Tatami Time Machine Blues anime will be streaming on Disney+ Japan

Tatami Time Machine Blues
What would you do if you could go back in time? Help a past version of yourself, or rescue the remote control to your AC? Pic credit: Science Saru.

Tatami Time Machine Blues will premiere on Japan’s Disney+ in 2022, and a theatrical film will shortly after in 2022. It’s unknown when the anime will be viewed in other countries, but there’s a good chance we’ll see it in 2023.

Tatami Time Machine Blues is the sequel to The Tatami Galaxy and the third anime adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s novels.

Tatami Time Machine Blues
Get ready to meet some new faces, and greet some old ones in Tatami Time Machine Blues. Pic credit: Science Saru

What is Tatami Time Machine Blues?

Tatami Time Machine Blues is the sequel to The Tatami Galaxy and the third anime adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s novels with the same title. The second is Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, which is set in the same universe as the Tatami novels.

All three have certain characters showing up along with a unique premise that shouldn’t be ignored. Tatami Time Machine Blues is about traveling back in time.

Not to save someone or try to make the world a better place. But to stop Ozu from ruining the only working remote for the AC!

Most details about the plot are unknown, but one of the new characters is a mysterious man from the future. Why has he come to the present, and why does the nameless protagonist has to go to the past?

What is the Tatami Galaxy?

Tatami Galaxy is about a nameless male protag trying to figure out why he’s lonely. What choice did he make wrong, and what would happen if he could change it?

The theme hits home for many fans, especially those who watch the anime. Every episode except the final two shows the protag joining a different club or circle in his college freshman year.

He usually falls in love with Akashi, who somehow always ends up in the same club as him. And Ozu always finds a way to mess with the protag.

If you’ve seen The Tatami Galaxy, you should notice something interesting about Ozu’s character design in the teaser image. Although the film will cover most of the anime, Tatami Time Machine Blues will have an exclusive episode on Disney+.

According to kadobun.jp, the Kadokawa site, Tatami Time Machine Blues will have six episodes. Kazuya Nakai will be voicing Seitaro Higuchi due to Keiji Fujiwara’s passing.

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