The Isekai genre has been growing exponentially over the years when it comes to anime, and Uncle From Another World flips the script when it comes to the traditional story following a protagonist in a magical world. Unfortunately, the hilarious new series has run into some speedbumps with its release schedule, as the coronavirus has been affecting many of its animators and causing delays. While the series was delayed indefinitely in recent weeks, the studio has revealed when fans can possibly expect the Isekai to return to the airwaves.
Recently, the problems surrounding the production of the series came to light, as animator Ippei Ichii revealed on their Official Twitter Account that problems were running wild when it came to creating the further adventures of Takafumi and his uncle:
"I was planning to direct the 10th episode of Isekai Ojisan, but it was decided not to do it because the animation staff was still zero before the 7th episode aired. It is very disappointing. It seems that only in-house staff will proceed. I participate in storyboarding and dubbing. I told the person I introduced not to treat them carelessly until the last episode."
Currently, Uncle From Another World is planning to re-air old episodes beginning this October, with the first new episode since its hiatus arriving on November 24th, at the earliest.
If you haven't had the opportunity to dive into this hilarious anime, Yen Press released an official description for the story that reads as such:
"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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