Uncle From Another World will delay its episode 8 release date because of staff contracting COVID-19. It was supposed to air on various Japanese TV channels by September 7th. It will be replaced instead by a rerun of episode 3.
There are no announcements yet of a new date for episode 8. The anime is also releasing on Netflix, with its schedule allotted for Wednesdays. The specific time and date vary in different territories.
Uncle From Another World centers around Takafumi Takaoka, who is a college student who looks after his 17-year comatose uncle, Yousuke “Ojisan” Shibazaki. When Ojisan woke up from his coma, he started speaking in a foreign language. He also claimed that he got transported into a magical world called Gran Bahamal. Takafumi found it bizarre and unrealistic, until he witnessed Ojisan’s magical abilities. Ojisan also happened to love video games, so Takafumi is tasked to update his uncle news about technology in two decades.
Here is the official tweet announcing the delay:
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The tweet included the reruns of previous episodes in the supposed airing dates of new episodes. Here is the broadcast schedule, every Wednesday of the month:
- September 7, 2022 – Episode 3 Rerun
- September 14, 2022 – Episode 4 Rerun
- September 21, 2022 – Episode 5 Rerun
- September 28, 2022 – Episode 6 Rerun
This schedule applies to the different Japanese broadcast channels Uncle From Another World is airing in: AT-X, BS11, TOKYO MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, and sun tv.
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This is also not the first time the anime has been delayed. The first instance happened last August 3, 2022 with episode 5 being postponed for two weeks. COVID-19 was also the reason for this delay.
Hotondoshindeiru is the author and illustrator of Uncle From Another World, and published it on a free manga website, Kadokawa Shoten’s Comic Walker in 2018. It is still ongoing, with the eighth volume updated this 2022. It is available as an e-book and a physical book that can be ordered online.
Yen Press also licensed the English publication of the manga in 2020. It became available in April 2021. It has since published six volumes, with the sixth volume available for digital download.
The anime first aired on AT-X and premiered worldwide in Netflix last July 6, 2022.
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