If you couldn't get enough of Uncle from Another World from Day 3 of Netflix's Geeked Week livestream event earlier, he's already back for more with a new visual and trailer that further highlight the anime's unique style ahead of its July 6 premiere.
It was revealed earlier today that Netflix will be streaming the series in Japan this July and worldwide at an unknown later date.
Three additional cast members and their characters were also unveiled, which included:
Kenichi Suzumura (Takehisa in Fire Force) as Edger
Nobuhiko Okamoto (Karma in Assassination Classroom) as Raiga
Hisako Kanemoto (Erina in Food Wars!) as Sawae
The main cast of the anime is as follows:
- Takehito Koyasu (Benno in Ascendance of a Bookworm) as Ojisan ("Uncle")
- Jun Fukuyama (Draluc in The Vampire Dies in No Time) as Takafumi
- Mikako Komatsu (Mikhail in The Case Study of Vanitas) as Fujimiya
- Haruka Tomatsu (Hori in Horimiya) as Elf
- Aoi Yuki (Biwa in The Heike Story) as Mabel
- Aki Toyosaki (Ristarte in Cautious Hero) as Alicia
Based on the manga by Hotondoshindeiru, Uncle from Another World is directed by Shigeki Kawai (Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga assistant director) at studio Atelier Pontdarc, with series composition by Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil) and character designs by Kazuhiro Ota (Negima!?), who is also serving as chief animation director.
Yen Press, who publishes the manga's official English version, describes the series as:
Seventeen years ago, Takafumi’s uncle fell into a coma, but now he’s back like a man risen from his grave. Soon, Takafumi discovers two bizarre things: His uncle treasures video games above all else, and, while comatose, he was actually transported to another world as some heroic guardian! Now, not only does Takafumi have to room with an uncle who is literally magical, he also has to catch the guy up on two decades of history—smartphones, high-speed internet, modern anime tropes…and the traumatic outcome of the ’90s console war!
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