No date has been confirmed for the fantasy turned real-life(ish) adaption of Hotondoshindeiru manga
It's usually a joyous time when your uncle wakes up from a coma after 17 years, but when they wake up with magical powers and you have to share a room with them, things can get ... a little dicey.
After announcing last month that Hotondoshindeiru's isekai comedy fantasy manga series Uncle from Another World was getting an anime adaption, the first key visual for the TV anime was released today, showing Takafumi and his uncle in the hospital room after the uncle wakes up from his coma with magical powers.
While no more information on the TV anime has been confirmed at this stage, Yen Press has licensed the manga series for English-speaking audiences, with two volumes currently out for the English release of the six Japanese volumes. Yen Press describes Uncle from Another World as such:
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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!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.