Uncle from Another World anime announced on Monday that the final, episode 13 will be delayed due to production issues caused by the pandemic of new coronavirus in China. The episode was scheduled to be broadcasted on December 29. The anime began airing in July 2022 but the broadcast was postponed after the 7th episode due to the pandemic in Japan. It returned in November 2022. Atelier Pontdarc is animating the adaptation.
According to the statement, certain parts of the animation process were outsourced to studios in China, which have been affected by the pandemic. This caused delays in the production of the content that was ordered. Given that it’s not possible to tell anything about the schedule this year, the anime’s production committee decided to postpone the broadcast and stream of episode 13 to keep the quality. The episode’s schedule will be announced on the official website and on Twitter once it’s decided.
Uncle from Another World anime is based on Hotondoshinderu’s manga of the same name that is currently being serialized on WebComic A’PANTA service. The manga released the latest, 8th volume in August 2022 and surpassed 3 million circulating copies. Yen Press has licensed the manga for English releases and released the 5th volume in August 2022. The official website describes the first volume as:
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!
Source: Official Website
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