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Crunchyroll to Stream Fantasy Anime Outbreak Company

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Story by Scrapped Princess creator Ichiro Sakaki to stream in N. America on October 6

Video service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the fantasy anime Outbreak Company . The streaming will be available in North America starting on October 6 at 1:00 a.m. EDT.

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 Myuseru (Suzuko Mimori) and the beautiful young empress Petralka Anne Eldant III (Mai Fuchigami). 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.

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.

Ichiro Sakaki wrote the live novel series that inspired the anime. Sakaki's writings already spawned several other anime such as Polyphonica, Scrapped Princess, and Strait Jacket.

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