When people watch anime and they see “occult” in the title, they typically think of Japanese ghosts and spirits like what you would see in Mob Psycho 100. However, this anime brings you a whole slew of supernatural beings from all over the world. One of these beings is Huehuecóyotl, an Aztec god of chaos. The animation isn’t over the top and the story will suck you right in with its premise. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin is about a young man named Arata Miyako whose ancestor was Abe no Seimei. Episode one sucks you right in with Arata figuring out the supernatural world and trying to stop what seems to be a war brewing from what’s actually a giant misunderstanding. However, only Arata knows that it’s a misunderstanding because he has a unique ability, called the “Ears of Sand,” to understand and speak to the supernatural beings called “Anothers.”
A new anime for Spring 2019, Mayonaka no Occult Koumin is one to watch as Arata gets put into various situations, both funny and sometimes dangerous ones, and has to use his Ears of Sand to solve cases, forge alliances, and get humans and Anothers to get along. Many viewers have written this off as a mediocre anime filled with pretty boys, so we at Honey’s are here to tell you why you need to watch this!
It Has a Great Flow Between Seriousness and Comedy.
One of the top reasons you need to watch Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin is because of the great job the anime does of floating between comedy and seriousness. The characters have decent backstories, so when you watch them interact and joke with each other, it feels natural for their characters to do so. Arata’s personality slowly shines through as the anime goes on. He’s a likable character and his relationship with Kohaku, the Huehuecóyotl, is always entertaining, if slightly suggestive. Yet, when people start disappearing, or reappearing in some cases, the anime takes on a more serious tone and viewers get sucked back into the occult world.
The Art Is Good.
Another great point about this anime is how nice the art is. That’s not saying anything about the animation, but the art is really well done. It’s at times simply breathtaking. The first episode with the fairies and all the Anothers seemingly coming to life right in front of Arata was quite touching and beautiful to watch. Of course, not all episodes can include such wonderful scenes, but there are plenty of gems like that all throughout the anime.
There Are Lots of Handsome Guys.
Did we mention that not only the art is good, but the characters themselves look good, too? No? Well, you’ve got a whole bunch of sexy guys running around doing supernatural things in Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin. Fujoshi and fudanshi will absolutely love watching this anime just for the characters alone, but be sure to watch all the way to the end of the story, too!
While Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s an interesting take on the Abe no Seimei reincarnation storyline. It’s topped off with comedy, hot guys, and lots of supernatural happenings going on. Viewers looking for something that’s nice to look at, not too serious, and interesting, then Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin should definitely be on your “must watch” list! There’s not much else like this on the spring 2019 anime lineup, so you better watch it now before you miss it!
If you are watching Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin, how’re you liking it so far? Are there any standout highlights you’d like to mention to entice people to give it a chance? If you gave it a chance but stopped, did we convince you to give it another go? Let us know in the comments about where you stand on watching this supernatural anime, Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin!