Most of The Tatami Galaxy’s voice cast is returning for the sequel; The anime is also a compilation of movies
It was announced for the Tatami Time Machine Blues (Yojō-Han Time Machine Blues) anime that revealed the cast and main details of the anime on Thursday.
Most of the cast is returning for the anime sequel, including Shintarō Asanuma as the main character “I” (Watashi), Maaya Sakamoto as Akashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Ozu, Junichi Suwabe as Jōgasaki, and Yuko Kaida as the voice of Hanuki. Kazuya Nakai will voice Higuchi, replacing the character’s original voice actor, the late Keiji Fujiwara.
The staff also announced that the anime will stream exclusively on the Disney+ service in Japan in 2022, and that the anime will then get a theatrical compilation film version after streaming. Disney+ will also have an original episode that will not be shown in theaters.
Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man, Space Dandy, Sonny Boy) is directing the anime at Science SARU, and Makoto Ueda is returning as the scriptwriter for The Tatami Galaxy. Yūsuke Nakamura is also returning as the character designer.
Tatami Time Machine Blues is the sequel to Morimi’s earlier novel The Tatami Galaxy (Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei). The story premieres in July 2020, 16 years after the original novel. The novel inspired by Makoto Ueda is the stage play Tatami Time Machine Blues. Morimi wrote the novel, and Ueda, Morimi’s friend, is said to have the original idea. The sequel novel combines elements of the story from the stage play with characters from Morimi’s novel. Nakamura returned to illustrate the cover.
In the story of the sequel novel, The Tatami Galaxy protagonist’s troubled friend Ozu breaks down the remote control of the student apartment’s only air conditioner, damaging it one day in the middle of summer. certain. The students wonder what to do about the situation for the rest of the summer and make a plan with Akashi. An unfashionable male student from the future 25 years old arrives in a time machine. The main character travels back in time to try to get the remote control back before it breaks.
Ohta Publishing released Morimi’s original novel in 2005, with Nakamura illustrating the cover. The novel inspired an 11-episode anime series by Masaaki Yuasa in April 2010.
HarperCollins’ publisher HarperVia will publish The Tatami Galaxy novels in English in the fall of 2022. The release will be followed by a sequel to the Tatami Time Machine Blues novels in the summer of 2023. Emily Balistrieri is in the works. translated both novels. Balistrieri previously translated Morimi’s novel Nocturnal Walking by Morimi, which inspired a 2017 anime also directed by Masaaki Yuasa on a screenplay by Ueda.
Yuasa, director of the television anime The Tatami Galaxy, co-founded Science SARU with Eunyoung Choi.