Madman Entertainment's "Twelve Announcements of Christmas" Day Two - Outbreak Company
posted on by Jon Hayward
The announcement was made on Madman's facebook page and will be streamed on Madman's Screening Room 'soon' and released to home video in late 2014, no further details are available.
Shinichi Kanou is an experienced otaku, growing up with his light novelist father and erotic game artist mother he has knowledge and insights into moe that his peers can only dream of. But Shinichi just isn't as creative as his parents, leading him to drop out of high school and become a NEET (not in education, employment, or training) so Shinichi becomes excited when he is offered a job. However he meets his employers only to be knocked out and whisked away to a parallel world where the fantasy is reality.
Now Shinichi finds out that he is a ambassador to the Holy Eldant Kingdom and he must work to improve Japan's relations with the kingdom by establishing a company to sell Japan and it's culture to their new neighbors. Easier said than done when the world is filled with elves and dragons, but he soon becomes friends with half-elf maid girl Myuseru (Suzuko Mimori) and the beautiful young empress Petralka Anne Eldant III (Mai Fuchigami) and is forced to deal with threats of war and invasion against the kingdom.
Outbreak Company is based on Ichirō Sakaki live novel series Autobureiku Kanpanī: Moeru Shinryakusha, the series has seven volumes published by Kodansha's Kondansha Ranobe Bunko label with illustrations by Yūgen. Sakaki's writings already spawned several other anime such as Polyphonica, Scrapped Princess, and Strait Jacket. The series has also spawned a manga adaptation by Kiri Kajiya in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine from November 2012.
This 12 episode anime adaptation is directed by Kei Oikawa (Minami-ke: Okaeri) at 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 wrote and composed the opening theme "Yunibā Page" which is sung by Mimori. Fuchigami sings the series' ending theme "Watashi no Hōsekibako."
If you would like to read ANN's impression of the first six episodes you can do so here.