Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? Comedy Light Novels Get TV Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The AnimeJapan 2014 event updated its page for "RGB Stage" events on Thursday, and revealed that Takehaya's Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!? (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) light novel series is getting a television anime this summer.
The "apartment comedy" centers around Kōtarō Satomi, a boy who started to live by himself to attend a high school. He fortunately discovered a very cheap, tiny (six-mat or rokujyōma) room for 5,000 yen (about US$50) a month, and began his new life there. However, when he moved into that room "1X6" in the Korona complex, some unexpected "roommates" began appearing one by one:
the ghost Sanae Higashihongan
the magical girl Yurika Nijino
the underground dweller Kiriha Kurano
the space alien Theiamillia Gre Fortorthe
Theia's attendant Ruthkhania "Ruth" Nye Pardomshiha
Kōtarō's bizarre communal life has begun, and "this six-mat room is a battlefield!?"
The anime's voice cast includes Yūichi Nakamura, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aoi Yūki, Ayana Taketatsu, Eri Suzuki, Harumasa Ōmori, Masumi Tazawa, and Maria Naganawa. Yūki and Taketatsu's musical unit Petit milady is contributing their third single as the anime's ending theme song.
Takehaya launched the light novel series with illustrations by Poco in 2009, and Hobby Japan published the 14th volume last August. Tomosane Ariike started a manga adaptation on Hobby Japan's Comic Dangan website last December. The light novels already inspired an original promotional movie with some animated footage by director Shinichi Watanabe and Silverlink in 2010.
The official website for the light novel series has been teasing a "special project." AnimeJapan 2014 will host a special event for the television anime on its Blue Stage in Tokyo Big Sight on March 23 at 1:40 p.m.
Images © Takehaya, Hobby Japan/Korona-sō Kanri Kumiai