The twelve-episode series Invaders of Rokujouma has gotten some movement in Japan recently with a planned tenth-anniversary set coming out next year, but now the folks at Crunchyroll are doing their thing a bit. The complete season has been added to the service with the German-language dub now available here – though availability is definitely limited by region.
The previously produced German dub was directed by Marco Kroger from the script by Lan Nonnemann. The German cast includes Christopher Kohn as Koutarou Satomi, Daniela Grubert as Shizuka Kasagi, Hanna Goossens as Karama, Jasmin Arnoldt as Sanae Higashihongan, Laurine Betz as Kiriha Kurano, Leonie Dubuc as Theiamillis “Theia” Gre Fortorthe, Lin Gothóni as Yurika Nijino, Lisa Braun as Harumi Sakuraba, Marieke Oeffinger as Ruthkhania “Ruth” Nye Pardomshiha, Patrick Keller as Kenji Matsudaira, and Sabine Manke as Korama.
Invaders of Rokujouma comes from the light novels by Takehaya with artwork by Poco that kicked off in 2009 and has fourteen volumes released so far. The series was directed by Shin Oonuma at Silver Link while the original creator, Takehaya, served as the series director. Character designs were handled by Hideki Furukawa who adapted them from Poko’s original designs. Furukawa also served as storyboard director while Shogo Yasukawa handled the series overall composition.
The series stars Yūichi Nakamura as Kōtarō Satomi, Eri Suzuki as the ghost Sanae Higashihongan, Hikari Omori as the magical girl Yurika Nijino, Masumi Tazawa as the underground dweller Kiriha Kurano, Maria Naganawa as the space alien Theiamillia Gre Fortorthe, Ayana Taketatsu as Karama, a haniwa (clay grave figure), Aoi Yūki as Korama and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kenji Matsudaira, a childhood friend of Kōtarō’s. In addition to this breakdown, part of the cast is coming together under the tentative name of Shinryakusha Unit in order to perform the opening theme song, which will include Hikari Omori, Eri Suzuki, Masumi Tazawa, and Maria Naganawa.
Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for North American release.
Plot concept: Due to young Koutarou’s financial circumstances, he is forced to live in a small rokujouma (6-tatami apartment) on a budget of 5000 yen a month. On the plus side, he lives rent-free, but on the minus side, that’s because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. 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 girl flying to the unneeded rescue, there’s way too much for the impoverished young man to handle.
[Source: Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?]