Manga designed to complement the release of ongoing light novels as well as anime adaptations usually have a very short shelf life, and Outbreak Company is no exception. The manga adaptation, produced by Ichiro Sakaki with artwork by Kiri Kajiya, apparently ended suddenly with the release of this past Friday’s installment of good! Afternoon magazine. Running since November of last year, it’s had two volumes released so far and a third to come to bring it to conclusion.
The original light novel work by Sakaki has been running since 2011 with eleven light novels produced so far as well as a 12 episode TV series that aired in the fall of 2013 from studio Feel, which Sentai Filmworks has licensed for release in North America.
Plot concept: 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 and the likes. Can he overcome the obstacles, successfully bring “moe” culture to the fantasy world, and help the people there as well?
[Source: ANN ]