The Isekai genre has only gained more popularity as the anime medium, with series such as Sword Art Online, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Overlord being a few popular examples. While Uncle From Another World became a big new anime for Netflix, the series has run into some production issues putting the anime series on hiatus until the end of next month. Now, the Isekai Uncle is crossing over with Sega in a special manga.
This crossover makes a lot of sense if you've followed the Isekai series as the titular "Uncle" hasn't been shy when it comes to his love of all things Sega, routinely taking the opportunity to play old games from the company despite having god-like abilities at his disposal. Sega has made its way into the franchise's story a number of times, most hilariously when the Uncle awakens from his coma and immediately asks if Sega is still making video games and the Isekai protagonist at one point in his adventures runs into a giant hedgehog monster that he originally thought might be Sega's mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog.
Sonic From Another World
The special manga can be seen below, in which Uncle is taking the opportunity to dive into the new Sega console, which takes a number of older games from the Genesis and places them into one device, much like the previous Super Nintendo Classic Edition:
If you haven't had the chance to dive into this rather unique Isekai series, Yen Press, the publishers behind Uncle From Another World's manga, released an official description:
"Seventeen years ago, Takafumi's uncle fell into a coma, but now he's back like a man risen from his grave. Soon, Takafumi discovers two bizarre things: His uncle treasures video games above all else, and, while comatose, he was actually transported to another world as some heroic guardian! Now, not only does Takafumi have to room with an uncle who is literally magical, he also has to catch the guy up on two decades of history—smartphones, high-speed internet, modern anime tropes…and the traumatic outcome of the '90s console war!"
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