Occultic;Nine (Japanese: オカルティック・ナイン Hepburn: Okarutikku Nain) is a Japanese light novel series written by Chiyomaru Shikura, the creator of Steins;Gate. 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 between 9 October 2016 and 25 December 2016.
The story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the “Choujou Kagaku Kirikiri Basara” occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yuuta 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.
Yūta Gamon (我聞 悠太 Gamon Yūta)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese); Erik Kimerer (English)
A high school boy and self-described NEET who runs the blog “Kiri Kiri Basara,” which aggregates news and discussion of the occult, with hopes of driving enough traffic to his site that he can live off the money from affiliate clickthroughs. He ends up attracting a strange crew of characters around him.
Ryoka Narusawa (成沢 稜歌 Narusawa Ryōka)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese); Faye Mata (English)
An energetic spirit guide with enormous breasts who is Yuta’s best friend. Calls herself “Ryo-tas”, and Yuta “Gamotan”. She wields an electric stun-gun shaped like an old-fashioned raygun which is dubbed the “Poya-gun” according to Yuta.
Sarai Hashigami (橋上 サライ Hashigami Sarai)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Robbie Daymond (English)
A ultra-realist first-year university student, in contrast to his father who is a widely-known professor who specializes in paranormal phenomena.
Miyū Aikawa (相川 実優羽 Aikawa Miyū)
Voiced by: Hitomi Yoshida (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)
A popular fortune teller and first-year high school student with her own fanclub at school. She has recently decided to get close to Yuta, joining him and Ryoka to contribute to his blog. They all live in Kichijōji and go to the same school.
Tōko Sumikaze (澄風 桐子 Sumikaze Tōko)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)
A reporter for the occult magazine Mumū.
Aria Kurenaino (紅ノ 亞里亞 Kurenaino Aria)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Cristina Vee (English)
A black magic proxy who is said to place curses on others, provided she has a sample of the victim’s hair and information. She runs her shop in Hamonika-Yokochō (harmonica alley) near Kichijōji Station. Her real name is Ria Minase. Her brother Takaharu died while donating a kidney for her. She was unable to accept the loss and stole her brother’s corpse and lived with it for a year, believing that he was still alive with her.
Kiryū Kusakabe (日下部 吉柳 Kusakabe Kiryū)
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama (Japanese); Greg Chun (English)
A mysterious individual. Aria thinks he is her ‘devil.’ Claims to have died many times, and appears to be a ghost currently.
Ririka Nishizono (西園 梨々花 Nishizono Ririka)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (English)
A dōjin manga creator with the ability to predict the future. She goes to the same university as Sarai’s.
Shun Moritsuka (森塚 駿 Moritsuka Shun)
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese); Max Mittelman (English)
A cosplayer and otaku detective. He is small and looks like a child, but he is 26 years old.