Netflix has been steadily picking up the pace on some of its anime releases over the past few years, and soon it will have one of its fastest premieres yet as it releases one of the new summer anime offerings. simultaneously with its launch in Japan. When the streaming service started licensing anime and launching its own productions, one of the things that turned it around for many fans was the fact that it often meant a new seasonal series would be held back. until months after its conclusion to drop everything all at once. But that changes regularly.
Fans have seen the service pick up speed in recent years with new series launching weeks after their initial debut like Blue period and Komi can’t communicate, but it looks like it’s going to be even faster for Uncle from Another World. Scheduled to release in Japan on July 6, Netflix’s global listings for July have confirmed that it will also premiere on July 6 outside of Japan. It’s yet to be revealed what that means for the rest of the schedule, but we could have a simulcast like release on our hands with this one.
As for what to expect from this now groundbreaking series, Uncle from Another World is directed by Shigeki Kawai at Atelier Pontdarc. Starring Takehito Koyasu as the titular uncle, Jun Fukuyama as Takafumi, Mikako Komatsu as Fujimiya, Haruka Tomatsu as an elf, Aoi Yuki as Mabel, Aki Toyosaki as Alicia, Kenichi Suzumura as as Edger, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Raiga, and Hisako Kanemoto as Sawae. Netflix starts teasing Uncle from another world As such:
“Fall 2017… Hit by a truck when he was 17, Takafumi’s uncle suddenly wakes up from a coma that lasted 17 years. When Takafumi visits him in the hospital, he sees his uncle mumbling nonsense, stating that he came back from another world named ‘GRAN-BAHAMAL.’ …Obviously his uncle lost his marbles. Takafumi is at a loss for words, but his uncle proves his claims of being in another dimension by using a little magic.”
The description continues with, “Deciding to use his uncle’s powers to earn a living, and with no other relatives to call on, Takafumi takes him in and they begin to share an apartment together. While living with his uncle, Takafumi learns of his fantastical adventures and boundless love for SEGA video games. But sometimes his uncle’s lonely and cruel experiences fill Takafumi with both joy and sadness. Two men from different generations work hard to be content creators video in this thrilling new otherworldly comedy set in a corner of an apartment complex!”
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