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Light Novel 'Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?' Gets Anime Adaptation for Summer 2014 [Update 3/23]

by tsubasalover
Feb 26, 2014 10:52 PM | 82 Comments
According to its official site, an anime adaptation of light novel Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? by Takehaya has been announced for broadcast in Summer 2014. More information will be posted on Twitter and announced during Anime Japan 2014 on March 23, 2014.

Synopsis:
When he enters high-school, Koutarou Satomi begins living alone in a 6-tatami apartment for 5000 yen per month. After moving in, he realizes there are cute girls that claim to live in room 106 of "Corona-sou" who call themselves a ghost, a person living in the underworld, a person living in space, a magical girl, etc. The war begins.

ED: petit milady

Cast: Yuuichi Nakamura, Aoi Yuuki, Ayana Taketatsu, Eri Suzuki, Harumasa Oomori, Masumi Tazawa, Maria Naganawa

Twitter: @anime_6joma

Source: Official site


Update March 23
Staff and detailed cast announced.

Staff
Director: Shin Oonuma
Series Supervision: Takehaya
Series Composition: Shougo Yasukawa
Character Design, Chief Animator: Hideki Furukawa
Music: Ryosuke Nakanishi
Producer: Genco
Studio: Silver Link

Cast
Koutarou Satomi: Yuuichi Nakamura
Sanae Higashihongan: Eri Suzuki
Yurika Nijino: Harumasa Oomori
Kurano Kiriha: Masumi Tazawa
Theiamillia Gre Fortorthe: Masumi Tazawa
Karama: Ayana Taketatsu
Komara: Aoi Yuuki
Kenji Matsudaira: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAo-qht6wXY

Source: Yaraon, under the section of this scan

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? on MAL

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I will definitely...! - not watch this.

Apr 21, 2014 5:01 PM by iLostReason

Doesn't look like it would be anything interesting. I swear... It's like these novels are not even trying to be different, or are just trying to blend into the background.

Apr 21, 2014 3:21 PM by GodlyKyon

Suzuki Tatsuhisa? I'm in.

And that makes four (three technically; Kuroshitsuji idk if he'll be in it) Tatsun summer roles :D

Apr 19, 2014 12:25 PM by Mayuka

News Update
Staff and detailed cast announced.

Staff
Director: Shin Oonuma
Series Supervision: Takehaya
Series Composition: Shougo Yasukawa
Character Design, Chief Animator: Hideki Furukawa
Music: Ryosuke Nakanishi
Producer: Genco
Studio: Silver Link

Cast
Koutarou Satomi: Yuuichi Nakamura
Sanae Higashihongan: Eri Suzuki
Yurika Nijino: Harumasa Oomori
Kurano Kiriha: Masumi Tazawa
Theiamillia Gre Fortorthe: Masumi Tazawa
Karama: Ayana Taketatsu
Komara: Aoi Yuuki
Kenji Matsudaira: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAo-qht6wXY

Source: Yaraon, under the section of this scan

Mar 22, 2014 3:11 PM by tsubasalover

Looking forward to not watching this.

Mar 10, 2014 11:13 AM by Red_Keys

This Anime:

"Due to young Koutarou's financial circumstances, he is forced to live in a small rokujouma (6-tatami apartment) on a budget of 5000 yen a month. On the plus side, he lives rent-free, but on the minus side, that's because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. The ghost is a cute young girl, and hijinks ensue when she tries to drive him out. Between the haunting, Koutarou's nosy neighbors, and a self-styled magical girl flying to the unneeded rescue, there's way too much for the impoverished young man to handle."

Is This A Zombie?:

"Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy. One day he is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive the masou-shoujo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-masou-shoujo system "Megalo" in her place."

Of course now I HAVE to watch this show, just to see how similar it is to Is This A Zombie?

Mar 10, 2014 11:04 AM by opondica

FireHeart said:
Looks like a nice harem. I will probably check it out to see if it's any good.



Sounds hilarious. He gonna get sum ghost pussy...isn't that the equivalent of fucking the air around you?.

Mar 1, 2014 11:38 PM by 1L0can0

rederoin said:
Its ironic that the people who complain about the community are the same ones who do what you said.


Because they aren't aware that they ironically represent the majority of the Western community.

Mar 1, 2014 3:14 PM by dratlam

Will try it out, just like I do with every series. Just to discuss it/to know why its selling good/badly.

tsudecimo said:
Constant moaning and bitching in news thread, talking crap about stuff that you didn't even watch and a general sense of undeserved entitlement. How much worse can this community possibly get?

Disgusting.

Its ironic that the people who complain about the community are the same ones who do what you said.

Feb 28, 2014 2:06 PM by rederoin

Can't wati

Feb 28, 2014 12:23 PM by AnimeFan500

Nidhoeggr said:


And Zaregoto is by Nisio, is there anything by him that didn't sell well?


I don't know how much Katanagatari sold.

Feb 28, 2014 9:20 AM by phoenixalia

Saiunkoku Monogatari looks fairly interesting, I will give it a shot.
And yes, as I elaborated earlier these LN adaptions are indeed the safest bet to make in the current the industry is in.

And Zaregoto is by Nisio, is there anything by him that didn't sell well?

Feb 28, 2014 8:46 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:


I already heard people saying that the first six volumes are supposed to be rather weak.
Sounds apologetic to me, but whatever. If I watch it I'll make sure to lower my expectations according to their judgement. However, these days I hardly have expectations for these type of LN anymore. A shame, I've been asking myself why so many LN that have a good reputation like Zaregoto never get an adaption lately.


With harem anime, I always wait for a PV to determine whether I'll watch it or not. If it's not a busy season, I'll probably try one even if the PVs don't impress me. If it's a busy season, I'll skip it. It's as simple as that. I could whine about it if I wanted but what use would it be if I did? Japan is probably going to keep making these for the next five years at at least. If people want to enjoy them, let them enjoy them since obviously they are the targeted audience.

I looked up Zaregoto on MAL and it does look really interesting and the art style looks unique. I'll answer your question as in why something like Zaregoto doesn't get an anime. Because, as much as it pains me to say it, no body will buy it. It just doesn't cater to the disc buying otaku in Japan. Matter over. There's nothing we can do about it.

For example. Kamisama Hajimemashita, which Funimation themselves said was the most popular Fall 2012 streaming anime for them, loved by loads of people, shoujo fans and non-shoujo fans sold poorly in Japan. Lots of people in Japan liked it, but not enough liked it enough to buy it. This will probably happen to Noragami(airing this season, loved by loads of people here, including myself) as well. There's nothing we can do about it. No matter how much we love something, if it's not popular in Japan, that's the end.

Now, I'll derail the topic somewhat, please bear with me. I won't do it again.

Nidhoeggr, have you watched Saiunkoku Monogatari? It was a LN aimed at females which got an anime. It was extremely good. It was a reverse harem but believe me, nothing like the otome anime we have recently. Yet, it sold as much as or less than these otome anime which anyone can tell are inferior. There's nothing I can do about it.

For the last two to three years I've been hoping ad praying for another LN aimed at females to get animated but I've gotten nothing. It's not like they sell badly. Not as much as male oriented LN but they still sell. People just don't want to take a risk with them because they think it'll be a flop.

After the three shoujo anime in 2012 failed horribly, I thought we'd never see them again. But here we have SoreSekai and Ao Haru Ride coming up. I can only hope and pray again, that they don't flop in Japan, but if they do, again, there's nothing I can do about it.

I'll stop now. I'm sorry mods.

Feb 28, 2014 8:34 AM by phoenixalia

tsudecimo said:
Constant moaning and bitching in news thread, talking crap about stuff that you didn't even watch and a general sense of undeserved entitlement. How much worse can this community possibly get?

Disgusting.


Amen, brother.

Save the psychotic rants for the summer, kiddies.

Feb 28, 2014 8:18 AM by dratlam

There are a lot of good novels published in the format, but most of the ones I like are from another time period (like Baccano).
I'd like to blame Haruhi for popularizing this specific kind of subgenre in LNs, but that would be too simple. It's probably just the cheapest and most secure way to guarantee sales in an economic crisis.

Feb 28, 2014 7:23 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:
GuiltyKing said:
Oh please let this thread be open once the show starts airing, so all those defenders can realize it themselves and shut the fuck up.


I already heard people saying that the first six volumes are supposed to be rather weak.
Sounds apologetic to me, but whatever. If I watch it I'll make sure to lower my expectations according to their judgement. However, these days I hardly have expectations for these type of LN anymore. A shame, I've been asking myself why so many LN that have a good reputation like Zaregoto never get an adaption lately.

Good thing it's only the first six. It's not like a story's first volume is important or anything.

I commend your perseverance. In my case I'd rather shoot myself than sit through one more of those atrocious adaptions. I do keep my eyes open though once I see the words 'light novel' and 'anime adaption' due to the greatness that is F/Z. There have to be good shows out there and once in a while a studio does remember to produce quality work.

Feb 28, 2014 6:58 AM by Rachmaninow

GuiltyKing said:
Oh please let this thread be open once the show starts airing, so all those defenders can realize it themselves and shut the fuck up.


I already heard people saying that the first six volumes are supposed to be rather weak.
Sounds apologetic to me, but whatever. If I watch it I'll make sure to lower my expectations according to their judgement. However, these days I hardly have expectations for these type of LN anymore. A shame, I've been asking myself why so many LN that have a good reputation like Zaregoto never get an adaption lately.

Feb 28, 2014 6:39 AM by Nidhoeggr

GuiltyKing said:
Oh please let this thread be open once the show starts airing, so all those defenders can realize it themselves and shut the fuck up.


Let me correct that for you.

Oh please let this thread be open once the show starts airing, so all those haters can realize it themselves and shut the fuck up.

Feb 28, 2014 6:33 AM by Tengai

Oh please let this thread be open once the show starts airing, so all those defenders can realize it themselves and shut the fuck up.

Feb 28, 2014 6:29 AM by Rachmaninow

Nidhoeggr said:
Amiluhur said:
This looks positively awful. Only in Light Novel adaptations do you consistently see premise as shamelessly preposterous and self masturbatory as this one.

Pass


This.

Chuunishit, normal highschool MC, meh fantasy allusions thrown in.
Do we also get a childhood friend, a European beauty and an ojou-sama later on?

Feb 28, 2014 4:50 AM by Unchou

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