The Uncle from the other world The anime will resume airing on October 6 from the first episode. The next new episode, the eighth, airs on November 25.
The announcement comes after a series of delays on Uncle from the other world releases, first in July and more recently this September. Studio Atelier Pontdarc previously said the delays were due to cases of COVID-19 at their studio. Netflix exclusively streams the anime and is currently streaming reruns in Japan:
- September 14: Episode 4 airs again
- September 21: Episode 5 rebroadcast
- September 28: Episode 6 airs again
Shigeki Kawai directed Uncle from the other world anime, while Kenta Ihara is composing the series. Meanwhile, Kazuhiro Oota serves as chief animation director and character designer. The anime is based on a manga series by Hotondoshindeiru. Kadokawa Shoten’s ComicWalker serialization began in June 2018.
Yen Presshas licensed the English version of the manga, describing the plot as:
Seventeen years ago, Takafumi’s uncle fell into a coma, but now he has returned as a man risen from his grave. Takafumi soon discovers two strange things: His uncle values video games above all else, and, although in a coma, he has actually been transported to another world as some sort of heroic guardian! Now Takafumi not only has to live with an uncle who is literally magical, but he also has to catch up to the boy with two decades of history – smartphones, high-speed internet, modern anime tropes… and the traumatic result of the 90s console war!
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