6 Anime Like Occultic;Nine [Recommendations]

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This Fall season is looking quite out of the ordinary with so many peculiar shows, one of them being Occultic;Nine. This show in particular is so full of mystery and supernatural occurrences that even four episodes in it’s still a bit confusing and puzzling. This is the reason why Occultic;Nine has been receiving a bit of bad criticism (well, that and the unnecessarily large oppais), but it may be yet too soon to judge this show.

For those of you who are into mystery and supernatural anime (or huge bouncing breasts) like Occultic;Nine, we have come up with a list of shows that may be of your liking. If you’re giving Occultic;Nine a chance despite all of the criticism it’s getting, then you may as well give the following shows a chance. We promise you won’t be disappointed (as you’ll probably be with Occultic;Nine if it keeps going on the same track). Now, let’s see some anime that share Occultic;Nine’s best features!

Similar Anime to Occultic;Nine

1. Durarara!!

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: January 2010 – Jun 2010

Durarara is one of the big classics on our list and an awesome supernatural mystery show. The story is a bit complex but it’s basically about Mikado Ryuugamine, a high school boy who is very excited to move to Ikebukuro and experience life in the big city. On his first day on the city he is witness to an urban legend, the headless Black Rider, who rides a black motorcycle through the city streets. Mikado’s life will now be part of a larger thing involving several inhabitants of Ikebukuro.

As you can see, Durarara is very much like Occultic;Nine in that the main characters are all connected to each other through big events, and everyone plays their part in the story. This is what makes these shows quite different from the rest. They’re not really about a main character overcoming obstacles and relating to supporting characters, but about several characters, each having their own essential role and even their own opinions as to where they stand. Of course, this comparison may be a bit hard to picture if you still haven’t watched much of either show, so we’ll just go ahead and tell you that Durarara has just as much mystery and supernatural things as Occultic;Nine. Give it a try and it won’t let you down!

Durarara!! - Trailer


2. Kiznaiver

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 – June 2016
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Kiznaiver is one of those shows that caught us off guard last season. It’s quite an original show about a group of very particular high school students who become subjects to an extraordinary experiment. Suddenly, these kids are connected in a way they could have never imagined. Every time they get hurt they share each other’s pain and injuries. This way they will start to act and feel as one. These kids now have to overcome a series of obstacles in order to survive through the summer and get rid of this ill-fated bond, but the only way they can do it is together.

Kiznaiver is pretty much a sci-fi adventure drama as opposed to Occultic;Nine which is more of a supernatural mystery show (although it has sci-fi elements), but they are still quite similar in a few aspects. Just like in Occultic;Nine, there are several things that can’t be explained early on in Kiznaiver, such as Katsuhira Agata’s –the main character- lack of sense of pain and his very mysterious memories of a girl telling him he’ll get his pain back.

From the very beginning we get that feeling they’re not telling us everything and the same happens with Occultic;Nine, which greatly increases the suspense in both these shows. Moreover, Kiznaiver is mainly about a group of kids whose lives become intertwined through this terrible experiment, in a similar fashion to which the very different characters from Occultic;Nine are linked by a series terrible events.

Kiznaiver PV


3. Mekakucity Actors

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2014 – June 2014

Mekakucity Actors tells the story of Shintarou Kisaragi, a hikikomori (or NEET) whose only company is a virtual girl living on his computer. Shintarou hasn’t left his home for two years and is suddenly forced to do so after spilling coke all over his keyboard. As a good NEET, Shintarou is so unlucky that on his first day out in two years he gets himself in a hostage situation. Fortunately for him, two nice kids with eye superpowers help him get out of that situation and ask him in return to work with them. However, there is more to these people’s superpowers than meets the eye (pun intended), as they all seem to be connected somehow.

Mekakucity Actors focuses on superpowers and it’s overall much more light-hearted than Occultic;Nine, which despite the constant instances of comic relief and huge bouncing oppais is pretty dark. However, Mekakucity Actors is yet another show in which different characters are mysteriously connected to one another, in this case through their abilities. Just like in Occultic;Nine, supernatural occurrences link the lives of these characters in a way they could have never imagined.

Mekakucity Actors PV


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4. Mayoiga / The Lost Village

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 – June 2016
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Mayoiga is one of the darkest and most mysterious anime of the year. Many even compare it to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Another. The story begins with a large group of people in a bus heading towards a mythic town which existence is a complete mystery. According to the urban legend, in this village called Nanakimura people can start a new utopian life. When they arrive, however, the village seems to be completely abandoned and weird things start to happen. Unfortunately for this group of people, their dreamed Nanakimura may not be what they were expecting.

Mayoiga is essentially a psychological drama and mystery anime just like Occultic;Nine, although a bit more horror oriented. Even though Occultic;Nine can be quite dark and even scary or disturbing at times (that girl living with her dead brother for a year really creeped us out!), Mayoiga’s aim is mainly to keep us on the edge of our seats and biting our toenails at all times. Still, they are very similar in how they create the suspense and how they develop the mystery, constantly making things really unpredictable. Besides, this is also another show in which very different individuals are connected by extraordinary occurrences.

Mayoiga Anime Trailer


5. Serial Experiments Lain

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 1998 – September 1998

This one is old but gold. Serial Experiments Lain follows the story of Lain Iwakura, an introverted high school girl who mysteriously receives an e-mail from her classmate Chisa Yomoda, who has recently committed suicide. Everything starts to get quite unsettling from that point onwards, as Lain begins to learn about the Wired, a virtual world of communication networks that apparently can even link the dead to the living. Things get very dark and mysterious for Lain and we’ll see many things that may not make a lot of sense right away, like gas leaking out of Lain’s fingertips in the middle of the class for no apparent reason.

That’s right, Serial Experiments Lain is weird as hell, and it’s precisely in that aspect that it resembles Occultic;Nine so much. Both these shows are really dark and mysterious, and most of the times we’ve no idea what’s going on. Of course, Occultic;Nine is also hard to understand and to follow due to its fast pace, which is not the case for Serial Experiments Lain. Serial Experiments Lain has a much slower pace and it also allows you to take your own guesses and make your own conclusions about what’s going on. It basically makes you feel more involved with the story and you’ll probably enjoy the mystery much more than in Occultic;Nine.

Serial Experiments Lain Trailer


6. Bakemonogatari

  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: July 2009 – June 2010

Bakemonogatari is an all-time classic and a must-watch whether you like shows similar to Occultic;Nine or not. But leaving that aside, Bakemonogatari may be one of the most similar shows to Occultic;Nine. For those of you who haven’t watched Bakemonogatari yet, it’s about Koyomi Araragi, a former vampire who tries to have a normal life as a high school student until he meets a weightless girl named Hitagi Senjougahara and they go around helping those who suffer from supernatural maladies just like them.

Yes, we know just how weird all of that sounds but, hey! that’s what Bakemonogatari is about. It’s all about supernatural characters, deities and mysterious occurrences. Clearly, it is in this aspect that Bakemonogatari resembles Occultic;Nine so much. Obviously, Occultic;Nine deals with more “normal” characters (although there seem to be some ghosts and demons for what we’ve seen on the last couple of episodes) but many of the events are just as dark and mysterious as what we can see on Bakemonogatari. If you’re looking for mystery and supernatural, look no more. Just watch this show!

Bakemonogatari Trailer


Conclusion

That’s it for our list of anime like Occultic;Nine. We hope you may find it useful whether to know what Occultic;Nine is like or to pick up one of the shows in the list that you’ve found appealing. If you’d like to know about even more anime of this kind you can also check Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, Denpa-teki na Kanojo and Steins;Gate, which is made by the same creator of Occultic;Nine (although Steins;Gate is much better).

We’d also like to know what you guys think about this show. How do you like it so far? Can you think of another show similar to Occultic;Nine that we may have missed? Share your thoughts with us. ˆ-ˆ

Chanty

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Author: Chanty

My name is Santiago and I'm an aspiring writer and full-time dreamer. I am currently studying English at college to become a teacher. I like playing Heavy Metal on my guitar as much as I like dancing to Trance music, and I love playing Basketball with my friends as much as I love staying home alone watching Anime. Opposite forces are complementary and interdependent; that is the Yin Yang.

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