Uncle From Another World Anime shows the aftermath of Isekai
Many “isekai” stories feature the protagonist going to another world, but relatively few deal with what happens when someone Return from another world. Uncle from another world (a.k.a Isekai Ojisan) aims to do just that. Originally a manga created by pseudonymous creator Hotondoshindeiru, Uncle from another world is getting an anime adaptation, slated for a July premiere date in Japan.
The announcement comes courtesy of AnimeJapan 2022, and the show’s official website included a trailer.
The trailer doesn’t show much other than a conversation between Takafumi and his uncle (simply referred to as “uncle”). Seventeen years ago, Tonton fell into a coma after being hit by a truck, but miraculously woke up one morning. Takafumi is tasked with staying with the uncle and helping him get back on his feet. Complications arise when Takafumi learns that the uncle was actually transported to a fantasy alternate world during his coma, where he became a powerful hero with magical abilities. The pair decide to use Uncle’s magical abilities to cover their living expenses, while reintroducing him to the lives he missed, like the internet, smartphones and the result of the console wars of the late 90s. .
In the trailer, Takafumi asks the uncle what his friends were like in the other world, and the uncle remarks on the verbal abuse he received from one of his companions (who turns out to be to be an elf). Takafumi realizes the elf was just a tsundere. Unfortunately for Uncle, tsundere was a character concept that didn’t really hit the mainstream of pop culture until around 2004, long after he left for the other world.
Uncle from another world features a number of familiar voice talents in the cast. Uncle is played by Takehito Koyasu (Dio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Zeke of The attack of the Titans), and Takafumi is played by Jun Fukuyama (Joker in personas 5Lelouche in Code Geass). Elf is played by Haruka Tomatsu (Haru in Persona 5, Asuna in Sword Art Online).
Other actors not shown in the trailer are listed below.
- Fujimiya – Mikako Komatsu (Xuanzang in Fate/Grand OrderMaki in Jujutsu Kaisen)
- Mabel – Aoi Yuki (Pascal in NieR AutomataHibiki in Symphogear)
- Alicia – Aki Toyosaki (Yui in K-ON!Justine and Caroline in personas 5)
Uncle from another world released in July in Japan. International licenses have not yet been announced. The manga is published in English by Yen Press.