On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Hotondo Shindeiru, Isekai Oji-san (Uncle from Another World), it was reported that the thirteenth and final episode of the series will air on March 8 in Japan. The series had been suspended since the end of December 2022 due to production problems stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Isekai Oji-san takes the prize for the anime project most affected by production problems due to COVID-19, since it was suspended on more than one occasion. In fact, the series premiered in the season of Summer-2022 (July-September)so it should have ended more than six months ago.
On the other hand, the production presented a preview for this final episode:
The case of Isekai Ojisan has served to highlight Japan’s dependence on animators hired independently from abroad. For his part, Hotondo Shindeiru publish the manga through the service ComicWalker from the publisher kadokawa since June 2018, after publishing it for a while independently through Twitter and Pixiv.
- Shigeki Kawaiis in charge of directing the anime in the studiosAtelier Pontdarc(founded by Tsunaki Yoshikawa, one of White Fox’s producers who left the company this year).
- kenta ihara(Death Parade, Vinland Saga, Zankyou no Terror) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kazuhiro Oota (Kimi no Iru Machi, Negima!?, Paniponi Dash!) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
Isekai Oji-san Synopsis
Autumn 2017. The nephew, Takafumi, went to the hospital to visit his uncle, who has just woken up from a seventeen-year-old coma. However, it seems that he has lost his mind, as he claims that he was in another world called “Grand Bahamar” during all this time, and even seems to speak a strange language. But everything changes when his uncle, a common human, shows him that he learned to use magic in the other world. So when Takafumi realizes that the magic his uncle uses is completely real, he proposes that she use his skills to become a successful YouTuber. Now taking care of him, Takafumi and his uncle begin to get involved in the streaming life, while his uncle tells him from time to time about his life in the other world.
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The entry Isekai Ojisan anime will return in March was first published on Kudasai.