English Title: Outbreak Company
Japanese Title: アウトブレイク・カンパニー 萌える侵略者 — Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha (The Moe Invader)
Author: Ichirou Sakaki — 榊一郎
Illustrator: Yuugen — ゆーげん
Translator: Kevin Steinbach
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai, Satire
Original Run: December 2011 – August 2017
English Run: November 2017 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Kodansha Lightnovel
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 18 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 4 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: The year is 20XX, and Shinichi Kanou is a pretty typical otaku: he loves anime, manga, games, and light novels, but his devotion to the two-dimensional hasn’t always made him the most popular guy around. What he doesn’t know is that Japan has discovered a portal to another world in the vicinity of Mount Fuji. The people of the Eldant Empire, though, only have eyes for one of Japan’s traditional exports: pop culture. Enter Amutech, a purveyor of “general entertainment” that’s secretly run by the Japanese government. Shinichi lands a job as the company’s general manager. Now he finally has a chance to put his nerd know-how to good use spreading the otaku gospel in the Eldant Empire. And wait… he has to work with a half-elf maid, an empress, AND a female soldier to get the job done?
MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired October 2013 – December 2013
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Note: Volume 1 adapted in episodes 1 ,2, 3, and partially 4. Volume 2 adapted in episodes 4, 5, 11, and 12. Volume 3 adapted in episodes 5 and 6. Volume 4 adapted in episode 10. Volume 7 adapted in episode 9. (Episodes 7 and 8 were anime-original.)
MAL Entry — 4 volumes — Published November 2012 – November 2014 (Japan Only)
If you liked Outbreak Company, you might also want to try…
- Bluesteel Blasphemer — also written by Ichirou Sakaki, isekai fantasy
- Scrapped Princess — also written by Ichirou Sakaki, fantasy setting
- Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! — isekai fantasy, comedy
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