Isekai Ojisan Episode 13 release date delayed by China COVID outbreak: Uncle from Another World Episode 13 won’t return on Netflix until 2023

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The Uncle from Another World Episode 13 release date will be announced in the future. Pic credit: Studio Atelier Pontdarc

The Uncle From Another World Episode 13 release date on Netflix is being postponed indefinitely.

The 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 definitely won’t return until 2023.

The production of Isekai Ojisan anime has suffered from multiple delays due to COVID infections affecting the studio staff and other subcontractors. At first, Isekai Ojisan Episodes 5 through 7 were pushed back into August 2022, but then Isekai Ojisan Episode 8 was delayed until November 2022, which resulted in the earlier episodes being rebroadcast on Japanese TV as part of the Fall 2022 anime season.

Unfortunately, it seems that the Isekai Ojisan anime will suffer the same fate as the 86 anime and the Wonder Egg Priority anime. Both series had their respective finale episodes pushed back by months due to production delays. Those TV shows needed to wait until Japanese broadcasters had open time slots in their schedules.

Even though Isekai Ojisan is a Netflix exclusive for international streaming, Netflix is only a licensor and Japanese broadcasters AT-X and BS11 (Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation) are directly part of the anime production committee. As such, the timing of the Uncle From Another World Episode 13 release date on Netflix will also be impacted by the Japanese TV schedules.

This article provides 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 over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

The Isekai Ojisan x Sonic Frontier collab was an official collaboration project from Sega.

Why the Uncle From Another World Episode 13 release date was delayed

Studio Atelier Pontdarc and the anime production committee are citing production problems. related to the spread of COVID in China. According to the official website, the reason for the newest delay was that some of the production work had been outsourced to a Chinese company.

“Due to the new coronavirus that is now spreading rapidly in China, we have had to delay the production of the video that we had ordered from a local company. In order to maintain the quality of the film, we have decided to postpone the broadcast and distribution of the film. … The broadcast and distribution schedule for episode 13 will be announced on the official website and official Twitter as soon as it is determined.”

The newest COVID strain was infecting millions of people a day during Christmas week in China. The hospitals were being overwhelmed even as the Chinese Communist Party began to reopen borders and stop the unpopular lockdowns that had resulted in large protests even in Bejing.

Due to the conditions in China, the Isekai Ojisan Production Committee says it is committed to the health and safety of all staff involved in the production of this anime project.

“The production will be carried out with the health and safety of all staff members involved in the production of this work as our top priority. We sincerely apologize to the viewers who have been looking forward to the broadcast and to everyone concerned for the inconvenience and concern caused by the repeated postponement of the broadcast.”

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The Uncle x SEGA romance is real. Pic credit: Hotondoshindeiru

Isekai Ojisan studio and staff

Although parts of the video animation work were outsourced to China, the anime was primarily produced by the Japanese animation Studio Atelier Pontdarc. They are a relatively new animation studio and the Isekai Ojisan anime is their second production after the 2021 Do Your Best, Douki-chan (Ganbare Douki-chan).

The first season was helmed by director Shigeki Kawai. Isekai Ojisan is the first time that Kawai was the main director, but he’s been an assistant director for Blue Exorcist Season 2 (a third Blue Exorcist anime was announced in December 2022). He’s 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’ve also learned how to use several types of magic. This time I want to try to cast a spell that will make everyone smile. ‘The results may vary depending on the person. Some people might burst out in laughter.'”

Writer Kenta Ihara wrote the scripts and series composition. He’s a more recognizable name since he’s also worked on recent popular anime such as Tomodachi Game, Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Season 2Vinland Saga Season 2Full DiveCautious Hero, Trapped in a Dating Sim, and Mieruko-chan. (The Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 anime TV show is officially greenlit for production.

Kazuhiro Oota (Re:ZERO Season 2) was both the character designer and chief animation director. Composer Kenichiro Suehiro (Shadows House Season 2, Golden Kamuy Season 4, Darwin’s GameFire Force Season 3Goblin Slayer Season 2Re:ZERO Starting Life in Another World) created the music.

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