Outbreak Company Manga to End
posted on by Emma Hanashiro
Kiri Kajiya's manga adaptation of Ichiro Sakaki's Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinryakusha light novel series ended in 49th issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine on Friday. The manga began serialization last November.
Outbreak Company's story centers around Shinichi Kano, a "thoroughbred class" otaku with a light novelist father and an erotic game artist mother. He 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 and the beautiful young empress Petralka. 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.
Sakaki launched the light novel series with illustrations by Yuugen in 2011. Studio feel. produced the anime adaptation of Outbreak Company in 2013. Kei Oikawa (Minami-ke: Okaeri) directed the series anime. Naruhisa Arakawa (Kingdom, MAOYU) supervised the scripts and Takashi Mamezuka (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!) handled the character design.
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks acquired the anime for home video after streaming it.