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Rokujouma no Shinryakusha Animated Project Announced

Posted on: March 17, 2010

The trailer itself looks way different.

I have to admit: I never heard of the light novel series Rokujouma no Shinryakusha until today, when Hobby Japan released an amazing English language trailer for a mysterious project. The page comments narrow down the possibilities to either an anime or a game, which isn’t very specific, but it does a good job of raising interest in a not-very-notable novel series. An official announcement will follow in June, but  in the meantime, the sometimes hard-to-understand trailer describes the strange tale of starving student Satomi Koutarou.

Due to his family’s financial circumstances, young Koutarou is forced to live in a small apartment (Rokujouma means 6-tatami, which is about 99 square feet) on a budget of 5000 yen a month (~$55US). On the plus side, he lives rent free, but on the minus side, that’s because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. As is the norm in these supernatural high school comedies, the ghost is a cute young girl, and hijinks ensue when she tries to drive him out. Between the haunting, Koutarou’s nosy neighbors, and a self-styled magical girls flying to the unneeded rescue, there’s way too much for the impoverished young man to handle.

Honestly, this isn’t the kind of thing I’d usually check out, but I’m a sucker for trailers that mock the Trailer Guy’s voice. We’ll find out what is going on with this property in June, but until then, I may just add these novels to my queue.

(Source: Moon Phase)

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