Outbreak Company (Anime)

Outbreak Company (Anime)

The world of an otaku gets turned upside down when he is hired by the Japanese government to work in a different dimension in the new anime Outbreak Company.

The show revolves around Shinichi Kano, an otaku who has a vast knowledge of manga, anime and video games. After getting a perfect score on a job interview test, Shinichi is knocked unconscious. He wakes up in a fantasy realm that looks remarkably like the one in Holy Eldant Empire, an RPG he enjoys playing. He soon learns that the government is behind his abduction; he has been sent to this world to help sell Japan's number one export: otaku culture.

This is no easy job. Not only will Shinichi have to overcome cultural and language barriers, he will also face political animosity. Luckily, he has help from his half-elf, half-human maid Myucel Foaran, a powerful mage and former soldier.

The show is based on the manga and light novel series of the same name, which was written by Ichiro Sakaki and illustrated by Yugen in 2011. A year, later a manga serialisation by Kiri Kajiya began in Kodansha's anthology magazine Good! Afternoon.

The show is being simulcast on Crunchyroll in North America, but isn't available here, so hopefully a local channel will pick it up soon.

Wan needs another new tale.


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