The official website of Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;GateRobotics;Notes) and pako’s Occultic;Nine light novel series has revealed that the anime’s first two episodes are no longer available due to a decision by the production committee. This has also affected all official streaming services.

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While no reason has been given so far, but the website notes that the episodes will be back at a later date and apologises for the inconvenience. Episode 3 of the anime will still air as scheduled.

The first details about the Blu-ray and DVD volumes of the Occultic;Nine anime were revealed recently. There will be a total of 6 volumes, with each volume containing 2 episodes each, and the last volume containing episodes 11 and 12. The release date of the volumes are:

  • Volume 1: December 7th, 2016
  • Volume 2: January 11th, 2017
  • Volume 3: Feburary 8th, 2017
  • Volume 4: March 1stm 2017
  • Volume 5: April 5th, 2017
  • Volume 6: May 3rd, 2017

The Blu-ray volumes will retail for ¥7,000 ($67.80 USD) and the DVD volumes will sell for ¥6,00 ($58.10 USD). Early pre-orders of the volumes will receive a small OST, 24 page booklet, two pinups of the end cards to the volume’s respective episodes and audio commentary with the cast and staff.

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The main cast of the anime includes:

  • Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan) will lead as Yuuta Gamonocculticnine-anime-character-designs-yuuta-gamon-01
  • Ayane Sakura (Gasper Vladi from High School DxD New) will voice Ryoka Narusawaocculticnine-anime-character-designs-ryoka-narusawa-01
  • Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara from Nagi no Asukara) as Sarai Hashigamiocculticnine-anime-character-designs-sarai-hashigami-01
  • Hitomi Yoshida (Mimi Tachikawa from Digimon Adventure tri.) is voicing Miyuu Aikawaocculticnine-anime-character-designs-miyuu-aikawa-01
  • Shizuka Itou (Luviagelita Edelfelt in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) is going to voice Touko Sumikazeocculticnine-anime-character-designs-touko-sumikaze-01
  • Miyuki Sawashiro (Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!) voices Aria Kurenainoocculticnine-anime-character-designs-aria-kurenaino-01
  • Kishou Taniyama (Jean Kirstein from Attack on Titan) as Kiryuu Kusakabeocculticnine-anime-character-designs-kiryuu-kusakabe-01
  • Mamiko Noto (Kotomi Ichinose in Clannad) is voicing as Ririka Nishizonoocculticnine-anime-character-designs-ririka-nishizono-01
  • Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail) will voice Shun Moritsukaocculticnine-anime-character-designs-shun-moritsuka-01

The main members of the anime’s production staff were revealed:

Here is the anime’s announcement promotional video:

Occultic;Nine is a light novel series written by Chiyomaru Shikura, head of MAGES the creator of many of 5pb. and Nitroplus’ visual novels (including Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes) with illustrations from Pako. The novels began in late 2014 and a total of 2 volumes have been release. The series is also being adapted into a monthly manga in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine by Ganjii. The first volume of the manga released on the 7th of April this year. A video game adaptation from 5pb. and Nitro+ was announced in mid 2015 – no further information was revealed since its announcement.

Here is the series synopsis from MAL:

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.

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You can visit the anime’s website here: http://occultic-nine.com/
And follow their Twitter: @occultic_nine

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