Sentai Filmworks Adds Outbreak Company Fantasy Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmwoks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the fantasy anime Outbreak Company. The company will release the series on home video in 2014 after streaming it through "select digital outlets." Crunchyroll began streaming the series on October 6.
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 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 light 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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