Uncle From Another World: Anime voice cast has some familiar names
Netflix Japan has just released its latest original anime series Uncle From Another World, but where do you recognise the voice cast from?
Netflix has released several new anime titles over the past few months, Vampire in the Garden, Spriggan, Bastard: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy and now, Uncle From Another World.
The latter series has just premiered on the streaming giant’s Japanese version, with international audiences set to get the series next week, the isekai comedy is an adaptation from AtelierPontdarc – the studio behind Ganbare Douki-chan from 2021.
As fans in Japan settle down to binge season 1 of the new anime series, many are recognising some of the voice cast for Uncle From Another World, but where from?
What is Uncle From Another World?
Uncle From Another World is an upcoming anime series from Studio AtelierPontdarc, adapting the original manga series by Hotondoshindeiru.
The story centres around a young man called Takafumi, whose uncle is tragically hit by a truck and spends 17 years in a coma. However, upon waking up, Takafumi’s uncle starts speaking nonsense about having just returned from another world called Gran Bahamal.
“Takafumi is lost for words, but his uncle proves his claims of being in another dimension by using some magic. Deciding to use his uncle’s powers to earn a living, and with no other relatives to call upon, Takafumi takes him in and they begin to share an apartment together.” – Uncle From Another World, via Netflix YouTube.
Whilst the two live with each other, Takafumi learns of his uncle’s adventures in this other world, but he also talks about how lonely and cruel his life in Gran Bahamal was.
“Two men of different generations work hard to be video content creators in this new and exciting otherwordly comedy set in a corner of an apartment complex!” – Uncle From Another World, via Netflix YouTube.
Uncle From Another World: Netflix release and voice cast
As revealed by Anime News Network, Uncle From Another World premiered on both the Japanese television network AT-X and via the Netflix Japan streaming platform on July 6th. The platform has since confirmed that the series will be made available in all territories on July 20th.
Almost immediately after the series made its debut, fans began sharing their opinions about the series on social media, with many posts focusing on the performances from the voice cast.
Uncle Yosuke Shibazaki is voiced by Takehito Koyasu, who is best known for portraying Zeke in Attack on Titan, Fuast from Shaman King and Roswaal Mathers from Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World.
Takafumi Takaoka is voiced by Jun Fukuyama, who fans may recognise as King from Seven Deadly Sins, Yumichika from Bleach, Ei Sei from Kingdom and Lelouch from Coe Geass.
Sumika Fujimiya is portrayed by Mikako Komatsu, who is also Maki from Jujutsu Kaisen, Aizawa from The Garden of Words and Rebecca from Edenz Zero.
Tsundere Elf, also known as Suzailgiererzegalnelvzegilreagranzelga Elga, is voiced by Haruka Tomatsu. Fans may recognise Tomatsu as Zero Two from Darling in the Franxx and Asuna from Sword Art Online.
Mabel Laybelle is brought to life by Aoi Yuki, who has previously featured as Diane in The Seven Deadly Sins, Tanya from Tanya The Sage of Tanya the Evil, Mami from Rent-A-Girlfriend and Tamaki in Fire Force.
Alicia Edelsia is voiced by Aki Toyosaki, who is most-famous for playing YunYun from KonoSuba, Kazari from A Certain Scientific Railgun and Homura from Dr Stone.
Edger is played by Kenichi Suzumura, who fans may recognise as Obanai from Demon Slayer, Rogue from Fairy Tail and Sogo from Gintama.
Raiga is voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto, who is also Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia, Inuzaka from Shikimori, Ivan from Tiger & Bunny as well as Layfon from Chrome Shelled Regios.
Finally we have Sawae who is voiced by Hisako Kanemoto, best-known for roles as Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon, Momo from The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Zenith from Mushoku Tensei and Erina from Food Wars.
Where to read the original manga series
As of July 2022, seven complete Tankobon volumes of the Uncle From Another World manga series have been published in Japan – with volume 8 set to release in August 2022.
However, only four of those volumes have since been launched in English, with volume 5 set to release on July 19th.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]