Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? Anime's Ad Introduces Odd Roommates
posted on by Egan Loo
A commercial for the television anime of Takehaya's Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!? (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) light novel series aired on Friday. The ad features the anime's opening theme song, ""Kōkan Win-Win Mujōken" (Good Feeling Win-Win Unconditional) by Heart♡Invader.
In the ad, Kōtarō introduces the premise: his tiny apartment room is suddenly invaded by all sorts of strange "roommates":
The cast also includes:
Ayana Taketatsu as Karama, a haniwa (clay grave figure)
Aoi Yuki as Korama, another haniwa
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 106 in the Korona complex, some unexpected "roommates" began appearing one by one.
Heart♡Invader, a vocal unit with members Nichika Omori, Eri Suzuki, Masumi Tazawa, and Maria Naganawa, will perform the opening theme song titled, "Kōkan Win-Win Mujōken" (Good Feeling Win-Win Unconditional). Yūki and Taketatsu's musical unit Petit milady is contributing their third single, "Ending" as the anime's ending theme song.
Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, ef: a tale of melodies) will direct the anime at animation studio Silver Link (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, Kokoro Connect), and original creator Takehaya will serve as series director. Poko provided the original character designs, and Hideki Furukawa will adapt the character designs for the anime, and will also act as storyboard director. Shogo Yasukawa will handle series composition, Ryosuke Nakanishi will score the soundtrack, and Zero-A will produce the music.
Takehaya launched the light novel series with illustrations by Poco in 2009, and Hobby Japan published the 15th volume in February. 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 Silver Link in 2010.
Images © Takehaya, Hobby Japan/Korona-sō Kanri Kumiai