Tatami Time Machine Blues trailer PV 2 and new key visual released

Tatami Time Machine Blues’ picturesque characters. Pic credit: kadobun.jp

The second trailer for the upcoming Tatami Time Machine Blues anime, a sequel to The Tatami Galaxy, has been released alongside a new key visual.

The anime is set to premiere via Disney+ on September 14, 2022, with a three-week theatrical run scheduled to commence in Japan on September 30, 2022.  

Tatami Time Machine Blues is inspired by the eponymous 2020 novel written by Tomihiko Morimi, with a concept by Makoto Ueda.

The Tatami Time Machine Blues anime: what we know so far

As mentioned above, Tatami Time Machine Blues (四畳半タイムマシンブルース, Yojō-Han Time Machine Blues) is a sequel to The Tatami Galaxy and the third anime adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s novels. The novel was published 16 years after the original Tatami Galaxy novel (2020) and is inspired by Makoto Ueda’s Summer Time Machine Blues stage play.

The plot revolves around the only A/C unit in the student apartment (Shimogamoyuusui Residence) that breaks down in the middle of summer. A certain 25-year-old student travels 25 years back in time to solve the issue.

The novel combines elements of the stage play with the picturesque characters from Morimi’s novel, so it is guaranteed to be an interesting watch.

The brand-new Tatami Time Machine Blues key visual. Pic credit: kadobun.jp

Studio Science SARU is producing the anime.

The Tatami Time Machine Blues cast includes:

  • Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man) — director
  • Makoto Ueda (The Tatami Galaxy) — scriptwriter
  • Yuusuke Nakamura (The Tatami Galaxy) — original character designer
  • Nobutake Itou, Shouko Nishigaki (The Tatami Galaxy) —character designers
  • Michiru Ooshima (The Tatami Galaxy) — music composer
  • Fuminao Akai (Yurei Deco) — art director
  • Hikari Itou, Yoshihiro Sekiya (Yurei Deco) — photography directors
  • Ayaka Nakamura (Ride Your Wave) — color designer

The Tatami Time Machine Blues anime will feature the returning cast from The Tatami Galaxy, as follows:

  • Shintarou Asanuma — “Me”
  • Maaya Sakamoto — Akashi
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino —Ozu
  • Yuuko Kaida — Hanuki-san
  • Junichi Suwabe —Jougasaki-senpai
  • Setsuji Satou — Aijima-senpai

Kazuya Nakai is the new cast member; he is voicing Seitarou Higuchi (the previous voice actor Keiji Fujiwara, sadly, passed away two years ago). Actor Chikara Honda is playing Tamura-kun.

The Walt Disney Company will exclusively stream Tatami Time Machine Blues, including via Disney+ in Japan. The Disney+ version will include an original episode that won’t be shown in theaters. The anime’s theatrical compilation will receive a limited three-week run on September 30 in Japan.

According to kadobun.jp, the Kadokawa site, Tatami Time Machine Blues will have six episodes.

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