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'Outbreak Company' Fantasy Light Novels Get TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Scrapped Princess/Polyphonica's Sakaki writes about otaku sent as an evangelist to parallel world

The light novel announcements page in this year's combined 21st/22nd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ichiro Sakaki's Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinryakusha light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation. Sakaki's writings already spawned several other anime such as Polyphonica, Scrapped Princess, and Strait Jacket.

Outbreak Company's story centers around Shinichi Kano, a "thoroughbred class" otaku with a light novelist father and an erotic game artist mother. He has no special talents except for his vast knowledge, opinions, and insight on moe.

Despite this, the Japanese government assigns Shinichi as a "moe" evangelist to the Holy Eldant Empire, a parallel world with an entrance through a thick forest of trees in the Mount Fuji area. In this fantasy world where dragons soar the skies, Shinichi forms a deep friendship with the half-elf maid girl Myuseru and the beautiful young empress Petralka. Even as he deals with the threats of war between different factions, he worries that he himself is an invader (shinryakusha) to this wondrous land.

Sakaki launched the light novel series with illustrations by Yuugen in 2011, and Kodansha will publish the sixth volume on May 2. Kiri Kajiya began drawing a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine last November.

[Via Otakuma Keizai Shimbun, 0takomu]

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