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->''[[CatchPhrase "I hate the occult!"]]''

The date is July 1999, [[MillenniumBug and people were wondering if the world was going to end.]] At Waldstein Academy--known by its nickname "Occult Academy" for its rather odd field of study--the principal, Junichiro Kumashiro, has died of what the media is claiming as a heart attack. When his 17-year-old daughter, Maya, comes to his funeral (late), the truth is revealed--his love of the occult had gotten so out of hand he summoned a demon.

Maya quickly disposes of said demon, but that's not the real story here. The story ''really'' begins with a naked man descending from the sky. He is Fumiaki Uchida, a (former) psychic from the year 2012, apparently sent to stop the world from ending in an alien invasion under the cover of a teacher at the academy, Minoru Abe. His and Maya's destinies collide as Maya plans to get rid of the school that tore her family apart, while Fumiaki uses her assistance to find and neutralize an object or person called the "Nostradamus Key", which, when activated in conjunction with Nostradamus' prophecies, could begin said alien invasion.

HilarityEnsues.

The third entry in Aniplex and TV Tokyo's Anime no Chikara series (preceded by ''SoRaNoWoTo'' and ''SenkouNoNightRaid''), this AnimeFirst series started in Summer 2010, ending in the fall.

US residents may legally watch this series at [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/occult-academy Crunchyroll.]]

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!!Tropes in ''Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin'' include:

* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Maya tends to beat up Minoru/Fumiaki a lot.
* AbusiveParents: Maya's Dad, although he really did seem to love her in the end (his obsession with the occult got the best of him), [[spoiler:and Fumiaki's Mom, who became obsessed with the wealth and fame that came from his spoon-bending abilities and neglected him.]]
** [[spoiler:Episode 10 pretty much proves that the Occult got the best of Maya's dad- in fact, he was really such a good guy that he ''built the academy for her!'']]
* AcademyOfAdventure
* ActionGirl: Maya with her crossbow of determination.
* {{Adorkable}}: Kozue.
* AllJustADream: Elaborate HappyPlace illusions rarely work on the GenreSavvy.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Aliens, Ghosts, Psychics, U.M.As, magic spells, [[spoiler: hidden Pyramids in Japan, TheWorldTree, Mothmen]] ... The only thing preventing this from becoming a FantasyKitchenSink is a vague explanation [[spoiler: about the Academy being a dimensional nexus]].
* AlmightyJanitor: Smile, literally.
* AlternateCharacterReading: The OnTheNext for episode six uses the alternate reading of "Michinori" (distance) as "Doutei" (virgin), which Kozue finds amusing.[[note]]The episode is named "Bunmei's distance", with the alternative being something like "Bunmei the virgin."[[/note]]
** "Bunmei" and "Fumiaki" are written with the same kanji.
* ApocalypticLog: Of the recorded variety.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Ami delivers one to Maya in episode 7 after the latter insults the former's father when his UFO plan fails. He then gives Ami one and tells her to apologize to her friend, but she just runs away, which leads into the next episode.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Akari in episode 10, in a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very touching scene]] where she finally meets Santa.
* AutomaticCrossbow: Maya's weapon of choice against monstrosities of the occult is a crossbow, with gun ownership being mostly illegal in Japan.
* BackToBackBadasses: [[spoiler: Smile and JK in episode 4.]]
* BadassDriver: While Mikaze may drive insanely, she knows what she's doing.
* BadFuture: What Fumiaki is trying to prevent.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted. The LensFlareCensor may be in effect, but the shadows from the light aren't. Look closely when Fumiaki lands; the shadow of his wang can be seen.
** May also count as a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* BatterUp: Smile, in the mountain, with the wrench.
* [[spoiler: BaitAndSwitchBoss: Chihiro is set up as this throughout the whole series as she spies on Maya and seems to show disapproval at her actions. Then Episode 11 hits and we find out [[ReverseMole she was an ally all along]] and that [[BewareTheNiceOnes sweet innocent Mikaze]] is the true BigBad.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Mikaze proves that the endearing young chef at your local eatery may actually be an evil cult-leading witch bent on opening the gates of Hell.]]
** [[spoiler: Fumiaki proved to be a bit of a scrapper, too, once Mikaze showed her TrueColors.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Several of the main characters do this for Ami after a giant chupacabra kidnaps her.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Mikaze.]]
* BlackBlood: Green blood, in this case.
* BlackMagic: [[spoiler:Mikaze, the black mage.]]
* BlindWithoutEm: Kozue, even when she's possessed.
* {{BFS}}: The "S" stands for "spanner".
* BodyHorror: ''Moth''man.
* BoomHeadshot: Ami's dad manages to decapitate a chupacabra in episode 8...using a [[ImprovisedWeapon nailgun.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Mikaze in the manga version who was being possessed by an evil spirit. Doubles as SparedByTheAdaptation as well.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: Maya generally felt wronged having been tricked by Ami's dad in episode 7, though he only had good intentions at heart.]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Fumiaki.
* CarFu: Ami's dad does this in episode 12.
* CastOfSnowflakes
* CatSmile: Kozue.
* TheCavalry: "The SDF is here", JustInTime...[[spoiler: Again, Smile and JK in episode 4.]]
* CharacterDevelopment:
** [[spoiler:In episode 6, Maya sees Fumiaki's memories of his tortured childhood and the alien invasion of the Earth. To the former, she can relate entirely seeing how her father neglected her in favor of his work, and the latter is enough for her to start taking Fumiaki seriously.]]
** [[spoiler:Fumiaki]] One incredibly well executed example, through all his hardships and misfortunes in the series, and a lot of soul searching in the last episode, it's completely credible his transformation from zero to hero.
* ChekhovsGift: [[spoiler: ''The entire academy.'']]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Oh, Mikaze.]]
* {{Chupacabra}}: [[spoiler:The dead cow wasn't a hoax. There's a small group of chupacabra in the area, and they capture Ami. So it's up to Maya and company to stop them.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Two examples:
** Chihiro shows this early on, and hates how close Mikaze and Fumiaki seem. Surprisingly she doesn't seem to pursue him too much, but she's never happy whenever they're together.
** Maya starts to exhibit this later in the series, especially how cheerful Fumiaki gets whenever Mikaze shows up, and even punches him during one such occasion.
* CloseCallHaircut: Fumiaki just narrowly avoids Maya throwing a giant sword at his head.
** Maya does it to him again later with a crossbow.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Kozue
* CombatPragmatist: Maya is not above fighting dirty, up to and including using her bracelet as a set of knuckle-dusters.
* ConspicuousCG: All background extras. It looks fine from far away, but it's rather distracting when they're maybe ten feet from foreground characters. Any instance of a car also tends to be animated through this method.
* CoolCar: Mikaze's, which is [[BlatantLies totally not]] [[BlandNameProduct a Porsche]].
* CrazyPrepared: Would you just happen to know what is the right frequency for [[spoiler: moth disposal]] and carry a musical instrument while searching for a missing person in a mountain?
* CropCircles: One of these kicks off episode seven's plot.
* CursedWithAwesome: Fumiaki's spoon-bending, which was kind of awesome, but it ensured he'd never lead a normal childhood due to his overbearing mother.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Maya in her white dress.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Maya and Fumiaki.
* DeadmanWriting: [[spoiler: Maya's father left a diary hidden for her.]]
** [[spoiler: Which actually turned out to be a cleverly-disguised [[ChekhovsGun protective talisman]].]]
* DeathGlare: Maya delivers one to Chihiro in episode 2. She also uses it against Fumiaki at times.
* DemonicPossession: Both Maya's father and Kozue by the lamia.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The opening sequence is a loud explosion of occult imagery.
* DesignatedVictim: Despite her belief that nothing out of the ordinary happens to her, Kozue ends up a [[DamselInDistress victim of the occult]] a lot more often than everyone else... yet [[PluckyGirl she's never down for long]].
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Fumiaki in the last two episodes. Both times in the final battle.]]
* DirtyCoward: Fumiaki for just about the entirety of episode four.
** [[spoiler: He definitely [[HeroicSacrifice makes up for it]] by the end of the series.]]
* DisappearedDad: Maya's father is one.
* DowsingDevice: JK's rods. They also double as weapons. And lockpicks. It's starting to look like there's nothing he can't do with them.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Mikaze, very much so.
** Ami's dad can do this, too (and it's not limited to just things with wheels), but he knows how to turn it off.
* [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Shady Woman]]: Chihiro to Fumiaki.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: JK.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: And how. Episode 12 makes it look like everything's wrapped up nice and neat, then the future guys go outside...[[spoiler: only to find out nothing's changed.]]
* ElaborateUniversityHigh
* EleventhHourSuperpower:[[spoiler: Fumiaki at the very end of the series. He gains some kind of magical power, and uses it to close the portal that the aliens were invading from, although he ends up doing a HeroicSacrifice in order to close it off.]]
* HairDecorations: Maya and her Alice band.
* FunnySpoon: Bunmei defeated the alien invaders with a spoon.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Mikaze gets a full TransformationSequence when she reveals her true form.]]
* [[ExpressiveShirt Expressive Accessory]]: Smile's smiley-face badge tends to mimic Smile's expressions.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Both Maya ''and'' Junichiro, and quite convincingly. Their fake bodies were created by Chihiro's magic.]]
* FalseFriend: [[spoiler: Mikaze to Fumiaki.]]
* FanGirl: Kozue ''loves'' anything remotely supernatural.
* {{Fanservice}}: We get a lot of low-angle or close-up shots of [[MaleGaze Maya's legs with the black stockings]]. It's been described as 'intelligent fanservice' by some of the fans. Also, she takes a shower in episode 2 and wears a swimsuit in episode 6, but these parts are fairly tame compared to most anime.
** Episode 11 features ''a lot'' of it.
* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins: To an extent; both Mikaze and Chihiro are dead by the end of the penultimate episode, and by then it's obvious Fumiaki and Maya have feelings for each other. They get ''this'' close to confessing before he dies- the final scene implies she eventually married his younger self.]]
* FirstNameBasis: A sort of variation. As a child, Fumiaki's stage name was Bunmei, which he hated. Mikaze referring to his younger self as "Fumiaki-kun" instead of "Bunmei-kun" when they see said younger self on TV is one of the things that [[LoveAtFirstSight makes him fall head-over-heels for her.]]
** Later on, [[spoiler: after Maya gets a glimpse of his abusive past and finally accepts him, she refers to him as "Fumiaki" for the first time when she speaks to him at the end of the episode.]]
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Maya
** TheLancer: Ami/Fumiaki
** TheBigGuy: Smile
** TheSmartGuy: JK
** TheChick: Kozue/Fumiaki
* FlatEarthAtheist: Maya vehemently denies or simply expresses hatred for the occult. She used to ''love'' it, though, and her extensive knowledge on paranormal matters is often used as a source of HypocriticalHumor.
* FlatlinePlotline
* {{Gainaxing}}: Mikaze, very blatantly in episode 11.
* GenkiGirl: Kozue, especially in regards to occult stuff.
* GenreBlindness: While Maya is often GenreSavvy, she displays this in the last episode [[spoiler: thinking it would be a good idea to [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet introduce Fumiaki to his younger self]]]].
* GenreSavvy: Maya
** When the others cheer her on to rescue Ami, she replies with [[ThisIsThePartWhere "In the movies, everyone who says those lines dies."]] None of them do, but it freaks them out nonetheless.
* GodivaHair: Maya in episode 2 during a ShowerScene.
* {{Goth}}: JK fits the classic image of it.
** Of the [[PerkyGoth cheerful, energetic variety]].
* TheGreys: One descends from the spaceship [[spoiler:and is actually JK in disguise.]]
* HairReboot: In Episode 8, Maya shoots a crossbow bolt through Fumiaki's hair, leaving a hole in it, but it reverts to normal a few minutes later.
* HairstyleInertia: Fumiaki and especially Maya, who also has SameClothesDifferentYear.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Fumiaki takes the aliens head-on with his now-functional ESP and blasts through them, killing himself.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: Looks like [[{{K-On}} Mio]] toughened up a bit.
** [[CodeGeass Rolo]] grew out of being the {{Yandere}} and became TheLancer. But he's still a dork...
** And it looks like [[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Kudo]] has found something else besides story telling...
*** And [[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Kaere]] / [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Nice]] is another eccentric blond chick.
** Looks like [[VisualNovel/{{Ookamikakushi}} Hiroshi]] finally grew a pair by losing them.
** It's seems that [[Anime/AngelBeats Angel]] is now a fan of the supernatural and wears [[BlindWithoutEm Glasses]]
* {{Homage}}: Fumiaki's arrival from the future in the buff appears to a take on the same procedure used in the {{Terminator}} films.
** ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' tripods appear in a flashforward in episode 2.
* HopeSpot: The end of episode 12.
* HotWitch: [[spoiler: Chihiro]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode-title features the name of one of the show's characters, with the exception of episode twelve-[[spoiler: which makes sense, considering the title of the final episode is MAYA's BUNMEI.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Part of Fumiaki's backstory as a kid. His mother constantly exploited his talents, ensuring that he'd never get to lead a normal life due to his busy schedule. A lot of his resentment was also due to her breaking promises to him in order to book more shows for him.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Kozue's determination to find some occult stuff, and at least be conscious enough to witness it, since she doesn't remember the stuff that happened to her.
* ImprobableAge: It's unlikely that the presidency of an educational facility would be handed over to someone who is merely 17 years old, and hence would have neither the experience nor the maturity to pull it off.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: [[spoiler: When fighting the chupacabras, Maya pulls off some crazy shots with her crossbow. Nevermind Ami pinning one to a wall with a ''thrown candlestick''.]]
** [[spoiler: Not to mention Ami's father decapitating the large chupacabra with his nail gun.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: JK and his dowsing rods.
** [[spoiler: Ami used a candlestick.]]
** Maya uses her bracelet as brass knuckles to punish Fumiaki at times.
* IncrediblyLamePun: "Maya's ''Ami''go" and "Mamma ''Ami''ya", episodes 7 and 8 titles.
* InSeriesNickname: Almost everyone calls Fumiaki by his old childhood nickname, "Bunmei". He doesn't like it much.
* ItsPersonal: Maya's reason for even coming to the school is because [[spoiler: she wants to destroy it, since she believes studying the occult drove her father crazy.]]
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler: The reason Kozue's soul wouldn't leave the afterlife was because she couldn't find her glasses. Which were on her head ''the whole damn time.'']]
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind -- Via the FlatlinePlotline.
* JustBeforeTheEnd: Or AfterTheEnd, depending on the point of view.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Mikaze does this to Chihiro before she mortally wounds her.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Several characters portray this trope, most notably Chihiro and Fumiaki at the end. Prior to this they both seemed like [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]].
* LimitedWardrobe: Maya has apparently worn the same white one-piece dress since she was a kid, and has never been shown wearing anything but this and her school uniform.
* LockAndLoadMontage: Episode 8.
* LongingLook: Chihiro often has one when Fumiaki is in her line of sight.
* LovableCoward: Fumiaki may still get there ...
* LoveEpiphany: Fumiaki has one in episode 10 when he realizes how [[ClingyJealousGirl upset Maya]] got at him when Mikaze showed up at school. This right as Mikaze asked him to eat at her house, rather than the restaurant, and Chihiro showing up as well in an attempt to do the same.
* MagicalIncantation: [[spoiler: Used by Maya (and Fumiaki, by proxy) to seal Mikaze in the school.]]
* MaleGaze: Pretty blatant in Episode 11.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kozue's glasses are part of her ''soul''. No, really.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Mikaze's boss and Fumiaki's landlady (sisters).
* MiniDressOfPower: Maya
* MilesGloriosus: Fumiaki. [[spoiler: In Episode 4, he actually comes straight with Maya about how he really came back to the past: kicking and screaming.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Chihiro was outed early to the audience, but we still don't know which [[NebulousEvilOrganization she works for]]. That is, until she turns out to the be the...]]
** [[spoiler:ReverseMole]].
* [[BatOutOfHell Moth Out of Hell]]: With GlowingEyesOfDoom.[[spoiler: The "tengu" everyone talked about since Ep. 1. It has [[AirborneMook friends]].]]
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Maya, more often than not.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Maya's blue eyes aside, averted along with her sister trope OnlySixFaces. There's a lot of work put on faces and facial expression.
* MundaneUtility: You can use timeline predictors disguised as cellphones as ... cellphones.
* NailEm: [[spoiler: Ami's dad opts for a nail gun to fight the chupacabras.]]
* NakedFirstImpression: Though the light covers it for the audience, Maya gets a good look at Fumiaki's junk when he lands.
** Oh, the fans [[FanDisservice get a decent look, too]], depending on how much you're paying attention.
* NakedOnArrival: Fumiaki
* NearDeathExperience: Kozue willingly goes into one, ending up in a very Seussian afterlife. [[spoiler:And gets stuck... kinda]]
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: In fact, doing so [[spoiler:is what caused the apocalypse.]]
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Fumiaki has made it very clear he doesn't like Chihiro's constant advances.
** That seems to be more because he used his phone to find out what would happen if he did go out with her.
*** Which makes one wonder why he [[FridgeLogic didn't also do the same thing with Mikaze]] at some point early on as well. He was clearly interested in her.
* NonActionGuy: Fumiaki. Of the [[CowardlySidekick lying cowards]] sort. Most of the time.
* [[NotHimself Not Herself]]: [[spoiler: Kozue acted this way when she first awakened from her near-death experience, but everyone found out pretty quickly why.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Chihiro used her magic to make it appear as if Maya died to throw Mikaze off her trail. And as it turns out, ''she did the exact same thing to Maya's father.'']]
* NuclearOption: Because the GodzillaThreshold will be crossed.
* {{Odango}}: Chihiro's hairstyle.
* [[OffhandBackhand Offhand Backshot]]: [[spoiler: Maya gets one of these off with her crossbow right after rescuing Ami from the mini-chupacabras.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: When the chupacabra bites Ami, its fangs probably would have hit some internal organs and did some serious damage, but it only knocks Ami out, apparently from some narcotic poison.]]
* OrpheanRescueMission
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Every episode ends with "This program is a work of fiction. Departed spirits, psychic abilities, [=UMAs=], etc. do not exist. Unless you believe in them..."
* OutOfClothesExperience: Fumiaki's.
* PapaWolf: Ami's dad.
* ParentalAbandonment: Two examples:
** One with Maya, who felt her father was ignoring her and was focused solely on occult stuff, which caused her to resent it as she grew older.
** Another is with Akari, a little girl who [[spoiler: died of hypothermia waiting for Santa to show up during one Christmas Eve. Since her parents got divorced and the father was working, he was unable to watch over her, and grew to regret his decision to work that night and not check up on her. Recreating the scene however and have him come home that night allows Akari to pass on.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Maya
* PersonalSeals: As principal, Maya uses the school's seal on various bits of paperwork. In one episode, Fumiaki files a request to allow Mikaze's shop to sell bread at the school, which Maya refuses to stamp. She throws the seal at him hard enough to leave a mark on his forehead and enough ink to be transferred to the paper.
* PhonyPsychic: Guess who. [[spoiler: Fumiaki]].
** Though, it should be noted he wasn't always that way.
* ThePowerOfRock: [[spoiler:Mothmen are easily overpowered by JK's keyboard.]]
* ProductPlacement: The computers the scientists are using in the future are Vaios.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: [[OnTheNext Previews for the next episode]] fittingly use the first movement of Beethoven's "Waldstein" piano sonata.
* PsychicPowers: Fumiaki was a spoon-bender, which is shown by his younger self on TV. Although he somehow lost them by adulthood.
** Number Five was a pyrokinetic, and JK's dowsing works.
* RealPlaceBackground: The series takes place in Matsushiro, a town near the city of Nagano in Japan's Nagano prefecture, and many local landmarks are clearly recognizable. This includes the hill on which Waldstein Academy resides, Minakami-yama, which some believe to be a pyramid.
** The bunker shown in Episode 3 is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsushiro_Underground_Imperial_Headquarters Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Subverted because Ami gives Fumiaki one in a very casual manner and didnít thought about its significance, but Fumiaki took it seriously enough.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Chihiro]]
* RobeAndWizardHat: [[spoiler:Chihiro's white mage outfit complete with a SimpleStaff.]]
* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler: Mikaze, though it's not apparent till late in the series.]]
* RunningGag: [[DroppedGlasses "My glasses... My glasses..."]]
* ScoobyDooHoax: [[spoiler:Ami's father puts up an elaborate one, though his intentions are mostly kind-hearted.]]
* ScrewDestiny: Fumiaki's raison d'etre. [[spoiler: Though it sort of becomes Maya's, too, when she decides to help him find the key. In the end, Fumiaki actually does it and stops the bad future from happening.]]
* SelfServingMemory: We find out that [[spoiler: Fumiaki used this to try to make a good impression on Maya about how he came to the past. He's actually a [[strike:nearly]] totally useless coward.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong
* ScaryShinyGlasses: [[spoiler: Fumiaki's landlandy and the diner owner have these in episode 12.]]
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Fumiaki is a master of this.
* ShesGotLegs: Maya.
* ShoutOut: The time machine used to send Fumiaki to the past has been used before for [[TheFly teleportation]].
** Maya nicknames JK ''[[PorcoRosso Kurenai no Buta]]''. He likes it.
** The students' song about Chihiro's hairstyle is a reference to a song and animation featured on ''Okaa-san to Issho'' (''Together with Mother'', think Japan's SesameStreet).
** [[{{Meganekko}} Kozue]] [[ScoobyDoo loses her glasses fairly often]] leading to hilarious situations or even driving the plot.
** ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' is Kozue's spiritual guide.
** The name 'JK' could be a reference to the author of Literature/HarryPotter, J.K. Rowling.
** Possibly one went out to HotFuzz with the [[spoiler: cult scene.]]
** They both probably derive from something else, but the original promotion poster of the series looks oddly similar to a [[http://images.wikia.com/gintama/images/8/8c/Dvd-season02v05.jpg Gintama DVD cover]], and the characters have suspiciously similar personality traits.
* ShowerScene: Maya in the second episode. She then goes on to spend the next few minutes in a towel.
* SmashCut: Used to confusing effect in Episode 11 when the scene goes from [[spoiler: Mikaze and Fumiaki at his apartment to the pair at Mikaze's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything KKK ral--er, cult meeting.]]]]
* SpiritWorld: [[spoiler: The Afterlife is a very personal thing]].
* SpitTrailKiss: Mikaze does not let up on the tongue [[spoiler:while leading on Fumiaki to kill Maya.]]
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:While there's no doubt offing Mikaze was for the betterment of the world, she isn't the Key. Fumiaki being sent back to prevent the alien invasion was the catalyst for said invasion.]]
* StageMom: [[spoiler:Fumiaki's mother, who exploited his spoon bending at the expense of everything else.]]
* SuperEmpowering: [[spoiler:Fumiaki actually ''takes'' his powers from his younger self.]]
* SupernaturalPhone: The cell phone Maya swipes, from Fumiaki, has the ability to identify the [[ArtifactOfDoom "Nostradamus Key"]] with its camera function. Said artifact [[spoiler: will trigger an alien invasion that results in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Maya.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: The OP plays when [[spoiler:Fumiaki defeats the aliens and saves the world.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Subverted with JK and Smile.
* TimeTravel: Despite seeming like a major theme, it only only plays a pivotal role in the beginning, and at the end.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Don't think too hard about the ending. What was that mantra like...
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Averted. The series is set Nagano Prefecture which is well west of Tokyo.
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror: Fumiaki ''is'' Nostradamus's Key!]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ami and Maya as kids.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Fumiaki took one near the tail-end of the final episode when the aliens started to invade Earth, resulting in him changing from a [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap slightly redeemed protagonist]] to a [[BigDamnHeroes big damn hero]].]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: JK loves pudding.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler: The preview for episode 11 shows something freaking surprising - [[OurHeroIsDead Maya's apparent death.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Of course, it was faked. NeverTrustATrailer]]
* TripodTerror: The aliens in TheFuture.
* TrueCompanions: Even without Maya, Team Occult Academy (Ami, Kozue, Smile, JK and maybe Fumiaki) agrees to stick together and not let the world end.
* {{Tsundere}}: Fumiaki calls Maya one, though she counters that the term itself didn't really exist in 1999. Doesn't help her case though.
** Can be applied to her reactions towards the occult: "I-It's not that I like the occult now, okay?"
** Her ''dere'' side shows more and more, being in full blast by the end of the series.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler: JK and his kids in 2012, according to Fumiaki's phone.]]
* UpgradeArtifact: [[spoiler: The spoon Fumiaki took from his younger self. Not only did it help him regain his lost psychic powers, but it took them UpToEleven.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Mikaze at the end. Its starts off rather subtle as she blasts Fumiaki with spells. But he just keeps getting up, she then realizes that the sealing spells is taking effect and starts getting desperate to stop him. But when its obvious her powers aren't working, she tries to move in for a close assault but its far too late and she barely has time to lose it before Maya and Fumiaki finish the sealing spell and send her packing.]]
* WasItAllALie: [[spoiler: Fumiaki had a moment of realization after Mikaze's reveal/betrayal.]]
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:The mothmen.]]
* [[WeWantOurJerkBack We Want Our Cloudcuckoolander Back]]: Kozue's enthusiasm for the occult may drive Maya up the wall, but once she's turned into a rational, straight-laced model student[[spoiler: due to a temporary CameBackWrong incident]], guess who's trying to get her back to her old self?
* WifeHusbandry: Inverted. [[spoiler:It's pretty strongly implied that Maya eventually marries the young Fumiaki.]]
* WitchHunt: [[spoiler:Mikaze's friends, who look like a black palette swap of the KKK. They say that Maya is a witch and Waldstein is her den of evil. Though considering Mikaze's a witch herself.... That said, they were all BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Episode 11, reporting for duty!]]
* WhiteMagic: [[spoiler:Chihiro.]]
* TheWorldTree: What is apparently one shows up underground.
* WrenchWhack: Smile's weapon of choice.
* XMeetsY: It's been described by some fans as Film/{{Ghostbusters}} meets TheTerminator.
** Or ShakuganNoShana meets ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''.
** As of Episode 11, possibly [[spoiler: ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' meets ''ScoobyDoo''.]]
* YouAreNumberSix - Fumiaki is literally number six. The first five fared poorly...
* {{Youkai}}: Episodes 9 and 10 features a little girl's spirit that turned into a yuki-onna.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler: During the fight against Mikaze, Maya gets a picture of her with the futuristic phone and think she is the Nostradomus Key. Fumaki and she manage to kill her and all seems well...but the future hasn't changed.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: With the focus on legs, especially Maya's, it's hard to miss it.

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