enjoy one, give the other a try.  
report Recommended by Lemon
Both have the same mystery, horror, and supernatural genre that both focuses on seemly random mysterious deaths that happens around.  
report Recommended by Whoahoho
- A very similar, almost mystery puzzle-game like atmosphere. - Mysterious, deadly, supernatural phenomenon killing people off. - Posing ""'deep'"" and ""'philosophical'"" questions. - Similar themes re: group identity, consciousness, etc. - Investigations and storylines involve actual police, not just a bunch of children wandering around. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Children dabbling in superstition, conspiracy, and pseudoscience. Occultic;Boob derives its mysticism from electronics, and Ghost Hound from neurology; both equally loaded with bullshit but probably easy enough to disregard if you know literally nothing about the topic. Maybe. Vapid but atmospheric. Have good visuals for the time they were made. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Do you know the pain of turning your dream into reality? If you just want to earn money and become famous, but you aren't yet at that point yet... Even though you have that nice dream of have a lot of money, you just have to deal with other people, things and problems in the meanwhile, not really achieving your dream... In Occultic;Nine and in Noragami there is this male main character, with black hair and the dream of making money and maybe becoming famous. Gamon is a 17-years-old boy, who runs a blog about occultic events. But he isn't really interested in those occultic events,  read more 
report Recommended by Suoniemi
Both are about people having supernatural abilities and doing detective work. 
report Recommended by koshkarr
- A very similar, almost mystery puzzle-game like atmosphere. - Mysterious, deadly, supernatural phenomenon killing people off. - A lovable young police detective <3 - Investigations and storylines involve actual police, not just a bunch of children wandering around. Persona 4 does have an overarching plot but can come off as episodic due to it's slower nature, also some parts are probably a little weird for people who have not played the game. O;N on the other hand assumes no prior knowledge so it's easy to jump in if you're good with fast talking.  
report Recommended by Lemon
If you want to watch an anime with a quirky female character, who adores the male mc and would go to great lengths to make him happy, even though in some points it seems like she would just mess up everything, but in the end, she isn't just so simple as she might seem, then these anime might be something to you. In Occultic;Nine it would be the energetic, fooling and happy Ryoutasu, who has also said that she is Gamon's minion. In K it would be the energetic, joyful Neko, who also appreciate food. She likes to hang out and be with Shiro, calling  read more 
report Recommended by Suoniemi
Aside from similar themes like ghosts and [SPOILER] half-way through, both shows are structured almost identical. First set of fast-paced and hyperactive episodes set to introduce characters and the crazy world around them, with small hints to an overarching plot sprinkled in. It takes a few episodes to plow through and most people would drop both shows at around the same time, but at episode 6, the real twist to the story is introduced, changing the perception of the events that lead up to that moment, and everything that is to come. Along with that, the endings are very similar in structure as well, so if  read more 
report Recommended by Lord_Thantus
Both are mysteries that offer a trail of evidence following murders that eventually lead to medical groups that are trying to follow supernatural domain. Both end well in last few episodes to tie up and explain everything that happened. Occultic;Nine is modern and explains with technobabble and theories of Nickoloas Tesla while Mouryou no Hako is set in post WWII japan historical setting with a bigger focus on character intentions.  
report Recommended by NuttyNUTTS
Both are based on notable video game series, and both focus on a reserved mc as well as a ya cast investigating the strange events around them as well as unfolding the conspiracy behind it as well too. 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Both are about mysterious events occuring, science, and people talk way too fast 
report Recommended by earthstorm16
Because both animes address scientific and occult matters. 
report Recommended by Basakka
For the first episodes, everything happens very quickly and spontaneously. You look and don't understand what is going on. We also have a bunch of "colorful" ... Freaks (even a trans-barman is present!) and interesting murder mysteries. 
report Recommended by Cold_Raw
Radios are notable in both series. Mousou Dairinin can also said to be occultic in terms of how everything has happened, not to spoil anything. 
report Recommended by ButadonMeitantei
Both are based around occultic supernatural storytelling as well as lots of suspense and psychological shit happening as the story goes on as well as the characters getting caught up in some strange events as well too. 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Both are based around occultic supernatural storytelling as well as lots of suspense and psychological shit happening as the story goes on as well as the characters getting caught up in some strange events as well too. 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
The Main Protagonists of both anime are quite similar. Both deal with Death, Mystery and Supernatural things. Occultic;Nine is like what would happen to Subaru if he didn't move into the parallel world. 
report Recommended by renzospark
- Both have a MC that has a thing with technology - Both have a MC that is in charge of something in the internet (they're important) - Occultic;Nine is more modern - Lain is set in the 20th century - Mysterious supernatural stuff happens - Sci-fi, sci-fi and sci-fi - Confusing plot at first, but everything begins to fit like pieces in a puzzle - The ominous and mysterious feel/mood given are similar - Both quite psychological (Lain is more though) 
report Recommended by Raayna
Experiments, special abilities, plot that's almost unpredictable and MC that throws you off. Yes. 
report Recommended by IseeV
Reality is falling apart, dangerous creatures aproaches, mysteries and philosophy. Occultic;Nine characters are speaking more about spirits and paranormal, meanwhile Caligula main character is interested in psychology and human behavior. They both have similair style and feel.  
report Recommended by JuusanKitsune
Living with a rotten corpse in same room. Weird eccentric girls. Murder mysteries and crazy people, with those crazy looks. Have I mentioned flies and black hair with torn off scalp? 
report Recommended by JuusanKitsune
Both shows are about the occult that exist in the real life and a few people are in the know about it. Both male MCs dont seem to know about this but are thrust into it nevertheless. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
Both Boogiepop and Occultic Nine have a non-linear storytelling style. A single set of events is told from multiple vantage points, with different characters supplying key information that advances the plot. Both series have a lot of death and violence, and both can be tagged as mysteries.  
report Recommended by DarwinAndCo
You might be surprised to see ConRevo as a recommendation for Occultic;Nine (and vice versa), but please give it a chance. Both series are of the sci-fi/mystery variety, extremely confusing, fast-paced, but clearly smart, have a great voice cast, fun OST, and vibrant visuals. If you don't mind being confused from the start and have enough patience, attention, and analytical ability to follow the plot, you will enjoy both Occultic;Nine and ConRevo immensely. Once you get the whole picture, you can't help but feel excited and see just how cool these shows are. 
report Recommended by Mako
Similar atmosphere, teenager as the main casts, sci-fi, supernatural things, and human experiments. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both are fast-paced anime with so many main characters who are usually exteremly charismatic, weird, or just crazy. Both deliver the story in a non-linear presentation; Baccano in a random chronological order, while Occultic;Nine through flashbacks 
report Recommended by Deago
- The Mc is a NEET - There are paranormal events occuring without most people knowing - In both shows the MC is (you know what if you saw o;9)  
report Recommended by oryouohagi
Even if Occultic;nine does not include explicit killers (well just the albino kid), there is a mysterious atmosphere in both shows. In addition, the killing part is present, on Hakata is explicit Killers doing a job and getting paid while on Occultic;nine we have the 'occult' with black magic and other resources. Of course, reasons behind deaths were money, ambition, or killing just for fun in both shows 
report Recommended by zzshcl