According to the latest issue of Shonen Magazing, the TV Anime of Outbreak Company – Moeru Shinryakusha (アウトブレイク・カンパニー 萌える侵略者) was announced. Written by Ichirou Sakaki (榊 一郎) and illustrated by Yuugen (ゆーげん), Outbreak Company is a Japanese light novel revolves around Shinichi Kano, an Otaku with a light novelist father and an erotic game artist mother, and has no special talents except for his vast knowledge, opinions, and insight on moe. Guess most people will drop right after reading the plot and guess I am counted. The real thing I believe in is 99% of well sold light novels are purely depended on the illustrations. And with great illustrations, the Anime adaptation can be finished with better sales, of course, with enough money put in the project. However, the author appears to have other well written but less known series like Scrapped Princess, which is quite good a story if you have watched the TV Anime adaptation. So, maybe we can have a little faith on this one too.
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?