Episode 8 of the ongoing comedy anime Uncle from Another World will be postponed. The production studio of the series, Atelier Pontdarc, and other related parties were affected by the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Japan, announcement states. The production committee also promises to continue to make the health and safety of the staff involved in this work their number one priority.
The schedule for episode 8 and beyond is yet to be announced. The series also previously delayed its broadcast due to COVID-19 outbreak last July. Netflix is streaming the anime worldwide, with a 3-week delay for Europe and North America; during the first delay it caught up. The broadcast schedule for the month of September was released:
- September 7: Episode 3 rebroadcast
- September 14: Episode 4 rebroadcast
- September 21: Episode 5 rebroadcast
- September 28: Episode 6 rebroadcast
Uncle From Another World anime adaptation is based on a manga series by Hotondoshindeiru. It started serialization on Kadokawa Shoten’s ComicWalker in June 2018. Shigeki Kawai is directing the anime with Kazuhiro Ota as chief animation director and character designer.
Yen Press licensed the manga in English, and they describe the story:
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!