Animes have taken over the world by storm and we can’t stop gushing over them. The craze amongst the audience for web series seems to be fading and they have developed a taste for anime. Most of these anime can be streamed easily on OTT platforms. One of the most popular anime of 2021 is “Outbreak Company”, also known as Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha. Outbreak Company is based on a light novel which was written by Ichirō Sakaki.
|TV Series:||Outbreak Company|
|Created by:||Kei Oikawa|
|Written by:||Ichirō Sakaki|
|Running time:||October 3, 2013 – December 19, 2013|
|Original network||TBS, MBS, CBC, BS-TBS|
More about the show:
Like we mentioned previously, the show is based on a light novel written by Ichirō Sakaki and belongs to the genre Comedy and fantasy. The novel was illustrated by Yūgen and published by Kodansha. Its English version has been published by J-Novel Club and the imprints have been provided by Kodansha Ranobe and Bunko. The novel has more than 18 volumes and its first volume was released on December 2, 2011, while its last volume was released on August 2, 2018.
The light novel series was later converted to a Manga. Its Manga version was written by Ichirō Sakaki and it was illustrated by Kiri Kajiya. The Manga was published by Kodansha and featured in the magazine “Good! Afternoon”. The Manga had four volumes and its first volume was released on November 7, 2012, while its last volume was released on November 7, 2014.
Finally, an anime was based on the same novel which was written by Naruhisa Arakawa. The anime was directed by Kei Oikawa and its background score was given by Keiji Inai. The studio involved in its production was Feel and the series was licensed across the globe by Madman Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, and MVM Entertainment. The networks on which it originally aired were TBS, MBS, CBC, and BS-TBS. The series premiered on October 3, 2013, had 12 episodes, and its latest episode aired on December 19, 2013.
The story revolves around the life of Shinichi Kanou who is a young ideal otaku and is so devoted to his interests that it is all he cares about. He is also offered a job thanks to his otaku knowledge about games, manga, and stuff.
As soon as he is placed, he is kidnapped and out of nowhere, he awakens in another world full of fantasy. Later, he is informed that the Japanese Government is using him to improve their connections with the other world by establishing a company that would produce unique Japanese products in the new market of this unexplored world.
The character of Shinichi Kanou was voiced by Natsuki Hanae and Maaya Uchida in Japanese and Tyler Galindo in English. Shinichi Kanou is a high school student and the protagonist of the story. He is an otaku and for the same reasons, is denied by his childhood friend. Depressed by the rejection, he drops out of school and becomes a NEET. His parents threaten him to rejoin the high school and amalgamate with the society or they shall disown him.
The character of Myusel Fourant was voiced by Suzuko Mimori in Japanese and Juliet Simmons in English. The character of Petralka and Eldant III was voiced by Mai Fuchigami in Japanese and Kira Vincent-Davis in English. The character of Minori Koganuma was voiced by Maaya Uchida in Japanese and Genevieve Simmons in English.
The character of Elvia Harneiman was voiced by Sumire Uesaka in Japanese and Sara Ornelas in English. The character of Jinzaburou Matoba was voiced by Keiji Fujiwara and Andy McAvin in Japanese. The character of Garius en Cordobal was voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki in Japanese and Chris Patton in English.
Outbreak Company has had one season, containing twelve episodes. Its fans have been so obsessed with it that they are desperately waiting for the release of the next season. The first episode of the first season was named “I Landed in Another World” and it premiered on October 3, 2013. The second episode of the first season was named “I-I’d better watch it…” and it aired on October 10, 2013.
The third episode of the first season was named “Thou Art Invaders” and it aired on October 17, 2013. The fourth episode of the first season was named “Furry Spy” and it aired on October 24, 2013. The fifth episode of the first season was named “This Really Is Another World” and it aired on October 31, 2013.
The sixth episode of the first season was named “Soccer… Soccer” and it aired on November 7, 2013. The seventh episode of the first season was named “Maid in Japan” and it aired on November 14, 2013. The eighth episode of the first season was named “The Melancholy of Her Imperial Majesty” and it aired on November 21, 2013. The ninth episode of the first season was named “Swimsuit of the Dead” and it aired on November 28, 2013.
The tenth episode of the first season was named “Magical Girl Petralka” and it aired on December 5, 2013. The eleventh episode of the first season was named “Plot Silent, Plot Deep” and it aired on December 12, 2013. The twelfth episode of the first season was named “Shoot the Invaders” and it aired on December 19, 2013.
When will the second season be released?
Based on the life of a high school student and also an Otaku, Shinichi Kanou, Outbreak Company talks about the struggles of his life. The first season of the series was received with a lot of warmth not just in Japan but across the world. Fans have been waiting for the release of the second season. The makers of the series faced major budget issues towards the end of the first season. And hence, the budget issues seem to have delayed the production and creation of the second series. However, it is being suggested that if everything goes well, the makers might release its second season towards the end of 2021.