KEY POINTS

  • "Uncle from Another World" Episode 1 is releasing Wednesday
  • The episode will be out on Netflix
  • The anime is based on Hotondoshindeiru's original work

Takafumi's uncle, who went into a coma after he was hit by a truck, suddenly wakes up. It has been 17 years and things have changed for Takafumi and his uncle.

Hotondoshindeiru's isekai comedy "Uncle from Another World" follows Takafumi who visits his uncle at the hospital.

Takafumi sees him talking in some foreign language. He feels he has gone insane. Later, his uncle reveals he has returned from Gran Bahamal, an alternate world.

In the preview trailer, Takafumi asks him what kind of people he encountered in the other world. He confesses that he met some aggressive people in Gran Bahamal. Together, they will try to make sense of this new world and enjoy SEGA video games.

"Autumn 2017... Hit by a truck when he was 17 years old, Takafumi's uncle suddenly awakens from a coma that lasted 17 years. When Takafumi visits him in the hospital, he sees his uncle muttering nonsense, declaring that he has returned from another world named GRAN-BAHAMAL. ...Clearly, his uncle has lost his marbles. Takafumi is lost for words, but his uncle proves his claims of being in another dimension by using some magic," read the official synopsis of "Uncle from Another World" anime.

"Deciding to use his uncle's powers to earn a living, and with no other relatives to call upon, Takafumi takes him in and they begin to share an apartment together. While living with his uncle, Takafumi learns of his fantastical adventures and his boundless love of SEGA video games. But at times, his uncle's lonely and cruel experiences fill Takafumi with both joy and sadness. Two men of different generations work hard to be video content creators in this new and exciting otherwordly comedy set in a corner of an apartment complex!" the synopsis continued.

The cast of the anime includes Jun Fukuyama as Takafumi, Takehito Koyasu as Ojisan (uncle), Mikako Komatsu as Fujimiya, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Raiga, Haruka Tomatsu as Elf, Hisako Kanemoto as Sawae, Kenichi Suzumura as Edger, Aki Toyosaki as Alicia and Aoi Yuuki as Mabel.

"Uncle from Another World" Episode 1 is scheduled to air Wednesday. Fans in the U.S. can watch the debut episode online on Netflix. The episode will live stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

Smartphone with Netflix logo is placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken April 19, 2022.
Smartphone with Netflix logo is placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken April 19, 2022. Reuters / DADO RUVIC
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