Tatami Time Machine Blues, a heartening novel by Tommihiko Morimi is stirring an anime adaptation. Noitamina anime programming block announced Fuji TV’s upcoming adaptation on their official YouTube channel. Came 16 years prior to the original novel, The Tatami Galaxy (2005), this sequel novel is inspired by Summer Time Machine Blues, a stage play by Makoto Ueda.
Tatami Time machine Blues borrows characters from its predecessor whilst incorporating elements from the stage play. Back in 2010, the original novel got its own 11-episode long anime adaptation directed by Masaaki Yuasa.
The production is steered by ScienceSARU studios while this adaptation will be directed by Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy). The staff includes scriptwriter Makoto Ueda (The Tatami Galaxy) and character designer Yusuke Nakamura. Nakamura has already presented the cover, reports ANN.
The sequel follows Ozu (a friend of the prequel’s protagonists) and Akashi. Akashi, a guy from 25 years in the future, and Ozu try to travel back in time to discover the broken air conditioner’s remote control which they can’t live without in the midsummer days.
English translated versions of both the novels will be published by HarperCollins’ HarperVia imprints. The original will hit the shelves in the fall of this year while the sequel will dock in 2022. An official release date for the anime is yet to be announced, but fans can expect it to drop around mid-2022 or early 2023.