Cover of Outbreak Company volume 1 featuring Myucel Foaran.
(Autobureiku Kanpanī: Moeru Shinryakusha)
|Written by||Ichirō Sakaki|
|Imprint||Kodansha Ranobe Bunko|
|Original run||December 2, 2011 – August 7, 2017|
|Written by||Ichirō Sakaki|
|Illustrated by||Kiri Kajiya|
|Original run||November 7, 2012 – November 7, 2014|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Kei Oikawa|
|Written by||Naruhisa Arakawa|
|Music by||Keiji Inai|
|Original network||TBS, MBS, CBC, BS-TBS|
|Original run||October 3, 2013 – December 19, 2013|
Outbreak Company, known in Japan as Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha (アウトブレイク・カンパニー 萌える侵略者 Autobureiku Kanpanī: Moeru Shinryakusha, lit. Outbreak Company: The Moe Invader) is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichirō Sakaki, with illustrations by Yūgen. Kodansha published 18 volumes from December 2011 to August 2017. A manga adaptation by Kiri Kajiya was serialized in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine. An anime television series adaptation aired between October and December 2013.
Shin'ichi Kanō is a young secluded otaku who is offered a job thanks to his vast knowledge of anime, manga, and video games. However, just after meeting his new employer, he is kidnapped, awakening in an alternate world with a fantasy setup. Shin'ichi is then informed that he was in fact selected by the Japanese government to help improve his country's relations with this new world by establishing a company to spread the unique products of the Japanese culture to this new, unexplored market.
- Shin'ichi Kanō (加納 慎一 Kanō Shin'ichi)
- Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae, Maaya Uchida (childhood) (Japanese); Tyler Galindo (English)
- Shin'ichi is the protagonist. He decides to look for a job in order to escape the hikikomori lifestyle he had fallen into after entering high school, but as a result he ends up employed in spreading otaku culture for the Holy Eldant Empire. He is a hardcore otaku who is true and honest to his interests.
- Myucel Foaran (ミュセル・フォアラン Myuseru Foaran)
- Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (Japanese); Juliet Simmons (English)
- Myucel is a half-elf who is Shin'ichi's maid in the Holy Eldant Empire. Having no discrimination at her origins, Shin'ichi quickly befriends Myucel and starts teaching her the Japanese language. In response to his kindness, Myucel eventually falls in love with him and becomes his most trusted supporter. Myucel is a powerful mage who was trained in the Eldant military.
- Petralka Anne Eldant III (ペトラルカ・アン・エルダント三世 Petoraruka An Erudanto Sansei)
- Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami (Japanese); Kira Vincent-Davis (English)
- Despite looking like a child, she is about Shin'ichi's age and is the monarch of the Eldant Empire. She takes an interest in Shin'ichi after seeing how casually he speaks with her and starts visiting him on a regular basis to have him read manga for her which in turn causes her to develop deep feelings for him. Petralka usually complains at Myucel out of jealousy due to her closeness with Shin'ichi and asks him to teach her the Japanese language as well.
- Minori Koganuma (古賀沼 美埜里 Koganuma Minori)
- Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese); Genevieve Simmons (English)
- A well-endowed member of the JSDF assigned to help Shin'ichi with his task of spreading the otaku culture in Eldant. Minori is also an otaku but unlike him, she is a fujoshi specialized in boys-love merchandise and usually fantasizes about Shin'ichi with Garius becoming a couple. Minori is an accomplished fighter and is capable of defeating a group of armed vigilantes without the need of a weapon.
- Elbia Hanaiman (エルビア・ハーナイマン Elbia Hānaiman)
- Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese); Sara Ornelas (English)
- A werewolf, who was suspected as a spy from the neighboring Bahailm Kingdom. She develops a crush on Shin'ichi and once attacked him while in heat because of it. She is entrusted as Shin'ichi's personal artist.
- Jinzaburō Matoba (的場 甚三郎 Matoba Jinzaburō)
- Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); Andy McAvin (English)
- The man from the Japanese government who hires Shin'ichi to the task of spreading the Japanese culture in Eldant. However, he only reveals him the true nature of his mission after having him drugged and taken away from Earth.
- Garius En Cordbal (ガリウス・エン・コルドバル Gariusu En Korudobaru)
- Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese); Chris Patton (English)
- Petralka's cousin and a knight. His and Petralka's parents fought for the throne which ended with their mutual deaths, leaving Petralka to become a ruler despite being a child. Thanks to Minori's influence, Garius becomes interested in boys-love manga and apparently he has some interest in Shin'ichi.
Outbreak Company is a light novel series written by Ichiro Sakaki, with illustrations by Yūgen. Kodansha published 18 volumes from December 2, 2011 to August 2, 2017 under their Kodansha Ranobe Bunko imprint. The novels are published in Taiwan by Sharp Point Press. North American online light novel publisher J-Novel Club have licensed the series.
|1||December 2, 2011||ISBN 978-4-06-375203-8|
|2||December 28, 2011||ISBN 978-4-06-375211-3|
|3||May 2, 2012||ISBN 978-4-06-375237-3|
|4||August 31, 2012||ISBN 978-4-06-375255-7|
|5||November 30, 2012||ISBN 978-4-06-375271-7|
|6||May 2, 2013||ISBN 978-4-06-375306-6|
|7||August 30, 2013||ISBN 978-4-06-375323-3|
|8||November 1, 2013||ISBN 978-4-06-375337-0|
|9||February 28, 2014||ISBN 978-4-06-375340-0|
|10||May 5, 2014||ISBN 978-4-06-375359-2|
A manga adaptation, illustrated by Kiri Kajiya, was serialized in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine between November 7, 2012, and November 7, 2014. Kodansha published the series in four tankōbon volumes from September 2, 2013 to January 7, 2015.
|1||September 9, 2013||—|
|2||October 7, 2013||—|
|3||June 6, 2014||—|
|4||January 7, 2015||—|
An anime television series adaptation, produced by Feel and directed by Kei Oikawa, aired from October 3 to December 19, 2013, on TBS and later on MBS, CBC, and BS-TBS. The anime was simulcasted in North America by Crunchyroll. The opening theme is "Univer Page" (ユニバーページ Yunibā Pēji) by Suzuko Mimori and the ending theme is "Watashi no Hōsekibako" (私の宝石箱) by Mai Fuchigami. Sentai Filmworks acquired the anime series for streaming and home video release, later releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD on March 3, 2015.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"I Landed in Another World"|
"Kigatsukeba Isekai" (気が付けば異世界)
|October 3, 2013|
|Shin'ichi Kanō is a secluded otaku who takes an online exam with an offer for a job. After passing the test, Shin'ichi meets his new employer just before he is drugged and taken to the Eldant Empire in another realm with the task of spreading the otaku culture to the locals.|
|2||"I-I'd better watch it..."|
"Moeru Osewagakari" (萌えるお世話係)
|October 10, 2013|
|Shin'ichi's unusual behavior draws the attention of Eldant's ruler, Petralka Anne Eldant III, who starts visiting him regularly. Meanwhile, Shin'ichi keeps teaching the Japanese language to his maid, the half-elf Myucel Foaran which brings forth Petralka's jealousy.|
|3||"Thou Art Invaders"|
"Nanji no Na wa Shinryakusha" (汝の名は侵略者)
|October 17, 2013|
|Thanks to Petralka's support, Shin'ichi establishes a school for the nobles as part of his plan to spread the otaku culture in Eldant. However, a terrorist group opposes his plan and launches an attack that puts him and his friends in danger.|
"Kemono na Supai" (ケモノなスパイ)
|October 24, 2013|
|With Myucel absent to recover from her injuries, Shin'ichi meets Erbia Hanaiman, a werewolf woman from a neighboring kingdom and becomes astonished with her drawings, but when Erbia is imprisoned under suspicions of being a spy, it's up to him to save her from being executed.|
|5||"This Really Is Another World"|
"Hontō ni Betsu no Sekai" (本当に別の世界)
|October 31, 2013|
|Erbia moves to Shin'ichi's manor, but she starts displaying some strange behavior and he starts believing that she is coming after his life, unaware of her real intentions.|
"Sakkā... Sakkā?" (サッカー……サッカー?)
|November 7, 2013|
|To deal with the divide between the elf and dwarf students, Shin'ichi organizes a friendly soccer match between both sides and it does not take long for it to become a vicious battle between them.|
|7||"Maid in Japan"|
"Meido in Japan" (メイド イン ジャパン)
|November 14, 2013|
|Shin'ichi returns briefly to Tokyo to make some shopping just to later find that Myucel had sneaked her way to accompany him and he spends the rest of the day showing her the city.|
|8||"The Melancholy of Her Imperial Majesty"|
"Kōtei Heika no Yūutsu" (皇帝陛下の憂鬱)
|November 21, 2013|
|Fed up with all the responsibilities piled upon her, Petralka shuts herself in her room and refuses to leave. Shin'ichi, who used to live as a shut-in in Japan, decides then to show her the life he used to have, with all the ups and downs that come from it as well.|
|9||"Swimsuit of the Dead"|
"Mizugi no Mokushiroku" (水着の黙示録)
|November 28, 2013|
|When Minori is awarded with some days of vacation, Shin'ichi decides to take the girls to swim at a nearby lake and they have some fun together until they realize that they are being observed by some uninvited guests.|
|10||"Magical Girl Petralka"|
"Mahō Shōjo Petoraruka" (魔法少女ペトラルカ)
|December 5, 2013|
|When footage from the soccer game leak to the internet in Japan, the government's secret operation in Eldant is at risk of being exposed to the world and Shin'ichi comes with a plan to deceive the public opinion by announcing it as part of a fantasy film production in collaboration with the JSDF, inviting Petralka to play the main role.|
|11||"Plot Silent, Plot Deep"|
"Fukaku Shizuka ni Inbō Seyo" (深く静かに陰謀せよ)
|December 12, 2013|
|Shin'ichi's efforts to spread the Otaku culture bear fruit. However, when there is a shortage of products from Japan, leading to various conflicts amongst the people in Eldant, Shin'ichi learns the true intentions of the Japanese government and falls into despair upon it, until Myucel inspires him to come up with a solution.|
|12||"Shoot the Invaders!"|
"Shinryakusha o Ute!" (侵略者を撃て！)
|December 19, 2013|
|In response to Shin'ichi's act of defiance, the Japanese Government orders the JSDF to kill him. After two failed attempts, Shin'ichi comes with a plan to convince the politicians in Tokyo to spare him and keep supporting his efforts to spread the Otaku culture in Eldant instead.|
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