Liked Occultic;Nine? Watch Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan, 2019 - Ongoing
Grace Fields is an orphanage that is surrounded on all sides by beautiful lands and a wonderful forest. The orphans within the house all live happy lives while under the careful watch of Mother Isabella who seems to be the perfect mom. Ray, Emma and Norman are three children who one night learn that no matter how beautiful the home might be…there’s a darkness to their lives that the children are unaware of. Now the three orphans must figure out a way to escape their “home” and find a new home. These orphans as you’ll learn all leave by a specific age but its not because they have found new homes…but because something wants them at a specific age…
Major Similarities Between Occultic;Nine and Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)
1. Dark Stories
We won’t go into spoiler territory folks, but we can say this much: Both Occultic;Nine and Yakusoku no Neverland have stories that don’t match their silly beginnings. Yakusoku no Neverland by episode two will show you a theme of pure terror just like Occultic;Nine does by its first episode end. If you want to be genuinely horrified and loved the dark themes set in Occultic;Nine, then you’re going to absolutely love Yakusoku no Neverland!
2. The Cast of Characters
As strange as Occultic;Nine is and was, we can’t deny that the characters made that series so much more enjoyable. Each character felt very realistic despite their sometimes absurd character plotlines and arcs. Yakusoku no Neverland follows that trend with a unique cast of children who all truly immerse you in its story. You’ll want Emma to make a perfect escape with her goals in mind and you’re going to want to punch Ray too for the mistake he makes in the series. Yakusoku no Neverland and Occultic;Nine might be quite different in their settings, but there’s a reason why both are classified as supernatural thrillers.
Liked Occultic;Nine? Watch Boogiepop wa Warawanai (Boogiepop and Others)!
- Episodes: 18
- Aired: Jan, 2019 - Ongoing
The Shinigami known as Boogiepop has been rumored to be many things. A being that kills off girls before their beauty gets too much and a supernatural threat to anyone who does wrong. However, many don’t realize that Boogiepop isn’t a killer but a savior summoned when the time appears. Under the guise of Touka Miyashita, Boogiepop laid dormant and the young girl’s life was normal by every definition of the word. When a series of disappearance occur at Touka’s school, Boogiepop awakens and is ready to face a threat looming in the school’s darkest recesses.
Major Similarities Between Occultic;Nine and Boogiepop wa Warawanai (Boogiepop and Others)
1. Mystery at its finest
Occultic;Nine did one thing right that almost everyone could agree on and that is its amazing mystery embed in the series. Boogiepop wa Warawanai matches that mystery element with a truly engaging narrative that makes your detective hat come on with each episode. You’ll have to pay close attention to what lies and truths exist in Boogiepop wa Warawanai to really understand its strange and sometimes convoluted plot. Yet, the payoff is all too sweet and makes Boogiepop wa Warawanai just as wowing as Occultic;Nine.
2. Wonderful animation
Boogiepop wa Warawanai and Occultic;Nine are downright gorgeous in terms of animation. Both series rely on unconventional animation styles that make each episode feel truly unique from the usual shows that air season to season. Boogiepop wa Warawanai does take some getting used to though. However, once you do dive in, you’ll realize it’s a truly awesome art/anime style. Occultic;Nine was the same even if some of the characters were a bit strange in appearance.