Fans of the Uncle From Another World isekai anime have reason to celebrate, as it has received its own pop-up shop that is filled with old-school Sega tribute merch thanks to pop-up producer Games Glorious, and is featured below.
Badges, stickers and pixel art acrylic stands with “American style” packaging
Hoodies, keychains and shirts with Sega game motifs
Sega x Uncle From Another World tribute shirts
The pop-up shop will be held across three Japanese cities, with the shop in Nagoya’s Sakae LOFT department store currently open until October 6. The shop will then move to Osaka’s Umeda LOFT location from October 14 to 30, and the pop-up will close at the Shinjuku LOFT location from November 17 to 30. Pop-up shop customers who purchase more than ¥2,200 of merchandise will be awarded a random postcard featuring a character from the anime, with five postcards to collect.
Based on the manga by Hotondoshindeiru, Uncle from Another World is directed by Shigeki Kawai (Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga assistant director) at studio Atelier Pontdarc, with series composition by Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil) and character designs by Kazuhiro Ota (Negima!?), who is also serving as chief animation director.
Yen Press, which publishes the manga’s official English version, describes the series as such:
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!
Netflix is currently streaming the anime adaptation worldwide.