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Isekai Ojisan is suspended indefinitely again

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 announced that The broadcast of the thirteenth and final episode of the series will be suspended indefinitely due to the new spread of COVID-19 in China.. The broadcast date of this final episode will be announced soon by the production team.

The series has been broadcast in Japan since July 6, but its production has been a complete disaster. The series went on a two-week suspension starting with its fifth episode in August, and was subsequently suspended indefinitely from the eighth episode in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series restarted from its first episode on October 6 in Japan, and then reaches its second indefinite suspension.

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.

Production team

  • Shigeki Kawai is in charge of directing the anime in the studios Atelier 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.

Fountain: Official site


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