Honestly, Occult Academy is far from intellectual. Though it and Shiki are the two series sharing the horror genre this season, the two are completely different shows. Occult Academy is humorous in a sarcastic way and it certainly doesn't take itself seriously. It's going for a fun, entertaining tale with a unique spin on Nostradamus' crazy prophesies, and so far it really delivers.
The characters are a lot of fun to watch, and the male lead is really entertaining and interesting. Abe Minoru/#6/Bunmei-kun is particularly interesting because of the way he was portrayed as a clone. There are five other Abe Minorus who seem to have the same looks as our Bunmei does. So why was he a well-known child psychic featured on tv? My theory is there are (or were) 6 different people who all looked the same and because of their similarities they all have psychic powers, too. It's not a well-thought-out theory and it is certainly not sensible, but Occult Academy isn't a sensible show. It throws reason out the window in order to gain an amazing ability to kick ass and take names.
If you aren't impressed by Occult Academy, whether it be in its clever writing, interesting plot, or great visuals (courtesy of the lovely A-1 Pictures), I have to wonder what kind of tastes you have.