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NIS America Licenses Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

by Florete
Feb 3, 2012 1:37 PM | 27 Comments
According to their official press release, NIS America has licensed Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (Occult Academy).

The series will be released on subtitled Blu-ray on May 8th in NIS's premium packaging.

Source: Press release via ANN

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animelly said:
zansabarshadow said:
KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.


If Natsume Yuujinchou is not popular then why does it have four seasons?


Its called sarcasm. look it up.

KrazyKobun said:
mitamaking said:
KrazyKobun said:
zansabarshadow said:
KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.
I meant compared to stuff thats REALLY popular like the Shonen Jump stuff, Gurren Lagann, FLCL, Eden of the East, and so forth. Believe it or not those anime are not as popular as you think they are.


But Occult Academy is? The shows you mentioned are top tier popularity stuff, that is like asking why Right Stuf doesn't license a show as popular as DBZ. Eden of the East was not more popular than Toradora, at least in the internet community also.
Eden of the East is more "western" and I know of more people who actually watched it over Toradora. NIS licenses stuff that has a strong supporting fanbase, but their stuff aren't really popular in a universal or "easy money" sense. If that was the case then why Funi or Sentai hasn't grabbed any of their titles before them?


Eden is not more popular than Toradora. Toradora sold out the first vol. within days of the release over here same with Working!! if you haven't noticed. While Eden of the East did not. Don't get me wrong I love all those shows. But it really DOES NOT matter if a anime is western or not. Evangelion is FAR FROM western and it has sold more than Eden and Toradora combined and is hella more popular. It doesnt matter if a show is western for it to be popular over here. If that was true anime such as this and over 85% of anime wouldn't get licensed.

Feb 5, 2012 9:24 PM by ariamachi

zansabarshadow said:
KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.


If Natsume Yuujinchou is not popular then why does it have four seasons?

Feb 5, 2012 8:46 PM by animelly

Nyron said:
What the fuck is a "Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin"? Would it kill this site if the staff used the names people actually know? Will the minority of non-English speakers here mind if you just said "Occult Academy?" That's probably what they either called it, or is closer to what they called it, in their own language anyways. Not to mention this whole site, and this news article is in English. This peeves me.


That's what it is called for the MAL entry, this news keeps consistent to that.

Feb 5, 2012 3:19 PM by BF1_Sucks

What the fuck is a "Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin"? Would it kill this site if the staff used the names people actually know? Will the minority of non-English speakers here mind if you just said "Occult Academy?" That's probably what they either called it, or is closer to what they called it, in their own language anyways. Not to mention this whole site, and this news article is in English. This peeves me.

That said, I'm glad this show is being brought over. I didn't particularly like it, but at least it gives hope for other non-recent anime to be licensed, like Michiko & Hatchin.

Feb 5, 2012 3:15 PM by Nyron

mitamaking said:
KrazyKobun said:
zansabarshadow said:
KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.
I meant compared to stuff thats REALLY popular like the Shonen Jump stuff, Gurren Lagann, FLCL, Eden of the East, and so forth. Believe it or not those anime are not as popular as you think they are.


But Occult Academy is? The shows you mentioned are top tier popularity stuff, that is like asking why Right Stuf doesn't license a show as popular as DBZ. Eden of the East was not more popular than Toradora, at least in the internet community also.
Eden of the East is more "western" and I know of more people who actually watched it over Toradora. NIS licenses stuff that has a strong supporting fanbase, but their stuff aren't really popular in a universal or "easy money" sense. If that was the case then why Funi or Sentai hasn't grabbed any of their titles before them?

Feb 5, 2012 12:30 PM by KrazyKobun

but why

Feb 5, 2012 10:43 AM by kinoco

LOL I think it's unpopular for a reason. And I don't know which unpopular animes are licensed already but this definitely isn't the best choice.

A bit biased here, but if it's about Comedy/Sci-Fi Level E is actually a better choice.

Feb 5, 2012 10:15 AM by stormgoddess

KrazyKobun said:
zansabarshadow said:
KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.
I meant compared to stuff thats REALLY popular like the Shonen Jump stuff, Gurren Lagann, FLCL, Eden of the East, and so forth. Believe it or not those anime are not as popular as you think they are.


But Occult Academy is? The shows you mentioned are top tier popularity stuff, that is like asking why Right Stuf doesn't license a show as popular as DBZ. Eden of the East was not more popular than Toradora, at least in the internet community also.

Feb 4, 2012 4:06 PM by mitamaking

zansabarshadow said:
KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.
I meant compared to stuff thats REALLY popular like the Shonen Jump stuff, Gurren Lagann, FLCL, Eden of the East, and so forth. Believe it or not those anime are not as popular as you think they are.

Feb 4, 2012 9:05 AM by KrazyKobun

with all of the comment from above,i felt as though its wrong to actually like this anime.

Feb 4, 2012 5:42 AM by whaleiam

Nichijou damn it! >:O

Feb 4, 2012 5:23 AM by AidaJudge

I wish they would have went after Kimi to Boku or Mawaru Penguindrum instead. Same for Sentai too. Oh well.....nothing good this time around.

Feb 4, 2012 2:10 AM by Roloko

Eh... Can't believe they licensed that. Not that great of an anime :P

Feb 3, 2012 11:02 PM by Resource

I actually wanted to watch this a while ago but never got around to it. Reading these comments, I don't know if I should go watch it now or forget it. ^^V

Feb 3, 2012 6:37 PM by Forest-kun

FatherAnderson said:
Why?
Oh well, I guess it will be nice for the fans......if there are any.



I'm sure there are fans.

Feb 3, 2012 6:21 PM by joe-anime

KrazyKobun said:
I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!


Natsume Yuujinchou, Toradora, Katanagatari, Working!!, Pandora Hearts and Kimi ni Todoke are NOT POPULAR AT ALL.

No one likes them AT ALL.

Feb 3, 2012 6:00 PM by ariamachi

Would have bought this but region A lock (like all NIS releases) = no buy.

Feb 3, 2012 5:59 PM by Noblesse11560

I'll gladly proclaim that I'm buying this as it is a worthy license. NIS America doesn't licenses really popular stuff if anyone hasn't noticed it already. I'm so glad someone licensed this as it was the only Anime no Chika left to release here. Time to see Maya again, she is hot!

Feb 3, 2012 5:08 PM by KrazyKobun

Another loss of profit.

Feb 3, 2012 4:41 PM by Siing

Cover350 said:
FatherAnderson said:
Why?
Oh well, I guess it will be nice for the fans......if there are any.

My thoughts exactly.

And these make me think that I was the only one who actually enjoined the anime to what it was:/

Feb 3, 2012 4:34 PM by legomaple

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