The staff for the television anime of Tomihiko Morimi‘s Tatami Time Machine Blues (Yojō-Han Time Machine Blues) novel has revealed the anime’s main cast and release details, confirming that most of the Tatami Galaxy cast will be returning for the sequel.
Fans will be happy about the streaming details.
It has been announced that the anime will exclusively stream on the Disney+ service in Japan in 2022 and that the anime will then have a theatrical compilation film version after streaming. The Disney+ version will also have an original episode that will not be shown in theaters.
The confirmed returning cast members are Shintarō Asanuma as the protagonist “I” (Watashi), Maaya Sakamoto as Akashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Ozu, Junichi Suwabe as Jōgasaki, and Yuko Kaida as Hanuki. Kazuya Nakai will voice Higuchi, replacing the character’s original voice actor, the late Keiji Fujiwara.
Tatami Time Machine Blues is a sequel to Morimi’s earlier The Tatami Galaxy (Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei) novel.
In the plot, The Tatami Galaxy protagonist’s trouble-making friend Ozu gets the student apartments’ only air conditioner remote control wet, breaking it on a certain midsummer day. The students wonder what to do about the situation for the remainder of the summer and make a plan with Akashi. An unstylish male student from 25 years in the future arrives in a time machine. The protagonist travels back in time to try to retrieve the remote control before it is broken.
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The sequel novel shipped in July 2020, 16 years after the original novel. The novel is inspired by Makoto Ueda‘s Summer Time Machine Blues stage play.
Morimi wrote the novel, and Ueda, Morimi’s friend, is credited with the original concept. The sequel novel combines elements of the stage play’s story with the characters from Morimi’s novel. Nakamura returned to illustrate the cover.
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