Uncle from Another World
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|Uncle from Another World|
|Genre||Fantasy comedy, isekai|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||June 29, 2018 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shigeki Kawai|
|Written by||Kenta Ihara|
|Music by||Kenichiro Suehiro|
|Licensed by||Netflix (streaming rights)|
|Original run||July 6, 2022 – present|
Uncle from Another World (Japanese: 異世界おじさん, Hepburn: Isekai Ojisan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hotondoshindeiru. It started serialization on Kadokawa Shoten's ComicWalker in June 2018. As of September 2022, eight volumes have been released. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by AtelierPontdarc premiered in July 2022.
In modern-day Japan, Takafumi Takaoka picks up his uncle who recently awakened from a 17-year coma after being hit by a truck. Uncle shows the ability to use magic spells, and explains that he was actually sent to another world. Takafumi lets his uncle move in with him, and he, joined by Takafumi's childhood friend Sumika Fujimiya, spends his days helping Uncle adjust to modern society while also watching his memories of the other world.
- Uncle (おじさん, Ojisan) / Yōsuke Shibazaki (嶋㟢 陽介, Shibazaki Yōsuke)
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu / Akira Ishida (Chain Chronicle 3)
- A 34-year-old man who woke up from coma after 17 years, but actually went to another world during that time. His unattractive appearance barely changed since the time he transferred to another world, and he was frequently mistaken for an orc and treated extremely poorly by the inhabitants of the other world, to the point where he had to continuously wipe his own memories to maintain his sanity. He retained his magic ability and uses it freely. He is oblivious of any romantic approach from the girls he encountered during his journey, but instantly realized Sumika's feelings towards Takafumi. Due to his long absence, he tends to be confused by modern-day technology and culture. A diehard SEGA fan, he uses the strategy learned in classic games from consoles like the Sega Genesis and Sega Saturn to inform his tactics in the other world; the decline of SEGA home consoles, which ended with the release of Sega Dreamcast, shocked him to his core.
- Takafumi Takaoka (高丘 敬文, Takaoka Takafumi)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
- Yōsuke's nephew who took him in after realizing he could make money off his uncle's magic ability, mainly through YouTube ad revenue. He is interested in Yōsuke's adventure in the other world, especially about the girls he encountered through his journey, but his uncle's aromantic personality sometimes turn him off. Ironically, he is also oblivious to Sumika's feelings for him. His parents divorced from the stress of dealing with his uncle's medical status, and he uses Yōsuke's stories as a form of escapism from being raised in a broken family.
- Sumika Fujimiya (藤宮 澄夏, Fujimiya Sumika)
- Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
- Takafumi's childhood friend with whom he reunited with after a long time. She has a crush on him, though he remains oblivious. After finding out about Yōsuke's magic ability the moment she came into Takafumi's apartment, she starts spending her days at Takafumi's apartment and together, they spend their days watching replays of Yōsuke's adventures in the other world. While she has fond memories of their childhood, for some time Sumika frequently bullied Takafumi. Though he seems to hold no grudge in the present day, Sumika is horrified at this revelation.
- Tsundere Elf (ツンデレエルフ, Tsundere Erufu) / Suzailgiererzegalnelvzegilreagranzelga Elga (スザイルギラーゼガルネルブゼギルレアグランゼルガ＝エルガ, Suzairugirāzegarunerubuzegirureaguranzeruga Eruga)
- Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu / Ayane Sakura (Chain Chronicle 3)
- An elf who Yōsuke rescued in the other world. She has a crush on him after he saved her from a dragon, but since the term 'tsundere' only became popular four years after Yōsuke went into coma, he does not understand her tendencies and thinks she is harassing him instead. Despite this, she is kind, often defending Yōsuke when other people attempt to slander him, though he interprets this as blackmail. It is later revealed that she is the princess of the elves.
- Mabel Laybelle (メイベル＝レイベール, Meiberu Reiberu)
- Voiced by: Aoi Yūki / Asami Imai (Chain Chronicle 3)
- A blue-haired, reclusive woman who is the holder of the mythical Ice Sword capable of defeating the Flame Dragon. However, Yōsuke defeats the dragon without using the sword, causing Mabel to question her purpose. She becomes a NEET after Yōsuke encourages her to continue embracing her inner desires. It is later revealed that her ancestors, the Ice Clan, are descendants of a Japanese samurai who was transported to their world 400 years ago.
- Alicia Edelsia (アリシア＝イーデルシア, Arishia Īderushia)
- Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki / Aya Uchida (Chain Chronicle 3)
- A rookie priestess in a party with Edgar and Raiga. Yōsuke repeatedly runs into her party and assists them in completing difficult quests. She is worshipped as a crusader hero after her party accidentally took Yōsuke's credit for defeating a horde of orcs.
- Edgar (エドガー, Edogā)
- Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
- A rookie swordsman in a party with Alicia and Raiga.
- Raiga (ライガ)
- Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- A rookie berserker in a party with Alicia and Edgar.
- Sawae (沢江)
- Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto
- Sumika's high school and college friend.
The series is written and illustrated by Hotondoshindeiru. It started serialization on Kadokawa Shoten's manga app and website ComicWalker on June 29, 2018. A character popularity poll was held to commemorate the release of the first volume, where the winning character would be featured in a bonus segment at the end of the volume. As of September 2022, eight tankōbon volumes have been published.
|No.||Original release date||Original ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||November 21, 2018||978-4-04-065368-6||June 8, 2021||978-1-97-532344-8|
|2||April 22, 2019||978-4-04-065707-3||August 3, 2021||978-1-97-532394-3|
|3||October 21, 2019||978-4-04-064093-8||November 2, 2021||978-1-97-532396-7|
|4||April 23, 2020||978-4-04-064575-9||March 29, 2022||978-1-97-534059-9|
|5||October 23, 2020||978-4-04-065952-7||August 9, 2022||978-1-97-534061-2|
|6||June 23, 2021||978-4-04-680402-0||February 21, 2023||978-1-97-534182-4|
|7||February 21, 2022||978-4-04-681123-3||June 20, 2023||978-1-97-536095-5|
|8||August 20, 2022||978-4-04-681684-9||—||—|
An anime television series adaptation was announced on June 18, 2021. The series is produced by AtelierPontdarc and directed by Shigeki Kawai, with Kenta Ihara writing the series' scripts, Kazuhiro Ota designing the characters, and Kenichiro Suehiro composing the music. It premiered on July 6, 2022, on AT-X. The opening theme song is "story" by Mayu Maeshima, while the ending theme song is "Ichibanboshi Sonority" by Yuka Iguchi. The series is currently being streamed worldwide by Netflix. On July 27, it was announced that Episode 5 would be delayed for two weeks to August 17, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 2, following the release of Episode 7, an indefinite delay was put into effect, citing more COVID-19 related concerns. However, on August 27, Ippei Icchi stated that he was supposed to direct Episode 10, but abruptly left following the discovery that the episode still did not have staff chosen, and that only in-house staff would participate. On September 9, it was announced that the series will restart its broadcast from Episode 1 on October 6, with Episode 8, the first new episode since going on hiatus, airing on November 24.
|No.||Title [a]||Directed by ||Written by ||Storyboarded by ||Original air date |
|1||"I'm Finally Back From the Fantasy World Of Granbahamal After 17 Long Years!"|
Transcription: "Isekai Guranbahamaru ni Jūnananen Ita ga Yōyaku Kaettekita, zo" (Japanese: 異世界グランバハマルに１７年いたがようやく帰ってきた、ぞ)
|Shigeki Kawai||Kenta Ihara||Shigeki Kawai||July 6, 2022|
|Takafumi is informed his uncle Yōsuke, a 34-year-old man who has spent 17 years in a coma, has finally awoken. Yosuke claims to have been in an alternate world called Granbahamal and surprisingly demonstrates he has magical abilities he gained in Granbahamal. Takafumi decides to take him in so they can make money exploiting his powers on Youtube. Yosuke struggles with modern technology, particularly the internet. While describing his life in Granbahamal, Yōsuke shows Takafumi his memories of a female elf named Elga whom he saved and yet for some reason treated him badly every day. Takafumi realizes Yosuke has never heard of a Tsundere before and probably never realized that Elga was in love with him. Yōsuke explains how he was once attacked and left for dead, which is when Elga saved him. As Elga proclaims he is in her debt, he gives her an extremely rare ring, which Takafumi realizes from the video of his memories Elga thought was him proposing, but Yōsuke then sells the ring to pay off his perceived debt and abandoned Elga in a random town, leading to her following him everywhere for 17 years. Takafumi finds he actually respects Elga for her determination and stubbornness in chasing Yōsuke for so long.|
|2||""Guardian Heroes" Shoulda Been Number One!"|
Transcription: "Ichii "Gādian Hīrōzu" Darō!" (Japanese: １位「ガーディアンヒーローズ」だろぉおおお！)
|Kuniyasu Nishina||Kenta Ihara||Shigeki Kawai||July 13, 2022|
|Yōsuke buys an issue of the last ever SEGA magazine and is disappointed the most popular game was a Bishōjo game and his favourite Guardian Heroes only made it to 197th place. He reveals he hates RPG games as he can never follow the story, revealing that once he was supposed to cure the broken heart of an Ice Witch named Mabel to get an ice sword to defeat a fire dragon, but he forgot, so he killed the dragon without the sword and left Mabel to her misery. On New Years Eve, Yōsuke shows his memories of Mabel coming to his room, impressed by his bravery and wanting to know how to stop being a coward. Completely unaware of what she actually wanted he told her cowardice is fine, convinced her to become a NEET, and even turned down her offer of the ice sword because he "doesn't like cold things". Takafumi bumps into Sumika Fujimiya, a girl he hasn't seen since childhood. Sumika sees Yōsuke chanting spells and believes he is crazy and taking advantage of Takafumi's generosity. Despite Yōsuke reading her mind, Takafumi proves he is almost as dense as Yōsuke as he believes he and Sumika are just friends. Sumika is so infuriated by their unusual living arrangement she decides to do something about it.|
|3||"I'm Your Un―...Aunt, Dear"|
Transcription: "Oji ga Iru nara Oba mo Iru Mono Desu, wa" (Japanese: 叔父がいるなら叔母もいるものです、わ)
|Kazuomi Koga||Kenta Ihara||Gōichi Iwahata||July 20, 2022|
|Yōsuke must have 1000 subscribers to his Youtube channel or he will lose his right to earn money through advertisements. Takafumi discovers Yōsuke is losing subscribers because he is rude in the comments. Yōsuke recalls the time he visited the city of Luvaldram, protected by a giant barrier. Out of curiosity, Yōsuke destroyed the barrier, just to see if he was strong enough, and then quickly repaired it. Elga concealed that it was Yōsuke who destroyed the barrier to the cityfolk in exchange for a date, but Yōsuke ran away, believing she was blackmailing him. Sumika begins spending time at the flat. Yōsuke shows unusual insight into Sumika's feelings for Takafumi, so to help he transforms into a copy of Elga and claims to be Takafumi's aunt so he can give female advice, but he is exposed by Takafumi who insists they film a new Youtube video. Yōsuke uses magic to project Takafumi's memories of Sumika, showing he only remembers her as a vulgar tomboy and bully, much different to Sumika’ memories who believed they had a sweet childhood friendship. The Elga video is watched 200,000 times in minutes, disgusting Yōsuke that his subscribers like elf girls more than his gaming videos, but Takafumi is ecstatic when they receive a huge amount of advertising money from Youtube.|
|4||"You Helped Me Through Tough Times"|
Transcription: "Tsurai Naka Omae ga Ite, Sasaete Kurete Yokatta" (Japanese: つらい中お前がいて、支えてくれてよかった)
|Naomi Nakayama||Kenta Ihara||Naomi Nakayama||July 27, 2022|
|Rewatching more of Takafumi's childhood memories Sumika is depressed they all show her as the vulgar tomboy. While Takafumi is shopping, Yōsuke accidentally freezes Sumika with ice magic. Yōsuke politely leaves so Sumika can shower but Takafumi returns and accidentally sees her naked. Sumika hopes Takafumi is enticed, but he is so dense he decides to apologize by having Yōsuke erase his memory. Sumika furiously stops him and Takafumi believes she is just being a considerate friend. Sumika reveals today is her 20th birthday so Yōsuke shows them his 20th birthday memory, where he was alone at a festival but runs into Elga. Elga was surprised but happy when Yōsuke suddenly began walking her to his room. Takafumi and Sumika are disappointed to see Yōsuke was actually too drunk to walk and was just using Elga as a crutch to get back to his room, and he locked Elga outside and went to sleep. The morning after, Takafumi and Sumika notice that Elga's eyes are puffy and red from crying all night long, but Elga declares she will join Yōsuke in dungeon raiding. A memory from the next days inside the dungeon shows Elga was hit by a poisoned arrow and knocked Yōsuke unconscious, using a magic item to prevent him remembering anything. However, it is clear to Takafumi and Sumika that the poison was actually an aphrodisiac, and Elga actually used the magic item to prevent Yōsuke remembering her satiating her lust.|
|5||"That Reminds Me, I Almost Got Assassinated Once"|
Transcription: "Sōiya Ore, "Ansatsu" Sarekaketa Koto Aru na" (Japanese: そういや俺、「暗殺」されかけたことあるな)
|Ippei Ichii||Kenta Ihara||Ippei Ichii||August 17, 2022|
|Yōsuke remembers almost being assassinated. His memory shows that Mabel tried to kill him; after he killed the fire dragon without her ice sword, she lost her life's purpose to guard the sword as no one needed it any more. The villagers told her to get a real job, so she left. Yōsuke told her to do what makes her happy, so she decided to become an adventurer, cure her own broken heart and unfreeze the ice sword. She passes out, and Yōsuke takes her back to his room, where he also gave her a ring, promising to take care of her. His proposal almost healed her heart and the ice sword began to melt, until Yōsuke explained she should sell the ring as it is worth enough money to take care of herself. Mabel, enraged, begins fighting Yōsuke, but is restrained by him, until Elga, who is in another room, hears the commotion and walks inside, deciding to help Mabel freeze Yōsuke. While he was frozen, Mabel explains to Elga that her Ice Clan was founded 400 years previously by a Japanese Samurai who was reincarnated. His wish asked for the power to kill God, the Ice Sword, and she believes Yōsuke to also be Japanese. Takafumi asks if Yōsuke received a wish and he is unsure. They rewind the memory to when Yōsuke was first transported and hear Granbahamal's god through a pre-recorded message in Mandarin Chinese. Takafumi uses a translation app and learns that, by mistake, Yōsuke had only wished to understand Granbahamal's language, effectively wasting his wish. Yōsuke uses this power to communicate with a group of adventurers who thought he was an orc, only for them to think he is simply an intelligent orc. Disillusioned with his story, Takafumi and Sumika stop watching and get coffee.|
|6||"So They Threw Me into the Basement of a Freak Show..."|
Transcription: "Kōshite Ore wa Misemonogoya no Chika ni Buchikomaretan da ga..." (Japanese: こうして俺は見世物小屋の地下にぶち込まれたんだが…)
|Akira Toba||Kenta Ihara||Gōichi Iwahata||August 24, 2022|
|Still watching Yōsuke's first memory, they see that he was sold to a freak show by those adventurers. While in his cell, he saw a ray of moonlight that turned out to be the Spirit of Light. Takafumi realizes Yōsuke's language ability actually lets him communicate with spirits, giving him an extremely powerful form of magic. Escaping his cell, Yōsuke freed all the animals at the freak show, but they were feral, so he was forced to kill them. Immediately afterwards, he first met Elga and saved her from a dragon, but he stripped her thinking she was injured, overwhelming her. As a result, she began following him everywhere. Fast forwarding the memory to when Mabel froze him in ice, Yōsuke unfroze overnight and found himself in bed with Mabel and Elga. Mabel decides to keep Yōsuke's ring, making Elga jealous since the ring Yosuke once gave to her was already sold. Yōsuke decides he wants to help the hero clear out a dungeon, which makes Elga suspicious as the current hero is a woman nicknamed Shining Crusader. The three separated, Yōsuke to find the Shining Crusader, Elga to buy back her ring, and Mabel to sleep like an unemployed bum. Takafumi and Sumika are once again disappointed by Yōsuke's depressing memories but cheer up when he treats them to ramen.|
|7||"As You Can See, SEGA Games Are Very Helpful in Life!"|
Transcription: "Mite no Tōri Sega no Gēmu wa Jinsei no Yakunitatsunda!" (Japanese: 見てのとおりＳＥＧＡのゲームは人生の役に立つんだ！)
|Shintarō Itoga||Kenta Ihara||Naomi Nakayama||August 31, 2022|
|Yosuke shows another memory of trying to retrieve a hoodie Elga had taken from him, but she knocked him unconscious, accidentally leaving her dress behind which Yosuke gives to Sumika. Yosuke experiences nostalgia about Elga. Yosuke names his language ability Wild Talker. Sumika leaves for college. Yosuke claims games helped him survive in Granbahamal and shows a memory of when he saved a village with heroes, Edgar, Alicia and Raiga, using moves from console games to defeat an orc army. He and the adventurers became friends, but when Alicia revealed she knew he was the one who rebuilt the magic barrier in Luvaldram, he erased their memories of him. He shows Takafumi that he met them again with their memories of him gone. They were on quest to slay a giant beast. Description of beast reminded Yōsuke of Sonic, so he tried to negotiate with it but upon finding its vicious nature he killed it instantly. Pointing at event, Yōsuke theorizes that Wild Talker activates when he has strong desire to talk to target. Takafumi realizes Sumika left her phone, so they fly it to her but see her with a dangerous looking man. Yosuke loans Takafumi some magic just in case. Takafumi realizes the man is Chiaki, a younger childhood friend of his and Sumika's younger brother. Sumika is embarrassed when she realizes Takafumi was prepared to defend her against a possibly dangerous delinquent like he did when they were children. Curious, Takafumi uses magic to see Sumika's memory of that event and sees Sumika was actually bullying other children and Takafumi only defended her because he got confused. Sumika's high school friend, Sawae, sees them together and is curious. Returning to Takafumi's apartment Yosuke continues his story and reveals Alicia was actually the Shining Crusader Hero.|
|8||"I Got Through it by Transforming into the Most Powerful Being I Know"|
Transcription: "Ore no Shiru Saikyō no Seibutsu ni Henshin Shite Kirinuketanda" (Japanese: 俺の知る最強の生物に変身して切り抜けたんだ)
|Kazuomi Koga||Kenta Ihara||Masaharu Watanabe||November 24, 2022|
|Yōsuke projected the memories of Alicia on screen and found that she was given title of hero for defeating army of goblins which was actually Yōsuke's doing. Alicia still remembered about magic barrier incident but promised to keep it secret which made Yōsuke loosen his guard. They went to Labyrinth of Deep Darkness together which Alicia and others had been wanting to enter and acquire legendary Wand of Salvation ever since they were kids. Using his magic, Yōsuke quickly found shortcut to centre of labyrinth and got to the magic wand. But it felt like using cheat code in game, so Yōsuke erased everyone's memory and started again. He still thought getting himself involved was unfair, but he changed his mind then leaves alone to the capital. Takafumi, Yōsuke and Sumika talk about fans, ACs and types of punishments in schools which depresses Takafumi, so Yōsuke continues the story. Yōsuke thought making Alicia a hero brought danger to her, so he read memories of a soldier to find about the officials then teleported to meet them. He found out the commander used Alicia and others as disposable pawns to get more funding for the military. Yōsuke tried to talk about human values but failed, so he used magic to transform into his middle school teacher who was undefeated in debating. When Mabel entered the room, she and Yōsuke cast a magic to create illusion of them fighting. Yōsuke found Mabel joined the knights and in-turn became egoistic. When she lost focus, soldiers found about the illusion and confronted her. High Priest cast mind control magic on Mabel to attack Yōsuke but he undid it. Yōsuke urged the commander to believe in his soldier and stop increasing military unethically. He also promised to help when needed and transformed into a Blaze Dragon to show his power. Soon after, Mabel lost her job. In Japan, Takafumi realizes spirits are giving him hard time for making high demands during his visit to Sumika's college.|
|9||"The Ice Spirit Demands a Price For Its Cooler Magic"|
Transcription: "Kōri no Seirei ga Kūrā Mahō no Taika o Yōkyū Shiterun da yo" (Japanese: 氷の精霊がクーラー魔法の対価を要求してるんだよ)
|Yoshitaka Nagaoka||Kenta Ihara||Gōichi Iwahata||December 1, 2022|
|10||"Civility Only Comes After You're Seen as a Person"|
Transcription: "Reisetsu wa...Hito de Aru to Mitomerarete kara da" (Japanese: 礼節は…人であると認められてからだ)
|Shigeki Kawai||Kenta Ihara||Ippei Ichii||December 8, 2022|
|11||"N-no, I Wasn't Looking at Anything Dirty..."|
Transcription: "Chi, Chigau zo, Kore wa Etchi nano o Mita kara ja Naku..." (Japanese: ち、違うぞ、これはエッチなのを見たからじゃなく…)
|Naomi Nakayama||Kenta Ihara||Naomi Nakayama||December 15, 2022|
|12||"Names Are Important, That's What (He/She) Said"|
Transcription: "Namae wa Daiji da, Aitsu mo Sō Itteita" (Japanese: 名前は大事だ、あいつもそう言っていた)
|Shintarō Itoga||Kenta Ihara||Masaharu Watanabe||December 22, 2022|
- English translated titles are taken from Netflix.
The series ranked eighth in the 2019 Next Manga Awards in the digital category. The series ranked fifteenth in 2020 a survey of workers of the Honya Club bookstore in Japan. In the 2020 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook, the series ranked eleventh. Also in 2020, it was a runner-up for BookWalker's grand prize.
The series has 1.8 million copies in circulation.
Demelza from Anime UK News had mixed feelings about the first volume and criticized the art and characters.
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