Occultic;Nine (オカルティック・ナイン Okarutikku Nain) is a Japanese light novel series written by Chiyomaru Shikura, the creator of Steins;Gate, and illustrated by Pako. The series is licensed in English by J-Novel Club. A manga, illustrated by Ganjii, began serialization in October 2015. An anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired in the Fall 2016 Anime season for 12 episodes, beginning on 9 October and ending 25 December. A visual novel adaptation for the PS4, Vita and Xbox ONE is also in the works, set to be released in Japan on September 28, 2017.
The story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the Kirikiri Basara an occultic aggregator blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yuta 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.
Despite the semicolon in the title and being from the same creators, the series is not part of the Science Adventure Series (SciADV) but is instead part of its own universe (titled the Science Visual Novels Series) with upcoming visual novel Anonymous;Code. The SciADV Series do however exist as their fictional game versions in this universe.
The anime is licensed in America by Aniplex USA and in Australia by Madman Entertainment. Aniplex are releasing the series with an English dub by Bang Zoom! Entertainment in 2 Blu-ray sets, with Volume 1 releasing on September 26th and Volume 2 on December 26, 2017
A blog disproving the supernatural, co-run by NEET teenager Yuta Gamon and his enthusiastic best friend Ryouka Narusawa, becomes the catalyst that would bring together a group of people who supposedly have nothing to do with each other.
These individuals include high school fortune teller Miyuu Aikawa, who joins Yuta to work on the blog; realist Sarai Hashigami, who is stunned when tragedy strikes his family; doujin artist Ririka Nishizono, who has an uncanny ability to predict the future with her art; black magic practitioner and local curse expert Aria Kurenaino and her ghostly friend; Shun Moritsuka, a seemingly childish otaku detective; and reporter Toko Sumikaze.As this unlikely group, bound only by the strings of fate, find their way to each other, they are confronted with murder and other events that are shrouded by the presence of the supernatural. They must band together to solve the mysteries interlacing the city and their lives.