The release date of Uncle From Another World Episode 13 on Netflix is being pushed back indefinitely.
Isekai Ojisan Episode 13 release date was originally scheduled for December 29, 2022. The new premiere date will be announced in the future, but the Isekai Ojisan anime will definitely not return before 2023.
Isekai Ojisan anime production has suffered from multiple delays due to COVID infections affecting studio staff and other subcontractors. First, Isekai Ojisan episodes 5 to 7 were delayed to August 2022, but then Isekai Ojisan episode 8 was delayed to November 2022, resulting in the earlier episodes being re-aired as part of the Fall 2022 anime season on Japanese television .
Unfortunately, it looks like the Isekai Ojisan anime will suffer the same fate as the ’86 anime and Wonder Egg Priority anime. The respective finale episodes of both series were postponed by months due to production delays. These TV shows had to wait until Japanese broadcasters had open time slots in their schedules.
Although Isekai Ojisan is Netflix international streaming exclusive, Netflix is only a licensor and Japanese broadcasters AT-X and BS11 (Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation) are directly part of the anime production committee. Therefore, the timing of the release date of Uncle From Another World Episode 13 on Netflix will also be influenced by the Japanese TV schedules.
This article contains everything that is known about Uncle from Another World Episode 13 (Isekai Ojisan Episode 13) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated with news, rumors, and analysis over time. In the meantime, let’s get into what’s known for certain.
Why the Uncle from Another World Episode 13 release date was delayed
Studio Atelier Pontdarc and the Anime Production Committee cite production issues. related to the spread of COVID in China. According to the official website, the reason for the latest delay was that part of the production work had been outsourced to a Chinese company.
“Due to the new coronavirus, which is now spreading rapidly in China, we had to postpone the production of the video we ordered from a local company. In order to preserve the quality of the film, we have decided to delay the broadcast and distribution of the film. … The episode 13 broadcast and distribution schedule will be announced on the official website and official Twitter once it’s finalized.”
The latest strain of COVID infected millions of people every day during the Christmas week in China. Hospitals were overwhelmed even as the Chinese Communist Party began reopening borders and ending the unpopular lockdowns that had sparked major protests even in Beijing.
Due to the conditions in China, the Isekai Ojisan Production Committee says it is committed to the health and safety of all employees involved in the production of this anime project.
“Production will be carried out with the health and safety of everyone involved in the production of this work as a top priority. We sincerely apologize to viewers who have been looking forward to the show and to all those affected for the inconvenience and concerns caused by the repeated postponement of the show.”
Isekai Ojisan studio and staff
Although some of the video animation work was outsourced to China, the anime was primarily produced by Japanese animation studio Atelier Pontdarc. They are a relatively new animation studio and the anime Isekai Ojisan is their second production after 2021’s Do Your Best, Douki-chan (Ganbare Douki-chan).
The first season was directed by director Shigeki Kawai. Isekai Ojisan is the first time that Kawai was the main director, but he was an assistant director for Blue Exorcist Season 2 (a third Blue Exorcist anime was announced in December 2022). He has also been an episode director for popular anime such as Sword Art Online: Alicization, Darling in the FranXX, and Gate Season 2.
“I’ve spent 20 years in an isekai known as the anime industry,” said the director. “I also learned how to use different types of magic. This time I want to try to cast a spell that will make everyone smile. “Results may vary by person. Some people might burst out laughing.’”
Writer Kenta Ihara wrote the screenplays and series composition. He’s a better known name as he’s also been involved in recently popular anime like Tomodachi Game, Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2, Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Season 2, Vinland Saga Season 2, Full Dive, Cautious Hero, Trapped in a Dating Sim, and Mieruko-chan. (The anime TV series Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 is officially green lighted for production.
Kazuhiro Oota (Re:ZERO Season 2) was both the character designer and the lead animation director. Composer Kenichiro Suehiro (Shadows House Season 2, Golden Kamuy Season 4, Darwin’s Game, Fire Force Season 3, Goblin Slayer Season 2, Re:ZERO Starting Life in Another World) created the music.