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Outbreak Company Anime's 2nd Promo Previews Suzuko Mimori's Opening Theme

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Natsuki Hanae stars in NEET fantasy anime premiering on October 3

Niconico streamed the second promotional video for the upcoming anime Outbreak Company during a livestream news event for the anime last Tuesday. Voice actresses Suzuko Mimori and Mai Fuchigami presented the video, which previews Mimori's opening theme song "Yunibā Page."

Outbreak Company's story centers around Shinichi Kano (Natsuki Hanae), a "thoroughbred class" otaku with a light novelist father and an erotic game artist mother. The NEET (not in education, employment, or training) high school dropout 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 Myucel (Suzuko Mimori) and the beautiful young empress Petralka (Mai Fuchigami). Even as he deals with the threats of war between different factions, he worries that he himself is an invader to this wondrous land. Other cast includes Maaya Uchida as minori Koganuma, Sumire Uesaka as Elbia Hanaiman, Keiji Fujiwara as Jinzaburō Matoba, Shinichiro Miki as Garius En Cordbal, and Kazuya Ichijou as Prime Minister Zahaal.

Kei Oikawa (Minami-ke: Okaeri) is directing the series anime studio feel. Naruhisa Arakawa (Kingdom, MAOYU) is supervising the scripts and Takashi Mamezuka (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!) is designing the characters. Shou Watanabe, who has previously worked with ClariS and LiSA, is writing and composing the opening theme. Fuchigami will sing the series' ending theme "Watashi no Hōsekibako."

The series adapts Ichiro Sakaki's light novels of the same name. Sakaki's other writings have spawned several other anime such as Polyphonica, Scrapped Princess, and Strait Jacket.

The series will premiere on TBS on October 3.

Update: Shou Watanabe, not LiSA, is writing and composing the opening theme.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

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