Outbreak Company Blu-ray

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About Outbreak Company Blu-ray

Outbreak Company complete collection contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Kei Oikawa.

Shinichi Kanou's father writes novels and his mother illustrates erotic video games, so it's not unsurprising that he'd turn out a fan of comics and science fiction. However, rather than channeling his efforts into creating like his parents, he has instead become one of the world's foremost experts on "moe," with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things cute and adorable in every conceivable form of animation and media. This sort of explains Shinichi's recruitment as an ambassador for moe to the Holy Erudanto Kingdom, a parallel world where things that previously only existed in anime actually exist!

How will a hot-blooded young otaku react when dropped into a world with actual cute and adorable elf maids and dragons? More importantly, how will they react to this drooling devotee with diplomatic credentials? And even more to the point, exactly why does the Japanese government feel that sending someone to represent Japan's moe interests is a good idea in the first place?

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 300
  • Year Created: 2013
  • Release Date: 3/3/2015
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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Funny And Interesting Anime About Spreading Otaku Culture In Another World

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Outbreak Company is a wonderful story about love and friendship, differences in cultures, and doing the right thing.

Meet Shinichi, a shut-in otaku who is well-versed in every aspect of otaku culture. He applies to join Amu Tech, a company that is looking for a general manager that fits his description to a "T". He lands the job, but wakes up the next day in a different world. He is tasked with introducing and spreading otaku culture to a world with hardly any entertainment and living in a Medieval-like society straight out of fiction. Shinichi must establish friendly relations with the locals, including the young empress, if he has any hopes of getting the job done.

Making friends along the way, Shinichi learns more about cultural differences and the repercussions of his and Japan's actions get him into some dangerous situations. Outbreak Company is also filled with references to MANY anime, manga, light novels, and visual novels, which will satisfy any otaku.

Charming and Fun

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A fun, lighthearted comedy with a dash of danger, beautiful art and charming vocal performances. Aside from the high-quality art design and animation, the writing is energetic and well-paced. Full of heart, the show explores several themes - how people treat each other (on small and grand scales), conflicting viewpoints and how we can overcome painful experiences - and manages to do so without bogging itself down with the heaviness of said themes. To add to that, the show is also filled with tons of cool anime easter eggs that I'm sure many anime fans will enjoy, (kudos to the translation/writing team for adding those helpful side notes explaining said references). Overall, the production team did a great job putting this project together. The cover art and packaging is pretty sweet, too. I am very pleased to add the blu-ray edition of this fantastic show to my collection.

Charming with Otaku Culture

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It has an interesting concept and the animation is beautiful which makes it very appealing. This series also has a surprising plot focusing on the spread of otaku culture. This sets up plenty of fun references, funny dialogue and situations among the group of characters and some surprisingly good action scenes too.

interesting setting, terrible plot, decent comedy, wasted potential

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It's GATE with pop culture jokes instead of a serious story.

I liked that OC featured the SDF fighting combat magic, something GATE didn't get around to, but otherwise it's offputtingly unrealistic. I love the design of the palace and many other locations the show.

The plot is interesting but only lasts the last two episodes. An insidious but not effective idea, the MC's solution is obvious which undermines the credibility of the antagonists. The general SDF members were all hard working, professional, and dedicated. +1 star

Over all the show is a failure, not serious enough to be interesting, and not funny often enough to make up for it. Watch if you liked GATE or if you really enjoy spotting the pop culture references. There were several that the liner notes missed.