|Japanese:||加納 慎一（かのう しんいち）|
|Occupation:||General Manager of Amutec|
Shizuki Shin'ichi (younger sister)
|Love Interest:||Myucel Foaran (girlfriend)|
|Light Novel:||Volume 1, Chapter 1|
|Manga:||Volume 1, Chapter 1|
Maaya Uchida (young)
Tyler Galindo (English)
Kanō Shin'ichi (加納 慎一（かのう しんいち）?) is the main protagonist of Outbreak Company series. His parents are a light novel artist and an eroge illustrator making his lifestyle of otakuism pretty much genetic. He learned the hardships of being an otaku after confessing to his childhood friend, where she denied him, just because he was an otaku. He was so depressed, that he dropped out of school and became a NEET for a year, before his parents gave him a choice, rejoin society or be disowned. Having little choice, he looked for a job. He found a fishy job for otaku and took it, opening the doors towards his future.
Being very familiar and knowledgeable on Otaku culture, he cannot stand people who discriminate Otaku culture, which results in him clashing with the hierarchal culture of Eldant. While generally accepting of most character archetypes, he cannot get used to the "Imouto Chara", partly due to his real life experience. Shinichi doesn't take it well when he turns out to be an invader to Eldant society after all, even if unwittingly. He goes back to being a shut-in until Myucel breaks him out of it. He was one a hikkimori for some time prior to the series starting, though he's stopped by the first episode due to his parents' ultimatum. Uses his knowledge and experience of it to connect with Petralka after she gets stressed out and locks herself in her room for an entire day
Long ago, Shin'ichi confessed to his childhood friend, but was rejected immediately after for being an otaku. After failing to confess to his childhood friend, he turned into a Hikikomori, dropping out of school. This lifestyle was kept for a year, but after his parents' patience hit the limit, he was forced to return to school. He was told to find a job, forcing him to to leave his Hikikomori life.
At the start of the series, Shin'ichi was given the position of general manager for General Entertainment Company Amu Tech. He was unwittingly sent to the "Holy Empire of Erdant", a fantasy-like world where otaku culture is absent. His job given by the Japanese government is to spread the "Otaku" culture so that Japan can enter its economy. By learning more about this new world, it's possible to find a good solution.
She has undying loyalty towards Shinichi. It gets to the point, if she cannot save him, she is willing to die with him. When Shinichi first spots her elf ears, he's taken aback by it. She immediately apologizes, thinking he'd be upset by it, as half-breeds like her are looked down upon. But he instead finds them quite attractive. He confesses to her at the end of the series and they begin dating.
When Shinichi calls Petralka a "little girl", however, she immediately gets provoked and punches him, and she is restrained from attacking him.
He and Minori, although he is attracted to her, he has never shown any romantic emotions for her. And the same for her, but they are very close.
Garius has a one-sided crush on him.
- He comes from a familiy of four: a light novel author for a father, an eroge illustrator as his mother and a little sister called Shizuki, that is way better than her brother.
- His favorite anime is Rental Madoka.
- His favorite character is Madoka.