Steins;Gate Creator's Occultic;Nine Anime Unveils Key Visual
posted on 2016-07-29 16:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
The official website for the anime adaptation of Occultic;Nine, the first light novel series by MAGES. head Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;Gate), revealed the first key visual for the anime on Friday. The image features the main cast standing in a crowd.
The staff and cast will reveal more information about the anime during a presentation on August 12. 150 followers of the @occultic_nine Twitter account will be selected by lottery to attend the event itself, and others can watch on a Niconico livestream.
The "paranormal science" story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the "Chōjō Kagaku Kirikiri Basara" occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yūta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.
The anime's voice cast members are reprising their respective roles from the previously announced game adaptation:
Ayane Sakura as Ryoka Narusawa, a spirit guide
Kaito Ishikawa as Sarai Hashigami, a denialist, ultra-realist first-year university student
Hitomi Yoshida as Miyū Aikawa, a moe fortune teller and first-year high school student
Shizuka Itou as Tōko Sumikaze, a reporter for the occult magazine Mumū (a nod to the real magazine Mū), with a life outside occult interests
Miyuki Sawashiro as Aria Kurenaino, a black magic proxy
Kishō Taniyama as Kiryū Kusakabe, a mysterious man
Mamiko Noto as Ririka Nishizono, a future-predicting dōjin manga creator
Tetsuya Kakihara as Shun Moritsuka, a cosplay otaku detective
Shikura began the novel series with illustrations by Pako (Rental Magica, Un-Go) in August 2014, and the Overlap Bunko imprint published the second volume in May 2015.
While Shikura created Occultic;Nine, he emphasized in 2012 that it is not the fourth science-adventure title from 5pb. He did note that the novel can be considered the fourth Chiyomaru Shikura title after Chaos;HEAd, Steins;Gate, and Robotics;Notes. (Shikura eventually announced the fourth science-adventure title, CHAOS;CHILD, in 2013.)
The novel series already inspired a game adaptation and a manga series that Ganjii (Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate) is serializing in Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine.