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Light Novel 'Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha' to get TV Anime Adaptation (Confirmed to Air Fall 2013)

by symbv
Apr 24, 2013 4:43 AM | 106 Comments
According to the latest issue of Shonen Magazin, the light novel "Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha" will get a TV anime series adaptation. The novel is written by Sakaki Ichirou and 5 volumes have been published, with volume 6 coming out on May 2nd. Staff and schedule information are not available yet.

This is the summary of the story:
Having a light novel author father and an eroge illustrator mother, Kanou Shinichi is a thoroughbred otaku. However he does not have any special power except for his broad knowledge, sharp insight, and impeccable instinct about "MOE" and its products, from manga to anime to games to light novel to figures. One day he found himself transported to a fantasy world where elves live and dragons fly. And he is given a task—not to fight monster or embark on a quest, but to enhance cultural exchange by becoming a "moe missionary" in this fantasy world! He meets a palace guard who has a bit of fujoshi taste, a half-elf maid, and the empress who is a little girl. He comes up with the idea of building a school. At first it runs as a comedy but later there are serious matters that Shinichi needs to face: ethnic discrimination, social problems, conflict with neighboring countries, sabotage by opposition elements including Japanese government, etc. Can he overcome the obstacles, successfully bring "moe" culture to the fantasy world, and help the people there as well?

Website of the light novel: http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/previously/list.php/1000005931

Source: Nico News, Scan of Shonen Magazine

Outbreak Company on MAL

Update July 8th

Studio: feel.
Director: Oikawa Kei
Series Composition: Arakawa Naruhisa
Character Design: Mamezuka Naruhisa
Main Animators: Masuda Kuniaki, Shimizu Yumi, Murayama Kousuke, Yamazaki Masakazu
Color Design: Iwaita Hiroshi
Art Director: Ikenoue Yuki
Photography Director: Nakamura Yuuta
Editing: Hiraki Daisuke
Sound Director: Enomoto Takahiro
Music: Inai Keiji
Music Production: Pony Canyon

Anime official website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/obc/

The anime will start to air this October.

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^I thought they were all like that Log Horizon rip.

Sep 23, 2013 12:57 AM by VioLink

^ They are only TV size versions. Don't know why you're posting full on everything when there's only a couple of full things there (most are TV size).

Sep 23, 2013 12:25 AM by llamaben

I'd avoided this after seeing the anime's official art but I'd never expected that sypnosis though. Got me totally hooked. Might try watching this out of curiosity. o,o

Sep 6, 2013 4:57 PM by RedHead_Bride

Oh god, that art is screaming bad ecchi, but the premise is crazy enough to justify giving it a trial run for me

Sep 6, 2013 7:09 AM by RockerXD

I would expect you to just walk away quietly but you seem to feel so bad about it that you have to spew a bunch of negative opinion, which my honest opinion (to quote your favorite words) is that it screams more meh than what little the synopsis of this anime/LN offers (which I am sure shows only a little of what's on offer but you prefer to look at it in your colored glasses which may be just as well because it saves us from further bland attacks coming from you regarding this anime LOL). Anyway since you can only think of either throwing out negative opinion honestly or sarcastically, it just shows how much you feel compelled to throw your negativity around.

Sep 6, 2013 5:28 AM by symbv

*walks in*

Lol what'd you expect me to say then? That's pretty much my honest opinions based on the premise alone, the usual gimmicky stuffs that vast majority of LN adaptations seem to suffer from. Or maybe you want me to call this "Best plot ever" and being sarcastic like some other people in this thread? I'm sorry, but being straightforward and blunt is apparently my thing.

Now, go ahead and attack my opinion with your usual sarcasm. That's what you're very good at

Sep 6, 2013 5:25 AM by Amiluhur

> *walks away*

Has to feel compelled to spew a bunch of bland negative words first and can't walk away quietly, huh?

Sep 6, 2013 4:54 AM by symbv

The premise somehow screams "meh" to me, and looks like it's just going to be another tale about ridiculously cheap excuse for the show's lead to conveniently get girls. But at least i should give it some credit for not using obnoxiously longass title

Definitely won't be watching it.

*walks away*

Sep 6, 2013 4:51 AM by Amiluhur

New key visual:
http://i.minus.com/jh8rKY1i0hBZL.png

PV is out on the official website.

Sep 6, 2013 4:25 AM by MisaoFan

Screenshots of the PV from the official site:

Aug 10, 2013 7:49 AM by HauntingShock

^ Please try not to post 2 posts consecutively in a short time...

GodlyKyon said:
All depends on how its done. If its dne badly.... Its gonna be painfully stupid and unbearable. But if done well, well, one enjoyable Anime. i just hope it doesnt try to make us forget about e inherent ridiculousness of the premise.
Actually I would not mind if it makes us forget about the inherent ridiculousness of the premise. Girls und Panzer is a brilliant example of why making us forget the ridiculousness of the premise is not such a bad thing at all.

Aug 10, 2013 6:23 AM by symbv

All depends on how its done. If its dne badly.... Its gonna be painfully stupid and unbearable. But if done well, well, one enjoyable Anime. i just hope it doesnt try to make us forget about e inherent ridiculousness of the premise.

MisaoFan said:
Full version of the same key visual:



Artwork looks okay to me aside from the heroine's triangular face (still better than Aku no Hana), I wonder what's wrong in it? Other than that, I hope the animation from the trailer will do justice once it releases. Also, the main cast will be announced for Saturday.

Another European fantasy show?

The faces look like they were badly chiseled out from a rock or something, the eyes also look unfocused, if THIS was the cover art, I'm scared of whats to come.

Mod Edit: Merged posts. Please do not double post.

Aug 10, 2013 6:19 AM by GodlyKyon

Fuchigami Mai is getting more roles these days. There is Arpeggio of Blue Steel recently announced and now this, also a main role. Recently I watched her riding a tank together with a bunch of GirlPan fans in a Self Defense Force base in Hokkaido. Amazing.

Aug 10, 2013 5:58 AM by symbv

Here's the cast according to the anime's official Twitter account:

Shinichiro Kanou: Natsuki Hanae
Myusel: Suzuko Mimori
Petrarca: Mai Fuchigami
Minori Koganuma (police officer): Maya Uchida
Elfia: Sumire Uesaka

Opening theme is "Universality Page" by Suzuko Mimori while the ending theme is "Watashi no Hoseki-bako" by Mai Fuchigami.

Aug 10, 2013 1:08 AM by MisaoFan

MisaoFan said:
Full version of the same key visual:



Artwork looks okay to me aside from the heroine's triangular face (still better than Aku no Hana), I wonder what's wrong in it? Other than that, I hope the animation from the trailer will do justice once it releases. Also, the main cast will be announced for Saturday.


I agree and yeah those triangular faces sticks out as painfully average, but at least I can look at this with a straight face unlike Aku no Hana.

Can't wait for the voice cast announcement.

Aug 8, 2013 12:31 PM by Hoppy

Full version of the same key visual:



Artwork looks okay to me aside from the heroine's triangular face (still better than Aku no Hana), I wonder what's wrong in it? Other than that, I hope the animation from the trailer will do justice once it releases. Also, the main cast will be announced for Saturday.

Aug 8, 2013 12:24 PM by MisaoFan

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^ I hope the key visual was done in a rush and the anime will be different...

=> +1

Aug 7, 2013 8:44 AM by IzayoiSk

HauntingShock said:
I hope it's fanart... I hope it's fanart... (or atleast FUNart) *crosses fingers*


It's not fanart sad to say, and it's rushed to the point of being so average it sucks.

Aug 7, 2013 8:27 AM by Hoppy

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