A few days ago the original anime from CloverWorks studios, Wonder Egg Priority, or so most believed, came to an end, as the production announced that an episode will premiere on June 29 that will offer the true conclusion of the story. While much of the fans were happy about this, those who were aware of the situation could not feel relieved knowing the context that led to such a decision.
The Wonder Egg Priority production was in total chaos that was eventually discovered as a new episode aired. The first clue to this was the presence of multiple production companies on the credits.
When a large number of people or companies are involved in a project it is mainly because things are not going well, which is why the main study calls for help. Another clue was the presence of a compilation episode, which served to give the production a little more time to prepare the series. There were two situations that showed that the staff did not know what was happening:
First, Ai Ooto’s voice actress Kanata Aikawa posted an update on Twitter thanking viewers for watching the episode where “Ai visits Neiru at her house.” But the compilation chapter moved the numbering of the episodes, so Ai was confused in the description.
Second, it happened when the production team published the script for the eleventh episode, something that is done many times. However, the photo showed that it was actually from the tenth episode, showing that the compilation had not been planned.
Upon realizing this, the production removed the post and published it again, censoring the part that showed the episode number. Also, when the tenth episode aired the official site had listed four directors, however, on the broadcast the credits listed seven. However, the situation that finally began to worry fans was when Shouta Umehara, the producer of the series, appeared on television and was visibly exhausted.
In addition, on more than one occasion the Funimation platform, which was responsible for the western distribution of the project, reported that the broadcast of the day’s episode would be delayed due to a delay in the delivery of the material from Japan.
Quick note, WONDER EGG PRIORITY fans!
Due to a delay in materials delivery, episode 11 will be available at 4pm ET. pic.twitter.com/WiKgu0e7eo
– Funimation (@FUNimation) March 23, 2021
The wait for the finale is going to be a little bit longer. 😫
Due to a delay in materials delivery, WONDER EGG PRIORITY episode 12 will be available at 4pm ET. pic.twitter.com/EHru77uFdD
– Funimation (@FUNimation) March 30, 2021
It is worth mentioning that if the conjectures are not convincing, multiple photographs of the anime production team circulated on social networks, showing them working at night and sleeping in the facilities. Some others even worked through the night, continuing into the morning.
The help reportedly came in the form of entertainers hired outside of Japan, who finally began participating near the end of the series. Thus, after a whole arduous process of work, the conclusion will arrive in June, and it is not the only production that has passed or will go through a similar situation.
Wonder Egg Priority Synopsis
Following the suicide of her best and only friend, Koito Nagase, Ai Ooto faces her new reality. With nothing to live for, she follows the instructions of a mysterious entity and is forced to buy an egg, or specifically, a Wonder Egg.
By breaking the egg into a world that materializes during her dream, Ai is tasked with saving people from the adversities that come their way. In doing so, she believes that she has come one step closer to saving her best friend. With this dangerous but tempting opportunity in the palms of her hands, Ai enters a place where she must recognize the relationship between other people’s demons and her own.
As past traumas, unforgettable regrets, and innate fears are born in the strange world of Wonder Egg Priority, a young woman discovers the various inner struggles that haunt humanity and rescues her from her worst fears.