The previous installment of Isekai Ojisan reveals a transformative encounter for the protagonist Uncle. Out of nowhere, an unexpected nosebleed sets off a chain of events leading to the surfacing of an 18-year-old memory. That is the reason why fans of the series are really excited to find out what is going to happen next time in the upcoming Isekai Ojisan Chapter 52.
Uncle had completely suppressed any recollection of Sega discontinuing its hardware production. He had even erased from his mind Sega’s final home console, the iconic Dreamcast, in order to regain those lost memories. After this eye-opening discovery, Uncle sincerely apologizes to Takafumi for all those years of friendship missed.
As Uncle comes to following this revelation, the Dreamcast – Sega’s swan song console – takes on special meaning for him. Takafumi decides to introduce Uncle to the world of downloadable games, while Uncle yearns to play the Dreamcast-exclusive Sonic Adventure once more.
Having never used physical game discs before, this marks a considerable change in lifestyle for Uncle. The exact release date and platform to read the next chapter remain undisclosed for now.
Recap and Review
Chapter 51 of “Isekai Ojisan” contains a substantial time jump of 40 years. While such a passage of time might age others, Uncle still seems spirited and youthful. The main theme centers on Uncle’s distress upon learning that Sega has exited the console market completely.
The narrative flashes back four days to when Takafumi cheerily greets Uncle, saying “Good morning.” Uncle has a tumultuous past, as he recalls the confusion and shock when he initially learned about Sega withdrawing from hardware production, which caused a sudden nosebleed. Uncle struggles to remember the full details, but the Spirit of Memory quickly investigates the past.
A key plot point revolves around the iconic Dreamcast console that Sega launched to much fanfare in 2001. Due to a tragic event that transported him to another planet, Uncle cannot remember anything after that point, including his anticipation of the Dreamcast release. Uncle reveals he erased his memories of Sega ceasing console production in order to protect his dear friend Takafumi.
When Uncle’s mystical control of memory faded over time, he also completely forgot about the Dreamcast’s existence. He essentially introduces himself as a new person altogether because of this memory loss, meeting Takafumi again for the first time. Losing the chance to ever acquire and play on the coveted Dreamcast represents a missing piece of Uncle’s world.
As Takafumi shows indifference about Uncle’s vast Sega knowledge and passion, Uncle solemnly admits his personality has fundamentally changed. Though Uncle laments no longer being able to play beloved games like Sonic Adventure on original Dreamcast hardware, Takafumi optimistically suggests he can still download and play it on more modern systems.
Uncle is perplexed by the concept of downloading games after being gone for a year. Takafumi kindly offered to help get his console set up online. They discuss how Uncle is unaware of the internet, but TakaFumi believes he’ll pick it up quickly. When browsing the digital store, TakaFumi discovers Sonic Adventure available for a surprisingly low price.
In addition to his amazement at the ease of purchasing games from home, Uncle notes how Sega first debuted downloadable games in 1990 by connecting via a “Mega Modem” and charging phone download fees.
Spoilers and Expectations
Uncle clarifies that back in 1990, Sega released the first-ever games available for download. Uncle realizes that with the old system, turning off the power erased the downloaded games, forcing players to pay each time they wanted to play again.
After witnessing this antiquated setup, Uncle is grateful for the advancements made in game technology. As TakaFumi points out, players can now save their progress – demonstrating how far the gaming industry has come.
Excitedly sharing his new understanding, Uncle asserts that despite Sega’s innovations paving the way for modern systems, the company has not actually exited the console business yet in this time period.
Release Date & Where To Read
The upcoming Isekai Ojisan Chapter 52 is scheduled to be out for the fans to read on November 16, 2023.
- Central European Time: 03:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2023
- New York: 09:00 AM on Thursday, November 16, 2023
- Australian Capital Territory: 12:00 AM on Thursday, November 16, 2023
- Pacific Time: 06:00 AM on Thursday, November 16, 2023
- Eastern European Time: 03:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2023
You will be able to read the upcoming Isekai Ojisan Chapter 52 at the time and dates we have mentioned on Comic Walker.